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mineallmine
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14 January 2020 10:25 am

Hi peeps, silly question, but is it a waste of time detecting beaches where the public rarely go? Cheers, Luke.

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Smoky bandit
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14 January 2020 10:30 am

I detect beach that nobody goes to anymore.
But hundreds camped and swam there in the early 1900s.
Always worth a look.


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mineallmine
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14 January 2020 10:39 am

Smoky bandit wrote:

I detect beach that nobody goes to anymore.
But hundreds camped and swam there in the early 1900s.
Always worth a look.

Yea...nice. That's the answer I wanted cheers smoky big_smile
Got a msg from AusPost before saying my nox is coming today giggety giggety. So excited (and nervous for some reason) don't really know what to do first lol lol

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14 January 2020 10:41 am

mineallmine wrote:
Smoky bandit wrote:

I detect beach that nobody goes to anymore.
But hundreds camped and swam there in the early 1900s.
Always worth a look.

Yea...nice. That's the answer I wanted cheers smoky big_smile
Got a msg from AusPost before saying my nox is coming today giggety giggety. So excited (and nervous for some reason) don't really know what to do first lol lol

Easy to use and pays for itself in no time at all. Hit all beaches.. thumbsup


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14 January 2020 12:02 pm

Yep. Even if a beach isnt a popular hot spot, its still likely that people visit it, and drop stuff, especially if you find a spot where people have camped overnight


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mineallmine
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14 January 2020 01:11 pm

I feel like I've crammed my brain with too many YouTube vids on how to operate the nox! Looking forward to just turning it on and swinging for now, hopefully learning quickly as I go. There's no better way to learn than doing I guess.. playful

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Dave law
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14 January 2020 02:13 pm

mineallmine wrote:

Hi peeps, silly question, but is it a waste of time detecting beaches where the public rarely go? Cheers, Luke.

No such thing as a silly question, only silly answers. Hit em & hit em hard. Best of luck. Cheers.


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14 January 2020 04:57 pm

mineallmine wrote:

I feel like I've crammed my brain with too many YouTube vids on how to operate the nox! Looking forward to just turning it on and swinging for now, hopefully learning quickly as I go. There's no better way to learn than doing I guess.. playful

Met a couple with a brand new out of the box nox 800..nothing set up meant they were swinging for luck... Gotta set it up right...


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14 January 2020 05:22 pm

Pick a mode ....Do a noise cancel and start swinging...That's all you need to do with the Nox .You don't even need to ground balance it in park or field modes.
Once you get familiar with the settings then you can customize a mode with tones /discrimination /iron bias/ recovery speed to suit your personal detecting style. smile thumbsup


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AussieChris
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14 January 2020 05:29 pm

Curious, should he update the firmware?
I feel I have neglected my Nox of late, hot weather and ground as hard as calcrete makes swinging a chore.


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Smoky bandit
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14 January 2020 05:48 pm

I'm glad I did..Plus the F2 on the second update is magic. thumbsup
Especially in really trashy areas.

Last edited by Smoky bandit (14 January 2020 05:49 pm)


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14 January 2020 07:20 pm

I found a dollar at Altona beach last Sunday morning. Was a nice walk anyways.

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mineallmine
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14 January 2020 08:35 pm

Smoky bandit wrote:

Pick a mode ....Do a noise cancel and start swinging...That's all you need to do with the Nox .You don't even need to ground balance it in park or field modes.
Once you get familiar with the settings then you can customize a mode with tones /discrimination /iron bias/ recovery speed to suit your personal detecting style. smile thumbsup

I think I just needed to hear that. big_smile

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mineallmine
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14 January 2020 08:38 pm

AussieChris wrote:

Curious, should he update the firmware?
I feel I have neglected my Nox of late, hot weather and ground as hard as calcrete makes swinging a chore.

Curious, if I did want/need to how do I update firmware? Cheers

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15 January 2020 10:34 am

https://www.minelab.com/equinox-software-update-2-0

Here you go


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Perth Tim
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Yesterday 10:59 am

I don't think it's the amount of people that matter, more that there's potential for items to be trapped. Then any drops would be recoverable

A big open beach with deep sand and few people would be pot luck, but a small beach with a rock line or some other feature would be worth a go. Less people detecting these areas is also a plus


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