What type of GPSr do you use for Geocaching?

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What type of GPSr do you use for geocaching?

Garmin E-trex series
49
49%
Garmin GPS 10 series
1
1%
Garmin GPS 70 series
8
8%
Garmin Geko
8
8%
Magellan 300 series
3
3%
Magellan Sporttrak series
2
2%
Magellan Meridian series
7
7%
Other (please add a reply to tell us which make/model)
21
21%
 
Total votes: 99

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What type of GPSr do you use for Geocaching?

Post by leek » 09 April 03 1:38 am

Just curious about what type of GPSr people use for their geocaching activities...

I have tried to include the main GPS makes / series in the poll, but please let me know if I've missed any common ones...

Personally, I use a Magellan Meridian Yellow GPS fitted with an SD card containing detailed maps for NSW...

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Post by leek » 09 April 03 1:41 am

The original poll votes got lost due to a bug, so could people who already voted (Maccamob & Team Piggy) please cast their votes again and add the original replies again...

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Post by Biggles Bear » 09 April 03 8:27 am

We've got two units a Magellan Meridian (platinum) and a Garmin GPS12. The maping capability in the Magellan make it a good unit whilst travelling and the Garmin seems to perform far better in adverse conditions, ie. poor satellite coverage.

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we are on our fourth gps

Post by ideology » 09 April 03 8:42 am

we started off with a delorme trip-mate plugged into a palmpilot. the palm ended up getting so bashed around that we got an extex summit which we lost within a week. we got a second extrex summit and have been using that for a while and is still going strong. recently we bought an extrex vista which has street-level maps built in.

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Post by The Ginger Loon » 09 April 03 10:28 am

At team CHOAS we use a variety of GPS's, depending on who's on the hunt and who brings a GPS.
<ul>
<li>The Ginger Loon => Garmin II+ </li>
<li>Captain Chaos => Garmin II+</li>
<li>Y2C => Garmin Etrex (Yellow) & Casio GPS watch</li>
<li>Spherical Les => Garmin Etrex (Yellow)</li>
</ul>

As you can see we are dedicated Magellan users... :wink:
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Post by Sandy Feet » 09 April 03 10:32 am

We at Sandy Feet use the base model Magellan Meridian with an SD card with street level mapping, when out with Alternate Route who uses a base model Etrex we have found that the etrex gets you to the general area quicker ie within 10 mtrs and the Meridian once settled down will put you right on top of the cache.

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Post by maccamob » 09 April 03 11:56 am

We've had our Meridian Platinum for almost a year now and very happy with it, particularly the maps and compass. :D Bought several state map SD cards early on, but today for what we spent then we could have had all seven today. :( Probably should have bought the CDs rather than the cards, too, so we could have the same detail on the PC, but didn't have a card reader at the time. :roll: For anyone who has several Aussie states CDs for their Meridian, Magellan Australia has a good FAQ on combining several states - go to http://www.magellan.com.au/support/faq/index.htm .
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Post by Dooghan » 09 April 03 1:26 pm

I use a Magellan 2000XL. Its an old model but still works well and gets me to the caches

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Post by Two Goth Geeks » 09 April 03 1:59 pm

Just the basic "mobile phone" eTrex

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Post by pyrenees kid » 09 April 03 6:32 pm

I originally used a magellan320 but I have passed that onto Mikita. I now enjoy the eTrex Vista with its mapping and elec compass capabilities.

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Post by Team Geo-Nads » 09 April 03 10:05 pm

I use a Magellan 315. Seems to work pretty well, no problems yet

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Post by Quasar » 09 April 03 10:51 pm

Magellan 315, which works much better since I got a new unit sent from Magellan HQ in Perth. I can now get more than 3 satellites on the display at once!

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Post by riblit » 09 April 03 10:52 pm

Currently a Garmin Emap with additional 64Mb memory and all Aust Street level maps.

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Post by swampgecko » 09 April 03 11:11 pm

Team Gecko currently uses a Garmin 12 for all geocaching, fishing and any other activity you care to think of. This is my second Garmin 12, as someone decided they needed my first one more than me. I am currently in the process of reseaching another GPSr maybe a Magellan Meridian (colour hopefully - if the Minister for Fun, Finainces and Homefront agrees)
with all the bells and whistles

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Post by SNIFTER » 09 April 03 11:25 pm

We use a Magellan MAP330 with site updated software and street level mapping loaded. We have been using the unit for nearly 2 years now and have found it to be a fabulous performer even in adverse conditions.
We also still have our very first unit a Magellan 300 which still goes with us as a back up. :P
BTW if anyone has the N.T. Streetsend CD we are interested in doing a deal. Perhaps a copy of RASTER 250K.

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