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  1. Where were the "postings"? one here http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=203245 and one here http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=190808 both on the 17th, but I forgot the time and date in the second one, no replies to either posting til now, the lack of replies indicated to me there was not enough interest. and one this thread, from yesterday I had my node up and running no connections and still no email form Mike.
  2. Well from what I have seen there is not enough interest to even consider a conference server, A week ago I had my node up at 2000 central, nobody even bothered to connect to me, even after a few postings indicating it would be up and running. I will try again tonight 25 September, if no one connects by 2015, I will quit trying. 73 Ryan. My call KC0QNB, Node 134711
  3. Hey guys I just posted a message on the other thread on this subject, I am still looking for people. 73kc0qnb, node 134711
  4. I am up for a net, there is a way to go for now I can support 4 users reliably on my node in Echolink, maybe more never tried, if all users could link up to four, then 16 total users would be easy. YKZ if you have the resources to set up another conference I can help "patrol it" some. Need a time though and a day also 73 Ryan KCØQNB, node 13477 Mike send me an email I have a few questions, I tried to send one to but after two days is was returned as undeliverable. KC0QNB If anyone reads this, since Mike offered up *CANADIAN*, we should try it and see what happens, how about 2000 Central daylight savings time, on the 18th (tomorrow), send me a pm from here and let me know.
  5. I am up for a net, there is a way to go for now I can support 4 users reliably on my node in Echolink, maybe more never tried, if all users could link up to four, then 16 total users would be easy. YKZ if you have the resources to set up another conference I can help "patrol it" some. Need a time though and a day also 73 Ryan KCØQNB, node 13477 Mike send me an email I have a few questions, I tried to send one to but after two days is was returned as undeliverable. KC0QNB
  6. I am up for a net, there is a way to go for now I can support 4 users reliably on my node in Echolink, maybe more never tried, if all users could link up to four, then 16 total users would be easy. YKZ if you have the resources to set up another conference I can help "patrol it" some. Need a time though and a day also 73 Ryan KCØQNB, node 13477
  7. Yes I have posted a message on the Nebraskacache, to date two replies, is all I have, not a large interest in this operation, and I am a bit disappointed to be honest. I probably give up due to lack of interest, and just do my own thing.
  8. For my old reliable meridian I use a RamMount, the 4" riser bar and the permanent mount "disc", never had a problem. When I get a 60cs I will use a rammount that will work with what I already have. As far as posting go to photobucket.com and open an account (free) upload your pics to there and use the image tag, copy it and paste it on another forum within a message. like this Sorry it is the only pic I had handy, don't have one of my ram mount, just an example.
  9. Excuse me, I just sent an email to 1011 news about the other Nebraska and I included the panhandle, as a part of the Other Nebraska so there Actually I can relate to you. I feel everyone west of Broken Bow, should get together and start a new state called West Nebraska after all there is already West Virginia, and South Carolina we could put the capital in Ogallalla. At any rate the areas I am referring to are in Dawson and Lincoln County I got a call from a rep of the NGPC today, he was going to check with his people, in Lincoln and get some input. Then we will proceed. If I am reading you right, you probably wouldn't want to drive this far to pickup trash. Thanks for the reply, that gives two replies to the topic including my own reply.
  10. you are right no one there, I will drop the user an email, but is not a dedicated server anymore, just a link.
  11. No dedicated server anymore the node is VE7WCC-L NewWestminster B.C 243320, I did connect no one there. The node is marked as geoham talk we need to set up a sked and see what happens.
  12. Could I get a show of hands (virtually) if any one is interested in joining a net let me know, it might be fun. I know people that have conference servers, we might be able to use one for a virtual net, it might also bring more hams into geocaching always a plus. 73 KCØQNB
  13. I have heard rumors here in Nebraska that some if not most rural (small town) public safety organizations use gps or have the ability to get the data, of course if the vehicles or the members don't have a gpsr, it wouldn't do much good, we would be back to the dispatchers giving the directions to the responders. I will look into this further and report back. It just sounds like a good idea to me!
  14. What amazing results on this post, so underwhelming, c'mon Nebraska Geocachers, show me some guts and initiative.
  15. You can try here to check your declination, bear in mind the amount declination changes from year to year http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/geomagmodels/Declination.jsp You can enter your coordinates (in decimal format) or enter your zip code in the box provided. Maybe not a real good idea, most houses use wooden floors and wooden floor joists, and nails (steel) to hold it all together, try a large flat surface such as a table that has been glued together, or a large cardboard box placed on the floor, about a foot above the floor should work better, watch out for staples. This reminds me of a story, when I got my first GPSr. a Magellan Sportrack, I started out wanting a good compass, don't remember why anymore, I exchanged the Sportrack for my Meridian about a week later, the Meridian had more bells and whistles. The compass I have is a army surplus unit I got about 20 years ago, it is scaled in mils, and degrees but the degrees are only graduated every 5 degrees so I don't use it much anymore. FYI there are 3200 mils in 360 degrees, yes my meridian will use mils also, not much use in the civilian world.
