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JetMonkey

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  1. Team Dubbin, the statement that you're referring to is a bit awkward the way it is written but I believe that chjr69 is referring to another post where someone was complaining about used units being way over priced (according to the person who was complaining anyway) on the garage sale forum on this site. Chjr69 seems to be very pleased with his purchase and it sounds like he doesn’t see any merit in the other person's complaints. Chjr69, you're welcome and thank you! JetMonkey
  2. As far as some of the mentioned items 1. "Wandering" position problem I haven't seen this one yet but if it were to exist, yep, it needs to be fixed 2. Dorky icons I think the icons are fine as is, it's nice that they weren't carried over from the unit I upgraded from, besides I don't know about other people but I don't plan on walking around all day stating at the icon screen anyway! 3. No memory card icon or utility Yep, would be nice feature to add 4. Loss of alarm clock function Never used it and even forgot my old unit even had it, if they want to add it then fine but I don't need it 5. No lithium battery option Yep, should have been there from the beginning I agree also with a previous post, the default highlighted button in Geocache mode should be notes and not found, I too have accedentally sellected this and recorded the cache as found when it wasn't.
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    60 Cs Bike Mount

    I was reading the post about the Gilsson case where people have concerns with the Garmin 60 series popping out of the Garmin bike mount when hard bumps are hit. So instead of digressing too far from MLK3454's orginal question about a case, I thought I would start the bike mount topic in it's own post. I owned a 76CS and used Garmin's bike mount and have never had an issue with the unit popping out of the mount, that being said I didn't hesitate to buy a new bike mount for the 60 CSx that I just got. Looking at it's design I can easily see how the 60 series could unlock and fall out of this mount, thanks guys for mentioning it otherwise I too would probably end up with a dropped and scratched GPSr too. I haven't used it yet since it's still cold here but when spring finally decideds to happen and stick around I'll install it and use it. As far as keeping the 60 from unlocking and falling out of the bike mount it looks pretty simple to just slip a hefty rubber band around the mount at the bottom end where the lock clip is at. With the 60 installed the two should hold together just fine, at least so it seems. If it were to still pop loose I have to believe that the rubber band would most likely hold the GPSr to the mount (even though it might not be latched) long enough for you to stop your bike and relock it (maybe even add a second band if the road or trial is THAT rough). It might not be the most aesthetic fix but since I don't plan an entering my bike in any upcoming fashion shows...who cares! Plus in the end this would still look much better than a dropped unit! As far as the 60 CSx so far...Rock On!!! Steve
  4. Currently I'm using MapSource City Select 7 and GSAK to manage my geocaching and so far it works well for me. I normally keep a ton of local caches ready in my GPSr so that when I'm out and about they are already loaded and off I go. What I'm wondering is, using the software that I have, what is the best way to set things up for a road trip? Suppose I want to leave from Cleveland and drive to Washington DC (just as an example). Is there a desent and simple way to find caches that are scattered along my route from Cleveland to DC ot do I have to select various spots along the way and do a search on Geocaching.com, and do the quiery download for each city or stop that might interest me? It would be nice if I could plan a route and see just what's within a few miles of it, after all, if you do a quiery for a certain area there might not be much that shows there but there could be multiple caches in an area between the ones you quieried. I'd like to find a way to see what is along a route. Hope this makes some sense! Thanks for any help, Steve (JetMonkey)
  5. I’m selling a well cared for Garmin 76CS. The unit is about a year and a half old and works as it did when new. There are two small nicks, one in the upper and one in lower LH corners of the unit but nothing bad at all. I can email a photo to you if you like. I keep a screen protector on it to protect the sceen. I’ve installed maps from City Select version 6 on it so the MapSource City Select version 6 software CDs are included! I originally had an iQue 3600 (since has sold) the MapSource software was included with that unit so to install MapSource you’ll need to install the Garmin 3600 setup software (included) then the Mapsource City Select version 5 software then the City Select version 6 upgrade software, not a big deal overall. You’ll have access to all of the US detail maps that are part of City Select version 6. Included are the following items: 1 76 CS GPSr unit 1 USB connection cable 1 owners manual 1 27C external antenna 1Garmin automotive mount P/N 10305 1Garmin handlebar mount P/N 10305-01 And all the software required to load MapSource City Select version 6 maps to the unit. I’m asking $300 for the 76CS and all the items mentioned above If you have any questions, please feel free to email me! Thanks, Steve
  6. My experience was excellent as well! I placed my order as did a friend of mine for the 60 CSx (3 units total) at the intitial price quoted. We both recieved our GPSrs Wed for the price we were quoted when we placed our orders. I have to admit, I really had my doubts after reading some of the posts on this forum but MegaGPS did very well in my eyes and I have no reseravations about ordering from them again. Thank you for taking care of the customer MegaGPS, I'll be back!
