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  1. Hi guys ! Yes, I am a beach hunter, but I was invited to metall detecing on a WW1 field... So the beach hunter I am was suddenly contemplating a huge corn field which has seen some ww1 Action... I chose to hunt before noon (2 hours) with the Equinox 800, and two hours in the afternoon with the Safari I happened to win at a detection rally two weeks ago. As you can tell from the posted pics, the Nox Found 18 targets, the Safari 32, but i felt the afternoon search was richer in targets...The best find of the day was a silver King Leopold II 1867 2 Francs (Belgium), a very rare coin, as it has only been minted from 1866-1868 The nox got more tiny targets (low conductors), but the Safari was able to find some tiny targets too. I don't know what to think about the results about both detectors, but they are very close in my opinion. Those are the pics of this outing (round bullets are belgian, the others are german). Happy hunting !
  2. http://www.dankowskidetectors.com/discussions/read.php?2,152652 NASA-Tom Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Here it comes...…… a bit of a paradigm-shift in te > chnology/technological-advancements. I want to giv > e you guys a (moderate) heads-up...… for something > that is on the horizon. It is built by a small com > pany (medium/small) that makes military-grade unde > rwater locating devices. One of those engineers is > a avid detectorist. He has convinced/steered the c > ompany into inventing/building a hobby-line detect > or. It's been in-the-works for about 18 years. All > of the prototyping had been completed 2 years ago. > It has been an "unreleased" completed product for > the past 2 years. (((We are at: "shoot the enginee > r" time-continuum))). It is not quite a VLF..... a > nd it's not quite a PI. Ergonomically..... it has > been 'pushed' to be in the shape of a detector...t > hat we would 'recognize' as a detector. It's been > some work..... to get the unit to 'sound' like a m > etal detector. . . . . . that we would 'understand > ' it's language/audio. It is "quirky". You will li > ke some of the quirks.....and can put some of them > to good use. Some things that I can share...… at t > his time: > > * Very specifically targets TWO INTENTS: > 1. Wet-Salt > 2. Bad Mineralization > This is to say...….. it does NOT target mega-trash > y areas...… does NOT target carpets of nails. > > * NOT for beginners/novice. Targeted for seasoned > detectorists. > > * IP-68 > > * 11" x 8" DD open coil (hydrodynamic) > > * Electronics designed TO/FOR the coil. ((( If you > want to change coils..... you must change the elec > tronics. This is a very specific/discrete platform > . ))) > > * Weight/Ergonomics: Very similar to F75/EQX/T2 > > * One rechargeable battery. 1-1/3 length of a C-Ce > ll. Diameter of a C-Cell. 6000mAh 3.7V. This is a > 'off the shelf'......easy to access/buy......and Y > OU can change it... in about 40-seconds. (Under th > e armcup). > > * Full VDI ID ….. with a 60-point span. > > * A very real/correct All-Metal Mode. Disc Mode. I > D Mode. > > * Iron span range is: -30 to 0. And for a very s > pecific/discrete electronic platform rationale/jus > tification. You DON'T want this changed. > > * Non-Ferrous span range is: 0-30. > > * In certain modes..... very responsive to high co > nductors. > > * Inches deeper than Excal/CZ/Sov for coins and go > ld rings..... in a wet-salt environment. ((( Almos > t exactly parallels the performance of my 'tuned/t > weaked' AquaStar-II..... in the wet-salt. . . . . > but. . . . . with FULL ID capabilities. ))) Resona > nt (great) for tiny gold rings, small, medium and > large gold rings. This is where the depth advancem > ents have taken place. > > * One of the paradigm-shifts: Ground Balance the u > nit in the dry sand FIRST. ((( And in a different > fashion: Hold coil about 10" above the ground. Pre > ss and hold GB button. Lower the coil to about 1" > off of ground. Release GB button. DONE. ))) Then. > ..…… walk down to the wet-salt. . . and manually z > eroize your local wet-salt content/volume. Now the > detector … no longer even sees the wet-salt. It is > not 'canceled'. It is not phase-shifted out. It is > not Ground Balanced out. The high conductivity of > the wet-salt is no longer seen. This is a fairly l > arge dramatic departure from all other detectors. > First time in history. A paradigm-shift. > > * This unit targets beach hunters.... and relic hu > nters in bad dirt. This unit loses depth/performan > ce in bad dirt …but at a SLOWER rate than other un > its. It 'holds on' to good target ID's at deeper d > epths.... in bad dirt..... at a better depth/ID ra > te than other units. > > * Trying to keep the cost below the CTX-3030 MSRP. > If we don't market/advertise it..... the cost may > be around $1600..... or slightly lower. The intent > may be to sell the unit on this web-site (forum) o > nly/exclusively. That way..... we can circumvent a > dvertisement costs (which can be very expensive). > > * For the most-part: K.I.S.S. theory has been empl > oyed. > > * Heavy gauge carbon fiber. > > More details to follow...… possibly.
