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Teknetics Omega 8000 Find !!
Posted by: Monte
Date: September 14, 2018 07:47AM
That's something I would like to make .... Finding an Omega 8000 Version 4 that was lost or misplaced and is in pristine or mint condition. Kind of like finding a lost and flawless 1877 Indian Head Cent. ::hot:


I missed out on the closeout of this model when they were factory direct for $300 and I hope to find someone who latched onto one and has it sitting around and not being used. I have a decent set of detectors on-hand, from older late '60s and early '70s models to the most recent that work for me and fit my needs. That includes a used V.4 Omega 8000 I acquired this past two weeks. Now I'm looking for a new 'back-up' to have on-hand and keep a different coil mounted to.

Have YOU looked for an old favorite detector and been fortunate to chance upon one? This year I sure have, and my current detector 'team' is here-to-stay, both for routine Coin Hunting or Relic Hunting, or just some periodic use for memory sake and to use in seminars to demonstrated what we had and how we got to where we are today. Sometimes it also shows what we had and miss having today when it comes to modern detector performance. This year, along with adding some excellent new-release or more recent models to my regular-Use team, I have also lucked upon the following older devices:

A Garrett Money Hunter TR-Disc. and a Master Hunter TR-Disc., White's XLT e-series and modified Classic ID w/5½" Ferret coil, Teknetics Mark I Ltd. and now an Omega 8000 V.4. Every one of these units work as if new, too, and that adds to the fun of owning them. They don't just look good, they work well and find stuff like they are supposed to. :thumbup:

Having the 1986 Teknetics Mark I Ltd. on display made a nice find for me. Anyone else have any older models-of-interest they would like to discover?

Monte



"Your EYES ... the only 100% accurate form of Discrimination!"

Stinkwater Wells
Trading Post

Metal Detector Evaluations and Product Reviews
'How-To' help for Coin & Jewelry Hunting, Relic Hunting and Useful Techniques.

'Regular-Use Detector Team' are models from: Nokta - Makro, Teknetics, Tesoro and White's
'Specialty-Use Detectors' are models from: Compass, Garrett and Teknetics
Pinpointers: Using Nokta - Makro and Uniprobe Pointers.
Headphones: Using Killer B's 'Hornet' and White's Pro Star and Detector Pro's Uniprobe ... All w/'tank style' ear cups.
Recovery Gear: Using White's DigMaster digging tool and Signature Series pouch.
Note: Detectors are listed alphabetically by Brand. Models are chosen as desired based on search site conditions.
Some models are assigned for 'Regular-Use' and others are on-hand for 'Specialty Use.'
Additional search coils, mounted on spare lower-rods, are on-hand in my Accessory Coil Tote.


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

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


Re: Teknetics Omega 8000 Find !!
Posted by: Gamma_Joe
Date: September 16, 2018 08:17PM
Hey Monte,

I'm curious about the difference between the two Omega 8000 versions ... Version 4 and Version 6.

Version 6, of course, was the last one.

I have a Version 6, and find it sensitive, stable, accurate for ID, and not much affected by EMI/RFI.

How would you describe the V4 and V6 difference?

Cheers,

Joe

Re: Teknetics Omega 8000 Find !!
Posted by: jim tn
Date: September 17, 2018 04:54AM
I had a version 4 and now a version 5 and the 5 is much quieter emi wise then the 4....and gets at least the same depth as the 4, so, I am curious, too, why the 4 version. HH jim tn

Re: Teknetics Omega 8000 Find !!
Posted by: Carl-NC
Date: September 17, 2018 11:21PM
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Monte
Anyone else have any older models-of-interest they would like to discover?

Technos Phase Readout Gradiometer

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Re: Teknetics Omega 8000 Find !!
Posted by: Dang
Date: September 26, 2018 10:47AM
Toltec 100. The brown metal box one.

