Is there a Montana How To Guide?

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by lacofdfireman, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. lacofdfireman

    lacofdfireman Been here awhile

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    I know there is a large Montana thread on here but I am just trying to find out some basic how to guide for doing different things on my Montana. Real basic stuff that I can't seem to figure out like:

    1. Say I am out riding around and come across a what appears to be a sweet trail that wasn't on my original route and want to record where it goes then at the end of the trail I want to navigate back to the start to get back on my original route. How do I do that?

    2. After I finish the sweet trail section say I want to keep the route or maybe even share it with a friend that may be doing the same ride sometime. How do I do that?

    I know you can do stuff with Mapsource and Basecamp at home on the computer and then input it on the Montana but what about when you are in the boonies away from your computer and want to make your own route like I said above. How is this done?

    I know these are real basic things but I have gone through dozens of pages on the Big Montana thread and found nothing. It's probably buried in there but I just haven't found it yet. I need a Montana for dummies page that shows the basics of how this thing works. There is gonna be a huge learning curve I am sure with this GPS..

    Is there actually a GPS website for Noobs that can give you a basic understanding of how everything works?
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  2. Countdown

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    You touched on your own answer. Just turn ride it and then ride back, you should see the (behind you) track on your screen.

    Your GPS (all of them) records an Active Log (Track) as you ride. Also called Track Log,

    When you get home upload it to PC and edit away with MapSource or BaseCamp. Cut/Copy, save under new track name, Paste onto some other track, any thing you want.
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  3. lacofdfireman

    lacofdfireman Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the help. I also recieved a call from River Pilot whom I bought the GPS from. He walked me through how to do it. Talk about good customer service after a purchase. Thank you so much. It's good to know there are still good companies out there who stand behind their products and offer support after the sale..
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    Yes!

    daryl
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  5. lacofdfireman

    lacofdfireman Been here awhile

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    Thanks Daryl. Looks like I've got some reading to do.... lol...
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