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Old 05-24-2012, 08:06 AM   #3646
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Activity type of problem ?? Please educate me in this regard..am pretty much a noob. Thank you!
DRTBYK created an article on Basecamp which describes the activity types and a whole lot more: http://globeriders.com/article_pages...basecamp.shtml

Here's a screen shot from that article:

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Old 05-24-2012, 08:40 AM   #3647
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Downloaded my TAT route and viewed in the Route Planner->View



Notice the GO button. This button will disappear if I zoom-in or scroll the map. I did zoom-in on a section and the route does follow the roads.


Notice - no GO button

I have the same version of CNNA and Montana beta as you. Maybe you should try the Master Reset.
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:50 AM   #3648
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.... What I am trying to do is draw the TAT(Trans America Trail) maps onto BaseCamp when both the TAT map and BaseCamp are within the same map ratios using either routes or tracks when needed. Then send them to the Montana! ...
I took a different approach when I converted my TAT maps/roadbook to a GPS format. I was using CNNA NT 2008 and found that most of the TAT I was riding was actually a "road" on CNNA, so I just used the Routing Tool for those sections. When I came to a section that didn't have a road available, I used Direct Routing and worked from Sam's highlighted paper maps and used multiple waypoints.

The composite route was then converted into an uploadable transparent overlay map (MapEdit, cGPSmapper, MapsetToolkit) that gets loaded into my GPS and displays over CNNA, TOPO USA, US Roads & Recreation or whatever is the current map. It also can be enabled/disabled like any other map. It's a lot of work but I think it's better than working with routes and tracks if your GPS is "track limited" like the zumo's and CSx's we were using (this was a 2009 ride).

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Old 05-24-2012, 10:22 AM   #3649
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I took a different approach when I converted my TAT maps/roadbook to a GPS format. I was using CNNA NT 2008 and found that most of the TAT I was riding was actually a "road" on CNNA, so I just used the Routing Tool for those sections. When I came to a section that didn't have a road available, I used Direct Routing and worked from Sam's highlighted paper maps and used multiple waypoints.

The composite route was then converted into an uploadable transparent overlay map (MapEdit, cGPSmapper, MapsetToolkit) that gets loaded into my GPS and displays over CNNA, TOPO USA, US Roads & Recreation or whatever is the current map. It also can be enabled/disabled like any other map. It's a lot of work but I think it's better than working with routes and tracks if your GPS is "track limited" like the zumo's and CSx's we were using (this was a 2009 ride).

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If you can create a GPX with the tracks you want as a map overlay, it's pretty easy to use IMGfromGPX to create it. I've done that with all the class 4 roads and legal trails in Vermont, and although there are some limitations (e.g. they all show up at all zoom levels, making a state-level overview map virtually unreadable), it's rather helpful to be able to glance at the OSM map and know "OK, that road has a class 4 / legal trail overlay showing on, it's probably not something I want to try with full luggage and without knobbies" rather than getting the "this road gets smaller and smaller" scenario.

With a single track, simply turning the track display on in the GPS is certainly an option, too, but the ability to select a bunch of features and export to one GPX file and then turn it into an overlay with thousands of points is a great option, IMO.
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:16 AM   #3650
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The latest post on the Montana Wisdom and FAQ thread is about the various mounts available for the Montana

Hope it's of some use...
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:18 AM   #3651
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the latest post on the montana wisdom and faq thread is about the various mounts available for the montana

hope it's of some use...
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:36 AM   #3652
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:52 AM   #3653
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Moto-treks..

Here's an example of a camera screen shot of the Montana:

CN North America NT 2012.4 is alive and well-activated sitting in the Montana..



You can see they're all straight lines and no "GO" window.

Oh, sure "Tracks" are better but the Eastern TAT section is sooo easy to " follow route" while the western will all be "Tracks" only. UNderstand about it might re-route but plan to shut this off. My problem as said before no "go" button and routes don't follow the contour of the backroads. Just wonder once I get on the trail head I will still have the route on the Montana and will see "myself" taging along it even thought no "GO" start button. So if I do a Master Reset what might be the caveats!/

BobM...said....

"I took a different approach when I converted my TAT maps/roadbook to a GPS format. I was using CNNA NT 2008 and found that most of the TAT I was riding was actually a "road" on CNNA, so I just used the Routing Tool for those sections. When I came to a section that didn't have a road available, I used Direct Routing and worked from Sam's highlighted paper maps and used multiple waypoints."


I use the same approach as you..Thanks
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:56 AM   #3654
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Thanks.
Yeah, perfect timing on the mount information as I have just started a complete rebuild of everything on my Dirt come DS bike and soon will be buying a GPS (probably) Montana 600 and now to be in (probably) a Rugged Mount, mounted on a custom Carbon Fiber Dash Panel with other DS electronic goodies.

Cheers for the concise detail
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Old 05-24-2012, 12:11 PM   #3655
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Yeah, perfect timing on the mount information as I have just started a complete rebuild of everything on my Dirt come DS bike and soon will be buying a GPS (probably) Montana 600 and now to be in (probably) a Rugged Mount, mounted on a custom Carbon Fiber Dash Panel with other DS electronic goodies.

Cheers for the concise detail
I added a little information I thought of later re: using a lanyard, and locking the unit with the Torx screw in the Rugged Mount as insurance that the unit is installed properly...
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Old 05-24-2012, 12:35 PM   #3656
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I added a little information I thought of later re: using a lanyard, and locking the unit with the Torx screw in the Rugged Mount as insurance that the unit is installed properly...

Hopefully you're saying that the lanyard is added insurance. (which it is)

You can lock in the top and secure the torx screw without having the bottom properly seated.
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:19 PM   #3657
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Call Garmin direct ... someone posted earlier about getting a refurbished Montana when it's not possible to send problem GPS back in first. cost is about $190. then sent your old montana back to get your $$$ back.

sounds like your li-ion battery is suspect. if you have a volt meter?
measure DC volts from contact nearest to edge of battery to other 3 contacts.
battery appears to be a lithium cobalt battery with 3 internal cells wired in parallel.

on my battery, two cells reads 4.0v, one cell reads 3.3v
so I've got one cell getting ready to die.
lithium cobalt batteries are fully charged at 4.2v .. dead at 3.0v
when cell drops below 3.5v it's effectively dead.

montana will only charge li-ion battery from cradle. if problem is isolated to li-ion battery. operate montana with 3x AA rechargeable. then take out 3x AA battery out to recharge when needed.
Thanks for that info, when the rain stops I will measure the battery, I am running 3 AA now

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Old 05-24-2012, 01:26 PM   #3658
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loose battery is one possibility, that why it'd be worth measuring voltage of battery to determine if battery is dead. if battery internal cells measures 3.6v to 4.2v, then it's within normal operating range. put an soft foam ear plug under battery cover to tighten battery.

if it's not a loose battery connection. call Garmin direct to get replacement battery or refurbished montana
I already have the ear plug under, I am an electronic tech and isolated the fact the battery is kaput, just concerned it may have damaged the on board power circuit


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Old 05-24-2012, 01:31 PM   #3659
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@ TravellingStrom just got off the line with Garmin USA about my battery. they can only ship out to north & south America. you need to contact Garmin Europe +44 023 8052 4000
Brilliant, thanks mate


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Old 05-24-2012, 06:09 PM   #3660
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Just got my 600 and am leaving on a trip in the morning.The basics are pretty simple and I can learn as I go,but right now I need to figure out how to get the speed and direction to display on the map screen without reading all 244 pages........Any help out there ?

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