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    Default Acquiring Satellites

    I rarely cache when I travel on business, however on this trip to Seoul, Korea, I decided to make time. So I fire up the Garmin GPSMap 60 but it's not locking in on the satellites, even after 20 minutes.
    Anyone have any suggestions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pm28570 View Post
    I rarely cache when I travel on business, however on this trip to Seoul, Korea, I decided to make time. So I fire up the Garmin GPSMap 60 but it's not locking in on the satellites, even after 20 minutes.
    Anyone have any suggestions?
    hmmm, these are only suggestions but I had too do this with my old eTrex. Change the time zone and tell the GPSr to research for satellites as you have travelled more than 200 miles since you last turned it on. I'm thinking the time zone must tell the unit which satellites it should be looking for at the time and those satellite may be "over the horizon" for where you are for the time zone in the GPSr.
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    Did you try setting the point manually using the map. Also, be patient, it may take a while.
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    Thanks to all who responded. And the winner is........Tat. As soon as I read your post, it was a Duh! moment. I had to use the map before to "tell" the GPSr where it was. 28 hours of travel resulted in a brain cramp.
    Now, unfortunately, at 7:30 AM, I have to go to work.

    Quote Originally Posted by tat View Post
    Did you try setting the point manually using the map. Also, be patient, it may take a while.
    Everyone has the right to be an idiot at times. Just don't abuse the privilege.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pm28570 View Post
    Thanks to all who responded. And the winner is........Tat. As soon as I read your post, it was a Duh! moment. I had to use the map before to "tell" the GPSr where it was. 28 hours of travel resulted in a brain cramp.
    Now, unfortunately, at 7:30 AM, I have to go to work.
    But you will be there a while. I bet you might use that GPRs before you get home. Stay well and safe.

    Next time - leave it on in the plane LOL. Will you be home for the Beer N Wings?

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    Default And the beat goes on!

    Thanks to both cachers who offered their well informed opinions on how to help out Paul. As I have learned, there is no black and white on this site, no judge to tell me to sit down and shut up and only my sense of fair play to tell me it was me or another cacher that crossed the line, so with that thought I hope my gps's know where I am the next time I fire one up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dubord207 View Post
    Thanks to both cachers who offered their well informed opinions on how to help out Paul. As I have learned, there is no black and white on this site, no judge to tell me to sit down and shut up and only my sense of fair play to tell me it was me or another cacher that crossed the line, so with that thought I hope my gps's know where I am the next time I fire one up!
    Depends on how far you travel from the last location.........

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    Something tells me you've been cautioned before.......

    Quote Originally Posted by dubord207 View Post
    no judge to tell me to sit down and shut up and only my sense of fair play to tell me it was me or another cacher that crossed the line,
    Everyone has the right to be an idiot at times. Just don't abuse the privilege.

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    Yes, this is a short trip, return on Friday. Back for a week and then gone again for another week. But......have made sure the schedule is clear for the event.

    Quote Originally Posted by hollora View Post
    Will you be home for the Beer N Wings?
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    When I turned my unit on after traveling from ME to BC it seemed to take forever but it did eventually lock in. Coming home I turned it on in the plane and it seemed to do fine when we got home.

    I would wonder about the time zones too.

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