Re: [MBZ] GPS

2020-01-10 Thread Craig via Mercedes
On Fri, 10 Jan 2020 13:41:56 -0600 OK Don via Mercedes wrote: > No - just the general area covered. Hm ... perhaps the source would be at the center of the general area. That is, of course, if the general area is not overly broad to disguise the location of the source. Craig > On Fri,

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2020-01-10 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
No - just the general area covered. On Fri, Jan 10, 2020 at 10:53 AM Craig via Mercedes wrote: > I see! > > Are the locations of the jamming sources mentioned in the NOTAMs? > > BTW, for the uninformed, NOTAM = NOtice To AirMen. > > > Craig > -- OK Don "Whenever you find yourself on the

Re: [MBZ] GPS

2020-01-10 Thread Craig via Mercedes
On Fri, 10 Jan 2020 10:37:42 -0600 OK Don via Mercedes wrote: > Although I didn't see a notice yesterday, there are frequently pilot's > (NOTAMS) alerts that GPS jamming testing is being done in NM. I see! Are the locations of the jamming sources mentioned in the NOTAMs? BTW, for the

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2020-01-10 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Although I didn't see a notice yesterday, there are frequently pilot's (NOTAMS) alerts that GPS jamming testing is being done in NM. On Thu, Jan 9, 2020 at 9:45 PM Craig via Mercedes wrote: > Since the BRV's speedometer is recessed in the dash and since it reads > high when it is cold, I have

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2020-01-10 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Now that you mention it Angie came home last night claiming she'd seen a UFO. Said it was as wide as a football field, studded with lights and moving silently just above the trees... Would have been an hour later than Craig's incident, maybe it was on an eastward swing? -Curt On Thursday,

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2020-01-10 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
During hunting season I noticed that Google Maps is quite accurate for walking around in the woods. Often I use it in conjunction with my compass.Google Earth on the other hand seems to have a 1/4 mile offset that I have been unable to figure out. Its always got me mislocated and is thus

Re: [MBZ] GPS

2020-01-10 Thread Floyd Thursby via Mercedes
I'm guessing there might be a number of orbiting stealth aircraft in the Iranian area loaded with a variety of devices that could disable any sort of transmitter trying to do that, quite quickly. --FT On 1/10/20 8:47 AM, Meade Dillon via Mercedes wrote: Iranians are trying to get even (?)

Re: [MBZ] GPS

2020-01-10 Thread Craig via Mercedes
On Thu, 9 Jan 2020 22:40:29 -0700 Craig via Mercedes wrote: > On Fri, 10 Jan 2020 00:24:37 -0500 Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes > wrote: > > > Alien Replica Vehicles. They’re flown out of secret bases around > > there. Their singularity/gravity drives disrupt space-time and hence > > GPS and

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2020-01-10 Thread Meade Dillon via Mercedes
Iranians are trying to get even (?) after we terminated a couple terrorists, with extreme prejudice. Perhaps they are jamming GPS signals as part of the cyber war. - Max Charleston SC On Thu, Jan 9, 2020 at 10:45 PM Craig via Mercedes wrote: > Since the BRV's speedometer is

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2020-01-09 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Alien vehicles only fly after closing time for the bars. On Thu, Jan 9, 2020 at 10:55 PM Curley McLain via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > They are after you! > > > Craig via Mercedes > > January 9, 2020 at 9:44 PM > > Since the BRV's speedometer is

Re: [MBZ] GPS

2020-01-09 Thread Curley McLain via Mercedes
They are after  you! Craig via Mercedes January 9, 2020 at 9:44 PM Since the BRV's speedometer is recessed in the dash and since it reads high when it is cold, I have been using our GPS as a speedometer for some time now. ___

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2020-01-09 Thread Craig via Mercedes
On Fri, 10 Jan 2020 00:24:37 -0500 Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes wrote: > Alien Replica Vehicles. They’re flown out of secret bases around > there. Their singularity/gravity drives disrupt space-time and hence > GPS and other radio signals I see. Craig

