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  2. kiwijw

    Booster Speaker Information

    I have to thank JP for stating that....because your detector nutting off the way it does, does drive me nuttier than I already am. Like I also said....If the detector isn't screaming at you, it makes you listen better without insulting your ear drums. Sometimes less is more & while the audio is amplified it doesn't need to be screaming at you to hear those more subtle whispers that you want to hear & not be hammered by all the other noises. Try it next time. Good luck out there JW
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  4. phrunt

    Booster Speaker Information

    I saw that line and wondered if it was about me 🙂 At least I can't drive you nuts, you've been there a long time already
  5. kiwijw

    Booster Speaker Information

    Me to. 👍 Have to agree with that. Thanks for the post JP. I have always been an ambassador for your B&Z booster system. Never leave home without it. Ha ha....Simon....take note. Like I said...You can be spoken to & heard without being shouted at. Good luck out there JW
  6. phrunt

    Headed For The Land Down Under

    Yup, JW's right there, it seems to depend a lot on airline, here is a basic guide from Airsafe.com http://www.airsafe.com/issues/baggage/rechargeable-batteries.htm Batteries are best left in the device, which is an issue for something like a GPX 🙂
  7. juanjo4747

    600/800 Seals On A Plane

    Never thought of shipping! Thanks for the reply. Time to order and get started then.
  8. kiwijw

    Headed For The Land Down Under

    Mrs JW videos weddings for a living & has discovered that she can take the batteries with her on her carry on luggage & it doesn't seem to matter if they are loose or in her cameras. She always takes her cameras on board with her as carry on luggage. If she puts the batteries, any battery, in her suitcase that goes into the hold of the plane. They are not there when she gets to the other end. I had an instance when I lived in the north Island & was flying down to Queenstown for a detecting holiday. I carried my GP 3000 batteries with me as carry on luggage & I was told they had to go in as cargo. So make of that what you will. So stuffed if I know. I guess when detectors come into NZ from overseas to the Minelab Dealers they must come in as cargo & not carry on as they will be in bulk. Make contact with your airline & get it from the horse's mouth, get it in writing as I can guarantee when you get to the airport to check in they will change the goal posts on you. Murphy's law. JW
  9. I dont think the "girl" needs to be 8 years old to lose interest. Mrs JW was exactly the same. Dig a few .22 shells & lead bullet heads & she has had enough. She hasn't swung a detector for years now. Rain....what rain?? No rain in QT You are not alone in having signals vanish on you. It happens to the Zed as well. That is when the GM 1000, EQ 800 or GB2 come into their own. The target does end up being bloody tiny though. Cheers Good luck out there JW
  10. phrunt

    Headed For The Land Down Under

    From what I've seen flying to Australia they're allowed if they're in the device, they can't be batteries just sitting there. It doesn't seem to matter if they're checked in or carry on as long as they're inside the device. I had 3 packs of 9v batteries just sitting there in my bag on a previous trip to Australia and customs opened by bag and took them out and left a sticker saying my bag was inspected by customs. I guess they were confiscated as they disappeared out of my bag. I think it happened at the NZ side before the flight even took off.
  11. mn90403

    Headed For The Land Down Under

    Let me ask about batteries. I have the 7000 that has a battery pack and I could take my 3030 battery. I have the Equinox 800 which has internal batteries. I could take a 2300 which has the rechargeable batteries. Are all of these allowed? (Check In or carry on?) Mitchel
  12. kac

    VLF Detectors And Depth

    Would air tests be a better comparison to a machines general performance on depth just to compare apples and oranges? Pi usually go deeper on the ground than air, Is that true with vlf?.
  13. Ridge Runner

    Orx Tone Break?

    Like Steve said I do have a ORX that should be here maybe Wednesday of this coming week. Here is this old courthouse that sits in the middle of a city block and I have permission to detect. The lady who I guess you’d call her the overseer said others has detected it but found only bottle caps . If I do find any coin I plan on donating to their history display they have. Chuck
  14. Hi all, I usually just send my gold straight to the refiners as I got tired of doing individual photos/ads for eBay. It is a pity to just melt them all up so decided to post some on here for a week to see how they go, if no one wants them no worries, I will just send them off next week to the refiner. All of it is available for $50g Australian, which is about $36g US, plus postage. Can do PayPal if needed. Currently have about 80g, will probably have another 60g by the time I send to the refiner next week. The button is from the ugly species in Nurse Paul’s Oz thread. Send me a message if interested.
  15. Noah (FL)

    Orx Tone Break?

    Thanks fellas. I’ve gotten used to having the tone break right at zimc so they give a mixed tone with the Kruzer. It’s nice in parks and schoolyards for getting an ID range without having to look at the screen.
  16. Steve Herschbach

    Orx Tone Break?

    Chuck (Ridge Runner) has one coming.
  17. MSC

    Drive To Nearest Gold?

    7 hours one way on a good day, 10 to my second favorite place to go.
  18. Tnsharpshooter

    Orx Tone Break?

    Looks like tone breaks are preset and non adjustable. There is one gent I think who will have (Calabash Digger) ORX in USA. I’ll ask him about this topic and maybe he will do actual video to show tone breaks while sweeping some US coins.
  19. fredmason

    Drive To Nearest Gold?

    Flowdog... Klunker and others got all the gold...just teasing. If you want to learn to pan very fine gold, go down to Jamison Creek-on the Highway 70 side and get all you want. You won't get rich but it is excellent practice. I never found any nuggets detecting back in 1980-83....but, there were plenty of coins and relics...watch out for the forest serve-less... Best wishes fred
  20. klunker

    Drive To Nearest Gold?

    Cogswell Ravine .18minutes, 27 seconds. Now Fred and Flowdaog both owe me one.
  21. Jim P.

    Moore Creek Adventures

    Awesome gold and awesome memories, thanks George for the reminder, and thanks Steve for the opportunity. Later...Jim P.
  22. Steve Herschbach

    VLF Detectors And Depth

    Not as far as I am concerned at least. Mineralization differences are why I honestly pay no attention to most stuff that gets posted as regards metal detector depth. Florida data is completely worthless to me. I may as well air test for that kind of data. It boils down to get the machines and see it with my own eyes. Frankly, it simplifies life. I don't have to watch tons of videos and ask for advice. If you are a PI user the whole thing about VLF depth gets plain silly. If I really want depth, I will use a GPX 5000 or a GPZ 7000. That's depth! Once you get used to the performance of detectors like that in bad ground all VLF detectors are a distant second. I use a VLF for discrimination, not depth. Argue about the Equinox versus V3i for depth for instance. To me it is a shoulder shrug because compared to a GPX 5000 they both suck for depth. I use the Equinox because I like the total package and its depth is acceptable for me. But I never kid myself that it is going "really deep". It's just a different perspective I guess.
  23. I use Paypal as do most. But some people insist on Family & Friends, which removes all protections. The ads are just ads - people have to use whatever payment methods make them comfortable. me, PayPal verified address only or postal money orders. Bank certified checks are completely worthless. Perfect counterfeits exist of these and personal checks. Thieves avoid postal money orders as a rule because of the severe federal penalties and they have extra layers of protection including a verification service.
  24. Steve Herschbach

    Free Target ID Cards

    I fixed it in the broken link and here is a copy... idcardfinal.pdf
  25. Tnsharpshooter

    600/800 Seals On A Plane

    Welcome Bruce.
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