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    This has become an ongoing problem with my GPSr. What do you folks think?

    All to often I try to find the exact location before I start looking. When I find the location Girlmate has usually already found the cache. When I look at the accuracy of the GPSr it can be usually +/- 20 ft. frequently it is more than a 40 ft radius that the cache is in. I have A Garmin 60c. I wonder if the problem is the operator, Any quick fixes that you suggest and Yes the WAAS is on.

    Dave

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    Give Girlmate the GPSr

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    Technology stuff and Girls???? I don't know. It might be to complicated

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave1976
    Technology stuff and Girls???? I don't know. It might be to complicated
    I agree with Dave1976. The only time RULOST2? gets to hold the GPS is when I need to wander off to water a bush.

    But I have a new GPSMap 60c, and have had results anywhere from DEAd ON to 30 feet away. It just depends on tree cover, etc.
    Last edited by WhereRWe?; 05-09-2005 at 01:26 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave1976
    Technology stuff and Girls???? I don't know. It might be to complicated
    HEY!! Don't make me come over there!!

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    Here is my ideas on this. The coordinates are only as accurate as the GPS of the person that placed the cache. If he did not get a good set of coordinates then you GPS may be reading right where his might have been wrong or vise versa.

    If you have a 60C which is suppose to be a good GPS then maybe the person that placed the cache had a crappy GPS and did not get accurate coordinates.
    Blazing Troll

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    Of course another alternative once the cache is found is to determine your own coordinates, post information on the geocaching.com site log, invite coroboration, and then come to a consensus as to whether the lats/longs. were correct in the first place or whether your GPS is inaccurate.
    Nuffer

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    Quote Originally Posted by attroll
    Here is my ideas on this. The coordinates are only as accurate as the GPS of the person that placed the cache. If he did not get a good set of coordinates then you GPS may be reading right where his might have been wrong or vise versa.

    If you have a 60C which is suppose to be a good GPS then maybe the person that placed the cache had a crappy GPS and did not get accurate coordinates.
    Good point, and since we've got the new GPS, we've taken both the new and the old out a couple of times and they NEVER agree to within 20 feet.

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    HA HA
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    You are looking at the gps more than girlmate is. While she is getting tracked closer to the cache by staying near you, she is able to pay more attention to those little details. You are spending more time looking at the gps. Or, it could be that she simply has a sharper eye for detail. (I know her obsevation is better than mine!). Try going in separately. I don't think it is your gps or technique.

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