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Everything posted by WesD

  1. What about using some faraday fabric tape to cover the control box? I wonder if it would be of any benefit on the 6, or is all the "noise" coming in through the coil.
  2. I thought the guys here were saying a noticeable improvement even with headphone connectivity? I know mine is bad, as headphone or speaker goes wonky when the coil is off angle, or if the detector is set on the ground.
  3. Now that you mention it, probably explains why I had had poor luck selling detectors here in the past. Thanks for the tip!
  4. Our local mountain dwelling tweakers prefer the Rottweilers. As you go up in elevation from the flatlands, the Pit bulls tend to grade into Rotts. Go figure
  5. They may want to make the breather vent a little larger! 😄 Kinda funny, considering Coiltek really went out of their way to hide the vent.
  6. Another technical word that gets thrown around is elluvial . Example- Nuggets found close to their vein source are usually jagged and angular, and are categorized as elluvial gold, or an elluvial placer
  7. Clay, That 100mil win was for for his Consumnes River, Sacramento county operation that got shut down. I remember reading it in our local news. I think on the Placerville Big Cut operation he was only fined a "small" amount in the end. That guy dont have to mine no more!
  8. Equinox 800 is pure joy after using a no disc PI. Set in Park 1 for your big coins and bump the iron disc up a little, and cherry pick away
  9. Sounds just like nugget hunting! Ive also called it the one out of ten rule.
  10. For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks... From the good Book
  11. Good example from a friend of mine, of a what a fresh "crater" looks like:
  12. I never noticed any airplane or helicopter induced emi, but windy days seem to really stir it up. This detector likes calm air.
  13. Something to consider if it wasn't mentioned already, if the property is in town, a residential area, you probably wont get much use out of any of the Minelabs mentioned, as the electrical interference will be too much.
  14. I doubt the share price is an indicator of what Minelab is doing when you consider how the rest of the stock market is also wiped out compared to a year ago. Tesla, other car manufactures, crypto, are all riding the same wave down
  15. Phrunt, I wouldnt worry too much about those little spider cracks unless the flying buttress ends snap off. Of course we dont want any cracks, but I have one of the first 6000 sold in the US and have been hard on the coil, and its still holding up, spider cracks and all. I imagine eventually the ear will snap off but you should get some use out of it. Just carry your spare coil, and enjoy the detector.
  16. Has anyone actually had or heard of the ear breaking off on these 6000s? I have the micro cracks on my coil, but just letting it ride for now. The area that cracks is a thin zone between the thicker buttress ends. Not sure why they would design it that way, but obviously it wasn't a good idea. I've always run the bolt very loose, so its not really an issue with that, but it sure could fast track the cracking by having it snugged tight.
  17. Looks like Paul's prediction is on track, as prices continue on the down trend...
  18. Sounds good, looking forward to hearing if your emi clears up. Like you said it is mainly location specific emi, and I've experience the same here in Nor Cal. Some areas good, some bad, and no rhyme or reason. Headphones dont clear up the emi on my detector, and I have just learned to deal with it over the past year. But it sure would be nice to have a smooth threshold tone, as I really enjoy the detector when its running right!
  19. Sounds plausible enough to me. I bet if the fix required a whole board change, Minelab would not be so willing to fix the issue. If its just a wire shielding thing, its relatively cheap to correct.
  20. J, I wonder if the "audio update" is the same hardware swap they are getting in Ozzie land, or is this something else?
  21. Thanks for the update Jason. Hopefully you have a good report back soon that the emi issues are resolved. We can hope. Looking forward to your post fix review.
  22. Maybe NF delayed their coil, as how can you ever properly make and test a coil, when the detector its attached to is suffering from so much emi instability?
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