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  • Boyd, Nice looking map I see you've taken the hands on approach and instead of waiting for Garmin to make the map you've made your own nice work!!! Perhaps Garmin would entertain some of these request but I've never had any luck with trying to tal…
  • Jeff the screen protector versus the plastic cover is a very good idea I have a Garmin 60 CSx and the case I have for it is neoprene and plastic when in the case it's hard to use the buttons on the unit. I noticed that your case is raised offering …
  • OOoppps just checked them out on Amazon not what I was thinking of but clever design none- the- less, I guess the external antenna would be a problem with that design. Thanks,Roger
  • Jeff several years ago I saw cases like these in Brigade Quartermaster's catalog they strapped onto your forearm with some type of Velcro or elastic strap and the GPS slid in and you had a plastic window to see the screen and access the buttons. A…
  • Bill you can't argue with success I say stick with the 60 I'm very happy with mine and it certainly hasn't let me down. Have fun and get yourself some good mapping software like Topo USA 7.0 and start mapping out all your areas. Have fun, Roger
  • Hi Roy that is true but I've run across some cameras and GPS units that for some reason gave me a problem with rechargeable batteries so I switched to lithium or alkaline and in most cases that stopped many of the problems. It could have just been …
  • Hi Jim I see you've thought of that already but have you tried running the unit on alkaline batteries for a test just to see what happens? I realize that rechargeable batteries are much more cost effective but sometimes certain electronic devices d…
  • BTW Boyd great map I'll have to hop on over to the site and check it out! Thanks, Roger
  • Hit I have been a big fan of the 60 Csx myself and from my informal test while hunting and hiking, both in daylight and darkness the 60 seemed to be the most accurate unit that I have ever used and I've owned a lot of units over the past 11 years. …
  • Jim have you tried running the GPS on something besides rechargeable batteries? A while back I had some issues with my Magellan ColorTrak and SporTrak Pro when using rechargeable batteries. A NiCad or NiMh will start discharging from the moment it…
  • I own and use the Garmin 60 CSx it's a great unit but you need to decide what are your most important features and base your choice on how close each one of these units comes to meeting your criteria. IMHO the best thing about the 60 CSx is the way…
  • Michael I've used UTM on all my units since I believe my Magellan TrailBlazer XL which is quite a few years ago. I'm currently using a Garmin 60 CSx and I primarily use it for deer hunting in NJ, PA, and NY. While I really like my Garmin 60 CSx I'…
  • Gatorguy are you using the Oregon to navigate in the Everglades I've only flown over and driven by them but from what I've heard it separates the men from the boys out there. No doubt you want the most accurate maps you can get on the unit don't wa…
  • Thanks Tim I'm learning as I go along the whole layer thing is a different approach for me but I can see how it could be very useful especially to remove and then restore items to see how it looks. Boyd sorry your not getting out the woods are real…
  • Yup that is how they worked only then you had to have this pager type of device that would receive the signal from the ground station which was broadcast on a radio frequency. I looked into it myself because the woods around here in the Jersey pin…
  • Rich check eBay many times people post non functional or dead units that you can cannibalize to your hearts content. Also if the scratches aren't too bad they do sell plastic cleaner and polish that can do wonders. Hope this helps. Take care, Rog…
  • Back in the late nineties there were a few companies with ground stations that would get the GPS signal for that location correct it and broadcast it to a radio frequency that would be picked up by the little pager type unit and correct the signal f…
  • Tim's right you need to setup the map display to use track up not north up an easy way to tell is if you have it set for track up you'll have a small arrow on the screen displaying which direction is north. Also don't forget to set the speed low en…
  • Tim, Whatever happened to all those DGPS services that were offering to enhance the service down to 2 or 3 meters back in the late nineties for a fee each month? They gave you a little pager like device that you hooked up to the GPS and it receive…
  • Tim I agree with you a hundred percent you don't know how many times I've pulled people aside after the "salesman" told them they needed something computer related and it was not needed. I once overheard a salesperson telling someone that a certai…
  • Hi Boyd, Again thanks for the info on MacGPS Pro I'll have to do a litle more research on their site and see if it's worth getting or not. So from your previous thread you said that you have not experienced any of the start up problems that some o…
  • Hi Boyd, I left a couple of messages on the Mac software thread about MacGPS Pro I thought that you just hadn't downloaded the updates I didn't realize it was crashing on you and unstable, my bad. My interest in the program is simple I have many W…
