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Re: Introduce Yourself....What Type Of Metal Detecting Do You Do With Purchasing A New ATX In Mind? :biggrin:
Posted by: pulltabMiner
Date: November 28, 2013 07:42PM
When I finally get mine, I'll use it to look for deep meteorites in the flatlands of Kansas.



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Re: Introduce Yourself....What Type Of Metal Detecting Do You Do With Purchasing A New ATX In Mind? :biggrin:
Posted by: SoCalBeachScanner
Date: December 02, 2013 03:39PM
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Hi All - This my first post to this site.

I have an ATX in route that will arrive 12/4. This machine will be used primarily for saltwater jewelry hunting in Southern California at Long Beach, Seal Beach, Huntington Beach (both state and city beaches), Newport & Corona Del Mar.

I'm also hoping for some deep silver coins in dry sand at Long Beach that are just out of reach of my AT Pro. Although I have been getting silver coins with my AT Pro, those deep whispers are very difficult to hear, even at 5AM. So we'll see how it performs later this week.

Re: Introduce Yourself....What Type Of Metal Detecting Do You Do With Purchasing A New ATX In Mind? :biggrin:
Posted by: Tony
Date: December 03, 2013 06:27AM
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SoCalBeachScanner
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Hi All - This my first post to this site.

I have an ATX in route that will arrive 12/4. This machine will be used primarily for saltwater jewelry hunting in Southern California at Long Beach, Seal Beach, Huntington Beach (both state and city beaches), Newport & Corona Del Mar.

I'm also hoping for some deep silver coins in dry sand at Long Beach that are just out of reach of my AT Pro. Although I have been getting silver coins with my AT Pro, those deep whispers are very difficult to hear, even at 5AM. So we'll see how it performs later this week.

Well, welcome to the forum and I hope you get great results with your incoming ATX.
I hope to get one soon. My hunting areas will be the beaches and the West Australian gold fields whenever possible.
I mainly hunt the water with the Garrett SeaHunter MKII but the ATX might be first choice?

HH,
Tony.

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Re: Introduce Yourself....What Type Of Metal Detecting Do You Do With Purchasing A New ATX In Mind? :biggrin:
Posted by: SoCalBeachScanner
Date: December 03, 2013 02:51PM
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Thanks for your comment Tony,

Yeah, I'm hoping for good things from the ATX for saltwater hunting. I waited several weeks before purchasing because I was waiting for some decent salterwater hunting reviews. And still no reviews as of today. So I will take it for a few spins in the water and post my own review :)



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First I got Hooked on Metal Detecting ... Now I'm Addicted to Precious Metals.

Re: Introduce Yourself....What Type Of Metal Detecting Do You Do With Purchasing A New ATX In Mind? :biggrin:
Posted by: Nomadinexile
Date: December 06, 2013 07:32PM
Hello! I've never detected, but need something to do for at least the next year while in Southern California. I also happen to be homeless (home free!) and need to be able to backpack with it. I will be using it on the beach and in the mountains when it warms up. Don't know how much gold is in Southern California, but ill be in the desert anyway looking for scorpions for my other hobby. If anyone has the dimensions, I need them and am posting a thread for that next. Thanks! Advice welcome.

Hello from Australia
Posted by: kiwited
Date: December 07, 2013 05:54AM
Hi

I have a GPX 5000, sorry 'had' a GPX 5000 but sold it. Too complicated to use, a zillion settings and I am lazy!

I like a machine that I don't have to 'wear' too!

The ATX folds up small enough to put in a suitcase and take on holiday and robust enough to allow the kids to play with it on the beach.

All I have to do now is exercise patience, When do I get it?

Have fun

Ted

ATX
Posted by: kiwited
Date: December 08, 2013 12:05AM
Hello

I am currently in Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory of Australia.

I have ordered a deep seeker ATX and can't wait to try it on the ground here. I sold my GPX 5000 which I hardly used. I found the settings to be a head ache, and having to wear the bloody thing too!

So I sold it and had lots of change to spend after the ATX.

The ATX can come with us on holiday and go anywhere, well, almost!

I am keen to test it here, will let you know how it goes

Ted

Re: Introduce Yourself....What Type Of Metal Detecting Do You Do With Purchasing A New ATX In Mind? :biggrin:
Posted by: kimble
Date: December 08, 2013 10:55PM
Hello John, I am waiting for my ATX and looking to meet some local people who share the same interests. I saw that you have already made some great finds and live in Edmonton. Can you hook me up with a local club or person in our area. The hype on this detector really sounds good. Simple and easy to use. I have done some river sluicing but do not expect the ATX to pick any flour gold on the NSR. Look forward to hearing back soon. Thx, Kimble

Re: ATX
Posted by: Fishers Ghost
Date: December 09, 2013 12:11AM
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kiwited
Hello

I am currently in Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory of Australia.

