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Found GPS

Postby Philip Burton » Thu Oct 12, 2006 8:28 pm

I found a GPS in the Mountains. If anyone lost one and can prove to me
that it is theirs, I will be happy to return it. Just provide the following information: Make and Model and where and when you lost it.



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Re: Found GPS

Postby Robert » Fri Oct 13, 2006 6:53 pm

Philip Burton wrote:I found a GPS in the Mountains. If anyone lost one and can prove to me
that it is theirs, I will be happy to return it. Just provide the following information: Make and Model and where and when you lost it.



You might look into it's menus and try to find if there's an "owner's information" page that might hold the owner's phone number. My eTrex Legend displays my name and address when it's first booting up.

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Postby Snow Nymph » Fri Oct 13, 2006 7:43 pm

tomcat's friend found a waypoint that said "home". It took him to the owner's house. :)
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Postby Robert » Fri Oct 13, 2006 11:32 pm

:D
That'll work on mine too!
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Postby Philip Burton » Sun Oct 15, 2006 12:03 pm

I tried that-no luck. I called the manufacturer and the owner didn't send
in the warranty registration card either. So, I am using postings to try to
locate the owner. Thanks for your feedback.

Philip
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Postby Ranboze » Sun Oct 15, 2006 1:03 pm

I lost my 4th GPSr on the Laurel Lakes Rd in Mammoth back in July. It's an brown/grey etrex Summit.
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Postby Philip Burton » Sun Oct 15, 2006 6:00 pm

I found the waypoints, but nothing marked home. The only thing close
to that is that several waypoints start or end at San Diego/Rancho Bernardo and I only have a latitude and longitude.

To Ranboze, I'm sorry but this isn't that model.

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Postby Ranboze » Sun Oct 15, 2006 7:41 pm

How are the waypoints named? Are they:
1) numbered eg, 001, 002
2) do they all start with a GC, eg GCXY12 (these are geocaching waypoints)
3) do they appear to be abbreviations?, eg, DESRT, PEAKAB, GOLER (these are smart names for geocaches)

The reason I ask, is that if they are geocaching waypoints, I could post something on the San Diego geocaching forums.
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Postby Philip Burton » Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:03 am

Hello Ranboze

They are simply labeled 001, 002, 003 etc. You could post something there anyway. It can't hurt.

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Postby tomcat_rc » Mon Oct 16, 2006 1:01 pm

you might also look to see if it has a saved track - those are usually dated. also you could see if any waypoints correspond to a peak - you know how vein peakbaggers can be about signing registers :D
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Postby Ranboze » Mon Oct 16, 2006 4:44 pm

Philip Burton wrote:They are simply labeled 001, 002, 003 etc.


That suggests that the coordinates were either entered manually, or more likely, waypoints were just "marked" as the person went on his/her merry way. I'd be happy to post something on the San Diego geocachers forum. Can you indicate the general location of where you found it. If you prefer, you can PM this info to me so it doesn't go public.
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