  3. calabash digger

    Rutus Alter 71

    Testing out my new rutus alter 71..
  4. There is a nice write up with lots of photos just posted by one of the Nokta Anfibio prototype testers. There is mention made of the Nokta Anfibio Multi Cache Mode, called Treasure Mode in the review. There are other tidbits also. Check it out at http://hobby-detecting.com/nokta-anfibio-our-review-of-the-new-detector-tips-thoughts-experience-finds/
  5. The Nokta Invenio appears to be a Nokta Impact combined with a visual mapping system. Nokta just released a set of fourteen videos covering all aspects of the detector in detail. Nokta Invenio Video Instruction Series Nokta Invenio Digital Imaging System
  6. Looks like an Impact in a Kruzer case: http://noktadetectors.com/index.asp?g=anfibio Nokta Anfibio waterproof metal detector Features: Warranty : 2 Year Limited Total Weight : 4 lbs (1.81437 kgs) Operating Frequencies : 5kHz / 14kHz / 20kHz IP68 Rating : Up to 16.4' (5 meters) Waterproof! Design : Telescopic Shaft, Slideable Armrest & Backlit Keypad Search Modes : 9 (Gen / 2 Tone / 3 Tone / 4 Tone / Beach / Deep / Etc.) Battery : 3700mAh Lithium Polymer; Offers up to 19 Hours of Operation Advanced Beach Mode : Very Stable Operation in Dry Sand, Wet Sand and Underwater E.U.D (Extra Underground Depth) Function : Detect Certain Metals Masked by Ground Conditions and / or at Fringe Depths Factory Included Accessories: 2.4 GHz Wireless Headphones - Green Edition AC Charger USB Cable Coil Cover
  7. Lanny, there is a super light weight PI built here in Australia, at a good price. I use one and love it. Unfortunately it is not yet available in the USA. It is called the QED. It is being constantly improved by the dedicated inventor. Hope one day you will be able to get one.
  8. Steve Herschbach

    White's MX 7 Video Series

    White's MX7 - A Short Introduction White's MX7 - Ruggedness and Frequency White's MX7 - Quick Start
  9. Well, strangely a midwife with a DHL shirt on, jut delivered Noxy's Baby brother. Weird 😉 Lame jokes aside, I Just want to acknowledge the great service iv'e received from Nexus metal detectors. Georgi (Owner and inventor of said machine) has answered tons of questions, gave great advice and got my detector here safely, and in good time. A full review will follow, but for now im taking these 2 kids out to play. No doubt there will be fun and tears. Andy. Brotherly Love already 😉
  10. http://www.dankowskidetectors.com/discussions/read.php?2,149502 This data below was posted by same gent who responded above on Apr 22 2018. LE.JAG Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Hello, > > some news on Fisher Manta > after using, the most powerful pulsepower > deepstar, SSV3, Aquastar, Goldscan 5c > > I can tell you that Fisher Manta is deeper > and more sensitive with its 7us delay > > the total weight should not exceed 1.5 kg > the Fisher team is currently working on the mechan > ical part > new box, cane, new coil.... > > the high sensitivity of the 7us requires materials > accordingly > solid disc with specific resin > winding and shielding of very high quality > high-end cable also for shielding .... > > all this add to a waterproof version > requires more time for mass production than a conv > entional detector > > once the mechanical part is fully operational > the first pre-series will not be long > and here I guarantee you the greatest depth > that you will never have seen on a ring at the be > ach > > if you hunt in the hard, look for a very solid gam > ate !!!! (:P) > > will follow the Terra version for the nugget > and this is just the beginning, Alexandre and the > research team > is already working on other technologies > who will revolutionize the world of gold diggers
