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  1. Sigi0012

    Hello From Austria

    Hello, i am from Austria (Europe) my name is Siegfried and i am 42 years old (sorry form y English) . Since 4 weeks i own the Equinox800 an 600, i hunt together wiht my son he ist 14 years old. We love the Equinox it is a first rate detector for us, we hunt mainly for coins. Findings from last week. Steve it is a great forum! Regards Siegfried
  2. My first post after reading this fine forum's Nox thread a while.I've been an FBS user for over a decade with an Explorer II and a CTX,but at 68 I had to find a lighter unit for my shoulders sake.Got my 600 on Sat.,charged it and paired up my new avantree wireless and Sun. I went out to NYC park that has been a silver mine.I have found 569 silver coins here and my buds hundreds more since we have stumbled on to this park in 2009 however the silver has been drying up and my last 5 hunts have been skunks.I kept 600 settings in default park 1,only changing to 50 tone.My initial impression is it's a pleasure to swing such a light machine and i could go all day with no pain.It is really fast and being familiar with how numbers can bounce on Minelabs,I was able to call every coin before I dug it as a penny,dime,quarter.No deepies that I had missed before but I took it to the trashiest sites there( and NYC parks are the worst),I spot that I have pounded even with my 6" CTX coil,I managed to pop out a 47 Rosie(this a very eroded spot) at 1" and 08 Barber dime at 4"So far so good with the Nox.I will try other pounded parks in future hunts and see how it does but for $600 this thing seems like a real bargain.HH
  3. New to this site and like what I've read and how folks respond to one another. Bought my first machine at 13 in 1973 from Roy Lagal with steer sale money. It was a Garrett Ghostowner beep and dig with a strength & battery test meter. I found enough silver to buy my second machine in 81', a Garrett Deepseeker ADS, I still own the Ghostowner. Didn't detect from 83' to 2013 and boy don't I regret it. Fewer restrictions and I was East of the Mississippi 8+ of those yrs from 83-91. In 2008, after 26yrs in the Army & Coast Guard, I retired and 5 yrs later opened a box containing my Ghostowner. The new technology after 40 yrs and this thing called a pinpointer is amazing. It's been a blast rediscovering our hobby for the past 4+ yrs. I met Tiftaaft at a club hunt last year and even though we live a few hours away from each other we try to hunt together a couple times per month. Look fwd to learning my newest Minelab (800) which should be here Monday or Tues. May you find time to enjoy our hobby and dig or scoop a little silver and gold along the way.
  4. Don In South Jersey

    Just Joined Your Forum

    I have been detecting for over 30 years. Started out with a Whites 3000-D & after using multiple Whites products, I steered towards Minelab & they has been in my arsenal ever since. I have been a long time Minelab user, from the Explorer, E-Trac, CTX & soon to be the Equinox, just waiting for my order to be shipped). It will be real enjoyable not to have to use a harness like I did with the CTX. I noticed when I was looking for a more detailed explanation/answer about a detectors settings, how, what, where, when, why, or just general knowledge, I always seemed to end up on this site. Don't know why it took so long to join, but here I am & I hope I can contribute in the future. Happy Hunting Don
  5. GaryC/Oregon Coast

    New To Forum

    New to the site! Like what I see and read. Hope to get out more with my Nox which replaced my X-Terra 705. Being a California transplant to Oregon recently will require loads more outings to get a handle on all the new for me reg's and permits these Oregon coastal and inland counties require for hunting. Only have about six hours on my Nox now so haven't tried to do much fiddling with the settings as of now. Still learning the basics with this new monster. Just an awesome site here Steve! GaryC/Oregon Coast
  6. RobboChasingYella

    Newbie From Australia

    G'day fellas and ladies. Glad to join another informative group. I'm from Victoria and have been detecting since October 2017. Still clueless really. I have decided recently that I need to expand mu hunt for the elusive yellow metal. I want to learn to chase the gold by panning and trace it to a lead or source. Just detecting isn't cutting the mustard. I've had a dry spell now since Australia Day. In total since Ive began I have found just shy of half an ounce. But last 6 or 7 trips up to the GT have yielded nada. Thanks for letting me in to this group. Good luck in ya hunts and may the gold gods shine favourably upon you
  7. just like to say hi to all rodney from calgary canada have fisher cz 20 love it have eureka gold not sure yet yet i hope can keep up with my fisher going to be my first year getting feet wet lol but found good people out there ready to give advise on guy giving me highbanker from bc wow summer 2 or 3 month away going to cranbrook bc same guy has claim there going to let me try my luck
  8. just new here have minelab eureka gold just found out not make them anymore waiting for summer have fisher cz 20 love my cz 20 hope eureka gold can keep up lol
  9. schoolofhardNox

