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#1 Iron Worker

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 12:14 PM

I've never even touched one let alone know how to use one. Whats the best unit for our hobbie? Most user friendly?

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 01:37 PM

what will you use it for? How much do you want to spend?

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 02:39 PM

I use the (Garmin etrex Legend) it is easy to use, extremely accurate and is a good starter gps, you can find it for about $120. I have mapsource also which is a great software for Garmin products.. Here is the one i use.https://buy.garmin.c...tab=etrexlegend

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 10:39 PM

I use a Garmin Summit...basic and easy to use.My best advice to you would be what ever brand or model you chose make sure it has an electronic compass.

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 10:52 AM

I use a Lowrance like the one capitol has. In fact I have a couple.

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 11:08 AM

I also use a Lowrance I-Finder-----it is the older style and have used it for years.--jim d

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 11:52 AM

sorry folks but the batteries have never died in my Quadrangle map and compass.

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 06:50 PM

sorry folks but the batteries have never died in my Quadrangle map and compass.

That's why you carry spair batteries and wear a watch that also has a compass on it. If all that fails, you better be good at reading the stars and knowing where the sun comes up.

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 09:38 AM

I use a Garmin 60csx and bought it on EBAY for near 1/2 the price. It's very well made. I use it for mtn biking, hiking, etc...https://buy.garmin.c...shop.do?pID=310

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 10:05 PM

im glad this came up lol. for one id like to get one that will be a good personal gps as well as on the car/truck. why, truck?? well, lol my speedometer broke and my kid may be driving it soon. it will cost 300 min on getting speedometer fixed. so, if i got to spend that much why not get one gps that will do both... just curiou if u know anything about them thx robert

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 08:59 PM

I was looking for a new GPS unit recently and checked out the vast numbers offered and ended up purchasing the Lowrance iFinder Hunt c GPS unit. The same one a few of you other guys have. I love it and would recomend it to anyone. I was wondering if any of you guys also purchased the Freedom maps card for the 7 western states? If so please reply as I have a few questions you may be able to help me with, thanks.

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 12:10 AM

does the lowrance have a speed indicator etc in it??? robert

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 12:18 AM

i dont want to spend over 300$ for it. having trouble on figuring out what is good. plusk, i want to get good maps and map info that i can trust and hopefully the maps wont be $ too. thx robert

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 03:28 AM

I have a Magellan Sport Trac Pro that I have used for six years or so and it does more than I need. They were a bit pricey back then, but I would guess that the price has come down since there is so much competition now. I think I paid over $500 for the Sport Trac Pro. The only upgrade I would like is an electronic compass. You have to be moving for the compass to work in mine. I upgraded to the color display a couple of years ago and returned it because it was very hard to see the display in sun light.

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 08:50 AM

I do'nt have a GPS yet. I do have DeLorme TOPO USA DeLorme does have a GPS that interfaces with the may program. The GPS is around $400. If you do'nt want to spend that much I have heard good things about the Garmens.

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 09:10 AM

does the lowrance have a speed indicator etc in it??? robert

Yes it has a speed indicator as well as a top speed feature you don't want the CHP to see! :roflmao3[1]:

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 12:17 AM

:welcomeani: actually i seen some on walmart web page that had mph but not sure how high it will go. i just seen one that shows walking speed but, not sure about the mph. walmart in the store had one but the salemales men didnt know how fast it would go although it was in mph.

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 06:09 AM

My Magellan goes up to 95 mph if you can walk that fast. :welcomeani: Woodog

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 07:39 AM

Has any played with the new GPS units that have the satellite photo over lay on the screen?

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 11:19 AM

Bushnell has one that looks like it would be fun to have here is a link to the gps with satellite imagery and xm radio etc...LINK

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 11:51 AM

Cool, "Beyond Jazz" while coyote hunting :welcomeani: . It is not mentioned, but I assume that all of the standard GPS functions are built into the unit. I does have a digital compass which is nice. Wonder if I would have to subscribe to XM Radio twice if I get this thing? SteveH

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 01:35 PM

nice i dont see a mph indicator on this thing. i too hoped that it would give more info on its gps fuctions. like how many way points or how many trails it saves etc

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 01:44 PM

Here is a pretty decent write up on it. http://www.xm411.com...pic.php?t=32506

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 02:53 PM

Ok so you have a real time satellite image ? So on a coyote stand will it show where or what direction coyotes are coming in or if there are any there? It can't be that accurate? Only the Star Ship Enterprise could do that and only if Officer Chuchkov was man the censers.

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 03:39 PM

Ok so you have a real time satellite image ?

No, it is a downloaded image for the area you want to hunt/explore.

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 11:31 PM

There are affordable garmin units out there that you can create your own basemap with. This means you can grab google earth sat imagry and use it as a background. I do this kind of stuff for a living so if you really want to know how hit me up.

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 08:18 AM

Man, I hate you guys...I've been wanting a GPS forever. I just bought this guy and some mounting accessories, but didn't pay nearly that price thankfully. https://buy.garmin.c...shop.do?pID=310Chalk up another reason my AR's are going to be waiting a little longer.Can I blame this forum for a lot of money spent in the last year, let alone the last month or two?

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 08:21 AM

There are affordable garmin units out there that you can create your own basemap with. This means you can grab google earth sat imagry and use it as a background. I do this kind of stuff for a living so if you really want to know how hit me up.

So I've read that the model I just purchased has some "iffyness" with the basemap. People (the reviews) are saying that I'll want to add additional Mapping software...what would I need if i deem the basemapping inadequate?

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 09:13 AM

sorry folks but the batteries have never died in my Quadrangle map and compass.

Amen. GPS units are a weakness and only useful for calling ARTY. Maps are #1, GPS #2/verfication.also keep 2 maps especialy if you solo hunt. One on you and one at homecamp/home/with friends if somebody needs to come find your sorry butt.

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 03:23 PM

well, i have a gps its a earth mate. my friend from idaho has one and yes it give mph lol. so, its comming on friday. my friend bought it with his discount and came to 384. gps pn 20 check it out on net. it does a lot robert




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