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  1. Hi Jeff, If you are out of the city using a Ht then a 1/4 wave should be your minimum antenna. http://www.14er.org/gain.php I own a VX-7R and it has done well for me. If you plan on getting into APRS I would consider buying a HT with TNC and even perhaps GPS capabilities: http://www.yaesu.com/indexvs.cfm?cmd=DisplayProducts&ProdCatID=111&encProdID=64C913CDBC183621AAA39980149EA8C6&DivisionID=65&isArchived=0 You can check out APRS here: http://aprs.fi/ (Adj the map to your area) Good luck, Eric/n0wae
  2. May 29 by Didn't Sign Log (2179 found) Very nice area for a Multi cache, we enjoyed this cache until the final stage where a 3+ foot bull snake was guarding the cache with a series malfunction. We never got the snake to leave the cache as it's a good place to hide out so we didn't get to stamped the log. dadgum Snake won this time.
  3. Thanks for the good and fast work! GSAK 6.6.5 build 20 is working again!
  4. Oh, man I can't type! The file name was 2924707.zip Looks like SQ has the link to the problem and the fix is being worked on. Thanks for the replies!
  5. My PQ is a gpx file but says its not and won't load into GSAK. I guess I won't be caching today. Error message: "C/Program files/GSAK/temp/zip.gpx is not a valid gpx/loc file"
  6. A few years back we were doing some 4WD caches when we decided to explore a side road. We quickly changed our mind:
  7. Yes, Thanks for the pictures! I did notice one pic missing though... How about jeep parking on the China Wall trip? You know....that big bolder. We like TRR parking!!!
  8. OK Team Red Rubicon... We know you have cool pictures from recent trips to China Wall and Moab. Out with them or we will take your red jeeps away from you!!!
  9. Oops forgot one... Too bad there wasn't a cache here to find:
  10. A cache is in a park owned by this church: This sign is the best I've seen:
  11. I walked by this cute sign just outside the private property: Another large town: Cache sign:
  12. I emailed this cacher in case it was a mistake. No reply and he's been on line since. Very Sad.
  13. n0wae

    Feature Request

    I've e-mailed this error report to Clyde and Garmin before. I believe GSAK has been improved on since then. Garmin on the other hand told me to delete and reload my Garmin program. I've done my part by reporting the issue to everyone again. I just feel sorry for the Geocachers out there that don't read the forums and haven't a clue of what is wrong with their failed import.
  14. n0wae

    Feature Request

    Thanks for the replies. This seems to be a re-occurring problem that I've dealt with before. Glad Groundspeak is aware of the problem. I too like the idea of locking down the code to limit the cache date input to within a window that won't cause other programs to crash. Thanks, n0wae
  15. n0wae

    Feature Request

    Hello, Lately my Garmin nRoute program has been crashing when I try to import my PQ. I traced the problem to GC1K8ZM with a cache Hidden date of 12/31/1901. Apparently the year is causing problems with nRoute. I've e-mailed the cache owner and asked for the mistake to be corrected. Would it be possible for the on-line cache report form to limit the dates entered to ovoid this problem?
  16. Welcome again from the n0wae team. Yep, hiking, jeepin, camping & Haming... we do it all. I have a cache on a 14er that you can jeep and hike to. Make sure you check out the bookmarks on the cache page for other 14er and jeeping caches.
  17. Just read this disturbing thread. It's a shame FS can't find something more wholesome and constructive to do with his spare time. Some of todays youth are a real disappointment in so many ways. A few wise sayings popped into my head as I waded through the intolerant foul language: Live and let live The definition of the word "profanity" is: The attempt of a feeble mind to express itself forcibly. Hire a teenager... while they still know everything! Great minds talk about ideas Average minds talk about events Small minds talk about other people
  18. n0wae

    APRS Uses

    Well it looks like some of the new HTs are being sold. Here are the first eham reviews. If you have a fast Internet connection you can download this informative 6.92meg VX-8R brochure. It shows pictures of the two ways the GPS module can be mounted on the HT as well as screen APRS shots. The blue tooth option looks pretty cool too! I wonder if they will take my VX-7Rs as trade ins!
  19. n0wae

    APRS Uses

    Here is a link to some info on a VX8R My guess would be that the built in GPS option would only be an all in one package APRS HT. (cool!) The built in GPS module's (non-screen) purpose would be only to output NMEA data to the built in TNC. With the kenwood HT or even the D700 (I own two of them) you have to plug a separate GPS unit into the transceiver. Not a big deal in a car but kinda cumbersome hiking. I also own two VX7R's but they don't even have the built in TNC. The VX8R would be my choice if I was serious about APRS while hiking. 73, Eric
  20. That one happens all the time, and sees pretty legit. At least he went out and found it again. A lot of people just back date their logs when they create an account, which still is reasonable, but he went one step beyond! Good for him! His honesty is indeed refreashing!
  21. Well the sewage could be coming from this two-seater!
  22. Team Red Rubicon had an adventure this weekend to the top of "Nugget Hill" via the dreaded Rowena route that has a 4WD obstacle called "The Rock". (Not for the faint of heart!) All went well and the team enjoyed lunch on the top of Nugget Hill and explored interesting mine ruins in the area. Hopefully other members will share some more pictures. After the run we all had dinner at the Mill Site Inn. Rocketman picked up the tab! (Thank you!) Nugget Hill Trail: Team Red Rubicon above "The Rock" n0wae & Zoltig on "The Rock" 4WD obsticle: An interesting mine door at a mine site:
  23. (Brain and Seeker are a puzzle caching 'team') (1) The out-of-state cacher (Brain) solves the puzzle. (2) The in-state cacher (Seeker) finds the cache. (by himself) (3) Both get a !!!
  24. You can use your GPS to convert the numbers for you: 1. Set your GPS datum and format to match the datum & format of the waypoint you want to convert. 2. Make a new waypoint and then edit it to match the origional you want to convert and save. 3. Set your GPS to the new datum and format you want to convert to. 4. Look at the waypoint you saved. (It was converted to the new datum & format)
  25. Yep, numbers don't mean much any more.
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