Q. I want to enter a destination by coordinates but when I try to do so the coordinates already entered on the "Enter Coordinates" screen won't clear. I can type over them, but unless the new ones have the same number of digits, ie two letters 6 digits, the old ones remain. Also, some coordinates in the uk start with SU or SP and so on. There seems to be no way to enter these? What am I doing wrong? garmin etrex 30x
Brian B, Salisbury
A. On the Garmin etrex 30x, select the waypoint you wish to edit.
To change the letters:
- Use the Thumb Stick to navigate to the first letter.
- Use the Thumb Stick on the up and down arrows to scroll through the letters until get the one you want.
- Select the 2nd letter using the left - right arrows at the bottom.
- Use the Thumb Stick on the up and down arrows to scroll through the letters until get the second one you want.
To change the waypoint to two letters and 6 digits turn the last two numbers of the easting and the last two numbers of the northing to zeros.
For example: NY 21538 07204 is the waypoint for the summit of Scafell Pike (accurate to 1m). To change it to a two letters and 6 digits grid reference (accurate to 100m) change it to NY 21500 07200. This is the same as NY 215 072.
Hope this helps . . .