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by Cameron Corner
04 December 12 1:02 am
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Newbie thread: Which GPS brand to buy - Garmin or Magellan?
Replies: 26
Views: 20163

Re: Newbie thread: Which GPS brand to buy - Garmin or Magellan?

We had a Garmin 450. Loved it ... easy to use and great that we could download caches directly to it. =; However, during our last holiday. The Garmin which was in my handbag on the front floor of the car broke. My husband had to stop fairly quickly to not hit a roam dog crossing the street. He wasn'...
by Cameron Corner
28 February 10 1:06 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Help please ... wrong co-ordinates
Replies: 6
Views: 1590

Re: Help please ... wrong co-ordinates

Thanks everyone for your help. =D> I've learnt a few things from this exercise. I've been playing with it this morning. I left the GPS our in the backyard for a good half hour (I forgot about it) and when I checked the co-ords with GE, it was on the money. So, later we will take it back to the PO an...
by Cameron Corner
28 February 10 12:16 am
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Help please ... wrong co-ordinates
Replies: 6
Views: 1590

Re: Help please ... wrong co-ordinates

Thanks so much for your reply MM and the welcome. I just checked the co-ords by viewing the co-ords on the gps and then manually lining those numbers up with Google Earth (down the bottom of the map screen). Ok, showing my total newbie status here. How do I do the Datum thing for WGS84? I think we w...
by Cameron Corner
27 February 10 10:34 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Help please ... wrong co-ordinates
Replies: 6
Views: 1590

Help please ... wrong co-ordinates

Hi :-" Very new to this forum and geocaching. We purchased an Oregon 550 which we received during the week. We took a way point at the post office in town here today and when I looked up the co-ordinates on Google Earth it has us about half a km away (as the crow flies). Any ideas on what might be w...