GPS

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  1. bigbuck

    bigbuck Well-Known Member

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    I was wandering what style of GPS that fellow LRH members are using? I need one that will allow me to mark up to 4 different stands in thick timber . Any advice on which one to purchase will be greatly appreciated:)

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  2. lamiglas

    lamiglas Well-Known Member

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    To the best of my knowledge, none work really well in really thick timber. Me and my camp all use the rhino's and love them. If a stand is in an area i cant get satelites, i have always been able to move 20-30 yards and find an opening to get a reading.

    the best part is that they are also radio's. not the best of radios, but everytime i transmit, it tells everyone else exactly where i am and vice versa. when someone gets an elk down, they call me and it updates there location. I hit "go to" and it takes me right to them.
     

  3. jmason

    jmason Well-Known Member

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    I like the features of the rhino but if your the only one with a gps you won't be needing the features. The gps uses satellites to locate your position so if you can't clearly see the sky(clouds are not a hindrance but trees are) it won't be able to see the satellites. I use a cheap garmin I believe I paid $80 for it and it works just fine. You can store 30 "way points"(locations, tree stands, etc.) in it. We are going to switch to rhinos this year though.
     
  4. 300rum

    300rum Well-Known Member

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    +1 for Garmin Rhino 520/530 2way radio and gps. Very handy and life savings
     
  5. bigbuck

    bigbuck Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys for the replies . So were do I get a Garmin Rhino and how much does it cost? One more question will it show me property lines I'm not real good with electronics so bear with me:)

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    300rum Well-Known Member

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    NO THE GPS WILL NOT SHOW YOU PROPERTY LINES.
    You will got 3d map with river, creeks, lakes, clifs, city, etc, roads, rangeroads, mountains, but not property lines.
    You can get a Rino from any dealer in USA or Ebay (the best price) Make sure you get 530 or up (comes with baro pressure, temp, elev and radio station too. If you get the USA version you will have double radio transmission. The Canadian one are limited by half. So make sure the unit is USA.
     
  7. bigbuck

    bigbuck Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Sounds like one fine little walkie talkie:D

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  8. Timberbeast7

    Timberbeast7 Well-Known Member

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    Anything made by Garmin. Never played with the Rino very much, but I have used the GPSMAP 60 series extensively (along with Trimble and Magellan units) for work. Garmin is hands down more user friendly and for hunting/hiking applications is more than accurate enough. If you have trouble with getting satellites in your area (cloud cover does affect reception, although not as significantly as tree canopy) you can get external antenas for under $100 that will markedly improve satellite reception.

    I would also recommend getting one with a color screen and able to download contour maps, roads, etc. If you have access to GIS software you could create and load property lines as well.
     
  9. bigbuck

    bigbuck Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Timberbeast7,

    I have a friend that's in the surveying buissness, maybe he will have the GIS software not sure what that is though? Thanks for all the helpfull INFO.

    Bigbuck