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  1. Tnsharpshooter

    6" Coil On The Way!

    Look forward to your commentary on the coil Steve. I think it’s a modern trash PERFORMER !!!
  2. Tnsharpshooter

    Hello All

    Welcome to the forum John.
  3. http://xpmetaldetectors.com/telechargement/Instruction_manual/DEUS_MANUAL_UK_V5_2018.pdf
  4. Someone has posted they have a bud who has synched “ their word” with Nox with no ML 80 wireless headphones. Is this possible? And this person who posted can’t seem to get his to do like his buds Nox, hence he thinks he has a problem. I have not fooled with Nox and iPhones. Cell phone service unavailable in many spots in my area.
  5. Tnsharpshooter

    Another Equinox Not Charging

    All the charge tiems I have reviewed posted by folks, yours is way outside the norm. Most charge less than 4 hours. Mine does too, like 3 hours 15 minutes. Make sure your charger doens’t have 2 rated charging jacks for current. Some have both a 2.1a and a 1amp port (s).
  6. More data. Note this pic. This ring the small ring used in tests earler here. This testing conducted on fresh water sanded beach. Oem wireless headphones used. All detect modes tested except for gold 2 mode. I buried this ring at different depths many times and the same depth many times in order to get what I thought was good solid data. Ring was buried moreso with opening upwards. This ring is small and is 10k. Best performing detect modes for depth. Park 2 and Gold 1 detect modes. At 10” deep both ofnthese modes give good solid signal and great ID of ring. Good runnners up were park 1 and field 1. Next best beach 1 Then field 2 Beach 2 lousy. Speeds of 4 and 5 yielded voth good tone and good ID at 10”depth using park 2 and gold 1 modes. I could almost get as good a signal using park 1 and field 1 if I keep speed slower but ID dodgy. With ring at 7.5”deep park 2 speed 6, sound like target practically on top of sand/ground. Strong. Beach 2, poor performer at depth, I would never use likely on freshwater beach period. Using gold 1 and comparing to park 2, signal stronger at 10” slightly vs park 2, by running down sens level and comparing. ID though when comparing gold 1 and park 2 ID on deep ring similar qualitty wise even though gold 1 signal stronger. I could hear 10”deep ring using gold 1and park 2, no ID present speed 7, speed 6 ID more hit and miss, level 5 ID gets solid. I did experiment with depths deeper than 10”. It seemed there was a small window like estimated 1/2” where Nox would yield nonferrous tone although weak, but ID in error or nonexistant. No detection at 12” with any mode. Some detection sporadic at 11” though. 10.5” detection was there but ID hit and miss, but was there, would read lower than rings actual airtest reading though. And chasing things that read 2,3 and 4, anyone who has used a Nox on saltwater beach or even land,,,,expect real small whatever made of aluminum or other low conductor.
  7. Tnsharpshooter

    Must See For All Nox Users...

    Good video Calabash!!!
  8. Tnsharpshooter

    How Reliable Are Negative & Positive Numbers?

    Fresh water sand very likely. Salt water sand, I can’t say one way or the other. I will say though, and I could be wrong, Beach modes both actually weighted a little lower freq wise vs park 2,hence this higher freq weighting may not be as good at separating ferrous and nonferrous. If I am wrong here someone please correct me as far as the weighting of beach modes.
  9. Tnsharpshooter

    Another Great Hunt For Older Coins

    Nice ones.
  10. Tnsharpshooter

    How Reliable Are Negative & Positive Numbers?

