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  1. Maybe I am missing something, but I can't see how to edit my post. So... ***** PRICE DROP ***** $145
  2. I am selling to fund a project for another hobby. I haven't cached much the last couple of years and this has mostly sat on the shelf during that time. The unit is great for anyone. Full paperless and when you pair it with the free Delorme Cache Register program its super easy to run PQ's and load them in the unit.
  3. For Sale Delorme Earthmate PN40 $175 shipped to the CONUS by USPS Priority Mail *** Delorme PN-40 GPS Receiver w / EXTRAS *** *** Topo Maps V9 - Maps for USA, Canada and Mexico *** RAM Handlebar Mount - Screen Protector *** *** 8 GB SD Card - Soft carry case *** This sale is ONE (1) Delorme PN-40 GPS Receiver w / EXTRAS. This GPS was purchased new and only used by me. The GPS unit is great shape overall, with only minor surface scratches/scuffs. A screen protector has been on it since day 1. If you require any additional information, please feel free to contact me. Contents Include: (1) - Delorme Earthmate PN-40 GPS Unit - (Great Shape with minor surface scratches/scuffs) (1) - Delorme Topo USA 9.0 Software DVD (1) - Delorme Topo USA 9.0 PN-40 Precut Maps DVD Set (1) - Delorme Topo USA 8.0 Software DVD (1) - Delorme Topo USA 8.0 PN-40 Precut Maps DVD Set (1) - Delorme Computer USB Data Interface Cable (1) - Delorme Car Adapter / Charging Cable (1) - Delorme Earthmate User Manual (1) - Delorme Earthmate Quick Start Guide (1) - Original Delorme Box (1) - Lanyard Strap (1) - 8 GB SDHC Memory Card (1) - RAM Bicycle Mount (1) - Delorme Soft Carry Case With Belt Clasp and Carabiner (1) - ZAGG Invisible Shield - (Already Installed - Good Shape - Has been on the GPS since new) (1) - Litium Ion Rechargeable Battery Mapping includes TOPO and street maps for all of the USA and street maps for Canada and Mexico GPS Unit will be restored to factory defaults settings before shipping
  4. At some point you weigh the benefits of any options that differ on the units and pick one. You can't go wrong with any of the above. So I would suggest going to a store that carries them and trying them out or go to Amazon.com and buy one.
  5. Ok, uninstalled and reinstalled. I didn't realize this before but I only tried from the maps page. It still does it. But what I did find is that it only does it from the cache info popup from the beta maps page. It works fine from any other send to gps link I can find on the website including the original maps, the cache page and the listings that show the small icon on the far right to send to gps.
  6. I noticed this bug today when using the Send to GPS function on my Delorme GPS. It sends the info just fine, but when you hit the close button it doesn't close, it resends the info again. It does this is Chrome, FF8 and IE9 I did a search and didn't see this issue reported.

    Etrex 20

    Probably tracks. Garmin uses magenta for tracks
  8. Here's an Article I just read on it: Working group seeks to address perceived problems with GPS signal interference A few weeks ago, I wrote a story about potential interference with Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) signals due to the deployment of a new cellular telephone and data network by a communications company called LightSquared. When I was preparing that article I attempted to contact LightSquared to get their side of the issue, but got no response to my emails and phone calls. After the story ran, LightSquared did reach out to me, and on April 28, 2011, I spoke via phone with Jeff Carlisle, their executive vice president for regulatory affairs and public policy. LightSquared is historically a satellite telephone services company, founded in 1989. They launched their first communications satellite in 1996, and have a wide range of clients using their services, including many public safety agencies. Carlisle pointed out that LightSquared is the only provider of a push-to-talk satellite-based network that can be provided on an ad hoc basis to first responders. The frequency band that LightSquared licenses from the FCC is underused by their satellite subscribers. In 2001, LightSquared petitioned the FCC to repurpose this frequency band for a combination of satellite and ground-based wireless communications. When users were within range of a ground station, their communications would run through that system, as with conventional cellular telephone service. When users were out of range of a ground station, their handset or data modem would communicate with an overhead satellite. The switch from ground to satellite communications would be seamless and transparent to the user. Because LightSquared’s portion of the communications spectrum is adjacent to the channels used by the GPS network, the GPS community expressed concern that LightSquared’s ground-based signal would bleed into the GPS bands and overwhelm the relatively weak transmissions from the GPS constellation, roughly 13,000 