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It's been a little of "all of the above," plus more like trouble with component suppliers and downright manufacturing complexity. Everything that could go wrong did so all the way through the process.

Not sure why it really matters, but my understanding is that he had longstanding health issues (if you read the TNET thread links it is spelled out there).  I was not involved in the project.  Others

In my (admittedly small) world, Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain) is the greatest philosopher born in the USA.  Here's a bit more on the history of that quote.  He lived during one of the most exciting

I wonder why nobody ever thought of this before. Just ask everyone what they want, then make one!

I'll let you keep an eye on this one David. Let us know if it becomes anything more than talk. It reminds me of the Pulse Devil.

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On 12/22/2019 at 7:59 PM, Steve Herschbach said:

I wonder why nobody ever thought of this before. Just ask everyone what they want, then make one!

I'll let you keep an eye on this one David. Let us know if it becomes anything more than talk. It reminds me of the Pulse Devil.

I’ll definitely monitor and share info as it becomes available.

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So let's say this new detector somehow someway is a game changer, identifies targets down to 16", you always know what you're digging, pulltabs and bottle caps are discriminated out, makes detecting so easy a caveman could do it. How good would it actually be for the hobby? This isn't a slight on this new machine but just a general thought. If the technology suddenly becomes so good that you don't need much if any skill to find stuff then what becomes of the hobby?

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51 minutes ago, Skate said:

So let's say this new detector somehow someway is a game changer, identifies targets down to 16", you always know what you're digging, pulltabs and bottle caps are discriminated out, makes detecting so easy a caveman could do it. How good would it actually be for the hobby? This isn't a slight on this new machine but just a general thought. If the technology suddenly becomes so good that you don't need much if any skill to find stuff then what becomes of the hobby?

Just potentially opens up more opportunities and difficult sites.  Not losing sleep over the hobby becoming too easy.  Digging is the end of a long tail which for me includes research and obtaining permission, none of that changes with improved detector technology.

No one is actually going to deliver Harry Potter's wand here in all liklihood.  The designer has a "new" technology that can be applied but not sure how the detector will be packaged, it's ergonomics, or cost or how much the lead designer knows about these aspects of detector design.

I was going to mention this one myself but David beat me to it.

I know some of the testers personally and am in direct contact with the designer.  May even be able to get my hands on one of the test units so we'll see where this journey takes us.

I am not privvy to the technology being used or even what the unit looks like so it's anyone's guess as to what this unit can do.  Seems to have several people on Tnet convinced it is going to be a game changer, but without any facts at this point, am surprised about the buzz it is generating.  I am skeptical but intrigued.

More to come.

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Been following this one since August when it was first posted on Tnet. Never thought anything would come of it. But I hope its it's a game changer. Time will tell.

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It seems like a massive amount of hype and excitement given that it doesn't seem like it has gone past the design phase into testing yet. Also no idea how they plan on going from no prototype built yet to a shipped product in 4 months.

I'm a little baffled on this one.

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Like I said, I'm amazed at how many experienced people have bought into this with little information publically available (who knows what information has been provided to those with the NDA's). Some of these folks slogged an established  detector manufacturer like ML when it came out with it's "obsolete" campaign ahead of the Equinox release yet we had plenty of technical information and real reports from the field testers like Steve to inform us. Sometimes the notion of free equipment and "substantial compensation" and getting in on the ground floor can cloud peoples' better judgment.  Anyway, I'm withholding my better judgment until some actual facts and  information emerge.

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Well since we are in mildly wild speculation mode.😎

Perhaps the soft release of the Fisher PI is because they heard the distant footsteps of this new design.  And they lend some credibility to it's capabilities via reports from some of the individuals involved.  

Plus to make this fish a little longer, how about if Fisher does the contract manufacturing for this new wunderkind???:laugh:

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The guy is supposedly in Maryland and uses the name Avitech. Some Google work....

https://www.linkedin.com/company/avitech-technologies

https://avitechtechnologies.com

This may or not be the Avitech referred to but if it is it would lend a little credence to it all. Why all the secrecy though if it is the case? Just say “my name is and my company is.....”

I hope it’s for real and wish them well but since it’s triggering my cynic alarm so much I’d best just step away from this one until something actually develops. Everything about it really does remind me too much of the Pulse Devil.

To offer a little perspective here. Companies that have been doing this for a long time generally take about 5 years or more to bring a genuinely new product to market with product development and testing. Banging out a "new" VLF is no big deal as anyone has the ability to produce old tech quickly but genuinely new stuff is usually more than a few month process.

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