    Last example and my favorite. A US clad nickel laying beside a big nail. This nickel trying to detect sweeping direction wise down the nail’s barrel deemed DIFFICULT to detect situation. A lot of Detectors will struggle or not detect this nonferrous nickel as shown. An Equinox user can be fooled Sweeping down the barrel. They just might walk. So what do I see and hear here when sweeping. If I sweep this setup using AM I get loads of low tones with a blip and loads of negative ID with some positive. Sweeping with AM disengaged I get a blip of tone with a paoive ID. I used park 2 speed 7 iron bias 0 here. So if I sweep pretty fast I might just miss based on tone provided (maybe no tone). If I hear this blip of tone and sweep using AM, if I start massaging my coil sweep with shorter and shorter sweeps I can allow Equinox to cease reporting negative ID numbers and it will start reporting only positive. Takes a real small sweep side to side though. The 6”coil using speed 7 very laser beam acting. And naturally I can rotate 90 degrees and this nickel becomes a much less challenged nonferrous for detection. Remember though in the wild, a detectorist could be CUT OFF by other metals buried to prevent a detectorist from detecting squ this nickel in this less challenged scenario/sweep approach angle. There will never be a person Imo who will ever be able to be 100% certain on what’s under their coil exactly. Sure with time on detector they can up their odds of being correct more times a higher percentage. A wall likely will be reach where the only other way to be reasonably certain is to DIG.
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    How Reliable Are Negative & Positive Numbers?

    Another pic Object totally ferrous and has 2 holes. Sweeping left to right as shown using AM, both negative and positive numbers for ID provided. AM disengaged, all positive ID provided. If I rotate 90 degrees and sweep object, I get positive ID numbers using AM and also while AM is disengaged.
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    How Reliable Are Negative & Positive Numbers?

    Another pic. This object totally ferrous with a hole. Item reports all positives ID using AM as well as when AM is disengaged. Another item where using pinpoint can help expose. Remember here in this thread as far as these examples, I am talking really only about ID and behavior, not tone(s).
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    How Reliable Are Negative & Positive Numbers?

    Another pic. This item totally ferrous. Ruler in pic to show size. Using both AM and no AM ID provided all positive. Using AM though on average ID lower positives vs using no AM. This is one of those not things where pinpoint can help smoke out for size when buried. Should have a real strong pinpoint on this object.
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    How Reliable Are Negative & Positive Numbers?

    Here’s a pic. Excuse the shadow please. A US clad dime (reads 26 park 2 mode solo) and a nail. Sweeping down the barrel of nail and dime, using park 2 speed 6, iron bias 0. Sweeping with AM not engaged I get all positive numbers with 18 predominantly in the detector’s window for ID. If I engage AM button, I get -1 and -2 flashing in the meter on sweeps as well as some positive readings. I see 18 at times too. ID with AM engaged on the scenario in pic appears to be more windshield wiping Now if I rotate around 90 degrees and sweep both AM and AM not engaged behave more similarly with a more true airtest reading provided 24/25 in window when swept. So if I based my dig decision on having negative numbers (any) using AM sweeeping down the barrel of nail, and walked. I would have missed a higher conductive clad dime.
  15. Tnsharpshooter

    How Reliable Are Negative & Positive Numbers?

    I will post some pics with descriptions of how ID behaves as far as ID comparing AM vs no AM selected. Folks may find these helpful. Will be later today.
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    How Reliable Are Negative & Positive Numbers?