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2020-01-09 Thread Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes
Alien Replica Vehicles. They’re flown out of secret bases around there. Their singularity/gravity drives disrupt space-time and hence GPS and other radio signals --FT Sent from iPhone > On Jan 10, 2020, at 12:03 AM, Craig via Mercedes > wrote: > > On Thu, 9 Jan 2020 23:39:37 -0500

Re: [MBZ] GPS

2020-01-09 Thread Craig via Mercedes
On Thu, 9 Jan 2020 23:39:37 -0500 Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes wrote: > There were ARVs active in the area ARVs? Craig ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go

Re: [MBZ] GPS

2020-01-09 Thread Craig via Mercedes
On Thu, 9 Jan 2020 21:34:53 -0700 G Mann via Mercedes wrote: > It could be because of satellite position. > GPS [I believe it still does] relies on signal from 3 satellites to > establish it's coordinates. > It could have been a situation where one or more of the needed signals > were over the

Re: [MBZ] GPS

2020-01-09 Thread Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes
There were ARVs active in the area --FT Sent from iPhone > On Jan 9, 2020, at 11:37 PM, G Mann via Mercedes > wrote: > > It could be because of satellite position. > GPS [I believe it still does] relies on signal from 3 satellites to > establish it's coordinates. > It could have been a

Re: [MBZ] GPS

2020-01-09 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
It could be because of satellite position. GPS [I believe it still does] relies on signal from 3 satellites to establish it's coordinates. It could have been a situation where one or more of the needed signals were over the horizon and your Dash GPS was not getting coordinate information to do

Re: [MBZ] GPS?

2015-09-09 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
I have an old Garman that was becoming increasingly unable to lock onto the satellites to get a position fix. Google showed this to a rather common problem for that model, and I found a tutorial or a utuber vid that showed how to solder a jumper on the circuit board to fix it. I did that and

Re: [MBZ] GPS?

2015-09-09 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 08/09/2015 5:51 PM, Rick Knoble via Mercedes wrote: RB asks: Anyone have any good advice to >pass along apart from what I >already said, which was to toss it and go >buy a new Garmin? Is it a motorcycle GPS, or strictly for the car? The battery is probably stone dead. Charge it overnight

Re: [MBZ] GPS?

2015-09-09 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Now that is interesting. I had wondered if putting a new battery in might be sufficient to bring it back to life. Might be worth a try for what it would cost. RB On 09/09/2015 11:18 AM, G Mann via Mercedes wrote: Cycle life of battery has likely been exceeded along with age. The battery can

Re: [MBZ] GPS?

2015-09-09 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Cycle life of battery has likely been exceeded along with age. The battery can be replaced, I did it on an old MIO GPS I picked up at a garage sale for $2. The screws that held the unit together were hidden under small rubber plugs that filled the screw holes to make it appear "not serviceable".

Re: [MBZ] GPS?

2015-09-09 Thread Mitch Haley via Mercedes
> On September 9, 2015 at 12:18 PM G Mann via Mercedes > wrote: > > > Cycle life of battery has likely been exceeded along with age. My TomTom XXL cooks its battery. I suspect it just has overvoltage protection instead of a real smart charge circuit. One time last

Re: [MBZ] GPS?

2015-09-09 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
It's been my experience with rechargeable batteries that as they reach their cycle limits, their ability to take a charge declines, thus the charging circuit tries to "push charge" ... and the battery fails to hold it, so the conflict between the dying battery and the over worked charger presents

Re: [MBZ] GPS?

2015-09-08 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
RB asks: >Anyone have any good advice to >pass along apart from what I >already  >said, which was to toss it and go >buy a new Garmin? Is it a motorcycle GPS, or strictly for the car? The battery is probably stone dead. Charge it overnight and see if that helps.  That said, new(er) models of

Re: [MBZ] GPS?

2015-09-08 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
Yes my Samsung has a map & GPS program so i don't use my Garmin any more. A friend has a 201x R350 with big navigation screen. MB content. On Sep 8, 2015 8:40 PM, "Curly McLain via Mercedes" wrote: > RB asks: >> >> Anyone have any good advice to >pass along apart from

Re: [MBZ] GPS?

