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  • Margie and Dave
    Tnx Fred, Some success here... You are right deleting waypoints is a GPS function but with the Nuvi350 I have to delete from My Favorites each location
    Message 1 of 28 , Sep 3, 2008
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      Tnx Fred,
      Some success here...
      You are right deleting waypoints is a GPS function but with the
      Nuvi350 I have to delete from "My Favorites" each location (waypoint)
      individually. Quite a daunting challenge. Did a few to stop the
      error message tho...
      Looked into the Nuvi via the PC but need to understand the file setup
      before any tweaking there. Is the Nuvi another canned Linux creation?
      Tnx Scott, I set "MAXRANGE" to minimize filling up the memory again.
      Rather cuts the map usage to close by areas tho.... Hmmmm a short
      sighted Nuvi?
      So now I can message to and from other APRS on VHF OK.
      Have not found a way to message to APRS guys via the internet like the
      D710's do. Any suggestions?
      Still meets my interest of mobile monitoring of nearby APRS guys.
      Seems to require a bit of tweaking to keep it running. Not quite a
      plug and pray tho...
      Beacons OK!
      After plugging in the Garmin dfata cable the Nuvi does go into FMI
      mode. Mine does go into FMI by adding a button called "DESPATCH"
      probably their programming was by an off shore guy without a spell
      checker on their computer! Oh yes my Nuvi stays in FMI even after the
      cables are removed. Very interesting...I thought it would fall back
      the former non FMI mode.
      Tried EasyGPS only to find out the Nuvi talks only in "Garmin"
      protocol not standard NEMA...:-(..lots of manual waypoint deletions to
      go yet...
      Does anyone have an easier way to remove unwanted locations(waypoints)?
      Did use the Garmin POI loader to remove a few of the POI lists I had
      in the Nuvi. Not sure if this has any effect on Location memory tho...

      Lots to learn and apply.
      73's
      Dave.


      --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com, "Fred Hillhouse" <fmhillhouse@...> wrote:
      >
      > I keep a waypoint file so reloading my GPS is easy. First, I delete all
      > waypoints in GPS [GPS function], then load the waypoints back in.
      >
      > I use ExpertGPS for waypoint management. EasyGPS is free and without
      maps. I
      > also have an older GPS V. I do not know how the Nuvi and ExpertGPS
      will play
      > together. I suspect that using the serial port will work fine. I don't
      > believe USB GPS connection is supported yet.
      >
      > I imagine Mapsource can do the same waypoint management function. I
      don't
      > know. I have it but only use it for loading maps.
      >
      > Best regards,
      > Fred
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > _____
      >
      > From: tracker2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:tracker2@yahoogroups.com] On
      Behalf
      > Of Margie and Dave
      > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 22:46
      > To: tracker2@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [tracker2] Re: Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
      >
      >
      >
      > Tnx for the suggestion.
      >
      > Do you use the PC to delete waypoints?
      >
      > If so how do you do this?
      > TIA.
      >
      > Dave.
      >
      > --- In tracker2@yahoogroup <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>
      s.com, "Fred
      > Hillhouse" <fmhillhouse@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Have you tried deleting waypoints?
      > >
      > > This is a good use of only displaying waypoints within a particular
      > range.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > _____
      > >
      > > From: tracker2@yahoogroup <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com> s.com
      > [mailto:tracker2@yahoogroup <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>
      s.com] On
      > Behalf
      > > Of Margie and Dave
      > > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 11:44
      > > To: tracker2@yahoogroup <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com> s.com
      > > Subject: [tracker2] Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Hi Guys,
      > > i have been running the Nuvi350 for a day or so now and got the "My
      > > Locations Memory is Full" message this morning.
      > >
      > > Tried powering down, resetting etc but still get the error message.
      > >
      > > A search of the group did not find a fix.
      > >
      > > Has anyone found a fix to get it working again?
      > >
      > > 73's
      > > Dave
      > > VA3DK
      > >
      >
    • Brent Gay
      Try the Garmin Mappoint software to manage your favs. As far as sending a message to people on the Internet, would an email work? If so, try -email
      Message 2 of 28 , Sep 4, 2008
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        Try the Garmin Mappoint software to manage your favs.

        As far as sending a message to people on the Internet, would an email work? If so, try -email <email@address> message.

        Brent

        On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 12:58 AM, Margie and Dave <va3dk@...> wrote:

        Tnx Fred,
        Some success here...
        You are right deleting waypoints is a GPS function but with the
        Nuvi350 I have to delete from "My Favorites" each location (waypoint)
        individually. Quite a daunting challenge. Did a few to stop the
        error message tho...
        Looked into the Nuvi via the PC but need to understand the file setup
        before any tweaking there. Is the Nuvi another canned Linux creation?
        Tnx Scott, I set "MAXRANGE" to minimize filling up the memory again.
        Rather cuts the map usage to close by areas tho.... Hmmmm a short
        sighted Nuvi?
        So now I can message to and from other APRS on VHF OK.
        Have not found a way to message to APRS guys via the internet like the
        D710's do. Any suggestions?
        Still meets my interest of mobile monitoring of nearby APRS guys.
        Seems to require a bit of tweaking to keep it running. Not quite a
        plug and pray tho...
        Beacons OK!
        After plugging in the Garmin dfata cable the Nuvi does go into FMI
        mode. Mine does go into FMI by adding a button called "DESPATCH"
        probably their programming was by an off shore guy without a spell
        checker on their computer! Oh yes my Nuvi stays in FMI even after the
        cables are removed. Very interesting...I thought it would fall back
        the former non FMI mode.
        Tried EasyGPS only to find out the Nuvi talks only in "Garmin"
        protocol not standard NEMA...:-(..lots of manual waypoint deletions to
        go yet...
        Does anyone have an easier way to remove unwanted locations(waypoints)?
        Did use the Garmin POI loader to remove a few of the POI lists I had
        in the Nuvi. Not sure if this has any effect on Location memory tho...

        Lots to learn and apply.
        73's

        Dave.

        --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com, "Fred Hillhouse" <fmhillhouse@...> wrote:
        >
        > I keep a waypoint file so reloading my GPS is easy. First, I delete all
        > waypoints in GPS [GPS function], then load the waypoints back in.
        >
        > I use ExpertGPS for waypoint management. EasyGPS is free and without
        maps. I
        > also have an older GPS V. I do not know how the Nuvi and ExpertGPS
        will play
        > together. I suspect that using the serial port will work fine. I don't
        > believe USB GPS connection is supported yet.
        >
        > I imagine Mapsource can do the same waypoint management function. I
        don't
        > know. I have it but only use it for loading maps.
        >
        > Best regards,
        > Fred
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > _____
        >
        > From: tracker2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:tracker2@yahoogroups.com] On
        Behalf
        > Of Margie and Dave
        > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 22:46
        > To: tracker2@yahoogroups.com
        > Subject: [tracker2] Re: Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
        >
        >
        >
        > Tnx for the suggestion.
        >
        > Do you use the PC to delete waypoints?
        >
        > If so how do you do this?
        > TIA.
        >
        > Dave.
        >
        > --- In tracker2@yahoogroup <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>

        s.com, "Fred
        > Hillhouse" <fmhillhouse@> wrote:
        > >
        > > Have you tried deleting waypoints?
        > >
        > > This is a good use of only displaying waypoints within a particular
        > range.
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > > _____
        > >
        > > From: tracker2@yahoogroup <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com> s.com
        > [mailto:tracker2@yahoogroup <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>

        s.com] On
        > Behalf
        > > Of Margie and Dave
        > > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 11:44
        > > To: tracker2@yahoogroup <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com> s.com

        > > Subject: [tracker2] Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > > Hi Guys,
        > > i have been running the Nuvi350 for a day or so now and got the "My
        > > Locations Memory is Full" message this morning.
        > >
        > > Tried powering down, resetting etc but still get the error message.
        > >
        > > A search of the group did not find a fix.
        > >
        > > Has anyone found a fix to get it working again?
        > >
        > > 73's
        > > Dave
        > > VA3DK
        > >
        >


      • john paterson jr
        Dave, Re: EasyGPS I tried EasyGPS with my Nuvi 350 this morning. I was able to view all the waypoints in EasyGPS. Also, the delete function appears on a right
        Message 3 of 28 , Sep 4, 2008
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          Dave,

          Re: EasyGPS

          I tried EasyGPS with my Nuvi 350 this morning. I was able to view all the waypoints in EasyGPS. Also, the delete function appears on a right click. You can even make multiple selections and a right click will make "delete waypoints" available. I didn't try to actually delete any because I don't have any waypoints I want to delete, but you might try it again.
          I am using Windows XP SP2. In EasyGPS, at menu bar, I selected "GPS", then "Display GPS Information". In that dialog box, I added my two gps's, Garmin 76C and Nuvi 350. Then after a reboot of the PC, I ran EasyGPS again, Selected GPS, then Display GPS Information, then selected the Nuvi 350 and clicked OK. Almost immediately the Nuvi waypoints appeared on the screen in the lower left-hand window of EasyGPS.

          Good luck,

          John Paterson
          KC5LAA

          On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 12:58 AM, Margie and Dave <va3dk@...> wrote:

          Tnx Fred,
          Some success here...
          You are right deleting waypoints is a GPS function but with the
          Nuvi350 I have to delete from "My Favorites" each location (waypoint)
          individually. Quite a daunting challenge. Did a few to stop the
          error message tho...
          Looked into the Nuvi via the PC but need to understand the file setup
          before any tweaking there. Is the Nuvi another canned Linux creation?
          Tnx Scott, I set "MAXRANGE" to minimize filling up the memory again.
          Rather cuts the map usage to close by areas tho.... Hmmmm a short
          sighted Nuvi?
          So now I can message to and from other APRS on VHF OK.
          Have not found a way to message to APRS guys via the internet like the
          D710's do. Any suggestions?
          Still meets my interest of mobile monitoring of nearby APRS guys.
          Seems to require a bit of tweaking to keep it running. Not quite a
          plug and pray tho...
          Beacons OK!
          After plugging in the Garmin dfata cable the Nuvi does go into FMI
          mode. Mine does go into FMI by adding a button called "DESPATCH"
          probably their programming was by an off shore guy without a spell
          checker on their computer! Oh yes my Nuvi stays in FMI even after the
          cables are removed. Very interesting...I thought it would fall back
          the former non FMI mode.
          Tried EasyGPS only to find out the Nuvi talks only in "Garmin"
          protocol not standard NEMA...:-(..lots of manual waypoint deletions to
          go yet...
          Does anyone have an easier way to remove unwanted locations(waypoints)?
          Did use the Garmin POI loader to remove a few of the POI lists I had
          in the Nuvi. Not sure if this has any effect on Location memory tho...

          Lots to learn and apply.
          73's
          Dave.

          --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com, "Fred Hillhouse" <fmhillhouse@...> wrote:
          >
          > I keep a waypoint file so reloading my GPS is easy. First, I delete all
          > waypoints in GPS [GPS function], then load the waypoints back in.
          >
          > I use ExpertGPS for waypoint management. EasyGPS is free and without
          maps. I
          > also have an older GPS V. I do not know how the Nuvi and ExpertGPS
          will play
          > together. I suspect that using the serial port will work fine. I don't
          > believe USB GPS connection is supported yet.
          >
          > I imagine Mapsource can do the same waypoint management function. I
          don't
          > know. I have it but only use it for loading maps.
          >
          > Best regards,
          > Fred
          >
          >
          >
          >
          > _____
          >
          > From: tracker2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:tracker2@yahoogroups.com] On
          Behalf
          > Of Margie and Dave
          > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 22:46
          > To: tracker2@yahoogroups.com
          > Subject: [tracker2] Re: Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
          >
          >
          >
          > Tnx for the suggestion.
          >
          > Do you use the PC to delete waypoints?
          >
          > If so how do you do this?
          > TIA.
          >
          > Dave.
          >
          > --- In tracker2@yahoogroup <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>
          s.com, "Fred
          > Hillhouse" <fmhillhouse@> wrote:
          > >
          > > Have you tried deleting waypoints?
          > >
          > > This is a good use of only displaying waypoints within a particular
          > range.
          > >
          > >
          > >
          > >
          > > _____
          > >
          > > From: tracker2@yahoogroup <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com> s.com
          > [mailto:tracker2@yahoogroup <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>
          s.com] On
          > Behalf
          > > Of Margie and Dave
          > > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 11:44
          > > To: tracker2@yahoogroup <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com> s.com
          > > Subject: [tracker2] Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
          > >
          > >
          > >
          > > Hi Guys,
          > > i have been running the Nuvi350 for a day or so now and got the "My
          > > Locations Memory is Full" message this morning.
          > >
          > > Tried powering down, resetting etc but still get the error message.
          > >
          > > A search of the group did not find a fix.
          > >
          > > Has anyone found a fix to get it working again?
          > >
          > > 73's
          > > Dave
          > > VA3DK
          > >
          >


        • Fred Hillhouse
          John, It might be useful if the EasyGPS settings were added as well as the mode the Nuvi was in, for example, Garmin vs. NMEA, USB, etc. I have to have my GPS
          Message 4 of 28 , Sep 4, 2008
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            John,
             
            It might be useful if the EasyGPS settings were added as well as the mode the Nuvi was in, for example, Garmin vs. NMEA, USB, etc.
             
            I have to have my GPS (Garmin GPS V) set to 'Garmin' in ExpertGPS. I suspect EasyGPS is the same.
             
            Thanks!
            Fred
             
             


            From: tracker2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:tracker2@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of john paterson jr
            Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2008 10:40
            To: tracker2@yahoogroups.com
            Subject: Re: [tracker2] Re: Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"

            Dave,

            Re: EasyGPS

            I tried EasyGPS with my Nuvi 350 this morning. I was able to view all the waypoints in EasyGPS. Also, the delete function appears on a right click. You can even make multiple selections and a right click will make "delete waypoints" available. I didn't try to actually delete any because I don't have any waypoints I want to delete, but you might try it again.
            I am using Windows XP SP2. In EasyGPS, at menu bar, I selected "GPS", then "Display GPS Information". In that dialog box, I added my two gps's, Garmin 76C and Nuvi 350. Then after a reboot of the PC, I ran EasyGPS again, Selected GPS, then Display GPS Information, then selected the Nuvi 350 and clicked OK. Almost immediately the Nuvi waypoints appeared on the screen in the lower left-hand window of EasyGPS.

            Good luck,

            John Paterson
            KC5LAA

            On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 12:58 AM, Margie and Dave <va3dk@yahoo. ca> wrote:

            Tnx Fred,
            Some success here...
            You are right deleting waypoints is a GPS function but with the
            Nuvi350 I have to delete from "My Favorites" each location (waypoint)
            individually. Quite a daunting challenge. Did a few to stop the
            error message tho...
            Looked into the Nuvi via the PC but need to understand the file setup
            before any tweaking there. Is the Nuvi another canned Linux creation?
            Tnx Scott, I set "MAXRANGE" to minimize filling up the memory again.
            Rather cuts the map usage to close by areas tho.... Hmmmm a short
            sighted Nuvi?
            So now I can message to and from other APRS on VHF OK.
            Have not found a way to message to APRS guys via the internet like the
            D710's do. Any suggestions?
            Still meets my interest of mobile monitoring of nearby APRS guys.
            Seems to require a bit of tweaking to keep it running. Not quite a
            plug and pray tho...
            Beacons OK!
            After plugging in the Garmin dfata cable the Nuvi does go into FMI
            mode. Mine does go into FMI by adding a button called "DESPATCH"
            probably their programming was by an off shore guy without a spell
            checker on their computer! Oh yes my Nuvi stays in FMI even after the
            cables are removed. Very interesting. ..I thought it would fall back
            the former non FMI mode.
            Tried EasyGPS only to find out the Nuvi talks only in "Garmin"
            protocol not standard NEMA...:-(.. lots of manual waypoint deletions to
            go yet...
            Does anyone have an easier way to remove unwanted locations(waypoints )?
            Did use the Garmin POI loader to remove a few of the POI lists I had
            in the Nuvi. Not sure if this has any effect on Location memory tho...

            Lots to learn and apply.
            73's
            Dave.

