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  • Perrine, Julie
    Apr 1, 2008


      Lee is telling you that you can do the same thing right in your GPS by inputting the coordinates in the format you have and then changing the setting to have it spit out coordinates in the format you WANT.  This means that you can do it in the field with just your GPS and no computer.





      Mrs. Captain Picard

      From: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com [mailto:CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Pete
      Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2008 3:37 PM
      To: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Old Hancock Texas


      Yep I am definately aware of the different formats available - I am just more comfortable with the hours minutes minutes format - I pluged the hours minutes seconds formats into expert gps and then set the format to hours mnutes minutes and voila!! I have uploaded them into my Garmin and will forward them to my friend with the hovercraft.


      Thanks for all the comments and help in this forum - it is always appreciated.


      Paparazzi Pete


      ----- Original Message ----
      From: Lee Dedear <ldedear@onr. com>
      To: CentralTexasGeocach ers@yahoogroups. com
      Sent: Tuesday, April 1, 2008 8:49:36 AM
      Subject: Re: [CentralTexasGeocac hers] Old Hancock Texas

      Your Garmin's format can be anything you want! When I first started geocaching, I didn't know that I could change the format on the GPS receiver, so I took a calculator with me to convert the coordinates on multi-cache redirectors, because my Garmin GPS III+ came from the factory with a setting of degrees, minutes, and seconds, and the redirectors always had degrees and minutes, the same as on the cache pages at geocaching.com. Pocket queries seemed to be "converted" automatically, but I did a lot of number crunching in the field. The occasion I remember most was when I found Lowracer's "Electromagnetic Fields Forever".Then I learned that the setting could be changed.


      Anyone who has managed to subscribe to this group is probably not likely to make the same mistake, but just in case, I'm sharing this note.


      On a Garmin 60CSx, press "MENU" twice, then select "Setup", then "Units". You'll see "Position Format" at the top of the list.


      On a Garmin GPS V, press "MENU" twice, then go to the "Location" tab, and "Location Format" is the top field.


      Those are the only working GPS receivers I have at the moment.




      ----- Original Message ----
      From: Pete <peterhey2@yahoo. com>
      To: CentralTexasGeocach ers@yahoogroups. com
      Sent: Monday, March 31, 2008 10:48:35 PM
      Subject: Re: [CentralTexasGeocac hers] Old Hancock Texas

      Thanks melanie, no we arent looking for any kind of treasure, we have a friend with a personal hovercraft and has installed side scan sonar on the unit and wants to test it out to see if it will image the remains of buildings etc on the bottom of the lake. He just needed some kind of starting point to go by so we will give him this information and see where it goes from there.


      We will need to convert the waypoints to the Garmin hours.mm.mm format but that shouldnt be any kind of a problem. Thanks very much for your research on our behalf it is very much appreciated.


      Paparazzi Pete


      ----- Original Message ----
      From: Melanie Dickerman <melanied@austin. rr.com>
      To: CentralTexasGeocach ers@yahoogroups. com
      Sent: Monday, March 31, 2008 3:14:31 PM
      Subject: RE: [CentralTexasGeocac hers] Old Hancock Texas



      After studying the history of the area, looking at current maps and an old land plot map from 1897 I believe it is pretty close to:


      98°14'7.38"W   29°54'38.78"N   



      I am by no means an expert here but this was an intriguing question so I had to look it up.  If you are looking for buried treasure it probably won’t help any but as a bit of trivia, it will probably work.


      I would have liked to get my hands on this book which might be able to pinpoint the location even better.

      Hill Country Backroads: Showing the Way in Comal County




      From: CentralTexasGeocach ers@yahoogroups. com [mailto:CentralTexa sGeocachers@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of peterhey2
      Sent: Sunday, March 30, 2008 11:15 PM
      To: CentralTexasGeocach ers@yahoogroups. com
      Subject: [CentralTexasGeocac hers] Old Hancock Texas


      Hey group, I have fielded a question I am currently unable to answer so
      I thought we would ask the experts out there for a bit of help.

      When Canyon Lake was first created, there was a town named Hancock that
      was submerged when Canyon Dam was finished. I have looked at some of
      the history of the lake area but can only find the name of the town,
      but not where under the lake it might be.

      Can anyone give us the coordinates of the city of Hancock , Tx which is
      buried under Canyon Lake , or give us information as to how we might
      find the data?

      Paparazzi Pete



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