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  1. Agree with Dave. Right handed and always had the WM12 on the the R) side shoulder strap of the camelbak and it worked fine. Left side of the body was no good. Pellets and gold. I always found the pellets had a very consistent and โ€˜roundโ€™ sound. Small gold I felt was a similar noise but with a โ€˜crackleโ€™. Very rarely tricked between both those noises but it did happen once that I remember. Always dug everything but tried to guess what it was first. Good job on the gold ๐Ÿ‘
  2. Good work Mitchel. I think if you are swinging over old ground that had given up everything and you start finding new targets then that is a win. Just a shame some weren't yellow. Better luck next time ๐Ÿ‘
  3. Come on now Reg, thatโ€™s taking it a bit far. What did my local astrologist ever do to you? ๐Ÿ™ƒ
  4. I'm glad JR answered before I got time to. I think his short reply about the amount of fuel around was simple and sufficient. The answer to 'why' these fires have been so bad has been very much politicised and social media has been rampant with rubbish about 'who's fault it is'. I'm surprised Mr Trump hasn't been blamed for them - it seems just about everyone else has! ๐Ÿ˜‚ No need to say any more as someone will take my words and politicise it and thankfully the Forum Warden doesn't like that humbug ๐Ÿ˜‰ JR - nice to hear you are reasonably OK. May the rain falls be with you!
  5. I am definitely a glass half full person. An optimist will tell you the glass is half full. A pessimist will tell you the glass is half empty. An engineer will tell you the glass is twice as big as is obviously required.
  6. Been a few days since we heard from you JR. All well up there? Youโ€™ve got some decent rain coming ๐Ÿ‘
  7. ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜ Won't that be a glorious day!! Prospected all day yesterday. Dry panned, detected, searched high and low on some private property - it was a zilch day. Which means I am 1 day closer to a great day ๐Ÿคž
  8. Thanks Pat. Phrunt had also directed me to an aegpf thread where you had outlined what the issue was. I thought the batteries of the SPO1 would โ€˜driveโ€™ the external speakers. But it is an audio not a power issue. Best I stick with nursing, technology is not my forte ๐Ÿคฃ
  9. I knew you would know the technical bit ๐Ÿ˜‰ So even downstream of the Quest system the โ€˜output level of the QEDโ€™ is still a factor? Bummer!
  10. Thanks PT. Interesting that there is a difference between pre or post. There is something about the QED and the SPO1 that they donโ€™t play well together direct plugged. They have different output frequencies or ohms or something. Changing the QED to suit the SPO1 would mean the QED then wouldnโ€™t work for other headphones. Howard and Pat might have a beer and a collective think about it one day ๐Ÿ˜‰
  11. Hi Phrunt, Could you outline how you have the QED, SPO1, Quest wireless unit and the speakers/headphones set up and won't work? Is the SPO1 plugged directly into the QED? I know from PM's we have had that you have tried different cables and things like that plugged into the QED. Pat (SteelPhase) if you happen to read this do you know why the sequence below won't work? If it was set-up with the: - QED. - Quest wireless sender unit plugged into the QED. - Quest wireless receiver unit on your person. - SPO1 plugged into the Quest receiver. - a speaker or headphones plugged in to the SPO1. (the SPO1's power source drives the speakers, yes?). I have zero technical knowledge so please bear with me. I just wondered if you put the SPO1 on the downstream side of the Quest rather than the upstream side then the signal will no longer be limited to the constraints of the QED internals, the differences with the SPO1 and GPX leads that cut amplifiers and all that other stuff. Or is this how you are running it Phrunt? I'm sure there is a very good technical reason why this won't work ๐Ÿ™ˆ ๐Ÿคช Cheers, NE.
