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  1. I use the root slayer nomad. I’ve been using one of these for about 6 years now. I’m on my third one. First two cracked at the top serration. Still a very durable shovel (I’m hard on shovels). With that said, I still love this shovel. I like the inverted V shape of the tip. It tends to cut through the roots rather than glance off to the side. These can be had for around $45 if you shop around.
  2. The four copper coins are United States wheat cents. The dates of those four are: 1930, 1934, 1945 and 1953. The silver coin is a Japanese coin. I’m not sure of the exact date but most likely pre world war II…probably from the 1930s era. So they’re not very old. But thanks for your interest.
  3. Thanks Bob! I did a google image search and couldn’t find an exact date either. I would guess that it was brought back with a soldier when he returned home from WWII. I am loving tekkna. I don’t know what it is but I’ll take Gary’s word that there’s some witchcraft going on with it! Lol
  4. More Tekkna finds. Yesterday I went to a different area of this park and first target was a nice low 60s and about 4-5” down was a silver bracelet. This with the 13x11 coil. Went back this evening after work with the 9” coil and hit the same area that I hit the other day with the 13x11. This spot is loaded with iron. Again, I dug some nails, but pulled 4 more wheats and to my surprise a Japanese phoenix coin that is silver! Three of the wheats and the silver were in a very polluted area within a few feet of each orher. The phoenix coin came in slightly scratchy but with numbers in the low 90s and a decent two way 90 degree cross signal. I think most of the coins gave a two way signal. By two way signal I mean a good signal in one direction then turn 90 degrees and I still get a decent signal. Hard to believe I’m still pulling coins from this spot! The only changes I made to tekkna was lowering the iron volume to 8.
  5. I wondered the same thing.
  6. Hmmm, I remember watching a video of his where he modifies the mi6 to be louder. He said the volume was too low. Maybe you’re onto something with the red disc.
  7. The D2 also has over twice the VDI range of the nox, so I would expect a little more fluctuation on any target, especially something not round or not in the shape of a ring.
  8. I think Paystreak has a battery glued in there. I don’t think I want to do that, but that is an option.
  9. Is there a reason that XP made the end cap with a hollow cavity? Unless I’m missing something, I just don’t see any reason to this as it collects mud and debris.
  10. Yes, I did lower the iron volume. I had forgotten about that. It got a little annoying at time when at 10. I think I put it down to 7. Even though I’ve hit that site many times with the 9” coil, there are instances where a larger coil will unmask a target when the smaller one won’t. And vice versa. It depends on the distance between the good target and the junk target and the width of the coil. I learned this from one of Loren Lemke’s (not sure if I’ve spelled his name correctly) videos. Eventually I’ll get out there with the 9” and the tekkna program and see if anything else pops up.
  11. Loaded the tekkna program last week and used it on two separate hunts at the same site. I have pounded this site with the nox (6” and 11” coils) and when I got my first D2 I frequented it again many times. Last week after work I thought it would be a good place to try out tekkna. This area is public land where a house used to sit. It’s approximately 70’ x 120’. I’ve pulled many coins and a silver ring out of there in past hunts. Some areas of it are loaded with iron which consists mostly of nails and other areas of this site are fairly clean. So on the trial run with tekkna (exact settings as Gary listed), I hit three wheats and an indian head penny! I only have a pic of the ihp from that day, but I do have pics of all of yesterday’s non-ferrous finds. This all with the 13x11 coil! Now I did dig some nails because of this place being hit so many times, I dig questionable signals, however the coins were pretty decent signals.
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