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4/28 Nokta impact next 4 hunts.
Posted by: Beyonder
Date: April 29, 2017 01:29AM
I have owned the Impact for one week and after finding the pair of silver rings on the first hunt, which was Friday, 4/21. I was stoked to see what the next few hunts would be.

4/22- This site was a site were I found 100's of silver coins. It used to be an old fair ground. The place was a swamp, and after a few hours, I was soaked and only had four wheat pennys. I didn't dig many targets at all.I ran di3 and di2. In some areas, the chattiness was unbearable(yea running high gain). After a few adjustments, I got it under control.

4/23- I wanted to hit all the spots I have hit with all my detectors. Most of these spots were drained of finds. The first spot, known as "The Cannons", is a war memorial from the late 1700's. Over the years, we have picked it clean, so there isn't much left in the way of conductive targets. I experimented with settings and dug about 7 targets, only one was a "good" target which was a .32 shell casing. Most were conductive trash and I dug only two iron nails.Again a bout with chattiness, but it settled down after a while.

The next spot was a heavily hunted out park. I found quite a bit of clad, and then there was a nice sounding target. It turned out to be a dime-sized silver cross(3rd silver with impact). How the hell did we miss that after all these years?

4/27- I went solo to a church field I hit a hundred times. I had video but, the sound was so low you cant hear me(dont worry, I will try again). Clad is hard to find here, but I managed to pull out 2 zincs, 2 copper memorial, 2 dimes and a nickel, I had a small bout with EMI again, but manged to control it. The ratio of trash to good finds was about 2-1.

4/28- My father and I hit an army base we got permission for. However, it was next to an area with a few private homes and we were under scrutiny(I will leave it at that). The good news is, there were good sounding targets, that I could easily identify as trash. We didn't stay too long, and I ended up with a quarter, a dime and a 1948 wheatie.

Next spot was a library we have permission at. This place was hit severely as the grounds keeper once told us that, people have been coming here since the 1970's detecting. Although my father has done really well here, I could never find any real keepers but wheats. As we approached this site, my father said to me, "You never give this place a chance, today, I want you to give it a chance". That seemed to motivate me. I dug 20 coins.7 zincs, 7 copper pennies, and 5 dimes(I know im short one coin ;) ). I was in an area I hit with the CTX dozens of times and got a 7 inch high tone with a 84-87 TID. I dug down and saw a glint of silver. It was a 1964 silver dime(Silver number four with the Impact)! First silver there in all these years! It may have been instinct, my experience, and/or the Impact that gave me the feeling it was silver.

TID's of note

One TID was a solid 78 and it was three zincs in one hole

Most good condition(full circular shape) zincs came in at 70-71 at 0-4 inches

Rotted zincs 64-69 same depth

Copper pennys were 80-86

Quarters 89-91

Dimes were 84-89

Wheats 75-78

Other notes:

One week four silvers in hunted out spots. I will take it!

I hardly dig any iron. I seem to be able to tell if it is iron or not. I only got fooled about 4 times.

Di3 is a great all around program especially if it is a new site.

The EMI that I get for the standard coil really concerns me as it is SO in-frequent and seems to only happen after a while. I hope its just a case of the site and/or the high gain.

Love the separation I am seeing. In high target areas, it finds good targets.

Be careful with, what I call, "catching the partial". Catch the edge of a target and it sounds good, so you dig and can't find it, only to re-sweep and see you were only catching the edge of the target.

The last half hour I ran the Impact with the battery indicator "empty" and it still didnt shut off.

The batteries lasted about one week or 12-16 hours. The funny thing though, I used these batteries in my f75 for a year(about 12 hours).

When I switched to 5khz the battery indicator dipped 1-2 bars in the battery indicator. I hope they can fix the large drain of the 5khz frequency. It would be nice if it was just a program glitch :)

When I switched it from 5khz to the other frequencies, the indicator went back up.

In 5khz, surface foil hits strong(not broken sounding).

Mosquitoes are bad already!

Pollen is bad too as my coil has a nice shade of light green dust on it.

Well, as I am typing this at 2:19 AM, the rain is coming down heavy. I will try to get out Saturday and Sunday with a few more reports.

Thanks for reading stay tuned!

Nice report, Beyonder. :thumbup:
Posted by: Monte
Date: April 29, 2017 07:16AM
I hope you can get out for more hunting this weekend to keep enjoying the Impact. Mine & I are off ghost town hunting come daylight, along with my other trusted arsenal of detector favorites, and I'm hoping for silver this time. This is all I got on out outing on the 21st, and it held at 94/94 numeric TID response and I thought I had a silver half or silver dollar. What a let-down. :cool:
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It was reverse-side facing up, o an angle about 3½" to the top edge and in a very rocky terrain. The gouges under her chin were from long-time treatment from the rocks it was wedged in, or by someone before being lost, not from me. I could even see them when dirt encrusted after recovery before cleaning. In this case, I had already been hunting with the Impact w/5½" DD and changed locations and grabbed my Relic w/5½" DD to scout an area, then I was going to re-hunt it with the Impact at 14 kHz and 20 kHz. That's my plan today. That was my first 1800's coin for the year, so not a bad start.

