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GeoGearHeadsTragedy struck during the recording of the two hundred thirty-eighth edition of the GeoGearHeads when DarrylW4's internet connection went out. This audio is only the first portion of the intended debate with LANMonky and scottberks. The show will be rescheduled for a later time – hopefully early September.

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GeoGearHeadsWe're honored to have Rock Chalk back for the two hundred thirty-seventh edition of the GeoGearHeads. We started by talking about the Mission GC souvenirs available in July and August. Rock Chalk shared a little about the increased interested in Geocaching thanks to the release of Pokémon Go. Then the rest of the show was talking about Challenge Caches.

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GeoGearHeadsWe talk with lullabye4u for the two hundred thirty-sixth edition of the GeoGearHeads about her puzzle boxes and other favorited geocaches. She sent a PDF of some puzzle container designs for other Geocachers to check out and talked through the containers she and kaput360 designed and built for "Battle with the Jabberwocky: AIW #12" (GC6DZXK), "Down The Rabbit Hole: Alice In Wonderland #19" (GC6J61F), "!Amazeballs!" (GC5VCRF), and "It's All Fun & Games until Someone Divides by Zero" (GC5ME15).
Lee! also sent in feedback about limiting a Pocket Query to a state, province, or country.

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GeoGearHeadsFor the two hundred thirty-fifth edition of the GeoGearHeads we have a collection of smaller subjects to discuss. gslinkandslinkymama (of "Geocache Talk"), LANMonky (of "Caching in the North West"), The Bad Cop, and DarrylW4 kicked off the show with a correction by Team MavEtJu on the speed of Bluetooth. Next was coverage of Garmin's press release on the new Oregon 700, 750, and 750t. Nighthawk700 provided some insight to the Connect IQ apps (now on handhelds with the new 700 series) thanks to a posting and discussion in Garmin's Developer forum. Sherminator18 is probably a little disappointed as her eTrex 30x doesn't due the new wireless transfers but she's looking for a way to get the caches from her phone to the GPSR. Stevenw54 e-mailed after attending "Cachin' the Bay" (GC5Z4XF) thanking us for the information in "GGH 168: Attending Megas." He then added the tip to load and test Wherigo cartridges you might need before heading to the event. Also on Wherigo, Snowy1 e-mailed about doing Wherigos from a tablet. DarrylW4 provided links to WhereYouGo and whereIgo from the Google Play Store and the WhereYouGo app did the trick. We also heard that Cachly is loosing their offline tile provider in the coming weeks. JerseyEric shared that someone Periscoped their find on his "Northern Boards" (GC6HMRA) cache. In other news coming on the day of recording, Google announced through their Maps blog the arrival of multiple destinations in the Android version of Google Maps app (iOS will follow soon). Then they wrapped up the conversation with the news from GPSWorld about the launch of GLONASS satellite 53 to replenish their constellation.

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GeoGearHeadsBen of Geocaching.com (caching under benandjayme) talks about the new search tool on Geocaching.com for the two hundred thirty-fourth edition of the GeoGearHeads. He updated us with the work done since "GGH 160.5: Geocaching.com Advanced Search Preview," talked about where the product is now, and some of the places they're taking it. Feedback from Gjhimages, Limax, and Sherminator18, Wet_Coaster were also covered in this show.

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GeoGearHeadsAlex and Reid talk about the Geocaching International Film Festival on the two hundred thirty-third edition of the GeoGearHeads.

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GeoGearHeadszedsaid – the Developer of Cachly – joined scottberks, The Bad Cop, and DarrylW4 for the two hundred thirty-second edition of the GeoGearHeads. The newest iOS Geocaching app has created a new fan in scottberks and convinced The Bad Cop to buy it while DarrylW4 continues to use it more with each update. Check out what zedsaid had to say about the development of the app, the app itself, and even how the app was responsible for less than half of his finds being logged on Geocaching.com.

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GeoGearHeadsDoc Firewoman, The Bad Cop, and DarrylW4 share tips and tricks for Geocachers on the two hundred thirty-first edition of the GeoGearHeads. Some of the tips came from Axeman22, Giraffe015, Dogliest Cache, Lullabye4u, JR and Juju, Stevenw54, Team Pugatch, coon&bud, Limax, and Sherminator18.

