I'm Sam from Tasmania, Australia.
I'm new to all of this and I had a children's metal detector when I was bout 9 years of age and loved the thrill of it. Now being 26 after all these years the passion to metal detect is still strong yet I haven't since being a young child.
I've done literally about 30+ hours of research into metal detectors, highbanker, dredge set ups etc.
I'm going to focus at the moment on my first purchase being a metal detector.
After much research. I've decided to proceed with the NOKTA MAKRO SIMPLEX + (with wireless headphones) - $629 AUD ( I can afterpay this - how exciting ). I plan to use this for everything except gold hunting.
Soon as well after as mentioned much research, I'm falling towards to the QED PL2 ($1950 AUD). This detector just had a new update and reading reviews from different forums are mind blowing the price for this pi machine. It's best for my budget I've decided with the Detech 11" Ultra Sensing Coil then I will when I learn the device have an addition large search coil being a 18".. undecided but I don't need to worry about this yet! DD coils are now able to be used on QED PL2 so will have to do research on coils.
Anyways, Just wanted to say hello and you'll be hearing plenty from me as my future kicks off with this as I've chosen to not work at the present moment for an employer I will be spending much time prospecting and soon will have a GO PRO HERO 8. I have a friend here near me with a GPX 5000 so I will run some comparisons with SIMPLEX + and also eventually the QED set up if I proceed with that unless I decide to get the GPX 4500 used for about $3500 AUD. DECISIONS!!!
Much love 😉