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Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-21-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 959
Posted By dlh62c
Do you plan to use it to travel outside the USA? ...

Do you plan to use it to travel outside the USA?

For me, gps brand selection boils down to available map sets. Garmin's ability to use third party map sets is a real plus.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-21-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 916
Posted By dlh62c
On route you built, are you at the actual...

On route you built, are you at the actual starting point for it when you call it up on the GPS or are you some distance from it?

Try inserting 'VIA' points into the route. Make sure you zoom...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-21-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,189
Posted By dlh62c
You want to use 'Import' to bring waypoint, route...

You want to use 'Import' to bring waypoint, route and track files into Basecamp. Once you've imported the files, its easy to copy, cut & paste tracks, routes & waypoints between lists.

Keep in...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-15-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,428
Posted By dlh62c
You can certainly follow it. If you have one of...

You can certainly follow it. If you have one of Garmin's newer generation units, you could navigate it using data fields.

On the newer generation units, Garmin added automatic detection of high-...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-07-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,235
Posted By dlh62c
LifeRemotely...

LifeRemotely (http://liferemotely.com/gear/choosing-gear/260-the-best-gps-devices-for-international-travel) has a great write-up on traveling the Americas using a GPS.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-29-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 538
Posted By dlh62c
Its all a compromise. For international travel,...

Its all a compromise. For international travel, Garmin is the way to go. Here's a link that may help you out.

LifeRemotely
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2013, 02:33 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 71,756
Posted By dlh62c
Cool! It works just fine.

Cool!

It works just fine.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-20-2013, 02:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 739
Posted By dlh62c
Until a route has been created, there will only...

Until a route has been created, there will only be one enabled icon called 'New Route'. Once a route has been created and is selected for modification, the other 4 icons, 'Insert', 'Move Point',...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-30-2013, 02:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,225
Posted By dlh62c
A route is defined as a minimum of two waypoints....

A route is defined as a minimum of two waypoints. If your GPS is to use the route, it must recalculate or calculate all routes to be able to provide estimated arrival times, distance to ...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-27-2013, 02:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,008
Posted By dlh62c
+1 I'll often duplicate waypoints in...

+1

I'll often duplicate waypoints in Basecamp when locating places to stay during a trip planning stage. I'll duplicate the waypoint and change the 'Proximity' setting of each to 5, 10, 15 and 20...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-23-2013, 02:45 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,436
Posted By dlh62c
Not that I'm aware of.

Not that I'm aware of.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-23-2013, 02:34 AM
Replies: 754
Views: 108,227
Posted By dlh62c
It would be nice if Garmin would make the 62...

It would be nice if Garmin would make the 62 'Basestation' capable like the Rino series.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-22-2013, 02:36 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,436
Posted By dlh62c
Depending on the type of USB cable you plug into,...

Depending on the type of USB cable you plug into, Mini-USB Type-A or Mini-USB Type-B, you will get a different result. Plugging into a Type-B cable will cause the gps to enter USB storage mode....
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-21-2013, 02:31 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,436
Posted By dlh62c
Did you try changing the 'Interface' to 'Garmin...

Did you try changing the 'Interface' to 'Garmin Spanner'?

When external power is removed, a screen will appear saying the unit will power off with a 30 second countdown. You will be given a choice...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-19-2013, 02:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By dlh62c
Ben For the 62s to see the *.gpx files, they...

Ben

For the 62s to see the *.gpx files, they have to be located in the 'Garmin/GPX' directory on either the units internal memory and/or the micro SD card.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-15-2013, 02:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By dlh62c
If you dig around a little, you'll find border...

If you dig around a little, you'll find border crossing information and their actual gps tracks, camping waypoints and campsite reviews. You don't have to follow their exact path, but it might make...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-13-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By dlh62c
LifeRemotely...

LifeRemotely (http://liferemotely.com/gear/choosing-gear/260-the-best-gps-devices-for-international-travel) has a great write up on gps selection and map sets for the Americas.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-07-2013, 02:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 497
Posted By dlh62c
You can get a free non-routable TOPO map set from...

You can get a free non-routable TOPO map set from here: GPSFileDepot (http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/)

You can get a free routable map set from here:OpenStreetMap (http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/)
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-02-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,629
Posted By dlh62c
If your planning any international trips, go...

If your planning any international trips, go Garmin. I replaced my Delorme Pn-40 with a Garmin due to Delorme's lack of international map sets.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-01-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 731
Posted By dlh62c
+1 I've encountered this sometimes when a...

