New Garmin Montana

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

  1. Emmbeedee

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    There's nothing that says you have to cut them off at the top. I cut mine off at the end of the covered part of the cable and if I find a reason to use the data wires, I only need to cut the cover back a few more inches.


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  2. cablebandit

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    No need. Mine are tucked out of the way. You'd never know anything was there at all without tearing the bike apart.

    For me cutting the wire would be a solution to a problem that doesn't exist in my case.
  3. rsaxvc

    rsaxvc n00b

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    I've got mine hooked to a TH-D7A. The Montana updates the position so the TH-D7A reports are up to date, and points received from the TH-D7A are plotted on the Montana.

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  4. guavadude

    guavadude de-composer

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    is this for a Spot type tracking function for people at home or is this for other people you're riding with?
  5. Emmbeedee

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    Just noticed this article from GPSCentral about the Montana, APRS and HAM Radio.

    http://www.gpscentral.ca/newsletter/february-2013.html
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  7. Emmbeedee

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    Have you read the article?
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    yes...honestly have absolutely no idea what they are talkin about.I have no experience with gps or ham radio,or the posssibilties the combination of these technologies afford Please enlighten me!
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    Same here, no idea....
    Are they like ameteur police/watch men driving around finding out about road blocks and stuff?? :huh
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    my hunch is that it is a method for tracking /veryfying/plotting /osm maps
  11. Emmbeedee

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    Darn, I thought you could explain it to me.

    Okay, here's one clue: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automatic_Packet_Reporting_System

    "Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS) is an amateur radio-based system for real time tactical digital communications of information of immediate value in the local area.[1] In addition, all such data is ingested into the APRS Internet system (APRS-IS) and distributed globally for ubiquitous and immediate access. Along with messages, alerts, announcements and bulletins, the most visible aspect of APRS is its map display. Anyone may place any object or information on his or her map, and it is distributed to all maps of all users in the local RF network or monitoring the area via the Internet. Any station, radio or object that has an attached GPS is automatically tracked. Other prominent map features are weather stations, alerts and objects and other map-related amateur radio volunteer activities including Search and Rescue and signal direction finding."

    This other setup explains a little more of it. http://www.gpscentral.ca/photos8.html
  12. advNZer?

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    so the montana can do all this yet garmin thinks that it is a handheld,hiking gps.I assume this is why they only allow 50 via points instead of the 10000 for a nuvi(/zumo?).In my seaches for motorcycle gps the montana never appears
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    more info on aprs,still cant get my head around it tho.....


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  14. Emmbeedee

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    I think the subject needs its own thread so I started one. GPS, APRS and HAM Radio

    I don't think this is really specific to the Montana, though I don't think other models work quite as well as the Montana on the Rugged Mount at this kind of thing.

    As I suspected, there's a long list of gps units which can be used with APRS.

    Here's a list on eHam.net.
  15. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    I searched this thread and a few other places. The Montana manual does not contain the word "detour". Am I correct that when following a route with the Montana, that there is no provision for adding the kind of distance or street detour that some of the more street-oriented GPS units allow?
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    I'm new to he 650t, i'm wondering if there is a way to get the 3D mode less pixelated..... I tried setting to "most detail"..... no change. I've tried searching for this topic and had no luck. :huh
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    What map, and what zoom level are you trying to use the 3D mode with? Must admit, I never use 3D mode, so I'd have to try it to see.
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    I've used the topo it came with and city nav that I loaded, same result. I think that's jus the way it is..... It's neat to view, but I like the normal view better.
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    I use Track Up most of the time; Stephanie swears by North Up.
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    Track up when moving: North up when stopped and in need of studying the map. YMMV