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basscat5

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  1. GPS city just sent me an email on black friday sales...
  2. Thanks alot for the info..I have been getting hammered by Adware and Malware on my PC devices and I haven't even gotten into the OS issues with 8.1..Looking hard at MAC all in one.....Probably a Xmas present..
  3. This ↑↑↑↑ GSAK itself is completely unnecessary to load caches to the unit. It is, or can be, extremely helpful at managing caches, data, filters, screening and the like. One thing you need to know in using a Mac, is that when deleting data from the unit... you MUST empty the trash can BEFORE disconnecting the unit -- or else it remains loaded in the unit. A small tid-bit, there. So if I am deleting PQs or any other GPX or WPT data from the Garmin through the garmin file I need to empty the Trash bin before I disconnect the USB??? Thanks for all the info........
  4. I did some searching but really didn't have much luck finding much info...I am sure it has been covered on here a ton, I probably am not using he best search keys... I am looking at buying a new all in one desk top for at home..... I am thinking about going with an IMAC unit....What issues and what steps will I have to take to be compatible with my Garmin 650, Download PQs, Upload Field notes, etc etc..... I have always been a PC guy because of compatibility issues at work....but looking at trying something different...Thanks...
  5. I had an Oregon 450 that met an untimely end thanks to me puting it on my truck bumper and then preceding to back over it....Not pretty.... I ordered a new Garmin 650 a few weeks ago when they were on sale at GPS city...I downloaded some maps thanks to some help on this great forum... To be honest in the few weeks that I have used the 650 nothing has impressed me that much that would justify spending the extra money on the upgrade...The ability to store more Caches and waypoints is nice but not a game changer since I keep my GPX files updated...It does read the mapping programs faster... I only have had one issue with the unit locking up and that was when it had low batteries....I haven't had an issue in the last 3-4 trips...I keep up with the upgrades in the software... Do what you want but I wouldn't be in any hurry to get rid of the 450....I am not so sure the upgrade justifies the 400 bucks....IF your a techy and like to stay on the cutting edge..Then cool...but if you are using it for the basic geocaching tasks I wouldn't sweat it...
  6. First of all...Thanks for your Service and be safe over there... I am a Retired US Army 1SG and did 2 tours in Iraq.... I think Geo Caching in Country could be a bad idea.. If someone stumbles on your cache inside or outside the wire and they aren't familiar with the game things could go bad in a hurry...Same with if someone observed you lurking around GZ trying to find a Cache... We were so busy watching out for IEDs that anything that didn't look familiar or looked out of place immediately set up a red flag.... If you need anything let me know.....I'll see if I can get you hooked up...
  7. That is the one thing that I don't like about my new Oregon 650.. I hate the way the USB plugs into the GPS....You can't even lay it flat on a table when uploading info..
  8. This is what I meant by mounting it to the Clamp........I have had mine mounted just like this for a couple of years with no issues..... As far as weight.....I don't mind using the Ram mounts on my Dirt bikes and Quad but a Ram mount adds quite a bit of weight up high on the bars if you are really riding on more difficult trails..I tend to feel it more on my Mountain Bikes.....Ram Mounts are the best deal going though in the right applications...
  9. You can try Ram Mount and see if they have anything but they will be heavy on your bars...I run Ram mounts on my Dirt bikes and Quads.....I have a Garmin Oregon so not real sure what is available for the 64... I run the standard Garmin mount on my Mountain bike and haven't had any issues...The Zip ty mounts may not look real trick but they function and the mount is light weight...I mount mine to my steering head clamp and not the bars....I ride pretty difficult single track and have had "0" issues with the mount....
  10. 650 is $443 when I checked. If you got it for $349, that's really sweet. They must have made a mistake and changed it to 443.00........Glad I jumped on it instead of waiting....I just double checked my credit card statement and GPS city charged me 349.00..
  11. Just got the 650 from GPS city for 349.00.... I figured for the same price I may as well get the Camera, a little more memory and the rechargeable pack....Awesome deal..... I notice the price has dropped on Amazon also...
  12. This Forum is awesome....I have a new 650 and was just starting to play with it...This info saved me some frustration for sure.....Thanks a lot...
  13. Thanks for the info....Got a map downloaded and am all set to get out and Cache.....Just have to quit working so much..
  14. basscat5

    mapping software.

    I did some searching but couldn't find anything specifically..... What mapping software do you guys reccommend for a Garmin 650.?? I don't mind paying for it but I remember reading here someplace that the free stuff online is good enough for Geo Caching and off-road use.... I don't need street mapping... Thanks...
  15. basscat5

    62S Sale

    Saw them at Bass Pro Shops for 199 also..
  16. Don't let some of these members discourage you....It's a game...GEEEEZ!!! if you don't like what you see in the description don't do the Cache..I get a ton of help from this forum but sometimes I have to shake my head at some of the wide interpretation of the rules.... You were pretty clear in your OP what your intentions were and I don't see how it could be twisted into an Agenda.....Drive on and enjoy...Pretty cool idea if you ask me..... Some guys from Michigan Geocaching may be able to help you out...I live on the Southeast side also....Check out this link..Michigan Geocaching
  17. You probably have to long hold the left button on the phone...I have an S5 and don't use CGEO but that is what I have to do with some of my other applications...
  18. Are you inputing them in the correct format???
  19. My first skirt lifter(never knew what they were called until now) I got attacked by a swarm of hornets......
  20. basscat5

    62S @ 199.99

    I just checked and it is free shipping online also.....Good deal, may have to get one for my daughter.....
  21. I second the Maxpedition Pygmy falcon....Great pack and the perfect size.... I added the Maxpedition FR-1 pouch to the setup to hold my concealed carry or extra supplies..You could find a nice add on pouch for your camera equipment...Some of the best money that I have spent...
  22. Just saw an article in the Detroit Free press on how the Straights at Mackinac Island are still froze over.....You may not need a boat... I have vacation coming up in June up that way for Camping, Hiking and Fishing...Hopefully we get some good warming trends by then...
  23. This really helped me out when I first starting downloading PQs... My link
  24. Are you going by what the Phone or GPS is telling you for accuracy or have you actually stood on a Benchmark and compared..... I was using military GPS systems back in the Early 80s before Clinton signed off and opened the accuracy to the public...The Civilian systems today are amazing compared to what we had back then...If we could get a lock within a 50 meter zone we were lucky....Now you are complaining about getting down to 15 or 20 feet...If you think about the variables and mathematics involved that is incredible....To he honest why would you need to get any less then 20 feet if you aren't doing survey?? The chances of your GPS unit and the Cache owners GPS unit being calibrated within 20 feet are pretty much next to nil anyway.. Garmin, Magellan, Delorme etc etc may have the Technology and the know how to make a more accurate GPS but the costs would probably be astronomical..
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