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  1. Hi Knomad re ( only 1/2 inch long magnets with the hole and plan on stacking them) I can only get magnets with a hole around 1 inch by 1/4 thick in Oz ( Or 1 inch magnet without the mounting Hole) Appreciate your source if possible, otherwise will look at stacking also. Thanks Peter
  2. I realised ML had their own patented Wifi Transmiiters ( in their detectors) and Receivers but did not appreciate that the Wi-Stream Protocol was proprietary as well. As one WiFi 2,4Ghz Transmitter on the market uses a 34 channel frequency hopping transmission to get crystal clear audio. Ml could use different Frequencies, any number of Channel hops with variable timing for there proprietary hand shake. Just a pity there is not an ML option of a WM08 Transmitter.
  3. Hi Am, I realise that a transmitter is built into the Nox, just wondered if someone has come across a Wifi unit that would hand shake with the WM08.
  4. My question is not a substitute for the WM08 , what I would like to do its match it with a non ML Transmitter, is anything available? Background: Wifes 2300 did not come with Bluetooth Headphones like the Nox or a better, the Z's WM12 speaker with Headphone jack. I have set up an ebay Bluetooth Transmitter on the 2300 and a ebay Bluetooth receiver connected to the dealer supplied amplifier carried in her back pack to drive a speaker on her shoulder. The Transmitter and Receiver are the Bluetooth V2.1 + EDR which I understand is faster with less latency that the Bluetooth V4 or V5 but use more power than the V4 or V5 versions, so am not sure whether a charge on these small units will last a day. So am wondering if anybody has come across a transmitter than will drive the WMO8 so can use it on the 2300 ( ie with a longer detecting use) My Transmitter and receiver is similar to the item below https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Mini-3-5MM-Bluetooth-Transmitter-Stereo-Audio-Music-Adapter-For-TV-Phone-PC-AU/264413046661?_trkparms=aid%3D1110001%26algo%3DSPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20190606144518%26meid%3D633c1a5c76af41c7ad83ca088d9075bc%26pid%3D101072%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D303247817326%26itm%3D264413046661%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2546172&_trksid=p2546172.c101072.m2109 Peter
  5. A bit similar but not club orientated a town in WA Oz has purchased a lease to have tourists get interested in gold detecting and stay longer in their town. Probably the first town in Oz to do this. https://www.farmweekly.com.au/story/6371824/gold-rush-lures-new-prospectors/
  6. Hi again SM2049 I am a Minelab Nox ( Z,2300,4500)Devotee, but a friend of mine is pro this range of detectors, to me this brand and other competition helps keep Minelab on their toes. You may not have come across this Youtube Vid. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eye3SsZLYwc
  7. Hi SM2049 Since the Early 70's I have updated my Gold Detectors with new Minelab units roughly every 3 or 4 years, Ditto SWMBO, coin machines similar as I wanted to get a coin detector that could be used on the beach/parks etc and in mineralised ground in the gold fields, I'm over 65 and think that the GPZ will see me out along with the Nox 800. Recently the Nox found some very old coins in trashy mineralised ground in the Victoria OZ goldfields. To me if you purchase a detector you have mentioned above sooner or later you will consider/purchase a Nox800 and this route may be more costly, but less painfull, and you may also wonder if you had purchased a Nox would you be finding more gold. I appreciate your situation as years ago, I met a female new to detecting who purchased a Minelab 4500 Gold detector ( $4400Aud) as her first detector something that I do not think I would do. Below is a GM and Nox Comparison, I do not know these operators or the location in Victoria but to me the Nox seems better value. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITSYb4Tts_8
  8. Thanks JP Re (try using Sensitivity 9, Audio Smoothing OFF, Ground Balance Semi-Auto, Threshold 27, Volume 12 for WM12 My settings which I will change to yours above were : Sensitivity 17, Audio Smoothing OFF, Ground Balance Semi-Auto, Threshold 22, Volume 8 for WM12 with SP01 at 7.5 ( I think if the volume on the Z goes to 12 for the WM12, the vol on the Sp01 could come down to 5 maybe) Peter
  9. Currently using an SP01 and matching twin Speakers, volume on the Z is 8 volume on Sp01 around 7.5 if not using the Sp01 Volume on the Z is 11, with these settings and my hearing am not sure am getting the benefit of the Sp01, so as above would appreciate comments on twin WM12's ( Speakers are high on the Z Harness along with the WM12, the SP01 in the Z Harness backpack) Will look at setting up the SP01 and the Twin Speakers on Margaret's 2300 with a Transmitter/Receiver driving the Sp01. Thanks Peter
  10. Re (the Swing Arm off of a GPZ-7000. I sell so many of those and if you swing an SDC-2300, the Swing Arm is a must.) Yes But its a mindset change as well, SWMBO'ed never used a swing arm on her 4500 or previous detectors, so it was a sell job. now its always in use.
  11. Re ( I wouldn't understand the location no matter what he said. It surely would include a location which would say 'over next to the tree!') Years ago got talking to a Fem at a Caravan Park Laundry,she told me about a Patch that had been recently found out from Yandal WA (Oz) said I intended going there later, she said she had been talking to the finder and he was prepared to mark the spot on a Tographical Map as he was going home. Anyway she got the spot marked on the map and she/partner, me/wife left the next morning on the 60++mile drive over mainly dirt roads/tracks finally found the place in a real sandy area, no way was this the place of the patch. Next day grided the tracks in likely areas and found the patch, but so had a number of others, there was some controversy about someone clearing the area illegally so we left to detect elsewhere. So for me, Klunker can keep his location... near a tree or whatever. Peter
  12. Norvic, I mounted ours on the Drivers side as well, Did not use the supplied mounting brackets but made my own, since I have an 80watt Solar panel on the front of the roof with fittings for a Broom stick mobile phone aerial and CB Aerial. At the rear of the roof a steel fitting to mount a 16inch wheel and AT Tyre. ( Go Bush with 3 spares) The Solar panel charges the aux Battery which charges the detector batteries when camping in the bush and we are not driving around. Between the Solar Panel and the Tyre Mount I have a surfboard rack/tube inside a pool noodle and a similar one in the front of the solar panel so I can load the Kayak onto the roof when needed.
  13. We go gold detecting some/all day in the bush whether it be in Vic or WA ( Oz) away from our 21'6" caravan, and for my other half, a fem with her 65th birthday just a memory, this can have some inconveniences and little privacy. On our recent trip to Tassie ( Bottom State underneath the Oz Mainland) came across a campervan whereby the young couple had mounted a Kickass Shower/loo tent on the side of their Campervan. I have mounted similar on the side of our Landcruiser. I will bring the small porta potty from our 1/2 cabin boat to do the job. Did the Install just prior to the lockdown, ( cannot travel to Vic or WA) so have not used it yet. If you have a 4x4 and detect with a fem or if your Campervan is not fitted out with an inside shower/loo this item may be worth thinking about. Peter
  14. Good One Klunker, I have probably walked away from similar after digging so much rubbish. Talking to acquaintances some years ago while driving thru the bush, we came across them detecting, they had picked up 32 Ozs from a big rubbish area.
  15. Never seen an Oz Gold Detector Operator carrying a Shovel, always a pick and mostly long handle ones. Probably because the ground is not soft like in the vid. Surprised the gold found in the vid was not deeper, because of the soft ground.
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