The Kenai Coast Guard Auxiliary, a volunteer organization, will host a class teaching the basics of GPS use at the Emergency Response Center on Wilson Street in Soldotna. The class, which costs $35, is focused on mariners but applies to snowmachiners, hikers, hunters and anyone else who uses a GPS, Christopherson said.
Christopherson, who said he has been teaching the class for three years, said oftentimes people are limited in their knowledge of helpful GPS features. For example, the backtrack feature — which guides users back along the same path they arrived by — is sometimes a new one for attendees, he said.
Registration for the class, which runs from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday Jan. 30, closes this Thursday. Those with handheld GPS units are encouraged to bring them, but they will be provided for those who do not