Welcome to this month’s GPS Training podcast, it’s our 31st episode.
So, without further ado let’s get on with today’s podcast ……
This months Podcast is going to be slightly different –
· We are going to start off with an interview with Paul Freeman, who has just completed the 108 mile Spine Challenger race.
· We then have Ian’s FAQ’s, the frequently asked questions Ian has answered whilst supporting our customers or on some of the GPS Training courses he has been leading.
To start this month’s Podcast, let’s listen to my interview with Paul Freeman
Paul Freeman, one of the Shepherds Walks guides (parent company of GPS Training), who also leads our Map and Compass training courses for Shepherds Walks participated in this year’s MRT Challenge, he is raising money for Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue.
There are three races that make up the Montane Spine Race, if you don’t know the Spine Race is a continues race (i.e you walk/ run through the day and night) along the Pennine Way and if that is not hard enough in it’s own right, you do this in January.
The three races are –
On each of the three races there are time limits to complete them.
Paul is navigating this epic journey with a SatMap Active 20 GPS unit with Platinum mapping (1:10k, 1:25k and 1:50k).
He has in the build up to the event been on both our SatMap GPS training courses (in the Lakes and Northumberland) and also has attended number of our online webinars.
So, last week I caught up with Paul in the GPS Training office, he had his medal with him and I hope you agree it was a truly inspirational, open and honest chat with him.
If you want to lean more about the SatMap Active 20 Paul used for the race please go to the GPS Training website – gpstraining.co.uk – click on gps store – and the SatMap GPS units on the left hand side and at the time this Podcast was recorded, Feb 2020 we have 25% off all SatMap GPS units
In this part of the Podcast we talk over some of his FAQ’s, the frequently asked questions he has been asked whilst supporting our customers and also on the courses he has led over the past month.
Route planning while away on holiday from the screen
Garmin – Route Planner>Create Route>UseMap>Select first Point>arrow/pin appears over you, the blue triangle>’Use’>move the map>’Use’>magenta line and blue headed pins appear and continue
Satmap – Main Menu>Folders>Create New Route>cross hairs appear going through you, the blue circle> ‘+’ symbol side bottom left>a waypoint appears>move the map> ’+’symbol>route line appears and so on.
Lots of people struggle to activate the 1:25K scale on the Platinum version
a. Grey sheets top right of the status bar on the GPS Map screen to show the different layers are active
b. Main Menu screen shows the ‘Active Map’
c. On the GPS map screen, you need to be in at a scale of less than 1:37,347
Don’t forget we have lots of tips and solutions to your questions in the GPS Training online resource – go to – gpstraining – click on – online resource – on the top menu bar – and then log in – select your unit and you will see the top tips for that unit down at the bottom of the menu of units.
Tel: 01669 621044