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Sagina nivalis

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  1. THE CYCLIST claims the hard-to-get-at Luffenham as their 1000th pillar, but just the one log and no contact details. http://www.trigpointinguk.com/trigs/trig-details.php?t=4582 Anyone know who this might be?
  2. I've just updated the list on the GAGB triggers forum. Now 21 people known to have bagged at least 1000 trigs. Anyone else known to have passed the 1000 mark? Surely there are many more. Rob
  3. These are brilliant. I routinely use them as my main nav aid in the mountains (admittedly I take a map if I'm doing something a bit complicated or long...) I could wish that the 10m contour interval comes in at maybe 300m instead of 120m, if it's possible, maybe on a trial basis? Rob
  4. Yep, you were right. In GPSU, changed default datum from WGS84 to OSGB before saving as .arf Goodness knows why it suddenly changed, but now sorted. Thanks
  5. Uh huh. Thanks. I read something on a forum about OSGB36 (the Anquet standard?) vs WGS84. Curious though that it worked perfectly a week ago and has done regularly since January. GPSUtility have just brought out a new version but the problem occurred with the old. I tried upgrading last night but this didn't cure the problem. So what has changed. Maybe I should just reboot
  6. OS trigname Wimbury. Reading the TUK logs it used to be easy. How's your night vision Early or late can work well. Good luck.
  7. A related question (sort of). I've been capturing tracks on Etrex Legend HCx, converting them to .arf files using GPSUtility and opening in Anquet v1. All fine until this weekend when suddenly the imported track is offest approx 100m WNW. This was Wales. Just tried it around Peterborough - same effect. Importing as gpx into Google Earth the position is correct. Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks.
  8. Congratulations on your great escape, John. Enjoy . I may be able to occupy a day of your time shortly Rob
  9. TVM for all that Agentmancuso reminds me there is free UK mapping here: http://www.ukgeocachers.co.uk/garminoverlays/index.php Topo mapping isn't a must-have, but probably would become one the minute I bought a non-mapping device... I'll probably go with Legend Hcx or Vista. The only difference being Vista has electronic compass and barometric altimeter? Neither of which sound v useful even to a hill man. PS I got round to checking out (thread originator) davenjulie's Flickr page - some interesting images!
  10. Giving this one a bump as I'd appreciate any feedback on these questions - thanks! And I did change my autosig Rob
  11. Hillwalkers / baggers use the altitude feature quite a bit, either for producing nice graphs of where they've been, or occasionally to measure altitudes - sometimes to sub-metre accuracy with very fancy [borrowed] kit: http://www.nuttalls.com/news/0027.htm Rob
  12. Anquet whole-UK mapping is a similar price: £400ish (including their hardware which retails at £200ish) http://www.anquet.co.uk/anquet-hardware-bundles.htm Again, if you already have Anquet on PC and a suitable PDA you still pay again for the licence even if you've already bought it once and also paid your taxes. As for 1:50k mapping, it's all I even use, although I must admit to sketching in the field boundaries from 1:25k on OS getamap for some low-country trigs. 25k is too much paper, too much cost, except maybe for a few special areas.
  13. Yeah, they've closed a lot, but the ones that are still open are worth visiting. And smaller rooms = lower snoring impact potential. 'cept I use them mostly in the winter when they are mostly closed ...
  14. Thanks - really useful post. Geocache mode - is it usual/necessary to delete Found caches or does the unit just ignore them once marked as found? I've been looking at Etrex Legend Hcx, which I notice gets a few mentions on this thread - and is slightly cheaper at handtec than on GPSW - and handtec has a few more related products. Does anyone know if South America (Ecuador) basemaps are available anywhere? Some dumb questions : I'm slightly confused that there is "no" internal memory yet it stores waypoints - does this mean you must buy an SD card to store anything . And is the turn-by-turn routing on roads any good or is the screen a bit small? And does it accept postcode and grid refs for this feature. Feel free to answer any other questions I was too dumb to ask... Thanx - Rob PS I might need to change my autosig
  15. That was a brave route on Saturday, Paul I was happy to settle for that line of Flush Brackets conveniently lined up along the A44 en route . Thanks to all for turning out, the Hopper (now off earthcaching in Pembs I believe..) for setting up the Event, and to Superted for the nifty little commemorative trig BTW the REVIVED TRIGPOINTING FORUM is here http://gagb.co.uk/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=19
  16. Hope you remembered your waterproofs I'm sitting tight today but heading for Cymru this evening to check up on pyoung1s once he's dried out Weather looking OK tomorrow. And the Balvenie single malt is packed Rob
  17. Pharisee, you're making me want to jump in my car and drive to Luton! ... and to think I drove home from Luton airport Sunday and never gave it a thought - I feel so-o-o-o- guilty
  18. Thankyou Cache Hoppers Also to Deceangi for correcting the data on my original thread subtitle !!
  19. Thanks. Could the 2/3 be deleted from the subtitle, please, Mr / Ms Moderator?
  20. Prospective congrats on your 500th Another Party ? Rob
  21. OK, good point. Replanned for Sun 10 Aug. To involve S6561 Red Hill (SO1550) and S5656 Colva Hill (SO1955), and a pub and Hundred House (SO1154). Details and order t.b.c. Now, how to change the thread subtitle ?!
  22. Indeed! A group of 8 of us from the South East were due to be going there today, but the ferry was cancelled because of forecast high winds. I was booked on that sailing too - for the Trig. My brother and I are now rebooked for Sun 28 Sept (of course it's never windy late Sept ) Rob
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