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if you use your phone to either cache solely or as backup or as a place to store your offline lists after you solve puzzles and stuff during the workday... DO NOT SAVE TO PHONE ONLY!!  save it to your SD card.  make sure your settings are such, because if you have a malfunctioning phone and have to get a new one, the offline lists don't travel with your SIM card and SD card to your new phone.

 

I am one very, very unhappy lady.  :tickedoff:

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Sooner or later, it is a Garmin 62 or Oregon.  Just sayin'...

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I have the Garmin 60C.  I am still learning that...and GSAK.  Whatever I'm doing is filling up my waypoint database every time with everything I've found and deleted, etc.

 

I don't carry my Garmin into my office.  My cell phone is right there on my desk.  Plus, most of the puzzles were solved and entered in my offline lists before I was given the Garmin.

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I still think the problem with your waypoint database filling up like that is the way you run the PQ.

Next time you run one, make sure you check these boxes

I havent found...I dont own.....is enabled

This might help

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Look into using an app called Evernote to make your lists. That's what I do. Any notes you make get stored in the cloud so you have access to it on any device that Evernote is installed on (phone, PC, tablet, new phone when your old one crashes). I keep a folder on it for puzzle caches to make notes, post pictures, add links for anything I need. It works great for me.

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I still think the problem with your waypoint database filling up like that is the way you run the PQ.

Next time you run one, make sure you check these boxes

I havent found...I dont own.....is enabled

This might help

 

I do that part already.  Technically, under "find geocaches" on the Garmin, those don't show up.  But under "waypoints" they appear in full force.

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Send a message to KeyResults explaining the problem. He may be able to help.

I never had that problem but then again...Angels watch over fools and idiots:)

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Look into using an app called Evernote to make your lists. That's what I do. Any notes you make get stored in the cloud so you have access to it on any device that Evernote is installed on (phone, PC, tablet, new phone when your old one crashes). I keep a folder on it for puzzle caches to make notes, post pictures, add links for anything I need. It works great for me.

 

I use Microsoft OneNote on the Windows phone for the same purpose. It works beautifully. I have all my own series caches in it and they are hyperlinked, notated, final cords for puzzles/multi's, etc. All in the cloud....

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not a windows phone.  but I've got, or will again have, google  drive.  I could store it there I guess.  Just really irritating that I just tossed some of my papers from home with the solved puzzles and others at work I don't have anymore.  Still have all the STS scratch papers though.

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If you are using GSAK to load your 60c and are using the export macro from their library it converts child waypoints in the GPX file created to regular waypoints in the GPS and over time if you dont keep them cleaned out it will finally fill up and you cant add anymore.

 

If this is the case you can check the box to not include those additional WP's during the GPX build portion of the macro. I havent used my 60csx in a couple of years so I am going from memory. If I remember correctly you have to manually delete those WP from the 60 as the upload wont overwrite it.

 

I dont store founds on my GPS after a days caching. Once I find them and post the logs I move them from my default GSAK database to a Found database. Then I refresh the caches in GSAK via GC.com and create a new GPX file for he GPS.

 

I keep my android phone loaded with a few choice PQ's as a back up when I happen to be out without a GPS (almost never). But GSAK is my processing medium and back those files up to dropbox and a large raid array on my PC and a thumbdrive ( I am a bit of a backup nut). My phone is never used to store anything of any value

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Looks like it's time for me to figure out different databases in GSAK.  I've had to manually clear the waypoints already - especially before Special Tools this past Sunday.  I currently only have one database in GSAK and it doesn't even include all of my finds.  That part alone was starting to drive me nuts.  But I know it's pulling from the default database when I load my 60c.

 

Had I just kept all my scratch papers...I'd plug them all back in.  Working on different storage solutions now so I have backup.

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LOL... I just don't do puzzles!

 

I've just identified another person for my list of potential petitioners to have puzzles removed from geocaching... :D

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powerdog02 is working on solving one of them.  he already knows what to do because he saw me do it before, but he's attempting them.  PLUS, he helped solve mustard devil's combo on Friday.  I fed him the numbers and he figured it out right before me.  He's 10...soon to be 11.

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Sooner or later, it is a Garmin 62 or Oregon.  Just sayin'...

 

 

Let's just say "a dedicated handheld GPS"  

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I only use my Droid when I don't have a cache in my GPSr and have both C:geo and the paid App from GC.com on the phone. Maybe I am missing something here, but why load a PQ for the phone when the information is already there when on location? I guess if I had changed the coords on a puzzle would be one reason. Like GE said, you could post a text document to Google Drive of all the puzzle coords and access it with ease.