2015-09-08 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
RB asks: Anyone have any good advice to >pass along apart from what I >already said, which was to toss it and go >buy a new Garmin? Is it a motorcycle GPS, or strictly for the car? The battery is probably stone dead. Charge it overnight and see if that helps. That said, new(er) models of

Re: [MBZ] GPS?

2015-09-08 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
.com> Cc: Curly McLain <126die...@gmail.com> Sent: Tuesday, September 8, 2015 8:39 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] GPS? >RB asks: > >>Anyone have any good advice to >pass along apart from what I >already >>said, which was to toss it and go >buy a new Garmin? >

Re: [MBZ] GPS Wuz: Snowplow drivers stop to change underwear

2014-02-03 Thread WILTON
ATTABOY! Wilt - Original Message - From: Rich Thomas richthomas79td...@constructivity.net To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Sunday, February 02, 2014 10:13 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] GPS Wuz: Snowplow drivers stop to change underwear The day a few years back I got

Re: [MBZ] GPS Wuz: Snowplow drivers stop to change underwear

2014-02-02 Thread Dan Penoff
I was working a termination hearing at the school board last year where they used a GPS as part of the grounds to terminate an employee. Someone had this guy's number, so it was only one of a number of things they were throwing at him. He took a short cut to a school site from his shop and

Re: [MBZ] GPS Wuz: Snowplow drivers stop to change underwear

2014-02-02 Thread Rich Thomas
The day a few years back I got hit by a Sprinter van (Benz content) while on my bike, earlier I got buzzed VERY closely by an ATT phone van, Sunday morning, time and place known. On Monday morning I was in a very foul mood and called ATT HQ legal dept demanding the name of the driver so I

Re: [MBZ] GPS Wuz: Snowplow drivers stop to change underwear

2014-02-02 Thread Mitch Haley
Rich Thomas wrote: The day a few years back I got hit by a Sprinter van (Benz content) while on my bike, earlier I got buzzed VERY closely by an ATT phone van, Sunday morning, time and place known. On Monday morning I was in a very foul mood and called ATT HQ legal dept demanding the name of the

Re: [MBZ] GPS (again)

2010-03-18 Thread John Reames
Verizon keeps it locked down pretty tight. There is PKI based authentication between the phone and the PDE... A-GPS will not work without a connection to the PDE. -- John W Reames jwrea...@comcast.net Home: +14106646986 Mobile: +14437915905 On Mar 18, 2010, at 1:13, Dieselhead

Re: [MBZ] GPS (again)

2010-03-18 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin
I downloaded a free app from somewhere for my blackberry, works great. I think it was actually google maps, it will show your location, give you directions etc. I dont use it but I thought it was neat. Dieselhead wrote: I guess that this is probably as dangerous as a oil thread

Re: [MBZ] GPS (again)

2010-03-18 Thread MG
00:32:08 -0500 From: Dieselhead 126die...@gmail.com To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Subject: Re: [MBZ] GPS (again) Why? Why? Why? The box says nothing. the maps appear to be the same. The salesSalmanders say the maps are all the same now. I saw no navteq indications on any

Re: [MBZ] GPS (again)

2010-03-18 Thread Tim C.
I downloaded a free app from somewhere for my blackberry, works great. I think it was actually google maps, it will show your location, give you directions etc. I dont use it but I thought it was neat. Google Maps will give you directions from your location to wherever, but it won't

Re: [MBZ] GPS (again)

2010-03-18 Thread Tim C.
Verizon keeps it locked down pretty tight. There is PKI based authentication between the phone and the PDE... A-GPS will not work without a connection to the PDE. Guess I'm spoiled on my Sprint HTC, since I get GPS without assistance everywhere outdoors, and in all kinds of

Re: [MBZ] GPS (again)

2010-03-18 Thread OK Don
*Go to Amazon (**http://tinyurl.com/yg2j3r7**), search for Garmin Nuvi, click most any model (I did the Nuvi255W), then scroll down the page to:* Which nüvi is Best for You? Note: All nüvis come with detailed NAVTEQ maps containing more than 6 million pre-loaded point of interest locations.

