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  1. Simplex update 2.77 with the new modes Park 1 gets better depth than Park 2. You have to swing slower to separate trash and get an ID Park 2 separates closer targets better you can swing faster as it recovers faster, drawback is less depth. Better in trashy areas with close targets, where depth is not real import but target separation and unmasking is important. Oval DD coils get less depth than a round DD coil. This is just an example, not true to form. 8.5" round coil Park 1---------8" Park 2-----------6" 9.5x5 oval coil Park 1---------6" Park 2-----------4" From the new updated manual: PARK MODES: These are the 3-tone discrimination modes designed for coin hunting especially in trashy sites such as parks. Park 1 It is relatively deeper but a bit slower than Park 2 mode. In this mode, the device produces a low tone for ferrous targets with 0-15 IDs, a medium tone for gold and non-ferrous metals with IDs 16-69 and a high tone for non-ferrous metals with IDs 70-99 such as silver, brass and copper. Park 2 In this mode, the device produces a low tone for ferrous targets with 0-15 IDs, a medium tone for gold and non-ferrous metals with IDs 16-42 and a high tone for non-ferrous metals with IDs 43-99 such as silver, brass and copper
  2. Simplex Hunt with the NEW 9.5x5” Searchcoil Part 2 By Sven Stau July 19, 2020 One week has passed since I field tested the 8.5” round search coil. Today, was the elliptical 9.5x5” chance to show what it can do. Headed back to the spot(s) hunted last weekend. Today, really wanted to see what was missed by the 8.5” coil. Compare ID numbers that appear on the screen to the dug target. Check its depth capabilities, and its ability to handle trash. Typically I am a coin and jewelry hunter so, extreme depth is not needed. Most places hunted targets are found within the 5-7” range. There is always an assortment of trash to wade through. Main goal today was not to see how many good targets I could find without digging much trash. They say you have to dig trash to find treasure. They called for rainstorms to hit the area by noon time. They came earlier than that, managed at least to get about 4.5 hours of digging in. First thing I noticed with this coil is, ground balancing was super easy. Next thing was, how stable the Simplex was. Very quiet when hunting with sensitivity at set at max. Only some light chattering when the detector is placed on the ground to dig a target. Simplex is running the 2.77 update. Last weekend I ran Park mode 2, did the same today, with only the first notch, notched out. Other modes were also used at times and used to compare targets found in Park 2. Targets of all sorts were dug and many target ID numbers would reveal some consistencies depending upon the target. The pinpoint button feature also comes in handy to classify a target. Finding some similarity to the Tesoro Eldorado using the pinpoint/detuning feature on classifying a target by listening to the audio. Dug trash and more trash than I have shown in the picture of today’s finds. Was pretty confident by the end of the hunt what targets I could pass on and what should be dug. The 9.5x5” coil works really well in the trash. Separates targets nicely and pinpointing is just about dead on, center of the coil if using the pinpoint button. Otherwise the pull back method is dead on as well. Really didn’t need the pinpoint button for locating the target precisely. The coils tip held up in an angle or edge helps locate a target, if an electronic pinpointer isn’t being used. Very, very nice coil….enjoyed using it. It is known that an oval coil does not get the same depth as a round coil. The 8.5” round coil is much deeper. Noticed that hunting in Park 2 with the 9.5x5” coil, to get the same depth as the round 8.5” in Park 2, you had to switch to Park 1 mode. When switching from Park 2 to Park 1,using the 9.5x5” coil, noticed that mode needed a slower sweep speed. Park 1 is a better option in areas with more trash, if you don’t need the depth. And Pasture mode needs a bit slower swing speed but, gives greater depth. Switched to Beach and All Metal a few times here and there. Preferred Park 2 for most of the time. One site, have hunted for the past 3 years, many, many times. Never found gold there, always hoped. Always had a thought there was at least one piece hidden away in there. Just so elusive, wasn’t giving up on this place until I find one. This mornings hunt panned out, almost passed on this particular target. It was dug with the notion it was just another pulltab. Saw a golden color in the dirt, it was gold, real gold. A golden colored ring. Figured it was just gold plated….Took a good look at it, saw a cracked band and the front had double headed eagle design on it. Right away I knew it was foreign from one of Europe’s Balkan countries. Looked inside the ring and spotted three number—585. Proves to be European and being 14kt. Pretty nice find. Finally this spot gave up some gold. About 20 minutes later, 20’ away, dug another target, saw that gold color again. A golden colored ring with a Mason’s emblem on it. Pretty cool, I am on a roll, two gold rings in one day. Took a good look at it, no gold markings and saw some silver color in some high spots where the gold was worn off. Magnet proved it was not gold. Overall, found the 9.5x5” coil another excellent search coil to own. Happy to have both Simplex accessory coils, on hand to choose from.
