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  1. 3 hours ago, hzoi said:

    Meanwhile, if you change your phone's settings to not automatically associate location links to a particular application, your phone should allow you to choose the application to process that link.  That's how I have my phone set, so that I can open up a map in my browser, or I can choose Waze or even the Deutsche Bahn app, to navigate to a waypoint from the geocaching app.


    I don't follow that.  The link in GC is specifically identified to Google Maps, so I assume it will always go there.

  2. 38 minutes ago, Isonzo Karst said:

    Do you have "placed date" field set? they're all from Feb 18 or newer? 


    Now why didn't I think of that?  That was the problem.  This PQ is only caches I haven't found so, with the new 1000 limit I probably haven't moved the date for a year or two. It was set to Jan 1.  Thanks for helping an addled old man. :)

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  3. I only occasionally take a look at the geocaching map (the one with all the caches showing).  I do it because some caches aren't included in my pocket query. 


    I have a PQ I run twice a week that reaches out 17 miles from my house, but it doesn't include some caches and I can only see these on the geocaching map. 


    I found 3 when I checked Thursday.  I haven't done this one yet and it's only about 2 1/2 miles from my house.


    I did these 2 Thursday when I discovered them #1 and #2.They're both about 2 miles from my house.


    Why aren't they included in my PQ?



  4. 4 hours ago, _Art_ said:

    That’s not a compass, that’s Jim, and if the map is in track up mode, it’s suppose to point where Jim is facing, yes.

    That may not be the cache.. Only if you are actually facing the cache.

    If the map is in north up mode, it should always be oriented so the map is north at the top of the screen, but Jim can still change direction on the map.


    I didn't follow that but, I understand track up mode -- I've been using it for 15 years.  At first the pointer was pointing to the cache in both cases.


    As for calibration, both units were calibrated after the last battery change and within an hour before the videos were made.


    The comments about being in the car seem valid, but the reason I did these tests is because when in the field the original unit would never continue to point to the cache when I stopped moving and this has been happening since I got the unit. 

  5. I have chased this issue for 3 years.


    I have a friend who assures me the pointer should continue to point to the cache even when standing, still if the compass is calibrated.  This is not my experience.


    After my thread here and discussions with two others who have this unit I concluded my unit must have a flaw and ordered another.


    The compass is calibrated in both the videos below.  I'm in my 80s and have tremor.  In the following videos I am still (not moving) and the GPSr is still.


     This is how my original unit was behaving. The pointer and the compass arrow jumped while I was still.

    Well, this is how the replacement unit is behaving .  As you can see there is no change. The conditions for the videos were identical. Except for my tremor I and both units were still.

    So I bought a replacement for nothing. What the hell is the compass suppose to do? It doesn't point north (at least the arrowhead with an N doesn't) and doesn't stabilize the pointer when stopped. This board doesn't seem to provide for images so you have to go HERE to see what I mean by the arrowhead.  And HERE if you think I don't have the compass turned on.



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