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DanU

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  • Location:
    Treasure Coast, FL
  • Interests:
    Sailing, Genealogy, Seahorse Breeding and now Metal Detecting.
  • Gear Used:
    Deus II with 11" Coil.

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  1. Are you guys seeing the wobble in the water or just in general use? I extend mine to the 4 1/2 mark on the lower shaft and haven't notice any wobble. But I haven't used it in the water yet. I am waiting for the 9 inch coil, the longer shaft and the bone conducting headphones to become available before water (wading) use and the dive shaft for diving.
  2. I am still having a tough time with tones. I only have just over 30 hrs of swinging, so I will continue to try to get them down. My hearing doesn't help. I find the XY screen very helpful for coin shooting in modern trashy parks. On the beach, I dig almost everything. I am finding the XY screen very helpful for bottle caps that come in with the same TID as a coin and foil. I am now pretty good at predicting what I will find when I dig it up. Will be much faster if I can get the tones down.
  3. I haven't tried switching off the phone. I primarily use Sensitive FT and Beach Sens modes. Yesterday was out for 3 hours on the beach. Twice, I had to turn on, turn off the pointer 3 times before it connected. Rest of the time it worked as it was suppose to. I am now in the habit off turning the pointer on and pointing the pointer to a metal object to make sure it is on.
  4. Thank you! Now it makes sense!
  5. I have noticed a few times where on the XY screen the line is a solid perfectly horizontal line in the middle. Doesn't seem to matter on the TID, some representing good numbers, some junk numbers and sometimes no TID number. Is this some type of error?
  6. I really like having the pinpointer paired with the detector. Most of the time, it works great. Periodically, the pairing doesn't work. Sometimes, simply turning it off and back on does the trick yet at other times, it takes several tries. Today, I had to un-pair it and then re-pair it to get it to work. Several times afterwards, I had to turn it off and back on a couple of times to get it to work. Most of the time it works great but sucks when it doesn't. I was using Program 2 Sensitive on the Deus II.
  7. I qualify as one of the newbies. None of the videos turned me away from the hobby. A few did turn me away from watching more of their videos. It doesn't take long to figure out who is knowledgeable and good at what they do and who is not so good. I have many more hours watching videos, reading articles and forums than my mere 18 or so hours of swinging. I had almost 3 months of watching before I received my Deus II. I learned a long time ago not to rely on any one source and to be a critical thinker. Wait. You can do this? Maybe get a dozen or so and mount them on the back of an ATV and cover ground much faster!!! 🙂
  8. Thank you. Great explanation. It amazes me how much there is to learn in a hobby that on the surface seems simple. I have many hours watching videos but just now getting hands on. I wish my hearing was better, I have a hard time separating tones but can tell the difference in volume. Steady at it.
  9. The Deus II is my first machine. Made it out to the beach today for the second time. Total Newbie with a lot to learn. I am noticing that sometimes when I find a target, the TID number in the ground and once dug out are different. For example, one of my targets turned out to be a 5/16 Stainless Bolt with 2 Washers & Bolt. In the Sand, about 5 inches or so, it was reading 79-80. Once out it was reading 69. Is this common for the TID's to be different when buried?
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