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  1. Bracketron makes a cell phone dash mount for my truck: http://www.bracketron.com/ http://www.bracketron.com/xmain/manuals/CHE-201-99.pdf Onto that I screwed on the Garmin bicycle handlebar mount bracket, and the tension screw lined up perfectly with a hole already on the bracketron bracket. http://shop.garmin.com/accessory.jsp?sku=010%2D10454%2D00 This is the end result: Out of the way but still in reach, takes some practice to operate while driving, and I wouldn't mess with it in heavy / fast traffic. I also use the GA27C magnetic roof-mount external antenna and the cig lighter power/pc data serial cable. http://shop.garmin.com/accessory.jsp?sku=010%2D10052%2D05 http://shop.garmin.com/accessory.jsp?sku=010%2D10165%2D00 Those two parts let me get better reception in hilly/forested areas, and interface to a pc while saving my batteries. Sweet! Thanks for the photos.......I'm gonna stop into the local mobile sound/cell phone shop to see what we can work out for the explorer!
  2. Just curious if anybody knows how to make the topo discs run from HD rather than having to always put the CD's in.......
  3. Centrally Isolated Quincy, IL here.......
  4. Odd.....it kept all my waypoints, maps, everything......
  5. http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php...ic=72160&st=550
  6. FYI: Garmin is pleased to announce that beta software is available for the GPSMAP 60CS. You can download the beta software from our website by clicking the following link: http://www.garmin.com/support/agree.jsp?id=660 *********** Please Note! ************* This is BETA software. Although this software is believed to be reliable, it has not yet been released for production and should be used at your own risk.Changes made from version 3.60 to 3.61: * Fixed transfer problem with custom waypoint symbols. * Now report DEM map support to PC software. * Fixed lockup that could happen when selecting a Tracback point. * Fixed shutdown caused by viewing some Marine Light points. * Fixed problem with Indonesian Southern Grid using wrong longitude of origin. * Added advanced NMEA support settings to support certain marine autopilot units. * Fixed problem where the interaction with certain beacon receivers was not displayed. * Added Select Map option for Address and Intersection searching. * Fixed problem where waypoint depth was not being saved as invalid when it was unknown. * Fixed problem where waypoints could not be saved in certain areas of BlueChart maps. * Fixed lockup that could occur when selecting symbols for waypoints. * Added warning message about removing batteries when Pressure Trend Recording is always on. * Fixed lockup that could occur when approaching certain roads on the map. * Added Jumpmaster support under Setup menu. * Made the way intermittent water areas are drawn more visible. * Fixed problem where compass pointer could transition to next turn too quickly. * Fixed problem with bearing being adjusted improperly when projecting waypoints with a non-zero north reference. * Fixed lockup that would occur when 'finding by name' and then viewing map information for the point. * Fixed problem in tide charts where local time axis would not match the station time axis. * Changed tide stations to show selected date when saved on a calendar day.
  7. Can this thread be a sticky? It was back on page 5, and there is a 4 character minimum in the search feature, so you can't search for "faq"
  8. Backlight question: I have my backlight timeout set to "stays on" but it dosen't......and sometimes when I hit the power button to turn the backlight on, the backlight slider comes up, but the backlight STILL stays off.......if this a setting I'm missing, or does m y unit maybe have a slight problem?
  9. I just got my 60CS from http://gpsnow.com/ last week. Shipped the same day I ordered it. BIG thumbsup.
  10. Does anybody know of any pictures of the various mounts actually in a vehicle? I've looked at all the pictures on Garmins site, and really can't tell what would be best for me. 010-10199-02 Dashboard mount 010-10306-00 Portable mount (no installation required) 010-10456-00 Automotive mounting bracket $31.80 Buy 010-10457-00 Automotive windshield mounting bracket with suction cup mount The windsheild is kinda self explanitory, but the other's I'm not sure where they would fit. They could be used at various times in 3 diffrent vehicles. TIA.
  11. I picked the 60CS over the 76 beacuse of the button placement........I thought I would always be covering the screen with the buttons on top......
  12. That's just some building adjacent to I-70 in St . Louis. You must have meant Duff, er Busch, Stadium a quarter mile to the West. I guess you're right! I choose those coords to show both the Arch and Busch Stadium!
  13. My guess is that it doesn't "nail it" on the unit. What is likely happening is that the unit is simply snapping the position icon (ie: the triangle that represents your position) to the nearest road. That's what the "Lock to Road" (or whatever it's called) option does in the Map Setup page. If you turn off the "Lock to Road" and then go driving, you will probably see your position icon following parallel to the road you're on. When you record waypoints or tracks, it uses its actual position information, not the "Lock to Road" position. As least that's how it looks to me. GeoBC Actually I think the basemap is off on this particular road......Went on a little drive, and as you can see, it's right on US24 and I-172........once again, "BE" is right on '96......
  14. Field of Dreams? This one is pretty easy: N 38 37.455 W 90 11.285
  15. Anybody recognize this: N 39 3.006 W 94 28.933
  16. Ok, so I understand, it's the base-map, not the GPS unit. So there will be times, with the base map I may be driving parralell to the route I'm on, not on it.
  17. Just curious if there is a way to calibrate the 60CS & Mapsource? After a quick ride from work to home, it nails it on the unit, but when I load the route into Mapsource it's off. Attached is a screenshot of what I mean......from 004 to BE I am actually on 96......
  18. VERY cool program. Just curious, is this program able to up-load maps to my Garmin, or can I just use it for way-points?
  19. That's where I ended up getting mine today as well!! I oped for next day, so my total was $412......yep, $6.00 for my impatience!
  20. After more research over the weekend, I'm ready to take the plunge..... Has anybody purchased from www.compuplus.com?? Are they reputable? They have the lowest price I can find @ $389.00 http://www.compuplus.com/insidepage.php3?s...94ms&id=1002399 Any advice is appreciated!
  21. That's without batteries. The weight with batteries is listed as 7.5 oz. In comparison the V is 9 oz with batteries (and 4.8 oz without). Gotcha. The fact of the matter is I don't want a V, and started this post to find out if anybody knew when the MAP-60's would be shipping. Thanks to all who answered the orginal question.
  22. I'm not against color....I'm pro-cash.
  23. Actually only 1.5 oz at least according to the Garmin specs. 7.5 oz vs. 9.0 oz with alkaline batteries included (the difference would be less with lighter lithium cells). For backpacking I'll still use my eMap at 6.7 oz. The Garmin sites lists the GPSMAP 60 at 5.4oz, si I was rounding to get to 4oz... http://www.garmin.com/products/gpsmap60/spec.html
  24. Thanks for your input. I'm looking at the 60 mainly because of the faster processor and USB. That and it's 4oz lighter and every little bit helps!
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