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  1. Olisimme shiftaamassa geocaching varustusta paremmin laajemmalla alueella (mm. naapurimaat) tapahtuvaa kässäilyä varten ja siksipä tarjoan myyntiin N. puolentoista vuoden ikäisen Magellan Sportrak Map käsigepsin ja MapSend Streets&Destinations-tietokoneohjelman, koko paketti hintaan 450€. GPS harmaasävynäytöllä,sisältäen Suomen maantiekartaston (AT). MapSend ohjelmalla voi kojeeseen ladata tarkempia karttoja Point-of-Interest tietoineen. Ohjelman mukana liityntäkaapeli GPS:n kytkemiseksi tietokoneeseen. Toimii myös esim. GSAK (Geocaching Swiss Army Knife) ohjelman kanssa. Laite täysin kunnossa, jopa helpohkosti vikaantuva paristokotelo on juuri uusittu aidolla tehtaan varaosalla. Kaikki kätköt ovat tämän gepsin kanssa löytyneet... Team Pitkis Pirkkalasta aki.pitkajarvi@kolumbus.fi
  2. Olisimme shiftaamassa geocaching varustusta paremmin laajemmalla alueella (mm. naapurimaat) tapahtuvaa kässäilyä varten ja siksipä tarjoan myyntiin N. puolentoista vuoden ikäisen Magellan Sportrak Map käsigepsin ja MapSend Streets&Destinations-tietokoneohjelman, koko paketti hintaan 450€. GPS harmaasävynäytöllä,sisältäen Suomen maantiekartaston (AT). MapSend ohjelmalla voi kojeeseen ladata tarkempia karttoja Point-of-Interest tietoineen. Ohjelman mukana liityntäkaapeli GPS:n kytkemiseksi tietokoneeseen. Toimii myös esim. GSAK (Geocaching Swiss Army Knife) ohjelman kanssa. Laite täysin kunnossa, jopa helpohkosti vikaantuva paristokotelo on juuri uusittu aidolla tehtaan varaosalla. Kaikki kätköt ovat tämän gepsin kanssa löytyneet... Team Pitkis Pirkkalasta aki.pitkajarvi@kolumbus.fi
  3. We, in Team Pitkis, have composed a guideline concerning DNF:s for ourselves and It's quite simple to follow. We do log DNFs in cases we have made a proper attempt to find the cache. That means that if attempt was postponed by pending dusk or something like that, that does not count as a proper attempt. Instead of logging evey single visit or every single idea of the possible riddle solution are not that interesting material for other cachers. But when the DNF logging is limited to those proper attempts, some hints may be given away about the wrong approaches. Of course the cache owner has his/her say in possible hints, but in general I have personnally found many DNFs to be very illuminating when solving the riddle. As it was mentioned earlier, those DNFs give the cache owner some feedback concerning the difficulty/terrain appreciation and suggestions on when to time ones maintenance visits and so on. So summa summarum... I'm very much pro-DNFs and at least we in this team find them very welcome in our own caches. Aki from Team Pitkis
  4. International programs for exchanging students from one country to another is an old invention, but have anyone concidered the possibilities of extending this idea into geocaching? This kind of arrangement can be quite easily get implemented between Estonia and Finland. The costs of transport are reasonable and it's possible to schedule a busy weekend geocaching in your neighbouring country. The idea is that I'm prepared to put up a suggestion of bunch of caches in my home turf for my exchange partner to receive a similar courtesy myself later on. I could help arranging a economical trip to Tampere and host a searching trip according to the plan finalized in co-operation. I can offer my own knowledge of the caches to provide appropriate hints if absolutely necessary, transportation with my car and maybe some other services. That depends on what can be negotiated mutually. On the other hand I'm willing to take my "team" to Estonia some day for similarly arranged caching trip. Is this only wishful thinking or how do you feel about this kind of international co-operation? Aki (in behalf of Team Pitkis)
  5. quote:Originally posted by Motley Crew: quote:To "Motley Crew" I don't know if this MAP DATUM setting is set to the value you mentioned but I'll check it. I have a Magellan 315 and suffered exactly the problem you describe.To the best of my knowledge there is no way of 'calibrating' it as such. To check you have the correct Datum set do the following: Press 'MENU' button Select 'SETUP' Select 'MAP DATUM' Select 'PRIMARY' Ensure that WGS84 is highlighted. Hope this helps you. motley. adj. varied in appearance or character. crew. n. group of people. To start with... this MAP DATUM was somehow set to the value "KKJ" which is a system used in Scandinavian charts. We'll see if this helps.
  6. To "jtice"... I followed very thoroughly all "best practices" advice given out for newbies in this racket. Staying put over 5 minutes was one of them, machine claimed to be on 2M accuracy, procedure was repeated several times and so on... With my Magellan 320 I can find the spot just the place i left it, but nobody else can and I cannot find anyone elses caches without help of "luck-extreme". My place is not off by 100 feet but more than 100 meters (about 300 feet). To "Motley Crew" I don't know if this MAP DATUM setting is set to the value you mentioned but I'll check it. To All I'm not quite sure what "re-innicilized" mean, but if there is some method of calibrating the unit, I'll be thrilled to learn about it.
  7. Is there any possibility to calibrate a Magellan 320 unit to give me readings that can be shared with other unit owners. So far I have hidden one cache upon which several others have complained that the coordinates I've put out lead into middle of a lake. With my unit the readings are ok and I can find the place correctly. Me and my family were looking for a cache that had several "legs" with hints that required some maths from one place to another. From that we discovered that a known starting points coordinates read out quite different with my GPS unit. Both longitude and latitude were well of the mark by more than 100 meters. Is there any way of mending this behaviour of my GPS unit or shall I toss it into river and never buy Magellan (Thales) product again?
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