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Chase Goldman

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  1. Hit it with the stock coil. Turn down sensitivity, turn up recovery speed and have at it. The 10x5 is not going to make a dramatic difference in your ability to hunt that site from a separation standpoint. The 10x5 strong suit is not so much separation as that it provides the ability swing in constrained areas, is light weight yet gives superior swing coverage vs. the 6" round. If I had a choice, would I tend to grab the 10x5 vs. the stock in the situation you describe? ...Yes. But I can easily make do with the stock coil in that situation. In other words, don't sit on the sidelines wait
  2. Went on a couple of hunts this past week trying to put my new Coiltek 10x5 Nox coil through its paces and then using my trusty Deus at my favorite relic farm site with numerous iron patches and high mineralization. Tested the Nox coil out on a Colonial site and scored a couple of keepers at decent depth in sandy soil including a flat Tombac button and a brass makeup case with a fancy "wreath" design. Snagged a tiny flat button there when switching over to the Deus and round 9" hf coil. in thick iron. A week later it was off to my relic paradise site we have been pounding regularly for a
  3. Glad you got that 4th one so you could use that line. Congrats on the chains and the new phones!
  4. Probably good advice just to be on the safe side of not having a “misunderstanding” with TSA. But just to clarify, the fact is per FAA rules for Domestic travel (linked below) you ARE supposed to be allowed to pack devices with built-in Li Ion batteries in your checked luggage subject to capacity limits and taking precautions to ensure your devices cannot be inadvertently turned on. However, from a practical sense, that is really not something you can typically ensure with something like a metal detector unless you physically disconnect the battery (but leave it installed in the device) beca
  5. The default tone settings (number, breakpoints, pitch, volume) for Beach 1 and Beach 2 are exactly the same by default and vdi’s for similar targets (e.g., nickels) are typically consistent across the board independent of the selected search mode. So unless you changed settings manually from the defaults, this statement does not make sense. Suggest you do a factory reset to get everything to the default settings and tweak from there. You may have adjusted something inadvertently and that is why your Equinox is not behaving well at the beach unlike your buddies who seem to have no issues bas
  6. I have the Tarsacci and like it for very specific VA hot dirt situations, but still use the Deus and now the Equinox with the fantastic 10x5 coil more. XP's only real move is into multifrequency land but with ML on their fourth generation of multi and everyone else at the starting line, not seeing how anyone can keep up.
  7. Chuck you do have a knack for painting vivid (though sometimes disturbing) pictures using just words.
  8. It was an interesting story and glad you posted it. Guess I read to far into why you chose to bold only a portion of my statement. What would be interesting is how the dairy farm actually discovered the stray voltages/currents existed. Besides the cow “illnesses”, were they detecting EMI on radio equipment, had any visual or audible indications of arcing, or used a field strength meter or voltmeter to measure for EMI fields or stray voltages? What clued them in that the cows were getting sick because of electricity?
  9. Good point. I think it can go either way when it comes to EMI depending on the type - so a more general statement of simply adjusting recovery speed either way to see if it has beneficial effect is probably a better way to put it. One thing I do know is that reducing recovery speed generally increases ground noise. So you can be trading one undesirable effect off on another undesirable effect.
  10. Orx normalizes all IDs to the 18 khz reference regardless of selected operating frequency on every coil (including the HF coils) as Jeff mentioned above. Which is a good thing as the 2 non-ferrous tone breaks associated with the coin modes are fixed (not adjustable). Orx just missed being a true Deus killer because it is limited to 3 fixed tones. If they simply added pitch and full tones I could honestly say there would be little reason to upgrade to the Deus even accounting for all of the other Orx simplifications vs. Deus. Still better than the Deus lite configurations, it is merely a v
  11. It's rare to shift to the sub frequencies at all, but even if you did, the impact would be practically NIL on TID because the shift is much, much less than a kilohertz from the base frequency. With 5 frequencies to choose from on the X35 coils, I've never seen the need to shift at all unless it was to extend to the very lowest or very highest possible operating frequency.
  12. I like how you bolded the lead phrase when you quoted me but basically ignored the rest of that sentence which basically addresses the situation in your news clipping... I don’t know if EMI signaled the imminent failure that resulted in the stray voltages that caused the cattle to become ill, but I did say that would be one of the cases where the power companies would care. Thanks for cherry picking a portion of my statement out of context to use it to make a point I already made. Weird. They are not the same thing but often EMI is generated as a result of the componen
  13. Deus allows for multiple custom programs so you can set up a custom program for each frequency you want to use with the tone breaks set accordingly consistent with that frequency. By switching between programs using the plus/minus buttons on the keypad, you simultaneously change the operating frequency and shift your tone breaks accordingly so a nickel always sounds same even if the TID changes with frequency. HTH.