Congratulations to Axeman22 for the winning the drawing. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donations of this week's gifts!

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GeoGearHeadsFor the two hundred thirtieth edition of the GeoGearHeads Sherminator18, shortyknits, The Bad Cop, and DarrylW4 discussed planning for geocaching trips. The web site furkot came up several times, as did Project-GC.

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GeoGearHeadsRock Chalk joins The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 for the two hundred twenty-ninth edition of the GeoGearHeads. The first story was "SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE; GPS registers most accurate signal yet" followed by "GPS World: SpaceX awarded GPS III satellite launch contract." Next, Starkacher asked about a listing of smartphone geocaching app. We pointed him to GGH203 and Darryl's list of GPX compatible smartphone apps. JerseyEric asked about sleep modes on modern Garmin GPSRs and mounting one to his bicycle. Garmin's own Bike/cart Mount and the RAM Mounts were recommended, plus GGH176 for more about gear on your bike. butrflygirl asked about accessing offline lists in Cachly and Wet_Coaster asked about centering maps on the Geocaching® apps. Team Dastardly sent in audio about issues in his area with someone stealing or vandalizing caches. Finally Dogliest Cache wanted opinions on territories. Before we wrapped up Rock Chalk shared a little about the Celebrate Get Outdoors Month 2016 which will be open to all cachers on June 11th.

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GeoGearHeadsThe Bad Cop, debaere, LANMonkey, and Sherminator18 talk about the world of podcasting for the two hundred twenty-eighth edition of the GeoGearHeads. The Geocaching Podcast Profile series has been talking with various Podcasters about their experiences. LANMonkey suggested looking at Samson USB microphones or a Blue Yeti for Podcasters looking to get started, then Audacity or Garage Band for recording and editing. DarrylW4 left the recommendations of a Sennheiser PC 8 USB headset or Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB micro and Audio-Technica ATH-T200 headset for the solo podcast host. For those looking to do multiple hosts in the same room, something like the Sennheiser MD 46 microphones, Mackie 802VLZ4 mixer, PreSonus AudioBox interface to the computer, and Sony MDR-7506 headsets to build out the rig as needed. LANMonkey talked about hosting through Archive.org and Libsyn. Podcast Producers will want to register their show with iTunes through iTunes Podcast Connect. Some of the means for live connections mentioned were Google Hangouts on Air, Blab, Ringr, and Skype.

Congratulations to Astronut for the winning the drawing. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donations of this week's gifts!

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GeoGearHeadsFor the two hundred twenty-seventh edition of the GeoGearHeads we get a little view behind the scenes at Geocaching.com thanks to Rock Chalk. LeofricH emailed about the Block Party and Lost and Found events. Sherminator18 asked via Google+ if there was anything planned for 2016 like the Road Trip last summer. We also talked about the Challenge Caches and process undergone during the moratorium. Then Limax and Sherminator18 asked about search features. Plus there were plenty of comments in the Live Q&A throughout the show.

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GeoGearHeadsdebaere returns to talk with The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 about several smaller topics for the two hundred twenty-sixth edition of the GeoGearHeads. The discussion started with an email from Lafitefl about using stickers and any news about the Challenge Cache Moratorium. Wet_Coaster also emailed wanting to know about trip planning. Next up was Phone Scoop's article "DeWalt Debuts MD501 Rugged Smartphone."

Congratulations to Loontrackers for the winning iTunes review and to Limax for the live drawing. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donations of this week's gifts!

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GeoGearHeadsrandallh talks about multi-day kayaking trips for the two hundred twenty-fifth edition of the GeoGearHeads. The Happy Hodag! sent in feedback about the Attribute Icons. randallh started off with information about the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968 and water trails (like Black Canyon National Water Trail and Lake Tahoe Water Trail). He also mentioned finding caches like "Horseshoe Bend" (GC1VHEK), "Devil's Tower" (GC1PA1F), "Hot Spring Petroglyphs" (GCB3A4), and a DNF on "Kayak 10 --- Paddle-Portage-Paddle" (GC2CCKT). He suggests the American Whitewater site for more information including the ratings on the trails.
Also check out the "Geocaching Podcast Profile" series for interviews with the hosts of several shows, including this one.

