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by colleda
18 October 13 4:07 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Need new GPS
Replies: 10
Views: 2802

Re: Need new GPS

We've been using Garmin Etrex 10 and 20 for a while now and find them to be excellent and very accurate. Dick Smith and Harvey Norman are offering the Etrex 30 at bargain prices lately. Even the Etrex 10 can be found under $100 (if you can get by without maps)
by colleda
11 March 13 8:58 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: GPS on a budget
Replies: 8
Views: 2251

Re: GPS on a budget

We started off using our car GPSr and would take a sheet of paper along with coordinates and hints written down. After about 100 finds we bought a Garmin Etrex 10. These are a great little unit and very accurate, also, no need to take paper, just download coordinates straight off the computer. Have ...
by colleda
10 March 13 10:33 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Have we hit mainstream?
Replies: 15
Views: 3947

Re: Have we hit mainstream?

We were looking around recently for a GPSr for our son who is now into meteorite hunting. We heard from a local camping/fishing store that doesn't sell them (??) that Harvey Norman did. We went and had a look and got a good deal on a Garmin Etrex 30. Didn't have to worry about buying online/ebay, wa...
by colleda
11 October 12 3:22 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: overseas PQs
Replies: 9
Views: 2656

Re: overseas PQs

Last day in Turkey and all has gone well. Thanks everyone for you help.
by colleda
21 September 12 10:31 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: overseas PQs
Replies: 9
Views: 2656

Re: overseas PQs

Thanks rubai I have fumbled my way and eventually got it sorted with your help. danozz. Have found the page ofr map request and have selected Tirkey but I see nowhere to record my email address. I clicked on the download box and found a page with a list of files thus http://osm.pleiades.uni-wupperta...
by colleda
19 September 12 3:54 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: overseas PQs
Replies: 9
Views: 2656

Re: overseas PQs

Many thanks for that. I had mistakenly thought 500 was the limit.
by colleda
19 September 12 11:32 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: overseas PQs
Replies: 9
Views: 2656

overseas PQs

We will be going to Turkey very soon. How can I set up Pocket Queries to cover Turkey. At the moment I only download to GSAK 500 local PQs each week so I'm not sure how to go about doing more than 500 at a time. We will be using a Garmin Etrex 20. Are there free maps we can download for Turkey or ar...
by colleda
03 June 12 5:43 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Newbie trying to download geocaches
Replies: 8
Views: 2989

Re: Newbie trying to download geocaches

I too have an eTrex 10 which I use alongside a Nuvi car GPS. It is dead easy to load individual (geocaching.com) caches to the etrex just by clicking the GPS icon. This is fine if you only want to do a few at a time in a selected area. To do large down loads then GSAK is the way to go, but, as previ...
by colleda
18 April 12 12:44 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Full Logs
Replies: 32
Views: 5112

Re: Full Logs

Nobody can officially take it over unless the original hider agrees. If they are uncontactable then that is a problem. If the area/hide is worth it then feel free to repair/replace the container. If it's nothing special just post a Needs Archived on it and one of the reviewers will eventually get r...
by colleda
08 April 12 9:35 am
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: New Program - GSAK (Geocaching Swiss Army Knife)
Replies: 909
Views: 213859

Re: New Program - GSAK (Geocaching Swiss Army Knife)

Thank you Quiet1. We have used the Nuvi overseas (NZ) before we bought the eTrex and its been fairly accurate. We also use the Walk mode when not in the car. It's just this one time that its been so far out and coincided with the first time download of waypoints. Maybe its just a glitch. We've only ...
by colleda
07 April 12 7:53 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: You know you're a Geocacher when............................
Replies: 554
Views: 84833

Re: You know you're a Geocacher when............................

You think its time to book a date with the optometrist to check for cataracts only to find your glasses are covered with cobwebs.
by colleda
07 April 12 5:39 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: New Program - GSAK (Geocaching Swiss Army Knife)
Replies: 909
Views: 213859

Re: New Program - GSAK (Geocaching Swiss Army Knife)

I accidently posted the following in the wrong forum thread. Not having a good run lately (except for 2 FTFs today). colleda wrote: OK thanks. I tried set-up as Etrex 20 and it seemed to work, that is, no error messages. I then checked the GPS and can only find 19 caches listed in Geocache File (all...
by colleda
05 April 12 1:21 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: New Program - GSAK (Geocaching Swiss Army Knife)
Replies: 909
Views: 213859

Re: New Program - GSAK (Geocaching Swiss Army Knife)

OK, thanks. I have struggled to the stage where I have to Set Up my GPS however the Etrex 10 is not on the Garmin list. The nearest to it is Etrex Basic Yellow (next are Etrex 20 & Etrex 30) so I selected that. Next I go to Send Waypoints to send all in my database (512) but I get an error message "...
by colleda
03 April 12 2:15 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Full Logs
Replies: 32
Views: 5112

Re: Full Logs

Since starting this post we now carry a small supply of materials and last Sunday we found a cache in which the log has been wet for 12 months!! We cleaned out the (Tupperware) container, dried it then placed a strip of paper, for signing, in a dry plastic bag to suffice 'till the CO could carry out...
by colleda
03 April 12 1:40 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Hiding Caches with a Smartphone..
Replies: 49
Views: 9404

Re: Hiding Caches with a Smartphone..

How accurate has your smartphone been in locating caches? If it consistently takes you to GZ then maybe it will be accurate enough using averaging. Or does it get you not so close and then you start hunting?