            --- In tracker2@yahoogroup s.com, "Fred Hillhouse" <fmhillhouse@ ...> wrote:
            >
            > I keep a waypoint file so reloading my GPS is easy. First, I delete all
            > waypoints in GPS [GPS function], then load the waypoints back in.
            >
            > I use ExpertGPS for waypoint management. EasyGPS is free and without
            maps. I
            > also have an older GPS V. I do not know how the Nuvi and ExpertGPS
            will play
            > together. I suspect that using the serial port will work fine. I don't
            > believe USB GPS connection is supported yet.
            >
            > I imagine Mapsource can do the same waypoint management function. I
            don't
            > know. I have it but only use it for loading maps.
            >
            > Best regards,
            > Fred
            >
            >
            >
            >
            > _____
            >
            > From: tracker2@yahoogroup s.com [mailto:tracker2@yahoogroup s.com] On
            Behalf
            > Of Margie and Dave
            > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 22:46
            > To: tracker2@yahoogroup s.com
            > Subject: [tracker2] Re: Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
            >
            >
            >
            > Tnx for the suggestion.
            >
            > Do you use the PC to delete waypoints?
            >
            > If so how do you do this?
            > TIA.
            >
            > Dave.
            >
            > --- In tracker2@yahoogroup <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogro ups.com>
            s.com, "Fred
            > Hillhouse" <fmhillhouse@> wrote:
            > >
            > > Have you tried deleting waypoints?
            > >
            > > This is a good use of only displaying waypoints within a particular
            > range.
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > > _____
            > >
            > > From: tracker2@yahoogroup <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogro ups.com> s.com
            > [mailto:tracker2@yahoogroup <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogro ups.com>
            s.com] On
            > Behalf
            > > Of Margie and Dave
            > > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 11:44
            > > To: tracker2@yahoogroup <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogro ups.com> s.com
            > > Subject: [tracker2] Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > > Hi Guys,
            > > i have been running the Nuvi350 for a day or so now and got the "My
            > > Locations Memory is Full" message this morning.
            > >
            > > Tried powering down, resetting etc but still get the error message.
            > >
            > > A search of the group did not find a fix.
            > >
            > > Has anyone found a fix to get it working again?
            > >
            > > 73's
            > > Dave
            > > VA3DK
            > >
            >


          • john paterson jr
            Fred, The help file says the Garmin GPSs must NOT be in NMEA mode. As far as I know there is no way to change that setting in the Nuvi 350. Also, the only
            Message 5 of 28 , Sep 4, 2008
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              Fred, The help file says the Garmin GPSs must NOT be in NMEA mode. As far as I know there is no way to change that setting in the Nuvi 350. Also, the only settings I can find in EasyGPS are under "Edit", "Preferences", which brings up the window for selection of the Nuvi 350. When the Nuvi 350 is selected, there is a "Settings" button, but that only allows selection of COM port or USB. The Nuvi 350 onlly has USB port, so that was an easy selection. Sorry my previous explanation was incomplete.

              John
              KC5LAA

              On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 9:55 AM, Fred Hillhouse <fmhillhouse@...> wrote:

              John,
               
              It might be useful if the EasyGPS settings were added as well as the mode the Nuvi was in, for example, Garmin vs. NMEA, USB, etc.
               
              I have to have my GPS (Garmin GPS V) set to 'Garmin' in ExpertGPS. I suspect EasyGPS is the same.
               
              Thanks!
              Fred
               
               


              From: tracker2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:tracker2@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of john paterson jr
              Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2008 10:40
              To: tracker2@yahoogroups.com
              Subject: Re: [tracker2] Re: Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"

              Dave,

              Re: EasyGPS

              I tried EasyGPS with my Nuvi 350 this morning. I was able to view all the waypoints in EasyGPS. Also, the delete function appears on a right click. You can even make multiple selections and a right click will make "delete waypoints" available. I didn't try to actually delete any because I don't have any waypoints I want to delete, but you might try it again.
              I am using Windows XP SP2. In EasyGPS, at menu bar, I selected "GPS", then "Display GPS Information". In that dialog box, I added my two gps's, Garmin 76C and Nuvi 350. Then after a reboot of the PC, I ran EasyGPS again, Selected GPS, then Display GPS Information, then selected the Nuvi 350 and clicked OK. Almost immediately the Nuvi waypoints appeared on the screen in the lower left-hand window of EasyGPS.

              Good luck,

              John Paterson
              KC5LAA

              On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 12:58 AM, Margie and Dave <va3dk@...> wrote:

              Tnx Fred,
              Some success here...
              You are right deleting waypoints is a GPS function but with the
              Nuvi350 I have to delete from "My Favorites" each location (waypoint)
              individually. Quite a daunting challenge. Did a few to stop the
              error message tho...
              Looked into the Nuvi via the PC but need to understand the file setup
              before any tweaking there. Is the Nuvi another canned Linux creation?
              Tnx Scott, I set "MAXRANGE" to minimize filling up the memory again.
              Rather cuts the map usage to close by areas tho.... Hmmmm a short
              sighted Nuvi?
              So now I can message to and from other APRS on VHF OK.
              Have not found a way to message to APRS guys via the internet like the
              D710's do. Any suggestions?
              Still meets my interest of mobile monitoring of nearby APRS guys.
              Seems to require a bit of tweaking to keep it running. Not quite a
              plug and pray tho...
              Beacons OK!
              After plugging in the Garmin dfata cable the Nuvi does go into FMI
              mode. Mine does go into FMI by adding a button called "DESPATCH"
              probably their programming was by an off shore guy without a spell
              checker on their computer! Oh yes my Nuvi stays in FMI even after the
              cables are removed. Very interesting...I thought it would fall back
              the former non FMI mode.
              Tried EasyGPS only to find out the Nuvi talks only in "Garmin"
              protocol not standard NEMA...:-(..lots of manual waypoint deletions to
              go yet...
              Does anyone have an easier way to remove unwanted locations(waypoints)?
              Did use the Garmin POI loader to remove a few of the POI lists I had
              in the Nuvi. Not sure if this has any effect on Location memory tho...

              Lots to learn and apply.
              73's
              Dave.

              --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com, "Fred Hillhouse" <fmhillhouse@...> wrote:
              >
              > I keep a waypoint file so reloading my GPS is easy. First, I delete all
              > waypoints in GPS [GPS function], then load the waypoints back in.
              >
              > I use ExpertGPS for waypoint management. EasyGPS is free and without
              maps. I
              > also have an older GPS V. I do not know how the Nuvi and ExpertGPS
              will play
              > together. I suspect that using the serial port will work fine. I don't
              > believe USB GPS connection is supported yet.
              >
              > I imagine Mapsource can do the same waypoint management function. I
              don't
              > know. I have it but only use it for loading maps.
              >
              > Best regards,
              > Fred
              >
              >
              >
              >
              > _____
              >
              > From: tracker2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:tracker2@yahoogroups.com] On
              Behalf
              > Of Margie and Dave
              > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 22:46
              > To: tracker2@yahoogroups.com
              > Subject: [tracker2] Re: Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
              >
              >
              >
              > Tnx for the suggestion.
              >
              > Do you use the PC to delete waypoints?
              >
              > If so how do you do this?
              > TIA.
              >
              > Dave.
              >
              > --- In tracker2@yahoogroup <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>
              s.com, "Fred
              > Hillhouse" <fmhillhouse@> wrote:
              > >
              > > Have you tried deleting waypoints?
              > >
              > > This is a good use of only displaying waypoints within a particular
              > range.
              > >
              > >
              > >
              > >
              > > _____
              > >
              > > From: tracker2@yahoogroup <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com> s.com
              > [mailto:tracker2@yahoogroup <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>
              s.com] On
              > Behalf
              > > Of Margie and Dave
              > > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 11:44
              > > To: tracker2@yahoogroup <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com> s.com
              > > Subject: [tracker2] Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
              > >
              > >
              > >
              > > Hi Guys,
              > > i have been running the Nuvi350 for a day or so now and got the "My
              > > Locations Memory is Full" message this morning.
              > >
              > > Tried powering down, resetting etc but still get the error message.
              > >
              > > A search of the group did not find a fix.
              > >
              > > Has anyone found a fix to get it working again?
              > >
              > > 73's
              > > Dave
              > > VA3DK
              > >
              >



            • EM Sharp
              Hi All: I am using a NUVI 650 which is a bit different from the 350, but in many ways similar as far a adding and deleting favorites is concerned. The only
              Message 6 of 28 , Sep 4, 2008
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                Hi All:
                I am using a NUVI 650 which is a bit different from the 350, but in
                many ways similar as far a adding and deleting "favorites" is concerned.

                The only ways I have been successful in deleting waypoints is :
                1) select the individual way point in favorites and edit/delete it
                individually manually -- it takes many key entries per waypoint, 5 to
                many depending on where it is in the list.
                2) a "RESET" of all user data, including waypoints can be done by
                pressing the upper left corner (or on some units the lower left
                corner) of the display when turning the unit on. This leads to a start
                up in maintenance mode where "Clear Waypoints" is an option, but this
                also resets all other user entered options and restores the unit to
                the "factory shipped" state (also removing the unit from FMI mode).
                What a pain to restore the personal options individually/manually!

                I have tried EasyGPS. I have been able to read out the GPS data and
                delete waypoints from the PC display, but I too have not been
                successful in sending this info back to the NUVI and having it replace
                the Favorites stored in it. I hope this is my blunder and not a
                property of the program or the NUVI.

                Elmer


                --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com, "john paterson jr" <jpaterjr@...> wrote:
                >
                > Dave,
                > Re: EasyGPS
                >
                > I tried EasyGPS with my Nuvi 350 this morning. I was able to view
                all the
                > waypoints in EasyGPS. Also, the delete function appears on a right
                click.
                > You can even make multiple selections and a right click will make
                "delete
                > waypoints" available. I didn't try to actually delete any because I
                don't
                > have any waypoints I want to delete, but you might try it again.
                > I am using Windows XP SP2. In EasyGPS, at menu bar, I selected
                "GPS", then
                > "Display GPS Information". In that dialog box, I added my two gps's,
                Garmin
                > 76C and Nuvi 350. Then after a reboot of the PC, I ran EasyGPS again,
                > Selected GPS, then Display GPS Information, then selected the Nuvi
                350 and
                > clicked OK. Almost immediately the Nuvi waypoints appeared on the
                screen in
                > the lower left-hand window of EasyGPS.
                >
                > Good luck,
                >
                > John Paterson
                > KC5LAA
                >
                > On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 12:58 AM, Margie and Dave <va3dk@...> wrote:
                >
                > > Tnx Fred,
                > > Some success here...
                > > You are right deleting waypoints is a GPS function but with the
                > > Nuvi350 I have to delete from "My Favorites" each location (waypoint)
                > > individually. Quite a daunting challenge. Did a few to stop the
                > > error message tho...
                > > Looked into the Nuvi via the PC but need to understand the file setup
                > > before any tweaking there. Is the Nuvi another canned Linux creation?
                > > Tnx Scott, I set "MAXRANGE" to minimize filling up the memory again.
                > > Rather cuts the map usage to close by areas tho.... Hmmmm a short
                > > sighted Nuvi?
                > > So now I can message to and from other APRS on VHF OK.
                > > Have not found a way to message to APRS guys via the internet like the
                > > D710's do. Any suggestions?
                > > Still meets my interest of mobile monitoring of nearby APRS guys.
                > > Seems to require a bit of tweaking to keep it running. Not quite a
                > > plug and pray tho...
                > > Beacons OK!
                > > After plugging in the Garmin dfata cable the Nuvi does go into FMI
                > > mode. Mine does go into FMI by adding a button called "DESPATCH"
                > > probably their programming was by an off shore guy without a spell
                > > checker on their computer! Oh yes my Nuvi stays in FMI even after the
                > > cables are removed. Very interesting...I thought it would fall back
                > > the former non FMI mode.
                > > Tried EasyGPS only to find out the Nuvi talks only in "Garmin"
                > > protocol not standard NEMA...:-(..lots of manual waypoint deletions to
                > > go yet...
                > > Does anyone have an easier way to remove unwanted
                locations(waypoints)?
                > > Did use the Garmin POI loader to remove a few of the POI lists I had
                > > in the Nuvi. Not sure if this has any effect on Location memory tho...
                > >
                > > Lots to learn and apply.
                > > 73's
                > > Dave.
                > >
                > > --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>, "Fred
                > > Hillhouse" <fmhillhouse@> wrote:
                > > >
                > > > I keep a waypoint file so reloading my GPS is easy. First, I
                delete all
                > > > waypoints in GPS [GPS function], then load the waypoints back in.
                > > >
                > > > I use ExpertGPS for waypoint management. EasyGPS is free and without
                > > maps. I
                > > > also have an older GPS V. I do not know how the Nuvi and ExpertGPS
                > > will play
                > > > together. I suspect that using the serial port will work fine. I
                don't
                > > > believe USB GPS connection is supported yet.
                > > >
                > > > I imagine Mapsource can do the same waypoint management function. I
                > > don't
                > > > know. I have it but only use it for loading maps.
                > > >
                > > > Best regards,
                > > > Fred
                > > >
                > > >
                > > >
                > > >
                > > > _____
                > > >
                > > > From: tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com> [mailto:
                > > tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>] On
                > > Behalf
                > > > Of Margie and Dave
                > > > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 22:46
                > > > To: tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>
                > > > Subject: [tracker2] Re: Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
                > > >
                > > >
                > > >
                > > > Tnx for the suggestion.
                > > >
                > > > Do you use the PC to delete waypoints?
                > > >
                > > > If so how do you do this?
                > > > TIA.
                > > >
                > > > Dave.
                > > >
                > > > --- In tracker2@yahoogroup
                <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com<tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>
                > > >
                > > s.com, "Fred
                > > > Hillhouse" <fmhillhouse@> wrote:
                > > > >
                > > > > Have you tried deleting waypoints?
                > > > >
                > > > > This is a good use of only displaying waypoints within a
                particular
                > > > range.
                > > > >
                > > > >
                > > > >
                > > > >
                > > > > _____
                > > > >
                > > > > From: tracker2@yahoogroup
                <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com<tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>>
                > > s.com
                > > > [mailto:tracker2@yahoogroup
                <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com<tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>
                > > >
                > > s.com] On
                > > > Behalf
                > > > > Of Margie and Dave
                > > > > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 11:44
                > > > > To: tracker2@yahoogroup
                <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com<tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>>
                > > s.com
                > > > > Subject: [tracker2] Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
                > > > >
                > > > >
                > > > >
                > > > > Hi Guys,
                > > > > i have been running the Nuvi350 for a day or so now and got
                the "My
                > > > > Locations Memory is Full" message this morning.
                > > > >
                > > > > Tried powering down, resetting etc but still get the error
                message.
                > > > >
                > > > > A search of the group did not find a fix.
                > > > >
                > > > > Has anyone found a fix to get it working again?
                > > > >
                > > > > 73's
                > > > > Dave
                > > > > VA3DK
                > > > >
                > > >
                > >
                > >
                > >
                >
              • Margie and Dave
                Hi John, Tnx for the info, I will try EasyGPS again. I assume you connected to a serial port (or USB serial adapter)directly, not via null modem crossover.
                Message 7 of 28 , Sep 4, 2008
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                  Hi John,
                  Tnx for the info, I will try EasyGPS again.

                  I assume you connected to a serial port (or USB serial
                  adapter)directly, not via null modem crossover.

