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  1. Living the dream you 2, smacking gold one day catching Barra the next.
  2. Interesting, i have had the 14x9 on my CTX since the release date with none of the issues from that report and mine is serial number 216. How could it punch deeper than the 11 inch round it is only 9 inches wide. I really like the 14x9 and have found it to be fantastic in the water and on the beach.
  3. Ha ha and you are not out in the middle of no where with him yet.......
  4. Does not matter how good the machine is these bloke just hate Minelab for some reason or another. The machine has only been in peoples hands for maybe 4 days and reckon old mate hasnt even used one yet.
  5. 1. More depth like Norvic. 2. Program saving like the CTX. 3. More time to use said Z.
  6. Thanks Steve, I just found 3.5mm male headphone jack to micro usb cable online for audio so should work with the Pro Sonic to make it wireless.
  7. Nice report Steve one question, did you use headphones or was the speaker good enough? wonder why Minelab didnt go wireless.
  8. Hey Madtuna can you come and pick me up I need a gold hit.
  9. I feel because high yeild is the most sensitive setting it made the most falsing with the 19 same with 14 HY and high sensitivity and my 14 falses. Slowing your swing speed and good coil control with the 19 on really reduces the falsing. I ran in General/Normal with sensitivity at about 10 and alot of the noises were gone.
  10. Just like anything prevention is better than cure. Always being prepared never hurt or got anyone lost in the past. I have a day and a half extra food supply stashed in my boat as a precaution and periodically change it out. Same as my pack when prospecting compass, gps, spare batteries and when wandering always look up from time to time and take in all the landmarks you can.
  11. Yeah location is one important factor, but you can have the best location with gold 100m from were you park your ute and still not find any. Hours on the ground swinging the coil and confidence in your ability with your machine and the method you are using trump location in my book as we all know where to look. You can miss a piece by a coil width and that piece could be the first of a patch of who knows how many ounces. Covering as much as possible of the gold bearing ground you are in and dig every target is the only way.
  12. Yeah I reckon Minelab worrying about GPS in their detectors to be a waste of resources when new tech to find us more gold needs to be funded and researched. I can carry a GPS on my pack with ease as have always and still do and I have never actually turned my GPS on the Z as the CTX version is sluggish and quite unusable compared to a dedicated GPS with mapping. I have one GPS on all of the time making a track of where I have been, then this is downloaded to OziExplorer and saved.
  13. Yeah I have always loved the bush and being out there, chasing gold just adds to that. It can be lucrative and that is a bonus but having a small business and a young family, a day in the bush wondering about with no mobile phone is very good for the mind and soul.
  14. Yeah that is the one thing I love about the Zed, it constantly surprises me with what it can do. Its is hard to be disapointed when digging gold out of the ground but sometimes I do sit there and wonder how such a small target came from that depth.
  15. Good report JP and very in depth information on the QED operation.