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About cjc

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    Toronto Canada
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    Detectors, gold....that's it.
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    Macro Racer 2, Sovereign X2 , Excal 1000, Excal 11, Anchor Electronics Barracuda, (3) GQA2, , Whites Dual Field (2), Fisher CZ21, CZ5, CS6PI...CTX 3030, Nokta Impact, Kruzer, Eq 800 w/p TDI Pro...

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  1. Shocking news for sure--just glad that he's okay. Joe is the master of cold water hunting and equipment selection--must have been something very unusual that happened. Anyone who has been in the water hunting game for a long time has had their close calls. We can only try and learn for next time. No matter how experienced you are there can always be that "second event" that catches us off guard. In these cold water days a "fox" type whistle is not a bad idea--you just never know when there will be a hole dug by ice or some other hazzard. Just glad that Joe is on the mend--I know that he i
  2. My New Years resolution was to quit debates and hot dogs--for much the same reason...cjc
  3. well- its really about knowing what the machine will do. with either platform signals at the edge of the range are either big iron being heard in part or something non-ferrous carrying up to the surface because it conducts well. more about being familar with the machine than any principle of physics. cjc
  4. Let me qualify that statement. When you have a pulse that you are really familar with--that you know the feild size well on, and you hear a very faint, narrow signal that's round--there is a very good chance that it will be non-ferrous. I can certainly do this with the Cuda--having run it for 30 years....
  5. whereas with something modulated like the Equinox you have no clue. cjc
  6. Can't help thinking that most hunters would have a much easier time if they had done some time with a pulse. I think that's why you do so well with the Excal--you have learned to run it like a pulse--and assess your targets with a wider set of metrics. By pulse hunter standards any discrimination spoils you. There's just as much info to be got from the context. Its true though a narrow deep pulse signal is always going to be non-ferrous--simple physics. The TDI is bad for one ways--jury still out on the AQ certainly seems more consistent in that once its "caught" a target it keeps it.
  7. Did a quick hunt the other day and dug only coins. This has to do with the "training" that Canadian coins have given me. In a way they are a "median" target--part non-ferrous and part steel. What this means is that they have characteristics of both. So with a clean processing pulse like the AQ--you have a narrow signal (imagine a tube carrying the response up) with some wide or maybe irregular characteristics. Point being that they make good "trainers" teaching you to look for even poor examples of a narrow response. Then when you hear some clean gold...unmistakable. Foils and tabs will
  8. I had it backwards; I was missing things because they got lost in the high gain noise. The more difficult the site, the more important it is to find an efficient signal balance. @cjc's book help a lot for me. That's good advice JCR! It's like once you get up towards 90 everythingis clipping down and harder to hear--not easier. cjc
  9. ya there's a lot of info in 2 tone just never needed to get away from it except maybe to smooth out the big coil in salt. I think that alloys just don't sound off a strong and a peaked response (easier to hear in 2 tone)_ means something that's clean metal and distinct from the ground--not corroded. cjc
  10. I would also add that a lowered SAT (ATS) is something I've arrived at with this machine too. In keeping with the evolution of Eric's machines there is a very high level of processing. When you add super fast SAT to the mix there's a defininte loss of depth. The upside is that with some of these detectors that run at a higher uSc (GQA2, CS6Pi) this makes for great stabilty in fast salt. With the Impulse I see this slick processing great for ID-ing gold in that anything thats not a clean conductor will be wider and less consistent in how it enters and leaves the detection field. Last ring
  11. Great hunt all the more satisfying when you have to battle tough conditons. Thanks for the settings too. Just wish someone would come up with some electric gloves! clive
  12. Dewcon with these machines--if you have the good proven ground that a lot of gold has come from--the sooner you are out there diggign the better. I think the key is--it has to be a LOT better than what's been used there before--like when the Dual Field came out. I know you have some good sites down there--give it a spin! clive
  13. Makes me crazy when people say that--"East of Eden" is good reading--where's the gold? lol
  14. Price I paid for this detector was just fine. Great detector--we have a great future together! cjc
  15. Thats the NOX's problem. Overprocessed. Would be an insane first machine to learn. Can't tell the flyspecks from the garbage can lids. cjc
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