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Sturt, you need the WM12 to be able to see the main detector pod so in my case being RH handed I have the module on my RH side, but the intermittent problem started only a few days ago, and cleaning the entry jack where you plug headphones or boosters into has helped.

cheers dave

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3 hours ago, phrunt said:

 

You might be able to get this in the outback somewhere, the version of WD40 for the job

http://www.wd40.com.au/products/wd-40-specialist/fast-drying-contact-cleaner-290g/

 

Thanks Simon, I looked in the shop here, just the normal WD40, so a friend is coming out this week from Perth to go detecting and he is getting me a can of something, I explained what it is for and he is going to Jaycar to get me something.

cheers dave

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If you get stuck or he can't find it Dave, I have a can here.

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6 hours ago, davsgold said:

Thanks Simon, I looked in the shop here, just the normal WD40, so a friend is coming out this week from Perth to go detecting and he is getting me a can of something, I explained what it is for and he is going to Jaycar to get me something.

cheers dave

It's handy to have, you can clean all your coil connectors and everything else with it, even battery terminals.

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5 hours ago, madtuna said:

If you get stuck or he can't find it Dave, I have a can here.

Bloody hell...there is a blast from the past. How you doing Steve? Hope all is well.

Best of luck out there

JW 🤠 

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My observations on the WM12 units are that they vary somewhat from each other, eg. my sons WM12 has "spotty" reception wheras mine is continuous. This was further borne out in our recent mission where we had one Z with a 12"X Spiral coil  and another with a 15"X Spiral coil, we both used each setup (to save coil changes) and it was obvious the difference between the WM12 capabilities, they have been like this since new. Now whether it is the WM12s or the actual Zs tranny that causes this we have not investigated. If you search through this forum you will find in past threads this difference in WM12s, some experience "spotty" behaviour some not. To me the "spotty" behaviour was annoying, my son because he was used to it noted the pleasant change when using my Z.

Perhaps of interest because it may be related when I modded my SDC completely, originally I mounted the ML Pro Sonic tranny internally and experienced "spotty" performance, moving the tranny externally, wiring and mounting on the arm-rest  solved this.

"Spotty" is as you reported Davsgold Static and cutin/cutout.

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G'day Norvic

I also notice a difference with the WM12 when changing it to a different channel when doing a re-pair or just choosing a different channel manually, some of the channels  work much clearer than others.

cheers dave

 

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6 hours ago, kiwijw said:

Bloody hell...there is a blast from the past. How you doing Steve? Hope all is well.

Best of luck out there

JW 🤠 

Thanks John,

all good here, slowed down a bit since a big ugly bull did me a mischief last year but picking up slowly.

Still chasing gold and whacking camels and other assorted ferals at least 5 days a week.

 

Cheers!

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21 hours ago, davsgold said:

G'day Norvic

I also notice a difference with the WM12 when changing it to a different channel when doing a re-pair or just choosing a different channel manually, some of the channels  work much clearer than others.

cheers dave

 

Hi Davsgold

You`ve got the grey matter thinking, (1Molecule lost, the other looking for it) could well be the explanation.Todays electronics seem to have much less variation then they did years back, thus it makes sense that the variation is channel related rather then tranny/receiver related, must explore this in the off season. 

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On 6/9/2019 at 2:47 PM, Norvic said:

My observations on the WM12 units are that they vary somewhat from each other, eg. my sons WM12 has "spotty" reception wheras mine is continuous. This was further borne out in our recent mission where we had one Z with a 12"X Spiral coil  and another with a 15"X Spiral coil, we both used each setup (to save coil changes) and it was obvious the difference between the WM12 capabilities, they have been like this since new. Now whether it is the WM12s or the actual Zs tranny that causes this we have not investigated. If you search through this forum you will find in past threads this difference in WM12s, some experience "spotty" behaviour some not. To me the "spotty" behaviour was annoying, my son because he was used to it noted the pleasant change when using my Z.

Perhaps of interest because it may be related when I modded my SDC completely, originally I mounted the ML Pro Sonic tranny internally and experienced "spotty" performance, moving the tranny externally, wiring and mounting on the arm-rest  solved this.

"Spotty" is as you reported Davsgold Static and cutin/cutout.

Norvic,

Can you start your Zed with his WM12?  Can he start his with yours?  It is a receive or transmit problem so you have the elements to isolate the difference.

Mitchel

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