  3. Lawnmowers, coins probably dropped shortly before they did the grass cutting. They like to to bend the coins they hit. Regarding the $2 coins with the bronze centers, once the outer ring is bent, the centers will just drop out. I should pop one out myself and see how detectors react to it.
  4. Something really odd happens up here. Occasionally you find the $2 coin without the center portion. But, you never seem to find the inner coin portion.
  5. Canadian clad coins are made from nickel plated steel coins. The typical screen target ID detector will ID these coins as junk, iron range or with wild jumping numbers. If on edge they will be ID in the lower iron numbers. Some detectors are better than others giving signature indications of the targets. Since the $1 and $2 coins have a bronze core or bronze plating, they read higher into the non-ferrous range, near or below copper coins. And have a better target ID lock on, you generally will not miss these with a detector. These $1 and $2 coins usually are not deeper than 6". Pretty easy to find. They were introduced into circulation in 1987. The clad coins pictured are not silver, just a different composition clad, so after they are buried from 1968, they take on a tarnished silver tone. Those you have to look at the date, double checking to see if they are a silver or not. I don't cherry pick. I probably missed these coins in previous hunts due to the detectors seeing the targets as a junk target, no lock on, too jumpy ID numbers and possibly being masked by other trash. Another factor is being a beep and dig, your relying on target audio width and strength, tone. And how you have the discrimination set-up. The Blisstool seems to have enough extra disc and feature settings to taylor for certain targets....... Tesoros another beep and dig, have always been great on Canadian clad coins with the disc set just so a clad dime breaks up, which is just about at the nail setting. Tesoros have been a secret weapon up here. Coin Compositions.pdf
  6. https://www.detectorprospector.com/files/file/196-noktamakro-simplex-user-guide/
  7. Picked this V5 up from a friend in the US. One of those brand detectors I had an eye on before folks in the US got wind of them. At the time they were the V3 version. Think I was the first to post about them before someone took interest in them and decided to bring them over. Which created lots of drama for a number of years before vanishing. When offered the V5, I did not hesitate, may not get another chance as they don't seem appear on the market. Was up for the challenge see if I can get this machine to perform. --------------------------------------------------------- Using the Bliss V5 with the 7x9 coil. Took it out to my favorite soccer field with a running track this morning. Got wet a bit. Knew they had a sprinkler system, never knew it actually worked. Found out it does. Every 20 minutes another three start up and the previous three shut down. They circle the field twice. So I set the Bliss up like my bench test. Did a manual ground balance, so easy took a minute, piece of cake. Guess a 10 turn GB pot won't be needed after all. Took all of about 40 minutes to get used to it. Stable, smooth....Have to say it felt like I used this detector for a long time. Just felt like all the beep and digs I have used wrapped up into one. Just a heck of a lot deeper!!! For the most part only had to adjust threshold a bit now and then, damp and dry dirt. And at one point had some EMI, not bad but, it was there. All I did was adjust the frequency up a bit and drop the Threshold a tiny bit. I was ready to dig a lot of trash and figuring my knee was going to pay for it later. Really surprised that I found very little trash, it was there, could hear. It was easy to tell the canslaw, iron, nails from coins just listening to the duration and sharpness of the target signal. Easy to size a target. Setting the Disc level and Disc depth at the particular setting and using the three position disc toggles, really worked great. Hunt in #3, if I get a a breakup signal, will check in #2, if it double blips or breaks up, really don't have to dig it. Will now dig if its a very tight signal break up, found it could be a very deep Can. clad coin. I do switch to #2 to take another look at the target, if the signal is good in #3 and good in #2, from what was dug today, its a good target. Appears that the disc target is kind of a notching, each # has a different target acceptance width to it. In a weird way, kind of reminds me how I used the DeepTech Vista X with the two disc controls, standard and alternate in conjunction with adjustable two tone disc control. Even thou the Blisstool V5 is a single tone detector, it does give a lot of target information. Pinpointing was a little iffy at first, using the Makro PulseDiver Pinpointer