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  1. Four used ones advertised on The Classifieds in the last couple days, one sold already. Seems like Gerry’s circle of people... you know something the rest of us do not know Gerry?
  2. Hi there fellow yella hunters, ive been prospecting for gold & gems for about 5yrs now in nth nsw.Have mostly been alluvial working with sluice & pan.Found some ok gold, enough to keep me interested.Thought i wld step up to a detector to enter a new & exciting chapter in my prospecting journey.Ended up buying a brand new sdc 2300, i was so excited & proud of my new acquisition.As soon as i unboxed it i had an uneasy feeling with all the screaching & wailing as soon as i switched it on.I persisted with all the best advice & did get it to settle.I am on my second detectin
  3. OK so apparently I don't have a good understanding of what type of metal my detector and find. I've only had my SDC for a week or so and I'm new to metal detecting. I put two of girlfriend's earrings on the surface of some soil and here are the results: White gold (or platinum I'm not totally sure) earring: SDC doesn't sound off at all 14K gold earring: SDC produces a very faint sound Again the earrings were on the surface of the soil. My detector is finding things like bullets, nails, aluminum foil, etc just fine. I also buried an old gold plated tooth about 6 to 8 inche
  4. First off... Really liking my SDC so far and have only about 18-20hrs on it so far. Most places I hunt are pretty trashy so the Goldmonster is usually my weapon of choice. My question regarding the SDC is about threshold change over targets. I've been finding myself usually only digging targets when the threshold goes from a steady tone to a higher in pitch and softer tone? When I get a lower in pitch signal tone from the steady threshold I find myself passing on these lower than threshold pitch signal tones? In your opinion am I on to something as far as trash or gold? I'm basically lazy
  5. Hey guys I just got my new SDC last week. I see a lot of folks on youtube using a cover for the control box portion of the metal detector. Is this something any of you guys use? If so, can you recommend a particular one? Thanks! PS, I plan on taking this detector with me backpacking.
  6. https://www.minelab.com/usa/community/news?article=432262
  7. Minelab are excited to release a new enhanced version of the the popular Minelab SDC 2300 metal detector. With availability from mid-June, the new enhanced SDC 2300 will now include re-designed headphones, an armrest protector and a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery. A clip-on coil joint protector has been added to the swivel joint for added protection of the coil joint while detecting. Minelab SDC 2300 Data & Reviews https://www.minersden.com.au/minelab-sdc-2300-metal-detector-v2 Minelab SDC 2300 metal detector
  8. My question is not a substitute for the WM08 , what I would like to do its match it with a non ML Transmitter, is anything available? Background: Wifes 2300 did not come with Bluetooth Headphones like the Nox or a better, the Z's WM12 speaker with Headphone jack. I have set up an ebay Bluetooth Transmitter on the 2300 and a ebay Bluetooth receiver connected to the dealer supplied amplifier carried in her back pack to drive a speaker on her shoulder. The Transmitter and Receiver are the Bluetooth V2.1 + EDR which I understand is faster with less latency that the Bluetooth V4 or V5 but
  9. First time out with my new SDC and the damn thing shorts out every time I set it down or bump it? Then it starts it's warm up all over again and I continue to hunt until I gently bump it or set it down again? Seems to have got better towards end of 4 hr hunt where I only dug about 35 targets (no gold). It might be the batteries not making good connection but I did have the trap door completely shut. Anyone else ever have this issue before with the SDC???? Hate to have to send it in...…
  10. G'day Steve Seeing as you have mentioned the batteries in the 2300, we have changed to the Li-ion 18650's with the adapters about a year ago, less weight more power 2 batteries instead of 4 like the original "C" cells I don't know if anyone in the USA have started using the 18650's but there are quite a few in Aus and with no ill effects from the extra voltage and perhaps even a slight advantage, this extra voltage maybe just a feel good thing or it maybe real, I don't seem to be able to get a definite answer as to whether the extra volts translates into a usable advantage, but to us
  11. My favorite detector looks to have just gotten a lot better with Coilteks new line of coils for the Minelab SDC 2300. Not sure how it works changing coils yet but I’m excited. Now I just need a 10” coil for the Zed. https://www.coiltek.com.au/coils/gold-extreme/
  12. OK, I`ve found the courage, I think, Stripped the SDC right down the C/Bs with pot switches, coil plug, H/Dphone plug complete as per image below weighs 216 grams. This section complete with a couple of 3.7v LiPos hard wired in with the Pro-Sonic transmitter also hard wired, giving 3 Mini USB female plugs to charge .LiPos will be probably rectangular type that have their BMS in cooperated. Doubt I`ll used the SDC coil shaft as whilst it is quality feels heavy compared to say the GPX shaft. Anyway I`m "pissing into the wind" until tis a goer so will post back once and if it survives
  13. This poll is designed to see who is currently using either the Minelab SDC or GPZ detectors with a component of identifying anyone who actively uses both. (I hypothesize there may be a selection bias in this forum in favor of more detectorists who use the GPZ even though sales of the SDC are much higher.)
