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Chirp-enabled caches in Minnesota
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sigilwig44
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

st11 wrote:
No I just held it against my ear and heard nothing

I even had two - one for each ear and still nothing.
sigilwig44 wrote:
ST11 wrote:
No I just held it against my ear and heard nothing Cool

I even had two - one for each ear and still nothing. Crying or Very sad


Well, chirps do not exactly "chirp" but they talk to your GPS (see compatible devices) and give you coordinates, once you've received the coordinates you GPS will chirp letting you know you got coords. Do you have a compatible device?
Even though I have a (what I think is anyway) a sense of humor I tend to take things seriously. I to am LOL.
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KRedEP
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sigilwig44 wrote:
ST11 wrote:
No I just held it against my ear and heard nothing Cool

I even had two - one for each ear and still nothing. Crying or Very sad


Well, chirps do not exactly "chirp" but they talk to your GPS (see compatible devices) and give you coordinates, once you've received the coordinates you GPS will chirp letting you know you got coords. Do you have a compatible device?

I guess Speedy is losing his edge. Wink
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Team MN Moose
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So is it really "deaf-friendly" if they had the proper equipment to receive the so-called "chirp"??? any other option how the user could be notified???
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RonGerth
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How long does it take for the chirp chip to talk to the gps unit? I have a colorado that has the update on it and wound up by a chirp cache in the cities and nothing happened. I got to ground zero (by the MOA) and waited and no signal. Is there something I have to do to get it to talk?
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Hunter-Killer
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure about the Colorado Ron, but like our Oregon, I am sure there is someplace in the setup to turn on or enable the chirp feature. You do not want it on all the time as it is a battery hog, only turn it on when you plan on doing a chirp cache. On the Oregon it is in in setup-Geocaches-chirp searching- which is off by default. Turn it on. The one at the Mall of America for us was strong, it took under a minute to receive the next waypoint and hint, which also was the final. 2 stage.
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RonGerth
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Must be my unit then. I know where the button to turn on the chirp finder is and turned it on and then stood at ground zero for a couple of minutes and did not get any signals. Does the oregon beep or something to let you know it got it or do you hve to check the Chirp Details screen?

Thanks

Ron
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Guitar Solo
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the iPod Touch able to recieve chirps somehow?
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tonkaMN
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hunter-Killer wrote:
Not sure about the Colorado Ron, but like our Oregon, I am sure there is someplace in the setup to turn on or enable the chirp feature. You do not want it on all the time as it is a battery hog, only turn it on when you plan on doing a chirp cache.


That's why my batteries have been wearing down so quickly. I better turn that off!
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sigilwig44
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guitar Solo wrote:
Is the iPod Touch able to recieve chirps somehow?
I checked, I had an ipod touch before an oregon and it can't. Besides they don't have GPS capability unless you're in Wi-Fi.
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rosebud55112
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 4:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hunter-Killer wrote:
Not sure about the Colorado Ron, but like our Oregon, I am sure there is someplace in the setup to turn on or enable the chirp feature. You do not want it on all the time as it is a battery hog, only turn it on when you plan on doing a chirp cache. On the Oregon it is in in setup-Geocaches-chirp searching- which is off by default. Turn it on. The one at the Mall of America for us was strong, it took under a minute to receive the next waypoint and hint, which also was the final. 2 stage.


You'll also want to have the "heart monitor" turned off, at least on my Dakota that was required.
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