  7. Price adjusted to $360 for the complete setup as listd above.
  8. I got my coins yesterday too. Very nice, glad I ordered them! Thanks!
  9. I’m selling a well cared for Garmin 76CS. The unit is about a year and a half old and works as it did when new. There are two small nicks, one in the upper and one in lower LH corners of the unit but nothing bad at all. I can email a photo to you if you like. I keep a screen protector on it to protect the sceen. I’ve installed maps from City Select version 6 on it so the MapSource City Select version 6 software CDs are included! I originally had an iQue 3600 (since has sold) the MapSource software was included with that unit so to install MapSource you’ll need to install the Garmin 3600 setup software (included) then the Mapsource City Select version 5 software then the City Select version 6 upgrade software, kind of lengthy but not a big deal overall. You’ll have access to all of the US detail maps that are part of City Select version 6. Yep, this is legal since the MapSource has two unlock codes and one of them has been paired with the 76 CS that I’m selling. Included are the following items: 1 76 CS GPSr unit 1 USB connection cable 1 owners manual 1Garmin automotive mount P/N 10305 1Garmin handlebar mount P/N 10305-01 And all the software required to load MapSource City Select version 6 maps to the unit. I’m asking $380 for the 76CS and all the items mentioned above If you have any questions, please feel free to email me! Thanks, Steve
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    Megagps.com

    I placed an order with them last night for a 60CSx. I was a little skepitcal at first but instead of emailing them I called them and talked to their sales dept. They seemed to be on the up and up so I went ahead and placed my order. This is my first dealing with them, hope things work out!
  11. I’m selling a Garmin iQue 3600. I’ve owned this PDA for about 2 years and have never had a problem with it. I’m selling it because my work has provided me with a Windows based PDA and while I do like the Palm operating system much better than the Windows system I just don’t have a need to have two PDA’s. This unit is used but works perfectly including the GPS function. Since it is used it does have some minor wear but nothing bad. I have a screen protector on it which seems to work fine. I didn’t have one on it when I first purchased it so there is some minor wear in the graffiti area from the stylus. This can’t be seen with the screen protector on and really isn’t an issue. The operating system has been upgraded to Palm OS version 5.2.1 r3. I have performed a hard reset on the unit to delete personal information and to return it to the condition it was when it was new. Included with the iQue is the following: -Setup guide including the setup software CD -Owners/Applications guide -PC Synch/Charge cradle -AC power adapter -MiniSync Synch/Charge retractable cable (used to synch and charge via a USB port on your PC or Laptop) -one 16MB SD memory card containing the American basemap I'm selling everything for $225 (US Dollars), if using PayPal please add 3% This is basically everything that came with the unit when it was new EXCEPT for the detailed street maps CD which I’m keeping since I have dedicated GPS units that use these maps as well. I may be able to load some detailed maps of your choice on a SD card if you can provide a card. More information about this PDA can be found at www.garmin.com/products/iQue3600/ Thanks for looking, please contact me if you have any questions!
  12. Wheww! I thought it was me, I mess around a little with both PQ and GSAK but nowhere near what either program is capable of, I thought that I was doing something wrong. So, far I reorganiged my database by going through each cache that has an older "update" date and mark the ones which have been archived as being so in my database. I reloaded the new list into my GPSr and so far so good. As I mess with this I plan to reread everyone's entries to see if I can steamline what I'm doing. Thanks for all the help, I'm still open to other ways of doing this so let me know if someone has a different way of doing this that they like to use. Thanks again, Steve
  13. Hello all, I have a question. I'm using GSAK to log my caches and also load my database into my Garmin 76CS. I have a question about something I haven't been able to figure out. Lets say that in my GSAK database I start out with 100 caches, of those 100 caches 50 of them have been archived / inactive, that leaves 50 that are currently active. Of the ones that are archived say I have previously found half of them (25). Is there a way that I can show in GSAK the 50 active caches that I haven't found and the 25 caches that I have found but are now archived? I don't really care about the 25 that are archived that I haven't found, if they are dead then I don't need to bother with them. This past weekend I spent a fair amount of time looking for two separate caches that don't exist anymore but were loaded into my GPS via my GSAK database. I don't want to delete all archived caches from GSAK because then I wont be able to see the ones that I found when they were once active. I prefer to keep caches that I haven't found and are now archived out of my GPS so I don't spend time looking for something that isn't there. Thanks for any help you can provide. Steve
