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  1. I have to agree, it is a spectacular unit, it is like my first child! hahaha But really I can't believe I did not get one before, how could anyone live without it? There were few surprises that I got when firing it for the first time (like the fishing best times). I had no idea this was included.
  2. ClydeE, Thanks for the super fast response. I was able to exclude the GSAK folder from being checked by Norton and it worked! for the first time I was able to import my LOC file! Now I need to figure out all these cool features in GSAK. thanks again, ScreenRage
  3. I installed GSAK version 5.5.1 on a desktop and laptop and neither one works. It keeps saying *NOT RESPONDING* on the window header. The desktop is 2.8ghz P4, with XP Pro SP1, the laptop is 3.0ghz P4 with SP2 installed (it is actually a fresh install I just did). So how come I can't get GSAK to run on either box? thanks
  4. Has anyone thought of exchaning QSL type post cards when a cache is found? For those who don't know what QSL is here is what I found on Wikipedia: QSL card, is the confirmation of a QSO (a radio contact) between two radio amateurs. "QSL" is a Q code, which means "I confirm contact with you." A QSL card is a (usually postcard-sized) hardcopy, containing the specific details of a QSO. It usually contains the callsign of both operators, the time and date of the QSO (usually in GMT), the radio frequency used, the mode of transmission used, and RST (Readability, Strength, Tone) reports exchanged. RST is a numeric code, that indicates how well (or badly!) the radio signal was received. Sometimes the QSL card will contain an image, perhaps of something associated with the operator's home town. QSL cards are very important to the radio amateur since they confirm that a QSO took place and are used as proof when applying for a Ham Award. Short Wave Listeners can also exchange QSL cards with amateur and commercial radio operators, although most collect QSL cards or letters from international broadcasting or utility stations. For many international broadcasters, QSL cards serve as publicity tools rather than for gathering data on receptions. I guess in a way this is done on the web when people post their finds but it would be cool to exchange post cards as well. You find a cache, you mail your postcard to the owner, he/she in exchange mails his/her card back. You could have unique post cards created that are cache specific just like the HAM operators do (with their call sign, city/locale etc). For geocaching we could add things like how difficult was it to find, weather conditions, find count (how many caches you already found overall/today/this month/year etc, what you took, what you left, geomuggle rating (1-5 ranking, 1=none, 5=crowded), GPS unit/brand/make etc. What do you think? -ScreenRage
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