  16. Actually even the new GPSr , most anyway, even with a USB connection can communicate via serial NMEA through a translator, I read this on Garmins site. The 2200h has a 2.5mm "stereo" jack on the back to facilitate the connection I already have the parts to make it work, I just wanted to see if anyone had actually done it. Thanks for your reply.
  17. Just for fun today on the way to work I marked a recognizable spot near the highway, with my Merigreen, I just checked the mark with GE, the location I marked was within 5-10 feet from where I actually made the mark, How did I come up with the estimate of accuracy? I stopped next to a Historical marker and took a picture of it after marking the location from within my vehicle, I got out of the Jeep walked around the front, went to the passenger door leaned my backside on the passenger door and took the picture. Since my jeep is about 5 feet wide and my GPSr bracket is mounted on the center console on the passenger side, which by my estimation was about 7-8 feet from the marker. The accuracy was not too bad I would say, of course your mileage will vary.
  18. You are new, got your ticket 2April08, welcome to the world of amateur radio, do you Echolink? Does anyone here do Echolink besides me?
  19. You are new, got your ticket 2April08, welcome to the world of amateur radio, do you Echolink? Does anyone here do Echolink besides me?
  20. I am looking for some people interested in helping with Nebraska CITO activities, I went to a couple of WMAs (Wildlife Management Areas) in the west central part of the state this last weekend,, the first thing I saw in one area was a newly placed dead dog, or it appeared that way, I got a geocache and my wife got a bunch of ticks, we moved on to the next area about a mile away, first thing I saw was a huge pile of trash, litter box, paint roller tray and several other plastic items, as well as some biodegradables , and another dead dog body. The trash pile was at least 7 feet in diameter and a foot and a half high. I am fielding a request for some people to help in a major cleanup state wide, in other WMAs around the state. I have sent an email to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, and have so far not received a reply, but since I just sent it last night I am not worried ...yet. I would encourage other Nebraska Geocachers to do the same, go to http://www.ngpc.state.ne.us/admin/contact.asp Let them know that at least some of us care enough to offer to clean the WMAs up. Keep me advised of what is happening in your corner of the Nebraska concerning this project. Feel free to send me an email via this forum. Ryan in Gothenburg
  21. Eartha I have sent an email to the Game and parks commission, waiting for a reply, I will post a message in the regional forum and see what happens.
  22. Will move to PMs or email to spare everyone else - which would you prefer? email better
  23. East Willow Island WMA, 40°51'45.43"N, 100° 2'5.34"W and West Cozad WMA. 40°51'16.73"N, 100° 0'49.60"W I am from Gothenburg, Dawson County, West Central Nebraska. Sunday I went to test somethings, and went to Blue Heron WMA, 40°54'58.84"N, 100°10'34.57"W, a good baseball pitcher could hit the local Pizza Hut from here across the interstate, here I found deer legs. A CITO would take a lot of man hours, and a few pickups, I would like to get something going on this problem but I will need lots of help.
  24. I have a Meridian gGPS, have the sd card capability, after reading and researching a bunch, I will go with either the Garmin GPSmap 60, or 60cs(x). My mom has an older Garmin GPS 76, that she was given. A couple of years ago we went to the same area together, I had a strong signal all the time, she on the other hand kept losing the signal, even under moderate tree cover, my Meridian has the quadrfilar helix antenna, the 76 has a patch like a lot of Garmin units. So to sum up, go with the GPSmap60 series, with the better antenna.
  25. My wife and I went out the yesterday to take some pictures in some WMAs (Wildlife Management Areas) here in Nebraska, as usual I took my GPSr along, to do some caches in the area in the first area, just after we crossed the bridge going into the area, we spotted a fairly recently placed dead dog, still mostly intact. Makes me wonder why these people (if I dare call them that) didn't just take the dog to a vet and have it put down instead of driving out of their way to do the deed. Then after a major tick attack (I am surprised they are out already) we went down to another area a couple of miles away, and saw this. And another dog body, not in as good as shape as the first (use your imagination here). By now I am getting real ticked off (mildly speaking). We took some pictures of the area and headed home. Both of these sites need some serious TLC, I am the only active Geocacher around here. The Game and Parks Commission doesn't have the funds to clean this kind of thing up, and the rest of the people don't care, or so it appears. I need some help to do the job, but I don't know how to go about it. any ideas would be appreciated.
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