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Old 11-18-2008, 09:34 PM
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CAN ANYONE HELP ME WITH ANY INFO ON THE TDS RECON AND/OR THE NOMAD. I WILL BE USING ONE OF THESE TO RUN THE EXBAL PROGRAM FOR THE 338 AM I AM HAVING KIRBY ALLEN BUILD FOR ME. PRO'S AND CONS. ANY INFO WOULD BE WELCOME. WITH OR WITHOUT GPS? I WOULD LIKE TO GET THE ONE THAT WILL HANDLE FUTURE UPGRADES AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE. FROM WHAT I HAVE FOUND THESE UNITS ARE THE BEST ON THE MARKET NOW.
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Old 11-21-2008, 08:25 AM
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Re: PDA's

I use the TDS Recon in my surveying business. It is one tough computer, its been dropped in a creek, ran over with atv and its still running. TDS has upgrades posted regularly on their website. I have been using the same Recon for 6-8 years and thats a lifetime on a survey crew. That being said, I have not used it for ext. ballistics. I use a palm for ballistics program but have been debating upgrading software to windowsCE model for recon. Hope this helps. Wade
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Old 11-21-2008, 06:28 PM
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You can buy them used on ebay for around $500 in top shape.

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Old 11-21-2008, 07:31 PM
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I have the Nomad and they are a hell of a computer, basically a hand held lap top


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Old 11-21-2008, 08:43 PM
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Thanks guys the info helps.I will be using one for mostly hunting.I hunt from horseback and in some pretty rough country with nasty weather to go along with it. How do they preform in cold weather. It was 10 degrees in camp this year on 2 mornings!!!! Specs say 14 is the lower limit.How about battery life? I pack in with horses and mules for weeks at a time. No electricity up there to recharge with. External battery packs?I like these units for the rugedness.Anyone else got some info? All the information I can get helps.THANKS
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Old 11-21-2008, 09:00 PM
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You can get spare batteries and yes I do believe that they are external battery capable
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You can buy them used on ebay for around $500 in top shape.

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