                  That will make it easier to clear the Nuvi map screen of the outdated
                  APRS tags. I left the system on for a day or so and the map screen
                  was so full of tags. If I zoomed in I could find the exact location OK

                  It would be neat if there was a way to clear the Nuvi map of tags that
                  were no longer present. Could be quite complicated.
                  Dave


                  --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com, "john paterson jr" <jpaterjr@...> wrote:
                  >
                  > Dave,
                  > Re: EasyGPS
                  >
                  > I tried EasyGPS with my Nuvi 350 this morning. I was able to view
                  all the
                  > waypoints in EasyGPS. Also, the delete function appears on a right
                  click.
                  > You can even make multiple selections and a right click will make
                  "delete
                  > waypoints" available. I didn't try to actually delete any because I
                  don't
                  > have any waypoints I want to delete, but you might try it again.
                  > I am using Windows XP SP2. In EasyGPS, at menu bar, I selected
                  "GPS", then
                  > "Display GPS Information". In that dialog box, I added my two gps's,
                  Garmin
                  > 76C and Nuvi 350. Then after a reboot of the PC, I ran EasyGPS again,
                  > Selected GPS, then Display GPS Information, then selected the Nuvi
                  350 and
                  > clicked OK. Almost immediately the Nuvi waypoints appeared on the
                  screen in
                  > the lower left-hand window of EasyGPS.
                  >
                  > Good luck,
                  >
                  > John Paterson
                  > KC5LAA
                  >
                  > On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 12:58 AM, Margie and Dave <va3dk@...> wrote:
                  >
                  > > Tnx Fred,
                  > > Some success here...
                  > > You are right deleting waypoints is a GPS function but with the
                  > > Nuvi350 I have to delete from "My Favorites" each location (waypoint)
                  > > individually. Quite a daunting challenge. Did a few to stop the
                  > > error message tho...
                  > > Looked into the Nuvi via the PC but need to understand the file setup
                  > > before any tweaking there. Is the Nuvi another canned Linux creation?
                  > > Tnx Scott, I set "MAXRANGE" to minimize filling up the memory again.
                  > > Rather cuts the map usage to close by areas tho.... Hmmmm a short
                  > > sighted Nuvi?
                  > > So now I can message to and from other APRS on VHF OK.
                  > > Have not found a way to message to APRS guys via the internet like the
                  > > D710's do. Any suggestions?
                  > > Still meets my interest of mobile monitoring of nearby APRS guys.
                  > > Seems to require a bit of tweaking to keep it running. Not quite a
                  > > plug and pray tho...
                  > > Beacons OK!
                  > > After plugging in the Garmin dfata cable the Nuvi does go into FMI
                  > > mode. Mine does go into FMI by adding a button called "DESPATCH"
                  > > probably their programming was by an off shore guy without a spell
                  > > checker on their computer! Oh yes my Nuvi stays in FMI even after the
                  > > cables are removed. Very interesting...I thought it would fall back
                  > > the former non FMI mode.
                  > > Tried EasyGPS only to find out the Nuvi talks only in "Garmin"
                  > > protocol not standard NEMA...:-(..lots of manual waypoint deletions to
                  > > go yet...
                  > > Does anyone have an easier way to remove unwanted
                  locations(waypoints)?
                  > > Did use the Garmin POI loader to remove a few of the POI lists I had
                  > > in the Nuvi. Not sure if this has any effect on Location memory tho...
                  > >
                  > > Lots to learn and apply.
                  > > 73's
                  > > Dave.
                  > >
                  > > --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>, "Fred
                  > > Hillhouse" <fmhillhouse@> wrote:
                  > > >
                  > > > I keep a waypoint file so reloading my GPS is easy. First, I
                  delete all
                  > > > waypoints in GPS [GPS function], then load the waypoints back in.
                  > > >
                  > > > I use ExpertGPS for waypoint management. EasyGPS is free and without
                  > > maps. I
                  > > > also have an older GPS V. I do not know how the Nuvi and ExpertGPS
                  > > will play
                  > > > together. I suspect that using the serial port will work fine. I
                  don't
                  > > > believe USB GPS connection is supported yet.
                  > > >
                  > > > I imagine Mapsource can do the same waypoint management function. I
                  > > don't
                  > > > know. I have it but only use it for loading maps.
                  > > >
                  > > > Best regards,
                  > > > Fred
                  > > >
                  > > >
                  > > >
                  > > >
                  > > > _____
                  > > >
                  > > > From: tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com> [mailto:
                  > > tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>] On
                  > > Behalf
                  > > > Of Margie and Dave
                  > > > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 22:46
                  > > > To: tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>
                  > > > Subject: [tracker2] Re: Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
                  > > >
                  > > >
                  > > >
                  > > > Tnx for the suggestion.
                  > > >
                  > > > Do you use the PC to delete waypoints?
                  > > >
                  > > > If so how do you do this?
                  > > > TIA.
                  > > >
                  > > > Dave.
                  > > >
                  > > > --- In tracker2@yahoogroup
                  <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com<tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>
                  > > >
                  > > s.com, "Fred
                  > > > Hillhouse" <fmhillhouse@> wrote:
                  > > > >
                  > > > > Have you tried deleting waypoints?
                  > > > >
                  > > > > This is a good use of only displaying waypoints within a
                  particular
                  > > > range.
                  > > > >
                  > > > >
                  > > > >
                  > > > >
                  > > > > _____
                  > > > >
                  > > > > From: tracker2@yahoogroup
                  <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com<tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>>
                  > > s.com
                  > > > [mailto:tracker2@yahoogroup
                  <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com<tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>
                  > > >
                  > > s.com] On
                  > > > Behalf
                  > > > > Of Margie and Dave
                  > > > > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 11:44
                  > > > > To: tracker2@yahoogroup
                  <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com<tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>>
                  > > s.com
                  > > > > Subject: [tracker2] Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
                  > > > >
                  > > > >
                  > > > >
                  > > > > Hi Guys,
                  > > > > i have been running the Nuvi350 for a day or so now and got
                  the "My
                  > > > > Locations Memory is Full" message this morning.
                  > > > >
                  > > > > Tried powering down, resetting etc but still get the error
                  message.
                  > > > >
                  > > > > A search of the group did not find a fix.
                  > > > >
                  > > > > Has anyone found a fix to get it working again?
                  > > > >
                  > > > > 73's
                  > > > > Dave
                  > > > > VA3DK
                  > > > >
                  > > >
                  > >
                  > >
                  > >
                  >
                • john paterson jr
                  Hi, Dave, No. I used a USB cable. USB at the computer, and mini USB at the data port of the Nuvi. It worked just fine! Have fun! John
                  Message 8 of 28 , Sep 4, 2008
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                    Hi, Dave,

                    No. I used a USB cable. USB at the computer, and mini USB at the data port of the Nuvi. It worked just fine!

                    Have fun!

                    John

                    On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 4:59 PM, Margie and Dave <va3dk@...> wrote:

                    Hi John,
                    Tnx for the info, I will try EasyGPS again.

                    I assume you connected to a serial port (or USB serial
                    adapter)directly, not via null modem crossover.

                    That will make it easier to clear the Nuvi map screen of the outdated
                    APRS tags. I left the system on for a day or so and the map screen
                    was so full of tags. If I zoomed in I could find the exact location OK

                    It would be neat if there was a way to clear the Nuvi map of tags that
                    were no longer present. Could be quite complicated.
                    Dave


                    --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com, "john paterson jr" <jpaterjr@...> wrote:
                    >
                    > Dave,
                    > Re: EasyGPS
                    >
                    > I tried EasyGPS with my Nuvi 350 this morning. I was able to view
                    all the
                    > waypoints in EasyGPS. Also, the delete function appears on a right
                    click.
                    > You can even make multiple selections and a right click will make
                    "delete
                    > waypoints" available. I didn't try to actually delete any because I
                    don't
                    > have any waypoints I want to delete, but you might try it again.
                    > I am using Windows XP SP2. In EasyGPS, at menu bar, I selected
                    "GPS", then
                    > "Display GPS Information". In that dialog box, I added my two gps's,
                    Garmin
                    > 76C and Nuvi 350. Then after a reboot of the PC, I ran EasyGPS again,
                    > Selected GPS, then Display GPS Information, then selected the Nuvi
                    350 and
                    > clicked OK. Almost immediately the Nuvi waypoints appeared on the
                    screen in
                    > the lower left-hand window of EasyGPS.
                    >
                    > Good luck,
                    >
                    > John Paterson
                    > KC5LAA
                    >
                    > On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 12:58 AM, Margie and Dave <va3dk@...> wrote:
                    >
                    > > Tnx Fred,
                    > > Some success here...
                    > > You are right deleting waypoints is a GPS function but with the
                    > > Nuvi350 I have to delete from "My Favorites" each location (waypoint)
                    > > individually. Quite a daunting challenge. Did a few to stop the
                    > > error message tho...
                    > > Looked into the Nuvi via the PC but need to understand the file setup
                    > > before any tweaking there. Is the Nuvi another canned Linux creation?
                    > > Tnx Scott, I set "MAXRANGE" to minimize filling up the memory again.
                    > > Rather cuts the map usage to close by areas tho.... Hmmmm a short
                    > > sighted Nuvi?
                    > > So now I can message to and from other APRS on VHF OK.
                    > > Have not found a way to message to APRS guys via the internet like the
                    > > D710's do. Any suggestions?
                    > > Still meets my interest of mobile monitoring of nearby APRS guys.
                    > > Seems to require a bit of tweaking to keep it running. Not quite a
                    > > plug and pray tho...
                    > > Beacons OK!
                    > > After plugging in the Garmin dfata cable the Nuvi does go into FMI
                    > > mode. Mine does go into FMI by adding a button called "DESPATCH"
                    > > probably their programming was by an off shore guy without a spell
                    > > checker on their computer! Oh yes my Nuvi stays in FMI even after the
                    > > cables are removed. Very interesting...I thought it would fall back
                    > > the former non FMI mode.
                    > > Tried EasyGPS only to find out the Nuvi talks only in "Garmin"
                    > > protocol not standard NEMA...:-(..lots of manual waypoint deletions to
                    > > go yet...
                    > > Does anyone have an easier way to remove unwanted
                    locations(waypoints)?
                    > > Did use the Garmin POI loader to remove a few of the POI lists I had
                    > > in the Nuvi. Not sure if this has any effect on Location memory tho...
                    > >
                    > > Lots to learn and apply.
                    > > 73's
                    > > Dave.
                    > >
                    > > --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>, "Fred

                    > > Hillhouse" <fmhillhouse@> wrote:
                    > > >
                    > > > I keep a waypoint file so reloading my GPS is easy. First, I
                    delete all
                    > > > waypoints in GPS [GPS function], then load the waypoints back in.
                    > > >
                    > > > I use ExpertGPS for waypoint management. EasyGPS is free and without
                    > > maps. I
                    > > > also have an older GPS V. I do not know how the Nuvi and ExpertGPS
                    > > will play
                    > > > together. I suspect that using the serial port will work fine. I
                    don't
                    > > > believe USB GPS connection is supported yet.
                    > > >
                    > > > I imagine Mapsource can do the same waypoint management function. I
                    > > don't
                    > > > know. I have it but only use it for loading maps.
                    > > >
                    > > > Best regards,
                    > > > Fred
                    > > >
                    > > >
                    > > >
                    > > >
                    > > > _____
                    > > >
                    > > > From: tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com> [mailto:
                    > > tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>] On

                    > > Behalf
                    > > > Of Margie and Dave
                    > > > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 22:46
                    > > > To: tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>

                    > > > Subject: [tracker2] Re: Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
                    > > >
                    > > >
                    > > >
                    > > > Tnx for the suggestion.
                    > > >
                    > > > Do you use the PC to delete waypoints?
                    > > >
                    > > > If so how do you do this?
                    > > > TIA.
                    > > >
                    > > > Dave.
                    > > >
                    > > > --- In tracker2@yahoogroup
                    <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com<tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>

                    > > >
                    > > s.com, "Fred
                    > > > Hillhouse" <fmhillhouse@> wrote:
                    > > > >
                    > > > > Have you tried deleting waypoints?
                    > > > >
                    > > > > This is a good use of only displaying waypoints within a
                    particular
                    > > > range.
                    > > > >
                    > > > >
                    > > > >
                    > > > >
                    > > > > _____
                    > > > >
                    > > > > From: tracker2@yahoogroup
                    <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com<tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>>

                    > > s.com
                    > > > [mailto:tracker2@yahoogroup
                    <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com<tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>

                    > > >
                    > > s.com] On
                    > > > Behalf
                    > > > > Of Margie and Dave
                    > > > > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 11:44
                    > > > > To: tracker2@yahoogroup
                    <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com<tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>>

                    > > s.com
                    > > > > Subject: [tracker2] Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
                    > > > >
                    > > > >
                    > > > >
                    > > > > Hi Guys,
                    > > > > i have been running the Nuvi350 for a day or so now and got
                    the "My
                    > > > > Locations Memory is Full" message this morning.
                    > > > >
                    > > > > Tried powering down, resetting etc but still get the error
                    message.
                    > > > >
                    > > > > A search of the group did not find a fix.
                    > > > >
                    > > > > Has anyone found a fix to get it working again?
                    > > > >
                    > > > > 73's
                    > > > > Dave
                    > > > > VA3DK
                    > > > >
                    > > >
                    > >
                    > >
                    > >
                    >


                  • Margie and Dave
                    Hi John, I am using EasyGPS verion 2.9.4 the latest on my XP sp2 also. I tried the Nuvi via USB but no recognition by EasyGPS when I selected the Display GPS
                    Message 9 of 28 , Sep 4, 2008
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                      Hi John,
                      I am using EasyGPS verion 2.9.4 the latest on my XP sp2 also.

                      I tried the Nuvi via USB but no recognition by EasyGPS when I selected
                      the "Display GPS Information" from the Menu.

                      My Nuvi stays in FMI mode even when the Garmin data(serial) cable is
                      not connected to the data port on the side.

                      I think your Nuvi may not be in FMI mode and that may account for
                      EasyGPS not seeing my Nuvi. Does anyone know how to froce the Nuvi
                      back into the regular non FMI mode?

                      The EasyGPS Help does lilst the supported Garmin but the Nuvi is not
                      on their list. Also the Help indicated the Garmin's needed to be in
                      4800 NEMA setup to work with EasyGPS. Maybe you have found an
                      undocunented feature of the EasyGPS program.

                      Dave.





