By Dingo Qld
I don't post very much but I have been detecting 4 years now usually 2 to 3 times a week and recently bought one of the new Nokta Fors 10"x 5.5" coils and one of the ears broke after only using it in parks for 3 weeks etc, not in any gold fields which would put it to the test for quality.
I found that the ears are to thin and the holes are too close to the edge which is a weak point for it to break and that's what happen to my coil.
I wish Nokta made this coil with stronger coil ears with more meat around the holes like the other coils provided in the pro-package deals and made it epoxy filled and even if it had to be an open style coil to keep it light, so it could be used in water, as the way it is designed now it is buoyant in water and not suitable for use there.
Anyway I asked for my money back as I did not want a repeat of this coil breaking at the ears again and I would like to hear anyone elses experience with this coil braking at the ears, as I've had no problem with the other coils in the pro-package.
My complaint about the Nokta... I have put about 60 hrs on my machine in the 2 weeks I have had it... the 5.2" coil cover already wore through and cracked exposing the bottom of the coil... I have over 150 hrs on my gb2 in 5 mths and its not even close to wore out and I use my gb2 hard....am I the only one with this problem...gonna contact Nokta.... I would think they should last longer than 2 weeks..I read that they addressed this issue... The one I have is paper thin..
By Ridge Runner
I just got my Nokta gold plus detector today and ran into trouble . The screen on the handle will light up but can't get a number display on it. I've check the pins and plug with both looking good. I plug it back in and still have the trouble. The detector was double box and it didn't have any damage to either one.
I hope someone has had the same problem with a quick fix. I really don't want to have to send it in before I can use it.
My nokta fors gold lost display info,and is showing only system info, (p.p.toggle switch is sticky)so I was out detecting yesterday with my well used (dare i say slightly abused) gmt. I think it was a bad day for solar radiation/geo-magnetic yesterday, but it got me to wondering how do i test for this (need of cal.)at home?
I would assume the test patch is handy for testing the consitency of readings and sensitivity, but short of another machine of same model how do you guys determine if it needs it, and what does it cost?