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  1. GASTX

    Basecamp Ver 4.2.1

    Update available Changes made from version 4.1.2 to 4.2.1: Added Trip Planner Adds an easy way to plan multi-day trips Round trip support Can print a trip itinerary Can add destinations along a route Flying support (airport and flight number look-up) Supports traveling between different time zones Can add Adventures that you'd like to take as part of your trip Routing Improvements Added support for different route profiles for different legs of a route Added RV and Truck routing profiles with special route options Find Improvements Added support for UK postal code search Added support for Yelp search Added support for named POI search (far away POIs should be found if it's an exact name match) Added support for POI category search (you can type 'Hotels, Las Vegas, NV') Added quick search (hover over the map to invoke it) Added ability to display more search results Fixed various find issues Basestation Improvements Added support for displaying BirdsEye while in Basestation mode Added support for displaying and saving the track of the Basestation itself Added support for displaying the most recent update time for Basestation contacts Added support to have different folders and lists with the same name (as long as they have a different parent in the folder hierarchy) Added support for changing the location of BaseCamp's database Added Irish Transverse Mercator grid Fixed an issue where roads from the base map were displaying along with roads from the detailed map Fixed an issue where BaseCamp was not displaying properly localized map labels Fixed issue with Garmap Southern Africa Topo & Rec 2012.3 NT not being displayed in BaseCamp Fixed an issue with certain file names for Adventures and Garmin Cloud
  2. MyGarmin notified me of this update. Installed fine
  3. GASTX

    Montana 650

    As Red90 stated, sounds like you don't have any maps installed besides the base-map (all that the 650 comes with, the 650T comes with TOPO maps which may not be exactly what you want) it come with which only shows major highways. You can purchase and install Garmin maps like the city navigator stuff (which are much cheaper if purchased from Amazon dot com or get free OSM maps from their site (http://www.openstreetmap.org/) and give them a try. Hope this helps
  4. A great site for Montana tips and tricks and factory stuff as well, lots to see there. He also has wikis for other garmin units and basecamp. http://garminmontanagpsr.wikispaces.com/
  5. I use a Camelbak Transformer ( http://www.amazon.com/CamelBak-Transformer-TransFormer-Black/dp/B00147NRYE ). It is a hydration pack with tons of pockets to carry most anything you could need for a day of caching plus H2O!!! I also carry a mini snake stick approx 18-24" long to fish caches out of stumps, poke around in debris, etc
  6. A fix of issues caused by the 4.80 update http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=5336 Changes made from version 4.80 to 4.90: Fixed issue with a data field in nuvi mode while navigating with the device in landscape orientation. Fixed issue with overlapping text when reviewing certain geocaches.
  7. The exact issue I ran into. Bought the download version of the maps for my Montana and also a lifetime map card from Best Buy and the two wouldnt work together. Called Garmin and told them what I had done and they sent me a DVD version and assigned my LMU card to it and I now have lifetime maps on my Montana. Best part, they charged me nothing!!! I use my Montana mostly for Geocaching as I have a nuvi for automotive use but have used the Montana in nuvi mode and was well pleased with it in automotive use (I do have the cradle when I use it in my truck). Yeah the screen isn't as large as my nuvi but was completely useful none the less. Did they charge you for the DVD or send it to you for free? I ask as I've just ordered the Montana 600 and am looking around for mapping options. How good are the Topo maps as far as locating roads? No charge for the DVD (no shipping either)
  8. I use the same bag in Digital Foliage most of the time or a CamelBak hydration backpack (The Transformer version, lots of pockets) on all day caching trips as I can carry more water that way. You cannot go wrong with Maxpedition gear. You get what you pay for with their stuff. I have used thigh rigs before and not a big fan of them as I tend to carry a lot of goodies and it feels like a weight swinging around on my leg, works just wasn't as comfy feeling.
  9. Get and use GSAK to process your PQ's it will solve the overlapping (duplicate caches) as GSAK will only keep the newest version of a cache. Plus it gives you the ability to sort, edit, all kinds of things. Greatest caching tool ever (IMO) http://gsak.net/
  10. The exact issue I ran into. Bought the download version of the maps for my Montana and also a lifetime map card from Best Buy and the two wouldnt work together. Called Garmin and told them what I had done and they sent me a DVD version and assigned my LMU card to it and I now have lifetime maps on my Montana. Best part they charge me nothing!!! I use my Montana mostly for Geocaching as I have a nuvi for automotive use but have used the Montana in nuvi mode and was well pleased with it in automotive use (I do have the cradle when I use it in my truck). Yeah the screen isn't as large as my nuvi but was completely useful none the less.
  11. I have an Oregon 550 and a GPSMAP60CSX for sale. Both are 1 year old and in like new condition. Both come with USB cables, SD cards, and Garmins belt clip attachment (the Oregon also has the carabiner clip). Contact me via PM. Oregon 550 - $250 - SOLD 60CSX - $125 - SOLD Please lock thread, thanks to all
  12. I have an Oregon 550 and a GPSMAP60CSX for sale. Both are 1 year old and in like new condition. Both come with USB cables, SD cards, and Garmins belt clip attachment (the Oregon also has the carabiner clip). Contact me via PM. Oregon 550 - $250 60CSX - $125
  13. Unless paperless caching is desired or wireless sharing, I would suggest a GPSMAP60csx (Amazon.com $199). The older and IMO a better GPS than the 62s. The bugs have all been worked out and no squeaky case Supports SD cards, same screen size, etc. As much as I love my 60csx (and always have it with me) I mostly use my Oregon 550 as I geocache more than anything else and paperless is the holy grail. My .02 worth
  14. I wonder if there are any caches in the red light district of Amsterdam. Most probably have damp logs in them.
  15. Was caching with the wife one afternoon and she saw a better way into the woods for a cache so she took the lead, got about 100' into the wood and she stopped to let her GPS'r settle a bit. I was about 3 steps behind her when I felt a sting on my leg, looked down and found myself standing in a giant wasp nest that had been knocked down (I think the wife set me up ). I got hit 12 times before I got her and myself into high gear. I am not allergic to wasp stings so other than a nice batch of whelps all was good. Wife got a good laugh at me flailing around like a wild man. But something to keep in mind if you are allergic to wasp / hornet stings
  16. I use my iPhone with the Geocaching.com app and couldnt ask for a better combination. I have tried the "droid" phones (DroidX) and wasnt as happy with it for a geocaching alternative.
  17. I use my Nuvi 765T in my car to get close to caches but switch to my Oregon 550 or 60CSX to go to the actual cache. The nuvi's I have had dont have a long battery life and no compass (765T)
  18. If I look for the cache and dont find it I log it as a DNF, no matter how much or how little time I tried looking.
  19. I log all DNF's if any attempt is made to find it with the sole exception. If I drive / walk into the GZ area and muggles are to thick to safely go for the find then I do not log those.
  20. PQ's, Route PQ's and to do my part to keep the site going.
  21. Thanks for the input. I added databases for other states and also one to move "finds" into. I then created different filters for my respective GPSr to create specific GPX files for each and also split the GPX files into location specific files ( i.e San Antonio, Houston, etc and some for the State / National parks). Will try this setup for awhile and see how it shakes out. Again thanks
  22. For those of you using GSAK how do you setup your databases to manage the different areas you cache in. Do you setup a DB for each general area?. I cache in several cities (San Antonio, Houston, Humble, Pasadena and several parks) and was wondering what the more seasoned users are doing with this. I have 3 different GPSr and each requires a different upload setup due to memory, etc (60CSX, Oregon 550, and Nuvi 765t). All input appreciated. ClanStan
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