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#51

PhaseTech
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From: Adelaide, SA
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05 December 2019 11:12 pm

I've been on the beach a couple of times with the Simplex. My deepest coin so far was a 10c at 11" - not measured but my shovel head was just under the surface layer when the coin popped out. At this depth, the signal is faint, but a repeatable signal told me something was down there. I'm preferring the field mode so far, but it's still early days. When it's windy, I'm using my Recon ST headphones as they block out the wind noise really well.

Here's a good video showing how the Simplex stacks up to a couple other machines in a similar price bracket. Lengthy, but well explained.


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#52

Goldpick
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06 December 2019 10:26 am

Yes it would have been interesting to see how the Simplex stacked up using the deeper field mode - I suspect it would have outclassed the other two by a fair margin.

How have you found ground balancing on the beach using field or park vs beach mode considering my Racer 2 has no problem gaining successful GB on the wet sand?


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#53

thefitter
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From: mackay, QLD
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06 December 2019 02:45 pm

PhaseTech wrote:

I've been on the beach a couple of times with the Simplex. My deepest coin so far was a 10c at 11" - not measured but my shovel head was just under the surface layer when the coin popped out. At this depth, the signal is faint, but a repeatable signal told me something was down there. I'm preferring the field mode so far, but it's still early days. When it's windy, I'm using my Recon ST headphones as they block out the wind noise really well.

Here's a good video showing how the Simplex stacks up to a couple other machines in a similar price bracket. Lengthy, but well explained.

what were your setting nenad, I had a lot of chatter when I went to the beach and had to drop the sensitivity down 3 bars

#54

PhaseTech
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07 December 2019 12:33 pm

With the Simplex I like Field Mode as it gives a little better depth, and deep signals are a bit louder. Beach definitely runs quieter though. In Beach mode I can run Sensitivity 5 bars, Field mode lower it to suit, usually 4 bars.

Goldpick, yes it is pretty much the same as the Racer 2, but with an 11" round coil on the end. I think the Simplex is slightly lower internal gain which makes it run a little less sparky compared to say a Kruzer or Anfibio, which can actually help in bad soils and salt. I have found that the Simplex is a little happier running a slightly positive ground balance, even up to about 6, which helps add a bit more depth than running it on zero.

The key with any VLF (that can actually work on wet sand) is coil control. You need to keep the coil close to the sand but try not to bang it.


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#55

PhaseTech
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15 January 2020 11:04 am

5 Tips on the Simplex


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#56

jaytrav76
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09 February 2020 02:42 pm

Hi all,
Has anyone used this on our beaches? If so are they relatively stable?
(Read the above...strike that.)

Last edited by jaytrav76 (09 February 2020 03:30 pm)

#57

jaytrav76
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09 February 2020 03:06 pm

Hi all,
How stable is this machine in our beaches?
Would certainly consider buying it if it was.
(Sorry for posting this question, the previous comments have been very helpful).

Last edited by jaytrav76 (09 February 2020 03:32 pm)

#58

Toysandthings
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09 February 2020 10:29 pm

Seems to be ok, we have sold several simplexs with no complaints so far.
utube vids around the world show it working quite well.
Have a few more arriving this week so might test 1 at wollongong north beach.

But all accounts so far indicate the simplex works well on the beach and wet sand.

Cheers.
Lee.


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#59

PhaseTech
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From: Adelaide, SA
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11 February 2020 04:01 pm

jaytrav76 wrote:

Hi all,
How stable is this machine in our beaches?
Would certainly consider buying it if it was.
(Sorry for posting this question, the previous comments have been very helpful).

If you run the Sensitivity flat out and bump the coil along the sand it'll be chirpy. If you set Sensitivity two notches down from max and keep the coil just off the ground it'll be very stable. I like to use the Field mode which gives a bit more depth, but isn't as stable as the beach mode. But that's okay, I'm used to machines that talk.


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#60

ronniecruisin
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12 February 2020 12:31 pm

A couple of things I found when I had my Simplex. As we all know ground balance is a thing we sometimes have to do very often. Personally I found it a pain to have to press the edit button twice every time I had to ground balance. It is second from the left on the screen. Should have been first and always instantly available. Little software change would fix this if Nokta are listening. Other thing that can't be fixed. Lower shaft is not rigid enough to stop flexing when swinging. Other than those two gripes. It works very well indeed. argh


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