Fw: GPS Units

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Subject: Fw: GPS Units
From: "John Walter" <>
Date: Tue, 5 May 1998 20:15:42 +1000
Hi all potential GPS users,
This is a copy of my mail to Jill, in view of further mail on the subject I
am posting it on birding-aus

> From: John Walter <>
> To: Jill Dening <>
> Subject: Re: GPS Units
> Date: Friday, 1 May 1998 13:37
> Jill, 
> The last RAOU Shop catalogue had details of a Magellan Pioneer GPS, which
> is on a special deal for $299 which includes an external power source
> (If they ever get around to bringing them into the country, the kit I
> RAOU have stocks of the GPS). This price is for the first 200 sold!! By
> way they are on sale for the same price at Dick Smith but I don't think
> Power pack was included.
>  Contact Charles Sandbrink on e-mail: 
> I bought one about a month ago and it will do what is wanted for the
> in determining Lat. & Long. But I do find it a bit restrictive for route
> finding and other work in conjunction with a map. I also find the
> readings unbelievable at times. But may be I haven't used it enough yet
> be sure. I would have liked to see a clear button so that you can "back
> out" when you make a mistake with what you put in, however as I said it's
> quite adequate.
> There has been a bit of talk on birding-aus about the use of GPS's for
> Atlas and I must admit I have been quite astounded at the lack of
> and in some cases downright knocking of there use. As a former
> RO from the last Atlas I can tell you that a lot of work could have been
> saved in checking wrong co-ordinates when we were vetting records. I am
> for their use.
> Hope this is of help to you and anyone else out there who is
> purchasing a GPS.
> John Walter
> POBox 180
> Pittsworth
> Queensland
> Australia 4356
> Ph 07 4693 1487  Fax 07 4693 1469
> email: 

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