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by rbirtles
20 October 12 10:37 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: RAN Triangulation Station
Replies: 2
Views: 1128

Re: RAN Triangulation Station

Yep - certainly accessible and close by a geocaching.com cache. I'll get the details on here when I get the chance.

I thought this was appropriate for a Trig creation but just wanted confirmation.

Cheers!
Rob.
by rbirtles
20 October 12 9:11 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: RAN Triangulation Station
Replies: 2
Views: 1128

RAN Triangulation Station

Hi all, While up in Far North Qld I came across a Triangulation Station with the following details: Hydrographic Branch - Triangulation Station - 1978 - FL 11 FF - R.A.N. This being of the same size as the round survey markers we normally see. Found along the coastline. Have a couple of photos of it...
by rbirtles
01 February 12 10:26 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Cachers who refuses to sign the log book
Replies: 70
Views: 11517

Re: Cachers who refuses to sign the log book

Well, in my opinion they have failed on 2 aspects - not signing the log in the first place as required by the rules, and second, the way they have replied back to you. I would see no problem in deleting their log. You could choose in emailing them first to say that you are going to delete their log ...
by rbirtles
19 December 11 9:44 am
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Garmin Montana
Replies: 27
Views: 6886

Re: Garmin Montana

Yes - I think Birdseye is worth it as well Noikmeister. Haven't had the need to use it for a long period of time but would have thought so as well considering what it use to do to my Dakota battery life. Congratulations on you and your caching group FTF in Namadgi - it made an interesting read. Chee...
by rbirtles
18 December 11 1:28 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Blue Mountains Power Trail (BMPT) -- A Challenge
Replies: 49
Views: 8523

Re: Blue Mountains Power Trail (BMPT) -- A Challenge

Many thanks for the info all and yes, both actually do look good indeed.

I think I may need to arrange a nigt or two up,at the Blue Mountains and have some fun. Any other Canberrans interested?

Cheers!
Rob.
by rbirtles
16 December 11 3:55 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Blue Mountains Power Trail (BMPT) -- A Challenge
Replies: 49
Views: 8523

Re: Blue Mountains Power Trail (BMPT) -- A Challenge

Are these the caches with View3 in their geocache name? If so they look like an interesting challenge.

Cheers!
Rob.
by rbirtles
15 December 11 1:53 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Montana 650t for $650
Replies: 4
Views: 1392

Re: Montana 650t for $650

The camera is not too bad either in the 650t. Not good in dark conditions, no flash - but if it means I don't have to carry another piece of electronic equipment on a day hike it is well worth it.
by rbirtles
15 November 11 9:35 am
Forum: International visitors
Topic: Brisbane airport caches
Replies: 11
Views: 8180

Re: Brisbane airport caches

It looks doable as I have been through Brissy airport a number of times. My only suggestion would be to have a spare shirt and deodorant waiting for you when you get back to the terminal at this time of the year... Sitting next to a "smelly person" in a plane is not really that nice! :D 8)
by rbirtles
14 November 11 8:09 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Australian Power Trails
Replies: 127
Views: 23028

Re: Australian Power Trails

I recently did the one on the Gold Coast and although it being a power trail I did it by foot from the start to the 2nd last one (did the last one two days later) - running out of time. Long walk back to the car though as not all caches are exactly 160m apart. I enjoyed the walk in the morning with ...
by rbirtles
12 November 11 10:32 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: A new 24 hour Australian record????
Replies: 28
Views: 3741

Re: A new 24 hour Australian record????

Well done Marcus! =D>
by rbirtles
07 November 11 12:43 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Garmin Montana
Replies: 27
Views: 6886

Re: Garmin Montana

Thanks for the update. As my Dakota 20 is now on the blink (can no longer be calibrated) and Garmin is only offering to make me pay $307 for a serviced unit with 90 days warranty only (you can buy a brand new Dakota 20 for about $335 from the USA) I'll probably put an order in for a Montana this wee...
by rbirtles
03 November 11 11:18 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Left Handed Geocachers
Replies: 27
Views: 3103

Re: Left Handed Geocachers

Here is an interesting test which helps determine whether you are left handed or not:

http://lefthanded.cdf-design.com/test/html_test.php

Cheers!
Rob.
by rbirtles
02 November 11 8:50 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Left Handed Geocachers
Replies: 27
Views: 3103

Re: Left Handed Geocachers

I came from a school system from the past where they tried to make left handed people right handed but due to my stubborness and nature's demands I always ended up going back to being left handed. I could class myself as ambidextrous in many ways but I have voted left handed because that is how natu...
by rbirtles
18 December 10 12:45 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Potential NZ MEGA Event 2012 - is there sufficient interest?
Replies: 132
Views: 23433

Re: Potential NZ MEGA Event 2012 - is there sufficient interest?

My preference would certainly be to attend the NZ Mega than the Aussie one.

Cheers!