I have ordered a deep seeker ATX and can't wait to try it on the ground here. I sold my GPX 5000 which I hardly used. I found the settings to be a head ache, and having to wear the bloody thing too!

So I sold it and had lots of change to spend after the ATX.

The ATX can come with us on holiday and go anywhere, well, almost!

I am keen to test it here, will let you know how it goes

Ted

Hi ted.
I am curious to hear how the ATX performs at the Creek

Re: Introduce Yourself....What Type Of Metal Detecting Do You Do With Purchasing A New ATX In Mind? :biggrin:
Posted by: was42
Date: December 14, 2013 10:50AM
Piggy backing here since I'm running a Garrett AML1000 that I won on eBay for a little over $500 earlier in the year. The user learning curve has been climbed and Civil War relic hunting as well as summer beach outtings have been good, using the 8 inch coil. All of the hints I've seen on this site about ground balancing, salt water, etc., have been true and valid with my AML1000. I'd love to know if the DD coil for the ATX really would work on the AML especially since the 8" and 14" mono coils are interchangeable between the machines (same part #s). The "word" is "no," the DD coil won't work.

I am going to get a "sling," for sure.

I have been digging off and on since 1966. We actually were hugely successful with war surplue AN/PRS-3D machines, though our backs and wallets were ruined by the weight and the cost of batteries (671/2 volt "B" batteries x 2 + 1 1/2 volt "A"). Reallignment required technician skills and a sine wave generator. The Vietnam era detectors cut the weight, used the same PRS-3D search head but used hard to find mercury batteries. Relic hunters have to dig everything and these machines of olden times found it all.

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Re: Introduce Yourself....What Type Of Metal Detecting Do You Do With Purchasing A New ATX In Mind? :biggrin:
Posted by: Andy123
Date: December 17, 2013 01:30PM
Hi , From Sweden got my ATX today , but without the deepseeker coil... We are 4 guys going to Australia for an adventure looking for the big nuggets. If we dont find any gold which i doubt we would have had a great adventure. Good Luck ALL and Merry Christmas




Re: Introduce Yourself....What Type Of Metal Detecting Do You Do With Purchasing A New ATX In Mind? :biggrin:
Posted by: i1jab
Date: December 23, 2013 08:48AM
Regards and wishes to everybody
it is a lot of that I read news on ATX and all enthusiastic the holders of this MD
I am almost 78 years old, difficult for me still to use new MD for a lot of time, however I like a lot this hoby that have been doing for 34 years, I would like to buy an ATX and to leave in my nephew inherits but I don't succeed to put in his/her head my hobby while there has been being still things and buried ancient objects for many years to discover
I will see that to do with new year
Merry Christmas and new year to all friends of this forun
my e-mail i1jab@fastwebnet.it in Skype nik algeriob
good-bye Algerio




Re: Introduce Yourself....What Type Of Metal Detecting Do You Do With Purchasing A New ATX In Mind? :biggrin:
Posted by: Detectorbits
Date: January 07, 2014 12:26PM
I am in the UK and have an ATX being gifted to me by a friend from the states. Its been used over your side of the pond and is coming to me dirty If you like and secondhand. Havent a clue what Import duties I will have to pay on it, bound to be some.
I have a GPX5000 that I have used a few times in conjunction with my CTX and Minelab Explorer2 to try and unearth more of a Cache / hoard of 2000 year old Celtic coins that I recently found. (Full report of which was in a recent Relic-Hunting magazine) Over here because of the type of finds we make in our farm fields and the depth that these finds can be buried at we use what we call the Paint method. We will work across a given area where we suspect there is a cache/hoard buried and with every signal from a GPX or ATX type machine we will spray mark with line paint a small cross on the ground and travel on until we may have 50 paint marks on the ground in a particular area. We mark every little whisper of a signal. We then change detectors back to something like the CTX with the six inch coil on and use it with an open screen in all metal so that it immediately tells us If that marked signal is Iron. If we don't get an Iron signal from that paint mark then we dig down until we either eventually hit deeper iron or a lovely non ferrous signal suddenly appears. I recently found two lovely silver coins at depth using this method that my normal detecting with the CTX alone missed. I am hopeful that the new Garrett might prove to be better and easier to use than the GPX5000 which can be a little daunting to a newcomer with all the different settings. If the Garrett proves good then the GPX will be looking for a new home.

