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About schoolofhardNox

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    northeast USA
  • Interests:
    relic and beach hunting, Native American artifacts, stamp collecting, Marshall amps and loud music, coins, scrapping electronics
  • Gear Used:
    GPX 5000, CTX 3030, Equinox 800 (soon)
  1. Mono Coil Versus DD Depth Difference

    I do a beach that has a train, that energizes it's tracks about 30 feet from it. I'm using the GPX 5000, so is the DD coil still the best option? Not sure if the mono coil will handle the salt and EMI. I run my machine fairly hot too. Deep silver at 14" is common , but sometimes you have to wait until the rails de-energize, in order to hunt. I have a 12x15 mono coil, but always thought it would not work well in that environment? Thoughts??
  2. Mercury Dime Teaser

    You may want to try that area twice, once when you get the machine and once after you have had the machine for a while. It may take some time to get the best settings for that type of situation. I'm guessing it would have to get some coins out of there with the fast recovery, and at depth target id. Let us know how it goes.
  3. Equinox Multi-IQ Technologies ( Part 3 )

    Could be that the flag ship detector is still in the works. If the Equinox is second string to something bigger, then I better get to saving my change for the top dog. I'm still hoping for that pulse discriminator that Santa reneged on!
  4. Three Ring Day Again!

    Definitely have it shot if you have access to an XRF. Would love to have one of those handy. It would be interesting to see what it is made of. I'm just about to get back to the beaches here on the east coast. Starting to get antsy lol Nice hunt!
  5. Equinox Multi-IQ Technologies ( Part 3 )

    Every time I read more on it, I like it better and better Who knows with the 17" coil it may perform In ways my CTX can not on the beach. The same goes for iron infested areas on dry land. The CTX will probably win in the open areas of the beach, but there are some patches where iron nails are everywhere. This is where I want to see what it can do. Interesting to see what part 4 is all about
  6. Fellow Hunters Tragic Loss

    WOW. Unbelievably sad. I have talked with John many times and he has always been good to me as a dealer. I can not comprehend what he is going through right now. I will get something out to him tomorrow. Life is short and there are no guarantees, so enjoy every minute of it while it is there.
  7. Glad To Be Here

    Thanks. I had to get that word in my name somehow. I got a feeling I will be with this machine for a long, long time. I do a lot of beaches in the winter and cellar holes in the summer. Spring and fall I split between the two. The fast recovery with stable ID make this an ideal addition to my other machines. The only thing that can make it better is if it handles EMI better, or at least equal to the CTX.
  8. Glad To Be Here

    Yep, 50 years of detecting is my goal , achievable in 2 years from this spring. Thanks everyone for the comments. I'm known to be one that jumps off track sometimes, but I eventually get back on track, sorta lol.
  9. Glad To Be Here

    Hi everyone, I'm glad to be here and happy to see a forum where people are as excited about the Equinox as I am. I'm mainly a Minelab guy, and inching closer to detecting 50 years. Not quite there yet Mine is on order and I have plans for an exciting spring season with it. Looking forward to seeing what others think of the machine, when theirs arrives. HH