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Re: How to set an ETREX for NZTM2000
Reply #15 - Jul 20th, 2010 at 6:46pm
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WGS84 and NZGD49 have a 200 meter difference...... NZTM, NZTD and WGS84 all go together exactly with WGS84 being an international standard
  
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Re: How to set an ETREX for NZTM2000
Reply #16 - Jul 23rd, 2010 at 5:08pm
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Sorry for asking what could be a stupid question but, can I continue to use, and get a reading, in 260 series on my etrex so I can carry on using my topo map cd and maps I have made up?
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Re: How to set an ETREX for NZTM2000
Reply #17 - Jul 23rd, 2010 at 8:35pm
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You certainly can, I am. I switch over to NZTM when using my GPS on SAR work.

The only problem you may have is giving your position. This is easily solved by telling people you are using NZGD49 before any grid you give.
  
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Re: How to set an ETREX for NZTM2000
Reply #18 - Sep 6th, 2010 at 6:14pm
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Aquila you are the MAN for posting this.

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Re: How to set an ETREX for NZTM2000
Reply #19 - Sep 10th, 2010 at 11:58am
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I have the Etrex H and the old yellow one as well,The H seems fine with the new maps,cant get the old one to display the grids,do you know if the old etrex will take the new map settings? Huh
  
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Re: How to set an ETREX for NZTM2000
Reply #20 - Sep 10th, 2010 at 12:54pm
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It'll work, The main problem seems to be the number of 0's entered. Check this first and if you still have problems let me know what your settings are.
  
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Re: How to set an ETREX for NZTM2000
Reply #21 - Sep 19th, 2010 at 9:48pm
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Have scored a cable to update my etrex (not the H),followed the above instructions, still no user grids.The only difference is my gps has one more '0' under 'false'E'..and I cant get rid of it. Angry
  
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Reply #22 - Sep 19th, 2010 at 10:17pm
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Put a 0 in front of the other numbers eg 01600000.0
  
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Re: How to set an ETREX for NZTM2000
Reply #23 - Sep 19th, 2010 at 11:00pm
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Well f&^%k me with a fishfork!!! Shocked
It worked!! Grin
Thanks for your time and tolerance,yer a bloody legend  Cool
Cheers man Smiley
  
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Re: How to set an ETREX for NZTM2000
Reply #24 - Sep 19th, 2010 at 11:10pm
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You are most welcome.

I went through all this figuring out what numbers go where and getting the data I had to work on my old gps hence how I know what to do to make things work.

Why?

Because 2 people high up in SAR that are respected for their technical expertise told me it couldn't be done. I've also written a training manual for police using on converting to NZTM
  
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