  • I definitely would wait till they resolve this issue as I've said earlier many times I'm traveling after dark and before first light so a 30 or 40 minute wait is not something I would want to deal with, plus you know that it will happen at the worst…
  • Thanks for the info Tim do you think it's possible that it's just a firmware glitch that they need to address or a software issue that also can be fixed with an update or patch. I've noticed that firmware updates seem to take longer or it seems lik…
  • Boyd, I've been on vacation so I've been doing a little wandering (not as much as I'd like) but I've been keeping tabs on the PN-40 I'm really interested in the mapping capability's looks like it might be a top notch unit. I'm still a little bit c…
  • Boyd Anymore updates on the Oregon do you still think it's as good or better than the 60 CSx and what do you think about the PN-40 compared to the Oregon? That would really be something if Garmin came out with an update for the Oregon that allowed…
  • Goose, I would try downloading all updates to the unit and try what Roy suggested with the battery saver mode perhaps that is causing a problem. The other thing that can help is to leave the unit on as you go from area to area or on the way to you…
  • Boyd I checked out the website now I know that I don't know as much about the Pine Barrens as I thought, thanks for the link really interesting stuff. Have you revisited the MacGPSPro software and tried the update version, just curious to see if…
  • Hey Boyd, I haven't seen many either but I have had a couple of bad cases in the past so I'm ultra careful, plus I rarely stay on trails because I'm scouting for deer most of the time. One of these days I will head out to the Forked River Mountain…
  • Hi Boyd, Yes I know the area drive by it a couple of times each day on the Parkway always have been meaning to take a hike back there in the Winter, not anxious to be chigger and tick bait, so one of these winters I'll be hiking back there. BTW To…
  • Hi Boyd, I'm not too far north of you in Stafford Township and I tried OZ Explorer a couple of years ago but never really did much with it. Right now I'm doing the dual boot thing and it's working out great but I'd like to find something comparabl…
  • Thanks Boyd I'm doing the same running my mapping programs on the Windows side I'm doing a dual boot because using Fusion I had some trouble with the 3D functions especially with Topo 7.0. So far Google Earth plus works fine on the Mac side and the…
  • Is this a street mapping program or is it a Topo program because I need it for making my own maps for hunting and fishing. Thanks, Roger
  • Hi Tim, I'm doing the same thing with Google Earth plus which allows me to upload my waypoints and tracks from my Garmin 60 Csx but would like to try out another program on the Mac side of things. Take care, Roger
  • Duane if you look in the Garmin forum under hand held their is a link posted by Marc for a review on the Oregon that compares it to both the Colorado and the 60 Csx. From that review I drew the conclusion that he found the 60 Csx to be more accurat…
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  • Thanks Boyd & Tim for your input as I said I too appreciate the new features and functions that the Oregon has to offer but I'm not willing to drop the 60 Csx in favor of the Oregon if it can't match or surpass the signal acquisition in heavy co…
  • I just read the review that Marc had a link to on the Oregon and it seems that the reviewer came to the conclusion that the Oregon had some issues with getting a lock on satellites low on the horizon and the accuracy was in the 20 to 30 range. Also…
  • Hi Boyd, Thanks for taking the time to give us a run down of your impression of the unit and it's features it certainly seems like a nice GPS unit in a different package with a lot of new bells and whistles. Now I'm certainly all for new and innov…
  • Mike, You can either clear the track log and then after the hike save it under a specific name or at the start save a new track log, if I remember correctly it's been a while since I did one. Hope this helps. Take care, Roger
  • Hi Guys, I went to Gander Mountain today to check out the Lowrance iFinder Hunt C and the Garmin 60 CSx while I was there I noticed that the spot for the ONIX 200 CR was missing according to the clerk he said they can't keep them in stock. When I…
  • HI Tim, Well I went to Gander Mountain today to compare the two units head to head and while they had a Hunt C and a 60 CS both had almost dead battery's and I wasn't able to do much but turn them on. The store clerk was kind enough to go outside …
  • Hi Mastro, I just bought an Intel iMac myself and have tons of mapping software for Windows and zip for the Mac, so I was thinking about using Parallels Windows for Mac, and utilizing my Windows software instead of buying new or trying to finagle t…
  • I did a google search and found a reviewer from Back Packer and read the preliminary review and then emailed him about the unit and he didn't have a lot of good things to say about the unit or their map and photo service. Here is his reply to my em…