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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. Thanks a lot, David---second good review--I'll take it. Good luck with the big coil looking forwards to a full report here. Regards clive
  2. I don't like to dish dirt on an otherwise superb detector and to be fair I have a sense that if my bench tech had replaced the side clips too there would have been no problem after the repair. With the R & D that' must have gone into the CTX Im surprised that this has not been addressed more soundly. This second gasket is not even captive--it just sits on the outside of the case--nothing some black tape wont accomplish. My fix did work today something for anyone who has had a leak to try: Take the lid off a water bottle and cut out two rectangles 1/32 x 1/8". Get some tweezers and some crazy glue or mix epoxy. Put a puddle of glue on a surface, pick up each shim , dip it and place each one exactly on where the cell clip seats--on the battery holder. Trim with nail cutters. Use the clips to clamp for drying. This will make for a firmer seal. Be sure to use an (strong) elastic to secure the clips now. Then, to keep the sand out--apply two strips of black tape--top and bottom. Just funny--Im run this machine for periods of time problem free but then it has leaked several times in a row no matter how hard I try to make sure that everything is situated perfectly. This fix seems so far so good--two rechargeable cells later... PS scored this Italian cuff today18k 9.7 gt. seems to be working! cjc
  3. I've had mine fixed since new cell and all but first time in--seemed properly seated but fifteen minutes--full of water. Cant help thinking that new bulkkhead and all--it's the old clips; that are worn. Ive put a sliver of plastic in each side of the cell (Akalikne, not the second burnt out rechargeable) to make for a tighter seal. Not an impressive upgrade at all. Very hard pressed to trust this machine in the water now. Just can't seem to find a consistent way to keep it dry. Shame great performer. cjc
  4. First buyer, first review... I have both books now and they are awesome. I keep them close so I can study them on these cold days. Anyone one that has a Equinox needs these books. CM (thanks!)
  5. Announcing: “The Minelab Equinox: An Advanced Guide.”By Clive James ClynickOur postal workers here in Toronto have been ordered back to work—clearing the way for me to begin a full-on book launch of the new one: ”The Minelab Equinox: An Advanced Guide.” Thanks to those who have shown interest in the couple of dozen proofs so far. What I’ve tried to do in this book is to lay out the Equinox’s strengths. These are its operating characteristics: good noise reduction, effective built in bias, good target ID at depth, good low conductor sensitivity–to begin with. The general theme of the book is how to get the most from these strengths in the field—both depth performance and accuracy. This is a detector that gives quite a lot of information–audio and meter. Understanding some basic detector theory can help to make sense of this information–what it means. This theory is very simple and has to do with the fact that the ground forms part of the signal—and that there is a ton of information to be gotten from these “ground noises”–the amount of difficulty that the machine has in separating targets from it.I believe that the way to become more accurate with the Equinox is to have a good grasp of these basic general skills that are applicable to all situations. With this in hand—accurate, effective applications become much easier to develop. Although there are several “beach” programs detailed in the book—these are more for teaching purposes—they illustrate skills and principles that are generalizable across situations.Years ago when I got my first Sovereign–all you had was your manual. There were a few seasoned hunters who posted methods on the Findmall forum. I cut and pasted these and read this one sheet multiple times. This gave me a good general knowledge of how this detector operated. These methods—things such as coil control target testing (the various types of target test passes), all metal signal confirming, (tone and location on the ground) for example increased my accuracy dramatically. With the Equinox’s sophisticated processing and filtering—these kinds of super quick tests are much more effective and can give you a ton of target information. So this would be one general idea that’s covered in the book—skill building and developing your accuracy by understanding what the machine is telling you.Good Luck Detecting,CliveNovember, 2018
  6. Hey thanks a lot for your information--for sure it's hard to know when the cell is situated right--I tapped it manually seated it--the whole bit but somehow water poured in. I'm looking at the soldering job--pretty much the same conclusion--it's a flush surface. Really appreciate your response--Im in the Dominican Republic--might give it a hail Mary! Kind Regards clive
  7. My old model CTX leaked in salt and the plate that goes into the cell (housing side) has been eaten off. Anyone have this problem and find a way to restore ;contact? I'm looking at a bit of copper wire in the slot to contact where the plate sat...brutal makes me sick how bad this gasket seating is on this model. Ive tried everything to keep it dry. cjc
  9. Thanks, Bob'ke Im sure that the new one will fill out your understanding of the NOX--and give your accuracy a big boost. Kind Regards clive
  10. Now you've hurt my feelings....The Advanced Guide is a new, discrete and different book. I only sell information once--unlike some authors who import pages from one book to the next. The first book is only referenced to build upon those basic ideas. cjc
  11. Bob'ke It's a much more advanced book--that requires some basics to get the most from. Im not much of a pitchman--prefer to let the books speak for themselves. Besides it wasn't untll there was an overwhelming show of support that naysayers (not having read)_ stopped ripping the shit out of the first one... cjc
  12. Hi Brian Well--there's more of a focus upon advanced skills--especially ID'ing targets using the coil.--and a more broad based approach to getting and interpreting target information. There are some programs given--but more to illustrate hands-on techniques--that can be applied across situations. cjc
  13. That's a good way to mediate the ground noises--take a cue from the Field mode and bring up the Disc or Break. There's also the Tone Pitch Gap setting to fiddle with if you are inclined to 50 Tones. cjc
  14. The Minelab Equinox: An Advanced Guide Clive James Clynick is the author of some 22 previous detector “how-to” manuals, numerous articles and product reviews. In this detailed and informative book he explains the Minelab Equinox’s ground breaking technology and how it can help you to find treasure. Topics include: • Using Theory and Basic Skills to Improve Your Accuracy • Depth and Target Acquisition. • Applying the Equinox’s Strengths to Your Sites. • Using the Equinox’s Target Information to Learn Problem Targets. • Methods and Applications: Creating Custom Search Modes. • Across-Frequency Target Testing. • Salt Water Stabilization. …and much more… (Softbound 101 pgs. $16.95) Ordering: http://clivesgoldpage.com/