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I, too, have had trouble learning Pocket Queries.

 

One thing you'll notice is that, unlike some dialog box interfaces, sometimes when you select an item, it doesn't select the "master" check box for that category. For example, I'll often check the "large" cache size, but forget to check the box to limit the results to what I selected. So double check your check boxes and make sure you're limiting it to what you want.

 

As far as your distance problem, if it's your home, I would suggest logging a waypoint at home and using those coords for all radius searches from home. That way you're not depending on the post office to define where you live. You might want to check a Zip code map to see how big your Zip is - just google "zip code map" and you'll find several good resources. And just try searching an online maps service for your zip code - you might be surprised what you get. If you're searching for caches around a point you don't have coords for, if you can find the center spot in Google Earth, you can get a lat/long from that.

 

HTH!

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I will put the coordinates in the PQ form for my home address. When I search for caches on the home page of Geocaching .com it works fine with the zip code. I do have alot to learn about PQs and GSAK. Why did they have to make it so hard? these systems have to be designed for idiots like me.

Thanks for your help

Timk54

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Make sure you are center on your co-ordinates. Use Option=>locations

 

and set it something like this:

Home, N 36 31.466, W 91 59.010

 

Make sure the default home is commented ou :

#Home, S32 25.921, E 115 46.050, 100

 

or deleted.

 

When looking at database make sure LOCATION dropdown menu says home. Or click on the house icon in speed bar.

 

Then hit F1 and RTFM.

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Make sure you are center on your co-ordinates. Use Option=>locations

 

and set it something like this:

Home, N 36 31.466, W 91 59.010

 

Make sure the default home is commented ou :

#Home, S32 25.921, E 115 46.050, 100

 

or deleted.

 

When looking at database make sure LOCATION dropdown menu says home. Or click on the house icon in speed bar.

 

Then hit F1 and RTFM.

 

It works ! Thanks for the help I even down loaded the cache waypoints to my Palm Zire 21.

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