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My wife & I geocache: I have an etrex20 garmin that has a

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My wife & I geocache: I have an etrex20 garmin that has a satellite function (icon) that I can get the "present" N & W coordinates at any moment where ever I am. My wife has a Garmin Dakota 20 that doesn't have or I can't find a similar satellite function. On it I can program in the coordinates of the cache we want to find, but not the coordinates where we am "standing at the moment". Are we just not pressing the correct function to find the "present coordinates" and not the destination coordinates, or is that function on the Dakota 20 not available or if so what are the steps to find that particular function?
John Sahr ***@******.***
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: GPS
Expert:  Greg A. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & Welcome to Just Answer,

Sorry I didn't see your question earlier.

You should have a "satellite page" in the device, that can be reached by touching the "signal bars" at the bottom of the Main menu screen.

Let me send you a link to the electronic (PDF) version of the manual for this device, and you should find this information on pages 18 & 19 of that manual.

http://static.garmincdn.com/pumac/Dakota_OM_EN.pdf

I will also try to see if I can find another resource that shows that satellite page.

Please let me know if that works for you.

Thanks, ***** *****

Expert:  Greg A. replied 1 year ago.

Hi again,

I found a video that shows that satellite screen, and a few other Menu pages available on the device. Please take a look.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYzTOpnHTYo

Here is a different video that shows how you can mark waypoints, which also show the coordinates for that location, when you go in and examine the waypoint.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULFK0Y_1LlY

Please take a look at those videos a see what may work best for you.

Thanks, ***** *****

Expert:  Greg A. replied 1 year ago.

Hi again,

I see it has been a few days and I just wanted to follow up to see if you have any more questions concerning this issue or if the issue was resolved.

I look forward to any further questions or results that you may have.

Thanks, ***** *****
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