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jds912

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little georgia topo experience
« on: October 26, 2009, 02:13:24 PM »
i downloaded the Ga. topo to my vista this weekend. went hunting on sunday and tried out the handheld w/ the topo map. the area i hunted, which is pretty remote, was very accurately detailed. beyond my expectations. now i have to get confident with my unit in the thick woods, in the dark. i need to activate the compass. how thick of cover can you actually be in and still receive a good signal with a vista hcx? thanks 8)

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Re: little georgia topo experience
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2009, 03:50:04 PM »
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... how thick of cover can you actually be in and still receive a good signal with a vista hcx?
I have never seen any info on that, but it is one of the best GPSrs for such conditions.
It is effected by the water content in the vegetation (leaves).

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Re: little georgia topo experience
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2009, 02:30:25 PM »
I use mine in cover and it's always worked fine.

If I am bushwacking or in otherwise uncharted territory I make sure the track log is on and watch the map page. I make occasional waypoints, and make sure my car or something near it is waypointed. I also carry spare batteries. If it's dark I set the backlight on constantly on and don't make it any brighter than it needs to be.