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    cdem62 Guest

    Lightbulb 'Hints' for premier members

    Can anyone help? , I am a premier member on Geocaching.co.uk, however when I download caches onto my Garmin etrex 30 I seem to be unable to download the 'hints', mostly not a problem however very frustrating at others. Am I doing something wrong? I am a relatively new cacher.

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    I haven't used the 30 myself, but I expect you need to download the caches as .gpx files, and not .loc files.

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    Hello and welcome.

    It sounds like you may be getting the .LOC file rather than .GPX - the LOC contains limited information.

    Either use the 'Send to My GPS' or run a pocket query. You will need to install the Garmin communicator software to get the caches onto your Garmin (but you should get a prompt).
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    marty beat me!

    If you haven't already found it, the 'Follow-the-arrow.co.uk' is a really helpful site and this is a link to the page about paperless caching
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    I also have the 30, I download a PQ, and use GSAK to put onto the etrex, using smartnames

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    cdem62 Guest

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    Thanks guys. I have downloaded the odd PQ, but that didn't seem to download the 'hint'. I shall try again, checking out the links etc. I may be back! thanks again (for now).

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    Garmin's seem to have a 'Default' that if you load a file as a Non-Premium Member (or when not logged in as a PM), and leave it on the unit, any other files loaded -even as a Premium Member- the unit defaults to Non-Premium Member...
    Clear any old/non PM files, before loading new files.
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    On geocaching.com go to profile>account details
    scroll to the bottom and change "your preferences"
    change GPX Version to 1.0.1 - not sure why but I seem to remember that makes a difference?

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