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Garmin Montana 650 Review

Garmin Montana 650 The Garmin Montana 650 Handheld GPS unit is the best selling handheld unit on our shelves. It has long been a favourite among sledders, contractors and boaters alike. Want to know more? Check out the specs on this great unit from Garmin. Who is it for? Take it hiking. Take it hunting. […]


inReach | For EVERY Adventure

From sunrise to sunset, DeLorme inReach SE was made for your adventure — whether you love to hike, camp, boat, hunt, fish, sail, fly, climb, travel, motorcycle, mountain bike, ski, snowmobile, ATV, trail ride, or paddle. inReach SE satellite communicator with GPS sends AND receives messages anywhere on earth with 100% global coverage from the […]


28 November 2013
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Back-country Skiing with inReach

Ski Smart. Ski Safe with inReach Christmas is just around the corner and ski season is in full swing here in Alberta. If you are looking for the perfect gift for the skier on your list, look no further. inReach is new on the market and is leading the way as the #1 Safety and […]


Navigating with the Rino 650

A Look at the Rino 650 from Garmin As one of Alberta’s leaders in navigation systems, our clients often look to us for answers regarding the type of GPS that will work best for them. Over the past few years, one unit we have seen work exceptionally well is the Garmin Rino 650. This handheld […]


30 August 2013
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Introducing the nüvi 2757LM Garmin GPS with 7″ touchscreen.

We thought it was time to spice up our lineup and find a new low cost option for those of you who are looking for / needing,  a bigger screen. Whether it be poor eye-sight or big fingers, this device is a great tool for the road. The nüvi 2757LM has a bright 7.0″ display […]


Going Fishin’ with GPSbuddy – (a lesson learned the hard way)

Lisa Elford : Marketing & Social Media Manager @ SkyBase Solutions Heading into the weekend I thought I would take a minute to share a little story. Whether you take something useful from it, or just get a good laugh at my expense I hope you enjoy. I should preface this story by letting you […]


Off the Grid! | Delorme InReach SE Review

Love To Be Off the Grid! – Delorme inReach SE In this industry a large percentage of our clientele consists of those who can’t wait to get away from it all. We serve everyone from Bush Pilots to Mountain Bikers and everyone in between. The common thread they share is the enjoyment of being off […]


Important Step When Updating Your Garmin GPS

When using your Garmin GPS you may receive a notification that it is time to update your maps. This message comes directly from Garmin and is not in reference to your PatchMap, BushMap or AgMap card from SkyBase Solutions. This map update is for the city maps (city navigator) that comes as the base map in your […]


16 April 2013
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Spring Break Up – Break Ins Common

A great article from the “Daily Brew” is a great reminder to keep your personal items under lock and key especially during Spring Break Up. Every year we have numerous SkyBase customers come to us to replace stolen GPS units. As if losing the GPS unit isn’t bad enough, think of all the tracks, waypoints […]


What GPS will work with PatchMap

Like many areas of technology, Garmin is continuously updating their hardware and the functionality of the GPS. As such, there are certain models of the GPS that will work a little differently than others. If you are buying a new GPS and need to know if it will be compatible with your PatchMap Card, here […]


GPS Set Up – For PatchMap

This posting is designed for new Garmin GPS users. If you have purchased PatchMap you will need to take a few simple steps to set up your GPS. Insert your PatchMap SD or MicroSD card into the device From your main screen – Tools – Settings – Map – Map Info – Select the 2 […]