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  1. As far as how coordinates are entered, you may want to read something about coordinate notation.... it all depends on how your recording them (the coords) most use DMS (Degrees, minutes, seconds) Coordinates are made up of 2 parts, the North/South part (you gave N 42° 29.177') and a East/West Part to give a location on earth. As an example if ywe use your example: N 42° 29.177' and pick some west coord of W080 01.000 it can be written as: Decimal degrees N42.48628° W080.01667° Degrees and decimal minutes N42° 29.177' W080° 01.000' Degrees, minutes and seconds N42° 29' 10.620'' W080° 01' 00.000'' All of these denotre the same plac eon the earth, but written different ways. As for adding / subtracting numbers to the coords, as a general rule if it's a simple puzzle then it's probably the number given divided by 1000 and then added / subtracted to the listed coords....like niraD said: N 42° 29.177' - .051 (51 / 1000) N 42° 29.126' Things start becoming more complicated when you add/subtract to the Minutes portion as it "rolls over into the degrees" at 60 (base 60) so N 42° 59.177' + 1.001 N 43° 00.178' But youll get there in time.... Try, as was suggested emailing the owners of the caches, they are usually quite helpful.... there is not much sense putting out a cache that no one is going to find.... they want you to solve it! Normally I'd suggest partnering up with another/ (other(s) caches to solve some puzzle finds first to help understand the solutions, but with covid, that may be impossible, as well as attending events where you cna learn a lot.... DD
  2. The Reverse Wherigo cartridge is used by any of the Reverse location caches, so it may have come from different cache pages, each instance having a unique copy (I think that is the question being asked) "Are these cartridges the exact same thing?"
  3. That's awesome, I didn't know it was there either!!!!
  4. There should be a found file on the GPS itself..... I know on the Oregon it's geocache_visits.txt file.... I would assume it's probably the same.... (there are two files that contain this data, there is also one called geocache_logs.xml which is no longer used and can just be deleted) On the Oregon the files are located in the Garmin directory on the GPS If only some of the caches are marked as found in this file, then only some of the caches will be seen as found... I'd try removing these two files (back them up off of the GPS if you require the data to be saved) and reboot the GPS, see if that solves the problem.
  5. Are the trig points marked as found on the site generating the GPX file? If not, then I would guess that those shown as found are marked found in your GPS and those as unfound (but you have found them) the Found file either no longer lists them, has been deleted... from your GPS.
  6. These typically use a plastic piece that is pulled out from between two metal contacts when the card is opened acting as a rudimentary switch. It would be simple enough to cut the contacts a little so they no longer make a connection and solder a wire to each to be connected by whatever you choose. The easiest being a normally closed reed switch 9so when it is in proximity to a magnet and the container is closed it is open) The use of a device triggered by light is not difficult either, but it will use up current to monitor the resistance of the light detecting device. If you chose to have it manually triggered, you could substitute a push button for the reed switch, but the user would have to hold down the momentary contact switch (normally open) for the duration of play.
  7. This came up in a 1 second google search https://en.freedownloadmanager.org/Windows-PC/Magellan-Communicator-FREE.html
  8. I remember those too.... cock, cant, look...... DD
  9. How did you do it before? Third party application (GSAK?)? DyverDown
  10. While a 9v battery may only "clip" onto the connector one way, it is quite possible to touch the terminals backwards, either inadvertently (not wearing your glasses for example) or potentially on purpose (malicious - it happens)... So I would still suggest incorporating reverse polarity protection, it's cheap insurance, especially if the device contains voltage / polarity sensitive devices (semiconductors). DyverDown
  11. I'd go with a BYO battery option and include some reverse polarity protection (cheaply done) https://www.instructables.com/id/Reverse-polarity-protection-for-your-circuit-with/ Dyverdown
  12. I guess that kinda tips the hand about Wherigo support..... That was a handy way to link the page to the cartridge with the cache page. DD
  13. I'm sure it has to do with the map zoom settings.... https://www8.garmin.com/manuals/webhelp/oregon7xx/EN-US/GUID-1B6AA18D-6555-4917-B6C2-AD03AC881B99.html or similar search
  14. If it had a log book, you could always email one of the previous finders as well and ask them what you found.... DD
  15. It could also be a cache listed on another site other than Geocaching.com Or a letterbox.....
  16. You can always place other traditional caches along the route that will be traveled to get the multi next stage or final.... Something to do / collect along the hike so to speak, and added caches for the area. DD
  17. It would be difficult to climb a tree using top rope (as the name implies, you are secured to a rope from above and belayed by another person or device), so of the two lead climbing (the first person up a route) would probably be better.... I would however, just talk to a climbing club local to you and get some experience climbing walls etc.... there really is no sport applicable strictly to tree climbing except for perhaps lumberjack. DD
  18. I don't usually comment on the starts of arguments, however.... The problem is that the solution to the question(s) HAS been posted and discussed a number of times. It is frustrating to see those who are asking for help, not do any type of research / digging or reading themselves... perhaps it is a symptom of the spoon fed society we live in. Before you ask how to do something, just type your question into the search tool and see if the question has 1. Already been asked, and 2. read what the answers were.... If you want to use the latest tools, methods and technology, then you will need to educate yourself in the use of said tools, methods and technologies. The suggestion to use GSAK is valid, but it also has a large learning curve and WILL require you doing reading and fooling around with it to understand how it works. The alternative, if to meet up with some local cachers and ask how they are doing what you want to do and see if they will help you.... Best of luck. DD
  19. My best advice is to look at a nearby cache page and compare the coordinates listed there to the ones you are entering. The format should be quite similar (ie: if you are near N43 27.155 W079 52.189, your coordinates should appear in the same format and the numbers - depending on distance from the cache you are looking at, should be "close" as well.... if yours are N53 10.100 W060 14.100 there is a big problem as this is a large distance away...) I think, given you say google brings you to the correct spot that it is probably an issue of coordinate format, or notation. Try putting you coordinates into :https://www.geocachingtoolbox.com/index.php?lang=en&page=coordinateNotation on the lower "single input field" and then use the coordinates as they are given above (second line DDM) to enter into the publication page. Hope that helps. DyverDown
  20. Have you tried typing that into Google..... 1st response: DD
  21. Maybe have a look at a published cache and see what the coordinates there look like, yours should be in a similar format, as indicated above. DD
  22. I did find thi spost that says they managed to upload a file from GSAK into a Geomate Jr.... https://spindocbob.wordpress.com/2012/01/27/have-a-geomate-jr-dont-panic/ DD
  23. Geomate Jr has been discontinued for a while now.... I have no background using one at all but did find a link to this online manual that may help... https://www.homesciencetools.com/content/reference/Geomatejr_Users_Guide.pdf I'm not sure if the Geomate Jr has USB connectivity and the ability to upload user files to it, if it does you could create you Geocaches in offline software like GSAK and then upload that to the Geomate Jr. Perhaps someone with experience using one can chime in.... DD
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