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Forgive me, I asked you this earlier but can't find the thread.......I've got my hands on my old "Magellan Pioneer" and I want to know what it can and cannot do as far as hunting purposes. I found out right away that it won't work indoors and when outside I seem to have trouble locking in satelites depending on time? or location? or if I'm standing still? Really am at a loss. Only time I ever got it to work was on the water (for speed readings on my boat) or following the arrow to return to the dock.

Should I look for a Garmin and give this thing to someone else?


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Hello SavageT,

The Magellan Pioneer is a 2 parallel channel receiver. It will take forever to lock on and drive you crazy. The newer units use 12 channels and lock on much faster. I had an old Magellan 2000 that was a 2 channel and I wasted a year trying to get that piece of crap to work like I wanted.

Sell it to you brother in law you don't like, them blame him for breaking it when he can't get a position fix either. :lol:
 

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Hello SavageT,

The Magellan Pioneer is a 2 parallel channel receiver. It will take forever to lock on and drive you crazy. The newer units use 12 channels and lock on much faster. I had an old Magellan 2000 that was a 2 channel and I wasted a year trying to get that piece of crap to work like I wanted.

Sell it to you brother in law you don't like, them blame him for breaking it when he can't get a position fix either. :lol:
............Thanks for clearifying that lock-up problem. I was wondering if Magellan now calls their model "Pioneer" a "GPS 310"? It's described as being a keep it simple GPS.

LAND - GPS 310

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GPSMAGREC310
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GPS 310
The keep it simple receiver
Entry level low cost receiver. Easy to use for land or marine use. Gets you there and back again safely.

Benefits:
Keep it simple; Ensure peace of mind when you travel. Know where you are and save your favourite locations, at a very low price.

Ships With:

Carry Case

Instructional CD

Instruction Manual

Wrist Strap




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