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About Dan(NM)

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    Equinox 800
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  1. I'm looking for a dead Explorer S, XS or EX2. I do not need the battery, rods, arm cuff or coil, just the housing unit, thanks. You can e-mail me at drc59@yahoo.com or text me at 575-921-6511, my zip is 78645 to calculate shipping.
  2. I was going to hip mount it, but, I like having the meter directly in front of me. The chesty mount holds it nice and secure.
  3. Since I'm down and out with a broken ankle for a few weeks and have plenty of time on my hands. I decided to do a EX2 chest mount mod that I saw on You-Tube by IDX Monster, thank you sir for paving the way!! I have a bum shoulder that needs to be rebuilt next year, I needed to adapt my machine to extend my hunting time until then. I used a Teknetics S-rod for the stock 11" coil and a White's MX5 S-rod for the 8" coil. I'll be using a Go-Pro chesty to mount the control head and I bought a 3' extension cable to connect the control to the coil. I cut the battery housing from the handle, but, I have a more compact and lighter battery pack on the way. I ordered a 1/4" stereo headphone jack from Amazon and will run my phone cord under my shirt to keep it from getting in the way. This set-up is as light as feather to swing and I can't wait to heal up and take it on it's maiden voyage.
  4. Thanks phrunt....I'm going to try and chest mount an Explorer II and need a lead to plug into the charge port on the battery to power the unit.
  5. Dean Ricker has screen covers available for the Simplex. I've been using his covers for quite some time, excellent quality. I paid $25 shipped. Here is Dean's e-mail addy where he can be contacted..... rickerskpd@cableone.net
  6. This is a quote from Dilek from a facebook page "Our first shipment to USA left on October 26th as promised and landed in the USA on Sunday or Monday, followed by 2 others that are landing in the USA tomorrow. Due to the high demand for the product, we are trying to allocate product in the most fair way we can. We are planning to ship All pre-orders GLOBALLY within November. All the remaining USA orders that we received so far will ship the week of November 18th. As we are not privy to any dealer or end user orders, we do not know which customer will get their units in the first 3 shipments that have already been sent to USA. Please note that the demand for the product has exceeded the initial forecasts that were provided by distributors around the world. We have already increased our production capacity and we are hoping to go back to our regular lead times after all the pre-orders have been shipped. Hope this helps and puts an end to all rumours or misinformation that I see on different groups. Should you have any other questions, please feel free to ask me directly as the information will be accurate and honest! Best Regards,"
  7. I just moved back to my home state of Texas, Lago Vista, to be exact. I'm 20 minutes from Leander, 40 from Georgetown, 30 from Marble Falls. I've been hunting on and off for 30 years now. My interests are old coin, relics, shallow water hunting. I'd drive 2 hours one way to hunt if need be, thanks.
  8. Thanks Steve, For a place that everyone had given up on, we have taken a vast amount of relics outta here in the 7 months. I'll miss it for sure, that is until I find a similar place in Texas 🙂
  9. After 20 years of hunting in southern NM, it's time for a new adventure in Central Texas. I met up with a couple of fellow hunters, Jimmy from NM and Phil from Az for one last relic hunt. It was a pleasure to meet Phil(Bergie), he is one on the nicest guys you'd want to meet and hunt with. Jimmy and I have been hunting together for the last 5 years and I couldn't have asked for a better friend and hunting partner. Turned out to be a great day to hunt, the weather was perfect and the targets were plenty. Everyone scored some nice buttons and relics, I couldn't have asked for a better way to close out my hunting days here in the southwest. I did manage to find a couple of my favorites buttons, a Dragoon and a Kepi along with the usual pre-civil war relics, bullets, percussion caps, epaulette piece and some small buck and ball lead. Jimmy unfortunately had to head out a bit early to tend to some family stuff. I'm sure he and Phil will post their finds later. The last picture is what I found after Jimmy headed home, the copper coin is from the mid 1800's, it's a Mexican copper 1/4 reale, we have found 8-9 at this location. My settings Park - 1 Sens - 24 F2 - 0 Recovery - 3 2- tones No disc Tone break set from -9 to +8 Thanks for looking!!
  10. I figured out how to access the new FE feature. Go to the iron bias setting, push accept/reject button(far right) Once there you can adjust the settings from 0-9 , what that does I cannot tell you 🙂
  11. https://www.minelab.com/usa/equinox-software-update-2-0 Minelab Software Upgrade Instructions pdf EQUINOX SOFTWARE UPDATE 2.0 At Minelab, we get your passion. And like you, we never leave any stone unturned. It’s that same grit and determination that drives us to make every product and every innovation just that much better. WHAT IS NEW? Difficult ferrous targets — the common enemy for all detectorists. That is until EQUINOX. Hit the download on our EQUINOX update to make those pesky bottle caps, rusty nails and other falsing targets a thing of the past. Fire up the Minelab Update Utility and you’re on your way. It’s simple. You’ll experience the enhanced Iron Bias feature, improved EQUINOX 600 backlight and much more. Improved Iron Bias Iron Bias has been enhanced with the addition of a new Iron Bias settings profile. The original EQUINOX Iron Bias 'FE' settings will still be available, but there is now the option to switch to the new Iron Bias 'F2' settings, which have an improved capability to reject a much wider range of difficult iron targets, including bottle caps. EQUINOX 600 Backlight Brightness The EQUINOX 600 now has the ability to adjust the backlight brightness to an additional 'Low' setting that matches the minimum setting on the EQUINOX 800. This 'Low' brightness is ideal for detecting at night and in low light conditions. MINELAB UPDATE UTILITY (MUU) DETAILS Minimum System Requirements: USB 2.0 port EQUINOX USB Charging Cable with Magnetic Connector Windows 10: 50 MB of hard drive space 20 MB of RAM MAC OS: Greater than 10.13 High Sierra 50 MB of hard drive space 30 MB of RAM Note: Only one EQUINOX can be connected to your computer during the update operation. The EQUINOX must be ON during the software update. Any custom detector settings will be preserved while performing the update. An internet connection is required to download the Minelab Update Utility to the computer, however, an internet connection is not required to update the EQUINOX and this can be done offline. The EQUINOX coil must be connected to perform the update. Important: Do not turn off or disconnect the EQUINOX during the update process. Version displayed after the update is 2.1.12 How To Rollback Equinox To Previous Software Version Click on image below for larger version...
  12. If you plan on prospecting for gold, you might as well forget the CTX, it'll be useless. Honestly, if I were prospecting for gold and that was my main focus, I would get a pulse induction machine. If you don't want to spend that kind of money then I would definitely get the Equinox.
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