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    handheld gps loosing signal

    i have a garmin etrex handheld gps iv been using for a few years now, im finding that it looses signal alot of the time especally in thick bush, gullies and creeks etc making a pain in the arse to backtrack and find what iv marked.

    im wondering would upgrading to a better quality gps solve this problem?
    i was looking at speding some money on a decent newer garmin with maps etc, do they have stronger gps signals? are they more reliable?

    any help is appreciated.

    cheers

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    Yes. Me and my mate were hunting he had a old etrex me a 60s and at camp compared tra ks his had heaps of mising maeks on the track line we had walked. Mine was a solid a line no breaks at all. Much better signal

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    The etrex are useless in the bush, I have a 62s & it's pretty good in the bush but there will be occasions when it wont pick up enough satelites to get a position
    Shut up, get out & start pushing!

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    is it a Etrex H
    the H model has a better receiver in it

    Had my Rino in the Urerewas last week - only time it lost contact was when I put into my pack as well - and then only sometimes did it lose contact

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    I have the same problem silentscope. The only time I need it - the bloody thing has no signal. The compass and map always work though!!!!!!!
    Everyone is entitled to their own stupid opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentscope View Post
    do they have stronger gps signals? are they more reliable
    They have better aerials so therefor are far more reliable
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    Quote Originally Posted by faregame View Post
    is it a Etrex H
    the H model has a better receiver in it

    Had my Rino in the Urerewas last week - only time it lost contact was when I put into my pack as well - and then only sometimes did it lose contact
    i think it was one of the first models to come out

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    so would a garmin 62 be the way to go? i read there are different models, dose it matter which one to get?

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    Buy @R93 's one for $350. They are good little units for what you want
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    Go for a model with an "s " in the model number as this indicates a more sensative antenna and therefore better reception.
    62s is a good one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    Buy @R93 's one for $350. They are good little units for what you want
    ok ill send him a message
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    I would grab it fast at that price
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    As above the first etrex was a bit shit the etrex H was is a lot better for signal.
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    Agree. My dad has the e-trex and I've got the H version. Mine keeps a signal where his dropped out constantly. He's since bought a new one, e-trex 20 (I think) and it's heaps better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    Go for a model with an "s " in the model number as this indicates a more sensative antenna and therefore better reception.
    62s is a good one.
    I think you'll find the S is for satellite image overlay and that the antenna is the same as the 62

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