To: 'Gamma Joe' and 'jim_tn' about my Omega 8000 Version preferences.
Posted by: Monte
Date: October 01, 2018 04:37AM
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Gamma_Joe
Hey Monte,

I'm curious about the difference between the two Omega 8000 versions ... Version 4 and Version 6.

Version 6, of course, was the last one.

I have a Version 6, and find it sensitive, stable, accurate for ID, and not much affected by EMI/RFI.

How would you describe the V4 and V6 difference?

Joe


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jim tn
I had a version 4 and now a version 5 and the 5 is much quieter emi wise then the 4....and gets at least the same depth as the 4, so, I am curious, too, why the 4 version. HH jim tn

As I've commented, I re-acquired a Version 4 Omega 8000 because I preferred them (I owned 4 previously) to the newer circuitry changes. I also traded for a new Version 5 Omega 8000 a year-and-a-half ago, and I checked out a Version 6 as well, and didn't like the changes they made in the variable Discrimination adjustment. Back when I owned and enjoyed using my last Omega 8000, which was a Version 4 and all that was offered at the time, I bought a Euro-Tek Pro right when they were introduced. I thought it might be a budget but handy unit to have on-hand for quick work in many sites I hunt that have a lot of scattered iron nails. At the time I preferred the 8" Concentric I swapped from a Tek. Delta, and the Euro-Tek Pro I ordered came with a round 8" Concentric coil as well. Then the comparisons began .....

At the time I had several other detectors in my outfit, to include a couple of Tesoro's, four White's, a Teknetics T2 and one or two I was checking out but didn't like. I liked the T2 with the 5" DD coil for densely iron littered old town sites. The Tek. T2 has a Ferrous/Non-Ferrous break point of '40' and the Omega 8000 also has a similar '40' break point. I can increase the Discrimination on the T2 to reject common iron nails at a setting of about '21' out of that '40' iron range, and I like that because I prefer to use minimal rejection and only bump out nails, if that. So that leaves me ample Discrimination adjustment range with a '21' out of '40' to knock out only nails.

I liked the Omega 8000 when I got it in early 2010, which meant it was a Version 4, because I could reject common nails with a Disc. setting of '16/17'. That made a '17' out of that '40' iron range also allow me more fine-tuning capability. Sometimes I like to hunt in 2-Tone and listen to the low-tone ferrous range, but maybe get annoyed by an abundance of nails. So I can set the Disc. at '17' on the Omega 8000 V.4 and reject nails but still hear other iron that might be more conductive and audibly reject it.

Then I got the Euro-Tek Pro, and actually got one a 2nd time. They also have a '40' Ferrous/Non-Ferrous break point. But I was annoyed that the new model didn't reject the same four sample nails until I increased the Discrimination to '38' or '39' so how useful was that by comparison! No variable Discrimination adjustment room. Might just as well design that model with a switch to either A-accept all ferrous targets or B-reject nails and almost all ferrous junk since it isn't very useful in adjustability.

The I bought two Fisher F19' and they are the same as the Euro-Tec Pro. Then I traded for a Version 5 Omega 8000 last year and have since checked out a Version 6 and, Shazam! The same useless Discrimination design that requires a Disc. setting of '38' or '39' out of '40' to reject the four different nails.

The Omega 8000 V4 I have now has less EMI in five places I've compared it with others models I use, including here in my 'noisy' den where it's not as spastic as my Nokta-Makro or Whites models. I did find the V.5 Omega 8000 I had last year to be slightly quieter in many locations than the V4, but general field performance and depth of detection were the same. One thing for sure, all the Omega versions are very comfortable in their physical design and using the T2 grip.

I was recently encouraged to go to the 7" Concentric coil which has a thicker coil cable than the Teknetics 8" Concentric, and it looks better, feels good, and works great. I recommend the 7" Concentric coil to anyone using any version of the Omega, 8000 or 8500. It's the same looking coil as that on the Teknetics Digi-Tek, but don't order that coil (not available for sale on Teknetics website anyway) as it has a push-on connector. Instead order the same 7" Concentric coil that is standard on the Fisher F11 which has a nice screw-on connector. It's listed on the Fisher website as: 7" Round Coil - Item 7COIL-RE-F

Monte



"Your EYES ... the only 100% accurate form of Discrimination!"

