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[aprssig] APRS and Geocaching

gerheim at cox.net gerheim at cox.net
Sat Sep 8 15:47:40 UTC 2007


I use the Garmin GPSmap 60 (black & white).  No complaints.  I especially like the USB _and_ serial ports.  

For Geocaching, I downloaded loads and loads of geocache coordinates for RI and NH.  Just click on "FIND", Geocache, and click the one at the top of the list.  

It also _receives_ waypoints from APRS.  I grabbed waypoints from Southern Cape Cod to Quebec City in just a minute or two from the summit of Mt. Washington, and got to analyze them later on GoogleEarth.  

The autorouting algorithm needs some tweaking.  It keeps taking me off of I95 if the paralell stretch on US1 is shorter.  

I also took the cycle computer off my bicycle and only use the GPSmap 60.  It does all the stuff the cycle computer did, and more.  Although, if you use the cadence feature on your cycle computer you may want to leave it on.  

---- "Tyson S." <timbercutter at yahoo.com> wrote: 
> I like the 60Csx, basically the same as a 76, but different shape and
> some different doo-dads in the software.
> 
> --- "John L. Wilson" <jwilson at ncfcomm.com> wrote:
> 
> > Bob,
> > 
> > A little more expensive, but I recently bought the Garmin GPSMAP 76
> > CSx.  It
> > handles SD memory cards, it has both USB and Serial ports, does NEMA,
> > it
> > also floats if you are into water sports. 
> > 
> > 
> > Monty Wilson, NR0A
> > jwilson at ncfcomm.com
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
> > [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]
> > On Behalf Of Robert Radmore
> > Sent: Friday, September 07, 2007 19:51
> > To: aprssig at lists.tapr.org
> > Subject: [aprssig] APRS and Geocaching
> > 
> > Fellow members,
> > 
> > I am looking to acquire a new GPS for APRS and geocaching. I like the
> > looks
> > of the Garmin Venture Cx hiker package. I note that Garmin seems to
> > have
> > eliminated the NMEA interface. I would also want the GPS to be
> > compatable
> > with DeLorme Street Atlas 2008 on my laptop.
> > 
> > Has anyone been down this route that can offer any suggestions.
> > 
> > Many thanks
> > 
> > Bob N2PWP
> > 
> > 
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