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Randy Dee

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About Randy Dee

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    Durham, UK
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    At 76 Years Old
    Only Got Time For Metal Detecting.
    Licensed Ham Radio Operator When I Can Squeeze It In.
  • Gear Used:
    Minelab Equinox 800, Minelab CTX-3030, Minelab Etrac, Minelab Explorer Mk 2, Xp Deus, Makro Racer 2, Red Heat Mk2, Tesoro Gold Sabre Plus & 3 Very Early C-Scope BFO Machines.

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  1. Well done Richard plenty of finds there. Another good session with the Nox, stick with it.
  2. Here in the UK the internet broad band providers are using wireless microwave mini dish transmitters to provide broad band connection to remote farms, the dishes are mounted close to the main telephone lines on the main highway and I have been detecting on the fields close to the relay dish for many years but this spring time my Equinox and my mates Deus was going berserk and it was then that I noticed the newly installed microwave relay dish, we had to vacate the fields as the noise was unbearable, I later tried my CTX-3030 on the same fields and the noise was the same. .
  3. Welcome aboard me old pal it is always great to see some of the old timers posting with their masses of experience in this great hobby.
  4. As I have stated earlier in this thread I bought one of the first of this Nox telescopic rods and I can honestly say that mine has not given me the slightest problem in use, no wobbling no twisting absolutely nothing to give me concern and I use it twice a week for eight hour detecting sessions in corn stubble so I speak as I find, an excellent and good value bit of kit.
  5. I bought the very first one released to customers direct from my good friend Tony Hunt here in the UK, and in all honesty his Tele-Nox fully collapsible carbon shaft is a top notch bit of kit and worth every penny, when collapsed down will fit direct in a back pack.
  6. Richard you are 100% correct in what you say about the Vanquish being brought to the market to compete with and supersede the low end Garrett detectors with two models priced just as you say. The Vanquish to compete with the lower end detectors is much the same as what Minelab did when bringing out the Equinox to compete against the XP Deus. There was a recent Europian Minelab distributor meeting in the Netherlands where the Minelab Vanquish was the purpose of the meeting and general discussion and although all attendees were sworn to secrecy it looks like a few are singing like canaries.
  7. The idea of having longer battery life for the Equinox or for that matter any other metal detector for use here in the UK is because unlike the USA we have 3 & 4 day metal detecting rallies and at it for 8 -9 hours each day and most of the participants do not have any means of charging their batteries. Steve has been over here detecting in these events and will most likely appreciate the battery charging nightmare.
  8. For the guys looking for extra battery life for the Equinox, I have copied a post from the MLO forum where my good friend Tony Hunt here in the UK is financing the production of a new RNB double life lithium battery for the Equinox, see his comments below. He intends to ship this battery worldwide. ============================================================================= Extra battery life for the Equinox. There is something very exciting coming from RNB concerning extra battery life for the NOX guys. I cannot divulge too much at present but its imminent and will be available throughout the UK and Europe from myself at www.detecting-innovations.co.uk Think small and water resistant and double life lithium battery.
  9. Almost all Celtic and Bronze-age bronze artifacts found in the UK are found in excellent condition especially the Bronze-age axe and spearhead hoards. A few months back I posted an artifact of mine from the Celtic / Romano British period which is a Celtic Horse Harness Attachment. Here below is another of my Bronze-age finds it is a Socketed Spearhead which has not been finished or sharpened I found this along with the bronze ingot which had been previously attached to the spearhead, both found together.
  10. Bronze as in the " it is a 1st Century B.C. Celtic bronze "Eye type" toggle cloak fastener".
  11. Please don't panic as what you are describing may be caused by your own settings and very dependent to what Mode you are using and one of your settings which I believe may not help is you are using "Tracking Ground Balance" this has caused me to be concerned in the past when I was tempted to use it and one thing which I had noticed was my Equinox 800 would give off a slight spitting signal and the VDI numbers would move all over the show and then I would lose all audio but when I moved away then returned of the previous signal zone I would go through the same annoyance again and it was only after I had started to dig in the area of the dubious signal and using my pinpointer probe I actually found a hammered silver cut quarter penny and this was identical when trying to gain a repeat signal from very small hammered silver coins, it was my own perseverance to eliminate this audio problem that I realised all of the misbehaving cured when I reverted to "Manual Ground Balance" with the head away from the signal source and remaining in "Manual GB" and all of the problems were coming about through my detector being in the "Tracking GB" setting as the more i moved the coil over the weak signal the more the Equinox was Ground Balancing out the signal and eventually no audio. Hope you get the Equinox sorted soon and it is worth trying Manual GB.
  12. I have had my Equinox 800 1 year this week and yesterday Sunday 10th February I celebrated with an extremely rare Celtic find from the period 100 BC (Over 2,000 years old) it is a 1st Century B.C. Celtic bronze "Eye type" toggle cloak fastener. Main body shaped like a human eye with a large bulbous pupil, the loop on the back would have once been stitched to the garment, It would function much in the same way that toggle fasteners on duffle jackets do.
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