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  1. Well i support wifi for a major airlines i could fill in the info they need as i have various software on my laptop for detecting and trouble shooting. Most of the info they are asking for is not needed. The the only reason you would need a lot of the info would be for hacking. If its a true free wifi all you really need is the ssid and xp will detect that for you.

  2. All I know about the Magellans are the horror stories about their Customer Support. A friend of mine had two different ones that both went bad and it took him forever to get an RMA number to send the one that was still covered under warranty in for repair.


    The newer Color units hold a signal better than the older Garmin units, but for that kind of tree cover, the best recommendation would be the GPSMap 60Cx with the Sirf chip. The reception those units get is fantastic . . . but they are a bit more than your budget . . . :laughing:


    I use GSAK to transfer the waypoints to my GPSr. After I send them to the GPSr, I Export that same data in the correct format for my Palm. I always have all the local caches on my Palm.


    I think there are ways to connect the Palm with the GPSr, but I've never tried. When I took a road trip, I took my laptop and I could update the GPSr from it.

    I use a magellan explorist 210. It comes with software designsd for geocaching but i still use GSAK. the explorist i have seems to hold signal batter than a friends garmin in thick tree cover. I too have heard the horror stories but have not had to contact them. I have also heard of good stories just as i have heard good and bad about garmin. I bought a 4 year extended warrenty from the store. They provide free in house repalcements.

  3. All explorist models are not compatible with MapSend Topo v4.2. You need MapSend Topo3D.

    Yikes. i hope the store lets me exchange it. The store clerk said it would so tha may help with the exchange.

  4. I'm always comforted to know that I'm not the only one having a particular problem.


    Then again, there was that ONE time when I had a javelin stuck in my neck. :laughing:

    Glad to hear its not just me. Not to happy thats its the entire database. I'm sure they will resolve the issue within a timely manner.

  5. i placed a new cache a few days ago. no one has found it yet. This morning i had a option on the cache page to see who has viewed the page. Went to look at it this after noon and now its gone. Is there another way to get this info. Is this normal for this feature to disapear.

    yes it was.

    Since no one has looked for the cache and its been posted for about 5 days i removed member only from it.


    Thank you.

  6. I bought the explorist 210 about 2 months new. I just recently bought mapsend topo for north america i belive it the newst version 4.2. when i try to send regions to the gps i get a message that my background map needst to be upgrade to insert the upgrade cd. Well i don't have a upgrade cd and as far as i cne tell i'm running the most recent background map. I have yet been able to contact the magellan techless suport by phone or email. Has anyone else seen this issue.

  7. i placed a new cache a few days ago. no one has found it yet. This morning i had a option on the cache page to see who has viewed the page. Went to look at it this after noon and now its gone. Is there another way to get this info. Is this normal for this feature to disapear.

  8. Log a "Needs Archived" log. Your area's volunteer cache reviewer will receive a notification about the log, and will take a look at the cache page. He or she may then temporarily disable the cache, leave a note asking about maintenance, or even archive the cache, depending on the details.

    Thank you

  9. :laughing: There is a local multipart cache in my area that seems to be missing its 2 and 3rd markers. No one has found it since nov of 2005. There ahs been some tree clearing in the are plus local flooding. I have tried to contact user but he/she does not reply. I have heard from a few other local chachers that this person is bad about performing maintance on thier caches and responding to e-mails. How could i go about getting this cache placed offline untill user checks it or someone that has completed it can check. It seems like it would be a fun one to do.
  10. Cutter Advanced, with Picaridin, the only product besides DEET that's recommended by the CDC for West Nile virus protection. It's now available in a 15% solution in Cutter Advanced Outdoorsman, which gives 8 hour protection.


    Unlike DEET, it won't melt your GPS case, and it won't make you mouth numb if you happen to touch some to your lips.

    I just bought the advance outdoorsman on sunday 06/4/06. seemd to work great for all insects except horseflys. we had a few in the are we cached that seemd to be drawn to the repellent.

  11. I have heard of other horror stories about thier support. I still bought a magellan gps. I love the unit. It works great. i bought a 4 year extended warrenty from the place i bought the unit from. If it breaks they replace it in store with the same unit or one of eqaul value and features. When the warrenty runs out after 4 years if it breaks i guess i will just buy a new unit.

  12. Yup, it's a limit of 200 POIs per geocache file. If you want 300 in there you either have to load them as regular POIs (500 per file limit) or break them down in some way to no more than 200 per file and then have multiple files.

    I have several pokect quarrys setup. i break them down by distances from home normaly start at a 20 mile radius. Ore if traveling with it i break them down by location. I know ths is just a work around but it seems to function well for me.

  13. i cache with my kids. They don't much care for the mctoys as we get enough of those on our own.

    The worst i have found left in a cache was a couple of tampons.

    We have been leaving the smal led keychain flashlight in the ones we take stuff from.

    I liked the themed cache i found in the area that had various militry patches and ribons in it.

  14. For the past week, I've finally obtained a better grip on how to run my new eXplorist 600. My first hurdle was the fact you can only hold 200 full description caches on there. So I changed all my 1300+ caches I have downloaded to .LOC files, and used the distance filter on GSAK to make files of 500 or less. Then, I sent the 1300+ GPX files to my Pocket PC to go the paperless route. (IMO - eBooks are a pain in the ***! I found that GPXSonar or GPXView are way better)


    Here's my current question: After I find a cache that is on my 600, is there a way I can delete that single cache, and not the entire file containing 500 caches? Just so you know, I don't know what Firmware I'm running on the unit, and Magellan's webpage obviously won't let me download the latest Firmware due to the fact they haven't fixed that link!


    Thanks for any and all help!

    I have not found a way yet myself.

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