                      --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com, "john paterson jr" <jpaterjr@...> wrote:
                      >
                      > Hi, Dave,
                      > No. I used a USB cable. USB at the computer, and mini USB at the
                      data port
                      > of the Nuvi. It worked just fine!
                      >
                      > Have fun!
                      >
                      > John
                      >
                      > On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 4:59 PM, Margie and Dave <va3dk@...> wrote:
                      >
                      > > Hi John,
                      > > Tnx for the info, I will try EasyGPS again.
                      > >
                      > > I assume you connected to a serial port (or USB serial
                      > > adapter)directly, not via null modem crossover.
                      > >
                      > > That will make it easier to clear the Nuvi map screen of the outdated
                      > > APRS tags. I left the system on for a day or so and the map screen
                      > > was so full of tags. If I zoomed in I could find the exact location OK
                      > >
                      > > It would be neat if there was a way to clear the Nuvi map of tags that
                      > > were no longer present. Could be quite complicated.
                      > > Dave
                      > >
                      > > --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>, "john
                      > > paterson jr" <jpaterjr@> wrote:
                      > > >
                      > > > Dave,
                      > > > Re: EasyGPS
                      > > >
                      > > > I tried EasyGPS with my Nuvi 350 this morning. I was able to view
                      > > all the
                      > > > waypoints in EasyGPS. Also, the delete function appears on a right
                      > > click.
                      > > > You can even make multiple selections and a right click will make
                      > > "delete
                      > > > waypoints" available. I didn't try to actually delete any because I
                      > > don't
                      > > > have any waypoints I want to delete, but you might try it again.
                      > > > I am using Windows XP SP2. In EasyGPS, at menu bar, I selected
                      > > "GPS", then
                      > > > "Display GPS Information". In that dialog box, I added my two gps's,
                      > > Garmin
                      > > > 76C and Nuvi 350. Then after a reboot of the PC, I ran EasyGPS
                      again,
                      > > > Selected GPS, then Display GPS Information, then selected the Nuvi
                      > > 350 and
                      > > > clicked OK. Almost immediately the Nuvi waypoints appeared on the
                      > > screen in
                      > > > the lower left-hand window of EasyGPS.
                      > > >
                      > > > Good luck,
                      > > >
                      > > > John Paterson
                      > > > KC5LAA
                      > > >
                      > > > On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 12:58 AM, Margie and Dave <va3dk@> wrote:
                      > > >
                      > > > > Tnx Fred,
                      > > > > Some success here...
                      > > > > You are right deleting waypoints is a GPS function but with the
                      > > > > Nuvi350 I have to delete from "My Favorites" each location
                      (waypoint)
                      > > > > individually. Quite a daunting challenge. Did a few to stop the
                      > > > > error message tho...
                      > > > > Looked into the Nuvi via the PC but need to understand the
                      file setup
                      > > > > before any tweaking there. Is the Nuvi another canned Linux
                      creation?
                      > > > > Tnx Scott, I set "MAXRANGE" to minimize filling up the memory
                      again.
                      > > > > Rather cuts the map usage to close by areas tho.... Hmmmm a short
                      > > > > sighted Nuvi?
                      > > > > So now I can message to and from other APRS on VHF OK.
                      > > > > Have not found a way to message to APRS guys via the internet
                      like the
                      > > > > D710's do. Any suggestions?
                      > > > > Still meets my interest of mobile monitoring of nearby APRS guys.
                      > > > > Seems to require a bit of tweaking to keep it running. Not quite a
                      > > > > plug and pray tho...
                      > > > > Beacons OK!
                      > > > > After plugging in the Garmin dfata cable the Nuvi does go into FMI
                      > > > > mode. Mine does go into FMI by adding a button called "DESPATCH"
                      > > > > probably their programming was by an off shore guy without a spell
                      > > > > checker on their computer! Oh yes my Nuvi stays in FMI even
                      after the
                      > > > > cables are removed. Very interesting...I thought it would fall
                      back
                      > > > > the former non FMI mode.
                      > > > > Tried EasyGPS only to find out the Nuvi talks only in "Garmin"
                      > > > > protocol not standard NEMA...:-(..lots of manual waypoint
                      deletions to
                      > > > > go yet...
                      > > > > Does anyone have an easier way to remove unwanted
                      > > locations(waypoints)?
                      > > > > Did use the Garmin POI loader to remove a few of the POI lists
                      I had
                      > > > > in the Nuvi. Not sure if this has any effect on Location
                      memory tho...
                      > > > >
                      > > > > Lots to learn and apply.
                      > > > > 73's
                      > > > > Dave.
                      > > > >
                      > > > > --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com
                      <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com><tracker2%
                      > > 40yahoogroups.com>, "Fred
                      > > > > Hillhouse" <fmhillhouse@> wrote:
                      > > > > >
                      > > > > > I keep a waypoint file so reloading my GPS is easy. First, I
                      > > delete all
                      > > > > > waypoints in GPS [GPS function], then load the waypoints
                      back in.
                      > > > > >
                      > > > > > I use ExpertGPS for waypoint management. EasyGPS is free and
                      without
                      > > > > maps. I
                      > > > > > also have an older GPS V. I do not know how the Nuvi and
                      ExpertGPS
                      > > > > will play
                      > > > > > together. I suspect that using the serial port will work fine. I
                      > > don't
                      > > > > > believe USB GPS connection is supported yet.
                      > > > > >
                      > > > > > I imagine Mapsource can do the same waypoint management
                      function. I
                      > > > > don't
                      > > > > > know. I have it but only use it for loading maps.
                      > > > > >
                      > > > > > Best regards,
                      > > > > > Fred
                      > > > > >
                      > > > > >
                      > > > > >
                      > > > > >
                      > > > > > _____
                      > > > > >
                      > > > > > From: tracker2@yahoogroups.com
                      <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com><tracker2%
                      > > 40yahoogroups.com> [mailto:
                      > > > > tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com> <tracker2%
                      > > 40yahoogroups.com>] On
                      > > > > Behalf
                      > > > > > Of Margie and Dave
                      > > > > > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 22:46
                      > > > > > To: tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>
                      <tracker2%
                      > > 40yahoogroups.com>
                      > > > > > Subject: [tracker2] Re: Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
                      > > > > >
                      > > > > >
                      > > > > >
                      > > > > > Tnx for the suggestion.
                      > > > > >
                      > > > > > Do you use the PC to delete waypoints?
                      > > > > >
                      > > > > > If so how do you do this?
                      > > > > > TIA.
                      > > > > >
                      > > > > > Dave.
                      > > > > >
                      > > > > > --- In tracker2@yahoogroup
                      > > <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com <tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>
                      > > <tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>
                      > > > > >
                      > > > > s.com, "Fred
                      > > > > > Hillhouse" <fmhillhouse@> wrote:
                      > > > > > >
                      > > > > > > Have you tried deleting waypoints?
                      > > > > > >
                      > > > > > > This is a good use of only displaying waypoints within a
                      > > particular
                      > > > > > range.
                      > > > > > >
                      > > > > > >
                      > > > > > >
                      > > > > > >
                      > > > > > > _____
                      > > > > > >
                      > > > > > > From: tracker2@yahoogroup
                      > > <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com <tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>
                      > > <tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>>
                      > > > > s.com
                      > > > > > [mailto:tracker2@yahoogroup
                      > > <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com <tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>
                      > > <tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>
                      > > > > >
                      > > > > s.com] On
                      > > > > > Behalf
                      > > > > > > Of Margie and Dave
                      > > > > > > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 11:44
                      > > > > > > To: tracker2@yahoogroup
                      > > <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com <tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>
                      > > <tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>>
                      > > > > s.com
                      > > > > > > Subject: [tracker2] Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
                      > > > > > >
                      > > > > > >
                      > > > > > >
                      > > > > > > Hi Guys,
                      > > > > > > i have been running the Nuvi350 for a day or so now and got
                      > > the "My
                      > > > > > > Locations Memory is Full" message this morning.
                      > > > > > >
                      > > > > > > Tried powering down, resetting etc but still get the error
                      > > message.
                      > > > > > >
                      > > > > > > A search of the group did not find a fix.
                      > > > > > >
                      > > > > > > Has anyone found a fix to get it working again?
                      > > > > > >
                      > > > > > > 73's
                      > > > > > > Dave
                      > > > > > > VA3DK
                      > > > > > >
                      > > > > >
                      > > > >
                      > > > >
                      > > > >
                      > > >
                      > >
                      > >
                      > >
                      >
                    • EM Sharp
                      Hi Dave, I suggest you read/reread my posting #4729. I attempted to address your question on clearing FMI mode and erasing unwanted waypoints. Elmer - ...
                      Message 10 of 28 , Sep 4, 2008
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                        Hi Dave,
                        I suggest you read/reread my posting #4729. I attempted to address
                        your question on clearing FMI mode and erasing unwanted waypoints.
                        Elmer
                        -
                        -- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com, "Margie and Dave" <va3dk@...> wrote:
                        >
                        > Hi John,
                        > I am using EasyGPS verion 2.9.4 the latest on my XP sp2 also.
                        >
                        > I tried the Nuvi via USB but no recognition by EasyGPS when I selected
                        > the "Display GPS Information" from the Menu.
                        >
                        > My Nuvi stays in FMI mode even when the Garmin data(serial) cable is
                        > not connected to the data port on the side.
                        >
                        > I think your Nuvi may not be in FMI mode and that may account for
                        > EasyGPS not seeing my Nuvi. Does anyone know how to froce the Nuvi
                        > back into the regular non FMI mode?
                        >
                        > The EasyGPS Help does lilst the supported Garmin but the Nuvi is not
                        > on their list. Also the Help indicated the Garmin's needed to be in
                        > 4800 NEMA setup to work with EasyGPS. Maybe you have found an
                        > undocunented feature of the EasyGPS program.
                        >
                        > Dave.
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        > --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com, "john paterson jr" <jpaterjr@> wrote:
                        > >
                        > > Hi, Dave,
                        > > No. I used a USB cable. USB at the computer, and mini USB at the
                        > data port
                        > > of the Nuvi. It worked just fine!
                        > >
                        > > Have fun!
                        > >
                        > > John
                        > >
                        > > On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 4:59 PM, Margie and Dave <va3dk@> wrote:
                        > >
                        > > > Hi John,
                        > > > Tnx for the info, I will try EasyGPS again.
                        > > >
                        > > > I assume you connected to a serial port (or USB serial
                        > > > adapter)directly, not via null modem crossover.
                        > > >
                        > > > That will make it easier to clear the Nuvi map screen of the
                        outdated
                        > > > APRS tags. I left the system on for a day or so and the map screen
                        > > > was so full of tags. If I zoomed in I could find the exact
                        location OK
                        > > >
                        > > > It would be neat if there was a way to clear the Nuvi map of
                        tags that
                        > > > were no longer present. Could be quite complicated.
                        > > > Dave
                        > > >
                        > > > --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>, "john
                        > > > paterson jr" <jpaterjr@> wrote:
                        > > > >
                        > > > > Dave,
                        > > > > Re: EasyGPS
                        > > > >
                        > > > > I tried EasyGPS with my Nuvi 350 this morning. I was able to view
                        > > > all the
                        > > > > waypoints in EasyGPS. Also, the delete function appears on a right
                        > > > click.
                        > > > > You can even make multiple selections and a right click will make
                        > > > "delete
                        > > > > waypoints" available. I didn't try to actually delete any
                        because I
                        > > > don't
                        > > > > have any waypoints I want to delete, but you might try it again.
                        > > > > I am using Windows XP SP2. In EasyGPS, at menu bar, I selected
                        > > > "GPS", then
                        > > > > "Display GPS Information". In that dialog box, I added my two
                        gps's,
                        > > > Garmin
                        > > > > 76C and Nuvi 350. Then after a reboot of the PC, I ran EasyGPS
                        > again,
                        > > > > Selected GPS, then Display GPS Information, then selected the Nuvi
                        > > > 350 and
                        > > > > clicked OK. Almost immediately the Nuvi waypoints appeared on the
                        > > > screen in
                        > > > > the lower left-hand window of EasyGPS.
                        > > > >
                        > > > > Good luck,
                        > > > >
                        > > > > John Paterson
                        > > > > KC5LAA
                        > > > >
                        > > > > On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 12:58 AM, Margie and Dave <va3dk@> wrote:
                        > > > >
                        > > > > > Tnx Fred,
                        > > > > > Some success here...
                        > > > > > You are right deleting waypoints is a GPS function but with the
                        > > > > > Nuvi350 I have to delete from "My Favorites" each location
                        > (waypoint)
                        > > > > > individually. Quite a daunting challenge. Did a few to stop the
                        > > > > > error message tho...
                        > > > > > Looked into the Nuvi via the PC but need to understand the
                        > file setup
                        > > > > > before any tweaking there. Is the Nuvi another canned Linux
                        > creation?
                        > > > > > Tnx Scott, I set "MAXRANGE" to minimize filling up the memory
                        > again.
                        > > > > > Rather cuts the map usage to close by areas tho.... Hmmmm a
                        short
                        > > > > > sighted Nuvi?
                        > > > > > So now I can message to and from other APRS on VHF OK.
                        > > > > > Have not found a way to message to APRS guys via the internet
                        > like the
                        > > > > > D710's do. Any suggestions?
                        > > > > > Still meets my interest of mobile monitoring of nearby APRS
                        guys.
                        > > > > > Seems to require a bit of tweaking to keep it running. Not
                        quite a
                        > > > > > plug and pray tho...
                        > > > > > Beacons OK!
                        > > > > > After plugging in the Garmin dfata cable the Nuvi does go
                        into FMI
                        > > > > > mode. Mine does go into FMI by adding a button called "DESPATCH"
                        > > > > > probably their programming was by an off shore guy without a
                        spell
                        > > > > > checker on their computer! Oh yes my Nuvi stays in FMI even
                        > after the
                        > > > > > cables are removed. Very interesting...I thought it would fall
                        > back
                        > > > > > the former non FMI mode.
                        > > > > > Tried EasyGPS only to find out the Nuvi talks only in "Garmin"
                        > > > > > protocol not standard NEMA...:-(..lots of manual waypoint
                        > deletions to
                        > > > > > go yet...
                        > > > > > Does anyone have an easier way to remove unwanted
                        > > > locations(waypoints)?
                        > > > > > Did use the Garmin POI loader to remove a few of the POI lists
                        > I had
                        > > > > > in the Nuvi. Not sure if this has any effect on Location
                        > memory tho...
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > > Lots to learn and apply.
                        > > > > > 73's
                        > > > > > Dave.
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > > --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com
                        > <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com><tracker2%
                        > > > 40yahoogroups.com>, "Fred
                        > > > > > Hillhouse" <fmhillhouse@> wrote:
                        > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > I keep a waypoint file so reloading my GPS is easy. First, I
                        > > > delete all
                        > > > > > > waypoints in GPS [GPS function], then load the waypoints
                        > back in.
                        > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > I use ExpertGPS for waypoint management. EasyGPS is free and
                        > without
                        > > > > > maps. I
                        > > > > > > also have an older GPS V. I do not know how the Nuvi and
                        > ExpertGPS
                        > > > > > will play
                        > > > > > > together. I suspect that using the serial port will work
                        fine. I
                        > > > don't
                        > > > > > > believe USB GPS connection is supported yet.
                        > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > I imagine Mapsource can do the same waypoint management
                        > function. I
                        > > > > > don't
                        > > > > > > know. I have it but only use it for loading maps.
                        > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > Best regards,
                        > > > > > > Fred
                        > > > > > >
                        > > > > > >
                        > > > > > >
                        > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > _____
                        > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > From: tracker2@yahoogroups.com
                        > <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com><tracker2%
                        > > > 40yahoogroups.com> [mailto:
                        > > > > > tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com> <tracker2%
                        > > > 40yahoogroups.com>] On
                        > > > > > Behalf
                        > > > > > > Of Margie and Dave
                        > > > > > > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 22:46
                        > > > > > > To: tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>
                        > <tracker2%
                        > > > 40yahoogroups.com>
                        > > > > > > Subject: [tracker2] Re: Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
                        > > > > > >
                        > > > > > >
                        > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > Tnx for the suggestion.
                        > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > Do you use the PC to delete waypoints?
                        > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > If so how do you do this?
                        > > > > > > TIA.
                        > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > Dave.
                        > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > --- In tracker2@yahoogroup
                        > > > <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com <tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>
                        > > > <tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>
                        > > > > > >
                        > > > > > s.com, "Fred
                        > > > > > > Hillhouse" <fmhillhouse@> wrote:
                        > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > > Have you tried deleting waypoints?
                        > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > > This is a good use of only displaying waypoints within a
                        > > > particular
                        > > > > > > range.
                        > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > > _____
                        > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > > From: tracker2@yahoogroup
                        > > > <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com <tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>
                        > > > <tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>>
                        > > > > > s.com
                        > > > > > > [mailto:tracker2@yahoogroup
                        > > > <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com <tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>
                        > > > <tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>
                        > > > > > >
                        > > > > > s.com] On
                        > > > > > > Behalf
                        > > > > > > > Of Margie and Dave
                        > > > > > > > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 11:44
                        > > > > > > > To: tracker2@yahoogroup
                        > > > <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com <tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>
                        > > > <tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>>
                        > > > > > s.com
                        > > > > > > > Subject: [tracker2] Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
                        > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > > Hi Guys,
                        > > > > > > > i have been running the Nuvi350 for a day or so now and got
                        > > > the "My
                        > > > > > > > Locations Memory is Full" message this morning.
                        > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > > Tried powering down, resetting etc but still get the error
                        > > > message.
                        > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > > A search of the group did not find a fix.
                        > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > > Has anyone found a fix to get it working again?
                        > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > > 73's
                        > > > > > > > Dave
                        > > > > > > > VA3DK
                        > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > >
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > >
                        > > > >
                        > > >
                        > > >
                        > > >
                        > >
                        >
                      • Barry L. Lankford
                        I suspect that when you delete waypoints in EasyGPS, it only deletes them in EasyGPS, but *not* from the GPS connected to the computer running EasyGPS. See
                        Message 11 of 28 , Sep 4, 2008
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                          I suspect that when you delete waypoints in EasyGPS, it only deletes them
                          in EasyGPS, but *not* from the GPS connected to the computer running
                          EasyGPS. See comments below:

                          Scott Miller wrote:
                          >> Is the capability to "only display waypoints within a particular range" a
                          >> Tracker2 capability or a Nuvi350 capability? I ask because I don't
                          >
                          > It's the MAXRANGE command on the T2.
                          >
                          >> distance limit. The T2 could do that by issuing Garmin "delete waypoint"
                          >> commands when the waypoints pass beyond the user set limit.
                          >
                          > Only there ARE no 'delete waypoint' commands. I've been begging for one
                          > for years now.
                          >

                          I was afraid of that. In fact, before I sent the post, I had intended to
                          change that sentence to read something like: "If there is a Garmin 'delete
                          waypoint' command, the T2 could do that by deleting each waypoint as the
                          waypoint passes beyond the user set limit." But my train of thought wasn't
                          long enough, and I forgot to change it. I have a copy of the Garmin
                          protocol document around here somewhere but wasn't able to find out where
                          I've saved it (I've got 4 old computers that still work).

                          Since there is apparently no "delete command" in either Garmin protocol or
                          NMEA, then it seems to me that the current discussion about using EasyGPS
                          to delete Nuvi waypoints is futile. If a Tracker2 can't do it, I can't see
                          how ANY external program or device can do it.

                          Too bad about the lack of the command. Seems like it'd be a natural for
                          the command set.

                          >> I've tried to convince both Scott and Byon to add a "callsign/SSID filter"
                          >> capability to their Tracker2 and TT4 (similar to the BUDLIST and LCALLS
                          >> capability of a full-blown TNC). This would be very handy for tracking a
                          >> balloon and the chase teams, maybe up to 8 or 10 callsign/SSIDs of 9 bytes
                          >> each, but as far as I know, neither of them as implemented that capability.
                          >> This would also allow easier use of the waypoint output capability with
                          >> GPSes that can't use Garmin binary protocol and must use the NMEA $GPWPL
                          >> method.
                          >
                          > 10 callsigns would take up about 70 bytes of configuration space. The
                          > T2 has 512 bytes of configuration space, split between two profiles.
                          > It's a feature I'd like to add, but it's not a trivial amount of space.
                          > It'll also require a new command to edit the list, but maybe it could
                          > be shared with the AUTHLIST handler.
                          >

                          Just a couple more thoughts:

                          Is there sufficient (volatile) RAM memory that could hold the list of
                          allowed (or disallowed) callsigns as long as power is maintained? Seems
                          like there'd have to be a good bit of RAM used as buffer space in the KISS
                          TNC mode that might not be used in the Tracker mode. Non-volatile
                          configuration memory would be best, but I could live with temporary. FWIW,
                          I figured it'd actually take more like 90 bytes to hold 10 callsign/SSIDs
                          (6 for the callsign + 3 for the SSID x 10 callsigns = 90 bytes). I suppose
                          you could use a hashing method to save a little space.

