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  1. Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3...is this mic on?
  2. Let me know what you have available, unactivated, with asking price (please include shipping to 32127, Florida USA). Thanks, fegan
  3. Wow! That event you mentioned (http://coord.info/GC3Q2YF) had over 8,100 "Attended" logs...that baby should have gone Mega! Wait a minute...most of them are BOGUS!! Who says caching isn't all about the numbers? Certainly not those folks!
  4. I've done that with a cartridge I built using the default builder from the Wherigo.com website. I created a numeric variable initialized to a value of 0, test the value of that variable before picking up an item (if it's less than the max pick up item, if not then don't pick up the item), when an item is picked up increment the variable by 1, if an item is dropped/used during play then decrement the variable by 1. I'm not sure of the exact steps to do that in URWIGO, but I think understanding the logic is a huge help...eh? Good luck!
  5. Seems I can't get the installer to run correctly. I'm running Windows XP SP3 and have .NET Framework 3.5 SP1. The only thing I can think of is I'm running Windows under VMware on a Mac...should that matter? Here is the error information: Below is a summary of the errors, details of these errors are listed later in the log. * Activation of http://apps.yourself.cz/Urwigo/Urwigo.application resulted in exception. Following failure messages were detected: + Exception occurred loading manifest from file Urwigo.exe: the manifest may not be valid or the file could not be opened. + File Urwigo.exe is not a valid Portable Executable (PE) file. + PE file does not have enough data. Following errors were detected during this operation. * [10/20/2012 8:30:55 PM] System.Deployment.Application.InvalidDeploymentException (ManifestLoad) - Exception occurred loading manifest from file Urwigo.exe: the manifest may not be valid or the file could not be opened. - Source: System.Deployment I have attached the full details if you need more than I summarized above. Thanks, Forrest (fegan)
  6. I'm still using City Navigator 2008 on my GPS, purchased back in February 2008, still works great...you don't HAVE to purchase updates.
  7. My iPhone 3G just crossed the 3 year mark a few weeks ago...still going strong. Dropped it plenty of times, too. And it's only had a ZAGG on the screen and a cheap silicon case to cover the sides and back. I always have mine with me when I go caching...even used it to find a few (very few). If I know I'm going to be on the water (e.g kayak) I put it in a waterproof dry box...that way I can have it with me if I need it in an emergency. While I do understand most modern technology tends to be on the delicate side (to build them rugged would drive up the cost) it looks like I've been lucky. I'm a firm believer in using a dedicated GPS to find caches...not a smart phone. Although they 'can' be used as a GPS for locating caches, they weren't designed with that in mind...why risk it? To the OP...I'm glad you picked up that phone and got it back to the owner...bravo!
  8. Been there...done that. Thanks for sharing!
  9. Really like this version a lot...great job!!
  10. I think I remember somebody posting a link to a download of those 'original' geocaches that shipped with the Magellan GC. However, I do agree with the others that you really should learn to use Pocket Queries to get caches near you, or where you're planning to vacation.
  11. Honestly, as a long-time Colorado 400t owner, if you've used an Oregon 200 or Magellan Explorist GC then the 60 (although very accurate) will never live up to the ease of use as far as paperless caching goes. It was designed long before paperless caching gained popularity and although a few macros can load much of the info, it's like comparing apples and oranges. I would suggest, since you had the Oregon, dumping the 60 and going with another Oregon or (if you're on a real budget) a Dakota. Can't speak to the 'Android' side of things since I'm an iPhone guy. I don't use it for finding caches, but I do load my PQs on it to look at maps and generate my field notes. Good luck!
  12. fegan

