March 13th 2017

When I established the forums in 2005 it was to offer a more richer web experience and greater functionality than the platform where we started this social adventure in 2003, Yahoo Groups. The forums were once a busy hive of activity and provided locals and visitors with a wealth of information just like the Geocaching Ireland Discussion Group on Facebook today.

It was a time where we didn't have the many social media platforms we have today, and it was a different time in terms of mobility and technology. There was no instant access to information, no Google Maps and a very limited base map on your GPSr. Mobile connectivity for me was a 9600bps Infrared connection from a Nokia to a laptop and in later times to a PDA using WAP.

As we moved into the social media era so did our forums users. Geocaching Ireland moved there too, and we have a thriving community on the Geocaching Ireland Discussion Group on Facebook. As a result, forum activity isn't what it used to be and I have taken the decision to disable new registrations to the forums and to make the forums read only so any information there can still be accessed.

The discussion hasn't ended, it has just moved. Join us on the Facebook Geocaching Ireland Discussion Group .

Donnacha

Entry level GPSR wanted

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barraseaclaid

Entry level GPSR wanted

Post by barraseaclaid » Sun Jan 16, 2011 4:31 pm

I recently brought my dad out caching and i think he will take to it like a duck to water...I still have to get him a belated xmas pressie so wondering about getting my hands on an entry level gps....at a minimum it has to support pq and if possible paperless caching...dont want to fork out too much so any suggestions...or will i offload my oregon 450 on him and upgrade to something else?

magra11

Re: Entry level GPSR wanted

Post by magra11 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:57 pm

You can get Garmin Dakota's on the internet for a reasonable price, but only Dakota 20's support PQ's and paperless caching.

barraseaclaid

Re: Entry level GPSR wanted

Post by barraseaclaid » Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:15 pm

yeah im sorta leaning towards that one myself...its just the next step down from the oregon

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