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  1. its impossible to call out fake players on other caches (not your own).  Its a flaw and feature of geocaching.  Many just say they went to the cache location and never opening cache, and no log signed. 


    1) Have taken to logging the cache myself, and then posting a note after with a photo of my signed log.  The owner can then delete the photo (and over half do) of the log.  If you want to contest and compare to others, then you will need to just accept that there is much lacking in this game for beginners. You can keep your own journal of caches found, with a cross reference to pictures (save pictures to dropbox).


    2)  you can also create a secret blackbook/ blacklist journal of folks you know have reduced integrity in the games. Easy to test that by just asking them (email note) to describe the log, and cache back to you; as you mixed up the notes about which cache.  You can look at their DNF and if its non existent, you know the truth is out there.  LOL  


    Most decide its not worth comparing to others, that seem to never get it.   Also need to understand that many play this game by just getting to within ten feet, and never log a DNF.    

  2. On ‎10‎/‎16‎/‎2018 at 10:11 PM, GoMonky said:

    Also - added this as a new topic earlier, but then found this thread - but here’s what I posted.


    *Custom Trackable Code*

    I sent an email to geocaching.com, asking if it was possible to purchase or have a custom trackable code created, using my amateur callsign as the code. Their response unfortunately was that custom tracking codes are not currently available. I’m wondering if there was enough interest from other hams/geocachers, maybe we could get them to create the codes for us.

    Any thoughts/interest in pursuing this with me?

    Posted a year ago, but responding now;  there are so many existing variations of the gaming/hobby that unsure it would be done.  In comparison to getting tasks done by management at Geocache HQ, cant even get the Wherigo app fixed for IPHONE (broken in the browser for downloads and searches, not updated for three years).  You could just create a tracking item as associate with a geotag, and name it your call sign and add some suffix code to it.  73s  - N1KTJ

  3. Am not doing this myself YET, and just getting back into caching after taking a break from it for a few years.  But why has photo log verification not become a standard thing?  You can post a NOTE on every cache right after your FOUND IT.  Else people can just say they found the cache, without actually being there (unless it has a puzzle that requires you solve it). Just curious, and again not saying I will pick up doing this myself. 

  4. 21 hours ago, cerberus1 said:


    Luckily you got a cache yesterday, or you'd lose out the day you asked about it.    :)

    Find a  cache every day from August 25th,  through August 31st.    Get a souvenir on your profile.   Run !      :D 

    So what does a souvenir on profile mean ?  Can someone show me a picture of one as example ? 

  5. Saw an announcement for geocaching weekly challenge. Get a geocache every day for a week.  But can’t find what the reward is or who accounts for this if anyone. Is this just a generic announcement on geocaching.com? Because as a returning geocache person would like to take advantage of it. 

  6. It's impersonating a worker bee of the corporate utility overlords. Tell that to the judge who will have to sort it out. Why tempt it? Do you really have time for a court date? Is every cop or muggle that nice to let this go?

  7. The whole impersonating a license official maintenance worker sounds very risky. If someone calls the cops you might get a warning. Or you might get arrested for what ever lame excuse the cop can think of. Not recommending anyone do that. Am surprised some have. The hobby is not worth that kind of bad karma that potentially could happen.

  8. No one here has told you how to set your BEARING mode.


    So here is how.


    Go to the COMPASS page on your 60CSX via the PAGE button.


    Now hit MENU button. If you see the fourth item on the list saying COURSE POINTER you are in BEARING mode already. If it says BEARING POINTER then select it, to switch to BEARING mode.


    Also the preious tip about turning off the ELECTRONIC COMPASS via holding the PAGE button should be done.


    Should help you with geocaching.

  9. The comment about being fast is key. Those who place caches that make the last ten feet difficult have themselves to blame when slower searches draw unwanted attention. And the cache gets muggled or taken away.


    If you hide an urban cache. It's best to not be so secretive. Put exact directions in the encoded text section of your cache posting please.


    But then that is my opinion

  10. So am out looking for caches in some new to me areas. Does anyone notice how truly weird it seems to be searching for micro caches in any urban environment? Seems like I am some creepy strange person looking in some obscure ratty hole or bush or underneith some rotted bench or leaves.


    The final 10 feet of searching always seems creepy.


    More into the stories behind the placing of the cache. And the general area. Areas that are secret special places with important context. Am liking the favorited column to see what is more interesting to people.

  11. So a Palm M515 cost $50, the software costs $25, and the GPS costs $100 (no maps). Grand Total is $175.


    For that price is a Garmin Legend ($100 includes maps), and an older cheaper Palm (maybe $30) runny Smittyware ($8) still a better bargain? Grand total is $138.





    I cached for several years using a Palm m515, a Magellan GPS Companion, and a Palm program called GeoNiche. Not only can you do paperless geocaching, you can do it all on your Palm.


    The GPS companion is a GPS built into a cradle that the m515 PDA snaps into.


    GeoNiche is a Palm application just for geocaching. It can be configured and customized to an amazing degree. It comes with a java-based program called EasyNiche that lets you convert and then load .loc or .gpx files into your Palm. It's a very elegant solution.



    Palm m515 with GPS Companion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GeoNiche screen shot

  12. I have a Serial Sync Cable for a Garmin Ique. It has a 9 pin serial connector on one side for your serial computer connection, and on the other is a Garmin connector, and a power connector. Part number 010-10410-00 with Garmin.


    Free to the first one who wants it, and who will then send me postage to be sent priority mail ($4.95 is the flat rate priority three day mailer cost).


    Let me know who wants it.

  13. I am literally looking for a vote on this. And I am looking for opinions. Assume that I already have a basic cellphone (no contract) with unlimited TEXT messaging. Assume I have a Palm TX PDA (can browse internet, etc.). Assume I have $350.


    Garmin Nuvi 660 for $350 - has bluetooth, fm transmiter, mp3 player, GPS, picture viewer, proprietary software. lasts 4 to 8 hours on battery.


    AT&T Tilt for $350 - has WIFI, bluetooth, GPS, WM6, email, etc. All software included. Lasts 4 to 8 hours on battery.


    Iphone (refurb) for $350 - has wifi, bluetooth, GPS (sort of), email, etc. All software included. Lasts 10 to 20 hours on battery.


    Get MetroGuide and use MetroGold, as suggested. I've been using MetroGuide 2008 in my Vista HCx to auto-route with no problems. I also have Topo 2008 installed with no conflicts between the two. I haven't checked the licensing agreement to see if Garmin opposes MetroGold, but I have no interest in checking either. :)

    It just came out last year for the non-auto routing models, but MetroGold builds the necessary index to convert M-G into an auto-router. I have City Navigator NT on my work's Nuvi 660, and had the non-NT version on my 60CS, the new MG v8 auto-routes no differently than NT and has the same POI index.


    Metrogold is $6 which is a great bargain. Not sure of there license scheme, but they are still selling.

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