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Z-Lynk Wireless for Water Hunting:
Posted by: WaterWalker
Date: September 26, 2017 04:46AM
Quoted from the ATMAX user's manual - the answer in writing to my question about wireless operation.

The ATMAX can be operated wirelessly for shallow wading, but wireless operation is not possible when the detector is fully submerged. The Z-Lynk
MS-3 Wireless Headphones should never be submerged. When the ATMAX will be fully submerged, waterproof headphones (sold separately) are required. Refer to "Underwater Operation" section of this manual for more information.

The ATMAX manual if full of great and informative information about the how and whys of the settings for the ATMAX, and similarly it can be applied to the ATPRO.

The manual can be downloaded from Garrett's website. It is the BEST manual I have read on any given detector.

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Re: Z-Lynk Wireless for Water Hunting:
Posted by: WaterWalker
Date: October 04, 2017 04:59AM
I had to try it myself. And YES connection to the wireless headphones is lost as soon as the control box is fully submerged, by less than an inch of water, salt or fresh water made no difference. Same as with other wireless units I have seen.Garrett Blue and GG Amphibians both worked fine on the ATMAX.

Maybe some day the bluetooth interface with its inability to penetrate water will be replaced by a system that will allow the use of wireless headphones when shallow water (5 foot depth) detecting.

Re: Z-Lynk Wireless for Water Hunting:
Posted by: GeorgeinSC
Date: October 05, 2017 07:35AM
Having spent 20 years on Submarines working in Communications I seriously doubt that technology will ever be able to develop a system that will allow a metal detector to be able to communicate thru water. The US Navy has tried for many years and has spent hundreds of Millions of dollars trying to come up with a system that would allow them to communicate with a submerged submarine. They have one system that does allow some communications but it is extremely slow and requires extremely high power at extremely low frequencies. Unless some so far undiscovered technology is developed we will never see a metal detector that can communicate thru water.



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Re: Z-Lynk Wireless for Water Hunting:
Posted by: WaterWalker
Date: October 05, 2017 09:40AM
I was almost in the same "boat". Shore side comms with the sub world from 1965-1985. NOSC on Pt. Loma did wonders, but have not yet (as of '85 that I know of) have not cracked the water's surface. Towed arrays and SatCom, lots of fun. At lease we have detectors without tubes and ones that can "dive" 200'. Thanks for your service - assuming you served aboard the subs.

Re: Z-Lynk Wireless for Water Hunting:
Posted by: GeorgeinSC
Date: October 05, 2017 08:48PM
First ship was an old LSD out of San Diego. Got smart and volunteered for Subs Md said Not Qualified. Dentist said Not qualified. Executive officer said command is not going to recommend hour request.

I asked that my request be forwarded to DC and a sort time later I was on my way to New London Ct for Sub school.

Served in one old WW-II type SS, Two SSBNS ( 7 Deterrent Patrols ) and then two SSN's. We were not there and did not do what we did when we were not there. . LOL



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Leche digging tool
Minelab Excalibur II
T-Rex 9.5 wet sand scoop

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