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W8TVI

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  1. I started out caching with a Garmin GPS 12XL and it had similar performance to an eTrex 10 (that I also own), and that is to say "not great". I now own a Garmin GPSMAP 64st and I love it. I had been trying to use my smartphone to geocache, but many of the caches around here are in deep tree cover and the signal would bounce around a lot. The GPSMAP 64st has a much better antenna than the average GPS patch antenna, so it holds a good lock on the signal, and I've never had trouble in deep tree cover. You DO pay for the extra bells and whistles, though. I also use GSAK with it and it works great. I would reocmend both the GPSMAP 64st (topomaps are nice, as they get drawn over that sat maps you can download to the GPS), and GSAK.
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    Download PQ to GPS

    GPSBabel is a good and simple program for getting the job done, I have used it before. My personal preference is GSAK (Geocaching Swiss Army Knife). The program can be quite powerful, but if you just want to download your PQ, and load it into your GPS, you can do that, too. I like the database look of the program, and I can sort the caches how I like, and when you click on a cache in the list, it give you the description and a map.
  3. Yep. This gets asked a couple of times a year. I asked way back in 2002, and I got shot down then, too. Take a look.
  4. On 5-28-09 I emailed contact@Groundspeak.com to inquire why my $30 Groundspeak gift certificate never arrived in my email, and they never bothered to respond. Whats up with this? Do they just take your money and not care if you get your product? I am very upset about the lack of communication from Groundspeak. If someone from Groundspeak can contact me by email, I'll send the details of the transaction to them.
  5. Yep, we have talked about this before. It was in 2002, and I started the topic. you guys might want to refer to that topic, too Noel W8TVI
  6. My cell phone has a GPS built in... Does that count?
  7. Here in the US (and most of the world) Ham Radio Ops can use up to 1500 on most Ham bands Noel
  8. The Zire 71 is backlit AND the screen is transreflective so it does look great outdoors. I've used mine alot outdoors and I have no problem using it in bright sunlight. Noel
  9. Star Trek Nemesis has the best geocaching scene. Come on, they have a geocaching shuttle AND dune buggy. And when they get out of the car they use the "tricorder" (we all know that its really a GPS unit) to find the B-4 Multi-Cache. Noel
  10. Yes, the Zire 72 has a backlight. It also has the camera (1.3M pixels I think), and bluetooth. If you have a BT cellphone and data service from yor provider, you could log caches from the field. Noel
  11. Would this be the same Tim Riker as the BZFlag maintainer? Noel
  12. I lurk mostly. I only post when I have something to say,
  13. You could also try BDU pants from your local Army Navy Surplus store. I've found that mine work really good for me, and the last alot longer than jeans. Noel
  14. My APRS rig (that stays at home all the time) is a Radio Shack HTX-202 and a Kantronics KPC3+. W8TVI APRS Location Noel W8TVI
  15. And they left me off it too Noel W8TVI
  16. wow.. some one markwelled to one of my threads Noel W8TVI W8TVI's Geocaching Pictures GeoX Geocaching gear! That torpedo did not self-destruct. You heard it hit the hull. And I....was never here.
  17. But the beta test part IS legitamate. just dont buy the info from one of these guys. Noel W8TVI's Geocaching Pictures GeoX Geocaching gear! That torpedo did not self-destruct. You heard it hit the hull. And I....was never here.
  18. The answer is Hefty band One-Zip bags Noel W8TVI's Geocaching Pictures GeoX Geocaching gear! That torpedo did not self-destruct. You heard it hit the hull. And I....was never here.
  19. quote:Originally posted by EScout:I think it is a shame, because when you drop it, people won't learn it. People will still learn it if they want to use it... I think this will be good for Ham Radio. Every time there has been a chage like this, they cry that its going to become like CB! Well I'll tell you this, more than half the people I know that are Hams were CB'ers. I was a CB'er and so was the rest of my family. They are now all hams. 1 tech, 1 tech plus, 1 genral, and two extras. All ex-CB'ers Noel W8TVI's Geocaching Pictures GeoX Geocaching gear! That torpedo did not self-destruct. You heard it hit the hull. And I....was never here.
  20. nobody hates me... I think I'll go and hide W8TVI's Geocaching Pictures GeoX Geocaching gear! That torpedo did not self-destruct. You heard it hit the hull. And I....was never here.
  21. Has anyone else used cactusjuice? I used it all last year and didn't get one bite. Its made from Prickly Pear Cactus and the one I used is even SPS-20. the thing is it doesn't sting, stink, or leave oil behind. Noel W8TVI's Geocaching Pictures GeoX Geocaching gear! That torpedo did not self-destruct. You heard it hit the hull. And I....was never here.
  22. That torpedo did not self-destruct. You heard it hit the hull. And I....was never here.
  23. quote:Originally posted by Team GPSaxophone:Ah, the common misconception that a GPS receiver can help you locate a moving person or object... http://mywebpages.comcast.net/ihazeltine/bandbass.gif W8TVI's Geocaching Pictures GeoX Geocaching gear! That torpedo did not self-destruct. You heard it hit the hull. And I....was never here.
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