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GeoGearHeadsFor the two hundred twenty-fourth edition of the GeoGearHeads we're talking about the new features added to Project-GC. Just before the show the new Advanced Search was released in beta. The majority of the show was dedicated to talking about the TB Rescue feature. There were also questions from Limax, StridentUK, and Wet_Coaster.

Congratulations to Team MavEtJu for the winning iTunes review. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donations of this week's gifts!

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GeoGearHeadsNate Irish (OpinioNate) talks about the Geocaching® apps on the two hundred twenty-third edition of the GeoGearHeads. DarrylW4 mentioned his list of GPX capable smartphone apps used at the recent Belle Isle event. There were questions from Wet_Coaster, Sherminator18, JR and Juju, green_words, and TheWoodenRadio.

Congratulations to Limax for the winning iTunes review. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donations of this week's gifts!

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GeoGearHeadsThe Bad Cop and DarrylW4 talk with Rock Chalk about Law Enforcement Agencies and Geocaching (inspired by his blog post "Geocaching and Law Enforcement Agency Partnership") for the two hundred twenty-second edition of the GeoGearHeads. The first topic was the changes to the search on Geocaching.com (look for more on that in The Geocaching Blog in the coming week). Then we heard from The Happy Hodag! that the Canadian version of Where's George is Where's Willy. After all that they got into the main topic and heard from LeofricH, Doc Firewoman, TheTowerOfSong, Team MavEtJu (who spotted joshwolftree's "The Dangers of Nightcaching with a beard in a urban enviroment" Reddit post), and Anteaus.

Congratulations to Doc Firewoman for submitting the winning feedback, and to KK6ZLY for the winning iTunes review. Thanks to Project-GC.com and CoinsAndPins.com for their donations of this week's gifts!

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GeoGearHeadsMichael Miller (of Cache and Release) joins The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 for the two hundred twenty-first edition of the GeoGearHeads. This Randomize edition kicked off with feedback from Michael that Looking4Cache (Pro and Lite) supports logging with unique logs, trackables, and photos for each of the accounts signed in through the app. Next up was the news of the "Geocaching International Film Festival 2016." Videos from the previous GIFFs are posted on the official site, and the entire 2015 reel is on YouTube. Then it was onto several articles about global positioning satellite systems;

Last on the list was the story on Engadget – "Wrong house gets torn down based on a Google Maps error."

Congratulations to Loontrackers for submitting the winning question. Thanks to GxProxy for their donations of this week's gifts!

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GeoGearHeadsFor the two hundred twentieth edition of the GeoGearHeads Sherminator18, The Bad Cop, and DarrylW4 discuss logging of geocaches. The discuss started with the formating for markdown on Geocaching.com. Then lwillett wanted some input about logging for power trails. Dogliest Cache asked about a few logging etiquette issues before the panel got into some of their dream features for logging.

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GeoGearHeadsFor the two hundred nineteenth edition of the GeoGearHeads Anteaus, TAZ427 (of "The Geocaching Podcast"), LANMonkey (of ""), and DarrylW4 talk about 3D Printed Geocaches. dsvmusic's question about longest, biggest print kicked off the discussion. The next voice questions came from Team Pugatch and Sherminator18 about weatherproofing. Billy Robson called in about issues with a print and carbon fiber filament. Limax called asking whether the panel has a location in mind before printing. Ed2Ed shared his experience with 3D Printed elements in his "Time Crystal Hunt" series – see the "Time Crystal Portal" (GC5M54B) cache. J6family emailed about 3D Printers. Per the recommendations of "3D Printing Today" the Craftbot PLUS and Printrbot Simple as good starter units. Anteaus also mentioned the LulzBot TAZ 5 as a previously picked best. Team Pugatch also mentioned the Glowforge. IN_Darel asked about heated beds. Then scottberks asked about some of the costs and availability of 3D Printing materials. Last we heard from JR & Juju asking about different methods.