Re: [MBZ] GPS (again)

2010-03-18 Thread Greg Fiorentino
[mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Dieselhead Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 10:32 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] GPS (again) Why? Why? Why? The box says nothing. the maps appear to be the same. The salesSalmanders say the maps are all the same now. I saw

Re: [MBZ] GPS (again)

2010-03-18 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin
the one I have will track you, does not give verbal cues though. Tim C. wrote: I downloaded a free app from somewhere for my blackberry, works great. I think it was actually google maps, it will show your location, give you directions etc. I dont use it but I thought it was neat.

Re: [MBZ] GPS (again)

2010-03-17 Thread Rich Thomas
I think most of them talk these days, even the ones that are like $100. You want to check if they announce turns with sufficient notice to actually make the turn. There are basically 2 map providers (or it might be one now, one of them got bought by some other company a few months back) so

Re: [MBZ] GPS (again)

2010-03-17 Thread Greg Fiorentino
My family have several Garmins, at less than $100 from egghead or Amazon. They do the job well. Lifetime map upgrades would be nice (pretty expensive, I think), but I think maps are very useable for 5 years or more. By that time technology usually obsoletes models. I had to use their customer

Re: [MBZ] GPS (again)

2010-03-17 Thread Peter T. Arnold
GArmin, state of the art. It's the Apple of GPR. My Nuvi was about $200 at SAMs Club, even routes me around traffic. Big problem, I'm sloppy and have had 2 of them stolen. Voice prompts are a waste of time, very distracting. I turm mine off. My wifes $79 Magellan will get her around just

Re: [MBZ] GPS (again)

2010-03-17 Thread LWB250
Here are the answers: 1. Garmin 2. Garmin 3. Garmin Had a handheld for years that I used for backpacking. Now it rides on my bike in a cradle. Topo and surface street maps, whichever I choose. When I was doing work for an OGS (other government agency) back in the day, they worked with

Re: [MBZ] GPS (again)

2010-03-17 Thread Rich Thomas
What kind is that? I was thinking to get one for my bike, but the bike-specific Garmins are muy spendy. --R On 3/17/2010 6:10 PM, LWB250 wrote: Here are the answers: 1. Garmin 2. Garmin 3. Garmin Had a handheld for years that I used for backpacking. Now it rides on my bike in a cradle.

Re: [MBZ] GPS (again)

2010-03-17 Thread OK Don
We really like our Garmiin Nuvi 255W. The voice is great in crowded, strange-to-you highways in big cities. On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 4:10 PM, LWB250 lwb...@yahoo.com wrote: Here are the answers: 1. Garmin 2. Garmin 3. Garmin Had a handheld for years that I used for backpacking. Now it

Re: [MBZ] GPS (again)

2010-03-17 Thread Tim C.
She can get an app for her phone, but good ol CanYaHearMeNow wants an additional $60 a month to be able to use the gps app. And we thought MaBell was hard to get along with! What kind of phone? On my Windows Mobile I have the TomTom software ($40 with a dock for my Treo, which died long

Re: [MBZ] GPS (again)

2010-03-17 Thread Jaime Kopchinski
As, others have said, Garmin. Take it from someone who works in the industry. As for other brands... get one that uses NavTeq maps. They will have the NavTeq logo on the box. The quality of their data, especially for rural areas, is quite good. Jaime On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 2:56 PM,

Re: [MBZ] GPS (again)

2010-03-17 Thread John Reames
The ummm vendor locks out true GPS, so you have to use assisted GPS, and the server that you need to connects to requires a digital certificate before it will talk to you. -- John W Reames jwrea...@comcast.net Home: +14106646986 Mobile: +14437915905 On Mar 17, 2010, at 19:19, Tim C.

