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  1. My Colleague has a Garmin Montana 700 gps and he wants to put maps onto it from Memory map.

    1-25000

    Is this possible?

     

    Has anyone done this?

     

    How do you do it?

     

    If it can be done, i may have to get one too :-)

     

    Thanks

    Terry

  2. My Colleague has a Garmin Montana 700 gps and he wants to put maps onto it from Memory map.

    1-25000

    Is this possible?

     

    Has anyone done this?

     

    How do you do it?

     

    If it can be done, i may have to get one too :-)

     

    Thanks

    Terry

  3. I have a pq in gsak where i have a load of solved mystery caches which have corrected coords.

     

    Does anyone know if there is a way to highlight these before they are transferred to your gps.

    Other wise there is know way of distinguishing which i have solved and which i have not solved once they are on the gps.

     

    FYT i use a Montana 650t

     

    Thankyou

  4. Lab cache - These appear at Mega and Gig events, but do not appear in PQs, maps etc.

     

    GPS adventures - I think this is the Geocaching Maze - It appeared at the North Wales Mega last year, and will be in the Czech Republic on 1 Sept 2017 - http://coord.info/GC6GB1C

     

    Giga Event - I can't find any listed at present

     

    Groundspeak lost and found - I think these were events to mark the 10th anniversary of geocaching and as such no longer exist.

     

    Groundspeak block party - events held at the Groundspeak HQ. I think they announced that there won't be any more.

     

    Groundspeak HQ - see https://coord.info/GCK25B

     

    Thankyou for the response.....looks like i wont be getting many of them then <_<

  5. I notice on my profile that i have several unfound cache types...as follows;

     

    Lab Cache

    GPS adventures

    giga event

    Groundspeak lost and found

    Groundspeak block party

    Groundspeak HQ (I guess this is in their building in Seattle)

     

    I have done several PQ's over the west side of the USA but can not find any of them

     

    Any suggestions please?

     

    Thanks

    Wadders

  6. The "battery pack" on the Oregon 650 is just two Nicad AA's with a bit of plastic between them. That plastic pushes down on a button in the case so that it charges when connected to USB. The supplied batteries were some medium brand ones without much capacity. Replaced with Eneloops and got a lot more.

     

    As for OP's problem with it saying it's connected to a PC when just plugged into a fag lighter - Suggest checking the connection settings in Setup and playing around there, and if that doesn't work, trying a different usb lead from the charger. (Generally speaking, if there's no data connection on a usb lead, these things don't wait for a pc, they just jump onto power. Certainly the Oregons do)

     

    tried several leads and changing the settings to no avail

  7. Very few UK geocachers use this forum now - You might get more response from joining a couple of the many UK regional geocaching groups on facebook, e.g. South Wales Geocachers.

     

    "The First in Wales" was the first cache we ever found back in 2004, hence our user name. Good luck on your trip.

     

    MrsB :)

     

    Thats a shame, i just put a post on here, mind you it's the first time i have been on here in years LOL.

    Hope you are well MrsB

  8. Hi, I bought the Montana some time ago and quite quickly got rid of the rechargeable battery that came with it as it did not last long at all.

    so i now use Duracell batteries all the time, however i am now eating through these quite a lot too.

     

    I tend to leave the GPS on, whilst it is on the windscreen mount in the car.

     

    I have tried to plug a lead into the GPS and power it right from the cigarette lighter, i have tried with the batteries in and out but each time the GPS thinks it is connecting to the PC and wont come out of that mode..

     

    Why would this happen?

     

    I would rather run it off a lead before spending out on a powered mount.

     

    Anyone any ideas.

     

    Thanks

     

    Terry

  9. Good luck Ipplepen, i have enjoyed doing some of your caches and Satans pit MUST be adopted :lol:

    Alas, i am not your man to adopt as i am in the same boat as yourself, and no longer have the drive or enthusiasm, although I am not ready to give up quite yet.

    However, i shall be putting mine up for adoption this time next year.

     

    All the best to you,

     

    Terry

  10. A loooooong time ago, someone was kind enough to send me a disc with all of the UK topo maps on.

    i still have the disc, but for the life of me can not seem to find a way to get these on my garmin 60csx

     

    could anyone assist?

     

    Thanks

    terry

  11. Used to have a Mio (still languishing in a drawer somewhere) but now have an oregon. Would never go back to the mio as the oregon is just so much more sturdy and has better battery life. I don't have that same worry about dropping it, getting it wet etc...

     

    I do miss the 1:25000 maps, but have got used to only having 1:50000 discoverer maps and it's not actually been a problem at all. And you can still create custom maps if you do want them but it involves a bit of effort so I've never bothered.

     

    You can still use spoilersync if you want - the oregon has a photo viewer so you can load all spoilers and take them with you.

     

    Had a play with a satmap last summer and can see it's ok for walkers, but didn't appeal to me for caching at all. Only redeeming feature for me was the big screen size. With the oregon you would have to compromise with this - not sure what the montana is like and how much heavier it would be than the Mio but may worth be a look if screen size is important to you.

     

    Thanks Ali,

    I do like to have the 1;25000, spoiler sync is not important to me but screen size is. may have a look at the Montana.

     

    Terry

  12. I have been using a mio 350 for some years now as i like to use Memory map and i already have the whole of the country at 1:50 and 1:25.000

     

    The thing i like about the Mio, is the ordnance survey maps and the size of the screen 74mm x 55mm or 3" X 2" for those of us with longer teeth :laughing:

     

    What i don't like about it, is that i have to run cachmate alongside Memory map for descriptions etc.

     

    So what would you recommend?

     

    I have looked at the Satmap, but at £280 per region for 1:25000 i think it's a rip off...

     

    Let the recommendations begin ........... B)

     

    Garmin Montana gets my vote. But you're gonna have to buy your maps all over again! As you would with the Satmap.

     

    The only way to utilise your current significant investment in maps is to stay with a Memory Map product, either go down the Adventurer route - I can't help with any experience of said units though - the paperless geocaching side would need some investigation on that platform OR opt for a smartphone that runs Memory Map, such as an iPhone with GPS.

     

    What aspect of Cachemate are you not liking?

     

    Jon.

     

    The fact that i have not sussed out the one click for cachemate to come up, and that on more than one occasion memory map decides that i am "trying to open a file past it's end date"

    Which is a real pain!

  13. I have been using a mio 350 for some years now as i like to use Memory map and i already have the whole of the country at 1:50 and 1:25.000

     

    The thing i like about the Mio, is the ordnance survey maps and the size of the screen 74mm x 55mm or 3" X 2" for those of us with longer teeth :laughing:

     

    What i don't like about it, is that i have to run cachmate alongside Memory map for descriptions etc.

     

    So what would you recommend?

     

    I have looked at the Satmap, but at £280 per region for 1:25000 i think it's a rip off...

     

    Let the recommendations begin ........... B)

  14. Brilliant.........upgraded to FF5 and it still wont work!!!

    Geograph works but not the maps............any ideas?

     

    T

     

    Obvious question is whether other Greasemonkey scripts are working OK. I assume you did upgrade Greasemonkey to the current version 0.9.8 which is needed for FF5?

     

    Yes to the version of Greesemonkey and to trying other scripts first.

  15. I'm on FF 3.6 but cant get any of the scripts to install :-(

     

    Works fine on FF5 so this must be nature's way of telling you it's time to upgrade.

    FF5 is OK... Honest :rolleyes: I've not had any problems with it.

     

    Brilliant.........upgraded to FF5 and it still wont work!!!

    Geograph works but not the maps............any ideas?

     

    T

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