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GPS displays BNG on location

After mapping a site on Etrex Garmin GPS i got BNG on location where i expected co-ordinates of site. Pls can someone assit in solving this problem.

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BNG stands for 'British National Grid'

  1. Go to the Setup menu
  2. Select Units
  3. Change the Position Format to hddd°mm.mmm'

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BNG stands for 'British National Grid'

  1. Go to the Setup menu
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