                          I still haven't located a copy of the Garmin protocol document, so I don't
                          know the format of the command that adds new waypoints or changes existing
                          ones, but is it possible that one of these commands could actually delete
                          waypoints by use of a specific way of passing the parameters of the
                          command? For example, If you entered zero's for latitude and longitude in
                          the waypoint command, you'd place a waypoint off the west coast of Africa
                          on the equator, but if you entered nulls (00h), is it possible that would
                          have the effect of deleting the waypoint? Seems like if something that
                          simple would do it, Garmin would say so in the spec, but I gotta ask!

                          I need to find that document or download another copy!

                          Barry N4MSJ
                        • Barry L. Lankford
                          ... I think I have to disagree. Since I mentioned in my previous post that I d like to use the Tracker2/Nuvi 350 combo to track balloons and chase teams, then
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                            Brent Gay wrote:
                            > The ability to set the range of stations (in miles) that populate the Nuvi
                            > is a T2 feature...I believe the command is "maxrange" if I remember
                            > correctly.
                            >
                            > I use the Garmin Mappoint to manage my waypoints, so if I need to do a fresh
                            > reload I hook it up and just reload my saved favorites. I hardly ever do
                            > this though. I never do it due to full memories because I have maxrange set
                            > appropriately for my area.
                            >
                            > It works really well, and I am very happy with the product and the service
                            > Scott provides. You will be happy with the T2/Nuvi combo. Be careful

                            I think I have to disagree. Since I mentioned in my previous post that I'd
                            like to use the Tracker2/Nuvi 350 combo to track balloons and chase teams,
                            then I'm sure I would not be happy with it. Balloons have an annoying way
                            of traveling outside any reasonable "maxrange" limit, even if you are
                            attempting to keep up with it in a car.

                            I already have a TH-D7ag and a GPSMAP76CS. The TH-D7ag, which has the "POS
                            LIMIT" feature (apparently equivalent to the Tracker2 "maxrange" feature),
                            and the GPSMAP76CS, which in this application (tracking moving targets on a
                            map) is the equal to the Nuvi 350. Well, to put it simply, they don't do
                            it for me.

                            Furthermore, I once read a review of the TH-D7ag, and the reviewer pointed
                            out that the "POS LIMIT" feature was of very limited value as it didn't (or
                            wasn't able to) delete the waypoints as they pass outside the range set by
                            the user. He wrote that you'll severely limit your ability to display APRS
                            beacons, but will still end up with your waypoint memory full, albeit at a
                            slightly slower rate, and a "circle of waypoints" will be left on your
                            display at the set "POS LIMIT" value.

                            In my own use of the function on my TH-D7ag, I've found that to be
                            absolutely true. Even more, if you are using the combo in a moving car,
                            your GPS leaves a trail of non-updated waypoints behind you as they pass
                            outside the "POS LIMIT" due to your own movement *even* for those waypoints
                            from stationary trackers along your way.

                            Also, the accumulation of unwanted waypoints, besides getting co-mingled
                            with (and difficult to delete from) your own non-APRS waypoints, add
                            additional clutter to the display and slow up the screen refresh.

                            If I have access to my laptop wherever I'm doing my tracking, I can do as
                            you suggest, backup (and restore) my own mostly non-APRS waypoints, but it
                            is yet another aggravation that I'd like to avoid, and doesn't address the
                            issue of display clutter and slowdown. BTW, there are other workarounds
                            such as using APRS Group Names or using a particular waypoint symbol for
                            waypoints from the TH-D7 (or Tracker2) so that a group "delete by symbol"
                            can quickly delete them, but these workarounds, like nearly all
                            workarounds, all have irritations and/or disadvantages of their own.

                            > though...I think the only Nuvi that is fully-functional at this point is the
                            > Nuvi 350. The other models may leave breadcrumbs as stations as they move.

                            Yeah, I suspected that. That is true of other Garmin GPS models as well,
                            even some handheld models. It is actually dependent on firmware version in
                            some models. The firmware version I'm using in my GPSMAP76CS (v4.00 I
                            think) updates existing waypoints with the new position, and doesn't leave
                            the trail, essentially "moving" the waypoint. I think there have been two
                            updates to the firmware beyond the version I'm using. According to a
                            poster in another forum, the newer versions cause a trail of the old
                            waypoints (with appended sequence numbers) left behind so I haven't
                            uploaded them. Fortunately for me, the other changes added to those newer
                            versions, I believe, only affect treatment of names in some foreign
                            languages, so I don't need them. Some newer models don't have earlier
                            firmware versions that handled updated waypoints in the way the Nuvi 350
                            does. Apparently Garmin's programmers had a change of philosophy with
                            regard to the method of handling duplicate waypoint names 2 or 3 years ago.
                            I think it was a mistake.

                            > Search the posts for a listing of compatabilty. Besides you can get some
                            > very good deals on the 350 now anyways.
                            >
                            > Brent, KF4JZY
                            >
                            > On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 8:04 AM, Fred Hillhouse <fmhillhouse@...>wrote:
                            >
                            >> I don't know how if many GPS units allow deleting waypoints from the
                            >> communication port. It appears Garmin mostly does not. I say mostly because
                            >> maybe the newer ones do. That is the first obstacle. The GPS firmware needs
                            >> updating. Once the GPS is updated, setting a waypoint age limit would be
                            >> nice. I like the time function on APRS.FI.
                            >>
                            >> Range limit, BUDLIST, etc are all nice features.
                            >>
                            >> Maybe the best option is a Asus EeePC [cheaper than many GPS units] coupled
                            >> with the T2, running XASTIR. The mapping options far outstrip every GPS I
                            >> have ever seen. This is the direction I am heading. Since I am not running
                            >> XASTIR yet, I don't know if the above features have been implemented.
                            >>

                            Too expensive for my pocketbook since I already have a good mapping GPS and
                            two laptops. IIRC, the first two generations of the eeePC have a number of
                            limitations to reduce cost and size, so I'd be carful to confirm that it
                            has the hardware resources to run a useable installation of XASTIR before
                            plunking down the cash. For example, what source of mapping does XASTIR
                            use? Is it on a CD/DVD? If so, does the eeePC have a CD/DVD reader or
                            sufficient mass memory to hold a good collection of maps? If I remember
                            correctly, XASTIR runs natively under Linux, and I believe the first
                            versions of the eeePC also run Linux, so you'd probably be OK in that
                            regard, but I'd check it to be sure.

                            Barry N4MSJ

                            >> best regards,
                            >> Fred
                            >>
                            >>
                            >> *From:* tracker2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:tracker2@yahoogroups.com] *On
                            >> Behalf Of *Barry L. Lankford
                            >> *Sent:* Wednesday, September 03, 2008 07:46
                            >> *To:* tracker2@yahoogroups.com
                            >> *Subject:* Re: [tracker2] Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
                            >>
                            >> Is the capability to "only display waypoints within a particular range"
                            >> a
                            >> Tracker2 capability or a Nuvi350 capability? I ask because I don't
                            >> presently have either device, but am considering getting one or the other
                            >> (or both).
                            >>
                            >> If this feature is a T2 feature similar to the Kenwood TH-D7ag's setting to
                            >> restrict positions outside a particular range (APRS Menu item 2-7: "POS
                            >> LIMIT"), then that might not fix the problem of filling up your GPS
                            >> receiver's waypoint memory. If the T2 uses the Garmin binary protocol,
                            >> which I assume it does since it is my understanding the Fleet Management
                            >> Interface (FMI) with the Nuvi GPSes is essentially an extension of Garmin
                            >> binary protocol, then it seems like it would be possible for the T2 to
                            >> delete waypoints from the Nuvi when they fall outside the user set position
                            >> distance limit. The T2 could do that by issuing Garmin "delete waypoint"
                            >> commands when the waypoints pass beyond the user set limit.
                            >>
                            >> But my question is, does it actually do that? Or does it simply stop
                            >> updating a waypoint when it passes beyond the user set limit? That's all
                            >> the TH-D7ag does, and it doesn't really fix the problem of filling up the
                            >> GPS's waypoint memory. It can help the situation slightly by cutting back
                            >> on the total number or waypoints sent to the GPS receiver during a period
                            >> to time, but eventually the GPS would likely still require the user to
                            >> manually delete waypoints.
                            >>
                            >> Another problem with this capability is that it can't be used if the target
                            >> you want to track is a good ways away, such as a balloon. I would also
                            >> like a way to minimize the number of Tracker generated waypoints that'll
                            >> end up being mixed up with those I've saved and want to keep.
                            >>
                            >> I've tried to convince both Scott and Byon to add a "callsign/SSID filter"
                            >> capability to their Tracker2 and TT4 (similar to the BUDLIST and LCALLS
                            >> capability of a full-blown TNC). This would be very handy for tracking a
                            >> balloon and the chase teams, maybe up to 8 or 10 callsign/SSIDs of 9 bytes
                            >> each, but as far as I know, neither of them as implemented that capability.
                            >>
                            >> This would also allow easier use of the waypoint output capability with
                            >> GPSes that can't use Garmin binary protocol and must use the NMEA $GPWPL
                            >> method.
                            >>
                            >> Barry N4MSJ
                            >>
                            >> Fred Hillhouse wrote:
                            >>> Have you tried deleting waypoints?
                            >>>
                            >>> This is a good use of only displaying waypoints within a particular
                            >> range.
                            >>> _____
                            >>>
                            >>> From: tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com> [mailto:
                            >> tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>] On Behalf
                            >>> Of Margie and Dave
                            >>> Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 11:44
                            >>> To: tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>
                            >>> Subject: [tracker2] Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
                            >>>
                            >>>
                            >>> Hi Guys,
                            >>> i have been running the Nuvi350 for a day or so now and got the "My
                            >>> Locations Memory is Full" message this morning.
                            >>>
                            >>> Tried powering down, resetting etc but still get the error message.
                            >>>
                            >>> A search of the group did not find a fix.
                            >>>
                            >>> Has anyone found a fix to get it working again?
                            >>>
                            >>> 73's
                            >>> Dave
                            >>> VA3DK
                            >>>
                            >>
                            >>
                            >
                          • Fred Hillhouse
                            I suspect that when you delete waypoints in EasyGPS, it only deletes them in EasyGPS, but *not* from the GPS connected to the computer running EasyGPS. You
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                              "I suspect that when you delete waypoints in EasyGPS, it only deletes them
                              in EasyGPS, but *not* from the GPS connected to the computer running
                              EasyGPS."

                              You are correct about EasyGPS. There is no way to delete waypoints in most,
                              if not all Garmin GPS units. All EasyGPS does is provide a storage for the
                              waypoints you mostly always want. I would take the GPS to the PC, delete all
                              waypoints, then connect and reload my regular waypoints.

                              Now Magellan does have GPS receives with a software controlled delete to the
                              best of my knowledge. If I had one connected to ExpertGPS, the delete option
                              is available.

                              "Too expensive for my pocketbook since I already have a good mapping GPS and
                              two laptops."

                              I understand completely! I don't have a laptop so the EeePC appears to make
                              sense, since I only would like a laptop for mobile use. It is a cheap,
                              rugged unit. My brother has a 4G model with WinXP. He has loaded Mapsource
                              for trip planning an such. He also runs the units with the top closed as an
                              MP3 player on his motorcycle. He recently completed a trip from New
                              Hampshire to Malibu, CA and back with many others points in between. In
                              fact, it ran all the way across the desert along I-15.

                              "What source of mapping does XASTIR use?"

                              I think the question is more like, how many types are enough? It appears to
                              support just about everything. I think I even saw the kitchen sink in there.

                              "Is it on a CD/DVD? If so, does the eeePC have a CD/DVD reader or sufficient
                              mass memory to hold a good collection of maps?"

                              Your definition of a good collection is certainly subjective. However, the
                              EeePC has a USB port that an external hard drive or DVD drive can be
                              connected to.

                              "If I remember correctly, XASTIR runs natively under Linux"

                              True, but it does run under VMWare in Windows.

                              "and I believe the first versions of the eeePC also run Linux"

                              Yes, there are both flavors; Linux and Windows.

                              The EeePC comes in a 2G, 4G (Linux & WinXP), 12G (WinXP), 20G (GNU Linux)
                              Version. The 12G and 20G I believe are 4G drives and a second drive for the
                              difference.

                              For XASTIR, I recommend their group: http://www.xastir.org Someone maybe
                              soon working on documentation (Wiki) for an install onto the EeePC.


                              Best regards,
                              Fred
                            • Brent Gay
                              I understand your dilemma. Hopefully you can find a product that will meet your needs. Let us know what you come up with in case others need the same
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                                I understand your dilemma. Hopefully you can find a product that will meet your needs. Let us know what you come up with in case others need the same capabilities.

                                73,
                                Brent, KF4JZY

                                On Fri, Sep 5, 2008 at 1:15 AM, Barry L. Lankford <BarryL@...> wrote:

                                Brent Gay wrote:
                                > The ability to set the range of stations (in miles) that populate the Nuvi
                                > is a T2 feature...I believe the command is "maxrange" if I remember
                                > correctly.
                                >
                                > I use the Garmin Mappoint to manage my waypoints, so if I need to do a fresh
                                > reload I hook it up and just reload my saved favorites. I hardly ever do
                                > this though. I never do it due to full memories because I have maxrange set
                                > appropriately for my area.
                                >
                                > It works really well, and I am very happy with the product and the service
                                > Scott provides. You will be happy with the T2/Nuvi combo. Be careful

                                I think I have to disagree. Since I mentioned in my previous post that I'd
                                like to use the Tracker2/Nuvi 350 combo to track balloons and chase teams,
                                then I'm sure I would not be happy with it. Balloons have an annoying way
                                of traveling outside any reasonable "maxrange" limit, even if you are
                                attempting to keep up with it in a car.

                                I already have a TH-D7ag and a GPSMAP76CS. The TH-D7ag, which has the "POS
                                LIMIT" feature (apparently equivalent to the Tracker2 "maxrange" feature),
                                and the GPSMAP76CS, which in this application (tracking moving targets on a
                                map) is the equal to the Nuvi 350. Well, to put it simply, they don't do
                                it for me.

                                Furthermore, I once read a review of the TH-D7ag, and the reviewer pointed
                                out that the "POS LIMIT" feature was of very limited value as it didn't (or
                                wasn't able to) delete the waypoints as they pass outside the range set by
                                the user. He wrote that you'll severely limit your ability to display APRS
                                beacons, but will still end up with your waypoint memory full, albeit at a
                                slightly slower rate, and a "circle of waypoints" will be left on your
                                display at the set "POS LIMIT" value.

                                In my own use of the function on my TH-D7ag, I've found that to be
                                absolutely true. Even more, if you are using the combo in a moving car,
                                your GPS leaves a trail of non-updated waypoints behind you as they pass
                                outside the "POS LIMIT" due to your own movement *even* for those waypoints
                                from stationary trackers along your way.

                                Also, the accumulation of unwanted waypoints, besides getting co-mingled
                                with (and difficult to delete from) your own non-APRS waypoints, add
                                additional clutter to the display and slow up the screen refresh.

                                If I have access to my laptop wherever I'm doing my tracking, I can do as
                                you suggest, backup (and restore) my own mostly non-APRS waypoints, but it
                                is yet another aggravation that I'd like to avoid, and doesn't address the
                                issue of display clutter and slowdown. BTW, there are other workarounds
                                such as using APRS Group Names or using a particular waypoint symbol for
                                waypoints from the TH-D7 (or Tracker2) so that a group "delete by symbol"
                                can quickly delete them, but these workarounds, like nearly all
                                workarounds, all have irritations and/or disadvantages of their own.


                                > though...I think the only Nuvi that is fully-functional at this point is the
                                > Nuvi 350. The other models may leave breadcrumbs as stations as they move.

                                Yeah, I suspected that. That is true of other Garmin GPS models as well,
                                even some handheld models. It is actually dependent on firmware version in
                                some models. The firmware version I'm using in my GPSMAP76CS (v4.00 I
                                think) updates existing waypoints with the new position, and doesn't leave
                                the trail, essentially "moving" the waypoint. I think there have been two
                                updates to the firmware beyond the version I'm using. According to a
                                poster in another forum, the newer versions cause a trail of the old
                                waypoints (with appended sequence numbers) left behind so I haven't
                                uploaded them. Fortunately for me, the other changes added to those newer
                                versions, I believe, only affect treatment of names in some foreign
                                languages, so I don't need them. Some newer models don't have earlier
                                firmware versions that handled updated waypoints in the way the Nuvi 350
                                does. Apparently Garmin's programmers had a change of philosophy with
                                regard to the method of handling duplicate waypoint names 2 or 3 years ago.
                                I think it was a mistake.


