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Post  geof_junk on Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:13 pm

Has anyone on this forum have this device.
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Post  nero_design on Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:20 pm

There's at least one forum operator using them and he speaks highly of them too.
Apparently the Rhinos have a function where you can seek the other person's location and it shows you on the screen.
Very cool!






If you're not in need of a GPS inclusive 2 Way Radio or you already have a GPS, these work a treat and are excellent value!
We purchased a pair of these the other day from Dick Smith electronics which are simply fantastic for $256 for a pair with batteries!

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Re: Garmin Rino 650 GPS & UHF Radio

Post  geof_junk on Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:48 pm

At the moment they are available 2 for the price of 1 on line . Got 1 for xmas liked it and now have 3. The main feature of polling a contact for his/her position is great with goto contact function. The radio is 5 watt 80 channel unit that can send text measures as well (stops snooping on the gold fields ) The GPS has 2000 waypoint. This the only problem that I have with it. I have been using Magellan since 1995 (old multiplex unit - nearly useless) and have the meridian platinum. Although it has only 500 waypoint, you can have unlimited files of 500 wpt that can be loaded with out removing the SD card. I keep a record of all my patches and some exceed 500 and I split the into north and south.

Does anyone know how to overcome this problem with the Garmin other than having multiple micro SD cards.
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Re: Garmin Rino 650 GPS & UHF Radio

Post  Alan WA on Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:00 pm

Would have been handy when my wife broke her ankle a couple of years ago.
Luckily I heard her screams ........
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Re: Garmin Rino 650 GPS & UHF Radio

Post  Nightjar on Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:22 am

Garmin Rhinos only available from the USA, Garmin Australia do not support there import because of frequency interference's with our services.

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Post  Narrawa on Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:26 am

This mob sell them by the looks.
http://www.prestigecom.net.au/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=83&products_id=2767
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Re: Garmin Rino 650 GPS & UHF Radio

Post  Flakmagnet on Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:39 am

I have owned a Rhino for six years.
The GPS works well and is easy to use.
The radio is strong and the compass is accurate (better now with the newer ones).
The battery lasts a long time and the unit charges up quickly.
If you hunt with a partner who also has a Rhino, when you key your radio
your location shows up on your partners screen - a very cool feature.

I have a friend who has serious heart condition.
A group of us chipped in and bought him a pair of Rhino's to use when he went detecting.
That way, whoever was hunting with him, could use the other unit
He had an extra measure of safety should anything happen to him.

I don't know whether or not a Rhino interferes with Australian radio frequencies,
and I do not think carrying it while detecting interfere's with the detector (I carry it high on my pack harness).
Using a number of free sites on the internet, I have downloaded highly detailed (7.5) topo-maps
for specific areas I hunt which are 'way better than the supplied maps,
and Garmin has improved their maps lately as well.
Although this was their first release of the Rhino
and it was a touch expensive, I have never regretted owning one.


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Re: Garmin Rino 650 GPS & UHF Radio

Post  geof_junk on Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:39 pm

Thanks guys.

Any one interested try this link. For a couple it a great deal.

http://ja-px.rtrk.com.au/Garmin/rino-650-gps-uhf-radio/
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Re: Garmin Rino 650 GPS & UHF Radio

Post  nugget63 on Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:21 am

Rino's are top gear, i have a pair and would not be without them wandering in the bush.

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Garmin Rino 650

Post  sandy2010 on Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:38 am

I've just ordered ( 2 for 1 ) from Dick Smith's....$595 + $4.95 postage.

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Re: Garmin Rino 650 GPS & UHF Radio

Post  paulf on Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:40 am

I reckon there will be a lot of specials with 40 channel UHF radios as they will withdrawn from being sold in the future.


http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=uhf%2040%20channel%20phase%20out&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CCoQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2F4wdtasmania.org%2FNews%2FUHF-CB-RADIO-MAY-2011.pdf&ei=6ukVT5n-COiUiQfGy71D&usg=AFQjCNHdtQnZC6UdkNZAfXPClWL6Gdo8rw&sig2=u0PZqlcgNAQO-GUlOxry9g


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Post  CostasDee on Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:13 am

Thanks for that link Paulf. I didnt know that was all happening and now I should be able to reprogram my UHF radio to add the new frequencies.
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Re: Garmin Rino 650 GPS & UHF Radio

Post  nam on Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:17 pm

The Garmin Rino, can the messages be sent over any distance or do you need to be in a certain range.I have just returned from the golden triangle & phone coveriage was a problem back to camp. Had to do thing the old way.I'm going into this area should be back around a certain time felt lost without conectivity.
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Post  nugget63 on Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:18 pm

nam wrote:The Garmin Rino, can the messages be sent over any distance or do you need to be in a certain range.I have just returned from the golden triangle & phone coveriage was a problem back to camp. Had to do thing the old way.I'm going into this area should be back around a certain time felt lost without conectivity.

Messages should be able to be sent within radio range (claimed to be 32km, line of sight), will do some tests and post results.

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Re: Garmin Rino 650 GPS & UHF Radio

Post  toecutta on Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:40 pm

hey nugget63

what sort of range do you guys get with these?

I have a uniden uhf76 with the standard rubber duckie antenna.. wondering if the garmin gives similar performance?

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Re: Garmin Rino 650 GPS & UHF Radio

Post  Nightjar on Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:22 am

The Garmin Rino 650 is again available from Johnny Appleseed (2 for price of 1)
The ability to know exactly where your contacts are at any time is a great benefit when vision is interrupted by the terrain.
Radio or you can send a private note up to 13 letters. We have "Got one!" note installed permanently, simply click on the contact you want to send the private message too.
These units can obtain satellites under tree or indoors under a tiled roof.
Very happy with our purchase, my partner feels a great deal more comfortable out in the scrub knowing she can find me or me her at any time. (She can get lost in the bathroom?)

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