    Some good questions. Lots of variables involve obviously with in ground targets. A few things I have noticed about Equinox. I do hunt sites with lots of iron. It is my opinion based on experiences, ID provided (when sweeping targets. And doing this from multiple angles, the ID presented more accurate (gives higher percentage odds) if a user will NOT use AM (horseshoe button engaged). Why? Using AM over the same target scenarios in the wild, use of AM tends to put more negative numbers on the meter vs horseshoe disengaged. The challenged nonferrrous targets challenged by ferrous I have recovered give some sort of positive numbers from some angle. Some negative sometimes but not much. Use of Gold mode 1 is good to check targets and watch ID tendencies. Gotta watch your GB using though. Also of special note here. Just because you hear iron tone tinge on both or either side of nonferrous tone when horseshoe button engaged, does NOT necessarily mean ferrous is indeed present. Almost like the orientation, mineral, corrosion of target, Nox senses this change and conducive info picked up throws Nox into giving iron tone. Happened to me too many times. Had a gent today tell me it happened to him too. Tone behavior is something to listen to. With same/similar coil sweeps does it repeat on sweeps or change. Can apply this with ID given too. Checking target using single freq. This can help too. I get very suspicous if targrt vanishes when checking with all single freqs. Especially in sites hard hunted but produced in the past. Pinpoint function can help. Use pinpoint to listen to actual strength of signal. Weaker ones are the ones to be more suspicious of. And nice tight weak pinpoint are what I really like to see. Broad pinpoint signals I find to be ferrous high percentage off time. User must develop their own regiment for dig/no dig decisons What I talk about above is part of mine. Do I stray away from my regiment? Certainly. When I am not finding much. The most dangerous(pun) detectorist in my book is one who is not finding much. Then they start taking chances and hence make a nice find. And just might learn a thing or 2. Hope this helps. Remember no absolutes.
  17. Since I have comparison detector data here I will put here in this sub-forum. Finally received my coil. Will post a few pics of actual coil. Coil cover installed in all pics here. Purchaser does get coil bolt/nut along with washers you see.
  18. Tnsharpshooter

    Minelab Equinox 6” Coil Commentary

    A couple pics here. The pic above there is actually a clad dime in behind the nickel. You’ll have to take my word for it. And the dime is resting on the step, meaning nickel height greater than dime. Next pic is where I push the boards together before I test. USing multifreq park and field modes ID presented is 13/14 on sweeps. Using 5khz single freq I get 24/25 on sweeps, with higher coil height 24 the predominate ID given. Clad dime swept solo in pic with 5 khz reads 26. What about the mighty Etrac wearing 6”coil, deep off fast on? A good signal with 30-31 for conductive number on sweeps. Another pic. Replace nickel with pull ring. Dime is in behind ring grounded. Will push the boards together and sweep. Using multi freqs all Park and field modes I get a 14/15 ID in the meter. Using 5 kHz I get 21/22 ID on near sweeps and even at coil height. Mighty Etrac gives a hard 25 hard conductive number on sweeps. Some other combos tested on edge and grounded. Quarter and nickel. Etrac not fooled here, gives 48 conductive. Nox not fooled either using multi freq or 5 kHz. Quarter sandwiches beteween 2 nickels. Etrac gives dime ID. Nox gives dime ID 25/26=using park 2 multi (only one I checked) and 5khz gives quarter ID of 30.
  19. Vs using they what they did for the Hf coils. I have yet to experience any problems in this area using either of my Hf coils. The power wires though leading between battery and coil are exposed somewhat and does get flexed it seems when adjusting coil on rod by swiveling. https://md-hunter.com/warning-to-xp-deus-hf-owners-important/ Here are 2 pics of my actual coils. First is a pic of the Hf coil lower rod with elliptical coil attached. Note the possible structural integrity compromise vs this next pic. THe last pic here is a pic of original lower rod design for LF coils with 11”dd coil attached.
  20. http://www.dankowskidetectors.com/discussions/read.php?2,149502 This data below was posted by same gent who responded above on Apr 22 2018. LE.JAG Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Hello, > > some news on Fisher Manta > after using, the most powerful pulsepower > deepstar, SSV3, Aquastar, Goldscan 5c > > I can tell you that Fisher Manta is deeper > and more sensitive with its 7us delay > > the total weight should not exceed 1.5 kg > the Fisher team is currently working on the mechan > ical part > new box, cane, new coil.... > > the high sensitivity of the 7us requires materials > accordingly > solid disc with specific resin > winding and shielding of very high quality > high-end cable also for shielding .... > > all this add to a waterproof version > requires more time for mass production than a conv > entional detector > > once the mechanical part is fully operational > the first pre-series will not be long > and here I guarantee you the greatest depth > that you will never have seen on a ring at the be > ach > > if you hunt in the hard, look for a very solid gam > ate !!!! (:P) > > will follow the Terra version for the nugget > and this is just the beginning, Alexandre and the > research team > is already working on other technologies > who will revolutionize the world of gold diggers
  21. Tnsharpshooter

    Some Manta Tidbits

    You couldn’t find the quote I posted because it is in another link same forum...I’ll see if I can find it and post. Here it is. http://www.dankowskidetectors.com/discussions/read.php?2,145750,145800#msg-145800
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    Some Manta Tidbits

    I fixed the broken link.
  23. Tnsharpshooter

    Home Coming For Steve H.

