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  1. Yes, you will need to put in your Geocaching ID, 1153029, into the appropriate field in the "options" window. After that, GSAK will detect caches you have found.
  2. I second that request. I do not need to see when I logged a "Will Attend" I need to see the date of the event. Also: If you post a "Will Attend" more than 30 days before the event it will disappear after 30 days. I would like to see it up to and including the date of the event. Same here, I already have 2 events logged, one as late as October that I will attend. I'd like them to appear 30 days before the event, and stay till the day after it occurs. Right now it's not helping me much, as it vanishes before I really need it to log in TB's. Maybe it will get fixed in the next site upgrade.
  3. A 100 channel Realistic Scanner. I pretty much emptied all my swag into the cache it come out of. I had to fix it up a bit, but I watched McGuiver way too much and it now it runs like new. I even hooked up an adaptor system so it can sit on my desk, or go out in the truck and have power. It's on my desk now tuned into Memphis Center directing air traffic in my area. (I've heard aircraft up to 100 miles away.) And of course I listen to the Police.
  4. I think that a lot of things get discussed, but mostly dead horses get beaten.
  5. 1256844 would just contain the Geocache files themselves, 1256844-wpts contains the child/ additional waypoints.
  6. I find caching at night with about 30 other cachers makes everything a lot easier. It did last weekend at any rate.
  7. Since this thread has resurfaced, I'll update. I finally got the PDA, a Palm m125. Here is most of my gear, and the box it goes in. I add or leave out some of the items, but in general that is what I carry.
  8. Hi Sean, welcome to the addiction.
  9. I have a coin I just use for events, and the idea is people I meet there can log a "Discovered." The people I meet are recorded on the coins page, and they get a new icon.
  10. No, it is not dangerous to have a GPS on a plane. As with all electronics, there is a very minor possibility it could interfere with the planes electrical system, but it would be extremely unlikely. That said, the GPS I use is no different from any other normal unit, and it's primary use is to be attached to the control column, not a foot away from the instrument panel and radio stack. Were you told not to use electronic devices? I think there are times when you are not allowed to use any device.
  11. The first time I saw the word was in the waypoint icon list on my Garmin unit. It looked like a treasure chest, but I still didn't put it together. I had seen what I now know is Orienteering on TV, and assumed it was that. A while later I stumbled across the word in a GPS review on a Kayaking website, and decided to search it on Google. That is when I found Geocaching.com and I was immediately sucked in. I think that was a Thursday night, I made my account the next morning, and found my first cache on Saturday while out camping.
  12. While I have seen it done, placing caches next to headstones is not a good practice. While I'm not certain, I believe the reviewers have been making sure new hides in cemeteries are not placed next to the headstones. As you mentioned, it is disrespectful.
  13. I pack a box. Bags look to much like purses to me. As close to a purse I go is a fanny pack, and it is camo. I try to keep all my gear in the box, so I won't be packing too much or things I don't need. It is also easy to pack and transport, (EDIT: I leave it in the truck, I got to thinking someone may assume I pack it to the cache ) plus keeps my stuff safe and dry, and in one spot so I won't loose it. Here is a photo, all of that fits in the box, plus some more stuff I didn't include like cables. I add or take out stuff depending on what my plans are. I sometimes pack swag and cache repair stuff. The green case can go on my belt, and contains my GPS and the digital camera used to take the photo, as well as the flashlight, pens, lighter, and other small items like batteries, SD card, Travel Bugs.......
  14. No problem, glad I could help. I really have no idea about Mac's. You might consider opening a new thread with your question. I'm sure if you say you have requirements like: Needs to work with eMac for waypoint transfer Under or around $100 someone may come up with something.
  15. I think all that does is tell the unit to only use the external antenna. Normally the unit will choose between the internal and external antena, and pick whatever one has stronger signal. With that box checked it only uses an external antenna. Try checking that box while no antenna is plugged in, the unit should loose lock immediately.
  16. The GO is pretty much designed to stand on it's own, no computer required, unless you want to hack it. It is possible to send waypoints, like Geocache locations, to the unit, but from what I hear it is somewhat difficult on a PC, I have no clue about Mac's. The cable cost more than half of the units price, and the alternative is making a cable, which is not particularly hard but tedious. The programming end sending NMEA sentances is where I get lost. Basically I would be leery of the GO. While it has some definate advantages (Price, basemap, nice antenna for GPS) it has drawbacks when it comes to Geocaching in that there is no easy and direct way to interface with a computer.
  17. Pat@Play, #1 Yes, you may install MapCreate on several computers, as long as you have a CD to run it from. #2 In order to install Maps to a SD card, you must use the Lowrance branded reader. For other data, like .usr files (GPS data) you may use your Laptops SD reader.
  18. I think I heard that GPS signals cannot penetrate water, so the GPS would lose lock. The same effect is noticed under heavy tree cover, leaves contain water, which strongly blocks the signal.
  19. I just got a new Laptop with Vista Home Premium. So far everything is working well, but I haven't started loading it up for Geocaching or my Palm yet. If Sunrise XP will work at very least I'll be able to update Plucker with new cache info and files via SD card. I hope.....
  20. "It's all Greek to Me" was a submerged cache in the LBL area. Unfortunately it did not last long. It was a small waterproof container weighted by a chain and with a fishing bobber floating above it. I was FTF and the only person to find it. What I think happened is someone fishing either hung into the rig, or found the bobber. Collecting tackle is almost as much a part of it as actually catching fish, so I figure someone found it and pulled it in. Of course it could still be there, only without it's marker, making it really hard to find without underwater gear.
  21. I think I may have seen one on http://www.freewarepalm.com/ I didn't download it since my GPS will project waypoints.
  22. I try to always reply to any E-mail I get. Most of the time a reply is expected, as someone wants to know something. In general I will send a short acknowledgment note to any messages I'm sent. I like to use "Read receipt" on sent messages if I'm sending something that doesn't require a response, but I still would like to know it was delivered. E-mail is very quick and it doesn't bother me at all to send or receive a message that only says: "Thanks", or "Got your note."
  23. It wouldn't make any difference if you only got 1 increment increase in find count per cache listing.
  24. No, that warm fuzzy feeling from doing something good for the community is all you get.
  25. Bury: to put in the ground and cover with earth. Your interpretation agrees with mine, which I think agrees with the original intent behind the guideline. Unfortunately, too many people are stuck on the words "and cover with earth". Several people in this thread strongly maintain that if the lid is visible, i.e., it's not "covered with earth", then the container is not buried and should be allowed. And technically speaking they are right; if you don't cover it back up, you're not burying it. This is the main reason I object to the word "bury". Cool, I get what your saying. I guess it comes down to: Is a partially submerged cache acceptable if no digging tools were used to place it there? Personally I think a cache partly submerged with the lid poking out is in agreement with the guidelines as long as no tool was used to dig a hole to place it in. It would be difficult to even submerge the lower end of anything the size of an Ammo can without digging with a shovel or some "sharp object" unless the soil was very loose. That in itself should prohibit large, partially submerged caches. In my part of the country it would be nearly impossible to get a larger container like a 5-Gallon bucket down into the ground without a shovel, even an ammo can would be difficult. Preexisting holes excluded. If it is indeed against the guidelines to partially submerge a cache without the use of tools, the Guidelines need to be changed to reflect that, as the current wording would allow that in my opinion. I see no problem with caches hidden in that way, and personally hope it stays as is. Adding or further restricting guidelines should not come lightly, and could serve to dig our own grave. (Pun sort of intended. )
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