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Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-25-2015, 09:04 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
It would be nice to have the option. I'd way...

It would be nice to have the option. I'd way prefer the method the 60/76 uses too. They put all tracks (as separate tracks) for 24 hours in one .gpx instead of a bunch of .gpx's for every couple of...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-23-2015, 01:25 PM
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Posted By SteveAZ
:d

:d
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-23-2015, 12:09 PM
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Posted By SteveAZ
I am very truly so sorry to hear this. I had...

I am very truly so sorry to hear this. I had hopes that if I ever need to replace my 76/60's these would be a good choice... :waysad
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-23-2015, 12:07 PM
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Posted By SteveAZ
Major Kong would! :lol3

Major Kong would! :lol3
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-23-2015, 12:05 PM
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Posted By SteveAZ
In the desert here a lot of ground is just scrub...

In the desert here a lot of ground is just scrub bushes everywhere. Nothing to make one look much different then the other and they are often only 2-3m apart. If you take a position that is only 5m...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-22-2015, 09:07 PM
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Posted By SteveAZ
While the accuracy may be "good enough" for...

While the accuracy may be "good enough" for motos, the "noise" in the position causes quite a bit more very annoying heading swings when stopped than most other units I've used on my motos. For me,...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-21-2015, 05:51 PM
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Posted By SteveAZ
To be fair, to get those accuracies there's a...

To be fair, to get those accuracies there's a base station or other source of precision correctors. Sort of like what WAAS provides but much better. But these are looking at the signal carrier...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-21-2015, 05:34 PM
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Posted By SteveAZ
Give the guys a prize. Just like the old...

Give the guys a prize.


Just like the old days when you would get ghosts on TV's from the signal bouncing off something and taking slightly longer to reach the antenna, you get signals that have...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-21-2015, 09:36 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
BTW, one feller a while back said when you cut...

BTW, one feller a while back said when you cut through the tech talk, usually the larger gps antenna will perform better. :1drink


My concern with floptana regarding position error is less about...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-21-2015, 08:00 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
Maybe you could "associate" (filter) tracks and...

Maybe you could "associate" (filter) tracks and waypoints by date/time...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-21-2015, 07:32 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
Someday it would be interesting to do some of the...

Someday it would be interesting to do some of the controlled testing with the units hooked up to external antennas. Best way to confirm or disprove my guess about the antenna being the source of the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-20-2015, 12:00 PM
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Posted By SteveAZ
There's a lot of variables. The orientation of...

There's a lot of variables. The orientation of the unit, whether your body is blocking satellites, objects that reflect signals, the satellite constellation geometry, etc.

The 60CSx has a...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-19-2015, 10:59 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
The 60CSx is considerably more accurate. My...

The 60CSx is considerably more accurate. My guess is because it has a much better antenna (quadrifilar helix vs. mini patch) and antenna system.

Set it to log at one track point per second and...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-18-2015, 07:19 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
You don't need basecramp at all to copy and even...

You don't need basecramp at all to copy and even work with your user data.

You can also very easily work with and backup all your user data from the unit through the USB port directly. When you...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-08-2015, 01:21 PM
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Posted By SteveAZ
Have they done anything to improve street name...

Have they done anything to improve street name display while moving that got broke around 3.7? I'm still running something prior to that 'cus for me it's almost useless for on-the-fly (not following...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-06-2015, 11:26 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
I think you may have answered your own question. ...

I think you may have answered your own question. If the map db doesn't have addresses, well........
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-26-2014, 09:57 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
Old school, home brew sugru is cornstarch and...

Old school, home brew sugru is cornstarch and RTV...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-26-2014, 09:56 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
I much prefer to keep the maps on the SD instead...

I much prefer to keep the maps on the SD instead of internal memory if for no other reason than it's *much* faster to transfer the maps to the SD if you do it outside the unit; i.e. with an external...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-23-2014, 09:20 PM
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Posted By SteveAZ
Isn't that essentially ongoing spending on a bad...

Isn't that essentially ongoing spending on a bad investment? Then definitely doesn't apply. I spent the money and time up front. I'm amortizing at this point.

Now the wonderful thing is just a...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-21-2014, 09:30 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
Format does little for privacy - you need a...

Format does little for privacy - you need a program (plenty out there) that will scrub the device.


I'm one of the plenty that is *very* disappointed by floptana. If I'm doing anything where I'm...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-10-2014, 10:54 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
There are plenty of deficiencies you'll notice...

There are plenty of deficiencies you'll notice transitioning from x76C, this is just one of them....
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-01-2014, 11:51 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
Win 8 has a couple of features that are very cool...