    Garmin 400T

    200 GPX files and/or 2,000 Geocaches Whichever limit you hit first, you're done. So, if you load them one-by-one from cache pages you'll only get 200. If you load via a couple of PQs you can have up to 2,000. Read the wiki http://garminoregon.wikispaces.com/ here's the section on Geocaching http://garminoregon.wikispaces.com/Geocaching
  13. Which 'app' are you using?
  14. Almost right: a) 20 most recent logs...includes your logs your logs for all caches you've found c) 5 most recent logs...includes your logs Bottom line, you always get your own logs regardless of which method you use.
  15. When you say 'general GPS' what I think you real mean is an automotive GPS that offers turn-by-turn directions...because, to me, a general GPS would be one that tells me where I am and gives me an arrow pointing toward where I would like to go and tells me how far it is (often referred to as 'crow flies' directions)...but you mentioned taking a road trip. For a road trip you would want turn-by-turn driving directions typically given by automotive GPS devices (e.g. TomTom, Garmin Nuvi, etc) and although those units can be less expensive than a handheld GPS they aren't as rugged (drop them in a puddle or onto some rocks and you'll see what I mean) nor do they typically take standard batteries with a reasonable life (e.g. most handheld GPS devices take AA batteries which last all day...while most auto GPS units use a rechargeable that can't be replaced without disassembling the GPS and they only last a few hours when removed from the car). A price range would help for suggestions. Since the Explorist GC is a paperless GPS, I'll take a stab at it and would suggest something like a Garmin Dakota 20, Oregon 450 or GPS MAP 62...there are free turn-by-turn maps available for all of these devices, or you could purchase City Navigator from Garmin to get turn-by-turn directions. I have used both and they both work well...the difference with paying for City Navigator is you get lots of Points of Interest (POIs) so you can find food, gas, lodging, etc while traveling...the free maps have little, if any, POIs.
  16. No turn-by-turn directions...the maps do not have routing information and there is no option to upgrade the maps at this time.
  17. Get GSAK and there is a FindStatGen macro you can install which will do that. See my profile, there's a Florida map which shows the counties I have cached in...that what you're looking for?
  18. fegan

    Garmin 450

    Since you're a Premium Member, you should use Pocket Queries to load your GPS. Each PQ can have up to 1,000 geocaches...so 5 PQs = 5,000 geocaches, the limit of your particular GPS. If you're loading them one-by-one from the cache pages you're limited to 200 GPX files, or 200 geocaches.
  19. It's a bit time consuming and chews up a lot of HD space...but you could always get USGS High Resolution Orthoimagery for FREE and spend the time geo-referencing it yourself.
  20. No. The maps aren't routable and there's no option to load routable maps.
  21. What software do you use to get pocket queries with all of the ancillary data to transfer to the 450? I have been using an iPhone and would like to get the same information that is from geocaching.com on the iphone, on to the garmin 450. No additional software is required. You're a Premium member. Create a PQ (Pocket Query), download it to your computer, double-click the ZIP file to open it, then copy the GPX files to the \Garmin\GPX folder of your GPS and you're ready to Rock n Roll!!
  22. fegan

    Oregon 550

    Remove the GPX file(s) which contain the caches you would like to remove. The GPX file(s) are in the \Garmin\GPX folder on your GPS. If you used a PQ (PocketQuery) to load it, and that PQ is configured to NOT include your finds, you can re-run that PQ and just write over the file on your GPS. If you loaded caches one-by-one, using [send to GPS], then you need to delete the individual GPX files (very time consuming...that's why you are better off loading caches with a PQ).
  23. fegan

    do you lanyard?

    I use one of these lanyards on my Garmin Colorado: This way, my GPS remains attached to me...but being longer than a typical carabiner I can get my GPS further from my hip so I can easily read it without having to remove it at every cache. As a hobby, I make these (as well as survival bracelets, keychains, water bottle carriers, etc.) myself and offer them to our local geocachers for just a little more than the material costs...it's not a big money maker for me (I earn about $1/hour for the lanyards, about $3/hour for a bracelet or water bottle carrier, when you consider how long it takes to make one...way below minimum wage)...but I also have them available through our local geocaching store with profits going back into the association for expenses associated with events/prizes. The paracord is available in a rainbow of colors (solid, neon, multi, camo, reflective, glow-in-the-dark) from a variety of sources. If you don't want to take the time to purchase materials and learn to make them yourself, they're available from the Space Coast Geocachers through their Facebook page.
  24. What?! Some of the coolest caches are disappearing!!! APE...gone! The 4 Corners virtual...gone! My bucket list is getting shorter and shorter.
  25. eTrex - NO Android - YES (unfortunately, I'm on iPhone and don't know the name of the Android app for Wherigo)
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