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    northeast USA
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    relic and beach hunting, Native American artifacts, stamp collecting, Marshall amps and loud music, coins, scrapping electronics, making wind chimes and percussion chimes
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    Fisher Impulse AQ Limited, GPX 5000, CTX 3030, Equinox 800

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  1. I don't think it's taboo here, as we have been very vocal on our dislikes about the machine. I hope you are not holding back on your issues with it as someone may have an answer that may help. You must have a very different type of beach than I am used to here in New England. There were some issues with the coil wire not being tight against the shaft that produced a lot of falsing, especially in the water. I don't think Carolina meant any disrespect to you in his comments. I find that I generally run on or near the presets for most time, but do run the ATS at 3 in all metal, when I want to get
  2. Ahhhh Pull tabs.... in this particular area the ocean takes care of those for me on a regular basis. The rough sea hits certain sections hard and rips sand away. Here about a foot was removed and along with it all the tabs, bottle caps , and other light trash. Once I moved to a new area, a few bottle caps and zincolns showed up. Coins ranged from about 10" to 14" on average. So this would mean that prior to the sea cleansing the sand away, the coins would have been buried from 22" to 26" I can't hit them at that depth. Not even a peep. Mineralization can be high in places with black or purple
  3. I guess because they designed it to be a machine that is used in and out of shallow water (10ft max), it would be impossible to use a quarter inch jack. You can pick up a 5ft cable for around 10 bucks and have it wired into any headphones you like. That's what I'm doing and all I can think of. The Equinox and the CTX all had a special waterproof connector. To use standard headphones you have to use their module which increased the price of the equinox. I know a lot of people (me included) That do not use the Equinox adapter, I wire in or go wireless.
  4. You can but you have to get a set made for you because of the special waterproof connector. I'm having a set made from Tony just to have a spare. Or....maybe just have someone make you an adapter for it so you can plug in any 1/8" or 1/4" set of headphones??
  5. So I'm still trying to milk the same cow 😄 I figured until it stops spitting silver on me, I will continue to ask for it. Long day at the beach 8:30-5:00, but the weather was decent, as I dress well for the cold. I'm getting to be a delicate flower in my advancing years 🤔 I'm using the GPX all day for this hunt and digging select areas and removing all iron so I can hear the deep targets.I hit a patch that started producing exclusively wheat pennies, so I knew that the chance for silver was very possible. It did produce some silver but the ratio was mostly pennies. Moving over just a bit, the
  6. It's tough to get a handle on a new machine even though a user may have a lot of experience. You did a great job not messing with his settings and just trying it out. I think your observations are spot on about the machine as it was set. Also spot on are your observations on how long it really takes to completely feel comfortable learning a new machine. It's a never ending process. If you had that machine for 6-12 months and used it regularly, I bet you would get it to work for most of your hunting encounters. Also, they make a tall man's shaft for it now too.
  7. I have to add to this thread, my perspectives on my limited usage I have had with the AQ. I knew from the beginning I would be using this machine counter to it's normal usage. There were 3 situations on my beaches that I thought I could use the AQ with success. It has performed well on 2 of them, one in particular: when a lot of sand was removed from the lower slope and a clay base was located around the 8-10" range. Above the clay was about 6" of packed rocks. Above that was around 2" of regular wet sand. I saw 2 Equinoxes and an Excalibur beating up this patch that was exposed. I waited, and
  8. I hear you on the junk. I remember telling a lady that stopped me and ask about my success on the beach, that this is what beach detecting is usually. I told her it was mostly a junk day today and she was shocked at the amount of pointed iron, bottle caps, fish hooks, etc... that I had found. My last words to her were that I was an unofficial, unpaid sanitation worker 😄
  9. Some people definitely are not going to like any PI machines. Sure everyone wants the depth, but when it doesn't operate the way a VLF does, is a deal breaker for some people. They want discrimination, with numbers and multi tones etc.. Plus Gigmaster is trying to do a lot of videos, so days learning a machine means nothing to show on Youtube.
  10. Yep, Tony is the guy for the job. I sent mine in yesterday and he is repairing it and making me another one of his too. He gets them back fast and done right! Great guy!
  11. Do we need a survey? You can do whatever you want to pump up your youtube viewership. This forum has provided many request from a lot of steady members that have stated quite clearly to Fisher what they want. You want to put it up against a Tarsacci or anything else, just get in line and wait for one like everyone else is doing. If I was one of the people waiting in line to get one and you got one just to boost your viewership I would be piss*d. I normally like you and your videos, but I'm starting to see a little bit of a ego on your view as a detectorist. May fine people here (way better tha
  12. The AQ's beach tests have already been shown in detail by Joe. We don't need more tests. What people want is the finished unit before the next detecting season is over. Time is precious. They also want a price so they can decide if they can purchase the unit. That is all we have ever wanted. Heck, people are on waiting list to get the first run units, even though it sounds like the new version is almost there.
  13. I'm 50/50 on it. Although it may sound like a good idea from your point of view and it may make you happy to be able to help, it may be the exact opposite from the husbands point of view. It may trigger scenes of what happened to them and open up partially healed wounds. He would relive it all over again. I'm torn like you, as I would love to return something to him. But I think the best advice already given was to contact law enforcement and have them reach out to the husband and give them your contact info. Who knows it may be an outright NO, but maybe later on, maybe years later, he may nee
  14. On E bay there was a time when you could buy a lot of counterfeit coins made in China. They showed them with the copy stamp, but you would get them without it many times. I bet that is one of those coins. They copied many coins including non rare, common date large cents too. Apparently, they liked the old looking large cents 😄
  15. My only interest in the 6000 for relic hunting would be to find tiny brass items. I mean tiny! Some rolled brass beads are 3-4 mm long. Other brass items can just be shavings from cutting brass in strips. The 5000 finds them occasionally, but only under ideal conditions. Also for slightly bigger pieces, a bit deeper than what I am getting now. For the beach it would be for the EMI cancellation, unless it's just like the anti interference coils, or for real deep coins, but it doesn't sound like it would beat the 5000. So just slight interest on my part for the 6000.
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