Win 8 has a couple of features that are very cool like being able to pause file transfers or copies. It boots and shuts down lickety split. The defender that comes with 8 is good enough for most...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-01-2014, 11:33 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
Most of the problems with Win 8 come when you are...

Most of the problems with Win 8 come when you are installing applications. There are some applications that will go out and try to install updates or other applications when you run them which can...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-29-2014, 09:29 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
Windows 8 (and server 2012, the server version of...

Windows 8 (and server 2012, the server version of win 8) is much more fussy about allowing things to diddle the registry and even more fussy about the \windows directory and it's subdirectory. The...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-26-2014, 09:29 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
I rarely use the floptana Li battery so I had to...

I rarely use the floptana Li battery so I had to dig it out of one of my adv bags and it's marked 3.7V - so I agree, it's not LiFePO4. OTOH no one said the floptana battery was LiFePO4, at least in...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-22-2014, 08:55 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
All true. Additionally, rapid charging (under an...

All true. Additionally, rapid charging (under an hour from discharge to complete) LiFePO4 takes away from their life.

I guess to the point of original question with regards to the floptana, none...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-21-2014, 10:08 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
Simple question but the answer gets complicated. ...

Simple question but the answer gets complicated. It depends on the battery chemistry and construction.

As a *very* general rule-of-thumb if it takes two or more hours to charge from a complete...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-16-2014, 05:12 PM
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Posted By SteveAZ
Good thoughts. I suggest seeing if isolating it...

Good thoughts. I suggest seeing if isolating it from the vibration makes a difference too.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-16-2014, 05:08 PM
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Posted By SteveAZ
Don't take it personal, it's not! I believe you...

Don't take it personal, it's not! I believe you too.

For this to have any _statistical_ relevance you need a sample of data, not just one report (anecdotal).


I've seen many complaints about...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-16-2014, 09:34 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
Noise is noise. Statistical data is often said...

Noise is noise. Statistical data is often said to be noisy when the std dev is too high, etc. It could be something as removed from what people think of as noise as the number of tomatoes per acre...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-15-2014, 05:23 PM
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Posted By SteveAZ
Well call it what you will - industry guys call...

Well call it what you will - industry guys call it noise. A steady error is usually called a position bias and non-steady errors are called position noise in the technical parlance.

I think you...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-15-2014, 03:03 PM
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Posted By SteveAZ
I would leave the North reference set to "True"...

I would leave the North reference set to "True" instead of "Magnetic" unless you are flying an airplane or navigating a boat. Even then I'd probably just leave it at "True".

You can try setting...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-15-2014, 02:53 PM
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Posted By SteveAZ
I haven't tested with the 62/78. I have...

I haven't tested with the 62/78.

I have tested with 60/76 and it is *much* better in regards to this. Both subjectively noticing the heading when stopped on my various vehicles and objectively...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-14-2014, 09:47 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
The unit has more position "noise" than many...

The unit has more position "noise" than many comparable units (painfully documented in this thread :D ) - i.e. the position reported by the gps engine moves around a bit in all gps's (the "noise")...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-25-2014, 01:13 PM
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Posted By SteveAZ
My experience out here has been that very few (if...

My experience out here has been that very few (if any) of the trails/roads that are "passable" by DP (a 250x is a very different animal than a 1150GS!) and not by 4x4 are disappearing from mapsets. ...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-25-2014, 11:11 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
Out here I've noticed some backcountry roads have...

Out here I've noticed some backcountry roads have gone away from the older versions to the newer.

Most that are now gone in the areas that I've been traveling didn't exit in the first place, are...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-24-2014, 02:32 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
The greatest feature over Oregon for the moto is...

The greatest feature over Oregon for the moto is the mount and power connector in my opinion, next is display.


While my 55yr old eyes can read these displays at the distances on the moto without...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-18-2014, 08:47 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
If you are stationary and looking for more...

If you are stationary and looking for more accuracy (generally 3x or so) you can use the "waypoint averaging" function to create a waypoint. It'll take time to get there...

I've had units that...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-14-2014, 09:48 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
While I can't answer his intentions on the rest...

While I can't answer his intentions on the rest of your questions, I can say from direct experience that \Garmin\GPX are folders you can use on either internal or SD and that the filename (with .gpx...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-12-2014, 04:25 PM
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Posted By SteveAZ
I understand when we have devices with [only]...

I understand when we have devices with [only] somewhat complex capabilities that there may be more challenges with the learning curve. If there were reasonable documentation then it would be fine to...
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