Hi guys !
Yes, I am a beach hunter, but I was invited to metall detecing on a WW1 field...
So the beach hunter I am was suddenly contemplating a huge corn field which has seen some ww1 Action...
I chose to hunt before noon (2 hours) with the Equinox 800, and two hours in the afternoon with the Safari I happened to win at a detection rally two weeks ago.
As you can tell from the posted pics, the Nox Found 18 targets, the Safari 32, but i felt the afternoon search was richer in targets...The best find of the day was a silver King Leopold II 1867 2 Francs (Belgium), a very rare coin, as it has only been minted from 1866-1868
The nox got more tiny targets (low conductors), but the Safari was able to find some tiny targets too.
I don't know what to think about the results about both detectors, but they are very close in my opinion.
Those are the pics of this outing (round bullets are belgian, the others are german).
Happy hunting !
> Here it comes...…… a bit of a paradigm-shift in te
> chnology/technological-advancements. I want to giv
> e you guys a (moderate) heads-up...… for something
> that is on the horizon. It is built by a small com
> pany (medium/small) that makes military-grade unde
> rwater locating devices. One of those engineers is
> a avid detectorist. He has convinced/steered the c
> ompany into inventing/building a hobby-line detect
> or. It's been in-the-works for about 18 years. All
> of the prototyping had been completed 2 years ago.
> It has been an "unreleased" completed product for
> the past 2 years. (((We are at: "shoot the enginee
> r" time-continuum))). It is not quite a VLF..... a
> nd it's not quite a PI. Ergonomically..... it has
> been 'pushed' to be in the shape of a detector...t
> hat we would 'recognize' as a detector. It's been
> some work..... to get the unit to 'sound' like a m
> etal detector. . . . . . that we would 'understand
> ' it's language/audio. It is "quirky". You will li
> ke some of the quirks.....and can put some of them
> to good use. Some things that I can share...… at t
> his time:
> * Very specifically targets TWO INTENTS:
> 1. Wet-Salt
> 2. Bad Mineralization
> This is to say...….. it does NOT target mega-trash
> y areas...… does NOT target carpets of nails.
> * NOT for beginners/novice. Targeted for seasoned
> * IP-68
> * 11" x 8" DD open coil (hydrodynamic)
> * Electronics designed TO/FOR the coil. ((( If you
> want to change coils..... you must change the elec
> tronics. This is a very specific/discrete platform
> . )))
> * Weight/Ergonomics: Very similar to F75/EQX/T2
> * One rechargeable battery. 1-1/3 length of a C-Ce
> ll. Diameter of a C-Cell. 6000mAh 3.7V. This is a
> 'off the shelf'......easy to access/buy......and Y
> OU can change it... in about 40-seconds. (Under th
> e armcup).
> * Full VDI ID ….. with a 60-point span.
> * A very real/correct All-Metal Mode. Disc Mode. I
> D Mode.
> * Iron span range is: -30 to 0. And for a very s
> pecific/discrete electronic platform rationale/jus
> tification. You DON'T want this changed.
> * Non-Ferrous span range is: 0-30.
> * In certain modes..... very responsive to high co
> * Inches deeper than Excal/CZ/Sov for coins and go
> ld rings..... in a wet-salt environment. ((( Almos
> t exactly parallels the performance of my 'tuned/t
> weaked' AquaStar-II..... in the wet-salt. . . . .
> but. . . . . with FULL ID capabilities. ))) Resona
> nt (great) for tiny gold rings, small, medium and
> large gold rings. This is where the depth advancem
> ents have taken place.
> * One of the paradigm-shifts: Ground Balance the u
> nit in the dry sand FIRST. ((( And in a different
> fashion: Hold coil about 10" above the ground. Pre
> ss and hold GB button. Lower the coil to about 1"
> off of ground. Release GB button. DONE. ))) Then.
> ..…… walk down to the wet-salt. . . and manually z
> eroize your local wet-salt content/volume. Now the
> detector … no longer even sees the wet-salt. It is
> not 'canceled'. It is not phase-shifted out. It is
> not Ground Balanced out. The high conductivity of
> the wet-salt is no longer seen. This is a fairly l
> arge dramatic departure from all other detectors.
> First time in history. A paradigm-shift.
> * This unit targets beach hunters.... and relic hu
> nters in bad dirt. This unit loses depth/performan
> ce in bad dirt …but at a SLOWER rate than other un
> its. It 'holds on' to good target ID's at deeper d
> epths.... in bad dirt..... at a better depth/ID ra
> te than other units.
> * Trying to keep the cost below the CTX-3030 MSRP.
> If we don't market/advertise it..... the cost may
> be around $1600..... or slightly lower. The intent
> may be to sell the unit on this web-site (forum) o
> nly/exclusively. That way..... we can circumvent a
> dvertisement costs (which can be very expensive).
> * For the most-part: K.I.S.S. theory has been empl
> * Heavy gauge carbon fiber.
> More details to follow...… possibly.
By Steve Herschbach
There is a nice write up with lots of photos just posted by one of the Nokta Anfibio prototype testers. There is mention made of the Nokta Anfibio Multi Cache Mode, called Treasure Mode in the review. There are other tidbits also. Check it out at http://hobby-detecting.com/nokta-anfibio-our-review-of-the-new-detector-tips-thoughts-experience-finds/
Looks like an Impact in a Kruzer case:
Nokta Anfibio waterproof metal detector
Warranty : 2 Year Limited Total Weight : 4 lbs (1.81437 kgs) Operating Frequencies : 5kHz / 14kHz / 20kHz IP68 Rating : Up to 16.4' (5 meters) Waterproof! Design : Telescopic Shaft, Slideable Armrest & Backlit Keypad Search Modes : 9 (Gen / 2 Tone / 3 Tone / 4 Tone / Beach / Deep / Etc.) Battery : 3700mAh Lithium Polymer; Offers up to 19 Hours of Operation Advanced Beach Mode : Very Stable Operation in Dry Sand, Wet Sand and Underwater E.U.D (Extra Underground Depth) Function : Detect Certain Metals Masked by Ground Conditions and / or at Fringe Depths Factory Included Accessories:
2.4 GHz Wireless Headphones - Green Edition AC Charger USB Cable Coil Cover
Ultra lightweight FROM DEPAR!
DPR6000 is a high-tech metal detector capable of exceptional performance. The DPR 600 has been designed and manufactured in France to give you the ultimate Gold Prospecting experience.
The DPR 600 is innovative in terms of metal detector design as it offers an unique system based on different elements communicating via a digital radio link. In this new design the coil, remote control have each been made independent through the integration of very compact, high-capacity lithium batteries.
An ultra-miniature electronic circuit, incorporated in the search coil, digitises and analyses the signals. Data is then sent to the remote control in real time via a digital radio link. With this method, the signal is processed at source and not conveyed via a wire link, which greatly improves data quality.
Incorporating components from leading-edge technologies such as scientific instrumentation has enabled us to produce a powerful, rapid, lightweight, compact and fully controllable digital detector.
Whether you are an experienced user or a beginner, The DPR 600 lets you decide whether or not to modify any of its settings. Powerful pre-configured factory programs enable all users to get started immediately, while expert detectorists can choose more advanced parameters via the intuitive interface.
Seems like it would be good, I've never heard of it or anything about the detector, made in France