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by Hounddog
18 October 05 11:17 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Ticks
Replies: 9
Views: 1090

The worst leeches I had were at either Strickland Stroll, or Lake View. In both cases it was the rain that brought them out in the hundreds. I had dozens on me, sucking my bloodstream dry. (or it seemed that way) I hate the buggers. Ticks are bad too. Beware! especially if you take your dog into the...
by Hounddog
15 October 05 12:39 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: UHF CB Channels
Replies: 35
Views: 2275

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 We were all cash strapped back then, I too used up all my pocket money to buy my first radio.. You have me on the Roberts, about that time Midland, realistic, Ibeta c...
by Hounddog
14 October 05 2:06 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: UHF CB Channels
Replies: 35
Views: 2275

Bengal base station now there's a name 23ch crystal locked only, pos mods at that time without add crystals was a massive 7k slide what a bargain. You're the first person I've spoken to that has correctly distiguished the Bengal Base from the Super Bengal and with the digital clock. :) Yep you got ...
by Hounddog
13 October 05 4:25 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: UHF CB Channels
Replies: 35
Views: 2275

To Hounddog just fully read your string and we the very thinking have also been around a while to 1973-4 my first radio contacts were made, using one of the first Midland 23ch AM in the country after graduating from a 6ch Realistic, what a step up that was :lol: And the difference to the ear over d...
by Hounddog
13 October 05 2:20 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: UHF CB Channels
Replies: 35
Views: 2275

I have purchased a pair of Uniden 1watt handhelds. We are driving from Brisbane to Forster and back in the next few weeks with two cars and intend using them between the vehicles. You'll find 1 watt units work quite well for car to car on the hwy. What you might like to do experiment on just how fa...
by Hounddog
13 October 05 12:34 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: UHF CB Channels
Replies: 35
Views: 2275

When manufacturers of UHF, and any other radio transceivers tune their untis they aim for the lowest SWR in the centre of the units channel range. So on the CB band this would be in the region of 15 to 25. Theoreticaly this should produce the best range on those channels but this would be hard to pr...
by Hounddog
21 September 05 3:08 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: GPS advice Magellan eXplorist 500 or 600
Replies: 9
Views: 1460

You might like to check out the following thread, and draw your own conclusions.

http://forum.geocaching.com.au/viewtopic.php?t=3768

Cheers
by Hounddog
19 September 05 6:43 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: OT: the world has changed
Replies: 42
Views: 4911

Another weird thing they put a USE BY date on is salt. :?

Also, why after all this time, are they still printing opening instructions on milk cartons. :?:
by Hounddog
16 September 05 9:51 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Qantas and gps'r
Replies: 25
Views: 2481

Wanting to know trivial facts and figures such as how high and how fast, is the drive that not only makes me take a GPS on board an aircraft, but it's what made me buy a GPS in the first place. Geocaching came much later. I have always thrilled to gadgets that confirm what you already know. In 1996,...
by Hounddog
15 September 05 4:11 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Going back to paper
Replies: 13
Views: 1232

Re: Going back to paper

So, Hounddog, I guess you won't be a customer for my new DOGS (Directional Olfactory Geocache Sniffer) device? It picks up the outgassing of organic volatiles from PVC containers or camo-painted ammoboxes and leads you straight to the source. Now that I've got it integrated into the navigation devi...
by Hounddog
15 September 05 1:18 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Explorist 600 any Findings???
Replies: 49
Views: 5779

Actually, having 4 shades of pink available is not that silly when you consider the use of contour topography and the need for more and more terrain information. If you have ever used topographic maps, you will know that there are contour lines used in different shades of pink/red to indictate the g...
by Hounddog
15 September 05 10:38 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Going back to paper
Replies: 13
Views: 1232

I think most of you guys have forgotten the "Challenge" concept of Geocaching which is what the sport is all about. Too much technology makes things too easy and therefore not as much fun. Unless it's absolutely essential, I take nothing but a GPS programmed with the cache co-ords (and maybe a cache...
by Hounddog
13 September 05 1:35 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Qantas and gps'r
Replies: 25
Views: 2481

I always take my GPS with me during air travel. Even as far back as before I started Geocaching (2000) The flight attendants have known about and recognised what they were. I was surprised when one even asked me for a demonstration. Later I was invited up to the cockpit. The Captain had not seen one...
by Hounddog
12 September 05 12:59 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Explorist 600 any Findings???
Replies: 49
Views: 5779

ecodave, just because we like AAs doesn't mean that the market does. there is possibly a huge market for a consumer GPS with inbuilt rechargeable batteries. after all, there's a huge market for ipods and mobile phones. and a huge market for 4wds that never get dirty! who knows, one day it might be ...
by Hounddog
12 September 05 11:29 am
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Explorist 600 any Findings???
Replies: 49
Views: 5779

You may have already answered this one... but why didn't you go for the Meridian series? It is big, uses AAs, has mapping, colour display etc EcoDave :) Hi Dave. I like the Meridian series very much, but the units are no longer being manufactured by Magellan. Even GPSOZ has discontinued them. The o...