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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Good report JP and very in depth information on the QED operation.
  7. Well I am just going to have one of them. Very GoFind like in design, hope its not like the go find.
  8. Yeah after using the Deus the CTX really is sluggish at keeping up when there is a lot going on under the coil but with the extra info on the screen you can end up digging a target without an actual tone. I chase our aussie $1 and $2 coins but alot of the places I go the rubbish isn't ferrous but just loads of non ferrous close to the surface around these coins but if I get a clear dot on my trace screen in the right area bam coin. Now our 1 and 2 dollar coins are a copper-nickel combo and stand out almost on there own in the ID other than squashed alloy bottle tops. If the Deus could do this I think my CTX would sit in the cupboard.
  9. One thing I would like on the CTX and I know this is not new tech but feedback on the LCD screen about the frequency the machine is running at on any particular target. The one thing I like about the CTX over the Deus is the amount of info it tells you on screen and knowing the frequency could help with not only depth of target but also fast info on size of target and when chasing jewellery this would be invaluable.
  10. Yeah unfortuently these Aussie forums demand truth and proof and when you give them proof they just dismiss it anyway. They are taking constructive criticism to a whole new level and the hard part is most of them are running around with Minelabs in their hands. JP has given us ways to use our Z's and with his new conservative settings for the Z19 really having an impact these haters should just suck it up a try, it's only been out for 2 months anyway and who has put enough hours on it yet to say otherwise.
  11. Very nice JP the big coil doing what its designed to do.
  12. Nice GOLD JP. ha ha nah I turned my Z off after that one, as I was stuffed from the enormous friggin holes I had to dig.
  13. You run a tight ship Steve, that is one of the reasons I have started using this forum more and more. This forum is very info based and adding more will only make it a better forum for all. Keep up the good work.
  14. Yeah I feel the same way about audio smoothing, it was on when I first got the machine and since then it has been off and use sensitivity and threshold if too chattery. I love the Z for the information it is able to give you when detecting, when the ground changes it changes but also continues to give you feedback. I have dug many deep targets this year with nothing but a pause in the threshold and by pause I mean something in the threshold that has stopped me and even after scraping the ground no real audiable signal, it is just the Z telling you something. It was actually chasing $1 and $2 coins in the parks that has made me a better Z user as going slow and covering the ground produces more dollars and coil control and sweep speed has a huge impact when it comes to what information the Z can tell you on those really deep targets.
  15. Thats great, awesome to see the 19 smashing it, well done Dale.