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  1. I also have a PN 20 and a PN 60. I use internet explorer 11. The send to GPS plugin works fine for me with both units.

    The plugin is not specific to the PN model, it works for all PN models. Chrome no longer supports the plugin though.

    I also use firefox which I just recently installed. The plugin works fine with that also. You may have to tell firefox not to block it.

    On my first use of the plugin it did not work, then I noticed a box asking me if I wanted to keep blocking that plugin.

    I told firefox to allow and all is good now.


    Thanks for your help. I have the Chrome browser that I use full time, but an Internet Explorer shortcut on my desktop. I had Firefox a few years ago on other pc, but have not installed it on my laptop. I may have to do that. Sad about Chrome, as I really like using that as my main browser. Thanks for taking the time to help me out.

  2. It's my understanding that NPAPI plugins are rapidly being phased out, although the garmin communicator works for me in windows 10 with Firefox. You might check to see if you are using Edge as a default browser, since that does not support plugins. Since the PN-20 uses a proprietary format, using a program like GSAK or Easy GPS to transfer cache files to your unit might be a longer lasting alternative - if either of them supports the unit.


    Thank you so much for your help.

  3. I've been having trouble downloading GC'es to my GPS. I have an Delorme Earthmate PN-20, that I've been using since 2009. When I go to "send to my gps", when it gets to "checking for browser plug in" ...it says it can not find it, to download it here. I've clicked that button so many times, I have more than 5 copies of that plug in now. :( Last week, while travelling, and wanting to GC, I had a new msg. pop up. It says, "NPAPI plugins don't work on Chrome Version 42 and higher"...also "support has ended." I did all that was instructed in enabling the plugins, but it still is not working.


    Also, I tried a different browser, as prior to Windows 10, Internet Explorer was working for me, to download GC'es, but now, that doesn't work either.


    Please help. Is my gps obsolete all of a sudden? I do not have a smart phone, and am wondering if I need to get a new gps. I hope not, as it is not in the budget right now.





  4. I used to be able to view GC map, and download caches from the map. Now, I'm unable to access them from the map? What's up with that? Is there a way to do that with the changes to the site?


    Also, I'm now unable to find the NEW caches that have been placed in my state. How do I do this?


    They say, change is good, but I'm certainly not liking it on this site. It's definitely more difficult to find things now.


    Please FW any links to show me the way of the new. Thanks.



  5. I'm looking to buy a GPS that I can also use for GC'ing. I already have a handheld and am quite satisfied with it. I originally just wanted to get a gps for my car, but then I started thinking that if I got one that I could easily download gc'es to, maybe those great guardrail caches along powertrails would be easier to locate, without looking at the tiny screen on my handheld.


    Looking for opinions (pros and cons) on the best driving gps, for me to get...that I can also put gc'es on as well, by direct download from gc site. Thanks for your help...in advance. :)

  6. Can anyone give me some helpful advice. I haven't downloaded any new geocaches since around May or June of this year onto my GPS. When I plugged my device into the pc, it says it does not recognize the new hardware. When I go to Delorme to get an update, it seems to update fine, but when I download the gc to my gps, it gets hung up on the "recognizing device" and won't go any further.


    Does anyone know how to fix this?





  7. Can someone explain step by step to me how to download a gpx file to my Delorme PN-20 in order to put the GC on my receiver? When I click on the "send to gps" button on the GC description, it is not downloading.


    Thanks for your help.



  8. Good catch, RRL.

    Yes, the latest FW is needed for the 4GB - 16GB SDHC cards.

    I was running a 4GB SD(nonHC) card with the earlier FW in my PN-20,

    but that was then and I would not recommend that today.


    This may sound like a dumb question, but how do you update your firmware? I may have done so already, and just don't know if I did?

  9. Hi all! I have a Delorme PN-20. I need to download some more topo states, but my current memory card (1 GB) will not fit the new states. Does anyone know what is the largest SD memory that the PN-20 can handle? Can you put an 8 GB one in it? Please let me know asap as I'm going to be taking a trip soon, and want to add several states (routes and pocket queries) onto a new card.





