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Water antenna?
Posted by: Fire Fighter 43
Date: October 04, 2017 02:42PM
For the water setup, does anyone know if you have to use RG 179 coaxial cable for the antenna or can you use something else?



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Re: Water antenna?
Posted by: Architex
Date: October 04, 2017 08:38PM
You can use any shielded cable.



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Re: Water antenna?
Posted by: Fire Fighter 43
Date: October 04, 2017 09:15PM
Thanks for the reply. I figured it out, I remember that Andy had the modification in his Deues book. I used an RG6 cable and it works perfect.



2017 silver coin count 17

CTX 3030 17", 11", 6" & Coiltek 5X10 coils
XP Deus 9", 9"HF & 11" coils
Sun Ray Pro Gold, Deus WS5, Gray Ghost underwater headphones, Garrett AT Pro & XP Mi6 pointers, Lesch Tool, Stealth 08 water scoop
Milspec belt and pouches
Previous machines since 1977 F75 Ltd, Etrac, Excal II, V3i, DFX, GTI2000, Eagle II, 6000DI S2, 6DB, Alaskan TR4B, Beachcomber

Re: Water antenna?
Posted by: sdbirder2
Date: October 05, 2017 06:02PM
I found this guys YouTube video very helpful. His measurements were off a bit. For the optimum reception with RG179 coax @ 70% velocity factor & 2.44 GHz center frequency of the XP Deus, the exact measurement should be 2.15 cm. Then upbraid the shield 2.15 cm and fold it back with a total length of 4.3 cm.Then put a 5 cm small heat shrink on and your good to go.

I found the coax on Ebay for $9.35 US for 5M. Enough to do two detectors.

Works great, just a little trickier now compacting the Deus down when traveling with the coax inside of the shaft. I usually take off the coil to fit it into my suitcase now.

https://youtu.be/N7Picglf2cA

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