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    Radio Mods

    anyone modified their rig to talk to their non-ham buddies?
  2. R and L electronics in Ohio had the best price by about $3 on that antenna when I bought it a couple months ago.
  3. any chance you'd sell the bike bracket separate?
  4. I have an SMA24 for my VX5R. I don't think I'll ever put the stock antenna back on, unless it's to sell the radio. edit: sorry, didn't mean to revive a year-old thread.
  5. they either make or used to make a beanbag that was just a beanbag with a velcro strip too.
  6. halfbakery.com is a hysterical satrical site.
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    Garmin Topo Software

    it should. the version number shown is for the Mapsource software, not the map data. On Garmin's site, you can update the Mapsouce software to 5.4 (I think that's the current version) and if you run the Topo maps, there's also a Topo specific update.
  8. Got it yesterday. Had no idea this was a still sealed package! Payment will be sent shortly.
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    Gps Prediction Software

    I'd also like to suggest the following site: http://www.bigfattail.com they're PocketSat+ is a palm/ppc based sat tracking program.
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    Gprs

    I wasn't talking about GMRS. I meant APRS. sorry, my typo. Too many acronyms...
  11. The map will make a good firestarter.
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    Gprs

    this might be a question better suited to a ham board, but I'm logged on here right now so here goes. I'm interested in putting together a gprs system for the car (and possibly mobile) but with no identifiable digipeters in the area (Portland Maine) I'm pretty much wasting my time, right?
  13. you're going to laugh, but the deal is that we had been reading books about animals. So they were afraid of bears and cheetahs that were hiding behind trees in northern Ohio. Oh, and the aligators. We've since moved to Maine and I've pretty much convinced them that bears don't live this close to the city.
  14. I tried caching about 2 years ago with my kids who were about 2 and 4 at the time. They got freaked out by the trees, shadows, etc. Had zero success and it was a miserable experience as they did nothing but whine and cry. Decided to try again this past week. We've logged our first two finds on our first two trips and this is with their new little brother in tow - but he was riding in the backpack. I went with another stay-at-home dad on one of them, so in all, we had 5 kids, ranging in ages from 23 months to 6 years. Both dads had kids on their backs, and the other 3 kids, ages 3, 4 and 6 all walked 2.9 miles with some bushwhacking involved. There was only about 5 minutes of whining and crying and that was when the 3 year old got hit in the face with a treebranch. We're hooked.
  15. KC8WAB Old Orchard Beach, Maine
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    Gps Iii+ And Usb

    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.
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    Gps Iii+ And Usb

    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?
  18. you might also try refreshing the page - you might be looking at a cached copy of the page
  19. 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 *)
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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
  23. 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
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