  14. I just got a screaming deal on a SDC 2300. So just inquiring if anyone has any more experiences with the aftermarket coiltek coils? I'm seriously thinking about getting some to make the SDC a patch hunting machine.
  15. I saw some of the guys in Australia make a Trumpet to deflect the sound upward from the speaker on the sdc. Great idea, but shipping was a bit much, so I cut a 90 pcv fitting in half and used velcroe to attach. Cheap little project and does add a noticeable increase in sound coming up from the speaker.
  16. Anyone have any ideas why an SDC2300 may not be powering up?? We have used 2 different sets of batteries that work fine in another unit. Not much to troubleshoot except the batteries and off/on switch. {{{SOLVED}}}}}}} Was working fine when it was last used. Hate to send it to Minelab---they may be tiring of me….. 😏
  17. I would like to start a thread of peoples opinions on what they found between these two machines with various coils. I love my SDC and have found my biggest and smallest gold with it (8”). My GPZ has definitely gone deeper for gold (14”). I am about even on the total count for each, weight a being different story. I understand that if you only have one detector then you want coil options, but if you got both I wonder what would be a better bang for your buck? A 10” Xcoil at $1000 or a 11”Coiltek at $310. Thats if they compare at depth and sensitivity. Norvic I would love for you
  18. My Order of Coils for the SDC-2300 landed. I'll be shipping Friday and Saturday. Let me know which ones you want and be sure to get a Hardware Kit too. I look forward to hearing and seeing your Success. Photo is one of my Field Staff and some of the SDC-2300 gold he found with the stock coil. Just wait until he gets to swing one with the other coils. Gerry's Metal Detectors
  19. I really enjoy this site. This discussion board has been very helpful with this new found hobby of mine. I played around with metal detectors briefly back in the 80's when my dad was into looking for relics around old home sites. However back then I was a lot younger and I preferred chasing critters that were able to run or swim away from me. So for the past 30 years my primary interests have been fishing and hunting and I have not picked up a metal detector since I was a kid hanging out with my dad. I have my wife to thank for giving me gold fever. I have no interest in panning or sluicing f
  20. Hello, I am new to the forum but not new to prospecting and mining. Have prospected a lot of places around the state.. Has anyone worked with SDC 2300 before??? I'd love to know your experience. Thanks
  21. Pretty cool news for sdc 2300 owners, three new coils. https://www.coiltek.com.au/coils/gold-extreme/
  22. Version 4901-0172-4

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    Minelab SDC 2300 Instruction Manual (English only version), 5.16 MB pdf file, 17 pages Minelab SDC 2300 Data & Reviews Minelab SDC 2300 - Steve's Review Minelab Metal Detector Forum
  23. Looking to find someone who is currently making a skid plate with knuckle protector for the SDC. Miner John lost all of his stock and not likely to be back in business anytime soon. Any info would be appreciated.........Thanks!
  24. I saw the prototype of the first coil that will be released for the 2300. 10x5" The tester really likes it and apparently it is dynamite on the jagged bits. And the main thing I wanted in these new coils, it is centre mount . I will probably start using my 2300 a bit more
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