                                > Search the posts for a listing of compatabilty. Besides you can get some
                                > very good deals on the 350 now anyways.
                                >
                                > Brent, KF4JZY
                                >
                                > On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 8:04 AM, Fred Hillhouse <fmhillhouse@...>wrote:
                                >
                                >> I don't know how if many GPS units allow deleting waypoints from the
                                >> communication port. It appears Garmin mostly does not. I say mostly because
                                >> maybe the newer ones do. That is the first obstacle. The GPS firmware needs
                                >> updating. Once the GPS is updated, setting a waypoint age limit would be
                                >> nice. I like the time function on APRS.FI.
                                >>
                                >> Range limit, BUDLIST, etc are all nice features.
                                >>
                                >> Maybe the best option is a Asus EeePC [cheaper than many GPS units] coupled
                                >> with the T2, running XASTIR. The mapping options far outstrip every GPS I
                                >> have ever seen. This is the direction I am heading. Since I am not running
                                >> XASTIR yet, I don't know if the above features have been implemented.
                                >>

                                Too expensive for my pocketbook since I already have a good mapping GPS and
                                two laptops. IIRC, the first two generations of the eeePC have a number of
                                limitations to reduce cost and size, so I'd be carful to confirm that it
                                has the hardware resources to run a useable installation of XASTIR before
                                plunking down the cash. For example, what source of mapping does XASTIR
                                use? Is it on a CD/DVD? If so, does the eeePC have a CD/DVD reader or
                                sufficient mass memory to hold a good collection of maps? If I remember
                                correctly, XASTIR runs natively under Linux, and I believe the first
                                versions of the eeePC also run Linux, so you'd probably be OK in that
                                regard, but I'd check it to be sure.

                                Barry N4MSJ


                                >> best regards,
                                >> Fred
                                >>
                                >>
                                >> *From:* tracker2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:tracker2@yahoogroups.com] *On
                                >> Behalf Of *Barry L. Lankford
                                >> *Sent:* Wednesday, September 03, 2008 07:46
                                >> *To:* tracker2@yahoogroups.com
                                >> *Subject:* Re: [tracker2] Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
                                >>
                                >> Is the capability to "only display waypoints within a particular range"
                                >> a
                                >> Tracker2 capability or a Nuvi350 capability? I ask because I don't
                                >> presently have either device, but am considering getting one or the other
                                >> (or both).
                                >>
                                >> If this feature is a T2 feature similar to the Kenwood TH-D7ag's setting to
                                >> restrict positions outside a particular range (APRS Menu item 2-7: "POS
                                >> LIMIT"), then that might not fix the problem of filling up your GPS
                                >> receiver's waypoint memory. If the T2 uses the Garmin binary protocol,
                                >> which I assume it does since it is my understanding the Fleet Management
                                >> Interface (FMI) with the Nuvi GPSes is essentially an extension of Garmin
                                >> binary protocol, then it seems like it would be possible for the T2 to
                                >> delete waypoints from the Nuvi when they fall outside the user set position
                                >> distance limit. The T2 could do that by issuing Garmin "delete waypoint"
                                >> commands when the waypoints pass beyond the user set limit.
                                >>
                                >> But my question is, does it actually do that? Or does it simply stop
                                >> updating a waypoint when it passes beyond the user set limit? That's all
                                >> the TH-D7ag does, and it doesn't really fix the problem of filling up the
                                >> GPS's waypoint memory. It can help the situation slightly by cutting back
                                >> on the total number or waypoints sent to the GPS receiver during a period
                                >> to time, but eventually the GPS would likely still require the user to
                                >> manually delete waypoints.
                                >>
                                >> Another problem with this capability is that it can't be used if the target
                                >> you want to track is a good ways away, such as a balloon. I would also
                                >> like a way to minimize the number of Tracker generated waypoints that'll
                                >> end up being mixed up with those I've saved and want to keep.
                                >>
                                >> I've tried to convince both Scott and Byon to add a "callsign/SSID filter"
                                >> capability to their Tracker2 and TT4 (similar to the BUDLIST and LCALLS
                                >> capability of a full-blown TNC). This would be very handy for tracking a
                                >> balloon and the chase teams, maybe up to 8 or 10 callsign/SSIDs of 9 bytes
                                >> each, but as far as I know, neither of them as implemented that capability.
                                >>
                                >> This would also allow easier use of the waypoint output capability with
                                >> GPSes that can't use Garmin binary protocol and must use the NMEA $GPWPL
                                >> method.
                                >>
                                >> Barry N4MSJ
                                >>
                                >> Fred Hillhouse wrote:
                                >>> Have you tried deleting waypoints?
                                >>>
                                >>> This is a good use of only displaying waypoints within a particular
                                >> range.
                                >>> _____
                                >>>
                                >>> From: tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com> [mailto:
                                >> tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>] On Behalf

                                >>> Of Margie and Dave
                                >>> Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 11:44
                                >>> To: tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>

                                >>> Subject: [tracker2] Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
                                >>>
                                >>>
                                >>> Hi Guys,
                                >>> i have been running the Nuvi350 for a day or so now and got the "My
                                >>> Locations Memory is Full" message this morning.
                                >>>
                                >>> Tried powering down, resetting etc but still get the error message.
                                >>>
                                >>> A search of the group did not find a fix.
                                >>>
                                >>> Has anyone found a fix to get it working again?
                                >>>
                                >>> 73's
                                >>> Dave
                                >>> VA3DK
                                >>>
                                >>
                                >>
                                >


                              • Margie and Dave
                                Hi Elmer, Tnx for the reset info. It was holding the top left corner on my Nuvi that reset it back to the Maintenance Mode . The Nuvi is back to factory
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                                  Hi Elmer,

                                  Tnx for the reset info.

                                  It was holding the top left corner on my Nuvi that reset it back to
                                  the "Maintenance Mode". The Nuvi is back to factory setup now to try
                                  again, but now with a very limited MAXRANGE on the OT2m and see how
                                  that works.

                                  Thanks again.

                                  Dave

                                  --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com, "EM Sharp" <wa2ysm@...> wrote:
                                  >
                                  > Hi Dave,
                                  > I suggest you read/reread my posting #4729. I attempted to address
                                  > your question on clearing FMI mode and erasing unwanted waypoints.
                                  > Elmer
                                  > -
                                  > -- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com, "Margie and Dave" <va3dk@> wrote:
                                  > >
                                  > > Hi John,
                                  > > I am using EasyGPS verion 2.9.4 the latest on my XP sp2 also.
                                  > >
                                  > > I tried the Nuvi via USB but no recognition by EasyGPS when I selected
                                  > > the "Display GPS Information" from the Menu.
                                  > >
                                  > > My Nuvi stays in FMI mode even when the Garmin data(serial) cable is
                                  > > not connected to the data port on the side.
                                  > >
                                  > > I think your Nuvi may not be in FMI mode and that may account for
                                  > > EasyGPS not seeing my Nuvi. Does anyone know how to froce the Nuvi
                                  > > back into the regular non FMI mode?
                                  > >
                                  > > The EasyGPS Help does lilst the supported Garmin but the Nuvi is not
                                  > > on their list. Also the Help indicated the Garmin's needed to be in
                                  > > 4800 NEMA setup to work with EasyGPS. Maybe you have found an
                                  > > undocunented feature of the EasyGPS program.
                                  > >
                                  > > Dave.
                                  > >
                                  > >
                                  > >
                                  > >
                                  > >
                                  > > --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com, "john paterson jr" <jpaterjr@> wrote:
                                  > > >
                                  > > > Hi, Dave,
                                  > > > No. I used a USB cable. USB at the computer, and mini USB at the
                                  > > data port
                                  > > > of the Nuvi. It worked just fine!
                                  > > >
                                  > > > Have fun!
                                  > > >
                                  > > > John
                                  > > >
                                  > > > On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 4:59 PM, Margie and Dave <va3dk@> wrote:
                                  > > >
                                  > > > > Hi John,
                                  > > > > Tnx for the info, I will try EasyGPS again.
                                  > > > >
                                  > > > > I assume you connected to a serial port (or USB serial
                                  > > > > adapter)directly, not via null modem crossover.
                                  > > > >
                                  > > > > That will make it easier to clear the Nuvi map screen of the
                                  > outdated
                                  > > > > APRS tags. I left the system on for a day or so and the map screen
                                  > > > > was so full of tags. If I zoomed in I could find the exact
                                  > location OK
                                  > > > >
                                  > > > > It would be neat if there was a way to clear the Nuvi map of
                                  > tags that
                                  > > > > were no longer present. Could be quite complicated.
                                  > > > > Dave
                                  > > > >
                                  > > > > --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>,
                                  "john
                                  > > > > paterson jr" <jpaterjr@> wrote:
                                  > > > > >
                                  > > > > > Dave,
                                  > > > > > Re: EasyGPS
                                  > > > > >
                                  > > > > > I tried EasyGPS with my Nuvi 350 this morning. I was able to
                                  view
                                  > > > > all the
                                  > > > > > waypoints in EasyGPS. Also, the delete function appears on a
                                  right
                                  > > > > click.
                                  > > > > > You can even make multiple selections and a right click will
                                  make
                                  > > > > "delete
                                  > > > > > waypoints" available. I didn't try to actually delete any
                                  > because I
                                  > > > > don't
                                  > > > > > have any waypoints I want to delete, but you might try it again.
                                  > > > > > I am using Windows XP SP2. In EasyGPS, at menu bar, I selected
                                  > > > > "GPS", then
                                  > > > > > "Display GPS Information". In that dialog box, I added my two
                                  > gps's,
                                  > > > > Garmin
                                  > > > > > 76C and Nuvi 350. Then after a reboot of the PC, I ran EasyGPS
                                  > > again,
                                  > > > > > Selected GPS, then Display GPS Information, then selected
                                  the Nuvi
                                  > > > > 350 and
                                  > > > > > clicked OK. Almost immediately the Nuvi waypoints appeared
                                  on the
                                  > > > > screen in
                                  > > > > > the lower left-hand window of EasyGPS.
                                  > > > > >
                                  > > > > > Good luck,
                                  > > > > >
                                  > > > > > John Paterson
                                  > > > > > KC5LAA
                                  > > > > >
                                  > > > > > On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 12:58 AM, Margie and Dave <va3dk@> wrote:
                                  > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > Tnx Fred,
                                  > > > > > > Some success here...
                                  > > > > > > You are right deleting waypoints is a GPS function but
                                  with the
                                  > > > > > > Nuvi350 I have to delete from "My Favorites" each location
                                  > > (waypoint)
                                  > > > > > > individually. Quite a daunting challenge. Did a few to
                                  stop the
                                  > > > > > > error message tho...
                                  > > > > > > Looked into the Nuvi via the PC but need to understand the
                                  > > file setup
                                  > > > > > > before any tweaking there. Is the Nuvi another canned Linux
                                  > > creation?
                                  > > > > > > Tnx Scott, I set "MAXRANGE" to minimize filling up the memory
                                  > > again.
                                  > > > > > > Rather cuts the map usage to close by areas tho.... Hmmmm a
                                  > short
                                  > > > > > > sighted Nuvi?
                                  > > > > > > So now I can message to and from other APRS on VHF OK.
                                  > > > > > > Have not found a way to message to APRS guys via the internet
                                  > > like the
                                  > > > > > > D710's do. Any suggestions?
                                  > > > > > > Still meets my interest of mobile monitoring of nearby APRS
                                  > guys.
                                  > > > > > > Seems to require a bit of tweaking to keep it running. Not
                                  > quite a
                                  > > > > > > plug and pray tho...
                                  > > > > > > Beacons OK!
                                  > > > > > > After plugging in the Garmin dfata cable the Nuvi does go
                                  > into FMI
                                  > > > > > > mode. Mine does go into FMI by adding a button called
                                  "DESPATCH"
                                  > > > > > > probably their programming was by an off shore guy without a
                                  > spell
                                  > > > > > > checker on their computer! Oh yes my Nuvi stays in FMI even
                                  > > after the
                                  > > > > > > cables are removed. Very interesting...I thought it would fall
                                  > > back
                                  > > > > > > the former non FMI mode.
                                  > > > > > > Tried EasyGPS only to find out the Nuvi talks only in "Garmin"
                                  > > > > > > protocol not standard NEMA...:-(..lots of manual waypoint
                                  > > deletions to
                                  > > > > > > go yet...
                                  > > > > > > Does anyone have an easier way to remove unwanted
                                  > > > > locations(waypoints)?
                                  > > > > > > Did use the Garmin POI loader to remove a few of the POI lists
                                  > > I had
                                  > > > > > > in the Nuvi. Not sure if this has any effect on Location
                                  > > memory tho...
                                  > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > Lots to learn and apply.
                                  > > > > > > 73's
                                  > > > > > > Dave.
                                  > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com
                                  > > <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com><tracker2%
                                  > > > > 40yahoogroups.com>, "Fred
                                  > > > > > > Hillhouse" <fmhillhouse@> wrote:
                                  > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > I keep a waypoint file so reloading my GPS is easy. First, I
                                  > > > > delete all
                                  > > > > > > > waypoints in GPS [GPS function], then load the waypoints
                                  > > back in.
                                  > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > I use ExpertGPS for waypoint management. EasyGPS is free and
                                  > > without
                                  > > > > > > maps. I
                                  > > > > > > > also have an older GPS V. I do not know how the Nuvi and
                                  > > ExpertGPS
                                  > > > > > > will play
                                  > > > > > > > together. I suspect that using the serial port will work
                                  > fine. I
                                  > > > > don't
                                  > > > > > > > believe USB GPS connection is supported yet.
                                  > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > I imagine Mapsource can do the same waypoint management
                                  > > function. I
                                  > > > > > > don't
                                  > > > > > > > know. I have it but only use it for loading maps.
                                  > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > Best regards,
                                  > > > > > > > Fred
                                  > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > _____
                                  > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > From: tracker2@yahoogroups.com
                                  > > <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com><tracker2%
                                  > > > > 40yahoogroups.com> [mailto:
                                  > > > > > > tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>
                                  <tracker2%
                                  > > > > 40yahoogroups.com>] On
                                  > > > > > > Behalf
                                  > > > > > > > Of Margie and Dave
                                  > > > > > > > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 22:46
                                  > > > > > > > To: tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>
                                  > > <tracker2%
                                  > > > > 40yahoogroups.com>
                                  > > > > > > > Subject: [tracker2] Re: Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is
                                  Full"
                                  > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > Tnx for the suggestion.
                                  > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > Do you use the PC to delete waypoints?
                                  > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > If so how do you do this?
                                  > > > > > > > TIA.
                                  > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > Dave.
                                  > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > --- In tracker2@yahoogroup
                                  > > > > <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com <tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>
                                  > > > > <tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>
                                  > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > s.com, "Fred
                                  > > > > > > > Hillhouse" <fmhillhouse@> wrote:
                                  > > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > > Have you tried deleting waypoints?
                                  > > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > > This is a good use of only displaying waypoints within a
                                  > > > > particular
                                  > > > > > > > range.
                                  > > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > > _____
                                  > > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > > From: tracker2@yahoogroup
                                  > > > > <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com <tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>
                                  > > > > <tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>>
                                  > > > > > > s.com
                                  > > > > > > > [mailto:tracker2@yahoogroup
                                  > > > > <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com <tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>
                                  > > > > <tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>
                                  > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > s.com] On
                                  > > > > > > > Behalf
                                  > > > > > > > > Of Margie and Dave
                                  > > > > > > > > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 11:44
                                  > > > > > > > > To: tracker2@yahoogroup
                                  > > > > <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com <tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>
                                  > > > > <tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>>
                                  > > > > > > s.com
                                  > > > > > > > > Subject: [tracker2] Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
                                  > > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > > Hi Guys,
                                  > > > > > > > > i have been running the Nuvi350 for a day or so now
                                  and got
                                  > > > > the "My
                                  > > > > > > > > Locations Memory is Full" message this morning.
                                  > > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > > Tried powering down, resetting etc but still get the error
                                  > > > > message.
                                  > > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > > A search of the group did not find a fix.
                                  > > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > > Has anyone found a fix to get it working again?
                                  > > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > > 73's
                                  > > > > > > > > Dave
                                  > > > > > > > > VA3DK
                                  > > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > >
                                  > > > > >
                                  > > > >
                                  > > > >
                                  > > > >
                                  > > >
                                  > >
                                  >
                                • Elmer Sharp
                                  Glad to hear it is working out for you OK. Now you will get a big string of cookie crumbs from your packets that will fill it up again. I sure wish Garmin
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                                    Glad to hear it is working out for you OK. Now you will get a big
                                    string of cookie crumbs from your packets that will fill it up again. I
                                    sure wish Garmin would listen to our woes and do something about it. OR
                                    do you have the NUVI 350 which is the only one that currently cleans up
                                    the crumbs-- if so consider yourself lucky, but my 650 screen is a lot
                                    nicer. I have used both 350 with a Red Cross project and my personal
                                    NUVI is a 650 so I get to see both.