was needed to zoom in on the target. Later in the hunt, was able to pinpoint with the coil almost dead center on top of the target. The PulseDive pinpointer made locating the target even easier. Couple notes about the Bliss and the pinpointer, had to keep the coil far away from it. It would cause EMI. Did not make an attempt to change the PD frequency as I was too busy having fun. Second note, the headphones I was using pretty well muffled the audio from the PD. So it was switched to vibrate mode, found I really like that mode. Hunted for about 4.5 hours this morning. the sun was out, no wind, and temps approaching high 80's F degrees. Had to stop at that point. Dug only 3 pieces of foil, foil rejection was excellent, was thinking to myself, this was just like my Mirage Pi..... Dug some very deep 7" pull tabs and most of the coins came from the 7-8" depth. This is with the Gain set at minimum. Think only three coins came from depths less than 7" to about 4". The Bliss V5 from what I saw today is an excellent Canadian clad machine. Real happy with its performance, feel and balance. Thought about acquiring another Tesoro or possibly some deeper beep and dig, no longer looking. Think the Bliss covers about all my needs and then some as a beeper. Definitely a keeper. And having the 11" and 15" coils and lots more Gain if needed, should make for a great all around relic detector. Didn't find any $1 and $2 coins today, think I already found them all using previous detectors, wasn't expecting to find any. The Blisstool is now one of those obscure machines you rarely see or hear about these days, too bad so many that bought one sold them pretty early on. Some couldn't wrap their head around how the controls function and work. Then there are those that were able to, found they were excellent detectors with lots of potential and had excellent success with them. Looking forward to using the V5 much more.
  8. Some size coils, may take more winds of wire to get the proper specs to work.
  9. Just weighed the three coils, the 8.5 weighs the same as the 11" coil. The 9.5 x 5 coil weighs about 2 ounces less.
  10. Simplex Hunt with the NEW 8.5” Searchcoil Part 1 By Sven Stau July 12, 2020 Now I have read all about people having complaints the Simplex is to chattery and just noisy to use. So Nokta/Makro came out with Update 2.78 for those that don’t want a hot rod of a detector. My Simplex has not been updated to 2.78, didn’t feel the need to. Loaded on my Simplex is 2.77. After a number of hours bench testing targets of various sorts from coins to gold and silver rings indoors. There was really no EMI issues living in this high rise. Maybe just a bit of noise at 7 bars, max. sensitivity. Much more quiet at 6 bars and silent or almost at 5 bars. This gave some indication how the detector would react in the wild. Both new 8.5” round DD and the 9.5 x 5” coils were bench tested for air depth, reaction time, target ID, masking. First off, both coils are of the usaul high quality found supplied with Nokta/Makros other upper end detectors. They did not cheapen out, just because the Simplex is supposed to be an entry level detector. Both coils were impressive on the bench. Both coils would will really enhance a detectorists detecting ability to handle much more situations, hunting styles and types of hunting. Both coils have no issues locating the usual good targets most are after. Target ID’s are more accurate, junk targets do bounce or have somewhat consistent ID numbers. Modes seem a bit better defined. Pinpointing is much easier, center of the 8.5” coil if using the pinpoint button or edge of the coils tip if using the pull back method. Canadians will be interested on how it fares with the Canadian nickel plated steel clad coins. There have been a number of different compositions of these clad coins over the years. Current clad coins are really junk. While the older composition coins can be difficult to ID due to some number bounce or whether they are lying flat or on edge. The older coins are not to difficult to find once you master their signature tones and ID number. They will mostly fall in the 60-72 number range. There will be exceptions. As for current composition coins. You will have to get your head around most detectors see them as rash targets. They will ID in the lower numbers such as 10-14 number range, if they are on edge, they drop ID numbers into the iron range 04-06 on average. That’s like nail range, so if you get a tight narrow target, or clipped audio sound that is not the usual nail double blip sound. Then you may as well check it out. Some of the older coins lying on edge will also ID in the 04-06 range. Some want to know how depth will compare between the round and oval coils. Because they are DD, the round coils will get better depth. But, the oval coil have an edge