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Team Hooligan
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 5:44 pm    Post subject: Found GPS Reply with quote

Okay so recently I found a GPS while out doing some caches. I believe it belongs to another cacher, but I have never seen them log on line. So I'm starting this post in hopes they may read it and contact me. Verify the make model and nearby cache and I'll be happy to return it to you.
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Team Hooligan
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found the owner of the GPS, and returned the unit to them. It was nice to help out a fellow cacher....
~TH
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minnesotabrad
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Way to go!
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mrmnmikey
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did they see your post? How did you find them if not?
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Team Hooligan
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No they didn't see my post, I was finally able to get to the right menu (GPS was not my brand) on the GPS and find what appeared to be home coordinates. So I took a little trip and found a teenage boy happy to see his GPS again!
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loneeagle_24
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TH,

Nice to hear you found the owner of the GPS. This would make a good reason to have a home waypoint in your GPS. In this instance it worked out for the owner of the GPS. Nice thinking TH!!!
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former hawkeye
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have my real name and address listed on the owner's page that appears when the gps is turned on. Maybe that is too simple? Rolling Eyes
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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

former hawkeye wrote:
I have my real name and address listed on the owner's page that appears when the gps is turned on. Maybe that is too simple? Rolling Eyes

Most GPS users don't understand anything aside from "the arrow" so adding your name and address would be included in their lack of knowledge about their unit.
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Red_Devil35
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

former hawkeye wrote:
I have my real name and address listed on the owner's page that appears when the gps is turned on. Maybe that is too simple? Rolling Eyes


I have my email address on the first screen that pops up when I turn mine on. If I ever misplace it, I would hope someone would send me a note.
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merkman
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a travel bug plastered to the back of mine. Laughing
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Moe the Sleaze
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

merkman wrote:
I have a travel bug plastered to the back of mine. Laughing

I can't think of a more sure way of having it disappear for ever!
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moe the Sleaze wrote:
merkman wrote:
I have a travel bug plastered to the back of mine. Laughing

I can't think of a more sure way of having it disappear for ever!


Use a travel coin instead of a travel bug.. Wink Wink
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Pear Head
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Red_Devil35 wrote:
former hawkeye wrote:
I have my real name and address listed on the owner's page that appears when the gps is turned on. Maybe that is too simple? Rolling Eyes


I have my email address on the first screen that pops up when I turn mine on. If I ever misplace it, I would hope someone would send me a note.


Mine also has my name, address, phone number, and caching handle on the owner screen.

I can't see how someone could miss this - it's displayed on power-up for about 10 seconds. They may not see it the first time but it would eventually catch their attention.
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Hunter-Killer
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We also have our name and phone number on the start up splash screen in case it is lost, and to go one further, we attach a piece of high viz flagging tape on the antennae section on our gpsmap 60csx's, to hopefully never lose it in the first place. While at caches, if you put it down to sign the log, that high viz flagging tape stands out, so it is easily seen, and brought back out with you.
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