  14. Yo Toad! I had that problem a few months back and posted the same question on this forum and soemone answered it for me. As of today I'm having the same problem again and forgot how I fixed it so I'm checking the forum again and I see you have the same problem as I. I looked up my question on this forum and found the answer but my GSAK is acting slightly different than the last time I had this problem. I just fixed mine a few minutes ago. I connected my GPS and selected GPS at the top of the GSAK screen. Select "send waypoints", you should see a screen with a yellow lightning bolt at the bottom DON"T SELECT that yet! Above the lighting bolt you should see a button marked "change" right under a larger white box. Select that change button, now you should get another page and there should be a screen named Change Waypoint Icons/Symbols. Here's where you change the icons that are displayed in your GPS unit. Select the "status" button at the top then set the status and icon windows to what you want them to be (status window says "found" and icon window says "geocache found", now set the same windows for your not found caches. Ignore the stuff at the bottom of the page, select save and now download everything to your GPS again and wa-la, you owe me a beer! Hopefully this works, I panicked at first when this happened to me the first time, I had no idea what I had found and didn't find, it's fixed now! Steve
  15. I've used the Palm OS for probably 8 or so years. I currently have a Garmin 3600 that I use for work. Work just gave us Blackberry 7290's and after messing with it for about two months now I can honestly say that the Blackberry is a jack of all trades, master of none! Overall, it is a pretty neat device and does indeed handle email pretty well but as far as everything else I think it's pretty weak. The PDA side of it doesn't come close to Palm's software and the phone is OK as long as there isn't much background noise. I wish we could have tried the Treo, I think it is probably the better choice based on the OS. Just my 2 cents.
  16. Hello all, From time to time, I've seen entries in logbooks where people will use a rubber stamp or a sticker with thier own custom geocache avatar that someone created for them. I haven't a clue how to do this myself but I'm wondering where I can have one of my own made up. Eventually I'd like to have a rubber stamp made as well as have the image on file so I can print my own stickers. My geocache name is JetMonkey so I'd lie to have a design that would show a screaming monkey riding on top of a jet plane with a GPS in his hand and maybe even with the tip of his tail of fire. Currently I use a garmin 76CS. I appreciate any help anyone can provide. Thanks, Steve
  17. Hello all, From time to time, I've seen entries in logbooks where people will use a rubber stamp or a sticker with thier own custom geocache avatar that someone created for them. I haven't a clue how to do this myself but I'm wondering where I can have one of my own made up. I'd like to have a rubber stamp made as well as have the image on file so I can print my own stickers. My geocache name is JetMonkey so I'd lie to have a design that would show a screaming monkey riding on top of a jet plane with a GPS in his hand and maybe even with the tip of his tail of fire. I appreciate any help anyone can provide. Thanks, Steve
  18. Thanks a ton Olar, I'm now a happy cacher, everything is working the way I want it to, you were a great help! Thanks again, Steve
  19. Hello all, I've been using GSAK to manage my geocaching and I'm having a problem when I use GSAK to upload my geocache waypoints into my Garmin 76CS. In GSAK I have all my geocache locations listed, both found caches and not found caches. Each time I use GSAK to load my waypoints into my Garmin all the caches that I've found are switched in my Garmin from the "found" icon to the "not found" icon. This is annoying since now my GPS will show all caches as being not found. Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong? I have all the caches that I've found marked as such in GSAK yet it switches the icons in my GPS each time I upload them from GSAK. Thanks in advance for any help. Steve
  20. Sorry Eartha, I was only kidding about the tree thing!
  21. ralann, those are great! I was only kidding but now that I think about it I wonder if I can take my bug to a cache along with some wood screws and a screw gun so I can attach it to a tree near the cache? OK maybe not. I am amazed though that the cinder block and bowling ball have moved around as much as it has, very cool!
  22. Thanks YodaDoe, I feel better, too bad about the Italy thing, kind of funny though. Am I allowed to attach a TB to a cinder block or car fender? OK, maybe not such a good idea, I think I'm leaning towards something that can held in the palm of someone's hand. Thanks for the reply. JetMonkey
  23. I had no idea that a concept that seams so simple and cool could be such a pain, I ordered 4 TBs because I thought this would be something my kids would have fun tracking across the country (they are 6 and 8 years old) but now I'm not so sure. From what I've read about geocachers they seem to be a pretty neat and unique crowd especially when I read the comments left by members who have found another member's cache. This isn't meant to sound like a negative comment but I'd never thought that some of these very same people could be so disrespectful of other people's property. I was hoping that the TB thing was going to be something fun. Oh well, I'm still hoping for the best and I'll make note on a lot of the tips already offered, thanks to everyone for their help!
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