                                    Elmer

                                    Margie and Dave wrote:
                                    >
                                    > Hi Elmer,
                                    >
                                    > Tnx for the reset info.
                                    >
                                    > It was holding the top left corner on my Nuvi that reset it back to
                                    > the "Maintenance Mode". The Nuvi is back to factory setup now to try
                                    > again, but now with a very limited MAXRANGE on the OT2m and see how
                                    > that works.
                                    >
                                    > Thanks again.
                                    >
                                    > Dave
                                    >
                                    > --- In tracker2@yahoogroup s.com <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>,
                                    > "EM Sharp" <wa2ysm@...> wrote:
                                    > >
                                    > > Hi Dave,
                                    > > I suggest you read/reread my posting #4729. I attempted to address
                                    > > your question on clearing FMI mode and erasing unwanted waypoints.
                                    > > Elmer
                                    > > -
                                    > > -- In tracker2@yahoogroup s.com <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>,
                                    > "Margie and Dave" <va3dk@> wrote:
                                    > > >
                                    > > > Hi John,
                                    > > > I am using EasyGPS verion 2.9.4 the latest on my XP sp2 also.
                                    > > >
                                    > > > I tried the Nuvi via USB but no recognition by EasyGPS when I selected
                                    > > > the "Display GPS Information" from the Menu.
                                    > > >
                                    > > > My Nuvi stays in FMI mode even when the Garmin data(serial) cable is
                                    > > > not connected to the data port on the side.
                                    > > >
                                    > > > I think your Nuvi may not be in FMI mode and that may account for
                                    > > > EasyGPS not seeing my Nuvi. Does anyone know how to froce the Nuvi
                                    > > > back into the regular non FMI mode?
                                    > > >
                                    > > > The EasyGPS Help does lilst the supported Garmin but the Nuvi is not
                                    > > > on their list. Also the Help indicated the Garmin's needed to be in
                                    > > > 4800 NEMA setup to work with EasyGPS. Maybe you have found an
                                    > > > undocunented feature of the EasyGPS program.
                                    > > >
                                    > > > Dave.
                                    > > >
                                    > > >
                                    > > >
                                    > > >
                                    > > >
                                    > > > --- In tracker2@yahoogroup s.com
                                    > <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>, "john paterson jr" <jpaterjr@> wrote:
                                    > > > >
                                    > > > > Hi, Dave,
                                    > > > > No. I used a USB cable. USB at the computer, and mini USB at the
                                    > > > data port
                                    > > > > of the Nuvi. It worked just fine!
                                    > > > >
                                    > > > > Have fun!
                                    > > > >
                                    > > > > John
                                    > > > >
                                    > > > > On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 4:59 PM, Margie and Dave <va3dk@> wrote:
                                    > > > >
                                    > > > > > Hi John,
                                    > > > > > Tnx for the info, I will try EasyGPS again.
                                    > > > > >
                                    > > > > > I assume you connected to a serial port (or USB serial
                                    > > > > > adapter)directly, not via null modem crossover.
                                    > > > > >
                                    > > > > > That will make it easier to clear the Nuvi map screen of the
                                    > > outdated
                                    > > > > > APRS tags. I left the system on for a day or so and the map screen
                                    > > > > > was so full of tags. If I zoomed in I could find the exact
                                    > > location OK
                                    > > > > >
                                    > > > > > It would be neat if there was a way to clear the Nuvi map of
                                    > > tags that
                                    > > > > > were no longer present. Could be quite complicated.
                                    > > > > > Dave
                                    > > > > >
                                    > > > > > --- In tracker2@yahoogroup s.com
                                    > <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com> <tracker2%40yahoogr oups.com> ,
                                    > "john
                                    > > > > > paterson jr" <jpaterjr@> wrote:
                                    > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > Dave,
                                    > > > > > > Re: EasyGPS
                                    > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > I tried EasyGPS with my Nuvi 350 this morning. I was able to
                                    > view
                                    > > > > > all the
                                    > > > > > > waypoints in EasyGPS. Also, the delete function appears on a
                                    > right
                                    > > > > > click.
                                    > > > > > > You can even make multiple selections and a right click will
                                    > make
                                    > > > > > "delete
                                    > > > > > > waypoints" available. I didn't try to actually delete any
                                    > > because I
                                    > > > > > don't
                                    > > > > > > have any waypoints I want to delete, but you might try it again.
                                    > > > > > > I am using Windows XP SP2. In EasyGPS, at menu bar, I selected
                                    > > > > > "GPS", then
                                    > > > > > > "Display GPS Information" . In that dialog box, I added my two
                                    > > gps's,
                                    > > > > > Garmin
                                    > > > > > > 76C and Nuvi 350. Then after a reboot of the PC, I ran EasyGPS
                                    > > > again,
                                    > > > > > > Selected GPS, then Display GPS Information, then selected
                                    > the Nuvi
                                    > > > > > 350 and
                                    > > > > > > clicked OK. Almost immediately the Nuvi waypoints appeared
                                    > on the
                                    > > > > > screen in
                                    > > > > > > the lower left-hand window of EasyGPS.
                                    > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > Good luck,
                                    > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > John Paterson
                                    > > > > > > KC5LAA
                                    > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 12:58 AM, Margie and Dave <va3dk@> wrote:
                                    > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > Tnx Fred,
                                    > > > > > > > Some success here...
                                    > > > > > > > You are right deleting waypoints is a GPS function but
                                    > with the
                                    > > > > > > > Nuvi350 I have to delete from "My Favorites" each location
                                    > > > (waypoint)
                                    > > > > > > > individually. Quite a daunting challenge. Did a few to
                                    > stop the
                                    > > > > > > > error message tho...
                                    > > > > > > > Looked into the Nuvi via the PC but need to understand the
                                    > > > file setup
                                    > > > > > > > before any tweaking there. Is the Nuvi another canned Linux
                                    > > > creation?
                                    > > > > > > > Tnx Scott, I set "MAXRANGE" to minimize filling up the memory
                                    > > > again.
                                    > > > > > > > Rather cuts the map usage to close by areas tho.... Hmmmm a
                                    > > short
                                    > > > > > > > sighted Nuvi?
                                    > > > > > > > So now I can message to and from other APRS on VHF OK.
                                    > > > > > > > Have not found a way to message to APRS guys via the internet
                                    > > > like the
                                    > > > > > > > D710's do. Any suggestions?
                                    > > > > > > > Still meets my interest of mobile monitoring of nearby APRS
                                    > > guys.
                                    > > > > > > > Seems to require a bit of tweaking to keep it running. Not
                                    > > quite a
                                    > > > > > > > plug and pray tho...
                                    > > > > > > > Beacons OK!
                                    > > > > > > > After plugging in the Garmin dfata cable the Nuvi does go
                                    > > into FMI
                                    > > > > > > > mode. Mine does go into FMI by adding a button called
                                    > "DESPATCH"
                                    > > > > > > > probably their programming was by an off shore guy without a
                                    > > spell
                                    > > > > > > > checker on their computer! Oh yes my Nuvi stays in FMI even
                                    > > > after the
                                    > > > > > > > cables are removed. Very interesting. ..I thought it would
                                    > fall
                                    > > > back
                                    > > > > > > > the former non FMI mode.
                                    > > > > > > > Tried EasyGPS only to find out the Nuvi talks only in "Garmin"
                                    > > > > > > > protocol not standard NEMA...:-(.. lots of manual waypoint
                                    > > > deletions to
                                    > > > > > > > go yet...
                                    > > > > > > > Does anyone have an easier way to remove unwanted
                                    > > > > > locations(waypoints )?
                                    > > > > > > > Did use the Garmin POI loader to remove a few of the POI lists
                                    > > > I had
                                    > > > > > > > in the Nuvi. Not sure if this has any effect on Location
                                    > > > memory tho...
                                    > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > Lots to learn and apply.
                                    > > > > > > > 73's
                                    > > > > > > > Dave.
                                    > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > --- In tracker2@yahoogroup s.com
                                    > <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>
                                    > > > <tracker2%40yahoogr oups.com> <tracker2%
                                    > > > > > 40yahoogroups. com>, "Fred
                                    > > > > > > > Hillhouse" <fmhillhouse@ > wrote:
                                    > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > I keep a waypoint file so reloading my GPS is easy. First, I
                                    > > > > > delete all
                                    > > > > > > > > waypoints in GPS [GPS function], then load the waypoints
                                    > > > back in.
                                    > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > I use ExpertGPS for waypoint management. EasyGPS is free and
                                    > > > without
                                    > > > > > > > maps. I
                                    > > > > > > > > also have an older GPS V. I do not know how the Nuvi and
                                    > > > ExpertGPS
                                    > > > > > > > will play
                                    > > > > > > > > together. I suspect that using the serial port will work
                                    > > fine. I
                                    > > > > > don't
                                    > > > > > > > > believe USB GPS connection is supported yet.
                                    > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > I imagine Mapsource can do the same waypoint management
                                    > > > function. I
                                    > > > > > > > don't
                                    > > > > > > > > know. I have it but only use it for loading maps.
                                    > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > Best regards,
                                    > > > > > > > > Fred
                                    > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > _____
                                    > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > From: tracker2@yahoogroup s.com
                                    > <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>
                                    > > > <tracker2%40yahoogr oups.com> <tracker2%
                                    > > > > > 40yahoogroups. com> [mailto:
                                    > > > > > > > tracker2@yahoogroup s.com
                                    > <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com> <tracker2%40yahoogr oups.com>
                                    > <tracker2%
                                    > > > > > 40yahoogroups. com>] On
                                    > > > > > > > Behalf
                                    > > > > > > > > Of Margie and Dave
                                    > > > > > > > > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 22:46
                                    > > > > > > > > To: tracker2@yahoogroup s.com
                                    > <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com> <tracker2%40yahoogr oups.com>
                                    > > > <tracker2%
                                    > > > > > 40yahoogroups. com>
                                    > > > > > > > > Subject: [tracker2] Re: Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is
                                    > Full"
                                    > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > Tnx for the suggestion.
                                    > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > Do you use the PC to delete waypoints?
                                    > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > If so how do you do this?
                                    > > > > > > > > TIA.
                                    > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > Dave.
                                    > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > --- In tracker2@yahoogroup
                                    > > > > > <mailto:tracker2% 40yahoogroups. com <tracker2%2540yahoo
                                    > groups.com>
                                    > > > > > <tracker2%2540yahoo groups.com>
                                    > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > s.com, "Fred
                                    > > > > > > > > Hillhouse" <fmhillhouse@ > wrote:
                                    > > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > > Have you tried deleting waypoints?
                                    > > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > > This is a good use of only displaying waypoints within a
                                    > > > > > particular
                                    > > > > > > > > range.
                                    > > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > > _____
                                    > > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > > From: tracker2@yahoogroup
                                    > > > > > <mailto:tracker2% 40yahoogroups. com <tracker2%2540yahoo
                                    > groups.com>
                                    > > > > > <tracker2%2540yahoo groups.com> >
                                    > > > > > > > s.com
                                    > > > > > > > > [mailto:tracker2@ yahoogroup
                                    > > > > > <mailto:tracker2% 40yahoogroups. com <tracker2%2540yahoo
                                    > groups.com>
                                    > > > > > <tracker2%2540yahoo groups.com>
                                    > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > s.com] On
                                    > > > > > > > > Behalf
                                    > > > > > > > > > Of Margie and Dave
                                    > > > > > > > > > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 11:44
                                    > > > > > > > > > To: tracker2@yahoogroup
                                    > > > > > <mailto:tracker2% 40yahoogroups. com <tracker2%2540yahoo
                                    > groups.com>
                                    > > > > > <tracker2%2540yahoo groups.com> >
                                    > > > > > > > s.com
                                    > > > > > > > > > Subject: [tracker2] Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
                                    > > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > > Hi Guys,
                                    > > > > > > > > > i have been running the Nuvi350 for a day or so now
                                    > and got
                                    > > > > > the "My
                                    > > > > > > > > > Locations Memory is Full" message this morning.
                                    > > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > > Tried powering down, resetting etc but still get the error
                                    > > > > > message.
                                    > > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > > A search of the group did not find a fix.
                                    > > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > > Has anyone found a fix to get it working again?
                                    > > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > > 73's
                                    > > > > > > > > > Dave
                                    > > > > > > > > > VA3DK
                                    > > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > >
                                    > > > > >
                                    > > > > >
                                    > > > > >
                                    > > > >
                                    > > >
                                    > >
                                    >
                                    >
                                  • Randy Love
                                    Well, maybe it s just my Nuvi 360, but I don t have to go to the Maintenance Menu at startup to delete all my waypoints. The 360 does cookie crumb, but I found
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                                      Well, maybe it's just my Nuvi 360, but I don't have to go to the Maintenance Menu at startup to delete all my waypoints.
                                      The 360 does cookie crumb, but I found that I can delete all the waypoints by going here:
                                       
                                      Dispatch->Find Location->My Locations
                                       
                                      and then pressing the Delete All button in the lower right hand corner.
                                       
                                      Sure beats the complete reset that happens via the Maintenance Menu and is a lot quicker than deleting the points one by one.
                                      I can do this at any time to clear excessive waypoints but not lose my messages or other settings.
                                      Having MAXRANGE set to a usable value is important too.
                                       
                                      I have used EasyGPS to get and put waypoints to my Nuvi 360. It doesn't ever seem to load the files I put back on it tho.
                                      Anyone have ideas about why that is so?
                                       
                                      73,
                                      Randy
                                      WF5X
                                       
                                      Sent: Friday, September 05, 2008 10:56 PM
                                      Subject: Re: [tracker2] Re: Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"

                                      Glad to hear it is working out for you OK. Now you will get a big
                                      string of cookie crumbs from your packets that will fill it up again. I
                                      sure wish Garmin would listen to our woes and do something about it. OR
                                      do you have the NUVI 350 which is the only one that currently cleans up
                                      the crumbs-- if so consider yourself lucky, but my 650 screen is a lot
                                      nicer. I have used both 350 with a Red Cross project and my personal
                                      NUVI is a 650 so I get to see both.