  11. The following is a compilation from my Rutus testing and useage. Very long, but anyone wanting some info, this here may help folks. Btw to my knowledge currently no dealers for this detector line in USA. They can be purchased from abroad. The Rutus Alter 71 may not be very well known, but make no mistake a very good detector for what they cost. There is some comparison info too with other detector models. Enjoy Overall weight and feel of unit is IMO nice,,not heavy feeling. Both coils. Btw. Concentric measures 8.125" outside to outside diameter. Supposed 11" dd measures 11". I even with little time I have run this unit,,this unit designed to be a Deus killer for the $$$. Question is, is it?? Using concentric coil user likely not to dig steel bottle caps, hodograph paints a good pic of junk target,,a backwards C in the meter. Haven't tried DD coil yet to see what happens here. Depth is dependent on mask setting,,meaning for fringe depth the lower the better. Interesting how they gave a user options here to have their targets ID in the meter. Three choices real-- ID is directly reflective of frequency run and conductivity of target. Then 2 other options,,you can select either 6khz or 12khz for target ID normalization. So with saying all this here is some data using each of the above selections for target ID. I should say the Rutus uses a different scale when comparing to most other detectors-- 0-120. Some data Real ID option selected and frequency selected on detector at max 18.4khz Nickel....79 Clad dime..110 Zincoln penny..103 Copper penny..110 Clad quarter..114 Normalized setting of 6khz selected,,detector still set to 18.4khz Nickel..52 Clad dime..94 Zincoln penny..80 Copper penny..94 Clad quarter..105 Normalized setting of 12kh selected,,detector still set to 18.4khz Nickel..66 Clad dime..105 Zincoln penny..95 Copper penny..105 Clad quarter..112 Frequency changed on detector to 7khz,,real ID option selected Nickel..55 Clad dime..99 Zincoln penny..86 Copper penny..99 Clad quarter..107 Frequency still at 7khz,,6khz normalization selected Nickle..54 Clad dime..98 zincoln penny..85 Copper penny..98 Clad quarter..107 Frequency still at 7khz,,12 khz normalization selected Nickel..68 Clad dime..108 zincoln penny..99 Copper penny..107 Clad quarter..112 Preliminary test using 3D test with coin and nails,,detector seems above average with what I see,,,Deus like results,,,not giving either detector yet no advantage,,with time maybe. Audio,,,Rutus audio not as smooth as Xp Deus,,not as blendy sounding,,leans more toward what I call beeps. This is not meant to say Rutus audio is terrible or anything. I am still trying to nail down how I want my tones set up using the user programs,,,not there yet. Does take time though,,user must select each number TID wise and singularly adjust,,,no blocking of groups of tones to adjust. I do reserve the right here to correct anything I say about this detector in the future. From what I can tell right now,,Rutus will retain settings when turned off. Turn back on,,user will need to ground balance though. Also what ever you have selected,,this is where the cursor will be when you go back in and open menu-- not sure if this happens if you turn detector off though. Now,,here is where other manufacturers like White's should be paying attention,,Xp as well. I have read countless Internet forum threads and post associated with just when does the White's V3i and even the Vx3 model need to be ground balanced. Rutus depending on what you change setting wise will give you ground balance prompt. This is exactly what White's should have done on the 2 models I mention here. Xp Deus,,you change freqs,,ground balance doesn't carry over,,should be a prompt.. Now detector companies,,if they do this for future models,,,they could offer a way to override the prompt,,so it doesn't appear in screen. This might be more handy for someone say who is more experience with the detector in question. Emi,,this detector ranks right up there as being one of the quietest I have run for Vlf,,,even runs as quiet IMO as CTX and etrac,,and DST Fisher units. Now this from judging in 2 different places with loads of light wires,,and a few transformers. I should also say,,this concentric coil I received with Rutus is the very first one I have ever owned,,I did run a gents White's XLT with concentric some 6 years ago for around 15 minutes. Navigating around using Rutus is different,,but not hard,,just gotta get used to it. Unit seems to ground balance nicely here in my soil. More to come.
