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    Posted: July 16 2004,8:06 pm QUOTE

I bought my first GPS and have had pretty good luck finding caches with it. However, I think that it must be pretty old cuz I can't find any information on it. It's a Magellan 2000 XL... does anyone know anything about this unit? I bought it used off ebay and it works ok. I want to eventually move up but for now it's all I have. Thanks y'all.. these are good forums.. very helpful....

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    Posted: July 17 2004,5:22 am QUOTE

that is a bit old...
You might wish to head over to Magellans tech support and see if they have any information they can e-mail you. I think if anyone would have it then its going to be them.


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    Posted: July 17 2004,5:30 am QUOTE

While I do not personally have any practical experience with this particular model (2000XL), I have looked at the manual and specifications.

Based off that information the first question is do you have the 2 or 12 channel version (appears both were offered)?
If the 12 channel version then it may not be the best choice for geocaching, but could be used I suppose. One issue is that its display does not handle the same number of digits in the coordinate as the newer models and therefor will not get you as close to the final coordinate. This is going to leave a lot more guess work in the search and may make finding those where the owner has not offered many clues near impossible.
Another issue may be the reception as I am not familiar with how this unit performs in tree cover and could find no review regarding this.

If you do not have one, here is a link to the manual avaialable for download from their site.


Edited by PC Medic on July 17 2004,5:33 am

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    Posted: July 17 2004,5:48 am QUOTE

This one can be changed to read coordinates in several formats. I have been able to get right on top of the caches that I've found...about 8 so far so it seems to be pretty accurate. The reception seems to be pretty good in tree cover also. It has no visible antenna, I assume it's built into the slanted flat on the top of the unit. It's usable but a bit bulky and no mapping, etc. I definitely want to move up soon. Maybe my daughter, who has come to love geocaching in the past week, would like this one to learn on.

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    Posted: July 17 2004,10:20 am QUOTE

Mapping is definitely a plus. Magellan's are my personal favorites and they offer something to meet most anyones needs.

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