hunting in very very trashy areas, where depth is not a factor. And will be better getting into tight spaces, such as corn stubble for farm field hunters. Air testing has shown the 8.5” coil gets close to the stock 11” coil air depth. Saw others were asking about the coils weight. Some may find them a bit heavy, they are not super lightweight like those found on other detectors. As I recall they have to be heavier, the main reason is that the Simplex is both a land and water hunting detector. The coil has to be heavier so it will not try to raise to the surface. Like a beach ball when pushed under water, which takes a lot of human pressure to keep it down. If hunting in salt water, if the coils are not neutrally buoyant they will float unlike hunting in freshwater. So the Simplex being a dual purpose detector is probably not much different than other similar detectors. If the Simplex was strictly a land detector, super light weight coils could be made. And the Simplex would feel much lighter in weight more like the Quest detectors. Today, went out to field test the 8.5” round DD coil. To a schoolyard hunted in the past, wasn’t too concerned if I didn’t find much or anything old. It was just to see how the coil handled the soil and performed among all the trash………………locating Canadian coins. The Simplex was turned on and ground balanced. Notched out only the first bar, which I really didn’t have to do. First thing that was noticed, at 7 bars, max. sensitivity it ran stable and quiet. Didn’t matter which mode I was in. At 6 bars the Simplex was almost dead quiet. At 5 bars, basically a silent hunting detector. Except for All Metal’s mode threshold which is always there. Encountered no EMI, except from my pinpointer. Too lazy to switch frequencies, so the search coil was just moved out of the way. The only time you hear some slight chatter is when you lay the detector down to dig a target. Most coin targets today were in the 5-7” range. They were not a problem for the Simplex to pick-up. As always there were some deeper targets, that were too deep to dig for. Performance was typical for a DD coil in the 8.5” range. Makes for a really good all purpose search coil that many favor. A breath of fresh air, it feels like when using the Simplex. Very pleased with this coil. As for my finds, about $11.00 in Canadian clad, $1 and $2 coins, quarters, one nickel and a bunch of pennies, no dimes. And the usual trash. Will point out, all modes were used, the mode I liked best for hunting Canadian clad was Park 2. Bench testing originally thought I would have preferred Park 1, the tones sounded a bit cleaner and crispier. Next outing, will be checking out the 9.5 x 5” coil. Stay tuned. Jump to Part 2
  11. Imagine how many are still holding up unused and or forgotten about in closets across America in umpteen years or more.
  12. Looks like Dilek has two kids machines in the works, not just one. Mini and Midi. They are waterproof to boot.
  13. For $100 you can't go wrong. The Silver Sabre Umax that you have is one of the most sought after of Tesoros. They generally sell for about $225-250 in good working order. I have had Tesoros from the early 80's-90's, capacitors were still good. Changing them made no difference in performance. Only one unit did I see some improvement, then again I used some expensive capacitors in it.
  14. It has to do with the way the speakers are connected as well as the ohms.
  15. Frank Sanders was in touch with George up until a couple years ago. Frank was going to have a Minie Mark 1 manufactured. Lots of talk by Frank, nothing materialized and now he's vanished from the detecting scene. Nice Fantasy.
  16. Yup a Mark 1. LTD were the last version made when Tek and Bounty Hunter joined. TKspringmedia.pdf TKmark1.pdf
  17. I had a factory hip mount version. Which I did mods to. Also used a Fisher 1280x straight shaft for the large coil. Fun to use but, heavy. A silver coin killer when first introduced to the market.
  18. When you get bored with detectors, hunt for gold. Watch the entire season............. https://www.youtube.com/user/djmedic2008/search?query=gold
  19. Just corresponded with him a few months ago. He passed away two days ago. A great man, many of us will miss. https://rip.ie/death-notice/desmond-des-dunne-ballincollig-cork/425931
  20. Search coil shells https://sites.google.com/site/dbcoilshells/home
  21. Inductance is very different from the TDi. Eric Foster coils have been swapped onto the Detectorpro Pi by DP. Also----- Eric Foster: My Beachscan uses a coil of 1mH as does the C.Scope CS7 and CS6PI coil_data.pdf
  22. Monte says, those that want to do the latest update, maybe should not. Instead of using the new 2.77 Park 1 mode, just use Park 2 mode its basically the old 2.68 Park mode.
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