  12. So I was watching the first episode of the new Season 3 of Aussie Gold Hunters, my favourite gold prospecting TV show and the Gold Gypsies on it appear to be using some odd looking new detector, last season they were using GPX 4500/5000's I believe but this season it's some detector I don't recognise, It sounds like a GPX that's sucked on a helium balloon It doesn't appear to be a Minelab as Minelab tends to put their branding all over things, I can't see any branding on this detector, is it some sort of QED? Even the coils have no branding. It looks like you can adjust the balance on the coil by sliding it back or forwards before tightening the nut. I really like his pick too that you'll see in the photos, It's nice and sharp up the front but goes extremely wide at the back for good scraping, I wonder what that pick is, I would like one. Any ideas? --- Update, it's been cleared up already, its a Garrett ATX 🙂 Thanks AU_Solitude
  13. Steve Herschbach

    Video - MX7 Features Explained

    There is finally a page on White’s website dedicated to the new MX7 https://www.whiteselectronics.com/product/mx7/?lang=us And a new video with Steve Howard showing the various MX7 settings options.
  14. Does anyone have information about the Goldseekers VLF 12000 metal detector? Manual, spare parts...
  15. My VLF detectors are rapidly sorting themselves out and I am satisfied I am doing about as good in that regard as can be done. There really is only one area of metal detecting left that is bugging me. The Garrett Infinium was the first waterproof ground balancing PI and not a bad first effort. White's TDI might have improved on it but White's never did a waterproof TDI. Surprisingly, Minelab has never done what I would consider to be a true waterproof saltwater beach hunting PI. The SDC 2300 really is a prospecting detector first and second. I finally ended up with the Garrett ATX, which currently sets the bar for a waterproof ground balancing beach and water detector. Yet the ATX housing was designed more for military use than beach detecting. The coils are overly expensive due to an integrated rod design. Worse, the detector weighs in at 6.9 lbs and cannot be hip or chest mounted. In a sign of faith I am going to sell my ATX and wait on whatever First Texas has in the works. As Rick Kempf posted here previously, First Texas hired Alexandre Tartar and purchased the rights to produce a version of his Manta PI Project. And to quote First Texas engineer Carl Moreland from this thread "Yes, we've hired Alexandre. Yes, we are working on PI. I was personally working on PI before hiring Alexandre, but now we are seriously working on PI." Another thread with Fisher Manta details Fisher has not made a PI since the Fisher Impulse was discontinued back around 2013. This collaboration with Alexandre Tartar gives me hope that First Texas can get something out in the next year or two. My bar is low - a waterproof ground balancing PI at least as good as the ATX in a more ergonomic package. Seems fairly doable. Another company that may come out of nowhere all the sudden is Nokta/Makro as we know they are working on a PI. I don't know, but I think this is First Texas' game to lose at this point. So there you go, ATX going up for sale and a spot held open for whatever company can meet the challenge. Good luck First Texas - I am rooting for you! https://youtu.be/G8sdp4RG73g
  16. “Three new models are now available – the GO-FIND 22, 44 and 66, which will replace the GO-FIND 20, 40, and 60 models. New GO-FIND Series models have been designed with increased sensitivity so that targets can be identified at greater depth when compared to the original GO-FIND Series models. The new models are constructed using the same proven collapsible, lightweight platform and feature the same easy-to-use consumer interface which the original GO-FIND Series successfully brought to market in 2015. New GO-FIND Series models feature proprietary Minelab VFLEX digital electronics to enhance standard single frequency VLF detection technology.” More details here The new Go-Find page at the Minelab website: http://www.go-find.minelab.com/en/
  18. https://www.losttreasure.com/Home/FieldTests
  19. I am so happy to have received my new Equinox 600. Maybe when the snow melts and it gets warmer I can get out and hunt with it. Here's the unboxing video I made:
  20. I owned and used several of the old 1200 series Fishers and the 1236x2 was my favorite detector ever. Like a dummy I sold it. Does anyone have any guesses what a 1236x2 in very good condition would sell for today? Might want to invest in another one. All estimates are welcome. Thanks, Keith
  21. Been watching and waiting for another Goldstrike to come up for sale... Got lucky and finally found one, a new one for under $300 with the 10" coil. Yippe for me. I know many don't like it but I do. This will be my third one. I'll make a me a bag to mount it under the arm rest. Turn it on, set it up and go. I'm stoked. HH MIke
  22. Hi Steve, I recently acquired a Fisher Goldstrike metal detector at a really good price. I know it's a older machine, what's your thoughts on the machine-good,bad or ugly. Is it a decent machine for gold,coins,relics or all the above. Also lastly please give me the strong points and the weak points of the machine, any information would be very helpful. Thank You Very Much, Keith
  23. Hello I need to gat news Ger dertctor "easy way plus 3d" I need more information if someone are used that detected or have experience with thanks