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  1. Well for some useless trivia: Unless this is from another GPSr source, from which they recycled the firmware for the GPSMAP 66, I guess this was going to be the background wallpaper until somebody changed their mind https://imgur.com/a/WlmNaVu
  2. _Art_

    Chirp Qs

    Hi, I never followed up, and can just show the last of three videos I made about it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dz6-qLMY_aE&t=1s That’s at least as far as I’d take it without knowing something specific about it’s encryption technique. I ended up only wrecking one of two chirp units, so guess I could place one. Is a “beacon only” geocache a thing?
  3. I went over and was there for the update. It crashed starting up straight after, but was ok starting up after that. Not much time to test a lot other than I was most interested in, but the problem exiting the Recording Controls menu (back to map screen) appears to be fixed. It still crashes browsing the map at low zoom level. Anything from 8km to 20km if Birdseye imagery is enabled. Birdseye imagery is no longer displayed if you zoom out further than 20km printed on the scale. Where the ordinary Garmin Topo map could crash it before, it appears to only happen for Birdseye imagery now. I think it would be fixed for now if they simply disabled Birdseye imagery for any view above the 5km zoom level. This is the downloaded highest quality sat imagery. For HEMA raster map which is also just a bunch of jnx files that cover all of Australia, that is displayed up to 12km zoom level, and doesn’t seem to crash it at all. Maybe it’s just that it’s the high quality imagery that it can’t handle it. The same imagery is used with my 64st and never has a problem, so I’m only comparing to that.
  4. Literally the day after I sold mine! lol. Still keen to see how it goes for people. I’ll probably buy another if I think it will stay powered to maintain a track log. Luckily it’s sold to a friend, so I’ll be able to have a good look at it, and he might even give it to me to do the update.
  5. I sold mine at a $50 loss, rather than any hassle in taking back for refund after 3 months now. Actually I included the Garmin battery pack so it did cost me a bit more. Now I do like the hardware, and will probably buy another one later if I know a lot of things are fixed, but 3 months where I wouldn’t want to use it is too much.
  6. Does that mean the internal charge controller is working properly now, or you didn’t try?
  7. Here’s one of them: https://www.sendspace.com/file/dbzq77
  8. Whoops, may have found another one. I made two custom maps lat night that both worked for the 64st, and both crashed the 66st any time they would be displayed. Both were single 1024x1024 JPEG images. So has anyone tried any custom maps?
  9. Maybe they don’t like using the same names again, knowing that 001-008 names exist in another track. In reality, you wouldn’t really confuse the same names in an entirely different track. Have you tried that auto prefix feature of the 66 and seen what that does? Maybe changing a couple of letters as a prefix for each hike would reset the numeric part. None of this answers your question, it’s just some thoughts really. I haven’t even marked a waypoint on it myself, but have seen the prefix part in the menu IIRC.
  10. It came out yesterday, and I got it first. It sux in every possible way. Garmin Topo LITE Australia is much better for half the price, and the HEMA raster mapping covers that up. The raster mapping is just Birdseye jnx files, which subtract from the total jnx files you can have on a device. The GPSr doesn’t know anything about what it’s displaying, where the Garmin Topo LITE vector map does. The raster mapping has limited street detail. The raster mapping includes contour lines which are fuzzy at some zoom levels. The POIs are more comprehensive, and include info about toilets, etc. for sites. POIs are free. I can’t even think of a single redeeming feature. These are both 64st screenshots compared HEMA to Garmin Topo V6. V6 is the full version, which is the same price. I should have turned Birdseye imagery off, but you can still see the contours. Garmin Topo screenshots are nigh time mode also. https://imgur.com/a/k0X2hyX Cheers.
  11. I do have the envelope and pm area, but no new messages, and no messages at all. If it weren’t for the email I wouldn’t know I got a message. Yes I wasn’t going to mention that. It was about ten years ago, I expected it to work at the time, and they may well, but I never tested with a device. I did test and use 60CSx Whiz. With more experience, I wouldn’t send anything like that out into the world these days (Oregon/Colorado Whiz) without testing it on a device myself. 60CSx Whiz works great, but any online version could be infected with a 90’s trojan called “Virtob”. To use it, you’d have to have a virtual machine to burn. I lost source and exe for this, and helped spread a bad version no doubt, by downloading it, and further uploading it myself. With 64st Whiz I was a lot more careful. I still have no virus checker, but a clean computer just for the IDE, and was careful to make videos showing and describing it. I’ve got a stack of HDD caddies for this, with IDE installations that simply aren’t allowed on any network, except Microsoft for Windows Update, and Visual Studio.
  12. @Atlas Cached I got email notification of a private message from you, and the email included the actual message, but nothing here? When I check one the forum, I’ve never received a pm yet since joining. Anyways, I’ve heard that before. Did Garmin say so? For 64st Whiz, I have the device for testing, but I don’t think I’ll ever have an Oregon. Although you can use photographic or cartoonish images, I wanted mainly to flatten the 64’s otherwise dithered textures, and just have plain flat colour backgrounds. I wasn’t even motivated to write it again for 66 because Garmin already did the GUI this way this time
  13. I got the opportunity to chat with an authorised distributor from Hungary of all places, whom I met through an unrelated group. He checked one of his 66s for me, and also found 2.30 device firmware. It’s interesting that it’s installed on recent units, but WebUpdater still reports 2.10 as the current version if you try to update an early unit.
  14. It’s still my favourite handheld of all time, taking into consideration the time it came out. I never recall it turning off any other way than flat batteries, or pressing the off button
  15. From memory, the way to tell was the GPS module software version was prefixed with an “m”, and just reading a bit more now, it looks like device firmware 4.10 was shipped with these. http://forums.gpsreview.net/discussion/14007/60csx-no-longer-uses-sirf-chips
  16. They are apparently up to version 2.40 now, and that has been shipped with new units since December 2018, but still no way to get it if you already have a unit that I know of.
  17. _Art_

