Meet fellow cachers and learn all about your GPS Receiver Operations from experienced cachers on Thursday, April 14, beginning at 6:50 p.m., at a private residence outside of Soldotna (Gaswell Road to Jones Road to Scotch Run to the published coordinates). Allergy note - There are a number of very friendly dogs and cats at this residence.
Tonight's speaker is Scott Aleckson (SSO JOAT) who will be broadcasting live from his secret lair just outside of Soldotna. Scott started using GPS during the era of the Garmin GPS40 and the Magellan Trailblazer of the early 1990's. They didn't have "maps" and you were astounded when you could find your way back to within a quarter mile of where you parked your truck. SA was the law and you needed to know about Almanac Data and EPE when you could only use 8 satellites at a time. Scott will pour his GPS experience into a fast-paced and informative presentation so that you might better use your own GPSr to its fullest on your next geocaching adventure.
Some of the topics to be discussed at this EduVent include:
- How GPS Works
- Types of GPS Recievers (GPSr)
- GPSr Basemaps, Topo Maps, and Street Maps
- GPSr Settings, Datums, and Coordinates
- Loading Caches into a GPSr
- Navigating with your GPSr
- Marking Accurate Waypoints
- Getting the most out of Batteries
- GPSr Tips and Tricks
This event is a live link via WebEx of event sites in Anchorage, Soldotna, and Homer.
Please place a watch on this event page to stay appraised of the final details. If you would like to host future presentations like this one elsewhere in Alaska, please contact Education Committee Chair, SSO JOAT.
Please arrive on time so upfront administrative details can be handled and announcements made, allowing the course content to start at 7:00 p.m. Adding a "Will Attend" log to this page will assure enough hard copy handouts are printed for the event participants. Also, please bring your favorite nonalcoholic beverage and favorite dessert to share with your fellow cachers.
There will be a free-will offering cache container at the event to help defray the costs of hosting these FUNdamentals events.