    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
  10. Hey everybody! I hope I’m in the right section, I didn’t see an introduce yourself Area.. I’ve been hunting for 8 months and it’s AWESOME! I live in Chattanooga and I hunt parks and civil war areas mainly. I use an XP deus, Fisher F70, Vaquero and Garrett At Max. Hoping to get the Equniox one day!
  11. Happy New Year everyone. I hope your finds are many and your trash gives you clues. Mitchel
  12. I know I have said so on the tail end of a few posts. But just like to be a bit more official. I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas & a prosperous New Year & 2018 sees you getting your share of the precious yellow metal. Mrs JW & I are heading over to the West Coast today for a few days jet boating up some of the beautiful West Coast rivers. Non gold related unfortunately. Making it harder for Santa to find us Take care & stay safe. Best of luck out there JW
  13. Gerry in Idaho

    Merry Christmas Tree

    Merry Christmas to all my customers, friends and even enemies. May the holidays bring joy to you and the people you are with. Have safe travels and we look forward to a treasure trove of discoveries in 2018.
  14. Darryl Galloway

    Merry Christmas!!!!

    Wanting to wish each and everyone of you a very Merry Christmas from my family to yours!!! "D"
  15. Darryl Galloway

    Merry Christmas!!!!!

    Wishing each and everyone a very Merry Christmas from my family to yours!!!
  16. I just got my plates. It will be hard to be anonymous now! What's on your car or truck?
  17. Clay Diggins

    Miners Christmas

    Wishing You a Happy Holiday From the folks at Land Matters
  18. upfishcreek

    New Guy From Canada

    So. This Equinox business might finally be the machine I’ve been waiting for :). Our Canadian coins actually seem to struggle with many machines due to the materials they are made of. And most water machines are geared for salt. The Equinox might be the nice combo for a Tigetshark and whatever land machine I have at the time. Glad to have found this forum. I really only lurk one other decent site that is helpful and full of objectivity. I love water hunting. And off the beaten path hunting. I’m kind of excited about this machine. I’ve also come to realize Steve is a smart guy. There are a few out there and Steve, you’re one. Do I smell a book on the horizon? Some people even had CTX boot camps. I might travel for an Equinox boot camp. :). Thanks.
  19. First I will introduce myself my name is Randy Dee and I am from the City of Durham in the UK and 75 years young, I get out detecting at least twice a week on farm land only. I have been in this great hobby of metal detecting since 1975 and used the very early BFO (Beat Frequency Oscillating) detectors with the shepherds crook handle by C-scope. I have a good arsenal of detectors but at present I use the CTX-3030 & the XP Deus and I am much like the rest of the guys on this Equinox Fan Club / Forum patiently waiting for the Equinox release, I have had my order in since the day of the Minelab Equinox Detectival here in the UK early in September and I am certain that this machine is going to put a lot of other makes to shame. I must congratulate Steve for putting together this great friendly purposeful fan club and it is a breath of fresh air reading through the knowledgeable posts nothing like the pathetic and childish tripe getting spouted off on "Faceache" and many of the other forums.
  20. BeachHunter

    New Member

    Hey Everyone, New member here and just wanted to check in. Not a new guy at detecting and I love detecting the SoCal beaches near where I live. It's awesome exercise and the occasional good find is what keeps me going. Best of luck to all and thanks for having me!
  21. Just thought I should introduce myself. I am a new member on this forum. I have been a member on the Finds Forum and the AHRPS forum for some time, and I just found this forum. I live in Corvallis, Oregon. I belong to the Beaver State Coin Shooters metal detecting club here in Corvallis. I do mostly coin and jewelry hunting at local parks and schools. I retired from Oregon State University in 2001 after working 30+ years there. My other main hobbies besides metal detecting are fishing, hunting, and traditional archery.
  22. Hello all! I'm from Austria and I'm sorry for my bad English. At the age of 47, I'm only starting metal searches, but I have not yet decided on a device. Also wait for the Equinox and hope that it is good for my area, coniferous forest, old ways ....? I think field is a bit different than dense old forest. There were Celts, Romans, knights (Middle Ages) but also heavy fighting in World War II. It is very important to me that I also choose as a beginner a good machine suitable for this type of hunting. Tips from Pofis as most of you are, I gratefully accept! Unfortunately, the detectors here in Europe are a lot more expensive than, for example, in the USA, but that's just the way it is. Many greetings, Legolas!
  23. We hope everyone will have or has had a Happy Thanksgiving Day. It is a time to give thanks to good family, good friends, good forums and good gold. I'll give some thanks also for some good pictures of the beaches we detect.
  24. jcmaloney


    Greeting from Leicestershire in the UK. Bit of a Minelab buff, got a GPX5000, CTX3030 & Explorer SE . Just bobbing around looking for info on the Equinox & this place popped up. Will post some pics of proper old stuff if you like!! lol