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  1. Wow, awesome coin!! Congrats to all that have received one.
  2. Wow, that's a beautiful coin. Congrats to everyone who received one
  3. Wow Snoogans .. those are amazing I'd love to find some of those types of sig items. Awesome.
  4. First and only mystery coin .. so far Name of Mystery Geocoin: Geocache Bandit Method Obtained: Mail
  5. congrats to all of those who have recieved such a beautiful coin. Gotta love those mystery coins.
  6. Hi Keno: I have the same gps as you (Legend HCx), great unit btw. Your gps came with a usb cable to connect the gps to your computer. This is used to update the software on your gps when it's available and also to load geocaches to your gps. First you'll need to load the usb drivers on your computer so it can communicate with the gps. You can find the drivers and gps unit software here: http://www8.garmin.com/support/collection....ct=010-00629-00 Once the usb drivers have been installed you can then connect the gps device to the usb cable attached to your computer. Fire up the geocaching.com website and find geocaches near you. Once you find caches near you that you would like to load to your gps, you can click the "send to gps" button on the cache website. A popup message will appear on the page and will show when the device (gps) is detected. Once you see your gps device in the popup message, click the write button. Easy as that. If you like to manually mark a location, press and hold the click/toggle stick on the front of your gps. You should see a message asking if you would like to mark this location (or something to that effect). This will be the co-ordinates of where you are actually located now. You can then modify the co-ordinates for another location if you like. To do this, move your cursor over the waypoint marker you just created and then press enter. You should see the icon for the waypoint you created, the waypoint name and the co-ordintates plus some other information concerning the waypoint. If you move the toggle/click stick up you can highlight different parts of the waypoint information. Move it to the actual co-ordinates, then press enter. You are now able to edit the co-ordinates to whatever new co-ordinates you want. When you are happy with what you just edited, click save/ok. You have now updated the co-ordinates from your original location to your new co-ordinates. This is very helpful when working on a multi-cache that sends you to several different locations before finding the actual cache. Hopefully this helps you understand adding/editing co-ordinates on your gps device.
  7. You can add both maps to your GPSr, however, you can only view one map at a time.
  8. Been using the Legend HCx for almost a year now. It's been fantastic for me. Great accuracy even under tree cover, no problems yet with the rubber gasket, awesome battery life and tons of fun. I'm super happy with my Garmin.
  9. Worked like a charm. I now have NA City Navigator & Topo Canada loaded on the gps and can switch between maps as needed. Thanks again for the help.
  10. Shouldn't be a problem. I'm using North America Metroguide, North America City Navigator 2009 NT & Topo Canada on my computer with Vista home basic and no problems whatsoever.
  11. That's exactly the info I was looking for. I only need to view one map at a time, but having the ability to switch between City Navigator & Topo will be great. Good karma coming your way Red90. Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions.
  12. Hi Red90, thanks so much for your reply. So let me get this straight. If I open Mapsource, select City Navigator from the dropdown menu, select the tiles/segments I want, then select Topo from the dropdown, again select the tiles/segments I want, I can send it all to the gps at once? If so, will the map setup on my GPSr show both maps? Topo Canada & City Navigator as well as the basemap? That would be soooo cool. Oh ya, I've seen the Ibycus maps here on Groundspeak and I'm sure they're great, it's just that I'm still on dialup sooooo .. I'd be months getting it downloaded. . Thanks for the help though. I'll be trying your suggestion tonight when I get home to see if I can load both maps at once.
  13. Hi all, I have a Garmin Etrex Legend HCx with a micro sd card installed. Previously I have been using Topo Canada V2 maps on the GPSr which I like when I'm out in the woods. I've just acquired North America City Navigator 2009 NT which I can load to the GPSr and it works fine. However, I can't seem to be able to load both maps? It's not that I'm out of space on the micro sd card, or anywhere near the map segment limits as I'm not installing the complete set of maps. It's just that everytime I install a mapset it seems to wipe away the other mapset. Lets say I have Topo Canada installed to my GPSr, then I decide to install City Navigator for my area, when I go into the main menu, setup, map setup, I only see the basemap and City Navigator. If I then reinstall Topo Canada and go into the menu, setup, map setup, I can only see the basemap and Topo Canada? Is it possible to have both maps installed so I can switch between maps as needed? If so, can someone please let me know how?
  14. OMG have I got a permanent smile on tonight. When I got home from work tonight I checked my mailbox and holy crap, check out the nice stamp on this black bubble envelope. Hmmmm .. GEO_BANDIT .. that's a cool stamp. Then my mind starts racing .. oh geez, could it be that someone sent me a geocoin? I pull open the envelope and the grin just goes from ear to ear. I've just been roped in by the Geo_Bandit Geocoin, provider of smiles all over the world. Not just a geocoin .. a beautiful mystery coin # 145 to boot. It's friggin amazing at the timing. Our family was all sick with the flu this past Thanksgiving weekend here in Nova Scotia. We didnt' even get to have our big meal, just too darn sick. We were all feeling kinda down that we missed our normal tradition of turkey day, especially the kids. Geo_Bandit .. whoever you are, I sure hope you you know how much this is truley appreciated. Thank You.
  15. Never in my wildest dreams did I expect to find a mystery coin in my mailbox today, but lo and behold. I have been roped in by the Geo_Bandit Geocoin. OMG what a beautiful coin, the detail in the bandits mask is amazing to say the least. Thank you, thank you, thank you Geo_Bandit !!! You sure are the Provider of Smiles. I feel like a kid on Christmas morning.
  16. Wow, how nice of you. Thanks for the cointest. Unfortunately I've never seen a mystery coin let alone own one
  17. Guess I look at the addiction a little differently. I usually inform a couple family members whenever I'm going caching just for safety purposes. That way someone usually knows the general location where I plan to go caching, just in case I don't arrive back when I should have. Other than that, I just try to be discreet when muggles are present
  18. Sent pm to mousekakat for an invite. Many thanks. TY for the invite Naomi. Had no problems adding my info
  19. If you haven't already downloaded the usb drivers for your garmin product, you can download them here: hxxp://www8.garmin.com/support/blosp.jsp (change to http as I wasn't sure if we're allowed live links) On the page that loads, click the link for the model you have, look towards the bottom of the page and you'll see where to download the usb drivers. Click this link and select save when the box pops up. Save them somewhere you can easily find them. Once it's downloaded, run the exe file to install the drivers. Next time you connect the garmin device it should now see it properly and load the drivers for you. You may need to install the communicator plugin again though. Hope this helps.
  20. If you happen to be using Windows Vista on your computer, you may need administrator priviledges to install the plugin. Just a thought.
  21. You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who'll decide where to go. From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere. I'm afraid sometimes you'll play lonely games too, games you can't win because you'll play against you. The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go And will you succeed? Yes! You will indeed!(98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed). And the turtles, of course... All the turtles are free As turtles and, maybe, all creatures should be.
  22. ummm.. kinda confused as to what you're saying in the first part of your reply? as to whether you think it was ok or not? at any rate, I did log a note on my cache listing that we picked up the coin so others would not make the long hike just for the sake of the coin
  23. It's a gold South West Nova Scotia geocoin (beautiful). Can be seen here: http://3geeks.ca/index.php?option=com_cont...3&Itemid=34
  24. thanks for all of the replies, yes we did trade up and actually restocked our cache with all kinds of new goodies for future cachers.
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