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  1. What email provider are you using? Many block emails from Groundspeak.


    Try GMail.


    I get all other kinds of email from Groundspeak. And in the past when trying to use pocket queries I have managed to get an attachement sent eventually but could not open it, it was like there was nothing in the file if I recall correctly.


    It was so long ago though I forget exactly what went wrong at the time. Everytime I try to use it I run into another snag.


    Maybe I just don't understand how it works. I selected today, run once, so when am I going to know if it worked or not



    eta: oooo! ooo! I just got an email!!!! maybe it worked this time! Lets see!

  2. Are you saying ....


    1. That you submitted the Pocket Query and it is NOT showing as being GENERATED on the Pocket Query page?

    If so, did you select a DAY for it to run?




    2. That the Pocket Query was generated, but you didn't receive the email?

    If so, what email provider are you using? Some have been known to block/throttle emails from Groundspeak. Try GMail.




    3. That you are receiving the Pocket Query email but that it's returning any results and there is not file ATTACHED to the email.

    If so, make sure that you aren't choosing options that are mutually exclusive such as "that I own and that I don't own".


    Check this out for more information. http://www.markwell.us/pq.htm

    I submitted it and had not recieved an email, I choose today as the day for it to be generated. I have no mutually exclusive options. When I hit "submit information" all I can do is go to the link where the caches I want are, but they are not in a file, they are just pages of caches I can download a few at a time. But the fact that the caches I want are displayed - indicates I did it right, but I'm not getting a file to unzip.


    I don't really want an email a week, I want one file sent to me, or one link that I can download the file. I only go once a year, I only need it when I need it.

  3. I have defined my pocket query, hot springs NC. I go there on vacation about once a year, I do not need to get weekly updates. I am going tommorrow, I just want 500 caches near hot springs.


    so I select all the appropriate fields and I get . . . nothing. I selected today as the day of the week and still have gotten nothing. There is a link to the query, and I can hand select each of the 500 caches, (or select "all" on each page and save separatlly) but I can't get just one file sent to me one time, at the time of my choosing.


    I guess I will just be surprized if I get the file.


    I am a premium member for this feature and cannot get it to work.


    I haz the dum. :(

  4. I am fixing to go to the mountains and want to put a bunch of caches in my vista. I would rather not have them there when I am back. I am planning to back up the geocaches to a file, then delete all waypoints from my gps when I come back. I can then reload the ones that I want, and I will have the vacation ones saved for when I go back.


    Does that sound like a plan?


    I have a premium membership but have not been able to do the pocket query thing for some reason. It's been awhile since I have tried but if I recall correctlly, I was getting file errors.

  5. Hi greysquirrel!! I live in Sav GA but have a friend that lives in hendersonville, so we usually try and find some caches when we visit. There are a lot there, from easy parking lot grabs, to ones at parks that take a longer hike to find!


    I love it there and envy you for living there! We will be visiting hot springs in a few weeks. I have a travel bug I need to drop off so I'm going to do that.




    Just sayin' hi!

  6. I almost purchased some maps but was shown the free map solution at gpsdepot.com. I have three loaded, the SE one, the GA one and the NC one! The se one seems to be the best for now, it has legiable street names and stuff. I think the others will be good when I go to the mountains. It's pretty neat that I can just choose between them on whim!

  7. I have a factory refurbished vistahcx that I really love. Also have the venture which is less expensive and very useable. YOu can't put large maps on it, mine has no maps at all.


    I just put the free gpsdepot maps on my vista and love it!


    Be aware that trip meters, all of them, are prone to inaccuracies. I read where people get really discouraged with a particular model, yet don't understand how to be aware of and get around those shortcomings.


    Whatever model you decide - you can save money if you find a factory refurbished model. They come just like new - you couldn't tell the differance if you didn't know.

  8. I set out on a hike with both my gps's and experiemented with differant settings. To my surprize my venture, which has always given consistant milage for this hike, experianced a blip or something and added a half a mile or so, and said max speed was 80! Right before that the units were about identical.


    On most tests the vista gave longer odometer readings. I'm not going to let this bother me though, it seems to be one of those things ya just gotta know about. That's why I am constantly trying out my units.


    In spite of the innaccurate odometer readings, my gps's have never failed to get me back. Or away. Now I have the free topo map on the vista so that's pretty cool. I can't wait till we go to the mountains, COUNTOUR LINES! OH YEAH!

  9. Thanks for the info! I made maqsource update cause it said I should, then went in and figured out the map tool thing. Oddly, I could go into unlock maps, it said I didnt' need to.


    I better save that file, it took awhile for all this to happen. I havn't found the SC map yet but apparently the part of SC I go to is overlapped by the GA map.

  10. Where do you find these "tiles"? I cannot select maps to download, I can go to the upper left and see the maps, and open them, and send them to device. Is there another way to do it?


    BTW, I have read this thread and decided to put the GA and NC maps on my vista. I would like SC maps to. First I would like to get these to work though. :D

  11. mapsource topo US, or just the southeast region. The "smaller" one is more expensive, why is that? I'm looking at what is offered at amazon, if that matters.

    Perhaps because Southeast is 24k data while Topo USA is 100k data...high resolution data equals higher price.


    It's the southeast one that's more expensive!


    But free sounds good, I'll try that first!

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