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#1101

Smoky bandit
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27 February 2019 09:19 am

Sdc stuff looks great thumbsup
The Nox ones will hold sand and dirt when wet which will be a pain and will make that 15 inch much heavier.Especially when beach hunting.
Maybe you could make them like the original ones.
The bright colours would be an advantage when using in murky waters.
Well done they look good. thumbsup
This is not a dig at you.
Just my thoughts thumbsup beer


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#1102

hAyyoUinAU
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From: Brisbane, QLD
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27 February 2019 09:30 am

Smoky bandit wrote:

Sdc stuff looks great thumbsup
The Nox ones will hold sand and dirt when wet which will be a pain and will make that 15 inch much heavier.Especially when beach hunting.
Maybe you could make them like the original ones.
The bright colours would be an advantage when using in murky waters.
Well done they look good. thumbsup
This is not a dig at you.
Just my thoughts thumbsup beer

Yeah buddy, that is true, the full piece will only be suited to certain grounds. Not recommended for beach.
For sure mate, the original style ones are available in different colours as per request. Pretty much any colour is available.
I like them in yellow, which is what I am using on mine. I will upload some more photos later.

Rick


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#1103

2lateagain
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From: South of Nowra, NSW
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27 February 2019 10:34 am

goldtrapper would you be able to show a picture of the hook that you are using, I have been trying to work out something like that, went to one oval where a carnival has been for the past 6 weeks, but I have a feeling that they must go over it pretty well before they leave as I thought that there would be coins all over the place and a quick look showed not a great deal, did not want to give the council reasons to get stroppy and it also just across the road from the Police Station, so have to be careful and be able to show nothing to complain about.

Graham


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#1104

LORD
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From: Roxby Downs, SA
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07 May 2019 06:34 pm

Does anyone know how the nox 800 handles the old timers rubbish on the gold fields around dry blows?

Bits of old tins, rusty peices of steel, dry blow wire

Do all these ring up as negative VDI'S ?

I know I have noticed large flat peices of iron and sheeting can trick the machine.

I have an area I know there is good gold but just so much junk, is it worth putting the zed down and swinging the nox digging all VDI'S 1 and above? Or just walk away to a quieter area and continue with the zed

Last edited by LORD (07 May 2019 06:36 pm)


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#1105

Smoky bandit
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07 May 2019 06:50 pm

Rusty iron can , and does confuse it. Especislly if you turn down the iron bias. Do some tests when your there..If you think it's being tricked by large flat pieces of iron and sheeting use the pinpoint button...That will tell you if it's a large or small target.. smile thumbsup


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#1106

indorat
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08 May 2019 02:23 pm

Hello,

Not sure if this has been covered. I’ve googled and have not been able to find an answer.

I’m interested in buying an equinox 800, however I’m 6’4 tall and don’t know if I would have issues with detector max length.

Thanks for your time.

Cheers,
Joel

Last edited by indorat (08 May 2019 02:33 pm)

#1107

Smoky bandit
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08 May 2019 02:47 pm

I'm 6.1 and don't have it extended all the way. thumbsup


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#1108

PhaseTech
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08 May 2019 03:14 pm

indorat wrote:

Hello,

Not sure if this has been covered. I’ve googled and have not been able to find an answer.

I’m interested in buying an equinox 800, however I’m 6’4 tall and don’t know if I would have issues with detector max length.

Thanks for your time.

Cheers,
Joel

Yep, I'm 6'4 and plenty of length for me.


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#1109

t3hricardo
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Joined: 05 March 2019
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08 May 2019 04:01 pm

Hi guys,

looking for a advice from wiser ones what set up to run on sydney beaches with my nox600 which I got 2 days ago. I noticed that there is lot of background noice when I run it on default settings beach 1. I tried noise cancel too and auto ground balance . Sensitivity is on 20, when I bring it down it gets quieter but I dont want to loose depth. Sometimes I had to bring sensitivity down to around 14. Is there anything that I can set up differently for better performance? I am a bit of new to this. Cheers !

Richard

#1110

Heatho
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08 May 2019 04:22 pm

I used to detect on the Northern Beaches regularly with the sensitivity set to 18-20, try turning up the recovery speed to maximum, on my 800 I'd run it on 6 or 7. Running a faster recovery speed can help reduce EMI.

You really shouldn't need to ground balance on any beaches in Sydney, I never needed to anyway.