  10. I have been trying for several hours to understand the directions for creating a route and making a pocket querie of the area to which I will be travelling soon. Could some kind soul, send me EASY DIRECTIONS (I'm not yelling...just emphasizing) for doing this? I have a Delorme PN-20 GPS. I did this once, but it has been awhile, and it seems like I had trouble then too. I just don't remember, how I did it.


    Much thanks for your help.



  11. Fresh out of the box, downloaded it yesterday, and today when I try to go to Topo, It's a big empty file box!!! In all the sections it says, No Controls Specified. What the heck does that mean, and how do I fix it??

    I traded the Triton in for this because of software issues. Now I'm having them again??? Do I need to uninstall and reinstall? Someone please help. I'm frustrated beyond belief that this is happening yet again.


    jststmpit :angry:

  12. since it connects to VP now, you should be able to connect to the Nat Geo TOPO's


    Install Nat Geo and the maps on your computer

    Close Vantage Point

    Open Nat Geo

    Connect your GPS to the computer, turn it on

    Click the Handhelds

    Click Magellan Triton Inport-Export

    Select the area on the map; The red rectangle is what will be exported; you can resize and move it around; before exporting, zoom in all the way; You'll have to play with it to get used to it


    Hope you have better luck with NG maps than I did. I uninstalled, and reinstalled them, and never could get the maps to work. Little red box...? Mine never did have that. I actually like the gpsr though. DH says we can't keep both though (BTW...I bought a Delorme Pn-20 earlier this week, so the Triton is going back). The maps on the pn are wonderful. I haven't figured out how to add gc's yet, but anything that picks up the gas station and side road street names in my little 1 traffic lite town, has to be powerful!



  13. GPX is the way to go. Download them via pocket query from geocaching.com and then load them into Topo 7 and then transfer them to your GPS. Its that easy. You may also run them through GSAK if you care to filter the pocket query for whatever caches you are interested that day then save the results to a new GPX file, load that into Topo7 and then transfer it to your GPS.


    Also check over at the DeLorme forum - they are very helpful over there.


    OK...these are probably dumb questions, but I'm rather new here, so I'm rather dumb on some of this lingo.


    What is Pocket Query?


    What is GSAK?


    Thanks for your quick reply.

  14. I traded my Triton 400 in for the the PN-20 due to issues with the mapping software. Now I'm just trying to figure out the pn-20 so I can go gc'ing again. I was reading the instructions and it said something about loc files for GC'ing. I was using gpx files on the Triton, which provided clues on the GPSr as well. Does the loc files do the same thing? Everyone here says gpx files are better. Does anyone know if gpx files work on the pn-20?


    Any further "out of the box" instructions you can give would be greatly appreciated.




    jststmpit :rolleyes:


    I have read over all the info that I could find on this software. It is NOT very user friendly at all IMHO. If anyone has this software, could you please share how you get maps to your gps. I know that I have to connect with usb, that is not the problem. When I log in and got to the topo.com site, it just doesn't explain things very well.


    TIA for any help you can provide.



  16. This may seem like a dumb question, but what type of "swag" are you supposed to put into a cache, after you have removed from it? Do you all have loot hidden in your cars to replace in the cache? Does it have to be official geocache stuff or what?


    TIA for any help on this.

  17. Hi! I'm new here. Been lurking for awhile, but now that I got a GPS for Christmas, I'm hoping to join in.


    My DH got me a Magellan Triton 400. I've downloaded the software today, but I'm afraid I did something wrong. Error messages pop up...says I'm not connected, when I am...and the National Geographic Topo Maps pop up with an error too. He said he researched it, and thought this one would be a good one for my new "hobby" , but after reading some of the negative comments about that particular one here, NOW, I'm not so sure. Maybe it's just too late to even download stuff tonight and I just can't see straight. Possibly a fresh start in the morning?


    If anyone has this unit, that can offer me some advice, I sure would appreciate it.





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