  12. Amazing, amazing, amazing photos. Thanks for sharing. Cripes they did some work back in the day.
  13. My youngest lad may have just made the decision not to play footy this year, which would free up my entire autumn, winter, spring! Might finally get a chance to get across and have a play with an x-coil ๐Ÿ‘
  14. Maybe stack it in the cattle yards? Will camels come in and help themselves to hay or is it not really on their menu? Bloody nice of people to donate the hay. And some choccies, socks, jam and honey - bonus!! ๐Ÿ˜‰
  15. I tried the "I'm a big bloke, I don't need a harness" thing when I first got the Z. After about 6 months I thought I would try the harness it comes with. Hated it. Hot, restrictive, cumbersome. Tried a HipStick and although it worked fine whilst detecting I found it annoying when digging and it being 'just there'. (Sorry JP). I ended up doing just what Steve H had shown somewhere on the forum. A camel back type harness without the water bladder in it (very light and hardly know it was on) with the bungy hooked over a small D clip near the R) shoulder. Also attached the WM12, the B&Z booster and the speaker to the straps and ran the cables into the pack to keep them out of the way. Worked a treat and would never use a large detector again without a bungy set-up of some description. I have been looking at this (below) for when I use the 20" NF coil on the QED. I think this just looks so simple and effective and not restrictive in the slightest. Coupled with the 'Amazing Qweegle' from Doc it looks a winner. Photo is obviously courtesy of Rob's detectors - hope it is OK to post it here. Steve please remove if not ๐Ÿ‘ https://www.robsdetectors.com/swingy-thingy/ Phrunt, that thing in the pic is upside down which I am sure is just the picture and you know that. The 2 hooks hook up to something on each shoulder and the bungy cord hooks over the dangly strap thing. The weird looking things with the plastic screws I am guessing are the J struts? Here is a good YouTube vid of a bloke in WA showing how to set it up.
  16. Awesome news JR. Now when you are across this way to find all that gold we need to catch up and have a beer ๐Ÿ‘
  17. That second pic is a nice one Steve ๐Ÿ‘ What would be nice for everyone is if you could buy an Equinox rod, arm cup and control box without any coil. And then select from 4 or 5 compatible coils that will best suit your needs. If I had the large Monster coil available as a Nox coil the original 11โ€ coil supplied would sit idle in the cupboard. Imagine the number of Commander Mono and DD GPX coils sitting unused in peopleโ€™s cupboards. Should be optional rather than obligatory. Seems wasteful.
  18. Youโ€™re maybe about to get a decent downpour JR? Some good red, yellow and black patches on the radar ๐Ÿ‘
  19. Could be very true Jeff. Maybe we arenโ€™t as special as I hoped we were ๐Ÿ˜‚
  20. Dave, that is a cracking offer and thanks. However, the โ€˜what would I compare it toโ€™ is the issue. A Sadie, a Detech 11โ€ Ultra Sensing and a NF 20โ€ Advantage are my 3 coils and really they cover everything I need at present. And I donโ€™t even know anyone locally with comparable coils to the x-coil 15x10. It would be comparing apples with oranges so no real point unfortunately. Getting it back to you wouldnโ€™t be an issue. I will make some enquires and if things change Iโ€™ll let you know ๐Ÿ‘
  21. If someone sends me an x-coil I would gladly test it on the QED ๐Ÿ˜ I promise I'll send it back! If you were to go with the 15" X 10" x-coil you could possibly forego the 14" Coiltek and replace it with a 20" spoked Nugget Finder? Being an older style bundle wound coil it should handle the ground better whilst also giving you a big foot print for patch finding, good depth and it runs nicely on a QED. It is also surprisingly light and well weighted on the QED for its size. Between your 11" Detech and a 15" x 10" x-coil I'm not sure that the Coiltek would be filling much of a gap? Just my thoughts ๐Ÿ˜‰
  22. No point starting a whole new thread for 1 pic of some gold - hope it is alright to attach it to the end of this thread JP? Found with an Equinox 800 in Gold Mode 1 in amongst some trash next to a relatively large old timers hole. Essentially right on top and an easily found target but I honestly probably wouldn't have found it without a VLF. So much trash around I doubt that I would've persevered with a PI. Smack on 1 gram ๐Ÿ™‚
  23. I thought it was a direct sunlight viewable display - maybe I am thinking of the Equinox? I thought if you actually directed it straight at the sun it was easier to see? Yep, very straight forward ๐Ÿ‘ Makes a massive difference to weight control and coil control. Loved the audio. So much better than the QED. ๐Ÿ˜Š That's all that matters.
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