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Which GPS unit for me?

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Unread 09-05-2013, 04:38 AM
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Re: Which GPS unit for me?

I have the Etrax 30, or maybe its the 20. lol I also have the chip and would be willing to sell. Its all you need, and I wouldn't consider selling, but its gonna be a few years before I go back to wyoming.
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Unread 09-06-2013, 10:55 PM
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Re: Which GPS unit for me?

I have the Rino 120 and here are some pros and cons from my experience.

Con- Having the radio on drains battery life.
Pro- When my daughters start going on there own we can turn radios on every hour and poll so we know where each is.

Con- Polling only works with other Rinos
Pro- Other radios can be used in conjunction with the Rino. I have two motorolas that have the same frequency configuration so we can talk I just can't poll them.

Con- I think my Rino is too old to have the sd card, but I don't have to worry about private land where I hunt.
Pro- I have Topo 2008 and can link Rino and computer, transferring way points back and forth and topo maps.

Con- Learning the Rino took a while especially the toggle stick.
Pro- Once you learn it there are numerous features I like.

Con- In rugged terrain all radio units lose distance.
Pro- The wife knows everyday I leave a map in the truck so if I were to break my leg and she had to send out a search party, they would be close enough to poll me and find me with a Rino. In an emergency the frequency is 9 and the squelch code is 11. Yes 911.
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