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by Lyn Pat and Nathan
19 October 09 6:04 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Newbie thread: Which Magellan handheld GPS to buy?
Replies: 44
Views: 15418

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

I hear the Oregons are good. Ive seen them in use but never got to use one yet myself I am still the owner of my trusty old Meridian Platinums and also a Garmin 60csx. I have been able to compare maps and which unit is better. Its a hard call now as my Magellan maps are getting old but I still find ...
by Lyn Pat and Nathan
26 July 08 4:02 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Newbie thread: Which Magellan handheld GPS to buy?
Replies: 44
Views: 15418

I use the Meridian Platinum. They are accurate but slow to home in on the location.Once you get used to the boomerang effect they work well. They average out when stationary so you can narrow your search area to within 3m. (assuming the cache was placed correctly). In a comparison to the newer XL mo...
by Lyn Pat and Nathan
28 May 05 5:50 pm
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: Subscriber Only Caches
Replies: 17
Views: 2497

The end result is still the same when you boil it down to basics. What is a good thing for one isnt for others. Personal preference. We could see that some people (2 caches in OZ from what we hear) would consider that they wanted to keep their cache listed as exclusive and so they would not want the...
by Lyn Pat and Nathan
27 May 05 6:54 pm
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: Subscriber Only Caches
Replies: 17
Views: 2497

We know of a couple of teams that use the subscriber only for the first couple of finds as a debugging tool. That way they dont have 20 cranky teams emailing them about the faults. It sounds like one of the good uses of that setup. We still cant see many others advantages to us (in a personal manner...
by Lyn Pat and Nathan
08 April 05 8:45 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Geocachers disease
Replies: 27
Views: 1713

I'd put my money on Ticks. If you went along Kangaroo tracks or brushed past bushes then they hop onto you. They locate exposed areas around cuffs, etc. Sometime we get a row of bites as one has a bit of a field day. The result is small red blisters or lumps about 1mm at the bite and around 10mm red...
by Lyn Pat and Nathan
27 January 05 6:14 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Magellan Mapsend S&D vs. DiscoverAus S&T
Replies: 13
Views: 1672

$580 for maps CALM will sell lots of those at that price....NOT.
You would expect to pay around $200 for good maps but more than that is sooooooooo unrealistic. We wonder who does the pricing on their products ?
by Lyn Pat and Nathan
17 January 05 10:44 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Magellan Mapsend S&D vs. DiscoverAus S&T
Replies: 13
Views: 1672

The difference in the maps is enough to make you want to have them both. With S and A. The old maps have much better coverage of old unused tracks. the data could be as old as 1960 with updates to about 5 years ago. So you are missing the newer streets and suburbs. They also are individual States as...
by Lyn Pat and Nathan
21 September 04 10:51 am
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Sportrak Map
Replies: 12
Views: 2291

I did some experiments and managed to download my Australian Basemap off my Platinum. Its tricky but not impossible. You use hyperterminal and for the 8 meg took about 30 mins. Its the latest version of the map as far as I can tell. If you have a search though e-mule/e-donkey I have noticed that som...
by Lyn Pat and Nathan
06 August 04 10:15 pm
Forum: International visitors
Topic: Vacation Caches
Replies: 6
Views: 1582

Feel free to contact us if you are coming though Perth we can look after them for you.
by Lyn Pat and Nathan
01 July 03 8:46 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Team Names and how you picked them...
Replies: 16
Views: 2442

We arnt sure why we chose our team name but we would love to hear from anyone that may have a clue to its origin !!!!
by Lyn Pat and Nathan
01 July 03 8:43 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Garmin vs Magellan... like Ford vs Holden?
Replies: 16
Views: 2586

We have an old Garmin45 and a Magellan Platinum. The old Garmin wont die and we are still fond of it even though it can only manage about 10 meter accuracy. found about 80 caches with it over the time and placed lots too. The build quality is better than the Magellan but only slightly. Its hard to p...
by Lyn Pat and Nathan
18 June 03 7:55 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Caches placed while on holiday a no-no?
Replies: 22
Views: 4332

I seem to remember that one fo the first caches ever placed was in India by one of the developers of the geocaching idea. Did he get it wrong too ? We will continue to place caches while on holiday as we have always done. The trick is to make double sure that the location you chose will not be found...