Stinkwater Wells
Trading Post

Metal Detector Evaluations and Product Reviews
'How-To' help for Coin & Jewelry Hunting, Relic Hunting and Useful Techniques.

'Regular-Use Detector Team' are models from: Nokta - Makro, Teknetics, Tesoro and White's
'Specialty-Use Detectors' are models from: Compass, Garrett and Teknetics
Pinpointers: Using Nokta - Makro and Uniprobe Pointers.
Headphones: Using Killer B's 'Hornet' and White's Pro Star and Detector Pro's Uniprobe ... All w/'tank style' ear cups.
Recovery Gear: Using White's DigMaster digging tool and Signature Series pouch.
Note: Detectors are listed alphabetically by Brand. Models are chosen as desired based on search site conditions.
Some models are assigned for 'Regular-Use' and others are on-hand for 'Specialty Use.'
Additional search coils, mounted on spare lower-rods, are on-hand in my Accessory Coil Tote.


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

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


Re: To: 'Gamma Joe' and 'jim_tn' about my Omega 8000 Version preferences.
Posted by: jim tn
Date: October 01, 2018 03:58PM
Good to know the differences between the various versions. Discrimination really isn't a factor for me as I don't use any. HH jim tn

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Re: To: 'Gamma Joe' and 'jim_tn' about my Omega 8000 Version preferences.
Posted by: dfmike
Date: October 01, 2018 07:52PM
Thanks for the write up Monte. I guess the Omega 8000 V4 will now be a sought after detector even though they are getting very hard to find. I know at one point you had a Gamma 6000. Just wondering if the discrimination on nails (from what you recall) was the same as the 8000 V4. Unfortunately there are probably many versions of that one as well...



Active detectors and accessories: Fisher F19 LTD on Mars universal shaft, F19 on original shaft, Nokta Fors CoRe, Whites MX7, Makro and Nokta pointers. Killer B's and Jolly Rogers headphones and assorted coils.
Previous detectors in order of acquisition: Bounty Hunter Discovery, Fisher F44, Fisher F5, Omega 8000 V6, Minelab X-Terra 705

Teknetics Omega 8000 Find !!
Posted by: Monte
Date: October 01, 2018 09:05PM
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"Your EYES ... the only 100% accurate form of Discrimination!"

Stinkwater Wells
Trading Post

Metal Detector Evaluations and Product Reviews
'How-To' help for Coin & Jewelry Hunting, Relic Hunting and Useful Techniques.

'Regular-Use Detector Team' are models from: Nokta - Makro, Teknetics, Tesoro and White's
'Specialty-Use Detectors' are models from: Compass, Garrett and Teknetics
Pinpointers: Using Nokta - Makro and Uniprobe Pointers.
Headphones: Using Killer B's 'Hornet' and White's Pro Star and Detector Pro's Uniprobe ... All w/'tank style' ear cups.
Recovery Gear: Using White's DigMaster digging tool and Signature Series pouch.
Note: Detectors are listed alphabetically by Brand. Models are chosen as desired based on search site conditions.
Some models are assigned for 'Regular-Use' and others are on-hand for 'Specialty Use.'
Additional search coils, mounted on spare lower-rods, are on-hand in my Accessory Coil Tote.


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

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


Re: To: 'Gamma Joe' and 'jim_tn' about my Omega 8000 Version preferences.
Posted by: Gamma_Joe
Date: October 01, 2018 10:41PM
Hey Monte, thank you for explaining -- it's a big help!

Here I'll stick with my Omega V6, but if I ever get a chance to compare it with a V4 ... I'll give them both a good test on different iron targets.

Cheers,

Joe

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