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    Help picking a GPS

    First time posting. I have a lot of problems telling private land from BLM ground. Some areas of travel are narrow and I don't want to get on private ground. I need a good GPS that will show real time accurate location, the line for public vs. private land, and my exact location as I move. I have read a lot of good comments about the Garmin Oregon 450T. I have also heard a little about the Montana. Any feedback or suggestions would be appreciated.

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    I have the Oregon 450T and I like the touch screen, but I bought a etrex 30 because it will lock onto gps and glonass satellites it acquires sats faster and seems to be more accurate than my 450T. I have just ordered the colorado sd card to load onto gps for private land etc.

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    I am a gps dummy. I really need to research some of these terms. How accurate in feet do you feel these models are and how fast is fast? thanks for the reply labman!!

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    I need to do a speed test as far as how quick but with gps/glonass it could just tell a difference. Glonass is the russian sats the etrex series is the only gps that tracks both to my knowledge. Another reason I went with the etrex instead of my 450 is the battery life which according to the specs should be significantly higher with the etrex.

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    Hi,
    Can anyone provide any information on personal emergency locator devices? I don't want one with a monthly fee if I can avoid it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger L View Post
    Hi,
    Can anyone provide any information on personal emergency locator devices? I don't want one with a monthly fee if I can avoid it.
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    Try a search. There are alot of threads on this question.

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    I have a SPOT. It works well and will also send messages you pre program out to cell phones. I think they all have a fee. SPOT is about $80 a year i think? Its not much considering it could save your life and keeps your woman from worrying you are slowly dieing at the bottom of a rock slide

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    I have the oregon 450/ HuntingGPSmaps combo and i absolutely love it! it has opened up alot of areas i never would go into for fear of being on or crossing private land. In one case i really had to keep an eye on my gps because there was no fence line but it tracked me to within a few feet of the boundry.

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    I have an Etrex Legend HCX and the Hunting GPS Maps Wyoming chip. Battery life is good and it is very fast acquiring satellites and seems to be very accurate. More important to me it's user friendly!

    Bob

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    Assuming you have WAAS enabled on your unit accuracy shouldn't be a concern. Your position error will literally change every minute.
    I also am looking at a new hand held and am leaning towards the Oregon 450 over the Etrex because of screen size. Your acquisition time also changes....as the world turns.
    Somehow I doubt many of you are old enough to catch that lastone

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