TomTom START 55M OKC (Imposible)

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    TomTom START 55M OKC (Imposible) My TomTom is 3 years old and I can't find anything in OKC so do I need to update it somehow or just buy a new one?
     
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    What does OKC (Impossible) represent?? Oklahoma, I presume but what else?

    You update that device using Home. Get it at tomtom.com/getstarted. Put in your country flag and follow the prompts.
     
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    Think you, I will
     
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    I too am quite curious what "OKC" means.
     
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    OKC is the three letter code used by aviation, the railroads, and the interstate bus system for Oklahoma City.

    Which may or may not be what the OP was intending when using it.

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    OKC = Oklahoma City
     
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    Thanks, Tom, never went to Oklahoma City when I was flying all over the US trying to sell preventative runway anti-icing equipment.
    Been just about at any snow belt airport in the contiguous US and knew the gates at ORD by heart while squeezing in another cold visit using my Pocket OAG.

    Best part was visiting the Air Force Snow Command Engineering HQ at Tyndall AFB in Pamama City.
    Pretty smart guys.
    Our snow removal department made a demo at Houghton-Hancock at -40 wind chill opening a 8 foot high snow packed runway.
    Those guys flew in, opened the door put on their parka over their short sleeves stayed for an hour of the demo, then flew back to Florida!
     
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    Could be that the OP doesn't know that for many older units, the state must be selected first when looking for a location in a state other than the 'current' one.
    I peeked at his IP address, and he seems to be here with me in Colorado.
     
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    Now,. that would make OKC (Impossible) understandable.
    I like brevity (opposites attract) but one can go too far.
     
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    Not what I get:

    The IP tracer report for xxxxx was ran at 1:10 AM UTC on July 7, 2016 and the information is provided below if available.

    xxxxx IP address location & more:
    ">IP address [?]:xxxxx [Whois] [Reverse IP]
    ">IP country code: US
    ">IP address country: [​IMG] United States
    ">IP address state: Oklahoma
    ">IP address city: Oklahoma City

    I 'x'd out the ip address, postal code, lat and long for privacy purposes.
     
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    When I used our usual tool, it refused to cough up a location (something Ian might want to look at), so I used another tool with the address that was showing.
    Now my alternate source is showing it's a Cox address, too.
     
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    Anti-icing equipment, not snow/ice removal equipment? As in liquid or solid freeze-point depressants?

    By chance I am the focal at Boeing for ground ice protection. In the old days that was almost entirely just what is done to the aircraft for deicing or anti-icing, but after the shift from the urea-based runway chemicals to the "environmentally friendly" acetate or formate based runwaychemicals, the chemical interaction between the runway chemicals and the aircraft anti-icing chemicals means that I have to try to keep up what is going on with the runway chemicals in addition to the aircraft chemicals.

    Did you see inside the huge cold-weather test facility at Panama City? Locating it there instead of in a northern state has probably cost the taxpayers a lot of money over the years. At least Transport Canada and the FAA do much of their research and testing in Chicoutimi, well north of Montreal . . .

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    Speed related preventative application of clay covered urea pellets flung through a mist of water/antifreeze.
    New technology for North America in '79/'80 introduced by Schmidt Engineering in Milwaukee.
    Stapleton/Denver won the International Snow Symposium price for the most improved major US airport in 1980/81.

    Another part of the job was to convince the FAA to change the bidding specifications for snow removal equipment to become inclusive of state of the art (European) technology.
    Because they had NATO numbers, they were on all SAC bases in the States.
    Had a nice visit with the Colonel at Offut but felt a little odd when I had to have a leak and had AF Police standing left and right of me, facing the opposite direction.

    Thanks for the memories!
     
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