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by dajjct
07 September 06 10:30 pm
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: Reducing the Memberlist...
Replies: 23
Views: 3018

Thought I better post so I don't get removed. I tend to do more lurking than posting, as quite often, due to a fairly busy life, taxiing 4 kids around the metro area, by the time I get to read the threads that I am interested in, have had all the comments made that I would have made. Also being a qu...
by dajjct
20 April 06 3:58 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: The ultimate geocaching device....
Replies: 23
Views: 3601

Work has given us O2 Atoms for phone, email, note taking around the place etc - bout a $1k. Can interface to a bluetooth GPS - $100 to $300. TomTom 5 can be installed (yet to see what this costs) but may need a mini SD for maps $200. GSAK can export POI for TomTom. Us IE or CacheMate ($8US) to read ...
by dajjct
15 December 05 8:40 am
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Connecting a Geko to a non-serial port PC
Replies: 9
Views: 1734

I think the one for $17 (inc postage) from Hong Kong on eBay will do just as well.
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Don't bet on it - bought one of those and had no luck getting it to work. Bought one from http://www.dontronics.com/index.html, nearly $60, but works every time. No hassle to install and Aussie bassed.
by dajjct
05 December 05 10:31 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: daks emu mob
Replies: 41
Views: 3169

Hi Dak,<p>

Good to hear you are up and about, and that the doc sees the future as positive. You will continue to be in my prayers.<p>

David.<p>
by dajjct
25 November 05 2:56 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Craziest caching capers ???
Replies: 26
Views: 2450

I had been doing some night cacheing, and had parked the car (registered in my wife's name) and hiked off to try to find the cache. It was in a semi rural location SE of Melb. Got back to the car (after not finding the cache) and headed down the road. Had not gone far when the mobile rings and my wi...
by dajjct
21 November 05 11:51 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Debate 6 - Should you note the time when you find a cache?
Replies: 22
Views: 2202

I usualy log my time in the cache log but by the time I do it on line I have forgotten. It's handy to see when other cachers have been if they have been the same day.
by dajjct
14 November 05 11:50 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Australian 250K Raster maps now online free
Replies: 16
Views: 1432

Irfanview http://www.irfanview.com/ con convert lots of formats including ECW to JPG.
by dajjct
07 November 05 11:59 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: ssssssssssssssssssss<
Replies: 39
Views: 3222

Havn't seen any while cacheing, but it is always in my mind, especially when visiting Dead Marshes here in VIC this weekend. Great place for snakes to be lurking. Down at Wilson's prom a few years back and saw 5 in one afternoon bushwalk!
by dajjct
07 November 05 11:46 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Are We Getting Lazy?
Replies: 63
Views: 4296

Because my time is limited, I tend to do caches only in areas where I am already travelling due to family (read kids) having things on in the area. The number of cache's being placed also means that you don't need to go far to visit quite a few. If I had the spare time, I would love to do some of th...
by dajjct
07 November 05 11:36 am
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: USB to serial adapter.
Replies: 9
Views: 1742

I bought one of ebay - couldn't get it to work at all. Bought a more expensive one from this mob http://www.dontronics.com/usb_232.html. No problems with it at all. Also includes a couple of small LED's which show when it's transfering data.
by dajjct
15 October 05 12:01 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: GPS users must plan for outages.
Replies: 6
Views: 1251

GPS users must plan for outages.

Just found this link:<p> http://www.itweek.co.uk/itweek/news/2142864/gps-users-plan-outages <p> Bonnor said launches of new satellites are "only just keeping up" with current losses of around two satellites per year. But the failures could accelerate due to the number of satellites that have used up...
by dajjct
14 October 05 11:22 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: UHF CB Channels
Replies: 35
Views: 2459

Not having much money, only had a 23ch AM that I must have bought with my pocket money back in about 1977 when I was still at school. Made my own anteana that I stuck on the roof with a bit of aluminium rod stuck in a wooden block, and then 4 bits of wire run down the slope of the roof as the ground...
by dajjct
08 October 05 11:46 am
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: ADSL Splitter?
Replies: 9
Views: 1293

The record so far on a job we came across for single point filters is 18! Yes 18! He had heaps of phones and a fax and couple modems etc, what a mess. Wondered why his adsl was slower than dialup! HA.. <p> Wonder their phones worked! Used to be a limit of 3 phones on a line, now they use the Ringer...
by dajjct
04 October 05 11:33 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Nocturnal caching
Replies: 13
Views: 1352

I do a lot of my caching at night, usualy while waiting for other members of the family to be picked up that I have dropped of earlier at various events.
by dajjct
01 October 05 11:03 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Retrosexsuals
Replies: 4
Views: 863

Good post - enjoyed it very much.