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  1. Now if I could only work out (and remember) how to get the TRACBACK feature to work!
  2. I dunno, the lack of a comprehensive user manual says a lot about the confusion that reigns in their software development process... ...I mean GARMIN could be amazing if they only got it together from the onset of a product line and not let "us" deal with their bug issues.
  3. Oh yes I only have one or two maps on at a time and some others stored on the SD card in a different folder. The tile limit on the 20 is 3000 and it won't work properly if you exceed it!
  4. I bought it for myself. It works great for fishing but it's not very good for anything else. Perhaps it's just mine but I think not.
  5. No, these are on my SD card and some are for my Nuvi. But mainly I use them for work with a whole heap of others too numerous to mention. A $1,000! Try $26,000 would be more like it but the company pays for them and we share them amongst other company users. I like the 'H' because it's unfussed and delivers what I need for my recreational stuff. For work the 'H' is no good because you have to rely on maps when there are no landmarks to take bearings off of.
  6. Lol, I work in the GIS industry... We at work have these things as drink coasters
  7. Don't get me wrong, my 20 has maps... http://i61.tinypic.com/jrw6t1.jpg ... it's just unreliable.
  8. Took my Etrex 20 for a walk in the city. Latest firms with CN and Topo and Bluechart. All was fine until it CRASHED OUT after just ~30 mins showing no satellites for about a further ~20 minutes to sort it's BS out, then it slowly came back losing all the route info it had just gathered! Rubbishy thing almost got launched into the nearest trash can! This thing has so much potential but can't cut even the most simple things like finding where I left the car. ...seriously though it's not that unexpected for the unreliable 20 but I thought for once this thing could be useful getting around in and around the side streets, NOPE! I guess the oldy goldy 'H' gets first preference again. No maps but it always gets me home, always!
  9. Fangamon

    Monterra accuracy

    9 feet radius is above average...
  10. Yes, sometimes with the right info you can recalculate around it... http://www.hamqsl.com/solarsun.php
  11. I hang glide, like up in the sky! Haven't found a cache up there yet but I'll surely log one here if I do... Etrex 'H' has proven itself to be amazingly reliable and accurate. For my sport I need 100% reliability, Etrex 'H' is 100% reliable.
  12. The old Etrex 'H' is still regarded as the most accurate and preferred still by aviators.
  13. YES it sure is and the reason why my 20 stays at home in the drawer and the 'H' comes out to play!
  14. Monterra was my first choice but Etrex 20 won out. Do you think I made the right choice, maybe?
  15. Thanks, it worked just like you said...
  16. I've got etrex 30 firmware running on an Etrex 20 so I share your quest for a synthetic programming discovery.
  17. Depends on what info is useful. For me the lines offer a quick reference without having to look past the superfluous details. When I need info fast, 'less detail is more info' usually... My eyes are usually always on the landscape while only on the GPS briefly for a location.
  18. Agreed, that's why I just love my Etrex 'H' over the Etrex 20/30 bling box.
  19. Not so, I have never needed to connect it to a computer so it's the easiest and best GPS on the market to use and it's actually the preferred model for aviation because it's the most accurate. It just does not fail to perform!
  20. If you have the cash then any current unit is the easiest to buy... :
  21. This has been fully answered in this thread here... http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=322737
  22. Contours are just level lines and topo is shape shadings. Most Garmin topo maps have both contour lines and shading but you can't switch either off. eg... I have them as separate maps and can switch between them. I prefer just the contour lines only, less detail but more info... eg ~
  23. Geomagnetic storms cause havoc with GPS Geomagnetic storm indicated with arrow... :Product: SWPC Space Weather Alerts ALTS.txt :Issued: 2014 Jun 08 0833 UTC # Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center # See http://swpc.noaa.gov/alerts/ for description and other displays # Send comments and suggestions to SWPC.Webmaster@noaa.gov # # SWPC Space Weather Alerts Issued in the last 24 hours #--------------------------------------------------------------------- Space Weather Message Code: WARK07 Serial Number: 42 Issue Time: 2014 Jun 08 0738 UTC WARNING: Geomagnetic K-index of 7 or greater expected Valid From: 2014 Jun 08 0737 UTC Valid To: 2014 Jun 08 0915 UTC Warning Condition: Onset NOAA Scale: G3 or greater - Strong to Extreme Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 50 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude. Induced Currents - Power system voltage irregularities possible, false alarms may be triggered on some protection devices. Spacecraft - Systems may experience surface charging; increased drag on low Earth-orbit satellites and orientation problems may occur. Navigation - Intermittent satellite navigation (GPS) problems, including loss-of-lock and increased range error may occur. Radio - HF (high frequency) radio may be intermittent. Aurora - Aurora may be seen as low as Pennsylvania to Iowa to Oregon. #------------------------------------------------- http://www.hamqsl.com/solar101vhfper.php
  24. The only real question here is why you bought an Etrex 10 in the first place...
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