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PeoriaBill

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  1. Is your Garmin Express working?
  2. Strange, I deleted and reloaded the software. Still no connection. Maybe it's just local. Thanks for checking. I will check for help if Garmin has a customer service site. PeoriaBill
  3. Anyone else notice that Garmin Express has been giving a message that they "can't reach their servers" for the last two days. Then the program dings/ plays an annoying list of all the devices that have updates and you can't update? Puzzled in Peoria.
  4. Nice to see everyone getting a Lab Cache. Now with this exponential growth, the tools to manage Labs will necessarily have to improve. PeoriaBill :>)
  5. Open Street Maps used to be great. I don't know what has happened, but you can't select maps like in the past. You have to minimum download a whole state/country. When you make the request the queue is incredibly long. (This request is #104839 in the queue. The delay is approximately 436.8 days.) I am just passing along something another cacher posted, but it seems to at least give you a map. Try this site: https://garmin.opentopomap.org. Good luck with your search.
  6. Thanks for posting this topic. This is good advice for new and old cachers alike.
  7. Entschuldigen sie mir, das ich hab sie auf English antwortet. Mein Deutsch is nicht so gut. If you have a 64s and are using a micro SD card, then you will have two subdirectories. In your case most likely E and F. In your F subdirectory create a GARMIN folder. Under the GARMIN folder create a GPX and a GGZ folder. Have your program send either the .gpx or .ggz folders to their respective folders. Your gps unit will now recognize the appropriate file and should function properly. Regards, PeoriaBill
  8. Hello. I believe EasyGPS plays well with the 76csx. You will need to select it from the available models in he program and send your caches. I am assuming you can run a pocket query to get the .gpx file you need. If you haven't done that, then start there with the area you want to cache. Load the .gpx file into Easygpx and send it up to the limit of your gps unit. Older gps units have a few limitations, but should be fine for most geocaching. I've found hundreds of caches with that model. Best of luck, PeoriaBill.
  9. This is a macro that is very useful. With its functionality halted by HQ it doesn't work. I like software that works whomever comes up with it. Be it HQ or someone else. At least turn it on till you have something better to replace it with!
  10. Here is how I carry my GPS units around. I use the Garmin neoprene case for the GPSMAP series while caching. I toss it in the zippered bag for travel. I use the hard case for the 66 series while traveling and use the unit 'as is' for caching. Both units have clear screen protectors. For me, I like the extra protection especially since these GPS units are not exactly cheap. Hope this helps. PeoriaBill
  11. Pulled out my old Magellan Explorist GC and had no problem using it with GSAK. It only holds 1000 caches. In GSAK you'll have to select the correct model. Did not try EasyGPS, but I believe it will also load caches to your GPS. Regards, PeoriaBill
  12. On compass page select menu, change dashboard, and select Recreational or Small Data Fields. Hope this helps.
  13. Mine kept turning off and I would have to hit the power button to get it to come back on. I turned off the power save feature and at least it doesn't annoy me with that anymore. FYI
  14. This weed works little spikes into your shoes, socks and is a real pain. I have started wearing gators and/or shoes without cloth or fabric on the sides or instep. Lots of this in the arid southwest.
  15. Excellent change. I had to move one of mine due to a new veterans monument and this would have made it much easier. CO's don't change coords too often, but when they do, this will make it simpler. PeoriaBill :>)
  16. Just a couple of points. Sounds like you've already gotten lots of advice. 1. Make sure you wait till the file is completely loaded. I have found that if you jump the gun and disconnect the gps early unpredictable things can happen. Also properly disconnect the gps from the computer and get permission to disconnect it. 2. Make sure file names contain only letters and numbers and no punctuation or spaces. Sometimes this file will not load and you get no indication this is a problem. Hope this helps.
  17. According to the specs the Etrex10 has no user memory or memory card. It does accept .gpx files but only 2000 caches as best I can determine. It also has paperless caching but no additional memory capability. Hope this helps. To load the .gpx file put it under the Garmin\GPX\subdirectory. The gps will find the .gpx file and load the caches.
  18. My opinion caches placed on a highway/busy road with no good pull off are an accident waiting to happen. Police cars with strobes/lights flashing get hit all the time. I will usually pass on these. Not sure why the CO thought this was a good idea.
  19. When you buy your GPS is almost as important as what GPS you buy. GPS prices are cyclical and will swing $100.00 or more depending on the model. Example GPSMAP 66st has a price $449 most of the time, but is priced as low as $349 at the right time. GPSMAP 64st is currently running at $249 in most ads. It was priced at $199 last holiday season. The best times for deals are of course major holidays, Black Friday, new model releases and season changes. Large outlets like Bass Pro, Cabelas, etc also have spot sales to watch. If you know exactly what you want, then with a little patience you can land a great deal. Older models of all kinds can be had on E-bay, just be sure to read the small print for condition and return policy. Good luck in your hunt for a new GPS.
  20. Check to insure you don't have an overlapping query that may not have been updated. Also, you can use the Refresh caches in GSAK to bring your database into agreement with GC.com.
  21. Which tool you choose depends on the type of caching you are doing. Casual caching, impromptu caching, dry weather, etc. are all good uses for phones. If you are in tree cover, wet weather, out for longer periods, etc you might want to use your GPSr. There are work arounds for phones that will make them more useful, but best to play to the strengths of both devices. I'm sure you will get additional advice, but since you already own a GPSR its not an issue for you.
  22. How about the 64st. I believe a sale is about to happen at Bass Pro and they will be $169.00, Has included TOPO maps and is a vetted GPS that will provide good use. Check around for the Bass Pro circular.
  23. Nov 17, 2019 Thanks for the information. I did not realize the extent of GPS66 problems. I'll buy one when it gets more stable. Feb 22, 2020 How is the quality of the GPS66 now?? Garmin could do themselves some good by releasing an update newsletter, etc. I hear nothing from them.
  24. Since it is a receiver and not a transmitter, should not be a problem. I used mine on Carnival last year and enjoyed seeing where I was in the vast blue ocean. Try checking ship speed at various times. They crank it up at night vs times when people are up and about. Also, interesting on some of the excursions when you have no idea where you are in relation to the port. Bon Voyage! PeoriaBill :>)
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