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General Discussion / Re: Short films
« on: September 06, 2016, 11:36:45 AM »
Stunning films!!

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New Member Introductions / Re: New to the forum
« on: September 06, 2016, 11:01:07 AM »
Thanks Lyle.
 I'm only now, at the age of 68 trying to learn how to use my Garmin gpsmap 62 which I bought three years ago when I retired.

 I've recently attended a low level navigation course at Drymen and now have a very basic knowledge of compass and map skills. I have also purchased your book and I'm in the process of practicing my new gained skills.

 I've found the Garmin user guide for the gps reciever to be useless and I think that only practice will help me achieve a better understanding in how to use it. I've also found your book to be most helpful and will practice your techniques during my walks.

Thanks again,

Archie

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New Member Introductions / New to the forum
« on: September 05, 2016, 08:17:34 PM »
Hi, just found this forum, is it still active? It seems to have been a long while/ time since the last post!

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New Techniques & Learning / Re: starting from scratch
« on: September 05, 2016, 08:07:16 PM »
Everything posted about the satnav manufacturers users manuals we too have also experienced THEY ARE RUBBISH!

The first eTrex H, which we bought through Ebay, came from a person who had been given it as a present in 2010, it was as new. Since we were completely new to this technology, we both decided to study in detail the supplied Garmin User Manual. Captain Paranoia succinctly sums them up they are no such thing.

It is appalling that Garmin should have such poor customer service, and downright arrogance, as to sell satnavs, often costing many hundreds of pounds, with no useable guide on how to use them.

We ended up writing our own user manual, based upon Lyle's satnav set up list, which John referenced, combined with his Trail Magazine article, and then combined this with our field experience. Being teachers (sciences) we both like to think that we can assimilate technical information, and then communicate it in a clear and easily understandable way. If anyone is interested in our humble Users Guide we are very happy to publish it here and make it available for other forum members.

Hi,
 I'd be really interested in having a copy of your user guide. I find the Gamin one about as much use as a chocolate fireguard!
You could even email me it if you want.

Thanks in Advance

Archie

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