Monday, April 03, 2006

My GPS? That old thing?

In a comment to yesterday's post, welch asked: Which reminds me, what sort of gps unit do you use IowaAdmin?

Answer: I have a five-year-old Garmin eMap with 8 mb of memory (which I upgraded soon after I bought it to get that much memory). I know, I know, it's practically an antique, but it still does the job for me. I like the large screen and the low-power consumption so batteries last forever. I also like that I have a handlebar mount for my road bike so I can take off for miles without getting lost. Well, not too far lost anyway. I also have an external antenna for it that I can plug in when I'm in wooded areas searching for a cache. It draws a lot more battery power in that mode, but the external antenna sure is effective. My wife has a Garmin eTrex Legend and a Garmin Forerunner (wristband model) that I gave her which she uses for her daily 4:30 a.m. 3-mile runs.


welch said...

ok, enough about gps units.
I have a question about the site, do you know if there is a way to search for profiles with a uh... wildcard??
I picked up this TB in Fairfield this weekend, and it hasn't been activated. The last people to log online don't meantion leaving it, I recall there being someone in the logbook a month or two before calling themselves 'team extreme iowa'?? or something like that. I tried:
but only seems to work if spelled exactly right... so either I don't have the name right, or maybe they don't even have an account.
It's just a little frustrating I have this frog toy with a TB tag that I can't log, can't contact the owner, don't even know what it was supposed to be doing since it doesn't have a mission it... :(

IowaAdmin said...

I don't know if I can help with the searching question. However, I had a similar situation with a travel bug I found awhile back that was not activated and the owner could not be located. In that case, I wrote to and explained the situation. They tried to contact the owner, but finally gave ownership of the bug to me.

welch said...

Are you saying might have a record of who this tag was sold/shipped to?

Also, someone close to Fairfield has volunteered to go check the log book, maybe they'll come up with something else.