    One way to judge a good leader and how things go in their absence.
  24. What about Nox and Etrac. How do they play together. Detectors are around 4ft apart formthe testing below. Etrac ran at 27 Manual sens and Nox at 24 sensitivity. 6 inch coils on both units. When i use the term unusable below, I am saying audio on one or both detectors imo based on what I hear, detector deemed unusable at the approx proximity of 4 ft. More distance between could cure some of the affects maybe. Now, here all I did was listen to Equinox wearing wireless headphones and etrac’s external speaker mainly to note any conflicts. And there are some it seems. I’ll check all modes and freqs on. Ox and post here. Here is a start. Channel 1 selected on Etrac Multi freq using using Nox every detect mode checked with Etrac at channel 1 manually selected. Nox channel -4 unusable, Nox tied up in knots. So it seems the same freq is used in each detect mode per channel maybe. Also while in park 1, both 5khz and 15 kHz and 40khz single frequency on Equinox is in direct conflict it seems with Etrac channel 1, with Equinox At channel 8. Etrac unusable. Park 2, Field 1and 2 checked all single freqs. Same affects as noted above with park 1. Other modes checked, same affects with freq selected and channel selected as noted above. Now switch Etrac to channel 2. Etrac unusable using multi frequency all detect modes while equinox in channels -9, -4, and 9. Single freq 5khz channel 2 Equinox renders Etrac unusable. Single freq 15khz used on Equinox renders Etrac unusable with Nox in channels 2and 9. Single freq 40khz channels 2 and 9 on Equinox renders Etrac unusable. Next channel 3 Etrac. Equinox multi freq used, channels -1, 0 and 9 make Etrac unusable. Channel 5 selected on Nox makes it unusable. 5khz selected on Nox channels -4 and -1 renders Etrac unusable. 10khz selected -4, -3 and 0 renders Etrac unusable. Channel 9 selected Nox unusable 15khz selected on Nox channels -4 and -1 renders Etrac unusable. Nox sounded ok on all channels. 20khz selected on Equinox channel -3 renders Etrac unusable. Nox sounded ok in all channels audio wise. 40khz selected on Nox, channels -3, 0 and 9 renders Etrac unusable. Nox sounded good on all channels audio wise. Etrac channel 4 selected Equinox in mulit frequency channels 6 and 8 renders Etrac unusable. Single freq 5khz and 10khz no serious conflicts heard either way with detectors. Single freq 15 kHz on Nox, channels -7 and 0 makes Etrac unusable, channel 0 makes Nox unusable Single freq 20kh selected on Nox, channel -2 makes Etrac unusable. Channel 0 makes both Nox and Etrac unusable. Single freq 40khz selected on Nox, channels -8 and 0 makes Etrac unusable, no serious conflicts noted with Nox (audio wise) Etrac channel 5 selected Equinox using Multi freq rendered unusable channels -7, 4,5 and 6. Etrac rendered unusable channels 8 and 9. 5khz selected on Equinox, channel -5 renders Etrac unusable. 10khz selected on Equinox channels -7, -5 and -3 renders Etrac unusable. Nox sounded ok, no serious conflicts heard audio wise. 15khz selected on Equinox, channels -5, -3, and -1 render Etrac unusable. Nox sounded good, no serious conflicts noted based on audio alone. 20khz selected on Equinox, channels -9 and -7 renders Etrac unusable. Nox sounded good on all channels. 40khz selected on Equinox, channel -7 rendered Etrac unusable. Nox sounded good all channels. Etrac channel 6 selected Multifreq selected on Equinox, channels -2 and -1 render Nox unusable Channels -8, -4 and 5 makes Etrac unusable. 