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Beyonder
I hardly dig any iron. I seem to be able to tell if it is iron or not. I only got fooled about 4 times.
All of my Nokta models do an excellent job of conveying likely iron responses, even most rusty tin, both audibly and visually. The impact is performing quite well at that.


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Beyonder
I Di3 is a great all around program especially if it is a new site.
If I am using the standard 7X11 DD, then I am in a low-trash target site and usually using Di2, Di99, Deep, Di4, GEN, in that order then other mode, depending upon where I am hunting. Di3 gets the most workout when I have the smaller-size coils mounted, then, with the on-the-fly ability to change modes, I opt for others now and then just to change things up and keep me on my toes. Because I am usually in some of the ugliest iron debris sites you could imagine, Di3 has been serving me well. I'm also using VLX1 a bit in nastier trash just to see what benefits I might have.


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Beyonder
I Love the separation I am seeing. In high target areas, it finds good targets.
Yep! Great separation in high trash, to be sure.


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Beyonder
I The last half hour I ran the Impact with the battery indicator "empty" and it still didnt shut off.
Only one time did I get less than 10 minutes hunt-time after the battery indicator segments were gone. Usually it is more in the 10-20+ minute range, at 14 or 20 kHz, after the battery segments are gone before I get the 'LO' indication and have to switch batteries. And even at the almost dead operating level I still continue to get very good in-the-field performance. :thumbup:


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Beyonder
I The batteries lasted about one week or 12-16 hours.
I've been getting 11+ to about 14 hours on the alkalines I have been using.


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Beyonder
I Mosquitoes are bad already!
Yes, darn things! And I have already encountered ticks at three sites I hunt. These sagebrush covered hills where we are headed are warming into the upper 50° range lately, and that's what it was April 28th of last year, at a nearby town site, when a rattler bit my dog, Miss Rikki, in the face. I am hoping not many of them are out and about sunning theirself today.


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Beyonder
I Well, as I am typing this at 2:19 AM, the rain is coming down heavy. I will try to get out Saturday and Sunday with a few more reports.
It is 6:13 AM here right now, 39°, and it's going to be a warm sunny day. Detectors are always loaded and Rikki & I are off in 10 minutes. Wish you were here in Eastern Oregon to join us and try some different experiences at a new-to-you adventure.

Monte



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My Regular-Use Detectors:
Nokta:
Impact w/7" C., Impact w/5X9½ DD, Relic w/5" DD, Relic w/5½X10 C., Relic w/7X11 DD, CoRe w/'OOR' DD and CoRe w/7X11 DD
Tesoro:
Vaquero w/6" C., Bandido II µMAX w/6" C., Silver Sabre µMAX w/6" C. and Mojave w/7" C.

Other Specialty Use Detectors from:
Compass, Makro, Nokta, Tesoro and White's
Note: Detectors are listed alphabetically by Brand, NOT in my order of preference for use. Additional search coils on-hand in accessory bags.

Pinpointers: Using Nokta and Makro Pointers.
Headphones: Using the Killer B 'Hornet'.

*** All working well today to make memories for tomorrow. ***

monte@stinkwaterwells.com .. or .. monte@ahrps.org
(503) 481-8147




Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 04/29/2017 07:25AM by Monte.


Re: Nice report, Beyonder. :thumbup:
Posted by: Beyonder
Date: April 29, 2017 08:50AM
Nice largie and thanks for reading! Good luck I hope you get big silva!

Re: 4/28 Nokta impact next 4 hunts.
Posted by: Nokta Detectors
Date: May 02, 2017 06:24AM
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Beyonder


The EMI that I get for the standard coil really concerns me as it is SO in-frequent and seems to only happen after a while. I hope its just a case of the site and/or the high gain.


Hello there.... I saw you posting about EMI and the standard coil on a few threads. Trying to understand whether your device is acting normal or not.
Can you do me a favor email me at dilek@noktadetectors.com and give me more details? A video, if you can, would be very helpful by the way.


Re: 4/28 Nokta impact next 4 hunts.
Posted by: Beyonder
Date: May 02, 2017 07:36AM
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Nokta Detectors
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Beyonder


The EMI that I get for the standard coil really concerns me as it is SO in-frequent and seems to only happen after a while. I hope its just a case of the site and/or the high gain.


Hello there.... I saw you posting about EMI and the standard coil on a few threads. Trying to understand whether your device is acting normal or not.
Can you do me a favor email me at dilek@noktadetectors.com and give me more details? A video, if you can, would be very helpful by the way.

Will do as soon as I get out!


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