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by Op Ivy
18 May 11 3:04 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Helpful Hints for Newcomers
Replies: 229
Views: 99444

Re: Helpful Hints for Newcomers

Thanks nibbler! I didn't google for a manual because I already have one but it seems mine is missing half the content of the online version. The advanced skyview page is what I was looking for. On the weekend when GZ kept changing I wondered how many satellites we had but couldn't work out how to fi...
by Op Ivy
18 May 11 10:10 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Helpful Hints for Newcomers
Replies: 229
Views: 99444

Re: Helpful Hints for Newcomers

Does anyone know if there's a way to see how many satellites you're picking up with the Etrex H?
by Op Ivy
09 May 11 9:51 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: orienteering forums?
Replies: 12
Views: 3036

Re: orienteering forums?

Thanks allrounder and blossom. Lots of great tips there. I went to a coaching session for beginners on the weekend and its all starting to come together in my head. When I did my first event last week I was on a blue course so barely got off the path. At the coaching though I got an opportunity to t...
by Op Ivy
08 May 11 9:26 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: handmade items for swap
Replies: 16
Views: 3662

Re: handmade items for swap

Thanks for sharing Sam - I'd get a kick out of finding any of them in a cache. I particularly like the middle one. How is the linework done? (Ink, etching?)
by Op Ivy
04 May 11 1:03 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: orienteering forums?
Replies: 12
Views: 3036

Re: orienteering forums?

Thanks everyone for your replies. Well since my first post I went to an orienteering event so I was able to ask a lot of questions there. I had a great time and can't wait for the next event. :D I got to borrow a baseplate compass but afterwards asked about buying a compass. It was recommended to me...
by Op Ivy
04 May 11 11:00 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: handmade items for swap
Replies: 16
Views: 3662

Re: handmade items for swap

Thanks Wendy - its taking me a while to get around all the terminology - will get there eventually... :)
by Op Ivy
04 May 11 10:56 am
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: GPS for car and caching - cheapest options?
Replies: 7
Views: 2351

Re: GPS for car and caching - cheapest options?

Thanks again Happy Chappies. I don't think the cable will be a problem - there is one on ebay that can be had (including delivery) for under $25 and has USB plug for PC end. I saw it recommended on the geocaching.com forum by someone who has used it with no problems. Thanks for the tip about the ipo...
by Op Ivy
28 April 11 12:16 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: orienteering forums?
Replies: 12
Views: 3036

orienteering forums?

From reading through posts here I gather there's a few geocachers who are also into orienteering. Just wondering if anyone can point me towards any orienteering forums. I've been reading up about it a lot online especially on the Orienteering Australia and Orienteering Qld websites but now would rea...
by Op Ivy
28 April 11 12:07 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: GPS for car and caching - cheapest options?
Replies: 7
Views: 2351

Re: GPS for car and caching - cheapest options?

Thanks Happy Chappies and Zalgariath. So pros for Garmin Nuviphone are has a proper GPS chipset and supports paperless caching. And cons are not waterproof or rugged and less battery life. I'm kinda leaning towards the etrex just because I'm less likely to break it and then end up lost... Went bushw...
by Op Ivy
28 April 11 11:17 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: anyone using map & compass not GPS?
Replies: 18
Views: 3194

Re: anyone using map & compass not GPS?

Keeper of Time - thanks for the link its good to know I can call on a guru... I have done some scheming and should have a GPS really soon so I'll see how I go with that before I trouble anyone for some help. kennythe1st - I checked out the website and saw the partner finding service. I think I shoul...
by Op Ivy
28 April 11 11:03 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: handmade items for swap
Replies: 16
Views: 3662

Re: handmade items for swap

Zalgariath - now that I've looked up what pathtags are - yeah, they count - actually its the kinda thing I had in mind just didn't know they had a name. Have you made some? Got pics? I've been thinking I might make some coins out of brass/copper/pewter - but they'd probably be more pathtags than swa...
by Op Ivy
22 April 11 9:35 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: handmade items for swap
Replies: 16
Views: 3662

handmade items for swap

Just wondering if anyone here swaps handmade items into caches and if so what type of things you make?
by Op Ivy
22 April 11 9:22 am
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: GPS for car and caching - cheapest options?
Replies: 7
Views: 2351

Re: GPS for car and caching - cheapest options?

Thanks for sharing that option Happy Chappies. I read that phones aren't as accurate for GPS because the aerial isn't dedicated to the GPS function... so perhaps I'd be better off with two separate units that are dedicated for GPS? I did check through some old posts but didn't see any that discussed...
by Op Ivy
20 April 11 4:20 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Helpful Hints for Newcomers
Replies: 229
Views: 99444

Re: Helpful Hints for Newcomers

Thanks caughtatwork :)
by Op Ivy
20 April 11 4:12 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: anyone using map & compass not GPS?
Replies: 18
Views: 3194

Re: anyone using map & compass not GPS?

Regarding google earth - what are the kml files? Will you be on target if you manually enter the co-ordinates? I'd like to have a go at finding a cache or two on the weekend. Kenny - thanks for the suggestion on using orienteering maps. There's a couple of orienteering events on after Easter that I'...