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  1. I have just downloaded the latest version of Mapsource, 6.13.2 and it is not reading my old Topo disks at all. The disk does not show up in the "Switch to Product" list. Am I having finger trouble or is there a problem with this new version and old versions of Topo?

     

    My other pc with a older version of Mapsource works fine!

     

    Barry

  2. I am wondering if anyone is using Earthmate PN-20 yet for Caching and how they are getting on with it. Personally I love the idea of the 24K topo maps, but is it as good as a 60csx. Yes I have seen the comparisons here, but I would like to hear from a user.

     

    Barry

  3. Ok, lets catch new people up before this turns into another thread where people accuse deafhunt of being a troll, sock puppet, or having poor written expression skills.

     

    Deafhunt is a real geocacher from Alaska. He is really deaf. Our difficulty in understanding his posts is due to the fact that we do not interact regularly with deaf people. The consensus is that he is typing using grammatacal structures from American Sign Language, his first language. English can be seen as his second language.

     

    That all said, deafhunt, please learn from your first interactions on these forums. You have apologized for asking for free geocoins in a number of different threads. In our capitalist country, it is not generally well received to ask for hand-outs. Especially when you seem to place so little value on what you have.

     

    You said that you can't remember what happened to your GPSr. It may even be in your house. It is hard to accept that you have taken good care of your GPSr if there are so many different places you could have left it. It comes across that you didn't bother trying very hard to look for it. I know that I don't want to spend money I worked to earn to buy you a GPSr because I think you won't care for it.

     

    If you work to earn money to buy a new GPSr, it may remind you to keep closer tabs on it next time. If someone gives you a new unit for free (especially an expensive piece of technology), it will likely be worth what you paid for it in your eyes - nothing. I doubt you will have learned a very valuable and expensive lesson to take care of your stuff.

     

    Like Knight said, print some maps and get out to find caches. I found my first couple dozen caches using hand made drawings I made while looking at arial views from Google Maps. I would sketch out some land marks and draw an arrow with about how far I thought the cache would be from there. I did this because I didn't have enough money for a GPSr.

     

    If you are able, get a job. If you receive benefits and are not allowed to work, learn to save a little each time you are paid (receive benefits). It may take a long time to save enough for a new GPSr, but it will mean a whole heck of a lot more when you get it.

    Being disabled with deafness in not a way to pray on charity. Nor is it a reason not to spell correctly. If this is his only disability neither does is prevent him from earning some money. Geocaching is not a cheap sport, one need to be able to travel, usually by car, to the Cache locations.

    If he a a young kid, then someone who is local to him should help him out, but asking for a free GPSr is the same as the guy who asks for cash at the local intersection.

    Prove who he is and that he is in genuine need of help and I'll be the first to put a couple of bucks aside in a paypal account.

     

    HummerH1

  4. i would like to play geoaching but i can't beecause of no GPS and i want to have one on my hand :(:huh:

    I guess a moose ate it..

    Here's what you do, get a job, get some pay and then buy a GPS. That's what I have to do. I started working for cash when I was 12.

     

    Hummer

    Oh, as well as that go to school to learn some English. :smile:

  5. i would like to play geoaching but i can't beecause of no GPS and i want to have one on my hand :huh::smile:

    I guess a moose ate it..

    Here's what you do, get a job, get some pay and then buy a GPS. That's what I have to do. I started working for cash when I was 12.

     

    Hummer

  6. Sorry no, but I wish that I had not sold it!

    Bazzer

     

    I have a boxed like new 76CX that I would sell for $250 plus a few bucks for postage. It has only been used for a few hours. I bought it for my wife but she doesn't want to share the sport of GoeCaching with me...

     

    Bazzer

     

    If you have a used 60CX 60CSx 76CX or 76CSx and want to sell it please let me know....

     

    Thanks,

     

    JO

     

    Bazzer do you still have the 76CX for sale?

     

    Dena

  7. I have a boxed like new 76CX that I would sell for $250 plus a few bucks for postage. It has only been used for a few hours. I bought it for my wife but she doesn't want to share the sport of GoeCaching with me...

     

    Bazzer

     

    If you have a used 60CX 60CSx 76CX or 76CSx and want to sell it please let me know....

     

    Thanks,

     

    JO

  8. I just successfully magnetized some of my stainless steel knives with a permanent magnet. So it is indeed possible the rod inside you can be affecting your flux gate compass in your gps. Why not call your local hospital and talk to the MRI techs and see if they have any suggestions to demagnetize it? The knife that I used only put my compass off 90 degrees max. I could not get it to point to it rather than mag north.

