Lost GPS on Anne Beadell Highway

Submitted: Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 08:15
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While travelling the ABH earlier this month I met a couple who had lost their Garmin 12 GPS "about 50 km east of Vokes Hill Corner". I did have a look when I passed that way but with no luck.
If anyone has found the item, let me know as I have the owner's contact details I can pass on.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 11:51

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 11:51

Need to get Willy W on the job(thread 108753). If he can find a camera at tip of Cape York, a gps east of Volkes Hill, will be a piece of cake for him.

Rather lose a gps than a camera though!!!


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Follow Up By: Member - Keith B (QLD) - Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 12:19

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 12:19
Read that and your suggestion sounds great. Agree re camera vs GPS!!!
My first wife left a camera at the top of one of the hills near Durham Downs years ago. Latest wife hasn't lost one yet.
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Follow Up By: Willy W - Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 12:12

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 12:12
Ok Gentlemen, where was it lost ? I am on my way.........:-)
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Reply By: Member - Trouper (NSW) - Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 16:58

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 16:58
The Garmin GPS 12 was just about the first for Garmin, arrived about the mid to late 90's it took 4 AA batteries which went flat after about 4 hours use, not a particularly friendly unit by todays standards. (I've still got mine) Probably the best thing to happen losing it, now they can purchase a Hema 7 they wont know thenselves.
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 18:16

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 18:16
Hi - in the absence of any feedback from user I would be suggesting another handheld (considering Garmin 12 was a handheld) ...maybe Garmin 62 series or new 64 series, either way huge improvement (mainly from a mapping perspective). HN7 great for in car ..but more places to explore on foot :)

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Follow Up By: Lifetime Member-Gaz@Gove (NT) - Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 19:28

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 19:28
Hehe, Speaking of "losing" a GPS, I had a Garmin 2+ back in the late 90's. We were on our way back to Gove from Qld and stopped at the border for smoko and I decided to have a fiddle with the GPS, and for the life of me I can't remember why, but I put it on the roof of the "Rollux" to attend to some emergency with the kids or something.
Yep, forgot it was there, but it rolled past me 50 metres down the road.
It didn't work after that, duh, so sent it back to Garmin to see how much to fix it, $50 and they sent a new one with the old battle scarred aerial, still have it now, better throw some batteries in it and see if the 1's and 0's still know what to do.
Mmmmmmmm, now where do we go next?

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Reply By: Anna B1 - Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 20:34

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 20:34
We didn't see a GPS however my husband left his treasured oil skin vest in bushes beside the Ilkurlka side of the Serpentine Lakes. We had camped up in the bush parallel to the Lakes. We gave some friendly people travelling West all the details of where to find it, offered a reward but have heard nothing from them. Reward still offered. Vest lost 5/7/14
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Reply By: Matthew J1 - Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 at 12:02

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 at 12:02
The lost GPS was found by Andrew Murdoch and his wife and has now been returned to its owner.

The Garmin GPS12 is an old model but it sure is tough. This one survived being driven over by a heavily laden series 70 Landcruiser ute and it has seen extensive use in the NZ Southern Alps as well as mountaineering expeditions in the Himalaya and the Andes. On one occasion it was full of water after an abortive attempt to cross the Huxley River in NZ, but after drying out for a few days it came back to life, complete with all the waypoints!

Thanks to Keith for the post and to Andrew for finding and returning the GPS to me. Matthew Jones, Canberra.
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