Reinhard Zwirner schrieb:
> Reinhard Zwirner schrieb:
> Finally I was successful :-) though it turned out that my memory
> showed minor errors ;-(.
> 1. It was not the Trimble Scout, but the Trimble Scoutmaster advertised.
> 2. It was not about a lake, but about a creek.
Ultimately, it seems that my memory in fact has been right :-)!
Coincidentally, I found an article by Bob Pease on October 25, 1994:
What's All This GPS Stuff, Anyhow?
The thing that just got me turned on to GPS----the Global Positioning
System----was a recent advertisement I saw in an electronics
magazine. "You'll never get lost when you carry the Model X GPS
global positioning system from our company." The advertisement also
showed a nice map of Trinity Lake and Weaverville, Calif., 200 miles
north of San Francisco. I know this because I own an exact duplicate
of the map, a very nice map.
Yet in the advertisement, the Model X GPS receiver indicates on its
LCD display that the position is 35º00´ North, and 117º52.3´ West.
That just happens to be 250 miles southeast of San Francisco, down by
Muroc Dry Lake and Edwards Air Force Base----about 425 miles from
Trinity Lake. So I was a little piqued at why these guys were
bragging so much about their particular GPS receiver. ".... never
get lost...." ---??? [...]
Unfortunately, this article says nothing as to the model type.