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Entering coordinates into a etrex yellow

Can any one in simple terms tell me how to manualy enter coordinates into an etrex yellow model
say coordinates from a google earth map
Thanks brian green

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Mark a waypoint, then edit the waypoint, entering the new co-ordinates.

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Hello,

Coordinates can be entered by marking the waypoint and editing it.
From the map screen, press the joystick down for 2 seconds to mark the waypoint. Toggle up to the coordinates and press the joystick to enter the edit mode. Make the changes to the coordinates to the new coordinates and toggle to OK, press the joystick to enter the coordinates.

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Hi Jdriscoll38,

Since you probably have been using this device, you know it will automatically receive and lock in on the coordinates from at least three satellites if you move outside to a large cleared area, and power up. I could list all the steps to manually set all the coordinates, and that would take a couple of pages. Download the entire 56-page manual at this site, and refer to the pages below:

http://www8.garmin.com/manuals/eTrex_OwnersManual.pdf

Go to the top of page 20 to change the Position Coordinates.

Right below those instructions, you'll see the info for changing the Elevation.

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Consistent errors are usually projection or datum related. If you are taking coordinates collected in one projection and displaying them in your GPS in another, you the points will offset. I'm not talking about the decimal degrees 00.000n 000.0000w vs 00 00 00N 00 00 00W. I'm talking about the geographic model to represent the surface of the earth. Google Earth generally uses a geographic projection with WGS 1984 or WGS84 Datum. Make sure you are using the same settings on your GPS.

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Yes, have you enabled WAAS on your 60CSx? WAAS is an acronym for Wide Area Augmentation System, according to the instruction manual an FAA funded service to improve overall integrity of the GPS signal through North America.

If you are in an area which is not serviced by ground stations, having WAAS enabled may degrade the signal from the GPS satellites. Try enabling or disabling this feature.

To do so, acess the System Startup Page. On the Setup Menu page, highlight the System icon and press Enter. WAAS is the second available setting on this page.

Make sure your batteries are fresh; I prefer alkalines in this model. Set the battery type in the System Setup Page, same page as noted for WAAS above.

Another thought is to be sure you have the latest Garmin software installed. Visit their site to download the latest and greatest, free, of course.

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Your manual tells you how to enter waypoints
http://www.fixya.com/support/p237226-garmin_etrex_gps_receiver/manual-14514/page-16

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