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by HMAS MB
16 July 08 2:07 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Caches on or under Bridges
Replies: 21
Views: 1870

Just because it has Identifying info means nothing to UXO techs. IEDS come in all shapes and sizes.

Trust me I have made them :D . Only for work however.
by HMAS MB
13 July 08 8:16 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Caches on or under Bridges
Replies: 21
Views: 1870

http://www.geocaching.com/about/hiding.aspx No such thing as common sense. Because we are all different and what might be common to you will not be common to me. Will it cause unnecessary concern? - Please use common sense when choosing a location for your cache. Do not place your cache in any loca...
by HMAS MB
13 July 08 8:06 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Caches on or under Bridges
Replies: 21
Views: 1870

Caches on or under Bridges

In the early days one of the placement rules for caches was "Not on or under Bridges". Now of late the rule seems to have been relaxed. Today I saw something that is of a concern, but not to Geocaches, but to Main Roads. We found a cache under a bridge that as a explosives tech I could concievably p...
by HMAS MB
09 July 08 2:01 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Newbie thread: Which GPS brand to buy - Garmin or Magellan?
Replies: 26
Views: 12646

I used to teach GPS in the Navy and I found it is really a Ford/Holden thing unless you want to pay really big money for commercial and/or Milspec ( which you cant get anyway). Personally I love my Meridian Gold and wont be changing for a while(SWMBO wont let me anyway) One thing I would point out a...
by HMAS MB
09 July 08 1:53 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Newbie thread: Which Magellan handheld GPS to buy?
Replies: 44
Views: 15018

I love my Meridian Gold. A freind had a Garmin 60cs and the maps were useless compared to Discoveraus. I dont know about now.

You can get a coloured screen with the Colour and Platinum :D
by HMAS MB
20 September 04 10:44 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Sportrak Map
Replies: 12
Views: 2230

:oops: Yeah I know....I have the WW base map cd with the Merigreen and Aus Marine Basemap for Meridains.
by HMAS MB
29 August 04 4:03 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Sportrak Map
Replies: 12
Views: 2230

It actually can be, but it is a painfull process.

hhttp://groups.yahoo.com/group/sportrakgps/files/

And what Magellan call modest I call profiteering. You need your bill of sale and they still charge about $300. And when you are on a pension $300 is a lot of food to waste.
by HMAS MB
29 August 04 1:01 am
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Sportrak Map
Replies: 12
Views: 2230

Sportrak Map

:oops: I was kinda playing with my ST Map and accidently deleted the Basemap..:shock: ...Does anyone have either the Oz Map ( not colour or pro its 6Meg whilst the Map only takes a 2 meg Basemap) Basemap or the Merigreen WWbaseamp? Please.

TIA
HMAS MB
by HMAS MB
19 June 04 4:19 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: How accurate should the co-oridinates be ?
Replies: 33
Views: 2327

Navsat is the system Transit was the Constellation.

http://tycho.usno.navy.mil/gpsinfo.html, but as you pointed out it is old.
by HMAS MB
19 June 04 3:07 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: How accurate should the co-oridinates be ?
Replies: 33
Views: 2327

When I did my first Magnavox Transit/GPS course in 1985 the US Navy controlled it. It was designed so the the Boomers- Ballistic Nuclear submarines could get an accurate targeting fix prior to lauching. Altough under Transit the mast had to stay above the surface for at least 40 mins. When GPS as in...
by HMAS MB
18 June 04 11:15 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: How accurate should the co-oridinates be ?
Replies: 33
Views: 2327

Nope thats the current figure quoted by the US Air Force....which in its self is odd because the US Navy always controled Navstar and Navstar 2. I use the term " Mathimatical Calulations" loosely as the system actully does 50000 Interations a sec which are a combination of receive and process. Given...
by HMAS MB
18 June 04 10:51 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: How accurate should the co-oridinates be ?
Replies: 33
Views: 2327

The agency that controls The GPS constellation, will only garuntee the accuary of the network to 100m. You have to remember that your GPSr only "guesses " where it is based on 50000 mathimatical calcutions per sec. Mind you these "guesses" usally are very accurate, and EPE does mean "Estimated" posi...
by HMAS MB
16 June 04 11:23 am
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Mounting your GPS in the car
Replies: 14
Views: 2736

Go to spotlight or equivialent and get the Sticky Tape Velcro. Put it on the top and bottom or your "R" and Bob's ya Uncle (well he is mine but that is another story). Another solution is double sided tape but you need to replace that. I have a MLR and a Sportrak ap velcroed to my wind screen. :D
by HMAS MB
09 June 04 11:00 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: AMG Vs UTM
Replies: 4
Views: 874

I suspected that as they also said that we use 13 figure grid...which looked exactly like UTM without the Zone designator.

Tah for that
:D
by HMAS MB
09 June 04 6:56 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: AMG Vs UTM
Replies: 4
Views: 874

AMG Vs UTM

Not sure this goes here but it is a technical issue of sorts.

I got in to a debate last night with our local Shire ranger. He said that AMG is still used. I had thought that AMG had been dropped in favour of UTM. Any thoughts?