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Whittling Fisher

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  1. Thanks for the suggestions. I just tried looking at the card through the USB mass storage mode and it says that the disk is not formatted. After I click to format it, the computer says it can't. I also tried to add a new map to it using mapsource and it says there isn't a disc in the GPS. It is a "normal" 512 TransFlash card. Also, I am sure I didn't delete the files during a transfer because the files were there when I turned the GPS off while driving down the road and then they were gone when I turned it back on. I guess that the card just got "fried" and I will have to see if Sandisk will replace it. Thanks again for the help on checking the card.
  2. I am having problems with my Garmin 60csx and a sandisk 512 MB microSD card. I had City Nav 7 maps loaded on the card (about 400MB) and it was working perfectly for about 2 weeks. Yesterday I shut the unit off for an hour while on a trip and turned it back on and all the maps were gone. I took the card out a few times and put it back in and every time it would not show the maps. I also checked under the menu on the map page and all it showed that the basemap was the only thing the unit was using. I put in the old card (64 MB) that came with the unit and the maps on it showed up fine. I am just wondering if anyone has had their microSD cards go bad or erase the data while in the GPS unit. It seems odd that it would just stop working all of a sudden. Thanks for any suggestions or help.
  3. Sometimes the red check marks show up on the maps right away, but usually when I log finds it can take a week or two for them to show up. It is a little annoying, but the check marks will show up eventually.
  4. Here are the changes copied directly from the Garmin website. Changes made from version 6.10.2 to 6.11.1: * Created revision 3 of the Garmin GPX extensions. This revision adds support for transferring track color. Address and phone number fields have also been added for certain Garmin units and are not supported by MapSource. * Added support for transfer with Garmin mass storage devices, such as the Nuvi. * Added support for the high speed Garmin USB data card programmer. * Added support for large format Garmin data cards, such as 512MB cards. * Corrected some Japanese translations. * Corrected a crash while doing European postal code searches. * Corrected compatibility issues between certain Garmin data cards and MapSource. * Corrected the handling of links in GPX documents for waypoints, routes, and tracks. * Corrected a problem on NT maps where the wrong label was displayed for county and state borders. * Clarified text that is displayed when changing to a map product that contains restrictions. * Removed preservation of landscape/portrait print setting, because this caused issues on certain printers. MapSource now uses the printer's default settings for portrait or landscape printing. To modify the default setting for a particular printer, use the Windows Control Panel's 'Printers and Faxes' Page to change the Printing Preferences on the Printer Properties Dialog.
  5. Nevermind, I have just started using a PalmPilot that also uses the serial port. The Hotsync was tying up the port and causing problems. It's just been one of those days Oh well.
  6. I used to use my Garmin yellow etrex and the serial connection to download waypoints from mapsource into the unit. I have been using the USB connection with my new GPS and have not used the serial connection in a while. Today, I decided to put some points into the etrex just as a backup, and Mapsource will not recognize the unit. When I click find unit, it says that some were found, but they do not have the requirments needed. I know that it has worked before, but for some reason is not working now. I have also installed Navigator, but that shouldn't be a problem since I am not tring to download maps. If anyone has had a similar problem I would appreciate some advice. Thanks.
  7. I usually use North up, but when I use track up I have to hold the unit flat (parallel to the ground) for the compass to work properly. If I tilt it up then the map goes crazy and is usually off quite a bit from what it should be. When I hold it flat again, it works fine. If you are already doing that, then I'm not sure what is going on.
  8. For the maps, you don't really delete the old maps. When you load up new regions it will erase the previous data and load the new stuff.
  9. I own a garmin unit and have notiiced while looking at Garmins site that they sell road maps for Europe and maybe some other countires ( City Navigator). It works the same as the North America version and allows you to type in an address or point of interest and it will navigate along the roads to get you there. I'm not sure if that is what your looking for or not, but hopefully it will help some.
  10. I haven't had the chance to use a Legend Cx yet, but from what I understand the 60Cx with the Sirf chip with pick up satellites quicker and will be able to pick up more satellites in situations like urban canyons and tree cover. I have been playing around with my 60csx and noticed that it is able to pick up satellites very quickly and maintains a lock even when I go back inside my house. However, as far as accuracy in open situations, both units will probably be about the same. I average about 6-15 feet with 60csx, and use to get about 15-20 with an old yellow etrex. Hope this helps some.
  11. Thanks for checking on it and helping out. I appreciate all the work you do around here on the website. Thanks, wpwfs2003
  12. Hey. I haven't used the map feature in a couple of days, but today I tried to use it and all it shows is the caches I have found. The other caches (green and yellow) don't show up at all. I was just curious if it is my computer or if there is something up with the maps. Thanks.
  13. Hey. I've been geocaching for a little while now. I've seen several topics on people wanting to go paperless, and am interested in the idea. I don't know much at all about palms or the programs that go along with them. I have already done a few pocket queries, so I understand how that works. I am mainly wanting to know what is the cheapest palm(b&w or color) that would work for paperless geocaching. Thanks for any help or suggestions on which palms are good for this. wpwfs2003
  14. I have a question about the external antenna. If you hook one up to a CSx, will the Sirf chip still be used to determine your location, or will the external antenna do everything.
  15. The trip and waypoint manager do not have downloadable maps, if that is what you mean. However, you can easily geocache without the autorouting maps of Navigator if you want to. Also, the unit comes with a built in basemap, so it will show you some roads.
  16. Sounds like a neat science project. I have been geocaching for about 6 months now and my wife and I are the proud owners of a cat. Hope your project goes well. wpwfs2003
  17. Hey. I am thinking about getting a map product from Garmin so I can navigate in new cities. I was looking at their webpage and wasn't sure what the difference is between City Select North America and City Navigator North America. I am planning on using this with a Vista C or Legend C. Thanks for any help.
  18. Thanks for all the help. Right now I don't really need that much mapping memory, and don't require a more than 500 waypoints. I had heard that the new etrex C series had great reception, but I just wanted to know if it was better than the 60cs. I believe the Vista C would fit my needs. Thanks again
  19. After reading some topics and looking at several specs for gps units, I have narrowed down my search to a Vista C or a GPSmap60CS. I was considering some others but think these are the best for my needs. I was wondering if anyone has had better luck with one or the other, especially in the area of signal reception. I will be using the unit in areas with tree cover and peaks and valleys. I've heard the quad helix antenna scans the horizon better for satellites, but I am still not sure if this is better than the patch antenna. Thanks for any help or advice.
  20. Thanks for the help. I was planning on keeping my etrex just because it is small and works great. There have been a few caches in some forests and parks where some maps would help. Thanks again.
  21. I am currently using a garmin e-trex (yellow unit) and am very happy with it. I am thinking about upgrading so I can have some maps on the unit when I go out looking for caches. I have been thining about a etrex Legend C or a GPSMAP 60 or 60C. I noticed that the GPSMAP 60s have a quad helix antenna while the etrex have a built in patch antenna. I know that my yellow unit has a lot of trouble under canopy cover and was curious if the 60 was better at picking up satellites with its better antenna. I was also just curious how well people that owned the Legend and GPSMAP 60 liked the units. Thanks for any input. wpwfs2003
  22. Hi. I just upgraded to a Premium membership and had a question about the geocaching maps. When I click on the maps, the caches that I have found do not show up with check marks beside them on the map. The box in the legend is checked for this option, but it doesn't seem to be working. Is there something else I need to do? Thanks for any help.
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