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Blue Canary

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  1. It may be a related problem that occasionally the map quits loading on the screen. It's like you scroll off the maps with nothing but white showing as you drive. This problem happens at the same spots around the state. If you turn around the map will scroll back on. Turning the unit off and on gets it going again.

  2. Map set is North America lower 48 NT2011.31

    Occurs just about anytime you are navigating to the next cache,

    I've been in the settings menu where supposedly you can tell it what to avoid or not and chose distance or time.

    GPS software is up to date (and problems started several software updates ago).

  3. I'm having problems with the routing on my Garmin GPSmap 62st not wanting to take the shortest distance. I am unable to find a way to reset it. If there is a four lane road anywhere within 30 miles, it wants to use it. I have been within a mile of a destination that was on the road I was on and it wanted to make a 52 mile detour. Changing to cycling, motorcycles, tour cycling, mountain biking, hiking, or any of the other choices doesn't help.


    Anybody have any suggestions or instructions. Life was a lot easier when the only choices were shortest or quickest.

  4. Using Basecamp, I loaded an aerial map and updated the software on my Garmin GPSMAP 62st.

    Now when I power up, the setup goes through a couple of sections, then the screen goes gray with lines across it before fading completely out.


    Batteries good and changed. Same results with power cable and USB cable.


    Basecamp no longer recognizes it.


    Garmin support not available on weekend and email support will reply "within 3 days".


    Anybody have any ideas on a workaround. I need it tomorrow morning.

  5. Well almost half of the coins I have released have been geosnatched. Defacing the coins hasn't stopped it. If someone wants that particular coin, apparently they will take it regardless of its condition. I've even had someone release poker chips with the tracking number of the coin they stole so the unknowing would move it away from the scene of the crime.

  6. I just had someone contact me that had "retrieved" one of my geocoins. It seems that someone visited a cache in the Texas panhandle, took 7 geocoins, and replaced them with 7 poker chips with facsimiles of the geocoins attached, each in its own zip lock bag. Has anyone else heard of similar occurrences. Here is a link to the photo of the fakes. missing coins

  7. Well you found nine caches and had the exact copy and paste log in each one except for one.


    April 22 by Pat in Louisiana (166 found)

    Squirt and I found this one on the way home to Baton Rouge

    TN LN SL


    Cache full of JUNK!


    You are certainly entitled to your opinions, but it is my experience that most caches start out well stocked and degrade because other cachers either take and don't leave or leave the "junk" you describe.

    A polite note to the cache owner would probably be better than yelling at them in public. And posting in capital letters is considered yelling.


    Just be glad that most of these geocachers you have fussed at don't go around deleting logs that they don't agree with like some in another nearby state.


    OK, I'm off my soapbox.

  8. The 16 mile limit makes the map almost useless in the most the areas I cache in. I guess it makes sense in an urban enviroment, but not in a rural one. There are places in the state where caches are 30 miles apart.

  9. You have to wonder about some folks. When I offered my geocoin for sale, very few actually sold so I had to "eat" the difference. Since I have been releasing them in the wild I am almost at the point where more have been stolen than sold. Geosnatching is not a very good image for the geocaching community, but apparently becoming one that fits a large portion.

  10. Copy of Email I got today




    You are receiving this email because you have current coin designs under production with The Geocoin Club, LLC owners/operators of The Geocoin Store or have worked with us on projects in the past. I had been attempting to make this communication personally one by one, but it turns out it is not feasible for me to do that in the time I think it is prudent to provide this update. If this is repetitive for you, please ignore this email.


    Recently it has come to our attention that our policy relating to maintaining samples of customer work was not well understood by some of our clients. It is common practice among all vendors of Geocoins/Challenge Coins/Pins/Etc. to maintain a set of each coin produced. For us, this set is limited to no more than 15 copies and is used for portfolio purposes only. We will be clarifying our published artwork acceptance policy to reflect this, but wanted to contact each past customer.


    There has also been an instance of some of our samples being listed on an individual's trading list. That individual is a partner of our company, had no ill intentions, and suspended the practice immediately after being advised that it was not consistent with our intended use of these samples. Only coins of 14 of our over 150 customers appeared on the list at all, however ALL have been removed. We have confirmed that no samples of personal coins had been traded, no customers receiving this message have been affected by the trading and all of your coins have been removed from this list. We apologize for any frustration or dissatisfaction you may have experienced because of this. If you would like to discuss or inquire further, I will be happy to answer any questions you might have by email. Rest assured, the situation has been addressed.


    In light of these recent events, I wanted to contact each customer to re-iterate our samples policy and to assure each of you that while your coins may have temporarily appeared on this list, none were released and the practice has been suspended. We commit that we will NEVER distribute samples of your coins without your prior permission to do so. We do, however, reserve the right to maintain these samples for our portfolio use. They are very important for us to use for future work and to display representations of previous product. If you have any additional concerns, please contact me directly to discuss.


    Thank you for your past business and we hope you will continue to think of us now and into 2007 as you may consider additional coin projects.



    Mike Wunderlich

    The Geocoin Store / The Geocoin Club




  11. Well max zoom on MY GPS still drops the railroads off the screen if you zoom further out than .3 miles.


    I know how to change the flags to dots. But when I download something from mapsource to the GPS, I would like the icons chosen while using Mapsource to stay the same. It would with my old GPS. With the new one it doesn't and it is time consuming if I have 40 or 50 waypoints to have to go back and manually change each one.


    On the 76CX the parks are NOT shaded. I would like them to be as on the other GPS.


    The CX does not have the calibrated compass. That is on the CSX.


    I have the correct course pointer selected.


    Declutter does not effect the contours.


    So if I haven't selected the proper settings, and I have read and reread the book, someone tell me what sequence of buttons from which screen I need to go to get this solved.

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