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Lynnz60
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Joined: 2010-08-07
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Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53210

PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:16 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Hi from Milwaukee. I bought a DeLorme PN-20 over a year ago with the intent to learn how to use it for Geo-caching. Have no clue how to use Confused and maybe someone would like to get together to give me some pointers and help find my first local cache to see what this 'treasure hunt" is all about. There are quite a few local caches within 5 miles of me to start in the 53210 zip code area.
 
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BigJim60
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Joined: 2010-01-02
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Location: Auburndale, WI

PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:47 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Wish I could help you, but it's a long way to Milwaukee and I'm not familiar with that receiver.

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Lynnz60
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:28 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks anyway BigJim60. Guess I have to get out the directions.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:53 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Welcome to the WGA and don't give up hope on someone to help you with your PN-20. There are lots of folks from all schools of GPSrs and I am sure someone is familiar with this one.

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lone_gunman
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:24 pm Reply with quote Back to top

if you're going to be near west bend this weekend, I'm sure there will be someone at Regner Park that will know how (or be willing to help figure out) to use that device.

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Lynnz60
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:45 am Reply with quote Back to top

I won't be able to make that event this weekend, but thanks for the info. Smile
 
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GeoBill
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Joined: 2009-03-17
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:47 am Reply with quote Back to top

We will be in West Bend this weekend and have used Delorme GPS since they came out. If you are coming we could meet you some time. We are from the Fond du Lac area and it is a very busy time so it would be hard to plan a trip to your area. If you are interested in coming up this way we could help you out. Let us know.
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Lynnz60
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 6:36 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks GeoBill. Maybe I can plan a trip to Fond du Lac. It's only about an hour from me.
 
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Cache_boppin_BunnyFuFu
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Joined: 2004-05-06
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Location: Waukesha, WI, US

PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:51 am Reply with quote Back to top

We own a PN40 and a PN60. Not sure how much different the pN20 will be, but we can try to help somehow. We are in Waukesha!!
 
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apples
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Joined: 2010-11-02
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:09 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I initially started out on a jog while camping. Stopped for a breather and took out my phone... well, time kind of got away from me, and I started trying to find things to do with a smartphone in the middle of nowhere. The GPS feature on the phone wasn't nearly reliable enough to get me to a cache, but it got me interested! I'm hoping they'll make a solid app soon so I don't have to shell out the cash for new hardware.
 
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dodadew
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Joined: 2010-10-30
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Location: Eau Claire

PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:13 pm Reply with quote Back to top

(Why do I feel I am helping hijack a post?) Embarassed
What flavor of smartphone do you have? I know my myTouch 3G Slide (Android) gets me right on top of the caches even in dense cover, but my new flashy Samsung Vibrant Galaxy S (android) seems to forget where I am about every 5 minutes requiring a reboot. I also tried Windows Mobile on my HD2 and the gps was ok.

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