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  1. I've tried com ports 1 and 2 I've tried setting the speed at 9600 I've gotten this adapter to work with one other item (Yaesu VX5) but have had problems with other devices. I might just pick up another one and give it a shot. We just had our first successful cache hunt and the kids are very excited to do more.
  2. I've got a new laptop that doesn't have a serial port on it. Ugh. anyway, I'm having trouble getting Mapsource to talk through the USB-serial adapter (Belkin F5U103) Any thoughts?
  3. you might also try refreshing the page - you might be looking at a cached copy of the page
  4. quote:Originally posted by Point2Point:Now what we really need is a USB cable that not only talks to your GPSr, but also powers it. (USB can supply up to 5 volts right?) That way, a mobile set-up in the car would not require separate power plugs for the GPSr and for the laptop. Just get the laptop plugged in to your cig lighter and then the GPSr feeds off of that via USB. My Vista/laptop mobile set-up now requires two power plugs - and luckily my Grand Cherokee has two. But it's a hassle with all the wires. Maybe there is such a USB cord? Anybody? I'm sure it can be done. A powered USB hub can provide (going off memory here) 500mA @ 5V (*might be 3V *)
  5. quote:Originally posted by bloomcru:You can chase the 2 yo much quicker with the baby "papoosed" on your back AND you have free hand for the GPS. Only problem is scooching under low hanging branches, but you can always take it off and perch it on a level spot. Yep... too bad I left it in the garage that day. quote:Don't forget a bag of skittles or fruit gummies to dispense every 20-30 feet. Excellent idea.
  6. quote:Originally posted by bloomcru:You can chase the 2 yo much quicker with the baby "papoosed" on your back AND you have free hand for the GPS. Only problem is scooching under low hanging branches, but you can always take it off and perch it on a level spot. Yep... too bad I left it in the garage that day. quote:Don't forget a bag of skittles or fruit gummies to dispense every 20-30 feet. Excellent idea.
  7. 81 Scrambler that I'm still putting together... any chance I know you? I'm in Cleveland and have wheeled out at Wellsville a couple times with buddies from da'burg. Mo
  8. 81 Scrambler that I'm still putting together... any chance I know you? I'm in Cleveland and have wheeled out at Wellsville a couple times with buddies from da'burg. Mo
  9. they're 3 hours away if we fly. I'm a stay-at-home dad (got canned two weeks ago) trying to find ways to keep the kids entertained and help them enjoy the great outdoors as much as possible. I'd heard of geocaching a year or so ago and thought it sounded fun. We're going again, but this next time, it's going to be right after breakfast. We were headed towards a 1/1 rated cache, and I know we were within 20 feet, but it's hard to do much when you're holding a 6 month old with the same arm you're holding the GPS and the other hand is trying to console a screaming 2 year old. I'd rate the experience as a -4 on a scale from 1 to 10. However, the potential was there for much more enjoyable time. Mostly poor planning on my part. Live and learn.
  10. they're 3 hours away if we fly. I'm a stay-at-home dad (got canned two weeks ago) trying to find ways to keep the kids entertained and help them enjoy the great outdoors as much as possible. I'd heard of geocaching a year or so ago and thought it sounded fun. We're going again, but this next time, it's going to be right after breakfast. We were headed towards a 1/1 rated cache, and I know we were within 20 feet, but it's hard to do much when you're holding a 6 month old with the same arm you're holding the GPS and the other hand is trying to console a screaming 2 year old. I'd rate the experience as a -4 on a scale from 1 to 10. However, the potential was there for much more enjoyable time. Mostly poor planning on my part. Live and learn.
  11. Well, I went on my first hunt the other day. Didn't find it, had a great time until my 2yo decided to become terrified of trees. Hint to other newbies: Wait until after the kids' naptime to haul them with you.
  12. Well, I went on my first hunt the other day. Didn't find it, had a great time until my 2yo decided to become terrified of trees. Hint to other newbies: Wait until after the kids' naptime to haul them with you.
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