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    20-05-2018, 05:26 PM
    des replied to a thread More Equinox Park Finds. in Audio/Video
    This post has nothing to do with Gary's video but, I couldn't help noticing the photo on the top of the page is one of mine taken of Vincent O'Brien. I shot dozens over two days as we prepared to...
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    20-05-2018, 05:16 PM
    I have the N6 so don't have the WM08 set-up, but on a few sets of ordinary 'plug-in' headphones there is quite a lot of tonal variance / volume driver etc.
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    16-05-2018, 05:00 PM
    des replied to a thread Equinox 800 in Minelab Equinox Series
    "Lovely coin...very small. First field test out with the prototype Explorer ll, netted my very first one...shallowish @ around 3-4" loose soft soil under short stubble. Since then I found just one...
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    15-05-2018, 04:59 PM
    des replied to a thread More Equinox Park Finds. in Audio/Video
    "Gary, Some of the Cupro-Nickel coins dug by NOX have been surprisingly LOW in TID's - 15, 16, and 19 for sixpences. The surprise that wasn't that much of a surprise cos I witnessed it with RACER...
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    14-05-2018, 04:54 PM
    des replied to a thread Gold Modes in Minelab Equinox Series
    "I don't think the Equinox Gold Mode has the 'adjustable 0-20 Iron Mask' feature of the X-Terra 705? I have heard the Gold Mode in action on a few videos and it does certainly sound like the...
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    09-05-2018, 07:06 PM
    "Yeah, that's where they hit all right...26, 27 & 28. It does get those tiny silver's if they're there...the 'Maundy' type coins, 'Joey's' etc. Initially, after reading Minelab's own blurb about it...
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    08-05-2018, 05:51 PM
    des replied to a thread ear buds in Minelab Equinox Series
    Good to know. Thanks. Ear buds are fine in warm laid back conditions but when it's winter tough you'd have to get a friend to 'Sellotape' your ears so they'll stay in!!! Invariably, one of 'em...
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    08-05-2018, 05:48 PM
    1's and 2's can be 'clinker'...3's and 4's can be tiny foil/aluminium bits, 5's to 9's can be 'bigger' bits - irregular cuts of lead, Tombac buttons @ 9 etc.
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    05-05-2018, 11:25 AM
    des replied to a thread Equinox 800 & "Tremola" in Audio/Video
    "Nice one Gary! Another silver streak! The N800 sure loves those 'thrupences!' You make me cringe each time you 'thumb clean' the coins...scratchy sounds from the fine dirt particles encrusting the...
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    04-05-2018, 09:57 AM
    des replied to a thread Gold Modes in Minelab Equinox Series
    This is what I wrote about the Prospecting Mode of the X-Terra 705 some years ago: I wonder of any of it is applicable to the Nox800? Prospecting Mode X-TERRA 705 "The Prospecting mode on the...
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    02-05-2018, 07:47 AM
    des replied to a thread My Explorer died! in Australian Chapter
    Hi Rob, Sorry to hear that! "It sounds" like the front panel has shorted out. (area with all the button bumps) It's a common fault as they age! Contact: nenad@phasetechnical.com.au He might...
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    30-04-2018, 04:51 PM
    ........you want a NEW box because of that??? That's nothing... I've seen boxes that were driven through by a forklift... We used receive the odd request for new 'shipping cartons' (box) but...
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    30-04-2018, 04:47 PM
    "YOWZA,,,,,a day??? That'd be a few weeks for me!!! Well done...you were busy...how are the knees...Lol... Yeah, those large silver coins tend to drive the TID the highest but, still not as high...
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    30-04-2018, 04:42 PM
    des replied to a thread More Equinox Park Finds. in Audio/Video
    "Well done Gary! That was some silver streak! Did you get another new camera? The image looks sharper? Yeah, some of the English copper coins, pennies & halves do tend to put up lower TID's...
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    29-04-2018, 09:39 AM
    Can I ask a silly question please? Can I just walk in to a 'Curry's' and buy a Bluetooth headset and it will automatically pair to the Nox?
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    29-04-2018, 09:37 AM
    des replied to a thread Iron Bias in Minelab Equinox Series
    "No worries Gordon. Best of luck finishing the house. I'll figure it out? It'd be good to get your perspective though whenever you can? I've been a Contributor here since it's inception and have...
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    28-04-2018, 08:47 AM
    des replied to a thread Iron Bias in Minelab Equinox Series
    .....surprising no one appears to have any comments on this interesting feature in the EQX? Anyone...any of the UK tester's on here? Gog?
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    27-04-2018, 09:31 AM
    des replied to a thread Gold Modes in Minelab Equinox Series
    "Wow...no replies to your very good Q. I'm surprised by that. Yes, the Gold Mode/s should be a great tool to use in 'iffy' head scratching signals. If it's set up anything like the 'X-Terra'...
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    20-04-2018, 08:35 PM
    "It's only April Nuke'em! Give it a bit of time? Big beach today only gave up 2 x 2p's for me...(and scrap non ferrous) I'd agree with you about the other machines being better for the beach with...
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    18-04-2018, 03:44 PM
    des replied to a thread Iron Bias in Minelab Equinox Series
    Acc to the IM, this is the most important statement about IB: "The Iron Bias Setting provides some control over the Target ID response. A lower Iron Bias setting will allow the natural response to...
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    17-04-2018, 06:08 PM
    des replied to a thread Local Equinox Finds in Audio/Video
    "Lovely video Gary! I called your first 10c before you revealed it!!! Well done...look fwd to the next trip out!"
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    17-04-2018, 06:05 PM
    des replied to a thread Iron Bias in Minelab Equinox Series
    Q: where did Iron Bias come from? It seems to have been late on in the prototyping process? Gog says understand XP 'silencer' and it's similar? But is it similar to the more traditional Iron Mask...
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    17-04-2018, 06:02 PM
    "I know what you're saying...have had it on other detectors too. Maybe it's a case of It could be a case of difference tween the Default '0' and what you might achieve? It's the way it's set-up...
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    13-04-2018, 09:40 PM
    "I'm actually thinking that a 6" coil on an E800 will be challenging to deal with and learn? In 'rapid fire' Recovery 8, Iron Bias 0, in a heavy nail area with differing size nails, various stages...
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    13-04-2018, 10:37 AM
    Small coils are brilliant. After much pestering many moons ago, ML finally introduced a small coil for the 'Explorer XS' and it sold well for years. The 6" for the CTX was / still is a brilliant...
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    10-04-2018, 08:48 AM
    des replied to a thread Musket ball in Minelab Equinox Series
    "Specsavers", anyone...Lol......"
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    09-04-2018, 10:04 PM
    des replied to a thread Musket ball in Minelab Equinox Series
    'When you say "floor", what do you mean? ~Indoors / Outdoors? Behind my desk at Minelab I answered this type Q. 7 days a week? What Frequency were you in? Did you get a Tone? I'd hazard a...
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    09-04-2018, 10:00 PM
    Well done! Looks as if you're getting to grips with it? That's amazing...the pin pointer reacting to coke...detector not? Are you sure? Did you get ' an iron low tone with TID 1'? Coke = 1 right...
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    31-03-2018, 12:32 PM
    I repeat, my words were regarding finds from America. Nothing to do with finds made in Britain as I've been there and dug it and the EQX likes low and mid conductors.
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    30-03-2018, 04:00 PM
    The 'old Minelab' was a Shareholder Company. I was "bangin" away at them for years to produce 'an E Trac on a stick!' I was "bangin" away at them for years to produce 'a pin pointer' The CTX...
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