    Chirp Qs

    I assume both the time stamp and GPSr serial number are used as part of the key. The timestamp for the current visit is displayed int he chirp information screen.
  18. _Art_

    Chirp Qs

    HI, I’ve done a little research, but was mainly bothered about hardware until about now. The low level RF communication I expect to be abstracted away by the OS, and the fellow who wrote that App linked above alluded to the same. It would be lucky for a proprietary thing like that to be out in the open. If it were full understood, my goal would probably be to replace the message, and make that dynamic, like the current temperature or something. So far what I can do is read in either SPI channel up to 8000 bytes (which is probably a number of complete transactions), and spit that out again slowly and Human readable, from a serial port to read on a terminal, or a file on SD card or something like that. The serial terminal is the easiest bet right now.
  19. _Art_

    Chirp Qs

    Hi A bit of an update. Never mind the terrible ringing on the scope traces... my scope probe there was just wires & alligator clips, but here’s an example SPI byte transmitted (I forget which direction this is relative to the mcu & RF transceiver). Scope SPI: https://imgur.com/a/QpYJKQP Too fast for software SPI functions, and I need one hardware SPI module for an SD card eventually, so I decided to make a third hardware SPI peripheral for the dsPic with two shift registers. This image shows the last byte in whatever packet was being transmitted on the row of eight white LEDs. Hardware SPI: https://imgur.com/a/u6dxQQu This allows my mcu SPI routine to read faster because the shift register hardware takes care of bit banging, and I only have to read in parallel bytes for that channel. The structure so far: Chirp Structure: https://imgur.com/a/JY0otbC Cheers.
  20. THat’s one of them, but with any detailed map, if I zoom out far and just move the map around by browsing it will never last long before turning off.
  21. For me yes. I’m sure I’ve already talked about it in this thread.
  22. That’s interesting that it’s still not available yet. Has it crashed when browsing maps?
  23. _Art_

    Chirp Qs

    I suspect that the Ant support and the dongles do the encryption, and provide access to use it through an API. Being able to write an App doesn’t mean the author is privy to that kind of information, but it’s worth a shot. EDIT, I send an email and got a reply. It’s used through an API that wouldn’t provide access to encryption (that I’m assuming to be employed). Basically, for an example, anyone can write an iPhone App that plays music form the user’s library, but you can never see inside the music file, extract data from it, see frequency values to write a spectrum display, or anything else to access the music files. You basically get a list of songs, and tell the iPhone to play one of them. Not even Apple can access the actual data (I suspect) or their own music App would have a spectrum display.
  24. Is there a way to reproduce this with a 64st on fw 5.10 if I’m in Australia? I’d guess that either the GPS or destination coords aren’t being sent to the distance function. The distance calculation itself is pretty benign stuff // calculate haversine distance in Km float getdistance(double lat1, double long1) { double lat2 = gpslat; double long2 = gpslon; double dlong = (long2 - long1) * d2r; double dlat = (lat2 - lat1) * d2r; double a = pow(sin(dlat/2.0), 2) + cos(lat1*d2r) * cos(lat2*d2r) * pow(sin(dlong/2.0), 2); double c = 2 * atan2(sqrt(a), sqrt(1-a)); float distf = 6367 * c; return(distf); }
  25. I had trouble with support as well for my 64st. Basecamp couldn’t unlock or send the map product to the GPSr. It isn’t possible for me to call them, and also have a PC or even the GPSr at the same time at work, since the support line is business hours only. I ended up using piracy tools to unlock my own map, patch the device firmware, and basically go through all the motions of pirating a map that I paid for. For the 66st, I purchased the SD card version of the map.
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