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  1. Anybody tried these yet? Looks like a good device. When installing over unbroken coil ears would the coil ear stiffener be glued to the top of the coil and to the ears or just dry fitted? If glued, what glue would be best for the 3D printed plastic?
  2. Same experience here. I hunt with a friend who also has an 800 and we've had no problems at 6 feet or less and when double checking each others targets. We do noise cancel. I also hunt with my brother who has an ATPro and we don't have problems.
  3. Helped find a friend's 14K gold band today. Solid 12 in Park 1. My 14K white gold band rings up a solid 11 in Park 1.
  4. Good preliminary test, Calabash. I didn't notice in the video if you had AM turned on. Reason for mentioning is I didn't hear any iron tone with the dime surrounded by square nails. I did some testing last week to see what F2 would do using coins, bottle caps and square nails with AM turned on and running through all F2 0-9 settings and saw changes from solid target tones to target tones with iron to all iron tones depending on the targets used. I tested in Park 1 with Recovery Speed of 3 for no real reason. I agree, there is definitely a trade off as the F2 settings are adjusted. Soil condition, target conditions and depth will influence test results and one should expect different setting requirements for different locations, etc. While I don't think there is a one size fits all F2 setting for all detect modes, targets and conditions I did find the higher F2 settings tended to accent the iron when the non-ferrous target was near rusty bottle caps or rusty square nails while lessening or eliminating the non-ferrous target tones. Translation: you could miss good targets in iron when running F2 at the high settings. In my local hunting conditions I found the F2 2 to F2 6 range produced the best results for relic and park type sites. I'd probably go with a 3 or 4 setting to start and make adjustments as needed at each location. Your results may / will vary. I've read the goal of the new F2 firmware was to help in identifying bottle caps so we don't waste time digging them. It works. I typically found bottle caps in the 14 to 18 TID range. Silver ring range. Here's what my testing produced using only a rusty bottle cap by itself: F2 0 to F2 3, TID=16, good non-ferrous tone, no iron tone F2 4, TID=16, non-ferrous tone breaking up with hint of iron tone F2 5, TID -5, almost no non-ferrous tone with strong iron grunt F2 6, TID -5, even less non-ferrous tone with strong iron grunt F2 7 to F2 9, TID -5, no non-ferrous tone, strong iron grunt
  5. Freak, I agree with you on your technique for schools, parks, etc. I never use my Leshe shovel and only use the Lesch digging trowel. I can usually narrow the target to a 3” to 4” diameter area by swinging at 90 degree angles and using the Nox pinpointer at 90 degree angles. If there's any question about target location on deeper targets I shove the digging tool into the ground at an angle to make a cut and then insert my Garrett carrot in the cut and “lever” it left and right to narrow in on the target. I can usually dig a plug about the diameter of a baseball or big enough for my hand to extract the target. I use a small towel for piling extracted dirt which makes refilling the hole a quick job. The extraction site looks clean and untouched when I walk away. This is SOP for most park hunters. I avoid actively used sports fields, as can be determined by freshly limed field lines, and wait until that sports season has ended. I usually speak with parks and recreation people to get their blessing for detecting and explain the extraction method and usually get the green light to detect. I've never been harassed by anyone passing by, but if that happened I'd try to show them how I extract and clean up if they'll listen. Avoiding detecting parks on weekends when there are a lot of people visiting should minimize harassment from passers by. Schools are, obviously, best detected on weekends. I live in a rural state. Detecting in urban areas is probably more of a challenge.
  6. Tom's link: https://www.dankowskidetectors.com/discussions/read.php?2,166825,page=6 scan down the page to around Sept. 25 posting.
  7. YouTube video showing F2 from Slow n Low: I'm doubting F2 is going to do much of anything for iron that sounds off as iron in the first place (nails). It appears the value of F2 is in helping to differentiate targets containing iron that sound like good targets (crown caps) from actual good targets.
  8. Finally had a chance to try out the new firmware today in my yard where there is an abundance of old roofing nails. Tried FE and F2 both set at 6 and AM and Park 1 in nails and found no difference between the two. Tried raising F2 to 9 and still no difference. Rain is supposed to start very soon so more testing at some cellar hole sites will have to wait until tomorrow.
  9. Why the lower IB settings? Did you try the default F2 setting of 6? Were you in All Metal mode? Why not compare FE 6 to F2 6 settings?
  10. Some quick Iron Bias info from the updated manual to get started: Only available in Multi, Iron Bias FE and Iron Bias F2 profiles are independent (ie. choose one or the other), Iron Bias F2 is best used in All Metal mode, default setting for F2 is 6 (for 800 / 2 for 600) in all detect modes. Use a quick press of the Accept/Reject to toggle between either Iron Bias mode.
  11. Updated EQX manual is out. Download from Minelab site. English version 4901-0249-5-EN: FE / F2 settings on page 52.
  12. Great tip, Simon. Will give it a shot. You'd think there would be a simple firmware fix for this though.
  13. Hopefully, if this isn't a hoax, the update will also fix the flakey button pinpointing where the sound sometimes doesn't come on and requires turning pinpointing off then back on again before it works. Yes, I do pinpoint with the coil method, but there are instances where the button pinpointer helps.
  14. Steel is probably not the best choice for those of us who venture into the water, especially saltwater. There must be a reasonably priced alternative to the stock cuff which is pretty fragile and offers the “legs” Simon is looking for.
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