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  1. Howdy Anybody know what the record is for most miles traveled by a "Travel Bug" & what the record is for years out in the field? Feel free to boast your bugs stats. Mine is at 26,904 miles & 5 years
  2. Hey dude I had the same problem try this. Others have reported the problem. It's in Netscape 7.0, not earlier, and apparently not later versions.I found this solution: Click Edit/Preferences.../Navigator/Helper Applications/New Type Enter the following text into the blan fields Description - loc File Extension - loc MIME Type - application/xml-loc Application to use - clic browse and find the EasyGPS.exe file clic open Now when you clic on the download button it comes up as geocaching.loc LowlyWorm Says Gig 'em Aggies
  3. Below sea level maybe! LowlyWorm Says Gig 'em Aggies
  4. Calibrate it after battery changes and set the turn off speed to less than 5mph and you're good to go. Like Anders Itrust the Mag when I'm stopped and GPS when I'm moving. I'm in the habit of calibrating mine when I get out of my truck and start walking to the cache. LowlyWorm Says Gig 'em Aggies
  5. Were these OTHER sites created by unhappy geocachers who wanted their own site? LowlyWorm Says Gig 'em Aggies
  6. Were these OTHER sites created by unhappy geocachers who wanted their own site? LowlyWorm Says Gig 'em Aggies
  7. Oh I see LowlyWorm Says Gig 'em Aggies
  8. Yeah and you'll REALLY wish you had that JUMPMASTER to let me tell you. All you other GPSr users should tremble at us VISTA USERS, for we have JUMPMASTER. Ha Ha LowlyWorm Says Gig 'em Aggies
  9. Yeah and you'll REALLY wish you had that JUMPMASTER to let me tell you. All you other GPSr users should tremble at us VISTA USERS, for we have JUMPMASTER. Ha Ha LowlyWorm Says Gig 'em Aggies
  10. what's wrong with the altimeter? LowlyWorm Says Gig 'em Aggies
  11. I guess if I was looking for a cache in say a underground drain pipe I might lose sat signal with my Vista. This tree cover thing is really silly. You're cache hunting folks. It still involves a bit of brain work once you get within 30 ft. I guess these Vista critics want there GPSr to take them within inches of the cache. Get real. The Vista is an awesome device in a very small package. In tree cover mine works great. You hold it flat folks and let it set for half a minute take a bearing with the Mag Compass and you walk right up to the cache. What's the big deal. If you want to find caches in houses or underground buy a TRIMBLE. LowlyWorm Says Gig 'em Aggies
  12. Remember to turn off the auto-routing in Mapsource to make your maps size smaller for download. More maps can be downloaded this way. Very helpful tip. LowlyWorm Says Gig 'em Aggies
  13. Remember to turn off the auto-routing in Mapsource to make your maps size smaller for download. More maps can be downloaded this way. Very helpful tip. LowlyWorm Says Gig 'em Aggies
  14. Details are slim on the web site. Does it have a PC download/upload cable? Free lifetime software updates? Magnetic compass? LowlyWorm Says Gig 'em Aggies
  15. Details are slim on the web site. Does it have a PC download/upload cable? Free lifetime software updates? Magnetic compass? LowlyWorm Says Gig 'em Aggies
  16. SecretSpy

    Glide Ratio

    Got this back from Tech support today. It didn't work when I was flying. "Thank you for contacting GARMIN. The glide ratio will not display when you are traveling in a car. It is designed to work for an aircraft when you are descending. As soon as the glider flies straight and level or climbs the value goes blank. The glide ratio to target will only display when you are flying and you have the unit navigating to a waypoint. If you are still having trouble please give customer service a call and they can trouble shoot the problem with you. Have a nice day! " Larry Keegan Product Support Specialist GARMIN International 1200 Oh well LowlyWorm Says Gig 'em Aggies
  17. SecretSpy

    Glide Ratio

    Thanks for your experiments Anders. I navigated to a waypoint and only got a few readings. All downhill only, and they were very brief maybe one second or two. It also seemed to give me more frequent readings when I was actually heading towards my destination. ( ie Heading=Bearing ) It will not work without navigation which explains why it didn't work while I was on a very steady decending glide slope during a recent final approach to land. Is the computer to slow to do the math? It seems fast enough to calculate everything else! I e-mailed Garmin about a week ago still no reply. Anders has more luck with their tech guys than I do. Still need to check the Jumpmaster stuff out. Guess I better learn how to skydive. The lengths we go to to test the limits of our toys. Maybe we should be getting paid for all of this field research we provide for Garmin! Ha Ha LowlyWorm Says Gig 'em Aggies
  18. SecretSpy

    Glide Ratio

    Thanks for your experiments Anders. I navigated to a waypoint and only got a few readings. All downhill only, and they were very brief maybe one second or two. It also seemed to give me more frequent readings when I was actually heading towards my destination. ( ie Heading=Bearing ) It will not work without navigation which explains why it didn't work while I was on a very steady decending glide slope during a recent final approach to land. Is the computer to slow to do the math? It seems fast enough to calculate everything else! I e-mailed Garmin about a week ago still no reply. Anders has more luck with their tech guys than I do. Still need to check the Jumpmaster stuff out. Guess I better learn how to skydive. The lengths we go to to test the limits of our toys. Maybe we should be getting paid for all of this field research we provide for Garmin! Ha Ha LowlyWorm Says Gig 'em Aggies
  19. Have Vista, Will Travel LowlyWorm Says Gig 'em Aggies
  20. SecretSpy

    Glide Ratio

    Fellow Vista guru's please try this experiment. Go to your altimeter page and in one of the bottom rectangles change the display to glide ratio. In the other rectangle choose to display vertical speed. Then get in your vehicle and drive up some hills or get on your bike and ride around, whatever. When I do this I get plenty of readings in my vert speed both positive and negative rate of climb no problems. But my glide ratio is always blank. If my vertical fpm is constant and I'm traversing the countryside I should be getting GR readings but I'm not. GR to Dest gives the same results. LowlyWorm Says Gig 'em Aggies
  21. The line on the map page is still there. I hope they fix that in 2.29(real). LowlyWorm Says Gig 'em Aggies
  22. Let's see 33 / (57 + 3) = 0.55 Not bad I guess. Wish I had time to do more geocaching. LowlyWorm Says Gig 'em Aggies
  23. SecretSpy

    Glide Ratio

    Ok thanks for the replys. I understand how the glide ratio works etc. I also know about A/C fans and cars and all that but I'm getting constant readings on my vertical fpm and nothing on the glide ratio display. My vertical fpm readings are changing correctly according to the ambient conditions whether I've got the windows down in the car or I'm in my Cessna 172 it's not making the fpm convert to glide ratio. I need to know if you guys are getting real info on your G/R displays that corresponds with what your vertical fpm says. LowlyWorm Says Gig 'em Aggies
  24. Well actually Rigour you maybe the only one. I don't count. We were in Colorado 3 months before I knew about Geocaching. I just bought my Vista so I could have the Lat/Lon & Altitude of the exact spot where I propossed. A sort of $300 one time only thing I thought untill I discovered Geocaching.com in July 2001. Good thing I did to. So you're unique. Cool. LowlyWorm Says Gig 'em Aggies
  25. Well actually Rigour you maybe the only one. I don't count. We were in Colorado 3 months before I knew about Geocaching. I just bought my Vista so I could have the Lat/Lon & Altitude of the exact spot where I propossed. A sort of $300 one time only thing I thought untill I discovered Geocaching.com in July 2001. Good thing I did to. So you're unique. Cool. LowlyWorm Says Gig 'em Aggies
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