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30 September 2008



Orienteering or not- GPS is a wonderful device! I got so tired of getting lost abroad that I just went and got me one- and now I never leave the house without it- it saves me so much time looking for the streets in a new unfamiliar city ! I hear you can go tracking with it as well but I haven't tried yet, hopefully this upcoming summer we will get to it.


I think GPS is fascinating and fun but I sure wouldn't want to leave my compass at home. I keep finding new ways it doesn't work well. The technical part is intriguing, the way the whole thing is based on accurate clocks and the difference in transmission time between receiver and sats. No wonder it can be a couple of hundred feet off sometimes. I think the manufacturers don't point out potential faults.

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