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  1. ok so I just had a bit of a read of the user guide, they are not that smart after all. and they must have had left over parts from the SDC2300 as the stupid headphone plug is exactly the same as well, crazy stuff. Surly there are not that many land mines underwater "Battery Compatibility: Rechargeable NiMH / Alkaline C cells" "NOTE: The MF5 requires four C cell batteries for operation. Use only high quality NiMH rechargeable or Alkaline batteries. Minelab recommends that only rechargeable batteries with capacity of 4000 mAh or greater to be used with the MF5. Rechargeable
  2. surely they made it to take the Li-ion 18650's this time without having to go buy the adaptor cylinders like for the 2300
  3. correct, I leave the Europe/Russian sales the them. I have no idea how many etc etc
  4. Aprox 158 x-coils for GPZ have been sold/distributed by myself, the manufacture has sent more and some that he sent as various people on here have said they received as a free gift to trial/appraise the x-coils. just to give a bit of an idea where some of the x-coils have been sent. Saudi Arabia = 2 USA = aprox 6 NZ = at bout 8 or so Aus = about 142 a few of the early model 10x9 x-coils failed in the coil cable shield wire and were replaced, a few of the 12" early model x-coils failed in the curly part of the coil cable as they unraveled and would not fit easily d
  5. Well done Sean, you got that 20" spiral really working well cheers dave
  6. G'day jasong Simon was using manual Ground Balance when doing this, use the quick track button and track out the hot rock and then it just stayed put till you use the quick track button again. cheers dave
  7. I don't know, but he had been using the 17x12 spiral x-coil, and then went to using the GPZ19 coil, and now is using the 20" spiral x-coil. All I know is what he has told me and the 17x12 ran out of puff at around the 900mm deep, and he went to the GPZ19 and was digging up 1100mm deep, and now has been using the 20" spiral x-coil and I have only seen this same video so unsure of the depths at this stage. I don't know if this is the same area in the video that he was telling me about the massive depth holes he was digging. Sean is well experienced detector operator/prospector and kno
  8. G'day Steve, the 20" spiral wound x-coil for the Zed without the lower shaft is aprox 1675 grams, which is about 225 grams lighter than the GPZ19" cheers dave
  9. A mate that was lucky enough to get into Western Australia early this year has been having a good time, he got a 20" spiral x-coil on the Zed now because he was getting big deep gold and some of the holes he was digging with 17x12 spiral at up 900mm and he reckoned there was deeper gold. This one in the video is not one of the deepest but for the size nugget it is a reasonable dig just the same. cheers dave
  10. it would be interesting to do that test again with the 8" x-coil on the Zed, and then move the gold away and balance out the hot rock and then put the gold back etc, you know what I mean, to see if the Zed can get rid of the hot rock and then see just the gold target. cheers dave
  11. A mate in VIC (aussie) using the 8" round x-coil on his Zed is quite impressed, seemed to be finding bits left behind by the 10" round that he had been using previous. cheers dave
  12. G'day Simon, you might have a solution for the hot rocks on the GPZ without loosing out on the gold and by using the 8" round coil on the Zed you should be able to isolate individual targets more easily than with bigger coils. Using the ferrite and a hot rock to balance is a good solution to the problem, at least it will minimize the problem. I hope it works in a real detecting scenario and not just a test run cheers dave
  13. Your right, and mainly because most of the interest was in the x-coils for the Zed for quite awhile at first and then later on people were asking about gpx/QED x-coils. Reg Wilson has done quite a bit of using and comparing the x-coils on QED and gpx and occasionally he will post his thoughts, I don't think Nenad has tried an x-coil on the gpx 4500/5000 detectors yet. Most other people just keep using them and are getting results. You also have to remember that a lot of people just detect in there spare time and don't really have the time to do endless comparisons, they like the res
  14. I was sent this video, the x-coil runs very nicely in the wet ground, just remember these coils are not water proof so don't submerge them. I'm not sure if the nugget was stuck down deep or kept sliding back into the hole from the water, but anyway what impressed me was how well the 10" x-coil was handling the wet ground. Anyway I just though I would share the guys video with you all. cheers dave
  15. Everyone seems to have a preferred method, some methods are more technically correct than others, but hey if it is working and working well why change it? Myself when I change coils I do a proper ground balance, both ferrite "X" and "G" normal type, I did this before the x-coils were even being used and have carried it over to when I began using x-coils The other settings remain similar depending where I am detecting and the coil size, the settings may get changed to suit. In Aussie unlike New Zealand there are very few places I can run Normal/High yield and 20 sensitivity, but
  16. That is excellent Simon, great description and pictures and video, and yes it really makes changing/swapping coils very easy, well done Simon and thanks for sharing the way you have done that. And thanks Chet for the original idea as well, as everyone knows from small things great things grow. cheers dave
  17. I guess that the mines are not buried very deep, but it's not a job I want to do, at least if you miss a gold target it's not going to blow you up cheers dave
  18. Thanks JP for you good wishes. Yes I have been out of action for over a month now, been quite sick really. I had a heart attack and triple bypass surgery in the RPA hospital in Sydney. Recovery is going very well and have been back home now for about three weeks. It's bit of a shock when you think your fairly healthy and active to have this happen, but I just have to follow the Dr's instructions and recover, which means not doing much of anything for awhile yet. cheers dave
  19. Well done Rick, great finds mate, and excellent videos, it's good to see nice gold being dug up even if I can only watch someone else having the fun right now. Keep up the good work. cheers dave
  20. Just a guess, but I reckon your both liking the new black 12x8 x-coils on the Zed's cheers dave
  21. I have replied to your email (gmail) James 👌 cheers dave
  22. I see what you mean Steve, 69 odd trillion of total debt, the scales don't even go close to balancing., that's one heck of a big credit card. cheers dave
  23. and with some countries running debt levels in the trillions and growing and with this Covid19 virus not in a big hurry to go away how long will it be before the combined debt levels equals or pass the value of gold? This is another reason the gold value will keep rising, so in theory the value of the gold will out way the debt levels. cheers dave
  24. Well in Western Australia it is. A guy sent me this message and photo. 5 days 121 nuggets 33 grams 17x12 spiral x-coil on Zed.
  25. A guy in Western Australia sent me this message and photo. I think he is happy 👌 5 days 121 nuggets 33 grams on a recent trip out. 17x12 spiral x-coil on Zed cheers dave
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