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by Derringer
30 May 13 6:24 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Munzees!
Replies: 400
Views: 62697

Re: Munzees!

Of the 220+ I have captured to date, 99% take approx 3 secs to capture, Only 1 has proved really akward, It was placed in a dark area and the light feature of the Munzee app was insufficient. I used a headtorch to provide sufficient illumination. Am running Android 4 with a 8 megapixel camera. Unlik...
by Derringer
29 May 13 5:40 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Munzees!
Replies: 400
Views: 62697

Re: Munzees!

Like others, I generate a GPX file of the munzees I want, Place that GPX file into a GSAK database, then merge Munzees with my Geocache database. I use different icons to differentiate between Munzees and Caches, Load the lot into my Garmin Dakota 20 and use that to locate Munzees, I only use my pho...
by Derringer
12 April 11 2:16 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Waterproof pants
Replies: 21
Views: 2105

Re: Waterproof pants

Otherwise any rain will drip down your pants, pass under your gaiters, and eventually run into your boots.

Also, when it starts to rain are you going to waste time taking your gaiters off, or just quickly put your pants over the top.

+1 for over

Kevin
by Derringer
24 April 10 8:24 am
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Nearmap Images
Replies: 23
Views: 4392

Re: Nearmap Images

High resolution Nearmap images now cover the area:

Tallarook, Yea, Alexandra, Marysville (part), Broadford and Wallan

Kevin
by Derringer
19 April 10 9:45 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Software problems - Dakota 20
Replies: 4
Views: 1056

Software problems - Dakota 20

Dakota 20 owners need to be aware that recent software updates - namely Version 2.80, can result in the GPS freezing when you try to save a track. Software version 2.90 was meant to fix the issue, but some owners still report the same problem. http://garmindakota.wikispaces.com/message/view/home/228...
by Derringer
10 April 10 6:28 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Nearmap Images
Replies: 23
Views: 4392

Nearmap Images

For those that live in areas mapped by this company. http://www.nearmap.com/nearmap/photomap-coverage.aspx The resolution of these images has to be seen to be believed. The data appears to be free for personal non commercial use "Free Personal/Community Licence Our Personal/Community licence, which ...
by Derringer
16 January 10 7:52 am
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Garmin Custom Maps
Replies: 10
Views: 1695

Garmin Custom Maps

Garmin Custom Maps — a free and simple process that transforms paper and electronic maps into downloadable maps for your compatible outdoor handheld device. Garmin Custom Maps are created using Garmin map drawing technology to georeference map images and effectively download a printed or electronic ...
by Derringer
14 January 10 2:33 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Which GPS Dakota 20 or Oregon 300
Replies: 7
Views: 1379

Re: Which GPS Dakota 20 or Oregon 300

4. Electronic compass (2-axis vs 3-axis)
The Dakota 20 is a 3 axis Electronic compass.


The Dakota 20 is smaller than the Oregon 300 and is not suited to in car use.

IMO an ideal handheld GPS.

Kevin
by Derringer
13 January 10 1:49 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: endurance/geocaching events...
Replies: 16
Views: 1659

Re: endurance/geocaching events...

Reason i ask is I've been feeling a niggle to do something endurance-wise this year] http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCZ1RW Still unfound http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCPA8G Only 1 finder http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCKVXM Again ...
by Derringer
10 January 10 6:29 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Garmin compass calibration
Replies: 29
Views: 4458

Re: Garmin compass calibration

Have been using my Dakota 20 for a few months now and love it. In that time I have calibrated the compass 3 times. I have found that when in compass mode the needle will have more swing than in GPS only mode, except when you stand still or move slowly. Once standing still there is almost no movement...
by Derringer
29 October 09 10:04 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Newbie thread: Which Garmin handheld GPS to buy?
Replies: 240
Views: 57180

Re: Newbie thread: Which Garmin handheld GPS to buy?

Has anyone tried the Dakota 20? I love my Dakota 20 - in effect a baby Oregon Its smaller size and less screen resolution may put people off but for bushwalking - its ideal. If you want to use it as an in car unit - its too small Meredith likes the 3 axis tilt compensated compass - no more trying t...
by Derringer
10 August 09 5:12 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: GARMIN DAKOTA 20
Replies: 24
Views: 3659

Re: GARMIN DAKOTA 20

Just purchased a Dakota 20, My previous GPS was a 2002 Etrex Summit. The Dakota weighs 5gms more than the Summit, and is roughly the same size (not shape) The functionality and mapping is a huge upgrade from the Summit, most impressed. This unit is small and light enough for bushwalking. With GPX fi...
by Derringer
26 July 09 8:06 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Cache / Hikers log hybrids
Replies: 2
Views: 840

Re: Cache / Hikers log hybrids

I have walked the Gammon ranges for the last 20 yrs and can attest to their beauty and the difficult walking involved. Also I had a cache "A ridge too far" placed in the Gammons for some years. I retrieved that cache due to the drought, but have been told that recent rains have made walking possible...
by Derringer
21 July 09 3:52 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: 1817 Days all alone
Replies: 25
Views: 3298

Re: 1817 Days all alone

A cache doesn't have to be in the middle of a desert to feel all alone. I have a cache WITHIN 200KMS of Melbourne CBD, that has been unfound for 1000 days now :!: :!: :!: http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCZ1RW Even my drive by cache http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.a...
by Derringer
20 June 09 6:35 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Geocaching and Epirbs
Replies: 30
Views: 2601

Haven't upgraded yet - waiting for a few months to see if the price falls after the initial clamour to upgrade. I believe that although the 121Mhz beacons are not recognised by satellite, but passing aircraft will still be able to pick up a signal. Useful if in an area like the Vic Alps which is on ...