I'm from France, working with a GPX4500 of 2003.
Yesterday when I started this old guy, I was affraid by this problem :
- Sound when the treshold start is strange.
- The autotune (research for free frequency) is a stable sound, with no variation.
- And no power ! about 5 inch max for my metal digging pickaxe.
I tried some factory resets, but the problem is always the same...
I tried this one with another disc, trakking button, cable, headphone, battery, the problem come from the main box...
Anyone knows this problem ?
Thank you and have a nice day.
By nugget hunter nz
So after my last post in my search for a decision on what detecter to get, between another gpx or gpz knowing NF are working on coils for the gpz and the lack of small coil options is what has kept me from a gpz I thought I'd email NF and ask if a small coil was in the pipeline and got a interesting email back. As you can see I found it interesting that they can only go so small with DOD configuration but lookomg and testing a new alternative allowing them to make small coils... Fingers crossed
By nugget hunter nz
Hi guys I'm back after laying low after my nugget find starting to get back into some detecting again.. Still been using my 24k vlf and no way I'd get rid of it its so good.. But I am in need to replace my gpx I sold.. And I can't decide whether to get a gpz and run the small xcoil soon as it's available to buy.. Or run with a gpx 5000 and get my trustie Sadie coil again.. Aparently my gpx I sold ended up with moisture damage on points but was fixed easy but with living on the wet west coast I'm thinking the gpz with its wetherproof housing might be better but the big coil isn't practical for alot what I do creeks bedrock etc but is for old tailings piles..
I was wondering maybe Steve or kiwijw might he able to awnser this how small will the gpz detect will it go as small as say sdc in low to mild ground
And 2 is the depth over gpx noticeable on smaller gold
By El Dorado
Yesterday I took Calgeologist out to my claim for a few pointers on his new to him GPX5000. I think he had already memorized the owners manual and read everything he could from a few forums. That made it easy as there was not much more for me to do. I had him hook up an external speaker and walked with him for advice on various targets and sounds. He chose to use the Commander 12x15 Mono, a bit of an overkill but he did not have any smaller mono coils in his arsenal. After awhile I let him go on his own and started my own hunt. An hour later he came up to me and asked for some help, by then I had switched to my new GB Pro after beating the skunk away with the GPX. He told me he had gotten a target out of his dig hole and asked me if I could help end his frustration and point it out for him. He pointed to the spot he figured it was and bingo the GB said he was correct. I got a mild signal and had the target in my scoop. It gave a nice signal on the front sensitive portion of his monster coil and when I spotted his target after a few cuts I was totally blown away... I mean it was unbelievable. He found a small birdshot a few inches deep. He was hunting in sharp timing, slow motion and I think quiet with the gain set higher than factory setting. Can't remember his gain setting for sure. Just amazing the sensitivity of that coil...... and he did not even have it in Fine Gold timing!
If some one told me they could find birdshot with that coil I would be pulling on my extra high Bshort boots! I also think nuggets are in serious trouble when he gets a bit more experience under his belt.