Re: [MBZ] GPS (again)

2010-03-17 Thread Greg Fiorentino
automotive GPS). Greg -Original Message- From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Rich Thomas Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 3:25 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] GPS (again) What kind is that? I was thinking to get one for my

Re: [MBZ] GPS (again)

2010-03-17 Thread Dieselhead
We looked at squallmart Tomtom is made in india, Magellan is Kalif. and Garmin is KC Magellan had the most info on the box, and seemed to be the best value there. (139) Vs garmin at 169 and tomtom at 139. I ruled out the cheaper ones that say turn right over a block before you get to the

Re: [MBZ] GPS (again)

2010-03-17 Thread Dieselhead
It is an LG that is some kind of a fake iphone type thing (touchscreen) Can it be unlocked so that an app will work without Canyahearmenow's $60 /month ripoff for data service? She can get an app for her phone, but good ol CanYaHearMeNow wants an additional $60 a month to be able to

Re: [MBZ] GPS (again)

2010-03-17 Thread Dieselhead
Why? Why? Why? The box says nothing. the maps appear to be the same. The salesSalmanders say the maps are all the same now. I saw no navteq indications on any brand. I can find nothing that justifies the price differential. I liked the Magellan because the box had some specifications

Re: [MBZ] GPS question

2008-09-08 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin
Lowrance Iway 500C, actually, their new one is the 600c I believe. Wonko the Sane wrote: I have never owned a GPS. Want to fix that. I have two requirements. 1. Anal-retentive as I am, I would like to get a true mph reading so I know how far off my speedometers are. This is hopefully

Re: [MBZ] GPS question

2008-09-05 Thread pm7088
-- Original message -- From: Wonko the Sane [EMAIL PROTECTED] I have never owned a GPS. Want to fix that. I have two requirements. I've used a Garmin StreetPilot for several years, big and clunky, G.P.S. Function only. Mine model has a remote control which

Re: [MBZ] GPS question

2008-09-05 Thread Curt Raymond
especially like it when I've got directions and I'm starting to wonder did I miss my turn? Dial in the map to the right zoom level and I can tell... -Curt --- On Thu, 9/4/08, OK Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: From: OK Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [MBZ] GPS question To: [EMAIL PROTECTED], Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] GPS question

2008-09-05 Thread Rich Thomas
You need to be careful about a GPS on the motorcycle -- vibrations are not good for the unit, bright sunlight, and the mount needs to be much more sturdy than what the car mount is. I think Garmin has some specifically for motorcycles. I think all the units pretty much use the same map set.

Re: [MBZ] GPS question

2008-09-05 Thread Wonko the Sane
My motorcycle doesn't vibrate much -- it is an I-4, not a V-Twin. wink On Fri, Sep 5, 2008 at 8:25 AM, Rich Thomas [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: You need to be careful about a GPS on the motorcycle -- vibrations are not good for the unit, -- LT Don http://don.homelinux.net/~don/ apt-get

Re: [MBZ] GPS question

2008-09-05 Thread Bill R
You make all your wives share the same car? How cruel. BillR -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, September 05, 2008 7:33 AM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] GPS question

Re: [MBZ] GPS question

2008-09-04 Thread Wilton Strickland
'Just got a Garmin 750 ($299) at Sam's 2 weeks ago. Remind me your address, and I'll tell ya what Iowa country roads are on it. 'Gives turn-by-turn by voice, shows map with running present position (I used to call it a running fix in B-52's), shows turns coming up on map, shows MPH, much more.

Re: [MBZ] GPS question

2008-09-04 Thread Wonko the Sane
We had a map thing in the HH-3F (late 1970s) -- you put a paper map on the display and Loran C would punch a hole (using a pin) every so often to mark your route and position. Hard to believe that Loran C was the baddest kid on the block in those days -- the plane I flew in (nav position) still

Re: [MBZ] GPS question

2008-09-04 Thread Wilton Strickland
'Just called up Jefferson on my Garmin 750. 'Shows 150th and 160th Streets (East-West) and K Ave and Cr-P16 (North-South), for example, with nothing between. Or 170/180 (E-W) and M/L (N-S) nothing between. Wilton - Original Message - From: Wonko the Sane [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] GPS question

2008-09-04 Thread Wonko the Sane
County roads increment by 10s. Nothing between 150th and 160th except corn and soybeans. On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 7:45 PM, Wilton Strickland [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 'Just called up Jefferson on my Garmin 750. 'Shows 150th and 160th Streets (East-West) and K Ave and Cr-P16 (North-South), for