Congratulations to dsvmusic for submitting the winning question. Thanks to Anteaus for 3D Printing this week's gifts!

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GeoGearHeadsFor the two hundred eighteenth edition of the GeoGearHeads we have Gary (gslinkandslinkymama) of "Cache And Release," scottberks of "Geocaching Podcast", The Bad Cop, and DarrylW4 talk about a variety of topics. Jesse Tuttle AFK joined at the top of the show for a look at MOGA 2016. We also received a voicemail from Limax about Looking4Cache. Then 3Hams&aRose also commented on Looking4Cache and the crew talked about Cachly. The Bad Cop mentioned the AppShopper. LeofricH wrote in about GeoTours. Tanjent wrote in about the new Project-GC Log Similarity. Nighthawk700 wrote in about Garmin Signs Purchase Agreement to Acquire DeLorme. Also mentioned was "ZAGG and Mophie to Combine, Creating Diversified Leader in Mobile Accessories."

Congratulations to Wet_Coaster and butrflygirl for submitting the winning question. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com and MOGA 2016 for their donations of this week's gifts!

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GeoGearHeadsAaron Weed (of CoinsAndPins) talks more with us about boat geocaching for the two hundred seventeenth edition of the GeoGearHeads. He last joined us for "GGH 179: Boating I." The conversation started with feedback from TheWoodenRadio who provided a link to "Safely caching by KAYAK during the winter" thread in the Maryland Geocaching Society forums. After the discussion about boating Aaron talked about some of the new CoinsAndPins.com products including the Flying Guardian Dragon Trio which both The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 ordered after the show.

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GeoGearHeadsLookout Lisa and kidvegas19 (of Cache Advance) talk about geocaching series and Geotours for the two hundred sixteenth edition of the GeoGearHeads. They're part of the team that launched the Spokane History Geotour. Team MavEtJu wrote about his series of virtual geocaches based on Engineers Australia Historical committee recognized locations. He also mentioned the "Der Blaumilchkanal" series, and that your try Googling it. Limax wrote to tell us about the posting to a local Facebook Group about a Geotour to be used as a cautionary tale.

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GeoGearHeadsFor the two hundred fifteenth edition of the GeoGearHeads Jennifer of teamajk and "Geocaching Puzzle of the Day" returns to talk about puzzle geocache hides. The first voicemail came from Limax. Next was Mercuryturtle. Jennifer referenced "AlfaBet Soup" (GCXE6G), "NPC#9 The triple 30-step enigma" (GC3WG14), "Mother Of All Puzzles" (GC2153M), the "Master of Mystery" series, "Russian Doll Cryptocache" (GCN829), "Mom-n-Andy's Cipher Challenge" (GC2CCV4), and "Russian Doll Cryptocache" (GCN829). Sherminator18's email was followed by Team Pugatch's voicemail. Then emails from ZQX (Jennifer mentioned the "Introduction to Ciphers and Codes"), CodeJunkie, and iHam. The recording from Anteaus referenced geocheckers on which we did an show more than a year ago – "GGH 150: Puzzles II.&quot The last two questions came as voicemails from Carrot Killer and Billy Robson. JR & Juju called in to recommend the "How to Puzzle Cache" book. Jennifer added the "Puzzle Cache Practice" and Puzzle Solving 101 Series by ePeterso2 as well. Anteaus also told us about Geodyssey.

Congratulations to ZQX for submitting the winning question. Thanks to Project-GC.com for their donation of this week's gift!

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GeoGearHeadsRock Chalk, The Bad Cop, and DarrylW4 talk over some geocaching ethics questions for the two hundred fourteenth edition of the GeoGearHeads. Team MavEtJu wrote in about a cache hider who dropped a request on his caches (see "9th Australian Scout Jamboree - 1970-1971" (GC65ZHE) or "The Home Run" (GC69DTB)) in response to last week's comments about video logs for a cache, but resurrected the conversation about what to post in videos of geocaching. Most of the conversation points in this episode came from randallh.

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