+1

I've encountered this sometimes when a route crosses a county line.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-22-2013, 02:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,654
Posted By dlh62c
Antenna type makes a difference. The...

Antenna type makes a difference.

The Montana and the 78 both have patch antennas, while the 62s series uses a quad helix antenna. Both antenna types have the same accuracy, but the quad...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-17-2013, 02:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,305
Posted By dlh62c
You need to be more specific, do none of them...

You need to be more specific, do none of them show up on the gps's display or none of the track names show up in 'Track Manager' in the gps?

When a *.gpx file gets exported using BC or copied to...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-05-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 754
Views: 108,227
Posted By dlh62c
For someone who suggested that people buy the 78,...

For someone who suggested that people buy the 78, you sure seem to be having quite a bit of trouble using one.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-05-2013, 02:35 AM
Replies: 754
Views: 108,227
Posted By dlh62c
Its a no-brainer. Go to 'Waypoint Mgr.',...

Its a no-brainer.

Go to 'Waypoint Mgr.', select your waypoint and press 'Enter'. When it's data information screen appears, press the 'Menu' button. 'Delete' is at the top of the list.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-03-2013, 05:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,785
Posted By dlh62c
Give BC a chance. Just use the insertion tool to...

Give BC a chance. Just use the insertion tool to tailor the route to your liking. I'll never go back to Mapsource.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-03-2013, 02:43 AM
Replies: 754
Views: 108,227
Posted By dlh62c
I 'Imported' the file into Basecamp, then...

I 'Imported' the file into Basecamp, then 'Exported' the file to the X:/Garmin/GPX directory on the microSD card in my 62s.

Not sure what the problem is, all went well.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-28-2013, 02:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 596
Posted By dlh62c
Life Remotely...

Life Remotely (http://liferemotely.com/gear/choosing-gear/260-the-best-gps-devices-for-international-travel) has a good write-up on choosing a gps and map sets for travel through the Americas.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-26-2013, 02:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,240
Posted By dlh62c
Filtering a track by reducing its number of...

Filtering a track by reducing its number of points will change the track's shape. A track 20 miles long with 500 points will show much more detail than one 100 miles long with 500 points. Sometimes...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-21-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 929
Posted By dlh62c
The 62 series gets its external power though the...

The 62 series gets its external power though the mini USB connector on the back of the unit. USB power is +5vdc, so the bike's battery power must be stepped down to +5vdc from 12 volts.

Regarding...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-13-2013, 02:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 935
Posted By dlh62c
You can use Basecamp's Backup/Restore utility. ...

You can use Basecamp's Backup/Restore utility.

Backup and Restore will only save the list structure and data you have in BC. You'll do a BC 'Backup' on your main computer then do a BC 'Restore'...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-12-2013, 02:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Posted By dlh62c
YouTube...

YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdFeVCe6UGg) is your friend!
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-10-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By dlh62c
There's a 50 via point limit.

There's a 50 via point limit.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-07-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 117,421
Posted By dlh62c
Are you sure its vibration related? It...

Are you sure its vibration related?

It doesn't take much moisture to get surface corrosion started on the USB connector contacts. From time to time, I apply a little dielectric grease to the USB...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-05-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,546
Posted By dlh62c
How many points do you use the geo-reference it?

How many points do you use the geo-reference it?
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-03-2013, 02:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By dlh62c
Your SOL regarding any low cost or free third...

Your SOL regarding any low cost or free third party maps. I replaced my PN-40 with a Garmin GPSMap 62s because of the lack of international maps.
Delorme was going to instigate a subscription...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-30-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 731
Posted By dlh62c
Could they be ordered in approximation to your...

Could they be ordered in approximation to your current location as seen by the gps?
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-30-2013, 03:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,555
Posted By dlh62c
Yes, the gmapsupp.img file needs to be in the...

Yes, the gmapsupp.img file needs to be in the 'Garmin' folder to be seen by the gps and Basecamp. You can have two 'Garmin' folders, there's already one on the Montana's internal memory and the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-28-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11,481
Views: 1,369,223
Posted By dlh62c
This is true!

This is true!
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-28-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11,481
Views: 1,369,223
Posted By dlh62c
Yes! They need to be placed in a folder...

Yes!

They need to be placed in a folder named 'Garmin'. You can install a good size microSD into the Montana and use it as a usb drive as well.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-28-2013, 02:36 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,139
Posted By dlh62c
If the tracks show in Basecamp as 35 distinct...

If the tracks show in Basecamp as 35 distinct tracks, that's the way they were sent and will be seen in the 78. Using BC you can join these tracks into a single one or into groups.

When joining...
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