     

    HummerH1

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  9. I would imagine that the metal in your body is either stainless steel or titanium and neither should have a effect on your gps as both are non-ferrous. If you have a pacemaker or the like this certainly can effect the compass. In order for even iron to make the compass point to your body it would have to be magnetized. Maybe you have eaten a small magnet or the aliens have implanted a tracking device in you :laughing:

     

    HummerH1

    OK, I'm sort of joking here, but really wondering at the same time.

     

    DH & I have 2 identical Garmin GPSmap 60cs units. They have same firmware upgrades. All settings the same. Calibrated the same at same time & place.

     

    I have an 11" metal rod connected to my spine - attached with wingnuts. :unsure: I hold my GPS in my hand at about stomach height & somewhat close to my stomach.

     

    It seems to never fail, that my GPS's arrow will always want to point back towards my stomach. While DH's says we need to head in another direction.

     

    We'll trade GPS...and "mine" that he is now using will now point to the right direction; and "his" that I'm now using will point to my stomach. It's become somewhat of a joke, that I've eaten the cache. LOL

     

    But seriously, can metal in a body (plates, pins, rods....) effect a GPS? I don't set off airport detectors even though I have more metal than my mom. She sets off detectors & she only has wires from a triple by-pass.

     

    I THINK my rod is stainless steel if that helps.

     

    Anyone else have this strange effect with GPS units. :laughing:

  10. I have had a controversial topic running for several days the subject of which was "Why GeoCoins" On the GeoCoins forum. This topic was suddenly deleted. Why was that?

     

    It seems to me that the selling and trading of GeoCoins has nothing to do with GeoCaching, the only cashing to be done is by those selling the coins. There are even some selling coins to so claiming they need the money to pay for vet bills for a horse. I personally would question how legit this sale is along with the cancer begging posts.

     

    I would ask the owner of this site to investigate this subject as it is in danger of bringing our sport into disrepute .

     

    I can understand the coins if they are used as Travel Bugs, but not the collection of them or sale of them, this is only encouraging the theft of any coins that are left in caches.

     

    There is clearly a lot of profit to be made out of a cheaply made coin that probably cost cents to make that are being sold for many dollars. I know that this is a free society, but it's not GeoCaching. GeoCoins should be on a completely different site.

     

    Again, I would ask the owner of the site to comment rather than just delete this topic, if deleted I assume that there is something to hide.

     

    HummerH1

  11. You are totally right about the trading being out of control. If you look through all the posts on the first page of the Goecoin forum you will see that most are devoted to selling coins. Furthermore many are so called charity sells, like "I need to pay my vets bill". If you can't afford a horse then don't buy one. I have several animals and I pay the vets bill without begging here. On most forums this kind of post would be banned, try it on DPreview or FMForums and see how far you get.

    The practice of geocoin trading has little or nothing to do with GeoCaching. In fact if you are foolish enough to place coins in a cache then you will find that before long they have been stolen and are now part of a collection. If I am wrong please show me where a coin has been moved from one cache to another more than, say, a half a dozen times.

     

    I bet all the flame that I have already gotten in this post and the flame I expect from this post is all from sellers of the coins and not from true GeoCachers. I would hope that some time soon this forum is banned completely as it has no part in GeoCaching at all. It's all about people selling junk at high profits.

     

    My last word. I'm back to proper GeoCaching.

     

    HummerH1

     

    quote name='butbyice' date='Jan 3 2007, 04:43 PM' post='2643943']

    I think geocoins are out of control. People are just slapping whatever on a coin to make a quick profit. I watch for those that are actually thought out and that will be the only ones i buy if any at all. I also have noticed that there is alot of copyrights being ripped off. I know people are changing the design a little but that still does not change the fact that it appears to me that copyrights are being used and I am sure there is no permission to do so. so whatever that is just what I think.

  12. I am a vet who was injured whilst on active service, your so called Purple Heart should be called the "(removed by moderator)" award. If you can't geocache without hurting yourself, then stay at home. Or better still join the idots who collect geocoins and imagine that they are caching.

     

    Many have given there lives to us and the only Honor that they have received is the Purple Heart. This idea does nothing but insult.

     

    Hummer H1 ex 22nd Reg SAS

     

    SO, what do you recommend?

  13. Have a look at this thread and you will see that a awful lot of placed GeoCoins are going missing, presumably into someones collection.

     

    http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=146270

     

    I don't see how GeoCoins and GeoCaching can coexist whilst there are so many that merely want to collect them.

    This will be my last post on the subject since I know understand what GeoCoins are all about. If I find one I shall move it on and log the find.

