I Might Just Know What I'm Talking About
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Selma,CA in the middle of the vineyards, Central California
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Re: Is there a decent GPS?
I won one at a DU dinner about 10-12 years ago ... very basic model, needed a USGS map to navigate with. Very simple and easy to use and I liked it. No "bells & whistles" model but it died during the first rain storm it was in. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img]
Bought a Magellan Sport Track Pro GPS, was just too hard to use: small buttons, hard to see, maps close to useless (to small), eats batteries .... gave it to my nephew. I went back to just a compass & USGS maps, works much better for me except at night! I need something that helps me in the woods, not when I get back home to the computer or the truck to use the lap top.
Two companies making two way radios with GPS. You can see the location of the person transmitting (if you both have these radios). Local search & rescue personal are using them and like them But they eat batteries and are expensive!