GPS useage

Subject: GPS useage
From: Evan Beaver <>
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2006 17:53:20 +1100
Did you recommend that they use Flash memory or some other memory that's not
dependent on a power supply in the future?

On 2/1/06, Jacqui and Rob <> wrote:
> Blank
> Thought I should share my latest GPS story with fellow GPS users (?).
> Went to use my Garmin GPS 12 the other day, for the first time in a couple
> of months, put the batteries in, fired 'er up and it wandered aimlessly
> trying to "autolocate".
> I removed the batteries and took the unit for a drive in the car, plugged
> it in to the cigarette lighter socket and it worked fine.
> Well, almost;
> Its memory was no longer in existence.
> I've lost the GPS positions of all of the camp sites and birdwatching
> spots we've marked for the last five and a half years, all 386 of them!!!
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