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Delthius

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  1. I had the same issue with GSAK, and found out some of these programs do not talk directly to the colorado. Once you great the GPX file just drag and drop to your Garmin through explorer.

     

    Yuk had the right advice, I also pull up the area and click on the ones I want to go staight to my colorado. You can also do pocket queries, copying the GPX file directly to your Garmin.

  2. That is my frustration. Before 2.51 my readout brought me to the 1 foot mark without a jump on my caches, after 2.51 the thing jumps like a rabbit and never states I am closer than 4 feet. I may end up reverting back to 2.4 and see if it stops jumping.

  3. yes, I calibrate quite often. I the case of the last two catches I went after I calibrated the compass while standing close by the caches. In one case my distance jumped from 4 feet to 35 feet with me only taking 2 steps. Again, with 2.4 I had dead on numbers and now it does nothing but jump when I get close to the cache.

  4. I just upgraded to 2.51 for my 4 day trip through MA, RI, an CT. Prior to the upgrade I was targetting in to 1 foot, after the upgrade my distance is way off and it jumps all over. I was going to stick with 2.4 but let the hype of improvements get to me. Now I regret it completely and had a miserable day of getting 1 cache. I will give it a little more time, but if it doesnt settle down I will go back to 2.4

  5. I have had my 400t for about 2 weeks now. Prior to this my only other experience was using a friends Vista. He is now jealous as the 400t does all the things he complained about on his Vista, e.g. full discriptions, hints, auto-logging back at the PC. I am getting ready to go on a 3-state caching mission, if it works as well over the next week as it did the last two in the North Georiga mountains I will be a happy camper.

  6. I am in the Dahlonega area and a newbie. Also I haven't joined any group yet.

    I have found a few with my girls and some by myself.

    I am amazed at the number of geocaches out there. This gives me a chance to go, do, and see things that would have escaped me had I not started Geocaching.

     

    Hey Burl, I am from Dahlonega and have just started geo-caching. My kids think this is like treasure hunting and love this. I work and live at Hidden Lake, send an email if you want to try a joint cache sometime.

  7. I oversee and adolesent wilderness program in the North Georgia mountains. Part of the program is teaching the students orienteering through the use of traditional compass and mapping. My lead instructor has downloaded the coordinates for the caches in our area and the students have to use traditional methods to find these caches. This has been great for the student in learning the original ways of navigating while introducing them to the modern idea of geocaching. This has been a great program for staff and student alike.

  8. I have been reading many complaints of the gps not being as sensitive and taking longer to lock on after 2.51 was installed...have you had this problem g-o?

     

    I believe that the long lock issues are related to the time loss issue. It is possible that Garmin put something in 2.51 to further workaround the issue (they put some changes in 2.4). If this is the case and you have a unit that has this problem you might see slower lock times.

     

    GO$Rs

     

    I hate to give up a good thing, I am getting full load and lock in under 30 seconds with 2.4. I am afraid if I update I may go backwards in response time and sensitivity.

  9. Why does the Co 400t not work with GeoBuddy?

    It say no GPS connected?

    Also WebUpdater see it a F/drive with no available updates.

    How do i get the beta version?

     

    you have to download the the beta 2.51 onto your computer then run it while your gps is connected.

  10. I really think 2.51 is a very safe upgrade. It has fixed a bunch of issues, added some minor features and hasn't introduced any new issues from what I can tell. It's just a matter of downloading the exe file and following the directions.

     

    GO$Rs

     

    I have been reading many complaints of the gps not being as sensitive and taking longer to lock on after 2.51 was installed...have you had this problem g-o?

  11. I just got my colorado too and love it. I just uploaded the 2.51 firmware, but was using 2.4 for some geocaching yesterday. It was dead-nuts accurate, even in heavy pine trees.

     

    I DID do a compass calibration, which takes all of 1 minute.

     

    Several things I did notice however....

     

    If you are using the compass it really needs to be extremely level. I would stop, level it, and let it "settle". It would then give me an accurate reading. Then I would continue. Walking and looking at the compass wasn't a good mix -- it would swing about, etc.

     

    Hope this helps.

     

    I have chosen not to update to 2.51 yet as mine is working great right out of the box with 2.4. I am hoping they get out a non-beta version soon but figure why fix what is not broken. Of course this could be cursing me and I will have a melt down on my first big geocaching trip to MA next week.

  12. I have had my Colorado 3 days and spent some time today trying it out. I get full load and signal lock in 30 seconds each time. Each of the 3 caches I got today I was led to the 1 foot mark and did not have to move from that spot as I found the cache. I walked into the thick of the national forest tonight and never lost signal or compass and found my way back exactly to my waypoint I set to make sure I didn't get lost coming out.

     

    So far I am impressed with this and have not regretted it, even through the learning curves.

  13. I have had my Colorado 3 days and spent some time today trying it out. I get full load and signal lock in 30 seconds each time. Each of the 3 caches I got today I was led to the 1 foot mark and did not have to move from that spot as I found the cache. I walked into the thick of the national forest tonight and never lost signal or compass and found my way back exactly to my waypoint I set to make sure I didn't get lost coming out.

     

    So far I am impressed with this and have not regretted it, even through the learning curves.

  14. Instead of the Garmin manual look at g-o-cachers’s Garmin Colorado FAQ.

     

    Oh yes, page by page I have slowly been going through that. So much info, so little time! I do have to say the people of this forum have been great, it is nice to find such a community with which to become involved.

  15. I'm glad I saw this as I had some of the same questions. I have 400t and was going to ny the CN NT and wanted to make sure it was on my computer so I could only install the areas I wanted. As I don't plan on going to HI, AK, Peurto Rico, or Canada too soon I believe I can save a lot of room on my Colorado. If I am reading this correctly as long as I have the software I can re-enter/delete whenever I want.

  16. Bless you Life! I just ran a querry and sent the gpx file straight from my email to my colorado and have all 500 caches for my trip next week! This was much faster than one by one as I was doing it. I appreciate the time you spent answering my questions, while these is still a lot to learn (it needs a bigger manual), you have saved me lots of time in trial and error just to get started.

  17. Prior to seeing your response I uninstalled GSAK to see what would happen if I checked multiple boxes and tried to download those waypoints. This worked well and went through MapSource that came with it, but this only set the caches as waypoints and submitted none of the cache info. I did one querry and will see what happens when I download that, hopefully it will work perfectly. If the person above is correct GSAK doesn't work with the colorado, but if there is a way I have no problems re-installing.

     

    As to my intentions, between living in the N. Georgia mountains and monthly traveling for work I plan on doing this alot. I am prepping for a 4 day stay along the MA Cape for "work" on the 3rd and will have lots of time to get out and about, therefore the reason I am trying to figure this thing out. Thanks for all the input.

     

    PS If anyone reading this is in the Dahlonega, GA area and knows of any clubs to join please email me.

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