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by smerrall
19 October 09 4:58 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Newbie thread: Which Magellan handheld GPS to buy?
Replies: 44
Views: 25263

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

So what do people think of the Tritons, does anyone actually use one? I bought one. There was no documentation as to how many caches could be loaded onto it, so I tried 100 - ok. Tried 500 - ok. Tried NSW. That irrevocably locked up the device with absolutely no way of rectifying it, so off it went...
by smerrall
16 October 09 2:07 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Loading a GCA GPX to an Oregon 300
Replies: 32
Views: 5155

Re: Loading a GCA GPX to an Oregon 300

When do you run this? After the GPX file has been imported? Why don't you have this problem CR? Yes, the import to GSAK populates GKAK variable $d_CacheID with 999999998 if there is no "groundspeak:cache id" in the GPX. A subsequent GPX export from GSAK exports every GCA cache with the "groundspeak...
by smerrall
16 October 09 10:08 am
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Loading a GCA GPX to an Oregon 300
Replies: 32
Views: 5155

Re: Loading a GCA GPX to an Oregon 300

This problem annoyed me enough on my Oregon that I had to find out what was causing it. After some investigation I found that GCA caches have no "groundspeak:cache id" tag. This tag is what the Oregon uses to check for uniqueness of caches. A simple GASK macro is all that was requires to change this...
by smerrall
08 October 09 1:36 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: New New Zealand record for most caches in a day*
Replies: 12
Views: 1770

Re: New New Zealand record for most caches in a day*

I can't seen to manage more than about 45. I did break the NZ record once a few years ago, but never held it. I knew I'd broken it and was very pleased with myself, but the same day somebody else broke it with one more than me! Congratulations.
by smerrall
01 September 09 9:18 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: 160 metre rule
Replies: 34
Views: 3760

Re: 160 metre rule

The 160 circle is courtesy of GCA, not GC. You need to look up a nearby cache on GCA, click the Google maps link on the right and that is the map with the proximity feature.
by smerrall
17 August 09 3:53 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: GCA caches not appearing in GEOCACHE menu on Garmin Colorado
Replies: 15
Views: 3906

Re: GCA caches not appearing in GEOCACHE menu on Garmin Colorado

This problem annoyed me enough on my Oregon that I had to find out what was causing it. Afetr some investigation I found that GCA caches have no "groundspeak:cache id" tag. This tag is what the Oregon uses to check for uniqueness of caches. A simple GASK macro is all that was requires to change this...
by smerrall
22 July 09 11:39 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: CHRISTMAS CACHING TRIP TO TASMANIA
Replies: 13
Views: 1619

Re: CHRISTMAS CACHING TRIP TO TASMANIA

Looks like there'll be lots of us down there. God willing I should get there on the 30th as I've agreed to leave Sydney on the 26th for the 4th time (will I never learn) and have a little sail to Hobart.
by smerrall
03 July 09 11:01 am
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Oregon 300 & 400: What the heck is different?
Replies: 22
Views: 4111

I went the 400 route as mine has the nautical charts loaded - cheaper than buying separately. You can also load new maps normally, but I don't think you can delete the pre-loaded ones, although I'm not game to try.
by smerrall
11 May 09 11:47 am
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: shonkymaps online
Replies: 167
Views: 59562

Although I use OSM about the city, I like to add the Shonky transparent contour layer to it. Combine the best of both worlds.
by smerrall
28 January 09 11:15 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Launching Australia's First Ever Mega Event-Wagga Wagga 2010
Replies: 484
Views: 95428

Looks like a great event. I should be able to make it - I'll bring both swag and bow.
by smerrall
30 April 08 10:03 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: A new *+*+*+* muggler at work
Replies: 31
Views: 3917

Don't you hate that. I enjoyed this cache and I certainly didn't leave the cache exposed to random passers by. The laminated card shows a lot of effort by another one of those people who can't tolerate anybody with different interests to themselves.
by smerrall
03 March 08 6:52 pm
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: What's new on Geocaching Australia
Replies: 732
Views: 176574

Been a while since I've seen a tape write ring, but I guess c@w's latest avatar must have them in the back in order to write the code...
by smerrall
14 February 08 11:07 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Geocache in New Zealand triggers bombscare
Replies: 11
Views: 1369

I guess the question of whether it was an inappropriate placement comes down to whether it was near any sort of potential terrorist target. My office from last year was about 150m away and overlooked the cache site in question. The cache was about 40m from anything at the edge of a carpark. The clo...
by smerrall
03 October 07 9:19 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Huge Event Poll
Replies: 33
Views: 3479

At this stage it would need to be near New Years as I should get to Hobart on the 30th...
by smerrall
20 September 07 9:18 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: SMS notifications
Replies: 34
Views: 5468

I get notifications SMSed to me currently. I signed up to get spammed by smspup.com. Each spam I read gives me a free SMS message that I use by having them send me an SMS via their email gateway.