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    Default GPS maps, uploading geocaching etc

    Ok guys need a little bit of help as im a GPS virgin. My GPS has arrived today (yippee) but I really don't have a clue what to do with it lol. I have figured out how to enter co-ords manually (that took about an hour) and the way i'm doing it may not be correct.

    I have downloaded the correct USB drivers for it, easy GPS and talkytoaster maps the top one from the Mapsets For Use With Garmin GPSrs Only list. The GPS is found and recognised by the computer and easy GPS.

    Whats next, not totally sure how to get what I need like the maps and geocaches from the PC to the gps unit.

    The gps is a Garmin GPSMAP 76Cx if that makes any difference and its only the GPS I got, no software etc, have a usb cable to link to the PC though. Any links to online guides etc would be much appreciated or any advice as i'm doing this blind.

    I have checked the firmware is the latest though, and that seems to be OK!!!

    Cheers

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    Hi

    I am not familiar with that model .... but Follow the Arrow site is a good site to have a read of.

    If you haven't already found this ..

    www.garmin.com/manuals/GPSMAP76Cx_OwnersManual.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maple Leaf View Post
    Hi

    I am not familiar with that model .... but Follow the Arrow site is a good site to have a read of.

    If you haven't already found this ..

    www.garmin.com/manuals/GPSMAP76Cx_OwnersManual.pdf
    Thanks, had forgotten about follow the arrow, and i have the manual which seems to be very basic. Thanks seem to have sorted most of it now.

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    Well getting somewhere now, stole the 4gb SD card from my P&S camera i never use and have added the talkytoast map to that, huge difference to the base map that was on there. I t probably has way too much info for what I need but its very good.

    I have also downloaded GSAK so trying to get my head around that now.

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