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  1. Thank you, 39 steps. I, too, had the same recalculation error on my PN-60 and your procedure worked perfectly!!!

     

    <Page>+<Menu>+<Power> for about 7 seconds through the splash screen until the blue and white WARNING screen shows up.

    Press ENTER to Continue: <ENTER>

    Arrow down one to System... and press <ENTER>

    Arrow down four to Delete all Route files and press <ENTER>

    Are you sure?: Arrow down to one to Yes and press <ENTER>

    Operation successfully completed. Press ENTER to continue: <ENTER>

    <QUIT> to return to the main System menu

    Arrow down two to Reboot and press <ENTER> to continue on your merry way.

     

    Thanks so much to all of you that posted/discussed this fix. I was having the same issue and this fixed the problem! Thanks!

  2. ok, I think I have made my decision (finally lol). I think I am going to go with the DeLorme Earthmate PN-60. Any final thoughts on this unit? I believe it meets all of the specs I was looking for (waterproof, basemaps, topo maps, ability to add a memory card, USB, paperless geocaching with entire cache descriptions and user logs for (i think?), and color display). Plus it has the 3axis compass. Final thoughts? Thanks!

  3. Thanks for everyone's comments and help. I have looked at the different models recommended to me, as well as a few others, and have a few more questions. What is the difference between the DeLorme Earthmate PN-40 and the PN-60? I would assume the PN-60 would be better since it has a higher model number, but I looked at the specs on amazon and cannot figure out the difference. The PN-60 is actually like 90 bucks cheaper, and the item description specifically talks about geocaching, whereas the PN-40 does not (the PN-40 doesn't mention paperless geocaching). I also looked at the Oreogon 450, 450T, 550, and 550t. All GPS reviews seem to have really good reviews, and some really bad reviews. I just don't know.... Any more thoughts/suggestions? Thanks again!

  4. Hello everyone. I am what I would consider an occasional geocacher (72 finds over the last 2 years). I have been using the Garmin Geko 201. It has worked very well but is obviously very basic. I am looking to purchase a new one that has the following features: waterproof, basemaps, ability to add and use topo maps, plenty of memory (or ability to add a memory card), USB, paperless geocaching (i want to be able to use pocket queries), color display, and I want to be able to read the entire cache descriptions and user logs for the cache. And I am hoping to do this for under $300 (actually under $200 would be better!). Is this possible at this price point? Any suggestions? I see that there are GPS reviews on geochcaching website, but you can only see a few at a time and there is no ability to sort the results by features. Thanks so much!!!

     

    Soulranger

  5. thank you so much for all the info, that definately helped me get a handle on how they work and their purposes. Understanding that some people treat them as baseball finatics do baseball cards, helped me make sense out of it. Again, thank you for the info.

     

    I think i got a good handle on the travel bug tags... but just to be sure, you can pretty much attach them, to any item in a cache, and they are meant to stay on that item. correct?

     

    Thanks again!

  6. thank you so much for all the info, that definately helped me get a handle on how they work and their purposes. Understanding that some people treat them as baseball finatics do baseball cards, helped me make sense out of it. Again, thank you for the info.

     

    I think i got a good handle on the travel bug tags... but just to be sure, you can pretty ,much attach them, to any item in a cache, and they are meant to stay on that item. correct?

     

    Thanks again!

  7. Hello everyone. I'm new to geocaching (just ordered a GPS so i haven't even went yet). Geocaching sounds very interesting and I can't wait to get into it. However, after reading the info on the geocaching page regarding the geocoins, I have a few questions about the coins. As I understand it, you buy the geocoins online and activate them to get them into circulation. What i'm not understanding is why one would want to spend $20 or $30 (for more rare ones), only to go put it in a cache and give it away? I like the idea of the travel bugs, but the geocoins concept eludes me. Am i missing something here? I could see spending $5 or so on one and put it in a cache, but is there a reason people spend a ton of money on some of them, just to give it away?

     

    My other questions are a little more specific.... if i were to find a geocoin in a cahce, but leave it there, i would just "discover" it, correct?

     

    What is the difference between retrieving the coin from a cache, and "grabbing" the coin?? The how to use a geocoin page seems a bit contradictory at times. It says that if someone shows you a geocoin, you would "discover" it. So would i be wrong when i said above that "discovering" a coin is what you would do if you found one in a cache but did not take it?

     

    "If the geocoin is listed as being in a cache, you will have two options: retrieve it from the cache or grab the geocoin." isn't that the same thing? I am assuming that if you actually take the coin from the cache, that you would chose retrieve it from the cache. But if you didn't take it, why would you "grab" it? I don't get the difference.

     

    "Once you log that you have either picked up a geocoin or grabbed it from somewhere else, you can drop it off in a cache. " where else would you "grab" one from?

     

    It also says that if there is no geocoins on my "log a cache page", that someone might have grabbed the geocoin from me before i was able to log it. how can someone grab it from me if i still physically have the coin in my possession??

     

    Sorry this is so long, but i just don't fully get the geocoins thing.... can someone out there explain it a little better? I would greatly appreciate it!! Thanks!!!!

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