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GPS Recomendations ?

Post by johntuff » Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:08 am

just taking up metel detecting would like to know what hand held gps to get to record finds, only on state pension so nothing to expensive just found gps site going their now



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Re: GPS Recomendations ?

Post by fiddiwebb » Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:07 pm

If you are on a budget the cheapest stand alone unit is the Garmin Etrex H or the Garmin Etrex 10, if you can, get the Etrex 10 which is a more modern version of the H.

In the meantime you could use UK grid reference finder but make sure your finds positions are as accurate as possible....

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Post by Jungle » Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:55 pm

Etrex 20 will allow you to load custom maps, battery life is way better than the Legend and, when the Russian system is working, allows more accurate waypoints.
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Post by johntuff » Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:34 am

thank you

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thank you

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Post by johntuff » Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:39 pm

managed to get 1 on e-bay s/h garmin Etrex 12 channel,£28 need to take it out with my tom tom to see if its accurate thank you all

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Post by omegamike » Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:36 pm

What phone do you have? There are some great apps out there for gps and recording.
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Re: GPS Recomendations ?

Post by Pomz » Sat Jul 12, 2014 12:09 am

Try silver compass and a map far more accurate than a gps if you learn how to use it with 8 fig grid reference will give you a 1m sq. Trouble with gps you rely on reception and poor line of sight to the sky say in the woods the gps reading might be 25m out from true grid reference that will give you a 25m sq target. But with all that said I have a garmin etrex vista with a map chip of 1 in 25.000 :-O good luck
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Post by Danzigman » Sat Jul 12, 2014 2:14 pm

Jungle wrote:Etrex 20 will allow you to load custom maps, battery life is way better than the Legend and, when the Russian system is working, allows more accurate waypoints.
Good one the Etrex 20.. also the more expensive 30.. I have the 20 for two years... Observe that Garmin dont come with mapsource anymore, and if you want that system it will cost extra..Personally I use Garmin basecamp that also can do most desired transformantions to other system as Google earth ect
Example her on a field map done with the Etrex 20..
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Re: GPS Recomendations ?

Post by Koala » Sat Jul 12, 2014 3:11 pm

johntuff wrote:managed to get 1 on e-bay s/h garmin Etrex 12 channel,£28 need to take it out with my tom tom to see if its accurate thank you all
It's accurate enough for metal detecting and a good tool.

Don't expect sub 1 meter accuracy it's not possible without a base station and thousands of pounds.
There have been many treads on hear and I have explained why you can not before. Even though your device says it < 1 meter it's not.

Accuracy of all units is about the same if it's a smart phone (as long as it's using gps and not wifif and towers) or hand held unit's

GPS drains phone batteries very quickly so £28 for a stand alone is good you can't go wrong ::g

Plus stand alone normally have a larger antenna (better under trees) and log on quicker

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