A Chirp Cache for the Triad
|To complete this cache you will need to have a compatible GPSr or to partner up with someone that does.
These devices have been out for a while, but they are still somewhat rare. Also, you might need to update your GPS Software in order to find this cache. Once you have an appropriate device, be sure Chirp Searching is turned on in the Geocaching Preferences. This will tell your GPSr to listen for the Chirp beacon. If you have any questions about this device, or what is needed, please feel free to contact the owner.
The cache is effectively a two stage multi, with the wireless Beacon at the posted coordinates, and the Cache Container at the second stage.
I have a tradition of hiding a cache in view of my office window. This cache continues that tradition. (Don't be surprised if I spot you, that I come out and say hello.).
The beacon is in an area that is somewhat shielded from the sky, but fortunately you do not need sattelight reception to recieve the beacon signal. The beacon signal is eminating from a little cacher man, so seek him out to have him tell you where the cache is located. Once you have the needed information, the actual cache is not far away, and you will soon be able to make the find.
There is no need to touch ANYTHING to receive the final coordinates from the first stage. Do not poke, pry, climb, open etc. anything near here. There is nothing to take, see, or sign at the first stage. You do not need to find the Chirp to complete the find. So long as your GPSr is confiured properly and you are in range for a short time is should automatically download the corodinates for the final stage .
|Be aware: Even with the transmitter and receiver only inches apart (which they can be), and the batteries in the transmitter being brand new (batteries new on 7/20/13), it can take a minute or two (literally) for the receiver (GPSr) to "see" the beacon signal. Don't let this delay cause you to second guess yourself.
The difficulty is selected due to signal bounce and the "special equipment" needed to find this cache.
If cachers have sharp eyes, and are lucky they may also spot a trackable vehicle in the area.