5khz selected on Equinox channels -1 and 0 renders Etrac unusable. Nox sounded ok all channels. 10khz selected on Equinox, channels -1, 5 and 9 renders Etrac unusable. Nox sounded ok all channels. 15khz selected on Equinox, channel 7 rendered Etrac unusable. Nox sounded ok all channels. 20khz selected on Equinox, channel 0 rendered Etrac unusable Nox sounded good all channels. 40khz selected on Equinox, no serious conflicts noted either detector. Etrac channel 7 selected Multi freq selected on Equinox. Channels -8 and -7 render Nox unusable. Channels 1 and 3 make Etrac unusable. 5khz selected on Equinox, no serious conflicts noted either detector. 10khz selected on Equinox, channels -2 and 7 rendered Etrac unusable Nox sounded good all channels. 15khz selected on Equinox, channel 2 rendered Etrac unusable Nox sounded good all channels. 20khz selected on Equninox, channels 7 and 8 rendered Etrac unusable Nox sounded good all channels 40khz selected on Equinox, channel 1 rendered Equinox unusable, channel 6 rendered Etrac unusable. Etrac channel 8 selected Multi freq selected on Equinox, channels -9, -1 and 3 rendered Etrac unusable. Equinox sounds ok all channels. 5khz selected on Equinox, channels 6, 7 and 8 render Equinox unusable Channels 0 and 7 render Etrac unusable 10khz selected on Equinox, no serious conflicts noted 15khz selected on Equinox, channel 0 rendered Etrac unusable Nox sounded good all channels 20khz selected on Equinox, channels 2and 8 renders Etrac unusable Nox sounded ok all channels. 40 kHz selected on Equinox, channels 0 and 6 render Etrac unusable Equinox sounded ok all channels Etrac Channel 9 selected Multi freq selected on Equinox, channels -6, -3, 3 and 9 rendered Etrac unusable. Channel -3 rendered Equinox unusable. 5khz selected on Equinox, channels -1, 0 and 1 rendered Equinox unusable Channel 0 rendered Etrac unusable 10khz selected on Equinox, channels -3, 0, 7 and 9 rendered Etrac unusable Channel 0 rendered Equinox unusable 15khz selected on Equinox, channel 0 rendered by detectors unusable 20khz selected on Equinox, channels -3 and 9 rendered Etrac unusable Nox sounded ok all channels 40khz selected on Equinox, channel -3 rendered Etrac unusable Nox sounded ok all channels. Etrac channel 10 selected Multi freq selected on Equinox, channels 1, 4 and 9 render Etrac unusable Nox sounded ok all channels. 5khz selected on Equinox, channels -8 and -6 render Equinox unusable Channels -7, 6 and 7 render Etrac unusable 10khz selected on Equinox, channel -7 rendered Equinox unusable. Channel -6 rendered Etrac unusable. 15khz selected on Equinox, channel -7 rendered Equinox unusable Etrac sounded ok all channels 20khz selected on Equinox, no serious conflicts. Obed either detector. 40 kHz selected on Equinox, channels -6 and -1 rendered Etrac unusable Nox sounded ok all channels. Etrac channel 11 selected Multifreq selected on Equinox, channels -2, 2 and 5 render Etrac unusable Channel 4 rendered Equinox unusable 5khz selected on Equinox, channels -6, -2 and 9 render Etrac unusable Nox sounded ok all channels 10khz selected on Equinox, channel -3 rendered Etrac unusable Nox sounded ok all channels 15khz selected on Equinox, channels -6 and 5 rendered Etrac unusable Nox sounded ok all channels 20khz selected on Equinox, channel -9 rendered Etrac unusable Nox sounded ok channels 40khz selected on Equinox, channel -1 renders Equinox unusable Channels 2 and 3 renders Etrac unusable
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