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by maccamob
31 May 13 2:06 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Garmin Oregon 650
Replies: 108
Views: 26493

Re: Garmin Oregon 650

I have the Oregon 600 for about a week now, and yes its nice but that Capacitive touch screen is very sensitive so you might need to assign a Toggle Lock screen to user-button to avoid tapping functions when you are navigating or hung around your neck etc.. There is a setting to reduce the screen s...
by maccamob
31 May 13 1:55 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Garmin Oregon 650
Replies: 108
Views: 26493

Re: Garmin Oregon 650

...Personally if you have a smart phone I don't see a reason to buy the 650 vs 600. Btw cartographics did have some in stock you might want to call them they had a discount for geocachers We now have a 650 as well. One advantage they have over the 600 is that they have double the internal memory. W...
by maccamob
16 May 13 3:24 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Congratulations LouiseAnn on your 2000th Find
Replies: 7
Views: 1715

Re: Congratulations LouiseAnn on your 2000th Find

Congratulations on reaching such a memorable milestone.
by maccamob
30 April 13 8:06 pm
Forum: Outside Oz
Topic: Canada Caching
Replies: 6
Views: 4697

Re: Canada Caching

you know there are over 100,000 caches in Canada right? Only 31,000 in British Columbia though http://www.geocaching.com/seek/nearest.aspx?state_id=64 That's less than a week's worth of pocket queries! If you know where you are going to be, you can use GSAK's "Geocaching.com access/Get geocaches......
by maccamob
20 March 13 1:21 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Hi
Replies: 4
Views: 1148

Re: Hi

Welcome, and enjoy this great activity. You'll have plenty to choose from between Bacchus Marsh and Ballarat.
by maccamob
12 February 13 4:48 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Another GSAK question
Replies: 10
Views: 2854

Re: Another GSAK question

Once you have your database sorted using Ian's suggestion(s), you should do any future exercises like this in a separate database (ie not your default one). If you have GSAK V8, you can easily identify caches that none of you and your friends have found by using the "Geocaching.com access" menu. Use...
by maccamob
12 October 12 6:51 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Geo Art?
Replies: 15
Views: 3419

Re: Geo Art?

Not quite on that scale, but there's an F-16 at http://www.geocaching.com/map/default.a ... =-116.3887
that looks good too.
by maccamob
08 October 12 2:28 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Oregon 550
Replies: 16
Views: 4201

Re: Oregon 550

I watched Mr Coffee get one like this going on saturday night. Power off. Press power to turn it on. While it is starting, click the power button 3 times fairly quickly, pause for a second, then click power button 3 times again. Might have to try this a couple of times.
by maccamob
08 July 12 11:25 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: PC connection oregon
Replies: 13
Views: 3397

Re: PC connection oregon

I've noticed that, if I turn my Oregon on before connecting to the PC, it's much more likely to go into USB mode when connected than if it's turned off.
by maccamob
30 April 12 12:44 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: BIG Little Geocaching Event
Replies: 129
Views: 21867

Re: BIG Little Geocaching Event

I am very interested in this event, it sounds great. We go down to Warrnambool every school holidays, and I noticed Nelson is not too far from Warrnambool. Would we be alright if we stayed in Warrnambool and travelled up to Nelson each day? We always stay with family in Warrnambool. :shock: It's 15...
by maccamob
24 April 12 1:22 am
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Oregon 450 issues with multi caches
Replies: 12
Views: 2809

Re: Oregon 450 issues with multi caches

The number of caches in your GPX file isn't anywhere near the 5000 cache limit, so that shouldn't be a problem. How many logs do you load for each cache? I've heard somewhere that too many logs can cause memory issues, but that's also likely to be more of an issue if you are getting near the 5000-c...
by maccamob
22 April 12 8:58 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Oregon 450 issues with multi caches
Replies: 12
Views: 2809

Re: Oregon 450 issues with multi caches

The number of caches in your GPX file isn't anywhere near the 5000 cache limit, so that shouldn't be a problem. How many logs do you load for each cache? I've heard somewhere that too many logs can cause memory issues, but that's also likely to be more of an issue if you are getting near the 5000-ca...
by maccamob
10 April 12 11:47 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Collective noun for a group of cachers
Replies: 30
Views: 4215

Re: Collective noun for a group of cachers

We use satellites, so 'a constellation of cachers' .
by maccamob
07 March 12 4:47 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Anyone know what sistemas are made of?
Replies: 16
Views: 2315

Re: Anyone know what sistemas are made of?

This has probably been asked elsewhere but... Does anyone know what type of plastic sistemas are made of? Or more to the point what glue sticks to them well? :-k They have the Recycling Code 5, which is for polypropylene. Very difficult to glue, and generally requires surface pre-treatment (same ap...