Re: [MBZ] GPS question

2008-09-04 Thread Wilton Strickland
PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] GPS question We had a map thing in the HH-3F (late 1970s) -- you put a paper map on the display and Loran C would punch a hole (using a pin) every so often to mark your route and position. Hard to believe that Loran C was the baddest kid on the block in those days

Re: [MBZ] GPS question

2008-09-04 Thread Wonko the Sane
Hey, you can see my weekend motorcycle route. Highway 4 south, 290th street west, E avenue north, E53 east, residential streets home. On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 7:45 PM, Wilton Strickland [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 'Just called up Jefferson on my Garmin 750. 'Shows 150th and 160th Streets

Re: [MBZ] GPS question

2008-09-04 Thread Wonko the Sane
But the Coast Guard ran the Loran stations, so I knew they were reliable. On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 7:50 PM, Wilton Strickland [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: B-52 never had Loran (depends on outside source); had very good RADAR. They're using GPS now, too. Yeah, I know - outside source. Wilton

Re: [MBZ] GPS question

2008-09-04 Thread Bill R
Don - My first was a CF card GPS [about $100 8 or 9 year agoi] that would work on MS streets and trips with my laptop. I don't think it would do MPH, but never tried. I used it with my handheld Pocket PC. Second was a Garmin ColorMap for $22 at a Salvation Army store. It did fine with the MPH

Re: [MBZ] GPS question

2008-09-04 Thread Wilton Strickland
'Thought that may be the case; that's what I'm seeing. Wilton - Original Message - From: Wonko the Sane [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2008 8:48 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] GPS question County roads increment by 10s

Re: [MBZ] GPS question

2008-09-04 Thread Wilton Strickland
: Thursday, September 04, 2008 8:56 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] GPS question But the Coast Guard ran the Loran stations, so I knew they were reliable. On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 7:50 PM, Wilton Strickland [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: B-52 never had Loran (depends on outside source); had very good RADAR

Re: [MBZ] GPS question

2008-09-04 Thread Loren Faeth
Gettin lost in the cornfields again? All you have to do is keep driving in one direction, and you will come out on a paved road within a few miles! ;) At 07:18 PM 9/4/2008, you wrote: I have never owned a GPS. Want to fix that. I have two requirements. 1. Anal-retentive as I am, I would

Re: [MBZ] GPS question

2008-09-04 Thread Wonko the Sane
Where I routinely flew (100/150 miles east of Cape Cod, at or below 100 feet) I couldn't get a whole lot of radar fixes on land. We zigged and zagged too much for dead reckoning. I could DR fine if necessary (home was always west of us and there would be an airport somewhere) but my fixes -- we

Re: [MBZ] GPS question

2008-09-04 Thread Wonko the Sane
Actually, I want it more for places like Des Moines and Minneapolis. However, it would be nice to just get on the motorcycle and ride newly-discovered county roads without keeping track of where I am -- then look down and know exactly where I am. I don't like popping out on a major road then

Re: [MBZ] GPS question

2008-09-04 Thread Wilton Strickland
- From: Wonko the Sane [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List Mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2008 8:55 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] GPS question Hey, you can see my weekend motorcycle route. Highway 4 south, 290th street west, E avenue north, E53 east, residential streets

Re: [MBZ] GPS question

2008-09-04 Thread Wonko the Sane
forward to those curves. 'Bet you go out west of town often just to do those curves. Wilton - Original Message - From: Wonko the Sane [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List Mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2008 8:55 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] GPS question

Re: [MBZ] GPS question

2008-09-04 Thread Wilton Strickland
My G-750 covers US. Wilton - Original Message - From: Wonko the Sane [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2008 9:20 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] GPS question Actually, I want it more for places like Des Moines and Minneapolis

Re: [MBZ] GPS question

2008-09-04 Thread Loren Faeth
Just giving you a ribbin' Nav boy! At 08:20 PM 9/4/2008, you wrote: Actually, I want it more for places like Des Moines and Minneapolis. However, it would be nice to just get on the motorcycle and ride newly-discovered county roads without keeping track of where I am -- then look down and know

