Many 60CSx Questions (more later)

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I just got a 60CSx.

On my Maggie I can do two things that are convenient which I haven't figured out how to do on the Garmin.

1)  On the Maggie I can hide screens I don't use, so they don't get in my way when toggling between screens.  I assume the Garmin will do this, but I haven't figured out how.

2)  When sending waypoints to the Maggie GSAK has an option to delete all existing waypoints before sending the new ones.  I haven't figured out how to do this with the Garman.  That checkbox seems to be missing on the otherwise same screen????????

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To remove a page highlight the page, hit ENTER, . . .

Thanks, and how do I highlight an entire page/screen?  I know how to highlight individual fields on the page, but not the entire page.

PS  How do I get the page back if I later want it?

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Another question.

How do I set the unit to turn off after X minutes of being idle.  I forget to turn them off and the battery is used up. 

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I just got a 60CSx.

2)  When sending waypoints to the Maggie GSAK has an option to delete all existing waypoints before sending the new ones.  I haven't figured out how to do this with the Garman.  That checkbox seems to be missing on the otherwise same screen????????

Hit Find Geocache.  Hit Menu.  Hit Delete.  You now have a menu of choices.  We usually delete the Geocache (not found) symbol only.  We delete the Geocache (found) symbol after a little longer in case we like an area and want to hide a cache nearby but want to make sure we're at least .1 away....Also, we use other symbols to notate our hides or flagged potential hiding spots....

Not sure about the power setting....looked and didn't see anything on the setup page.

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I just got a 60CSx.

2)  When sending waypoints to the Maggie GSAK has an option to delete all existing waypoints before sending the new ones.  I haven't figured out how to do this with the Garman.  That checkbox seems to be missing on the otherwise same screen????????

Hit Find Geocache.  Hit Menu.  Hit . . .

Does this mean GSAK can't delete them before loading the latest set?

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Hey Thot, just out of curiosity, what made you decide to change from your SporTrak Pro?  And why a Garmin instead of another Magellan product? 

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Hey Thot, just out of curiosity, what made you decide to change from your SporTrak Pro?  And why a Garmin instead of another Magellan product? 

Nothing terribly sophisticated.  I read this article on the x version that indicated it gets terrific reception.  That it can pick up satellites under adverse conditions much better than older units.  I couldn't find an article comparing the new Magellans with it. 

I was very happy with the performance of my SporTrak, but I have always been annoyed with the serial connection. 

I already realize I made one mistake.  I misread something somewhere and thought it could hold more than 2000 waypoints.  Houston has something like 2300 and I wanted all of them.  Turns out I read it wrong.  It only holds 1000.  This is better than 500 but not $350 better.  :D

I'll try to remember to post my opinions after I've had time to figure out how it works.  Since I had an imaginary image of it being the absolutely perfect GPSr, right now I'm suffering the "Oh nos" on the things I didn't expect and don't like.  It's like seeing your mail order bride naked the first time.  But, I should be over this in a few weeks.

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It's like seeing your mail order bride naked the first time.  But, I should be over this in a few weeks.

I didn't know you had a mail order bride :D :D :D

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Yes, It does have a 1k "waypoint" limit, but with the POI utility you can store all those 2300+ caches with no problem as POIs.

See Dave's post here

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Yes, It does have a 1k "waypoint" limit, but with the POI utility you can store all those 2300+ caches with no problem as POIs.

See Dave's post here

Thanks.  I'll look at that when I figure out how go to the cache nearest my house.    :laugh:

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Hit the find button, select geocache, hit menu select show nearest...  ;)

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New Question:

How do I tell if WAAS has been acquired?  On the Maggie the letters "WAAS" appear on the position screen when the WAAS table has been received and is in use.

Edited for clarification

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Hit the find button, select geocache, hit menu select show nearest...  ;)

I was joking.  Sorry.

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New Question:

How do I tell if WAAS has been acquired?  On the Maggie the letters "WAAS" appear on the position screen when the WAAS table has been received and is in use.

Edited for clarification

On all Garmins (well, ok, the two we've had now) you will see a "D" at the base of the satellite reception bar...

With 10000 POIs you can load all the caches you want...but I think if they are POIs you may not get all the Geocaching functionality (like "Found" where it takes you to a "Find Next" page)

GSAK won't delete them off your GPSr.

The unit works indoors really well, btw, having forgot to turn it off when going in a restaurant for some caching food, the unit keeps reception...  it usually loses it about 150 feet or so indoors...although I have gotten reception sitting at both computers in our house when I turn it on or even through the skylight in our kitchen  :o

I think it's only lost reception outside once that I can even remember.

It holds reception well downtown besides the skyscrapers, too.

It's a Good unit!

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How do I tell if WAAS has been acquired?  On the Maggie the letters "WAAS" appear on the position screen when the WAAS table has been received and is in use.

On all Garmins (well, ok, the two we've had now) you will see a "D" at the base of the satellite reception bar...

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No, in the bars themselves...just above the numbers at the bases...they'll be a white "D"...

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No GPSr's were hurt during this process!  :D

It's hard to get a good close-up but hopefully this will help!  O0

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Hmmm. . .  Wonder why it puts the D each bar?  The main satellites don't send the WAAS data.

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Perhaps it means the algo is interpolating from each satellite's fix....thus creating more accuracy...that would be my guess...

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From what I have read the D stands for Differential.  The WAAS Sats send there info to the receiver and then the receiver uses that info to correct the GPS info from the main Sats.  Any of the main Sats gettings corrected have the D on them.

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The WAAS Sats send there info to the receiver and then the receiver uses that info to correct the GPS info from the main Sats.  Any of the main Sats gettings corrected have the D on them.

That's confusing given my understanding of how WAAS works.

As I understand it WAAS satellites send a table that contains correction data for all GPSs for which signals are available in your area.  If the GPSr gets the WAAS table why wouldn't it correct all GPSs it's using to calculate position?  Thus, all you need to know is if it's acquired the table.  ???

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