We're new owners of the GeoMate Jr. too! We're taking the thing everywhere we go and finding caches (my six year old son LOVES it). There are a lot of caches on the site that aren't showing up (haven't purchased updater yet--will soon, though!), but today we found four by checking the site for the area, noting the coordinates, and finding the caches by using the directions. A good lesson for the kid, too. The small booklet with your GeoMate should explain how to go into the correct mode. Happy hunting!