Re: [MBZ] GPS question

2008-09-04 Thread Curt Raymond
and speed/course/etc, in fact about any decent low cost GPS will do that. Turn by turn is a bit more spendy. I like mine because its small and handy for hiking and whatnot. -Curt Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2008 20:45:48 -0400 From: Wilton Strickland [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [MBZ] GPS question

Re: [MBZ] GPS question

2008-09-04 Thread OK Don
Our etrex Legend does OK for navigating, has helped us find our way around new territory, but has a nasty habit of posting occasional un-realistic speeds and distances. Like the time I took it on our evening walk arouond the neighborhood, and at one point it read 450MPH for a couple of miles and

Re: [MBZ] GPS question

2008-09-04 Thread Rick Knoble
However, it would be nice to just get on the motorcycle and ride newly-discovered county roads without keeping track of where I am Motorcycle friendly GPS units. Not cheap. https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=135 http://www.tomtom.com/products/category.php?ID=1Language=4

Re: [MBZ] GPS question

2008-09-04 Thread Fmiser
It seems than at Thu, 4 Sep 2008 19:18:47 -0500, Wonko wrote: I have never owned a GPS. Want to fix that. I have two requirements. 1. Anal-retentive as I am, I would like to get a true mph reading so I know how far off my speedometers are. This is hopefully cheap. 2. I want

Re: [MBZ] GPS question

2008-09-04 Thread Wonko the Sane
I want to plug it into 12 volts DC on my motorcycle. On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 9:50 PM, Fmiser [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: It seems than at Thu, 4 Sep 2008 19:18:47 -0500, Wonko wrote: I have never owned a GPS. Want to fix that. I have two requirements. 1. Anal-retentive as I am, I would

Re: [MBZ] GPS question

2008-09-04 Thread Wilton Strickland
@okiebenz.com Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2008 10:56 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] GPS question I want to plug it into 12 volts DC on my motorcycle. On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 9:50 PM, Fmiser [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: It seems than at Thu, 4 Sep 2008 19:18:47 -0500, Wonko wrote: I have never owned a GPS. Want

Re: [MBZ] GPS Tracking Suggestions

2008-07-09 Thread dave walton
I use Delorme Street Atlas on a laptop with a generic USB GPS dongle I got off eBay for $15 (with shipping). Whenever the GPS is enabled, it records your movement to a datafile. A Garmin would be much easier to deal with, but lacks the routing features. If your guys are already carrying a laptop

Re: [MBZ] GPS Tracking Suggestions

2008-07-09 Thread Fmiser
It seems than at Wed, 9 Jul 2008 08:22:13 -0700 (PDT), LWB250 wrote: I have a customer who is now requiring any supplier who charges travel time and mileage to be able to provide GPS track data for each call to verify mileage charges. It will also document time on site. I have neither the

Re: [MBZ] GPS Tracking Suggestions

2008-07-09 Thread Mitch Haley
LWB250 wrote: Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated Free is good. http://www.mygpsoffer.com/ ___ http://www.okiebenz.com For new parts see official list sponsor: http://www.buymbparts.com/ For used parts email [EMAIL PROTECTED] To Unsubscribe or

Re: [MBZ] GPS Tracking Suggestions

2008-07-09 Thread Bill R
Dan - My IPAQ rx5915 Has a built in TomTom, which seems to have that capability. Recently I have seen several add-on programs offered that do the GPS tracking you are looking for, so I am assuming that some or many of the small GPS units can be set up to do that sort of thing. I have not tried

Re: [MBZ] GPS Tracking Suggestions

2008-07-09 Thread dave walton
That domain name is registered with Network Solutions using the Private Registration option which shields the owner from releasing their contact information. I know of no legit Banking or Credit Card companies who do that. Do you have any indication that that site is not a front to obtain

Re: [MBZ] GPS Tracking Suggestions

2008-07-09 Thread Mitch Haley
The card companies pay real money for referrals. I got $80 cash from Cardoffers.com for a couple of Discover applications last year, and cardoffers probably kept most of the money for themselves. I would certainly be careful of what info I disclose on the referring site before I made it to the

