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  1. Hey Joseph, here's a great thread with just the info you need: https://www.detectorprospector.com/forums/topic/11653-suggestions-for-aftermarket-wireless-aptx-headphones/?tab=comments#comment-114053 HTH
  2. From a semi-noob perspective, I'll throw in my 2 cents. I've had an old cheap detector for years and from time to time, I'd take out to the mountains and swing it around mostly finding nails and a few old bits of iron until I took it on vacation to Florida last year and found my first old silver ring. I was hooked. I spent the better part of a year researching everything I could about metal detectors, brands, models, features, etc., comparing everything I could learn about them and decided I wanted a detector that would give me the best probability of finding good targets in any conditions and
  3. What about some stick-on foam rubber like this: Garrett Arm Cuff Foam or a thicker option: Self-Stick Foam or for a more posh option, maybe something like this: Comfy Option
  4. Nice! I was having upper arm pain and fatigue swinging the stock 11" coil and noticed no problems using the 6" coil. I eventually ordered one of SteveG's counterbalanced carbon fiber rods and I'm a believer now. I've tried with and without, and the counter balance did the trick for me. I don't even notice the little added weight, so I think any counterbalance with the 11" coil could help.
  5. All cool suggestions, but man, I'm just happy to have such an awesome detector. If my wife hadn't surprised me with the Nox for my birthday, I'd still be swinging my beat-up old White's Prizm and hunting a lot less than I do now. But while we're playing this game... how about + & - volume buttons on the face for quick volume control and +1 on the Forward and Reverse menu buttons too. 😉
  6. Thank you all for your responses and Mike, for the excellent info as well! I have been using a ProFind 35 to pinpoint the target and then probing to find the exact depth to pop. If the target is out of reach of the pinpointer, I just move on. I recently purchased a F-Pulse pinpointer in hopes that it can go a little deeper to allow a deeper pop. I haven't used the slit method yet to try to reach deeper targets, but the parks I currently practice in were created in the 70's so there's probably not much silver there. As soon as I get a little better at this, I'll try some older parks, but my las
  7. Thanks Joe, I actually picked up a similar weeder this weekend and rounded the points off. I haven't had a chance to try it out yet, but I hadn't thought of your Plasti-Dip idea. I'll have to give that a go too to see if it holds up. Thanks for the tip!
  8. Thank you Jeff, this is the information I was looking for. I lowered the sensitivity on my Nox because I figured there was no way to go for anything deeper than 4 inches or so with my screwdriver. It's nice to know that deeper targets are still possible to recover using this method. From your previous finds posts, I knew you had it down to an art form. I appreciate you sharing your knowledge.
  9. That looks more practical for my needs, Jeff, so I could probe & pop with one tool. It must take a light touch to keep from scratching a ring though. Maybe when I get more experienced I'll try something like that. 😉
  10. As a relatively newcomer to the Probe & Pop world, I'm getting better at it but I still manage to scratch at least one coin every hunt using my basic brass probe. I recently found a different probe made by Fossicker that has replaceable hard plastic tips (it comes with 5 tips) and took it out for a try this week. It's a little thicker than my regular brass probe so it's a little harder to push into the ground now which is getting dryer and harder from the colder weather. The plastic tip hasn't scratched anything but it makes it harder to feel the metal click when I touch the target, so it'
  11. I have just joined the Screwdriver & Probe Brigade myself recently and it's been an interesting and rewarding journey. I have very similar soil just down the road from you and run the stock Park 2 program. I haven't found any gold rings yet, but I never thought about hunting local parks until recently because of the restrictions and thought there's no way to find anything but modern clad and pull tabs. But I'm getting better at it and I'm hoping Lady Luck proves me wrong. 😉
  12. If you have access to a 3D printer, just print this: Coil Ears Protector for Minelab Equinox 11" Coil Change the print orientation to print on it's side for better strength, with supports, at 100% infill, and use a strong filament like Polycarbonate or a PC blend, PC-Max, or at least PETG. It fits the coil perfectly. I haven't had a problem yet, but I also don't overtighten the bolt, because I like it loose enough to make slight adjustments on the fly with a light push on the ground to level the coil.
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