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  1. So I just passed my technician's license test tonight! I'm interested in a handheld for hiking and backpacking and I was wondering if I could get some advice. I'll be trying to hit repeaters in the Sierras and in Southern California. I have been looking at the Yaesu VX-6R. It has decent features and is within my price range. I had someone recommend to me a new antenna rather than using the rubber duck antenna in the back country. My friend recommended a Smiley Super Stick II 5/8 wave telescoping whip. Could someone explain the benefits of this antenna over the original. I appreciate the help. Jeff
  2. Hello, so I am admittedly new to GPS. I am attempting to transfer tracks from my unit to mapsource. I open mapsource with the device connected and mapsource finds the device fine. However, when I attempt to transfer tracks it states that there are no tracks on the device. I went back to the device and I can pull them up on the device, so I can't figure out why it can't find them. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
  3. Well I checked my track log and everything was spot on. Tracked the hike perfectly. No rogue points anywhere. I'll have to just keep my eye out and see if it happens again. Its really strange that the total distance would be so large when the track log correctly recorded my movements.
  4. I was hiking San Jacinto Peak in Southern California and I took my new Oregon 400T along. It was performing well when I noticed the unit had powered off. I turned it on and the trip odometer had jumped from 8 miles total to 333 miles. The hike round trip was 15 miles. Any ideas what may have caused this? I recorded the hike with tracks and it appears to have recorded the hike correctly. I can't figure out what happened to the trip odometer though. After looking, it appears the max speed and moving average speed changed as well.
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