Re: [MBZ] GPS Tracking Suggestions

2008-07-09 Thread dave walton
The fact that the FatWallet discussion has been going on since May makes me think the offer is legit. Still not sure I want to risk giving them all my personal info, so I'll probably sign my wife up first and see how it goes :-) -Dave Walton On Wed, Jul 9, 2008 at 1:51 PM, Mitch Haley [EMAIL

Re: [MBZ] GPS Tracking Suggestions

2008-07-09 Thread Fmiser
It seems than at Wed, 09 Jul 2008 12:31:21 -0400, Mitch wrote: LWB250 wrote: Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated Free is good. http://www.mygpsoffer.com/ How about open source, multi-platform, and free. http://roadmap.sourceforge.net (url from memory. might not be accurate)

Re: [MBZ] GPS receivers

2007-09-28 Thread Curt Raymond
PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [MBZ] GPS receivers To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Message-ID: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 I also have the etrex legend - wife got it for my birthday this year so we could find out what we really want in a GPS

Re: [MBZ] GPS receivers

2007-09-27 Thread Rich Thomas
I got a Garmin Nuvi 680 recently and really like it. It is fast to recompute, has lots of cool features, big screen, and good battery. There are lesser-featured Nuvi models for lower prices. I think the Garmins are highly-rated, some of the Tom-toms too maybe (for much lower prices). I did

Re: [MBZ] GPS receivers

2007-09-27 Thread pm7088
If you want to NOTHING but navigate, look at refurb Garmin 2610 . Mine does 100% job at that, no frills. Old tech, holds entire country of maps, big screen, bright, only works in the car {no BAttery}. Pete -- Original message -- From: Rich Thomas [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: [MBZ] GPS receivers

2007-09-27 Thread Darrell W. Sigmon
, September 27, 2007 8:29 AM Subject: Re: [MBZ] GPS receivers I got a Garmin Nuvi 680 recently and really like it. It is fast to recompute, has lots of cool features, big screen, and good battery. There are lesser-featured Nuvi models for lower prices. I think the Garmins are highly-rated, some

Re: [MBZ] GPS receivers

2007-09-27 Thread Curt Raymond
Everybody wants something different out of their GPS. Turn by turn or just maps or whatever. I've got a Garmin Etrex Legend which is now 2 years old that I've been very very happy with. -Curt Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 22:42:27 -0600 From: Craig McCluskey [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [MBZ] GPS

Re: [MBZ] GPS receivers

2007-09-27 Thread ned kleinhenz
Consumer Reports does review Garmins and Tom toms etc. I found the reviews on their web site. Not sure, but you may need to be a CR member to open and read the reviews. Ned Kleinhenz ___ http://www.okiebenz.com For new parts see official list sponsor:

Re: [MBZ] GPS receivers

2007-09-27 Thread Allan Streib
ned kleinhenz [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Consumer Reports does review Garmins and Tom toms etc. I found the reviews on their web site. Not sure, but you may need to be a CR member to open and read the reviews. I subscribed thinking that I probably would not read the magazine but would like to

Re: [MBZ] GPS receivers

2007-09-27 Thread Bill Ringgold
here -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Rich Thomas Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2007 8:30 AM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] GPS receivers I got a Garmin Nuvi 680 recently and really like it. It is fast to recompute, has

Re: [MBZ] GPS receivers

2007-09-27 Thread LWB250
I have both Garmin and TomTom, The TomTom sucks compared to the Garmin. As does TomTom's support, or lack thereof. Dan --- ned kleinhenz [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Consumer Reports does review Garmins and Tom toms etc. I found the reviews on their web site. Not sure, but you may need to

Re: [MBZ] GPS receivers

2007-09-27 Thread OK Don
I also have the etrex legend - wife got it for my birthday this year so we could find out what we really want in a GPS. It worked great on our trip to CT, PA, AR, and back this summer. We used mapquest maps for the trip, but the GPS came in really handy when we missed turns, turned at the wrong

Re: [MBZ] GPS receivers

2007-09-27 Thread Bill Ringgold
, but it could happen. Do you have / use the TomTom extra stuff? BillR -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of LWB250 Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2007 7:21 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] GPS receivers I have both Garmin and TomTom

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