miles away from the typical GPS receiver. LightSquared responded to this issue by spending $9 million to develop filters to ensure their signals would not interfere with GPS transmissions. Carlisle says these filters are 1000 times more effective than the FCC required in a 2003 ruling. In 2004, the GPS industry indicated to the FCC their support for LightSquared’s technical parameters. GPS frequencies lie within bands designated L1 to L5, with the L1 band being closest to the LightSquared spectrum. In 2010, the GPS industry told the FCC that some GPS receivers “look” outside of the GPS bands, and strong transmissions in the adjacent frequency bands — namely, the ones used by LightSquared — could render those receivers useless. Many receivers do not have appropriate filtering because of older technology or poor design, and can pull in signals outside the designated GPS bands, so that a strong adjacent transmission could overwhelm the GPS signals. Carlisle co-chairs a working group to resolve this problem with Charlie Trimble who founded Trimble Navigation, a major GPS manufacturer. There are seven subgroups within the working group that include representatives from Garmin, APCO, Boeing, Rockwell, Lockheed-Martin, public safety organizations, the Dept. of Defense, NASA, and the FAA. Testing of solutions is underway, with a final report to the FCC due on June 15, 2011. The FCC-mandated testing process is evaluating 150 different GPS devices. After that testing is complete, mitigation solutions will be explored by all the parties. Carlisle assured me that both the FCC and LightSquared are cognizant of the critical role that GPS has not only for land, sea, and air navigation, but for maintaining other aspects of our infrastructrure. We’ll all still be able to find Grandma’s house at Thanksgiving.
  9. DeLorme PN-40 $175 shipped to US. With Topo 8, box, lanyard. Gps is in great shape, screen protector.
  10. An excellent article at ConsumerReports.org titled "Cheap bikes are not bargains" ************************************************ Wal-Mart and Toys “R” Us sell plenty of bikes from brands such as Huffy, Mongoose, Roadmaster, and Schwinn for $100 to $200. They seem like good deals, so why would we advise you to spend $300 or more for a bike in the Ratings (available to subscribers)? Because you get what you pay for. Mass-market bikes have cheaper construction than higher-priced bikes and can weigh 7 or 8 pounds more. They come in only one size, so you're not likely to get a great fit. And mass merchants can't match bike shops for quality of assembly, expert advice, and service. In the long run, performance matters most, so we tried out two full-suspension bikes and one front-suspension model from the big-box stores, priced at $120 to $230. Shifting of the full-suspension bikes' 21 speeds wasn't nearly as smooth as on bike-shop models. Shock absorption and handling were fair to decent on pavement and on smooth dirt paths, but these so-called mountain bikes couldn't handle rough off-road terrain. On steep paved roads, the extra weight, poor gearing, and mushy suspensions made pedaling uphill very hard. The front-suspension model, also with 21 speeds, did much better on pavement and on fairly smooth dirt trails--but only after we adjusted the sloppy setup to make it roadworthy. Plus it comes in only one size, so fit will be hit or miss. Consider cheaper bikes from a department store only for the most casual adult use, and stick with a front-suspension model, which is likely to be better than a cheap full-suspension bike. You may want a mass-market bike for kids who will outgrow a bike quickly or toss it about. Still, if your budget allows, we'd recommend that you buy one of the $300 comfort bikes in the Ratings (available to subscribers). You'll get a lot more bike for the buck. ************************************************ Read a whole thread discussing this here: http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=30921 But I wouldn't. Buy something decent.
  11. That's highly oversimplified. Having a license doesn't prevent accidents or stupidity. nothing can prevent accidents and stupidity. you'll have to live in a bubble to best avoid them.
  12. what's so magical about caching that he can't carry. obviously if he is your friend and you know he carries all of the time, what's the beef with him carrying while caching? he must do it wherever else you go together. so why not this activity?
  13. forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=188871 try this thread.
  14. I am probably buying a Specialized Rockhopper Comp disc tomorrow. Looking forward to a lot of biking this year!
  15. Hmmm, that's where I just created/updated mine.
  16. http://www.geocaching.com/account/editprofile.aspx You can edit your forum sig here
  17. Other cachers? Do a google search for a local geocaching group for your state. Edit: Found this one for ya: http://www.texasgeocaching.com/
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