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  1. Thanks for the reply, However, the fact that the owner can do this doesn't help me with the entries by people who do not respond to emails or messages asking them to amend their entries. I don't force people to put trackables in my graveyard, and it was running before the changes to the trackable systems, but I would like to remove the dud entries, if possible, please. As with all systems, there will always be people who don't realise all the controls available to them, and I still see the occasional new trackable being put into the graveyard. Especially from the USA, sometimes with comments about there being no graveyard in their country...
  2. Hi, I'm the 'owner' of the UK Travelbug graveyard cache and I'm trying to do some tidying up. I have a few trackable items in the graveyard which don't have a valid link to their details and I'd like to clear them out, if the owners don't update the links. I've emailed the owners asking them to either add the links or delete the items, but if they don't respond, as some have not logged ito Geocaching for a while in some cases, I would like to be able to remove the invalid links. However, as I don't have the tracking number, I can't 'collect' the item and/or delete it. Anyone know if there is a way to get rid of invalid items from a cache list please? Thanks
  3. I got a message from someone saying one of my missing TBs was being sold on eBay. However, on checking, it wasn't my TB at all. What had happened was that a seller was advertising brand new, unregistered, TB tags and had used a copy of the picture of the TB dog tags from the Groundspeak Geocaching.com site. Someone had looked at the picture, mistaken a "1" for a "2" and decoded this as one of my tags. It's a good job I looked carefully before complaining to eBay, wasn't it?
  4. Morseman


    Sorry to reply again so quickly, but I've found a place to get JNOS and TNOS (two other NOS systems) as well as NOSview. The link is http://www.aapra.org.au/shareware.html
  5. Morseman


    You would be better off using Packet (AX.25) or, if you are feeling brave, have a go with the KA9Q NOS program. NOS (Network Operating System) is a way of using TCP/IP over the radio. There's a very good book on it by Ian Wade (G3NRW) called "NOSintro - TCP/IP over Packet Radio". There were some nodes set up in the UK, and I even managed to get something running myself, once upon a time. However, there wasn't much interest because it was the equivalent of Linux on the radio. Difficult to set up, and few people on when you did! Google for NOSview and KA9Q and you will probably find more info. HTH
  6. mine used to be known as the Amateur Radio Licence: A Now it's called the 'Full' licence. In the UK we have Foundation, Intermediate and Full. Dave G0DJA
  7. There are other 'geo' GPS based games, such as; Geodashing MinuteWar MinuteWar is a game of capturing 'squares' of land and no physical violence is involved. More details of the games and how to sign up to play are at GPSGames.org
  8. Actually, they are just in the microwave bands - 1.2 to 1.5GHz Many people, wrongly, think that 'microwaves' are classed as being where the microwace ovens operate, which is 2.4GHz. However, the official starting point for microwave bands is 1GHz. The water absorbtion is unlikely to make much of a difference as experience tells me that GPS receivers still work in the pouring rain! As has been said, tree cover and buildings can make far more of a difference to reception, so your leg is being pulled.
  9. Yes, and because the grid is a 'grid' it's likely that another path to get supplies through could be found within a very short space of time. The pylon could then be repaired and the circuits re-switched back to normal. Even major substations can be bypassed by feeding supplies via a different route.
  10. From Ancestry.com Hereford English: habitational name from Hereford in Herefordshire, or Harford in Devon and Goucestershire, all named from Old English here ‘army’ + ford ‘ford’. From information britain Leominster is another market town on the Black and White Village Trail. Dating from the 7th century, its first recorded name is 'Llanllieni', the Welsh name meaning 'the church on the streams'. HTH
  11. I'm in Bolsover, North Derbyshire. Buckinghamshire seems to be well outnumbered.
  12. The map has been updated and the limits of pass lines are now working, so it looks like it's a feature that needs a move to be activated, or something like that. The try line is now in range as well!
  13. Yes, I'm playing GeoRugby, and used the link from the webpage, so sort of assumed it would put me in the right forum. I'm playing for the Northern team, so I presume you are on 'my side' as well? The other thing that is confusing me is that, on the geolympics/rugby site it says that there should be an indication of the max. distance from the cache you retrieve it from, but they don't appear when I look at the page. I'll place the ball and wait for the tag, I've moved Travel Bugs before, so I hope that I know how to do that.
  14. I've just picked up the ball, and sent an email to the address on the card, but no reply. I have also emailed the 'ref' and I hope that will get a response, but I want to place the ball in another cache today, so can anyone help? Thanks.
  15. I've got an older GPSIII+ How big are the maps and is it worth doing the mods for a GPSIII+ or is there not enough memory on that unit? What do people think? Thanks.
  16. I archieved one of my caches when a note saying "If we find you, we're going to kill you" was written in the log book! Probably local kids, but I decided that one would be retired.
  17. When I read this post first time, it read as if the people had been buried seconds before the picture was taken and I thought 'how did the daughter not know this?' LOL The discolouration is probably a reflection in the lens.
  18. I've seen a couple of notes on cache logs that are obviously 'not founds'. Why do people do that, I wonder? Is it to keep their average up in some way?
  19. On a related issue, I've seen people who post a note rather than a 'not found' even though it's obvious from the note that they did not find it. I often wonder if they do this to keep their averages 'up'...
  20. I'm G0DJA (used to be G6VMQ - back in the early 1980s)
  21. UK Advanced. I'm G0DJA but I used to be G6VMQ back in the early 1980s If anyone is interested... The UK has three licence types for Amateur Radio. Foundation Intermediate Advanced New licences are now issued with the following basic prefixes. Foundation = M3*** Intermediate = 2*0*** Advanced = M0*** The astericks are letters. The three after the prefix are the unique identifiers, the one between the 2 and the 0 in the intermediate licence tells you the area where the person is. I.e., 2E0AAA is in England, if they go to Wales they become 2W0AAA and if they go to Scotland they become 2M0AAA. There are more for the Channel Islands, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man, but it is a long list. The identifier is also used in the other two licence classes. So, M3AAA is in England, if they went to Wales they would become MW3AAA and in Scotland MM3AAA. Same long list of other identifiers apply. There's a list of the UK licences, showing the older systems, and approximately when they were issued, at RSGB Webpage then click on the 'Amateur Radio' drop down and select 'UK Callsign Prefixes'.
  22. Morseman

    Aprs Anyone?

    Ui-View is a program that uses the APRS protocol. The programs DosAPRS, WinAPRS and MacAPRS were the ones originally developed in the USA. I used WinAPRS for a while, but converted to UI-View just after Roger (G4IDE) developed it. You would need to contact the programers for the other programs that implement the APRS protocol to see if they are able to interface with other programs. From what I know of programs like Ham Radio Deluxe (a program that interfaces the PC to a CAT enabled rig) it usually needs an appropriate DDE to be written to interface between programs.
  23. I'm G0DJA - often seen as G0DJA-7 on APRS.
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