  14. My real world farm fields have hundreds of square nails and pieces of corroded tin ration cans. Iron bias helps to turn many of those nails and ration can pieces into pure ferrous signals. It would be a really, really low probability that it would also mask a non- ferrous. In other words, iron bias might reduce the adjacent non-ferrous target signal into an iffy signal or blip as was demonstrated in your video or have no effect whatsoever on the non-ferrous target. That might be worth investigating but it would be unlikely for IB to turn it into a totally ferrous target signal. Heck, bent
  15. To be honest, VL, I didn’t notice it was a nickel until you pointed it out so that made me take a closer look to verify it was a war nickel.
  16. As far as I can tell, it is just a coil visual centerline marker refence to aid in target detection (points down the most sensitive region of the coil where the two back-to-back D's overlap and as manual pinpointing (wiggle or x method) aid.
  17. Frankly, the answer to this question is actually "it depends". But first lets dispense of the X35 11X13 coil. Too heavy, no real performance benefit, and the increased swing coverage is not worth the added weight and shaft stress and potential loss of small target sensitivity. Especially if you considered the exorbitant cost of Deus coils due to the electronics embedded in them. Theoretically, the 11" is deepest but I am not sure it is really a measurable difference. First of all, the ground conditions come into to play - in hot ground you are probably better off with the 9" roun
  18. First of all to answer one of your later questions first, utility companies do not care much about EMI unless it is signaling an imminent component failure or if one of their industrial customers complains that the EMI is causing some sort of plant operations issue. Other than that, it is just a something detectorists have to deal with. I think the issue with Equinox is that Multi IQ is the susceptible to EMI in general because the input signal filtering has to allow a wide frequency bandwidth of signals into the signal processing "circuitry". To mitigate EMI the steps you should take a
  19. No links provided in this thread so not very helpful but I did go out of my way to find a video bklein posted in a thread that was basically a carbon copy of this one... Glad I did make the effort to find the video because it basically epitomizes my issue with such video demonstrations of "concerns"... Yes anyone can set up various target configurations (especially in 2 dimensions) that will cause any detector to miss a target under specific, precise, and worst case orientations of targets and the approach angle of the coil swing. Down the barrel of a large rusty nail, of course t
  20. Doubt it will be too dramatic a transition. IMO the 15" is a tad too heavy for what it brings to the table as an every day coil (might be good for water hunters, though, or max depth power coil in mild soil). Great haul by Gerry, but the 11" and 12x15" ML coils would have likely gotten those coins also - Gerry got onto a hot spot as best as I can tell. The 10x5 will probably steal away a lot of 6" round coil fans because it has more utility with its decent swing coverage without giving up much in terms of separation and weight vs. the 6" round. So yeah some 6" coils will be looking for new
  21. Can't tell if you were just busting Gerry's chops, but the nickel IS silver - a 1945 War Nickel from the pic. Nice finds Gerry. Probably more a function of the site than the coil, but it shows the coil has what it takes to get the job done. I figure the 15" is going to give you probably on the order of 2" additional depth under good soil conditions for coin sized targets. I was surprised at the decent depth I was getting in sandy, mild soil with the 10x5. No spectacular finds but recovered coins and buttons as deep as 7 to 8" , which is not too shabby for a coil that is an inch nar
  22. T keys are always cool finds. Looks like you've got some research ahead of you to find Mr. Coleman's story. Good luck.
  23. Congrats on the coins. Just to be clear, Kaolin - were you using Deus Fast (Coins Fast is not a Deus Program) at 8.4 khz full with an X35 coil? What size was the coil, btw? Full tones is a great tool in modern aluminum trash, because the tonal nuances really help to bring out the irregular tone distortions associated with mangled aluminum slaw and bent pull tabs. Pristine tabs will still fool you, though. If I am in thick iron, I prefer pitch audio with discrimination which basically sets up as a two-tone approach with iron volume providing the iron grunt tone for anything below the f
  24. Good to have you back home safe, Bob. Now you gotta put that water/beach experience to work strategizing how to attack that boat landing now that the watervis going to start warming up.
  25. BTW - I consider the link below to be the definitive iron bias thread. Some of it slightly contradicts my conclusions regarding whether IB can exacerbate masking non-ferrous in the presence of ferrous but it was the thread that opened my eyes on the usefulness of IB F2. I am still trying not to over think it and just keep IB at 6 to simply balance the indisputable upside of IB against the debateable downside of using the feature. IB 6 for me all the way. As Steve said above, the best adjustment you can make when detecting is simply cranking up your ability to get yourself onto a primo site
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