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by Dernel
04 July 07 12:21 am
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Garmin or Magellan - Which is better value for money.
Replies: 41
Views: 5737

wow..need to work out paragraphs...
by Dernel
04 July 07 12:20 am
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Garmin or Magellan - Which is better value for money.
Replies: 41
Views: 5737

again, having owned a meridian colour, meridian Platinum and an explorist 600, as well as now owning a Garmin 60CSX unit, my comments Satellite aquisition on the garmin, superb compared to magellan units Garmin units far more sturdy, the magellan units feel like a small pcb in a large case, whereas ...
by Dernel
19 June 07 10:07 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Anybody got a Dopod?
Replies: 21
Views: 2529

I have a dopod smartphone model C730...to replace an Imate PDA2k..so far great phone compared to imate..runs gpxsonar, however only basic..

not a bad unit though...i am sure there are good dopod or HTC units as in PDA which will be worth a look..

cheers,

Dernel
by Dernel
17 May 07 8:15 am
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Explorist 500/600 firmware updates..with extra screens..it's
Replies: 23
Views: 4183

I ended up giving up on Magellan when the explorist 600 died...bought a Garmin 60Csx, great unit...after having 3 magellan units, colour, platinum and 600.. i should have bought a garmin in the first place.

Derek
by Dernel
15 March 07 6:51 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Explorist WPT files to Garmin format???
Replies: 4
Views: 782

Got it GPS babel....

Should have looked harder.
by Dernel
15 March 07 6:33 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Explorist 500/600 firmware updates..with extra screens..it's
Replies: 23
Views: 4183

Explorist 500/600 firmware updates..with extra screens..it's

Have a look at the magellan site firmware update ver 2.57 for European models with extra screens.

looking through GC posts seems to be fine on other non euro models,

cheers,

Derek
by Dernel
15 March 07 6:05 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Explorist WPT files to Garmin format???
Replies: 4
Views: 782

Explorist WPT files to Garmin format???

Hi,

Just wondering..is there an easy way..anyway?? to transfer a WPT Magellan file via another program and end up with the file in a Garmin format, for use with city nav?

Cheers,

Derek
by Dernel
14 March 07 5:01 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Explorist 600 or Garmin 60Csx
Replies: 4
Views: 851

First impressions

OK now that i have purchased the 60Csx after a magellan Colour and explorist 600..and all the mapping software and accessories that go with the unit.... 60Csx..far better screen in any sunlight Standard firmware seems to have many more features that explorist Mapsource software relatively easy to us...
by Dernel
06 March 07 6:52 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Explorist 600 or Garmin 60Csx
Replies: 4
Views: 851

And yes i will have a quote for repair of the 600, however, will still be very interested in feedback from anyone who has had the opportunity to use either units side by side or has owned both.

thanks,

Derek
by Dernel
06 March 07 6:48 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Explorist 600 or Garmin 60Csx
Replies: 4
Views: 851

Explorist 600 or Garmin 60Csx

Hi, I have been an avid magellan user, meridian colour, and now explorist 600, and due to my explorist not turning on!, will soon make a decision to purchase a new unit. I use the unit for bushwalking, geocaching, and general driving requirements, without auto routing etc. I have been used to the di...
by Dernel
27 January 05 9:15 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: I'll bite
Replies: 4
Views: 955

:D The effort in duplicating a mirror type site is huge... like most i log and hide on the .com site and come here for local issues and information... I an sure we all at times despise the attitudes of the USA on global and other issues..however..in some cases to me it sounds like.."if i don't get m...
by Dernel
27 December 04 2:52 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: ---> Cacher Hobbies <---
Replies: 19
Views: 2124

:D

In general, like to bush walk, do the occassional overnight hike, car camping occassionally.

A little bit of mountainbike riding, and also play around with amateur radio a bit, more with digital modes ie Slow Scan TV and PSK 31 modes.

Love technology and beer and wine..and good humour!!

Dernel
by Dernel
08 September 04 7:43 pm
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: Wow [closed]
Replies: 11
Views: 2093

Wow...

:P Great work guys..site looks great

Derek
by Dernel
05 September 04 7:02 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Where are we all from??? (introduce yourself) parts 1&2
Replies: 536
Views: 131021

:D Hi there Derek is the name, located in Sydney. Interested in Technology (gadgets) generally!, and enjoy bushwalking, camping, amateur radio, golf, good humour and good wine, don't mind a Guinness or a beer either..or a vodka... newbie at geocaching, but what a great idea. 40 yrs old, married, no ...