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Re: Introduce Yourself....What Type Of Metal Detecting Do You Do With Purchasing A New ATX In Mind? :biggrin:
Posted by: Mega
Date: January 07, 2014 01:49PM
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Detectorbits
I am in the UK and have an ATX being gifted to me by a friend from the states. Its been used over your side of the pond and is coming to me dirty If you like and secondhand. Havent a clue what Import duties I will have to pay on it, bound to be some.
I have a GPX5000 that I have used a few times in conjunction with my CTX and Minelab Explorer2 to try and unearth more of a Cache / hoard of 2000 year old Celtic coins that I recently found. (Full report of which was in a recent Relic-Hunting magazine) Over here because of the type of finds we make in our farm fields and the depth that these finds can be buried at we use what we call the Paint method. We will work across a given area where we suspect there is a cache/hoard buried and with every signal from a GPX or ATX type machine we will spray mark with line paint a small cross on the ground and travel on until we may have 50 paint marks on the ground in a particular area. We mark every little whisper of a signal. We then change detectors back to something like the CTX with the six inch coil on and use it with an open screen in all metal so that it immediately tells us If that marked signal is Iron. If we don't get an Iron signal from that paint mark then we dig down until we either eventually hit deeper iron or a lovely non ferrous signal suddenly appears. I recently found two lovely silver coins at depth using this method that my normal detecting with the CTX alone missed. I am hopeful that the new Garrett might prove to be better and easier to use than the GPX5000 which can be a little daunting to a newcomer with all the different settings. If the Garrett proves good then the GPX will be looking for a new home.

Tony,that the exact same method that i use the line marker method,it may take a little bit longer to cover the hoard site but its a methods that really works well,it will be interesting too see how you get on with the ATX as this machine really has got me interested,espesially as i have access to 2 hoard sites but cannot get back onto the site till the spring when the current crops come off.

When do you think your machine will arrive over here in the UK ??



Deus and Nexus MP main everyday detectors

Displays on a Detector are really the equivalent of relying on sub-titles,give me a Analogue machine anyday.

Some of my site specific use machines.
TDI Pro 20'' Mono
Nexus SE dual 9'' coil
Nexus MP 14x13
Fisher TW-5 twin box
Crossbow PI 14x9 Mono
Mirage PI 5'' Mono
DFX 18'' Detech
T2 SEF15x12
IDX Pro 15'' Concentric
Arado120b
B1 and B3
Trident11 Extreme NEL Snake


Mainly hunt deep ploughed and pasture sites,trashy roman/saxon and celtic permissions.

Re: Introduce Yourself....What Type Of Metal Detecting Do You Do With Purchasing A New ATX In Mind? :biggrin:
Posted by: Fishers Ghost
Date: January 07, 2014 04:45PM
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Detectorbits
I am in the UK and have an ATX being gifted to me by a friend from the states. Its been used over your side of the pond and is coming to me dirty If you like and secondhand. Havent a clue what Import duties I will have to pay on it, bound to be some.
I have a GPX5000 that I have used a few times in conjunction with my CTX and Minelab Explorer2 to try and unearth more of a Cache / hoard of 2000 year old Celtic coins that I recently found. (Full report of which was in a recent Relic-Hunting magazine) Over here because of the type of finds we make in our farm fields and the depth that these finds can be buried at we use what we call the Paint method. We will work across a given area where we suspect there is a cache/hoard buried and with every signal from a GPX or ATX type machine we will spray mark with line paint a small cross on the ground and travel on until we may have 50 paint marks on the ground in a particular area. We mark every little whisper of a signal. We then change detectors back to something like the CTX with the six inch coil on and use it with an open screen in all metal so that it immediately tells us If that marked signal is Iron. If we don't get an Iron signal from that paint mark then we dig down until we either eventually hit deeper iron or a lovely non ferrous signal suddenly appears. I recently found two lovely silver coins at depth using this method that my normal detecting with the CTX alone missed. I am hopeful that the new Garrett might prove to be better and easier to use than the GPX5000 which can be a little daunting to a newcomer with all the different settings. If the Garrett proves good then the GPX will be looking for a new home.

You might be able to calculate duties and charges from here.
http://www.dutycalculator.com/new-import-duty-and-tax-calculation

Looks like it would be around the 340 pound mark



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