                                      Elmer

                                      Margie and Dave wrote:

                                      >
                                      > Hi
                                      Elmer,
                                      >
                                      > Tnx for the reset info.
                                      >
                                      > It was holding
                                      the top left corner on my Nuvi that reset it back to
                                      > the "Maintenance
                                      Mode". The Nuvi is back to factory setup now to try
                                      > again, but now with
                                      a very limited MAXRANGE on the OT2m and see how
                                      > that
                                      works.
                                      >
                                      > Thanks again.
                                      >
                                      > Dave
                                      >
                                      > --- In
                                      tracker2@yahoogroup s.com <mailto:tracker2% 40yahoogroups. com>,
                                      > "EM Sharp" <wa2ysm@...> wrote:
                                      > >
                                      > > Hi
                                      Dave,
                                      > > I suggest you read/reread my posting #4729. I attempted to
                                      address
                                      > > your question on clearing FMI mode and erasing unwanted
                                      waypoints.
                                      > > Elmer
                                      > > -
                                      > > -- In
                                      tracker2@yahoogroup s.com <mailto:tracker2% 40yahoogroups. com>,
                                      > "Margie and Dave" <va3dk@> wrote:
                                      > > >
                                      > > > Hi John,
                                      > > > I am using EasyGPS verion 2.9.4 the latest on my
                                      XP sp2 also.
                                      > > >
                                      > > > I tried the Nuvi via USB but no
                                      recognition by EasyGPS when I selected
                                      > > > the "Display GPS
                                      Information" from the Menu.
                                      > > >
                                      > > > My Nuvi stays in
                                      FMI mode even when the Garmin data(serial) cable is
                                      > > > not
                                      connected to the data port on the side.
                                      > > >
                                      > > > I
                                      think your Nuvi may not be in FMI mode and that may account for
                                      > > > EasyGPS not seeing my Nuvi. Does anyone know how to froce the Nuvi
                                      > > > back into the regular non FMI mode?
                                      > > >
                                      > > > The EasyGPS Help does lilst the supported Garmin but the Nuvi is
                                      not
                                      > > > on their list. Also the Help indicated the Garmin's needed
                                      to be in
                                      > > > 4800 NEMA setup to work with EasyGPS. Maybe you have
                                      found an
                                      > > > undocunented feature of the EasyGPS program.
                                      > > >
                                      > > > Dave.
                                      > > >
                                      > > >
                                      > > >
                                      > > >
                                      > > >
                                      > > > --- In
                                      tracker2@yahoogroup s.com
                                      >
                                      <mailto:tracker2% 40yahoogroups. com>, "john paterson jr" <jpaterjr@> wrote:
                                      > > > >
                                      > > > > Hi,
                                      Dave,
                                      > > > > No. I used a USB cable. USB at the computer, and
                                      mini USB at the
                                      > > > data port
                                      > > > > of the Nuvi.
                                      It worked just fine!
                                      > > > >
                                      > > > > Have
                                      fun!
                                      > > > >
                                      > > > > John
                                      > > > >
                                      > > > > On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 4:59 PM, Margie and Dave
                                      <va3dk@> wrote:
                                      > > > >
                                      > > > > > Hi
                                      John,
                                      > > > > > Tnx for the info, I will try EasyGPS
                                      again.
                                      > > > > >
                                      > > > > > I assume you
                                      connected to a serial port (or USB serial
                                      > > > > >
                                      adapter)directly, not via null modem crossover.
                                      > > > > >
                                      > > > > > That will make it easier to clear the Nuvi map
                                      screen of the
                                      > > outdated
                                      > > > > > APRS tags. I
                                      left the system on for a day or so and the map screen
                                      > > > > > was so full of tags. If I zoomed in I could find the exact
                                      > >
                                      location OK
                                      > > > > >
                                      > > > > > It would be
                                      neat if there was a way to clear the Nuvi map of
                                      > > tags that
                                      > > > > > were no longer present. Could be quite complicated.
                                      > > > > > Dave
                                      > > > > >
                                      > > > > >
                                      --- In tracker2@yahoogroup s.com
                                      >
                                      <mailto:tracker2% 40yahoogroups. com> <tracker2%40yahoogr oups.com> ,
                                      > "john
                                      > > > > > paterson jr"
                                      <jpaterjr@> wrote:
                                      > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > Dave,
                                      > > > > > > Re: EasyGPS
                                      > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > I tried EasyGPS with my Nuvi 350
                                      this morning. I was able to
                                      > view
                                      > > > > > all
                                      the
                                      > > > > > > waypoints in EasyGPS. Also, the delete
                                      function appears on a
                                      > right
                                      > > > > > click.
                                      > > > > > > You can even make multiple selections and a right click
                                      will
                                      > make
                                      > > > > > "delete
                                      > > > > > > waypoints" available. I didn't try to actually delete any
                                      > >
                                      because I
                                      > > > > > don't
                                      > > > > > >
                                      have any waypoints I want to delete, but you might try it again.
                                      > > > > > > I am using Windows XP SP2. In EasyGPS, at menu bar, I
                                      selected
                                      > > > > > "GPS", then
                                      > > > > > > "Display GPS Information" . In that dialog box, I added my two
                                      > >
                                      gps's,
                                      > > > > > Garmin
                                      > > > > > > 76C
                                      and Nuvi 350. Then after a reboot of the PC, I ran EasyGPS
                                      > > >
                                      again,
                                      > > > > > > Selected GPS, then Display GPS
                                      Information, then selected
                                      > the Nuvi
                                      > > > > > 350
                                      and
                                      > > > > > > clicked OK. Almost immediately the Nuvi
                                      waypoints appeared
                                      > on the
                                      > > > > > screen in
                                      > > > > > > the lower left-hand window of EasyGPS.
                                      > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > Good luck,
                                      > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > John Paterson
                                      > > > > > > KC5LAA
                                      > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 12:58 AM, Margie and Dave <va3dk@>
                                      wrote:
                                      > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > >
                                      Tnx Fred,
                                      > > > > > > > Some success here...
                                      > > > > > > > You are right deleting waypoints is a GPS function
                                      but
                                      > with the
                                      > > > > > > > Nuvi350 I have to
                                      delete from "My Favorites" each location
                                      > > > (waypoint)
                                      > > > > > > > individually. Quite a daunting challenge. Did a
                                      few to
                                      > stop the
                                      > > > > > > > error message
                                      tho...
                                      > > > > > > > Looked into the Nuvi via the PC but
                                      need to understand the
                                      > > > file setup
                                      > > > > > > > before any tweaking there. Is the Nuvi another canned Linux
                                      > > > creation?
                                      > > > > > > > Tnx Scott, I set
                                      "MAXRANGE" to minimize filling up the memory
                                      > > > again.
                                      > > > > > > > Rather cuts the map usage to close by areas
                                      tho.... Hmmmm a
                                      > > short
                                      > > > > > > > sighted
                                      Nuvi?
                                      > > > > > > > So now I can message to and from
                                      other APRS on VHF OK.
                                      > > > > > > > Have not found a way
                                      to message to APRS guys via the internet
                                      > > > like the
                                      > > > > > > > D710's do. Any suggestions?
                                      > > > > > > > Still meets my interest of mobile monitoring of nearby APRS
                                      > > guys.
                                      > > > > > > > Seems to require a bit of
                                      tweaking to keep it running. Not
                                      > > quite a
                                      > > > > > > > plug and pray tho...
                                      > > > > > > >
                                      Beacons OK!
                                      > > > > > > > After plugging in the Garmin
                                      dfata cable the Nuvi does go
                                      > > into FMI
                                      > > > > > > > mode. Mine does go into FMI by adding a button called
                                      >
                                      "DESPATCH"
                                      > > > > > > > probably their programming was
                                      by an off shore guy without a
                                      > > spell
                                      > > > > > > > checker on their computer! Oh yes my Nuvi stays in FMI even
                                      > > > after the
                                      > > > > > > > cables are removed.
                                      Very interesting. ..I thought it would
                                      > fall
                                      > > >
                                      back
                                      > > > > > > > the former non FMI mode.
                                      > > > > > > > Tried EasyGPS only to find out the Nuvi talks only in
                                      "Garmin"
                                      > > > > > > > protocol not standard
                                      NEMA...:-(.. lots of manual waypoint
                                      > > > deletions to
                                      > > > > > > > go yet...
                                      > > > > > > > Does
                                      anyone have an easier way to remove unwanted
                                      > > > > >
                                      locations(waypoints )?
                                      > > > > > > > Did use the Garmin
                                      POI loader to remove a few of the POI lists
                                      > > > I had
                                      > > > > > > > in the Nuvi. Not sure if this has any effect on
                                      Location
                                      > > > memory tho...
                                      > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > Lots to learn and apply.
                                      > > > > > > > 73's
                                      > > > > > > >
                                      Dave.
                                      > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > --- In tracker2@yahoogroup s.com
                                      >
                                      <mailto:tracker2% 40yahoogroups. com>
                                      > > >
                                      <tracker2%40yahoogr oups.com> <tracker2%
                                      > > > > >
                                      40yahoogroups. com>, "Fred
                                      > > > > > > > Hillhouse"
                                      <fmhillhouse@ > wrote:
                                      > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > I keep a waypoint file so reloading my GPS is
                                      easy. First, I
                                      > > > > > delete all
                                      > > > > > > > > waypoints in GPS [GPS function], then load the
                                      waypoints
                                      > > > back in.
                                      > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > I use ExpertGPS for waypoint
                                      management. EasyGPS is free and
                                      > > > without
                                      > > > > > > > maps. I
                                      > > > > > > > > also have an
                                      older GPS V. I do not know how the Nuvi and
                                      > > > ExpertGPS
                                      > > > > > > > will play
                                      > > > > > > > > together. I suspect that using the serial port will work
                                      > > fine.
                                      I
                                      > > > > > don't
                                      > > > > > > > >
                                      believe USB GPS connection is supported yet.
                                      > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > I imagine Mapsource can do
                                      the same waypoint management
                                      > > > function. I
                                      > > > > > > > don't
                                      > > > > > > > > know. I
                                      have it but only use it for loading maps.
                                      > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > Best regards,
                                      > > > > > > > > Fred
                                      > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > _____
                                      > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > From: tracker2@yahoogroup s.com
                                      >
                                      <mailto:tracker2% 40yahoogroups. com>
                                      > > >
                                      <tracker2%40yahoogr oups.com> <tracker2%
                                      > > > > >
                                      40yahoogroups. com> [mailto:
                                      > > > > > > >
                                      tracker2@yahoogroup s.com
                                      >
                                      <mailto:tracker2% 40yahoogroups. com> <tracker2%40yahoogr oups.com>
                                      > <tracker2%
                                      > > > > > 40yahoogroups.
                                      com>] On
                                      > > > > > > > Behalf
                                      > > > > > > > > Of Margie and Dave
                                      > > > > > > > > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 22:46
                                      > > > > > > > > To: tracker2@yahoogroup s.com
                                      >
                                      <mailto:tracker2% 40yahoogroups. com> <tracker2%40yahoogr oups.com>
                                      > > > <tracker2%
                                      > > > > >
                                      40yahoogroups. com>
                                      > > > > > > > > Subject:
                                      [tracker2] Re: Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is
                                      > Full"
                                      > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > Tnx for
                                      the suggestion.
                                      > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > Do you use the PC to delete waypoints?
                                      > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > If so
                                      how do you do this?
                                      > > > > > > > > TIA.
                                      > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > >
                                      Dave.
                                      > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > --- In tracker2@yahoogroup
                                      > > > > >
                                      <mailto:tracker2% 40yahoogroups. com <tracker2%2540yahoo
                                      >
                                      groups.com>
                                      > > > > > <tracker2%2540yahoo
                                      groups.com>
                                      > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > s.com, "Fred
                                      > > > > > > > >
                                      Hillhouse" <fmhillhouse@ > wrote:
                                      > > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > > Have you tried
                                      deleting waypoints?
                                      > > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > > This is a good use of only displaying
                                      waypoints within a
                                      > > > > > particular
                                      > > > > > > > > range.
                                      > > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > > _____
                                      > > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > > From:
                                      tracker2@yahoogroup
                                      > > > > > <mailto:tracker2%
                                      40yahoogroups. com <tracker2%2540yahoo
                                      > groups.com>
                                      > > > > > <tracker2%2540yahoo groups.com> >
                                      > > > > > > > s.com
                                      > > > > > > > >
                                      [mailto:tracker2@ yahoogroup
                                      > > > > > <mailto:tracker2%
                                      40yahoogroups. com <tracker2%2540yahoo
                                      > groups.com>
                                      > > > > > <tracker2%2540yahoo groups.com>
                                      > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > s.com] On
                                      > > > > > > > > Behalf
                                      > > > > > > > > >
                                      Of Margie and Dave
                                      > > > > > > > > > Sent:
                                      Tuesday, September 02, 2008 11:44
                                      > > > > > > > > > To: tracker2@yahoogroup
                                      > > > > > <mailto:tracker2%
                                      40yahoogroups. com <tracker2%2540yahoo
                                      > groups.com>
                                      > > > > > <tracker2%2540yahoo groups.com> >
                                      > > > > > > > s.com
                                      > > > > > > > > > Subject:
                                      [tracker2] Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
                                      > > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > > Hi Guys,
                                      > > > > > > > > > i have been
                                      running the Nuvi350 for a day or so now
                                      > and got
                                      > > > > > the "My
                                      > > > > > > > > > Locations Memory is
                                      Full" message this morning.
                                      > > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > > Tried powering down,
                                      resetting etc but still get the error
                                      > > > > >
                                      message.
                                      > > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > > A search of the group did not find a fix.
                                      > > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > > Has anyone found a fix to get it working again?
                                      > > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > > 73's
                                      > > > > > > > > > Dave
                                      > > > > > > > > > VA3DK
                                      > > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > >
                                      > > > > >
                                      > > > > >
                                      > > > > >
                                      > > > >
                                      > > >
                                      > >
                                      >
                                      >

                                    • john paterson jr
                                      I just found out that on my Nuvi 350, which has never been put into Dispatch mode, I can go to Where To? - My Locations , and in the lower right corner there
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                                        I just found out that on my Nuvi 350, which has never been put into Dispatch mode, I can go to "Where To?"->"My Locations", and in the lower right corner there is a button to "Delete All". Tapping that button brings message, "Are you sure you want to delete all Favorites and Custom POIs?" So that also avoids deleting points one by one or the complete reset.

                                        John Paterson

                                        On Fri, Sep 5, 2008 at 10:16 PM, Randy Love <rlove31@...> wrote:

                                        Well, maybe it's just my Nuvi 360, but I don't have to go to the Maintenance Menu at startup to delete all my waypoints.
                                        The 360 does cookie crumb, but I found that I can delete all the waypoints by going here:
                                         
                                        Dispatch->Find Location->My Locations
                                         
                                        and then pressing the Delete All button in the lower right hand corner.
                                         
                                        Sure beats the complete reset that happens via the Maintenance Menu and is a lot quicker than deleting the points one by one.
                                        I can do this at any time to clear excessive waypoints but not lose my messages or other settings.
                                        Having MAXRANGE set to a usable value is important too.
                                         
                                        I have used EasyGPS to get and put waypoints to my Nuvi 360. It doesn't ever seem to load the files I put back on it tho.
                                        Anyone have ideas about why that is so?
                                         
                                        73,
                                        Randy
                                        WF5X
                                         

                                        .



                                      • Margie and Dave
                                        Hi John, With the Nuvi in FMI, and in My Locations I found the delete button that works great, TNX. This makes the screen refresh a very easy now. At least
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                                          Hi John,

                                          With the Nuvi in FMI, and in "My Locations" I found the delete button
                                          that works great, TNX.

                                          This makes the screen refresh a very easy now. At least when the
                                          screen fills again, up only the new active tags will be seen and the
                                          "old" tags will not been there.

                                          Great help, thanks.

                                          Dave.


                                          --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com, "john paterson jr" <jpaterjr@...> wrote:
                                          >
                                          > I just found out that on my Nuvi 350, which has never been put into
                                          Dispatch
                                          > mode, I can go to "Where To?"->"My Locations", and in the lower
                                          right corner
                                          > there is a button to "Delete All". Tapping that button brings
                                          message, "Are
                                          > you sure you want to delete all Favorites and Custom POIs?" So that also
                                          > avoids deleting points one by one or the complete reset.
                                          > John Paterson
                                          >
                                          > On Fri, Sep 5, 2008 at 10:16 PM, Randy Love <rlove31@...> wrote:
                                          >
                                          > > Well, maybe it's just my Nuvi 360, but I don't have to go to the
                                          > > Maintenance Menu at startup to delete all my waypoints.
                                          > > The 360 does cookie crumb, but I found that I can delete all the
                                          waypoints
                                          > > by going here:
                                          > >
                                          > > Dispatch->Find Location->My Locations
                                          > >
                                          > > and then pressing the Delete All button in the lower right hand
                                          corner.
                                          > >
                                          > > Sure beats the complete reset that happens via the Maintenance
                                          Menu and is
                                          > > a lot quicker than deleting the points one by one.
                                          > > I can do this at any time to clear excessive waypoints but not lose my
                                          > > messages or other settings.
                                          > > Having MAXRANGE set to a usable value is important too.
                                          > >
                                          > > I have used EasyGPS to get and put waypoints to my Nuvi 360. It
                                          doesn't
                                          > > ever seem to load the files I put back on it tho.
                                          > > Anyone have ideas about why that is so?
                                          > >
                                          > > 73,
                                          > > Randy
                                          > > WF5X
                                          > >
                                          > >
                                          > > .
                                          > >
                                          > >
                                          > >
                                          >
                                        • john paterson jr
                                          Dave, It has been a long round-about discussion, but I m glad to hear that the delete button is still there in FMI. I hope to get one of Scott s Kenwood-Nuvi
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                                            Dave, It has been a long round-about discussion, but I'm glad to hear that the delete button is still there in FMI. I hope to get one of Scott's Kenwood-Nuvi protocol translators fairly soon, so I can experiment with mapping of APRS mobiles, also.

                                            John

                                            On Sun, Sep 7, 2008 at 8:07 PM, Margie and Dave <va3dk@...> wrote:

                                            Hi John,

                                            With the Nuvi in FMI, and in "My Locations" I found the delete button
                                            that works great, TNX.

                                            This makes the screen refresh a very easy now. At least when the
                                            screen fills again, up only the new active tags will be seen and the
                                            "old" tags will not been there.

                                            Great help, thanks.

                                            Dave.

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