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01-03-2013, 16:18   #1
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Can you recommend a basic GPS handheld

Im looking to get into Geocaching tried a local cache on my phone and found it easy enough because i knew the area Im looking to pick up a basic easy to use GPS can anyone recommend one please
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Garmin Etrex

The original one is grand http://www.ebay.ie/itm/Garmin-Etrex-...item2ec6b3638d

or the newer ones are fancy(er)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=a9_sc_...qid=1362155933
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Yep, etrex10.
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A mate has one of these http://www.heinnie.com/Navigation/Ga...-488-568-5704/ that he is trying to sell me
Anyone ever used this type for Geocaching?
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A mate has one of these http://www.heinnie.com/Navigation/Ga...-488-568-5704/ that he is trying to sell me
Anyone ever used this type for Geocaching?
I don't think you can easily download and transfer pocket queries full of caches to the 401. I could be wrong though. So for geocaching it might be tiny bit less user-friendly in that regard.
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A mate has one of these http://www.heinnie.com/Navigation/Ga...-488-568-5704/ that he is trying to sell me
Anyone ever used this type for Geocaching?
I'm considering (and saving...) for a handheld gps and am interested in the 401.

Since your mate has one, you could easily see if you can download the required data to it. That way you would know if it would suit you or not.

For me personally, it wouldn't be a big deal if you couldn't download data to it but I could see the advantage of being able to do so.
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Yep, etrex10.
Howya GhostInTheRuins, I got an etrex10 about a year ago and I don't know what it is about it but am having terrible trouble understanding/operating it. I want to be able to enter the GC codes and get it to point me in the right direction. Will this do this?

I have a Windows phone which seems of little use. That's why I got the GPS, y'know?

Any basic tips would be appreciated. Going away this weekend and would love to be able to pick up a few while I'm at it...

ta much,
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Howya GhostInTheRuins, I got an etrex10 about a year ago and I don't know what it is about it but am having terrible trouble understanding/operating it. I want to be able to enter the GC codes and get it to point me in the right direction. Will this do this?

I have a Windows phone which seems of little use. That's why I got the GPS, y'know?

Any basic tips would be appreciated. Going away this weekend and would love to be able to pick up a few while I'm at it...

ta much,
Are you having trouble getting pocket queries on it, or just inputting coordinates?

You mention entering the GC codes, if you're not using pocket queries the GC code will be useless to you, you need to enter the geocache coordinates into it for it to point you anywhere. They'll be something like this :
N 53° 36.713
W 006° 33.252
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Are you having trouble getting pocket queries on it, or just inputting coordinates?

You mention entering the GC codes, if you're not using pocket queries the GC code will be useless to you, you need to enter the geocache coordinates into it for it to point you anywhere. They'll be something like this :
N 53° 36.713
W 006° 33.252
Yes, yes, the co-ordinates like above should do me grand...eh,what section should it be inputted???

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Yes, yes, the co-ordinates like above you do me grand...eh,what section should it be inputted???
On the main menu press the "Where to?" icon, and then on the next screen press the "Coordinates" button, and that'll get you to the input screen. Use the arrows and numbers to throw in your coordinates!
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On the main menu press the "Where to?" icon, and then on the next screen press the "Coordinates" button, and that'll get you to the input screen. Use the arrows and numbers to throw in your coordinates!
Ah yes, that's it. Easy when you know how, eh? I tried it last evening after the mystery that was the Amber prog on RTE1. Brought me to GZ which was 100m from where I'd been looking.

previously I'd used hints or clues and photographs from previous finds. I couldn't find it in the dark, but went back today. STILL couldn't find it. Checked the photos again and they were roughly 100m from where I was brought by the GPS. I'll try again with one I've found and see how accurate it is. But it's a vast improvement, so thanks very much...
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