Contributors Of The Week 2021-05-03

 

This week we're recognizing, Pwohlrab & Charlesd45!

Pwohlrab has been a member of POI Factory for nearly thirteen years and CharlesD45 has been a member for over thirteen years!

Last week they were helpful in reminding us about the issues many faced with the Sox.Exe update.

Thanks for all your contributions, Pwolrab & Charles45!

~Angela

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Congratulations, Pwohlrab &

Congratulations, Pwohlrab & Charlesd45!

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Moony thanks Pwohlrab and CharlesD45

Two more deserving frequent flyers (contributors) on POI Factory. Many thanks for your efforts here. Share the meadow and graze on!

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"141 could draw faster than he, but Irving was looking for 143..."

Congrats

Congratulations Pwohlrab & Charlesd45, two frequent contributors.
Thanks for your many useful posts on the Factory.

Congratulations

Congratulations Pwohlrab & Charlesd45

Two great COW choices!

Thanks to Charlesd45 and Pwohlrab!

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 51LMT-S, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

Congrats Pwohlrab & Charlesd45!

Nice job, you two!

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Congrats!

Congrats!

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Hawk - Nuvi 1450

Congrats!

Congrats Pwohlrab & Charlesd45!!!

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nuvi 2460LMT

Congratulations

Way to go Pwohlrab & Charlesd45!!!

Congratulations...Pwohlrab & Charlesd45!

Thanks for the review of the SOX issue. Enjoy your week as COW's smile

Congrats to both of you.

Congrats to both of you.

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Congratulations!

Keep up all the Great Work!

Congratulations Pwohlrab & Charlesd45!

It's been a long time since dealt with sox. Thanks for you contributions and enjoy your week of recognition.

hip hip & hip hip

hip hip & hip hip

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. 2 Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-S, Nuvi 2689, 2 Nuvi 2460, Zumo 550, Zumo 450, Uniden R3 radar detector with GPS built in, includes RLC info. Uconnect 430N Garmin based, built into my Jeep. .

Congratulations!

Thanks for the help.
Enjoy your COWs!

thank you

Much appreciated.

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GPSMAP64s, iPhone 12, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.

Congratulations!!!

Keep up the good work!

Congrats

Congrats two both well deserved enjoy the week.

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T

Congrats Pwohlrab & Charlesd45!

Thank for the input for the SOX post discussion.

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Nuvi 2460LMT 2 Units

Alright ! Pwohlrab & Charlesd45

Yes, two great ones "Pwohlrab & Charlesd45"
Mary

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Mary, Nuvi 2450, Garmin Viago, Honda Navigation, Nuvi 750 (gave to son)

Congrats

Enjoy

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2 DriveSmart 65's - We do not live in Igloo's and do not all ride to work on snow mobiles.

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soberbyker wrote:

hip hip & hip hip

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Some history on wav and sox.exe

Hornbyp was the one that got the ball rolling on soxe.exe and wav files, when someone asked about getting voice alerts on a Garmin Nuvi 200 series. Units that does not have a mp3 player. See http://www.poi-factory.com/node/13429#:~:text=by%20all%20acc...... and http://www.poi-factory.com/node/13041 . Member, Gary A was the first to post a download location for the sox.exe . See http://www.poi-factory.com/node/16728 .That was back in 2008.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Kudos!

Well-done, Pwohlrab & Charlesd45! Keep up the good work!

Interesting History.

charlesd45 wrote:

Hornbyp was the one that got the ball rolling on soxe.exe and wav files, when someone asked about getting voice alerts on a Garmin Nuvi 200 series. Units that does not have a mp3 player. See http://www.poi-factory.com/node/13429#:~:text=by%20all%20acc...... and http://www.poi-factory.com/node/13041 . Member, Gary A was the first to post a download location for the sox.exe . See http://www.poi-factory.com/node/16728 .That was back in 2008.

It is always fun to go back and review those early days when we were all learning. As far as I know Garmin has never documented or acknowledged this feature of the non-MP3 devices. It makes me think some programmer way back when put in this "easter egg" and leaked it to a GPS enthusiast who exposed it in the forums.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 51LMT-S, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

Congratulations

Congratulations and thanks!

Looking back.

alandb wrote:
charlesd45 wrote:

Hornbyp was the one that got the ball rolling on soxe.exe and wav files, when someone asked about getting voice alerts on a Garmin Nuvi 200 series. Units that does not have a mp3 player. See http://www.poi-factory.com/node/13429#:~:text=by%20all%20acc...... and http://www.poi-factory.com/node/13041 . Member, Gary A was the first to post a download location for the sox.exe . See http://www.poi-factory.com/node/16728 .That was back in 2008.

It is always fun to go back and review those early days when we were all learning. As far as I know Garmin has never documented or acknowledged this feature of the non-MP3 devices. It makes me think some programmer way back when put in this "easter egg" and leaked it to a GPS enthusiast who exposed it in the forums.

I also like to look back on the old post history. I always worry when a members calls Garmin about the sox.exe and wav files. Since it is not a documented feature. One day they may pull the plug with a change that will torpedo our voice alerts. So far a long track record.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Thank you both!

For your contributions here at the POI Factory!

Congrats Pwohlrab & Charlesd45!

Do two COWs make a herd?? Enjoy your week in the pasture!

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Nüvi 2595LMT

Thanks for the Congrats.

And thanks to Charlesd45 for finding the actual data vs my "it was researched and we can't use updated versions".

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Nuvi 2460LMT.

Congratulations

pwohlrab wrote:

And thanks to Charlesd45 for finding the actual data vs my "it was researched and we can't use updated versions".

Congratulations Pwohlrab on your COW award. I had a nuvi 265 at the time and still do, but passed it over to the wife. When it was posted about the sox.exe and wav by Hornbyp I jumped right on it. Was so excited to get the voice alerts at that time.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Congrats Pwohlrab & Charlesd45!

Thank you both for your contributions and kudos on your COW awards! smile

Congrats Pwohlrab & Charlesd45!

Congratulations to both of you. I only fairly recently learned about sox.exe when I got my Drivesmart 55, since all of my previous units had mp3 players and didn't need it - glad to know not to update, thanks to your forum contributions. Enjoy your week in the C.O.W. spotlight!

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