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by alex
10 August 09 9:32 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: 2009 Cyber Flash Mob Topic “Positive Caching Experience”
Replies: 143
Views: 12744

Re: 2009 Cyber Flash Mob Topic “Positive Caching Experience”

I particularly like those caches that take me off into the bush for a quiet explore of somewhere quite obscure yet interesting.
by alex
16 May 09 3:30 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Launching Australia's First Ever Mega Event-Wagga Wagga 2010
Replies: 484
Views: 101342

At this stage I'll say 2 adults for team alex, camping.

Can you also keep me in the loop for potential sponsorship opportunities. alex@cartographics.com.au Cheers
by alex
06 August 07 12:11 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Online Logging a few days after the find
Replies: 19
Views: 2319

that reminds me... there is that virtual from Japan last year and a couple from WA a few years back. I must log those soon!
by alex
14 July 07 4:31 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Unserviced Geocache in Remot area.
Replies: 13
Views: 2063

14deg 12 03S 127deg 20 43E.
Geebung Landing Ground, beside the King George River, I see at least three tracks coming in there, must be a busy place!
by alex
28 December 05 10:45 pm
Forum: International visitors
Topic: Mapsource download
Replies: 6
Views: 2282

The Recommended Sale Price for City Navigator is about Euro 231 but we (sales@cartographics.com.au) can do better than that for geocachers. Buying a GPS including City Navigator would be about Euro600 for a Garmin C320 or Quest. I can normally match the best prices from the major internet dealers fo...
by alex
04 November 05 11:29 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: USB to serial adapter.
Replies: 9
Views: 2021

I sell (and use myself) a similar converter - RRP $63.40 but $59 will do for cachers. I know mine works with both Magellan and Garmins, It includes driver CD and cable, but best of all you can use it without the cable (after all you already have all that cable from your GPS to the serial plug, do yo...
by alex
30 August 05 11:31 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Crazy captions time again.... #7
Replies: 9
Views: 1204

When Doris asked Albert to "ding my bell" she had something else in mind.
by alex
27 August 05 10:58 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: 18 Wheels and a dozen birds
Replies: 31
Views: 3265

When explaining/demonstrating GPS to customers I have often joked that if ever I got 12 satellites I would be on a chat group to boast about it!!

Congratulations, 11 is my best ever.
by alex
29 July 05 11:11 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Glue required for Garmin Legend...?
Replies: 15
Views: 1818

For your $5 (plus postage) you get a new rubber surround and an adhesive strip, both cut to fit the etrex and its buttons. As I don't use an etrex myself I'm not real sure how it actually works in practice but the $68 fee seems a bit like "it will cost you $60 for us to tell you it is an $8 job"... ...
by alex
29 July 05 12:07 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Glue required for Garmin Legend...?
Replies: 15
Views: 1818

....and the answer is send it to GME. Unit B 22-24 College St Gladesville 2111 sor Sydneysiders. ph 9879 8888.
by alex
29 July 05 12:54 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Totally UnGeocaching Related - genius triva person required
Replies: 20
Views: 2627

Ahh those were the days.... when the back of the school exercise books had tables of various imperial measures such as "a bushel of wheat weighs 60 pounds, a bushel of barley weighs 55 pounds, a bushel of brussel sprouts is really gross" or "16 ounces to a pound, 20 fluid ounces to a pint, ?x? troy ...
by alex
25 July 05 11:01 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Glue required for Garmin Legend...?
Replies: 15
Views: 1818

ideology asked;
alex, the rocker hat switch on our vista is intermittently failing. is this a user-fixable thing or should we sent it in to garmin?
I don't know, but I'll ask the question tomorrow.
by alex
28 June 05 5:10 pm
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: photos for key pages on the beta site [closed]
Replies: 14
Views: 2110

Now if someone could just photoshop a cache sitting prominently in the foreground....
by alex
26 June 05 10:44 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Map Datum wow what a differance
Replies: 9
Views: 1237

Very basically, AUS66 was a standard adopted by federal and state authorities in 1966 to define a shape of the world which was the 'best fit' for Australia. AUS84 was a refinement of this in 1984. The Global Positioning System uses a world 'best fit' which, coincidentally, was also defined in 1984, ...
by alex
23 June 05 10:02 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: best pocket PC software like cachemate or gsak
Replies: 10
Views: 1942

I'm using a nifty little Palm OS program called Cache Log Book to record my finds (or other) on my iQue3600. You can download it (freeware) from www.rjrudy.org.