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Here is a machine I have not heard of before:
It looks interesting but does it really work? I haven't even heard of the company before. Anyone have any info on this? There are quite a few videos which I haven't watched yet - but will.
Just thought I would throw it out there for discussion.
Teknetics G2 / Fisher Gold Bug-10 inch coil. Both items never used.
Purchased new this summer as a back up detector for a trip. Did not need it so I figured it needs a new home.
The forum has good info on this unit / fisher gold bug.
•Frequency : 19 kHz
•Warranty : 5 Year Limited
•Total Weight : 2.8 lbs (1.27 kgs)
•Operating Principle : VLF Induction Balance
•Ground Balance : Computerized Ground Grab and Manual
•11" DD Elliptical Waterproof Search Coil
500.00 Includes shipping Conus. Will accept PayPal.
By Steve Herschbach
Minelab has a new section on their online store dubbed Deal Of The Day with extra discounts on overstock or discontinued items. At the moment it is all clothing. Items are typically 40 - 50% off. Check it out at http://store.minelab.com/dealoftheday.asp
White's has been advertising a "Garage Sale" of discontinued items including refurbished Detectors. I really don't need another Detector but couldn't resist ordering a refurbished White's Coinmaster GT with free shipping for $140.00. Probably just use it as a backup to my other detectors but I think it should work fine for parks, dry sand, and just general purpose detecting. I see on eBay their going for much more. It arrived yesterday in a brand new box, pretty cool. Might order another one as a Christmas gift for the Grandson.
By Steve Herschbach
From the Codan news release at http://www.codan.com.au/Portals/0/investorpubs/22 AXS Announcement - Minelab awarded $6.7m contract.pdf (copy below):
"Cooperating with NIITEK Inc., the HDD will combine Minelab’s new Multiple Frequency Continuous Wave metal detection technology and NIITEK’s advanced ground penetrating radar."
31 August 2016
MINELAB AWARDED CONTRACT TO DEVELOP NEW HANDHELD DEVICE DETECTOR FOR THE AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE FORCE
Minelab Electronics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Codan Limited, has been awarded a $6.7m contract by the Department of Defence to develop a new Handheld Device Detector (HDD). The funding received under this contract is to further develop a dual sensor metal detector which incorporates ground penetrating radar. It will partially offset the development costs of the product, and the project is expected to be completed by 2018.
The development of the HDD builds on Minelab's success in technology development and product innovation for use in military programmes.
Codan is particularly pleased to be of service to the ADF and to provide an enhanced capability that currently does not exist. Once the HDD enters into service with the ADF, we are confident that other militaries will seek the same level of capability, broadening our market for countermine products.
The contract supports Codan's stated strategy of growing its profitability by improving and broadening our product offerings while ensuring our value propositions remain relevant and leading-edge.
Previous to this award, in March 2014, Minelab was selected by the Department of Defence's Rapid Prototype Development and Evaluation (RPDE) programme to receive
$1.0m in funding to further integrate metal detection and ground penetration radar technologies into a lightweight and compact mechanical platform. In December 2014, RPDE provided an additional $1.3m in funding, and Minelab subsequently produced an advanced prototype of the HDD.
Cooperating with NIITEK Inc., the HDD will combine Minelab's new Multiple Frequency Continuous Wave metal detection technology and NIITEK's advanced ground penetrating radar. The HDD was designed taking into account the comprehensive requirements of the ADF, supplemented with feedback from Army User Groups. It will include advanced detection technologies as well as new standards of compactness and ergonomics.
On behalf of the Board
Michael Barton Company Secretary
MORE INFORMATION ON THE NIITEK/MINELAB GROUNDSHARK
By Ridge Runner
I just looked over on my email and I have my Garrett searcher sent to my email address. It's free and shows finds that others have found. It has what's going on within the Garrett company and maybe a new detector coming down the pipes. Just go to the Garrett site and sign up and that's all it is to it.
Garrett Searcher Fall 2016 Free Download
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