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aurorawatcher Offline
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    Posted: April 22 2008,12:57 am QUOTE

Is there anybody around the Hamburg NY area that can give me some adive on what GPS unit would be best to use. Also are there any clubs around this area or Buffalo.
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    Posted: April 22 2008,2:46 pm QUOTE

Not sure what clubs are active in your area, but I believe WhiteUrkel is in your area (and a few others).

As for GPS depends on what you want to spend. It does not require anything real fancy (or expensive) unless you are getting in to some really heavy tree cover. I am partial to the old (now discontinued) Magellan Meridian Series. Their new eXplorist 500 is also pretty Good. garmin and others have some nice models as well. In fact I started with a very inexpensive garmin eTrex and it never failed me in finding a cache location, even in moderate tree cover.


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    Posted: April 22 2008,11:47 pm QUOTE

Quote (PC Medic @ April 22 2008,4:46 pm)
Not sure what clubs are active in your area, but I believe WhiteUrkel is in your area (and a few others).

As for GPS depends on what you want to spend. It does not require anything real fancy (or expensive) unless you are getting in to some really heavy tree cover. I am partial to the old (now discontinued) Magellan Meridian Series. Their new eXplorist 500 is also pretty Good. garmin and others have some nice models as well. In fact I started with a very inexpensive garmin eTrex and it never failed me in finding a cache location, even in moderate tree cover.

Thank you for the info. WhiteUrkel got ahold of me. And thanks for some info on the GPSr. I have a Garmin but it is loaded with street maps and it stays in my jeep. But not the best one for portable use. So I want to get a hand held one to use. well let the search begin.
Thanks again.


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    Posted: April 23 2008,7:16 am QUOTE

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Is there anybody around the Hamburg NY area that can give me some adive on what GPS unit would be best to use. Also are there any clubs around this area or Buffalo.

aurorawatcher
Welcome to Geocaching hope you stick around, as it is a great hobby .USA 45
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    Posted: April 23 2008,8:22 am QUOTE

Hi watcher. Welcome. If you want to maybe get a pre-owned gps check the different sites under equipment etc. http://www.mdgps.org/modules....um&f=32      heres 1 location that always has them.
I started with my eTrex & because I dont really need all that other fancy stuff it does what I want & has never failed me yet. New it was only about $125. Good luck & happy trails. Mother Wolf:)

Dont forget to check the section here at NC too as there are alot of things available.


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    Posted: April 25 2008,7:49 am QUOTE

Welcome to NC, glad to hear you made contact with someone in your area.  As for the GPS; If you can afford it, I would go for a garmin 60csx or if adventurous one of the new colorado series.  You will like the color screen with its easy viewability and the sensitivity of its antenna.  Though I do agree that some of the base models will work, if you are anything like me, you will soon find yourself wanting something better and you will then go for one of those units anyway :D

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    Posted: April 29 2008,6:25 pm QUOTE

Just to reiterate what Omega said, one, welcome! Two, the base model GPSr units are good to start with, but leave you wanting more.

Like Omega states, the Garmin 60CSx is a nice color unit that does not have all the bells and whistles of the Colorado series, but has a lot of them.

I use the Garmin Legend, a nice base model unit I have had since 2003. But, look into one of the higher-end units. You will not be left wanting.


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    Posted: April 03 2009,5:56 am QUOTE

I went from a Garmin 12.
To a Legend.
To a Legend HCx.
That's what we mean.
I never thought i'd want the color screen......
Now I have it...... Love it.....
And the HCx with the better antenna never....I mean never looses that signal.
Even in a 3 story house i have enough bars.....
:p :p :p :p
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