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Sooner or later, it is a Garmin 62 or Oregon.  Just sayin'...

 

 

Let's just say "a dedicated handheld GPS"

Sooner or later it's Copenhagen. LOL

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I only use my Droid when I don't have a cache in my GPSr and have both C:geo and the paid App from GC.com on the phone. Maybe I am missing something here, but why load a PQ for the phone when the information is already there when on location? I guess if I had changed the coords on a puzzle would be one reason. Like GE said, you could post a text document to Google Drive of all the puzzle coords and access it with ease.
The only reason I occasionally keep a pq on my phone is to cover when I dont have good cell service otherwise you are correct.

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I only use my Droid when I don't have a cache in my GPSr and have both C:geo and the paid App from GC.com on the phone. Maybe I am missing something here, but why load a PQ for the phone when the information is already there when on location? I guess if I had changed the coords on a puzzle would be one reason. Like GE said, you could post a text document to Google Drive of all the puzzle coords and access it with ease.

The only reason I occasionally keep a pq on my phone is to cover when I dont have good cell service otherwise you are correct.

 

 

Would it save on battery, too, as you're not pulling data over the cell service?

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A few things that you can also do to prevent losing those puzzle solutions are: 1)in GSAK click on the puzzle cache that you've solved  with your right mouse button and chose the corrected coordinates option and put in your corrected coordinates. The next time you bring in your pocket query into your GSAK database, it will not overwrite your solved puzzle coordinates  2) on geocaching.com on the cache page you can put the solved coordinates in the personal cache notes.  We do this and also put a short explanation as to how we solved it so if another cacher needs help solving a puzzle months or years down the road, we can remember (maybe) how we solved it.  3) also in geocaching.com you can use the little pencil to the right of the posted coordinates and go ahead and correct the coordinates.  Doing this will make the puzzle cache show up in the correct place on a map on your phone.

 

I know Mr. Muddy Buddies has a separate database on GSAK just for his puzzle caches that he's solved anywhere.  Multiple GSAK databases can be helpful if you do much caching outside of your normal caching area.  

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cachestacker gave me the tip on changing the coordinates on the GC.com page last night.  (thank you!!) i wasn't sure that would not be seen by everyone else, so i had never tried that part before last night.  so...when i get the puzzles solved again, they're all going there and instantly updated to GSAK, garmin, and phone. 

 

plan on playing with GSAK and the multiple databases some more this weekend.  i do cache in katy and around houston usually at least once a month before the shoulder surgery when visiting my family.  now that i'm cleared to drive freeways again, i'll be heading that way soon. 

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I only use my Droid when I don't have a cache in my GPSr and have both C:geo and the paid App from GC.com on the phone. Maybe I am missing something here, but why load a PQ for the phone when the information is already there when on location? I guess if I had changed the coords on a puzzle would be one reason. Like GE said, you could post a text document to Google Drive of all the puzzle coords and access it with ease.

 

i've never loaded a PQ to my phone.  i've done offline lists for areas ahead of time, like when i made a trip this spring to san antonio or when i go camping with scouts.  that's what is missing...my offline lists, but i also had lists for my puzzles with the waypoints.  that worked well enough, so i never needed a PQ to clog up the phone.

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I have the Garmin 60C.  I am still learning that...and GSAK.  Whatever I'm doing is filling up my waypoint database every time with everything I've found and deleted, etc.in.

 

I'm not sure what you're "deleting."  Like someone said, you have to delete all the previous caches (found and not found) from your 60C manually before adding a new set. Otherwise they just keep accumulating until you can't add anymore.  I no longer have mine so I trying to do this from memory but it goes something like this.

  • Press the Find button
  • Select the Geochches or Waypoints button where your caches are listed and press Enter
  • When the list of caches appers press the Menu button
  • Cursor down to erase
  • Press enter
  • Say Yes I want to delete them all

If you are deleting them from GSAK and they are coming back, your PQ isn't set right.  Click the thumbnail below to see screen capture.

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that's how i delete from the 60c and somehow, they keep popping up.  when i've run the PQs on GC.com, i click those options as well.  that's part of why i can't figure out why they keep coming back on my 60c when i load info to it.

 

i may just need the previous owner to tell me what he did to confuse the snot out of me.

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when i've run the PQs on GC.com, i click those options as well.  that's part of why i can't figure out why they keep coming back on my 60c when i load info to it.

So, after you load a new PQ into GSAK are the previously found caches listed in GSAK?  If they aren't listed and that's your only database, then the problem has to be with the GPSr.   If they're listed in the GSAK database then something has to be wrong with the PQ.

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