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Old 04-03-2012, 04:54 PM   #16
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Thanks.

What are the advantages of the DVD then?

Can you still plot out a route from basecamp and send to GPS with the sdcard?

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Not sure there are any advantages except you get one free map update with the dvd, and you can buy a lifetime update licence for a reasonable price. SD maps can't be updated without buying a new card.

But yes, having the maps only on SD, you can still plot routes on the gps maps as long as the Montana is plugged into the computer.
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:05 PM   #17
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Not sure there are any advantages except you get one free map update with the dvd, and you can buy a lifetime update licence for a reasonable price. SD maps can't be updated without buying a new card.

But yes, having the maps only on SD, you can still plot routes on the gps maps as long as the Montana is plugged into the computer.
Thanks again, I'll go with the dvd then for the update options.
Will I need to have an SD card to put it on or does it go strait into the GPS?

Am I correct in assuming the same applies to the TOPO maps?

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Old 04-03-2012, 05:06 PM   #18
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Just got one and was wondering which City Navigator format I should get.
DVD
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Download
What would you use?



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I also have an old 276C and have the CNNA DVD download on the PC locked to it but got the SD card for my new Montana so I don't have to deal with managing/updating two different versions of CNNA on a single computer. Plus, with the CNNA SD card on my Montana, there are NO issues with downloading/installing maps on the device. There are a number of advantages to having the DVD/download, but look at the number of threads that deal with the problems with that format and downloading/maintaining it. The SD works for me with two Garmin devices but YMMV. With only one Garmin GPS, I would probably go with the DVD unless you want to fully understand and deal with the various issues Garmin places on us with their map software if you ever have two devices in which case go with the SD card because that is the easiest system to deal with.
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:27 PM   #19
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Thanks again, I'll go with the dvd then for the update options.
Will I need to have an SD card to put it on or does it go strait into the GPS?

Am I correct in assuming the same applies to the TOPO maps?

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There's lots of room on the Montana for CNNA so it might as well go there. Not sure what part of 'the same' applies to Topo? Seeing them on sd, from Basecamp? Yes, you can see any and all maps, including the free Open Street Map ones.
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Old 04-14-2012, 12:20 PM   #20
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Ram mount was the wrong choice.
So will the Garmin rugged mount bolt up to a flat plate RAM with a ball?

RAM Model: RAM-B-202-G1U

My current 276c mounts this way.
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Old 04-14-2012, 02:27 PM   #21
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So will the Garmin rugged mount bolt up to a flat plate RAM with a ball?

RAM Model: RAM-B-202-G1U

My current 276c mounts this way.


Probably, but it's not the recommended one.
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Old 04-14-2012, 03:08 PM   #22
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DvD Advantage

I think the advantage of the DvD is you can print out maps. I have Topo US 100k on DvD and it won't Route in BaseCamp.
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Old 04-18-2012, 03:29 AM   #23
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Question Locating Satellites

Anyone else had trouble with their Montana Units not picking up satellites?

Mine was having all sorts of trouble with the battery (fixed with tape) and halfway through a long ride it stopped picking up satellites, and hasn't picked any up since.... Originally thought it might have been the terrain/tree coverage. Still not working even in the open... Thoughts?

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Old 04-18-2012, 04:39 AM   #24
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Anyone else had trouble with their Montana Units not picking up satellites?

Mine was having all sorts of trouble with the battery (fixed with tape) and halfway through a long ride it stopped picking up satellites, and hasn't picked any up since.... Originally thought it might have been the terrain/tree coverage. Still not working even in the open... Thoughts?

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My wife's Montana did the same the weekend before last. It just stopped receiving satellites out of the blue. In our case it turned out to be the antenna which had failed, and had to be sent back to Garmin for replacement.

We have an external antenna I was able to hook up to the defective unit to confirm the gps still worked, but only with the external antenna attached.
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