     

    Bazzer in California

  14. Ah Ha, now it's becoming clearer. The buying or trading of Geo

    Caching coins that have not been in circulation is just like buying from Franklin Mint. I have no problem with that. But is it GeoCaching? From what I read there are some that might be getting coins made just to re-sell. Again, this would not seem to be GeoCaching.

     

    bazzer <_<

    The taking of a Coin and not moving it on is really a form of Muggling, is it not? If I find a coin in a cache then I will move it to another place, if I want to collect coins then I will go to Vegas.

    We don't take coins out of caches and then add them to our collection we buy the coin new when it first comes out and put it into our collection without activating or releasing it into the wild. but some people choose to buy them and then release them as travel bugs and if we find one of these in a cache we treat them just like travel bugs and pass them on to other caches. So no one is taking them out of caches and then keeping them (that would be "muggling" or stealing) The ones that people keep have never been released.

    I think this may help you understand a little better but if it didn't I am sorry.

  15. Wow, I certainly wasn't expecting the onslaught of replies to my question. I like GeoCaching because it is just plain fun and good exercise for me and my son, let alone the "Quality" time we spend together. Sure I can understand the Shiny TB, but by keeping the coins and not replacing them, which must be happening. This is a form or taking and not leaving is it not? As a kid in England I used to collect trains, well their numbers at least, anyone remember "THE SIR WINSTON CHRUCHILL" I did not keep the trains themselves :D but just their numbers in a book. The taking of a Coin and not moving it on is really a form of Muggling, is it not? If I find a coin in a cache then I will move it to another place, if I want to collect coins then I will go to Vegas.

     

    A very Happy New Year to Everybody and may all our troops all come home intact.

     

    Bazzer

     

    Speaking from experience (as someone who’s decimated their savings and destroyed their monthly budget) I agree with Bob. If you don’t understand the obsession with geocoins, you’re not hooked yet so --- my advice is –

     

    RUN !! RUN AWAY QUICKLY !! DON’T LOOK BACK !! IT’S TOO LATE FOR US – BUT YOU CAN STILL SAVE YOURSELF !!

     

    :):D:)

     

    Windrose

    Yeah, what he said! :D

    [/quo

  16. All I am trying to do is understand GeoCoins. I thought this site was all about GeoCaching, so devoting a forum, or part of it to trading something that you don't have to find, you can buy them or get given them does not seem to be GeoCaching does it?

     

    I can see from the recent posts that some have been given away, but have they ever been placed in a GeoCache. Maybe the whole trading thing should be in a seperate site, www.Geocoins.com....I am sure that url has already been taken.

     

    :D

    I have only found a few caches, I have just learned of GeoCoins, so what are they and why would anyone want to sell them for a profit? I can see the fun of TB, placing them and tracking where they are, but the idea of placing a object, a GeoCoin, does not really seem to be in the spirit of GeoCaching if money can be made of it.

    I have been looking at the GeoCoin forum and it looks more like a "Want Advertiser" to me. It would seem that you could collect the coins without even GeoCaching.

    Am I missing the point?

     

    HummerH1

     

    Yes, you can collect the coins without geocaching.

     

    But I'm not getting your statement about it not being in the spirit of geocaching if money can be made from it. Are only Groundspeak, Garmin, Magellean and all the companies that sell gasoline allowed to make money from geocaching. There are alot of small businesses run by geocachers for geocachers out there working to bring good products to us. I appreciate that. I'm not just talking geocoins either. There are companies that sell caching shirts, caching buttons, all sorts of caching accessories. Some of them might just be making extra pocket money, some have fully invested in the businesses they run.

     

    I just don't get why there is so much disdain for a little guy making a profit, but it is perfectly okay for Groundspeak to operate a profitable business? I think Groundspeak used to be the "little guy".

     

    And this is no flame, I really don't understand why people have so much against profit?

     

    Oh, and you should read the threads of the past week. Many coins were generously given away.

  17. I ask a perfectly sensible question and you get upset about it, why? Looks like Flame from a moderator to me.

     

    HummerH1

     

    "Those lions are something awful. They chase down cute little baby zebras and eat them. They even have a forum called "The Lions' Den" where they talk about fresh kills, stalking techniques and guest appearances on Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom."

     

    I am moving this thread to the Lions' Den.

  18. I have only found a few caches, I have just learned of GeoCoins, so what are they and why would anyone want to sell them for a profit? I can see the fun of TB, placing them and tracking where they are, but the idea of placing a object, a GeoCoin, does not really seem to be in the spirit of GeoCaching if money can be made of it.

    I have been looking at the GeoCoin forum and it looks more like a "Want Advertiser" to me. It would seem that you could collect the coins without even GeoCaching.

    Am I missing the point?

     

    HummerH1

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