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    Default pn-20 cachemate article

    I tried to get into the PN-20 cacheamte article and recieved the following error

    Warning: file_get_contents(../articles/pn-20.htm) [function.file-get-contents]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /includes/vba_cmps_include_top.php on line 311

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    I am running late for work. I will have to research this when I get home tonight. Thank you for pointing this out.
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    Yeah I ran into that the other day but really didn't think much about it. Thanks Rick
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    I have it working again. I don't know where it when to. I re-uploaded it. Thank you for pointing it out.
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    Rick,

    I just looked at the article and thanks for fixing it. I did find one change that I would make in it. When you export out export the caches out as a gpx and then import the gpx file into topo 7. By doing it that way you can have the cache details on the GPS. You can also format that info as well using Gsak.

    Let me know if that idea works for you. I have been using that method and have liked having the cache page on my GPS or at least I will if I end up getting it back from them.

    I have had a bunch of issues with mine and now last weekend I took it kyaking and found out that mine was not exactly waterproof. I have learned their support is poor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robt View Post
    I have had a bunch of issues with mine and now last weekend I took it kyaking and found out that mine was not exactly waterproof. I have learned their support is poor.
    This is interesting - have been watching folks who had this unit and their comments. it is nearing time for a new unit.

    Parmachenee has one of these and if I remember correctly, spoke of good support ~ has this changed? What type of issues are not being addressed with support? Not waterproof - isn't this one of the selling points?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollora View Post
    This is interesting - have been watching folks who had this unit and their comments. it is nearing time for a new unit.

    Parmachenee has one of these and if I remember correctly, spoke of good support ~ has this changed? What type of issues are not being addressed with support? Not waterproof - isn't this one of the selling points?

    So far have am starting to loose my patients with them. The people all seem nice enough just not real thrilled with have to restart the unit and redownload the software multiple times to finnally get it to run even remotely passing. It is also still slow and very clunky for geocaching and I have not been impressed with the charging ability that the unit has, that feature has never really worked and the screen backlight dims when you are charging making it hard to read on the dash in the daylight. The unit is supposed to be watter tight but over the weekend I had it tied to the top of my kayak and it did not fare well. I called monday to arrange for a replacment and the Rep was going to set up an exchange at the store for me . he did not do that and only set up and RMA. now for most of this week I have been calling trying to get a status update and arrange for pickup of a GPS and I am told that no one in that department takes calls and they are refusing to call me back. Rigt now I am getting very close to going down and talking to a few managers and screaming till they accept a return and refund my money. I am getting very close to never wanting anything to do with Delorme ever again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robt View Post
    Rigt now I am getting very close to going down and talking to a few managers and screaming till they accept a return and refund my money. I am getting very close to never wanting anything to do with Delorme ever again.
    Sorry to hear about your problems but they appear to be somewhat unique. I've had my PN-20 for over a year and other than the original problems that firmware improvements have dealt with, I have had great luck with it. I had a problem with the first one I owned but called tech support and returned it and had a new one within a week. I've had it out kayaking on the ocean, on streams and lakes and it has taken many baths in the process but it never leaked or allowed water inside. I have fallen with it as it broke my fall and still has the gouges in the casing to prove it and it kept on ticking. It is excellent for geocaching...if you are walking faster than it can process your position than you must be superman!! And with firmware update 1.4 you can turn off topo maps to speed up the road-routing calculation...but it still isn't as fast as my Nuvii 350 which I use for most road-routing demands. I've found tech support to be very cooperative and responsive to my concerns so I don't know what is happening in your case. I have maps loaded on SD cards for areas I frequent most so don't have to load new maps when going to a different region. But I find the precut maps very easy to load if I want to change maps so that shouldn't be a problem. I don't use the Li-ION battery that came with it but use NiMH batteries so when it is plugged in inside my vehicle the screen remains at its brightest setting. There are still a couple of shortcomings that need to be addressed but with the improvements made since its release I find it to be a very durable and reliable gpsr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robt View Post
    So far have am starting to loose my patients with them. The people all seem nice enough just not real thrilled with have to restart the unit and redownload the software multiple times to finnally get it to run even remotely passing. It is also still slow and very clunky for geocaching and I have not been impressed with the charging ability that the unit has, that feature has never really worked and the screen backlight dims when you are charging making it hard to read on the dash in the daylight. The unit is supposed to be watter tight but over the weekend I had it tied to the top of my kayak and it did not fare well. I called monday to arrange for a replacment and the Rep was going to set up an exchange at the store for me . he did not do that and only set up and RMA. now for most of this week I have been calling trying to get a status update and arrange for pickup of a GPS and I am told that no one in that department takes calls and they are refusing to call me back. Rigt now I am getting very close to going down and talking to a few managers and screaming till they accept a return and refund my money. I am getting very close to never wanting anything to do with Delorme ever again.
    I have been told that the GPS does not have recharging capabilites. Who told you that is recharges?

    I have never had to restart my unit to download the software. It is a little slow and chunky. I have found if I only load the state of Maine on the GPS that it is a little faster or it seems so. I had the whole east coast on it before from Floridia to Maine.
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    I have had my PN-20 since the beginning of March and Have had no problems with it. I think it's great for geocachng. I like it better than the Garmin that I had.

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