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by Grank
03 January 06 11:05 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Magellan eXplorist XL
Replies: 65
Views: 8880

I went and had another look at the explorist XL on the weekend - It is growing on me and doesn't seem as big the second time I looked at it. I think I might be talking myself into getting one :) <br><br> I went for a bit of a road trip today (5 hours) and my wife offered to drive - a great day play...
by Grank
30 December 05 5:15 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Magellan eXplorist XL
Replies: 65
Views: 8880

would be good to get a chance to compare the 600 and XL next to each as for screen size and resolution. <br><br> The eXplorist 100 (my "old" unit) has the same size screen as the 600 - and I can tell you that by comparison the XL screen is huge. At 3.5 inches diagonal measurement, the XL screen is ...
by Grank
30 December 05 8:30 am
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Magellan eXplorist XL
Replies: 65
Views: 8880

Thanks. I have written to Next Destination. Let's see what they have to say.
by Grank
29 December 05 9:49 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Magellan eXplorist XL
Replies: 65
Views: 8880

Magellan eXplorist XL

I have taken delivery of my eXplorist XL and thought others may be interested in my initial experiences.<br><br> To assist you judge the value of my assessment, I have :<br> - Only limited caching experience - just over 100 finds;<br> - Been using an eXplorist 100 (no mapping, smallish mono screen) ...
by Grank
26 December 05 5:00 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: caching mentioned on TV this morning (Sunrise)?
Replies: 12
Views: 2241

I saw it. It was a claim for "See You At Sunrise" GCKMEP by GeoMonkeys (Pesky! on GCA). It was claimed by Spruce Mooses from Victoria. They got bought into the studio with about 8 other people (there was so few peple in the"crowd" that all were invited in) and were the last to be asked "Wher are you...
by Grank
20 December 05 4:06 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: What affects GPSr Accuracy?
Replies: 24
Views: 4400

Thanks caughtatwork :D . I was going to try and keep a summary page every now and then. Appreciate you taking on that responsibility, and agree that this will be an interesting piece of information.
by Grank
19 December 05 10:14 am
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: What affects GPSr Accuracy?
Replies: 24
Views: 4400

So in summary:-<br><br>
Environment<br>
- Wet foliage<br>
- Mobile phone towers<br>
- Direction faced (i.e. face the equator for best results) <br><br>
Technical<br>
- Algorithm used by manufacturer<br>
- Aerial type on GPSr
by Grank
18 December 05 1:38 pm
Forum: International visitors
Topic: Visiting Sydney, Canberra, Gosford, Central Coast
Replies: 8
Views: 2686

If there are areas that you're interested in visiting here is a link to aussie postcode lookup (we have a different postcode allocation to where you live - it is by area not by house). It is here http://www.whitepages.com.au/wp/search/tools.jhtml In this way you can lookup the postcode of areas you ...
by Grank
18 December 05 1:32 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: What affects GPSr Accuracy?
Replies: 24
Views: 4400

What affects GPSr Accuracy?

When looking for a cache and finding that the coordinates vary from where I have been looking, I have put this down to "different day, different satellite configuration". But I am now wondering if this is the case. <br><br> I recently went to an event and teamed up with two others to look for a loca...
by Grank
16 December 05 8:52 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Explorist 600 any Findings???
Replies: 49
Views: 7736

I only started caching earlier this year after I got an explorist 100 late 2004 - no reason, just had to have a GPS. The one drawback I found was that my failing eyes (something to do with the aging process I have been told!) didn't allow me to read it in failing light - backlight actually made it w...
by Grank
08 December 05 8:41 am
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Hmmmmm Must Have......
Replies: 4
Views: 1241

It's almost Christmas ... time to fire this thread up again!!
by Grank
08 December 05 8:08 am
Forum: International visitors
Topic: Visiting Sydney, Canberra, Gosford, Central Coast
Replies: 8
Views: 2686

Central Coast / Gosford

More than enough caches in the Central Coast / Gosford area to keep you very busy. Use postcode 2250 in the GC.com search or on this site look for Grank, Pesky!, Wyoming Wombats, C.O.D , Shifter Brains and you will get a good 90 or so caches available on the Central Coast area. <br><br> Suggest you ...
by Grank
05 October 05 9:06 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Can't add a new swaggie
Replies: 5
Views: 829

Swaggie new and update

Howdy,

I wanted to do some swaggie update and add a new one as well. Any ETA on this one !i?
by Grank
07 April 05 1:54 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: K-Mart Selling GPS units
Replies: 4
Views: 1430

I've had my Explorist 100 (bought from KMart in fact during one of their 15% off sales) since Nov '04c and find it good and have no problems. Not that I have used any other GPS, but as an entry level device it's excellent, plus it fits in my top pocket.