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#1111

indorat
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08 May 2019 04:33 pm

Smoky bandit wrote:

I'm 6.1 and don't have it extended all the way. thumbsup

PhaseTech wrote:

Yep, I'm 6'4 and plenty of length for me.

Thanks for your feedback!

It's ticked all the boxes now for me now. Just have to get the tick of approval from the lady and work a weekend of overtime. cry

Last edited by indorat (08 May 2019 04:34 pm)

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#1112

PhaseTech
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08 May 2019 04:36 pm

My go to settings on the 800 are: Sens 18, Recovery Speed 5, GB on O, and do Auto Noise Cancel. Very rarely need to drop Sens below 18.


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#1113

ProspectorPete
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From: Narre Warren Sth , VIC
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08 May 2019 04:53 pm

t3hricardo wrote:

Hi guys,

looking for a advice from wiser ones what set up to run on sydney beaches with my nox600 which I got 2 days ago. I noticed that there is lot of background noice when I run it on default settings beach 1. I tried noise cancel too and auto ground balance . Sensitivity is on 20, when I bring it down it gets quieter but I dont want to loose depth. Sometimes I had to bring sensitivity down to around 14. Is there anything that I can set up differently for better performance? I am a bit of new to this. Cheers !

Richard

Hi Richard, I run my Nox 600 at factory settings on Vic beaches no probs but Beach 1 is best for dry sand and if you go on the wet sand flick over to Beach 2 and see how you go.
If you have to lower the Sensitivity because of background noise you won't be loosing depth because running a higher Sens with noise means you're not going to hear the deep faint targets anyway, so better to run it lower and smoother which should help you hear more faint targets.
Just my thoughts anyway.


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#1114

Smoky bandit
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08 May 2019 04:53 pm

I always run ground balance tracking on the beach.... It's just to unstable otherwise...This way I can crank up the sensitivity to suit the beach. Usually 22 to 23 thumbsup

Last edited by Smoky bandit (08 May 2019 04:54 pm)


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#1115

t3hricardo
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08 May 2019 10:30 pm

Thank you guys! I give it a go on wet sand with beach 2 and all the above mentioned. You all are legends! did not expect so many replies in such a short time. many thanks!

Regards,
Richard

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#1116

hAyyoUinAU
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09 May 2019 12:38 am

Also don't forget, mobile phones can create extra noise too.


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#1117

Guessologist
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10 May 2019 09:01 am

Well, the armrest cuff finally broke on my 600. Is anyone using an upgraded armrest yet? I understand that all the X-terra armrests are compatible with the Equinox, but the shipping costs on most of the metal ones on Ebay practically double their cost!

I think I've settled on a good program for the type of detecting that I like to do (trashy old bush homesteads mostly with very mineralised soils, focus on pre-decs):
- Park 1
- Notched out from -10-12 and 38-40 which seems to be excluding most .22 bullets and casings for me while still catching buttons, and kills a lot of wrap-around falsing
- Manual GB, auto results in user insanity much of the time
- Iron bias to suit conditions but typically 2-3 at the moment
- Sensitivity as low as 12 in some super trashy areas with big iron still gets results, typically running 18-22

I was previously using default Field 2 but these settings seem to be lethal, cuts so much of the rubbish out and lets you focus on repeatable signals. I guess I could lose some smaller gold objects but I think it's a fair tradeoff, and I strongly suspect I would still be able to pick up say something like a crown silver that might be nudging the high end of the notch with the way that the Nox's ID's jump around.


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#1118

hAyyoUinAU
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27 September 2019 03:35 pm

Last edited by hAyyoUinAU (27 September 2019 03:38 pm)


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#1119

Bush
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23 February 2021 11:57 am

Just wondering while i was sniffing around on P/A to see if anyone had changed the SDC 2300 coil shaft ?
I`m thinking on something a little lighter in weight to adapt more so in plastic or carbon fiber not that i`m knocking Minelabs one it is extremely strong and sturdy.
Wanting something i could swing for 4 or 5 hours without having to swap arms i just find personally my right forearm gets fatigued after an hour or so.

Last edited by Bush (23 February 2021 12:08 pm)


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#1120

Smoky bandit
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23 February 2021 12:07 pm

Mate the weight difference is only minimal.
You may need the 6 inch coil.


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#1121

Bush
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23 February 2021 12:10 pm

That sounds like a small head on a Big Shaft.
6`` did you say.

Last edited by Bush (23 February 2021 01:09 pm)


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