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Thomas & Dingo

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  1. I did the reverse one day trip from Tigard to Safeco Field to watch a baseball game a couple of weeks ago. I'm a die hard Twins fan. HRO has a pretty good catalog. You could read about the radios at least. Don't forget you save sales tax by making an Oregon trip. http://www.hamradio.com/ Yea I bought my Yaesu 150 from them over the internet, I was never really happy with the placement of the control knobs, fat fingers. Guess when I get my new Garmin 1450T, I will break it in by doing a road trip down to Tigard.
  2. Glad I saw this tread. This last weekend I charged and tried out my old YAESU VX-150. too bad the menu key is not working anymore. Got to go looking for another radio, I think the radio market is even more crazy than trying to find a GPS. Too bad that ham radio store is gone from seattle. No where to handle some radios anymore in the seattle area. got to buy them online. Thomas & Dingo KD7WLU
  3. I have both the mac apps listed, maccaching and geojournal, dont really like either clyde's was just to good. Ended up buying a netbook HP5101 and installing GSAK on it, now i just take it when caching.
  4. When I was doing the national map stuff while caching I wore a reflective vest like the construction guys do and carried a clipboard with the maps and cache info. Even a middle aged white guy walking around schools and such never got a second look. Who's that ?, oh never mind hes wearing a construction vest with a clipboard must be official. The few times someone actually came up and asked I told them exactly what I was doing, both the map stuff and the caching. As most here say, just tell them the truth.
  5. I have this one REI Hike Shock Light Staff. adj shock, collapse able and the blunt tip hides a wicked point.
  6. Geojournal has problems with Leopard, the database gets corrupt then your out of luck, had the problem myself and there are some posts on the web about it also. So far maccaching is working fine.
  7. Good job with the Fake Rock instructions, I did this same thing to hide my Honda generator when camping in the woods, looks like a huge rock boulder or a dump from a dino. camo'd the extension cord also. People used to come by and watch the movies I showed on my digital projector and 60inch screen and would wander around trying to find the generator, you could not hear this thing at all, had small computer fans in the rock hooked up to heat sensors. Looked crazy but worked outstanding. Working on a cache version for one of my existing caches.
  8. Use PowerX for awhile, but lately I have been using plain AA batts from Costco (in bulk).
  9. Not a bad idea for a program, but the latest version does not work, run time error. Used the older version and when I selected a cache and loaded a map, I got the map and 2 other websites also (ad sites) kind of lame, I closed Firefox and tried another cache and this time got the map and 4 other web sites, 3 of which were 404 errors, did not want to try for a third cache map. Still needs some work, but a nice start.
  10. My Ride 98 Grand CHerokee, at Baldy Mt. Aug 2 2003. Jeeps Unlimited sticker on the back and a transparent white Geochaching logo sticker on drivers side rear windows
  11. Well not while Geocaching, but I was out hiking with some friends by Big Beaver (yes thats the name of the river) i was ahead of my buds, came around the bend of the trail and at the horse camp there were 2 women naked sunning themselves. The 2 sunning looked at me as I walked up, said "Hi nice day out huh", I looked down at them and said "well its gotten much better now, btw theres some other people comming up behind me" they got dressed and that was the end of that
  12. I use GPXView myself, I wish they would add the option to add comments to the cache page, so I can log my visits. So still have to carry a small note book. Not quite paperless (yea I know I could add a note to the ipaq) Just would like it in one program. Now if Clyde would make a ipaq version of GSAK - wow
  13. Actually Logscaler you are not derailing the post, Everybody else has. Nice to see that the Police are more aware now that not every black container under a bush is a bomb. BTW did anybody see that putt by Tiger, never thought it would go in. (note: this is only a partial derail).
  14. Count me in, I always take my PDA iPaq 5555 and my laptop when caching. Be surprised how many open wlans you find.
  15. Trying to remember the name of the program, it eludes me right now. but you ran it on your pc, told it to look in a directory for .GPX files and it created a sub directory that had the GPX files converted in a HTML index file and all the caches as HTML files. Used this on my handheld before i found GPXView. You then just used IE to view the cache pages.
  16. Yea I have noticed that the buttons on my 2 year old Plat. are also getting touchy, they required a very firm press sometimes. Just saw some new Magellens, mmmm. yea I think my Plat may need to be replaced soon
  17. Snow ?. Were the heck are you ?. Nothing but Rain here, Seattle. WA
  18. Its 0815 and Q13 is about to do a news story about Geocaching in the Nortwest. Maybe someone on there reads the newspaper (PI).
  19. Great article. I really like the Frog as a cache. That would be great here in Washington State. Another Jeeper / Cacher. 98 Grand
  20. Dang, my Tivo crapped out on me. Did not record the show. Oh well.
  21. I set my Tivo to record that tonight, if its any good i will move it to my computer and upload it to a website to be available for downloading.
  22. Happy Birthday !. Thats pretty cool how everybody played along.
  23. Go right ahead. Most will be more than happy to help you out further, or even meet you there for some hands on hinting. Some micros can drive you nuts.
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