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by Gwennie1984
21 October 09 6:33 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Snakes, Snakes, Snakes
Replies: 22
Views: 2707

Re: Snakes, Snakes, Snakes

Well, today at work I looked over my shoulder when using the theodolite and had a brown raised up about half a step behind me. Scared the hell out of me (but I didn't scream) and totally froze. It eventually went away, but came back 10 minutes later. We bailed at that point and found a new section o...
by Gwennie1984
19 September 09 5:35 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: How to enter/find positions in google maps
Replies: 2
Views: 720

Re: How to enter/find positions in google maps

I usually just enter it without the symbols, ie. S35 26.287 E149 13.635. You can also leave off the letter and use -/+ to get the direction.
by Gwennie1984
19 September 09 4:52 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: TrigPointing
Replies: 247
Views: 35511

Re: TrigPointing

caughtatwork wrote:If you can get me a list, I can load them up for ACT.
I'll look into it. I've got a list, I just need to convert the coords to WSG (they are on ACT grid system).
by Gwennie1984
19 September 09 3:32 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: TrigPointing
Replies: 247
Views: 35511

Re: TrigPointing

Just got back onto the forums recently and was excited to see this up and running. Great work (even though there are a lot of trigs missing for the ACT).

This is an awesome addition!
by Gwennie1984
05 May 09 5:44 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Engraved Waypoint Markers
Replies: 17
Views: 2765

One place to try is nurseries. They use them for labling plants and you can get packets of aluminium (spelling?) tags for a reasonable price.

Agent Basil, if you venture across to NSW and visit Queanbeyan the main nursery near the river sells them (at least last time I went there).
by Gwennie1984
04 May 09 8:36 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Engraved Waypoint Markers
Replies: 17
Views: 2765

Calling all ACT cachers, who has something like that ? <br><br>Its really easy to do, and as previously stated punches are cheap at auto stores. <br><br>In terms of ACT, I recently used this for a multi for the second set of coords and it is seeming to work quite well. Water resistant and metal tag...
by Gwennie1984
07 January 09 4:07 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: FDF as well as FTF
Replies: 68
Views: 5609

I have to say the one FTF I got was fun on the pure adrelalin scale. I was so hyped up that I ran up the hill just to get to the cache. Even if I was second, it still wouldn't have taken away that thrill of the chase. But I wouldn't be as excited afterwards. But I am not so hyped up about FTFs as so...
by Gwennie1984
25 December 08 8:00 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 8
Views: 879

Merry Christmas to all!

And with no parents to celebrate with this year, its a great excuse to spend the day caching =P
by Gwennie1984
08 November 08 9:04 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Datums
Replies: 6
Views: 1448

ummm, errr...... :shock: Just to clarify: - GDA94 is close enough to WGS84 for all consumer GPSr purposes (less than 1m). - The achievable resolution on a 1:25000 topo is considered around 25m (ie. 1mm on the map), therefore it will not matter if you use WGS84 or GDA94 in any case. 8) - IF you real...
by Gwennie1984
08 November 08 5:35 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Datums
Replies: 6
Views: 1448

If you are using GDA94 you can use this website for conversions to WGS: <br><br> http://www.ga.gov.au/geodesy/datums/redfearn_grid_to_geo.jsp <br><br>There is also a link that converts WGS84 to GDA94. And there are is a speadsheet here that allows use of Redfearn's forumla offline. <br><br>By pullin...
by Gwennie1984
08 November 08 8:55 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Launching Australia's First Ever Mega Event-Wagga Wagga 2010
Replies: 484
Views: 87235

Definately 1 adult.

However, I will try and drag Magpyre along and if that happens we will probably have a non-geocaching tagalong (hopefully by then we will have convinced him to get a registered name =P)

And most likely camping. The location looks great for this sort of thing.
by Gwennie1984
16 October 08 8:01 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: [OT] Your Band's Debut Album
Replies: 48
Views: 3716

Had to do this. Looks fun.

<br><br>Human Geography
<br>Do Hard Things Well

<br>Image
by Gwennie1984
11 September 08 9:00 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: The steady decline of the quality of geocaching....
Replies: 177
Views: 25300

7 people have voted they don't care. I'm really curious as to why you don't care if the quality of caching is going down. I suggest they may have just wanted to see the result of the survey, without registering either yes or no. The "I don't know option" may be needed. I voted 'dont care' because I...
by Gwennie1984
09 September 08 9:07 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: The steady decline of the quality of geocaching....
Replies: 177
Views: 25300

This may have been covered before somewhere in the forums, but would it be reasonable to make it necessary for someone to have found a certain number of caches before having a hide published? Perhaps 10 or 20? It may sound a tad draconian, but could be way to prevent carppy hides such as the one me...
by Gwennie1984
09 September 08 6:32 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: The steady decline of the quality of geocaching....
Replies: 177
Views: 25300

Have to agree with Mischief's Crew on this. <p>It can get a bit daunting when you are new to caching and everyone continiously rants about how caching is declining in standards and new cachers are guilty of contributing to this. Maybe the comments aren't that negative, but a lot of time the underton...