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  1. 3rd Qtr 2008 https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=145
  2. I've emailed and called GS and always have been treated great. The reviewers (Wisconsin / Texas) have gone out of their way to get caches approved and posted. Now on the other hand, my posting privileges were once suspended for a sarcastic remark I made to a moderator...after they first made a sarcastic remark to a question I asked. But, that is all in the days work as a Geocacher.
  3. Don't Know.... But maybe you can look at these and get an Idea http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=177065 http://www.brillig.com/geocaching/germany.shtml
  4. I had this issue also and I just recalibrated the compass and it was back to normal. Did you recently upgrade your unit to 3.60 firmware? I always recalibrate the compass after changing batteries....and I've had 3.60 on it since is came out. Maybe it is the heat in Dallas.
  5. **My current 60 Csx is weird. It bounces all over the place. When I'm walking (with track on) it on a sunny day with no trees, no buildings, open field if I walk a straight line, the track will be a zig-zag of angles. When I stop it will continue as if predicting where I would have gone.*** Mine started like that a few weeks ago....and sometimes the Bearing Pointer points the other way...even though the distance is decreasing as I walk.
  6. A year ago or so, I was at Niagra Falls and went back and forth across the border several times one day...which I guess triggered a flag. The 3 Canadian Border Agents made me pull over so they could search my car. My wife and I had US Passports and they took them. They were friendly and actually did very little searching. They looked in the trunk and my Geocaching bag in the back seat...that had a GPS, Camera, Flashlight, Cache printouts...etc. They didn't make a mess and put everything back where it was. They gave us back our Passports. We talked for about 10 min after that...they were curious of how much houses cost in Plano, Texas compared to where they lived in Canada. We were told to have fun...and we left.
  7. I've had version 3.60 for a while now...but it seems that this problem of a backward bearing pointer has happend to me since the last few weeks.
  8. I have these Midland GXT635's with a supossed 15 mile range...it has 22 channels. I've had them for a year and even when on scanner mode, I've never heard anyone else on them.
  9. ***New to Geocaching as of 5-25-08*** Welcome...
  10. Here is a place to get some good AM/FM transmitters http://www.ramseyelectronics.com/hk/default.asp?page=amfm
  11. ***Wow, 2nd post you've managed to politicize a perfectly legitimate topic.. Congratulations...*** Too bad you didn't catch-on...But Thank-You Very Much Anyway.
  12. What would you broadcast with that FM transmitter? You would have to transmit some kind of audible sound instead of just a carrier...so someone could hear it to triangulate on. However, To triangulate, you might need some kind of directional antenna....a simple handheld loop, beam, quad...but that might require some tech background to build and connect it to a radio. Go search for caches by KEYWORD = RADIO. You might find some other caches there like the one below. http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_detai...e3-f5cda97c08da
  13. ***To give it to you since you totally missed the point of my post*** Don't feel bad...I miss a lot of points. So There....
  14. I'll usually just take or drop off TB's and Geocoins...and throw in a couple wooden nickels.
  15. ***I think wooden nickels are about as useless as you can get. If I trade for your nickel what am I supposed to do with it? *** If it is useless to you...then why in the world would you trade for it?
  16. ***San Antonio, TX*** I'm in Dallas (Ok, Plano/Richardson line) and have no problems. My Garmin 60Csx locks on and shows about a 12 foot accuracy.
  17. I have to hold the button down for a second or two for mine to turn on....if you just press it quick, it won't go on.
  18. I hated when I went to a cache and someone put in a bottle of that Bubble-Blowing-Goo. When it leaks...it is sticky, gooie and makes a terrible mess.
  19. I've seen my 60Csx show 9 feet on occasions. But.... After 2 years with it....it seems to be getting slower for some reason. The map redrawing is slowing down. I have the latest upgrades. The only thing I can figure out is that when I was up in Madison, WI...there wern't as many roads to show on the map as in Dallas, TX.
  20. ***Wooden nickels aren't my thing*** I used to have Geocaching Business Cards...but I read on the forums a while back...people don't like those...so I got Wooden Nickels. My Wooden Nickels would make an Excellent addition to anyone's junkpile...I drop them off where ever possible. http://www.droolingmongoloid.com/WoodenNickel.JPG
  21. I'm suprised they didn't have Hannity or O'Reilly claiming it was a Liberal Plot to destroy America.
  22. When I moved from Madison, Wi to Dallas, Tx....I did not want to go the Oklahoma way (shorter but slower and speed traps galore), I wanted to go the Little Rock, AR way (better, faster highways)....but google earth kept taking me the Okie way. So, I had to create 2 routes to do that. 1 From Madison to Saint Louis, then from Saint Louis to Texarkana to force Google Earth to go that way. I didn't know of other ways.
  23. ***So I am trying to talk myself into the membership.*** If you use this site...help support it, It cost money to keep it going. And You get Pocket Queries.
  24. Add me to that list of non-cache page people too..... Timeout expired. The timeout period elapsed prior to obtaining a connection from the pool. This may have occurred because all pooled connections were in use and max pool size was reached.
  25. I almost bought a Colorado when they first came out...boy, am I glad I didn't. I'm keeping my 60Csx until I start to see some good reviews about the Colorados. What might happen is that Garmin may have to use a new release / chipset to get all the features and modifications to work...like a revision B....or a Colorado 500. I'll just wait and see.
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