Garmin Montana

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by AugustFalcon, May 18, 2011.

  1. abruzzi

    abruzzi Long timer

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    While I've ridden in 115f heat, objects outside, in the sun can easily get much hotter--150 or more. I make sure to mount my GPS where the air can hit it when I ride so it can cool off a bit.
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  2. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    I remember driving in 123f heat, we rolled the windows down and turned the air off to avoid over heating. The people that left their air on were on the side of the interstate... Overheating.

    I honestly can't imagine trying to ride a motorcycle in that kind of condition, it would be unbearable, for me.
  3. CavReconSGT

    CavReconSGT Just the right amount of evil.

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    Wait just a minute. Even the M60 tanks had air conditioners - didn't they :jack? I know you guys had kick ass heaters compared to our 113's.

    KR
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  4. trailer Rails

    trailer Rails Washes hands before going to the bathroom

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    Did someone ask about air conditioning on a motorcycle?


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  5. abruzzi

    abruzzi Long timer

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    It’s borderline unbearable. We stopped at a gas station at Hite Utah, and it was 112f. I bought 3 one liter bottles of water. One I drank on the spot, one I dumped on myself before we took off, and one went in the tank bag for later. I was using a garmin 2610 at the time which didn’t have a battery, so it didn’t seem to mind.
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  6. SteveAZ

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    Seems like every year I end up riding in 50°C air temperature at least one day and it definitely takes your breath away and makes you consider your mortality...


    I spend multiple days every year above 45°C and get used to it. 40°C is easy...


    There's no doubt with solar loading on the bike - not to mention leaving it on the dash of the 4x4 it - it well exceeds that. Just the air temp in the 4x4 hits 70°C and if you add solar loading the unit is waaaay above the 50°C. I've never worried about it over the years I've owned the unit and never replaced the battery - it's fine. The unit would be fine if it weren't for the power button falling off - heat might or might not have accelerated that... who knows...
  7. Aces 6

    Aces 6 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Over

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    But mine always broke right out the back gate in Jan.....but when the M113 heater went out (Company CP) would back up the tank, pop the hatch and let the turbine heat it up. Pick your poison....frost bite or carbon monoxide poisoning?
    The bad ol days....
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  8. CavReconSGT

    CavReconSGT Just the right amount of evil.

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    Its funny I was in '77 to '80 1st Bn 6th Inf. During the gas shortage, they didn't allow us to use our heaters in the tracks. This was in Germany. It get freaking cold in Germany in the winter. We were at a latitude that in North America would be near the bottom of James bay. The only people that were allowed to run their heaters were the medics and they had two blowing full blast.

    I still think of it as the best job I ever had or did.

    KR
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  9. Aces 6

    Aces 6 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Over

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    1/1 Cav 1AD 1992-1995
    Graf and Hohensfels no joke in the winter!
    The things done for dog and country!
    Wouldn't trade if for the world.
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  10. CavReconSGT

    CavReconSGT Just the right amount of evil.

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    I was attached to 1/1 Cav periodically to do border tours on the Czech border. I use to be attached for around a week and they would let me use our GSR platoon and we would monitor the border at specific sites overnight. I also had our GSR platoon and the biggest freaking NOD I had ever seen to do the surveillance. Then we would get back and your S2 would debrief us and we could catch some sleep and do it again the next night at another site. Still have a border scroll your unit gave me for something we discovered on the Czech side.




    I really like this. Particularity the imprint of the Czech guard tower that they have on it. Yep, I was just telling someone I think I still cough up Graf dust once in a while and yes. Riding around in aluminum vehicles in the German winter was no joke. Or steel or Chobham vehicles for that matter. I loved that job though, particularly working the border. My last tour I spent New Years eve on the border. Felt like important work at the time. Sorry to go so far off topic but it does bring up good times that seems long ago to me now.

    KR
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  11. guavadude

    guavadude Dirt Nap Enthusiast

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    Thx for your service. You need to go hang out on the DR650 thread. Best thread on Adv, they talk about everything, including tanks!
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  12. Aces 6

    Aces 6 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Over

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    SCOUTS OUT - BLACKHAWK!
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  13. CavReconSGT

    CavReconSGT Just the right amount of evil.

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    SCOUTS OUT FRONT!

    KR
  14. Aces 6

    Aces 6 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Over

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    17th CAV as well?
    Out Front!
  15. CavReconSGT

    CavReconSGT Just the right amount of evil.

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    No. That was one of our sayings as Scouts. We had always used Scouts Out in training. In the battalion I was in 1/6th Inf it was "Regulars by God". I was a Scout though. It was just one of the Scout sayings we would use. It was an Infantry battalion so it was 450 grunts and 40 Scouts.

    KR
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  16. Aces 6

    Aces 6 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Over

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    Familiar-Scout as well as well as tanker; 17th Cav (1,3,5th Squadron [Div Cav no more]) motto was "Out Front."

    Wish I had a GPS first part of career!
    Compass/odometer/cross country in the dead of night with no stars or moon was a challenge.
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  17. CavReconSGT

    CavReconSGT Just the right amount of evil.

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    Its funny. The electronics media was just talking about GPS when I was getting out in '80. Did everything map and compass. When I got out I use to do a lot of back-country camping and then got involved in search and rescue. Because of my background I started teaching map and compass. I also was involved with being an EMT and then eventually a Wilderness EMT certification. I was teaching my land navigation class to the fire department I was on for over a decade as well as other teams in the state. They still use me to teach that and a GPS class. I am going to be teaching a class in land navigation tomorrow to someone who wants to be on a SAR dog team as a favor and taught a class to a group of CERT volunteers a few months back. I also teach a class with GPS but I do still love map and compass. If you want to have a flash back, do a ROGAINE. I did a few of them. They are great fun. https://orienteeringusa.org/orienteers/rogaines/events
    Unfortunately, I am not getting younger and those ROGAINE's can beat you up pretty good. Especially the long ones. Up to 24 hours and a lot of them the terrain can be brutal.

    But even orienteering at the higher levels will keep you sharp.

    Pleasure to meet you brother. I was wondering about your call Aces 6. 6 in the call-sign use to be the commander when I was in. Is that the reference?

    KR
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  18. kave

    kave Gravel rules

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    Re Mapping applications better than Basecamp: Mapsource is/was much better than basecamp. Even searching for simple stuff like adresses is sometimes impossible.
  19. Aces 6

    Aces 6 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Over

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    Yep, still is. My company command call sign....15 years ago.
    Even had Company Death Cards from Vietnam which the Company used in PG1 (I issued one card to each new troop and had them read the company history to keep the memory of those who served in the unit alive. Cards were verboten for OIF.)...but I digress.
    Ranger school was good for long distance, 24 hour orienteering! :jack Went pre GPS era but I was told they are allowed one GPS check per patrol (at least that was in the late 90's -- shit just gets easier every year :lol3).
    Unfortunately my skills, in concert with my eyes, have faded.
    All my "orienteering" now involves two wheels!

    Thanks for the memories! Working in Corporate America....not the same :(
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  20. SteveAZ

    SteveAZ Long timer

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    Garmin has acknowledged that searches by address in basecramp with maps that are on the unit [vs. installed in basecramp] fails more than it works.

    For me, searching is pretty lousy in basecramp in general. Some other things it does pretty well; others not so much. It's terribly bloaty and often quite slow too, in particular launching...

    I still run both. Mapsucks wins for searches, for quick opening and for a light install by far and is installed in many of my machines. Basecramp is only in one virtual machine and doesn't get used much - never for quick stuff, just planning and some data management...