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Recent content by nwdetectorist

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    Lower tone pitch for hearing impaired

    I remember with my White's XLT way back when, that I could shut off the 'modulation' in advanced settings to make all targets more or less the same volume, regardless of depth. I also turned the XLT tones down lower to make targets easier to hear. So... ...I don't have enough hours under my...
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    Nox to legend

    IMHO --- The Simplex is a great machine, but if you are after jewelry I would think the SMF (simultaneous multi-frequency) of the NOX or the Legend is the way to go. You will lose out on what I believe to be very important extras with the adjustments of tones, tone breaks, etc. with the Nox 600...
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    ML80 Bluetooth Wireless Headphones Lag Time

    Yes! Ditto on the lag time for the ML-80 headset. On another detecting forum I found out about the following Falwedi Bluetooth Headset. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B085DKHY5K/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 My experience in the 3 months or so of using (approx. 20...
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    Has Anyone Ever Painted There Coils

    OK then; what about my Coiltek 10" by 5" that will not keep the coil cover clipped on? I used zip ties to keep in in place but am thinking to coat the bottom of coil with marine epoxy or similar to protect coil and not worrying about the skid plate. I did coat an Excalibur 8" coil years ago with...
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    Spectrum XLT --- Engineers Report

    Hi Wade Yes, I am still looking to obtain copy of this booklet. thanks, doyle
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    Spectrum XLT --- Engineers Report

    Nah Monte; don't have one now. I did a few years ago and was thinking of having one again. The part of the book I remember most is the VDI number explanation of how not all ferrous vs non-ferrous numbers were accurate; and how some non-ferrous numbers bled down into the -15 or thereabouts on...
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    Can't upload version 1.07

    A 'driver' in simple terms and pretty much exactly what it does: The driver is like a translation tool from one computer language to another (on the hardware, software and firmware levels). A driver, drives the communication process. So... if you do not have the correct drivers installed, your...
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    Leather Monkey aka Leather Monk --- Leather Crafting Practitioner...

    thanks; much appreciated relearning an old hobby dating back to 1967 :)
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    Sharpening My Digger --- A How To Question

    Sharpening My Digger --- A How To Question Ok, so I like to have my Lesche Digger razor sharp when I go out to look for possibles. My question is; what do my fellow detectorists use to keep digging tools sharp? Due to arm, wrist, elbow, and shoulder injuries; and drought like ground matrix...
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    10X5 EMI Issues

    I do the ground balance and noise cancel and have lowered the sensitivity but my 10x5 in certain older neighborhoods with older wiring i.e. not well-shielded power to homes in areas where I detect. What other issues might there be. Here is a link to an explanation of EMI that I take heed of and...
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    Detector Rental

    Sometimes 'metal detector rentals' can come from places that have nothing to do with detecting and/or treasure hunting. Perhaps as I have seen here in Portland, OR in the past; there was a rental place for industrial tools and they also rented metal detectors. The other place I have seen rent...
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    Pinpointer interference

    checkout halfway down this website link about EMI, ground balancing, Noise Cancel, and Pinpointer technology... It is Minelab related but should apply to this discussion of pinpointer interference...
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    Best Wired Full Ear Headphones for the Equinox?

    Yes and Yes With my Tesoro Bandido 2 uMax I can blow my ears off my head with the volume, but not doodle-shit for volume with the module. And I did try the limiter switch both ways, and the compatibility switch both ways too. The only way I can get any sound at all (minimal, very very minimal)...
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    Best Wired Full Ear Headphones for the Equinox?

    I can report that my Sunray Pro Gold's (not specifically for Minelab); used with the Minelab 1/8" to 1/4 inch adaptor, do not respond with adequate volume. Since there is barely negligible volume I cannot tell if the harmonics is even there in the sounds. I struggle to hear enough sound to...
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