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  1. Just a guess here since I've never used a Voyager, but I'm wondering if it's a javascript issue? I know the iPhone has a real browser and so far as I know, no other phone has a browser equal to Safari in the iphone. And by "real", I mean fully supporting javascript, css, DHTML, etc. Google maps is heavily javascript dependent, so that might be your issue.
  2. I have this same problem too. I just have to yank the cable out and plug it back in. I'm not sure what's getting the Garmin hung up on the Mac side, but I've never had an issue with just unplugging it despite the dire warnings of imminent doom and gloom that pops up every time I do so. I'm using VMWare Fusion btw.
  3. Thanks. I was looking at the Kenwood HT. I'm still unclear on this whole thing though. Do I need software running at home to make this thing work?
  4. I use my 400t for Mtn. Biking as well. The mount from Garmin that I got had no rubber strip on the back of the mount, so it doesn't stay put that well. You'd definitely want to put some in there so it won't slide down. Other than that, I say go for it. It works great. Edit: Also, I've used mine on single track trails through the woods that are pretty rooty and have plenty of bouncy parts. I've not experienced any issues with the unit shutting off, although once it did fail to record a track, but I think that was due to user error.
  5. Not sure if this would work, but could you create a folder, say D:\Garmin then share that folder and map it to the C:\ ?
  6. Yeah I got the one that came with 4x AA 2,400 mah batteries and 4x AAA 800 mah batteries. It also came with a travel case as well. My decision came down to size, ease of use, and functionality. As best I can tell, both units are quality items and charge/maintain your batteries very well. However, the Maha is a rather large charger compared to the Lacrosse and the reviews I read were a little disconcerting regarding its ease of use. This review comparing the two seems pretty thorough and influenced my decision: http://www.amazon.com/review/R26DDCWZ2JG3H...=cm_cr_rdp_perm In the end though, I think both units are good and you can't go wrong either way.
  7. I went with a Lacrosse Charger. It's smaller than the Maha charger and gets great ratings as well. I've had no problems with mine and use it with the Maha 2,700 mAh batteries. It's even revived a pair of old sony batteries that I thought for sure were goners. http://www.thomas-distributing.com/la_cros...ery_charger.php
  8. Granted, I've not been active in the ham community in a loooooong time ('93 or '94). I've maintained my license since then just because I studied too hard to get it and don't want to lose it. Plus getting licensed while in middle school/high school caused me no end of grief. LOL Anyway, I'm looking around and googling about this APRS stuff. Wow. I can't find a good source on how to get started in it. Can anybody recommend a site or something? Everything I can find was written years ago and references using DOS based software or System 7 era Mac OS stuff. I know I need A)a gps receiver and an aprs capable transceiver, but that's about it. Thanks guys. It might just be that this can get me back to using my license again.
  9. You can use ogr2ogr (www.gdal.org) to transform your shapefiles into different coordinate systems. You probably just want WGS84 as the output. Yeah, I just converted them in Arcmap to UTM. The original files were actually in SC State Plane NAD83 to start with and not GCS NA. Thanks for the input though.
  10. Thanks for the input on the software. Looking at that software, it looks like it only accepts shapefiles from a pretty limited number of coordinate systems and my data is in the GCS North American system so I may have to transform it all to UTM or something first. Anyway, have a look at http://www.maris.state.ms.us/HTM/DownloadD...ewide-Theme.htm for MS data.
  11. A little off-topic...but what are you using to convert your data? I've got ESRI shapefiles of all the topo, roads, and hydrography for S.C. I'd love to be able to convert that into a format I and others can use on their GPSr.
  12. I don't have my Colorado with me right now, so I can't tell you whether or not that's a bug, but in the interim, can you put in a negative value? So, for example, the coordinates would be W-95 00.000. Kind of a bad workaround, but perhaps it will work.
  13. It's possible, though I've never used any profile other than the default (recreational I believe). It seems to be working ok now, so we'll see what happens. As for the hard locks, unfortunately I've seen no pattern so far.
  14. I'm using the latest non-beta firmware and have noticed the following issues: Unit Hard Locks sometimes requiring removal of the batteries to get it going No Trackback (not really a flaw, but a big oversight IMO) Direction arrow gets "stuck" oftentimes when exiting a vehicle while looking for a geocache Unit failed to record any tracklog data for me for an entire day this past weekend Poor screen visibility This thing probably would run best with a small nuclear reactor given the rate at which it burns through batteries. I know I'm probably restating issues that others have had, but my hope is that the more of us that voice these issues then the more likely Garmin will respond. At this point, I'm past the return window for the unit so I'll just stick it out and hope that Garmin addresses these problems. As it stands, I find the Colorado to be an outstanding (albeit expensive) Geocaching tool first with everything else a distant second.
  15. I didn't even get the error page but I did save my question in a text file though. Thanks for trying it out for me.
  16. I've tried it in both IE7 and Firefox and I get nothing. I'd call but the wait times are 30-35 minutes. If I go to their contact page and jump through all their login and drop down box hoops, enter my questions, then click submit, it just blinks in FF and nothing appears to happen. In IE7 the form just turns white and forces a reload to see anything. Maybe I've sent them 20 emails by now, but how am I to know? If I click the history tab at the top, nothing shows up. Anybody had any luck with this?
  17. I've not installed the beta and I've noticed both my Colorado and TomTom units have both been taking a bit longer for a lock. Perhaps it's something to do with the constellation rather than our units.
  18. So far, 2.51 is a beta release. Says so right on the Garmin site: "Colorado 300 software version 2.51 Beta as of April 7, 2008"
  19. Unless your on a Mac; if you are, it's emulation time, let the fun begin. Norm My primary computer is a mac but I do have a windows laptop. So I will just have to work from there. Take a look at MacCaching: http://www.maccaching.com/
  20. Very well. If one is already in the works, then I won't duplicate the effort.
  21. I'm willing to setup a County Challenge for SC, but I've got a few questions. First, I'm new at Geocaching so I don't know if I need to have a certain "stature" here in order to do something like that. Second, I've not cached every county in the state. Would that prevent me from setting up the cache? Third, is there any reason for/against making this a member's only cache? I've actually already started making a map, but I haven't taken it much further than this yet. Thanks!
  22. I've seen a few other groups on facebook for other states, but none for SC, so I decided to setup a group for us. If you're so inclined, please check it out at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=10239779157 The facilities for sharing pics and organizing events are pretty nice to have if you want to get to know others in your area.
  23. Any ideas on what to do? I've emailed the owner, but heard no response and he/she hasn't been seen here since November. I offered to mail the bug back to the owner, but have heard nothing. Should I just go put the TB back in the cache or hold on to it or just put it back out in the wild?
  24. As for the Delorme unit, I've already bought a Colorado and don't plan on taking it back (knock on wood). I understand the limits of rasters, but I have access to sub-meter imagery in many areas (read large urban areas. Not so much in the boondocks ) so I don't think pixelation will be much of a problem. Mainly my goal is to overlay a raster on areas where I'll be Geocaching or being a tourist.
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