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Jeff McClendon

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    Prospecting, Mineralogy, Metal Detecting, Railroads,
    Coaching HS Golf, Professional Musician
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    Minelab Equinox 800, GPX 6000, Nokta Legend, Whites SPP, XP Deus 2 Lite, Garrett Pro Pointer AT, Tek-Point, Gold Hog River Sluices/Flow Pan, Royal High Banker

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  1. If a person just has the remote or the WS4 separately, updating and using the ORX type WSA would make an easy and inexpensive way to have paired wireless audio than buying a WS4 for the remote or the audio adapter and a different wireless system for the Deus Lite system. The WSAs were stock with the ORX which also can’t use the LF coils. This Deus 1 update looks like another way to obsolete the original LF coils. Just from my own experience, the X35 coils were a lot more versatile than the original LF coils.
  2. Long Range Locator for gold. I just use my dowsing rods…………. then it’s my fault when I get skunked. Neither method are taught on this forum.
  3. Sorry about the Ha Ha emoji. My intent was to give Carl a Trophy 🏆 emoji. My finger disobeyed.
  4. My bad. Ground Tracking is no where to be found on my WS6 running 0.71 I forgot about the shortcut to Ground Grab by holding the options button. Otherwise, looks like another feature/setting that has been promised but is not available on WS6 like it is on the main remote.
  5. I’m not Gary but I ground balance with the WS6 all the time. There may be other easier ways but I just pick the program I want, then press the Menu button (lower right with red highlight) and work my way through the settings=discrim, sensitivity, freq. shift, iron vol.,reactivity, audio response, and then you come to GRAB…..hold the menu button while pumping the coil over clean ground until the numbers stabilize. Procedure is on page 21.
  6. According to some Facebook posts, the Gold Kruzer is being discontinued. The Legend is definitely not being discontinued. I have owned both and I absolutely prefer the Legend or the 24K over the Gold Kruzer. For me, the Gold Kruzer did not have a world class prospecting mode since it had no way to adjust things like discrimination, recovery speed or iron bias. It’s Boost and Micro modes were really good. The Legend can do those three things easily and its SMF tech can handle many ground conditions that will overload the Gold Kruzer. The only negative with the Legend right now is the 10X5” DD has not been released yet. The Legend’s 6” coil is really good however. Just my opinion from using them both.
  7. Anyone that has investigated this phenomenon knows that the target ID tech on most VLFs uses a cyclical target ID system. So it’s not linear. After a certain point, too many high conductors in one spot will force the IDs further around the cyclical scale and back into the “ trash” zone as you called it in your title. The exact opposite can happen to low conductor non-ferrous in high iron mineralization and during iron masking. This can happen on ANY VLF no matter what it costs.
  8. The biggest complaint I have about the Legend is the very full user interface and its navigation. Otherwise, totally fantastic detector.
  9. You are definitely a big player in the Minelab marketing game. I’m just having a bit of fun plus there are more than enough Manticore hype filled topics on the forums to keep you rabid Mantis fans occupied. I guess you folks are taking over this topic too.
  10. 11 can also be an actual target ID for borderline ferrous/nonferrous targets.
  11. Legend target ID 11 is kind of a "catch all" "don't know" target ID from my experience. So is 1....... 11 is also a ground response target ID similar to 23 to 25 on Deus 2 and -1 to +2 on the Equinox. Coke, charcoal, slag, magnetite and weird, wet or extremely dry ground conditions can cause those responses from my experience.
  12. Sole purpose for me running disc up to 40 was to categorize below 40 audio responses as iron responses or less important responses. I don't concern myself with responses from iron or steel objects that are responding as mixed ferrous/non-ferrous objects since that is exactly what they are and these advanced SMF detectors are giving truthful and accurate responses to them. If I don't want to hear that "falsing" I will just turn up bottle cap reject and maybe the Silencer. Running disc above -6.4 will definitely help with magnetite induced ground responses when a proper ground balance isn't enough to take care of them due to soil moisture levels or some other factor. Common target IDs for magnetite/ground responses in my area are -6.4 to -5.5, 0, and very rarely+25. Those aren't "falsing". They are actual target responses that are ground noise related. Running disc to +40 again was just a quick and easy way from me to put less emphasis on more than likely non-gold ring IDs from 25 to 40. It's taking a chance if say I was never going to detect that area again. That is not the case. I will continue to hunt that park with different detectors and with different settings......seven rings in the last 3 months along with multiple silver coins, wheat pennies, war nickels and lots of clad. Iron volume level depends on what headphones I’m using and wind/traffic noise. Usually with good headphones and very little ambient noise, 1 or 2.
  13. I didn't answer your question very well. I am fairly dense most of the time.. To keep it short, I don't want to notch that area below where the gold ring range starts. I would rather just disc it instead. That way if I happen to get over a really strong sounding 35 for instance or a target that is giving multiple alternating ferrous and non-ferrous target IDs and isn't acting like a steel object, I will have a shot at making a dig/no dig decision. It could be a chain or a damaged ring............Like I said, I don't mind hearing lots of faint, tiny iron responses that are more than likely bits of foil or aluminum or really deep rusted iron bits. Since WS6 only has one available notch, I would rather use it for a specific, persistent, unwanted target or range of targets higher up the target ID scale.
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