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    Car Charger (help) for the the GPX series

    Hi all - if anyone has a car cig 12v Minelab charger for the GPX would be awesome to understand which pins carry the 12v to the LIION battery Keen to make my own lead as none available in NZ. Sorry to trouble you guys!
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    Back to the.... ATX

    Ok, so, I don’t think I could have made this up if I tried! Decided to go for another water hunt today, ATX charged and not expecting a great deal as has been ‘slim pickings’ lately - especially with the CTX / Nox / Excal. Found a spot in the water, I have walked over hundreds of times in the...
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    My EQ 800 evening project

    Hi guys I water hunt and can’t be bothered waiting so / decided to make my own waterproof connector! This was NOT easy, sourcing the components, drilling the fitting, finding a stereo jack that fitted .... but the result! All done! FYI the Audio output differs from the CTX and having to wait...
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    1st water hunt with 800

    Hi guys Just wanted to update you on my first water hunt with the 800. Was using the Bluetooth headphones, so limited in depth (You will lose Bluetooth connectivity with the screen fully immersed). Initial part of the hunt with the xcal in pinpoint, very, very few targets, beach is really...
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    Driving the Xcal Piezo speakers from standard source - HELP?

    I picked up an Equinox 800 to test and it seems pretty decent. Wanting to try it in the water, and have some spare XCal headphones. I can make the right plug to fit, uses a 3.5 stereo jack. I am assuming the equinox is setup to drive standard headphones. To drive the piezoelectric...
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    Making waterproof headphones - advice

    Tech Question! I picked up an Equinox 800 to test and it seems pretty decent. Wanting to try it in the water, and have some spare XCal waterproof headphones. I can make the right plug to fit, uses a 3.5 stereo jack. I am assuming the equinox is setup to drive standard headphones...
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    First beach / water hunt with 800 = Gold!

    Hi all For those that know my posts I have several machines the xcals, ctx, ATX, Dual field etc and are a fairly serious detectorist! I think my best year is 115 gold ;) Anyway, I was “super tempted” by the 800, that gold chain video got me! Lucky, managed to pick one up here! First trial...
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    Equinox 800 picked up!

    Hi guys Could not resist the temptation, I have used a ton of different machines, ctx, ATX, excals etc and picked up the 800 this morning. Will let you know my thoughts and comparisons ASAP. For those that are wondering, the charge connectors appear to be gold plated, ie, it is not inductive...
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    8 inch mono disection!

    Hi Guys I had a faulty 8 inch mono coil - it looked 'perfect' but constantly falses. Cutting the coil wiring, and rewiring made zero, decided to dissect the coil! Well, actually using a hammer! It turns out the coil really cannot be 'repaired'. Seems there are two...
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    Down to one ATX

    Had two of these machines, fantastic in the right conditions. But due to limited use nowadays just sold one machine online (the modified xcals get tons of use).. I do wish this ATX electronic package was in a lighter configuration and are contemplating removing the entire green housing and...
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    Long overdue for an update to friends!

    Hi All Have not posted for quite some time, mainly due to work commitments unfortunately..... Just returned from a three week trip to Honolulu :) Well, mainly Waikiki :) Took along the ATX, CTX, Excal and Dual Field, and gave them all a good work out on Waikiki Beach (in the water only) -...
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    A little advice from US Members!

    Hi Guys Managed to get some time off work and plan to come to Hawaii in January - flights booked from Jan 8 - 25. Any thoughts if I want to detect where to visit? Both islands? One Island? One beach ? Was planning the Xcal and ATX...... Normally for me in the water with Snorkel etc Dale
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    This few and silver return to the scoop!

    Back into detecting and the tide and sand seems to have shifted in my favour! Recent finds....4x 9ct gold (some fairly decent ones) - oldest engraving is 1982. 4 silver also! Will post shortly last week's finds and also an update from my island trip. Finally good to have some decent time...
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    A long time with no posts - sorry guys!

    Well....another year has passed. For varying reasons (mainly too busy at work) I simply have not had time to post on the forum....I will make it my new years resolution to try and sort that out! I have been very slack! The detecting here in NZ was pretty tough in 2016 due to the overall...
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    107....108 and 109 (gold rings) and we are... Done for 2016

    Two days ago had my final "water detect" for the year, yielding a small 9ct and CZ female ring and a lovely old hallmarked ring (quite large with the hands and heart). Thought I was done for the year until a detecting window opened this evening on a fairly trashy beach on the shore. After an...
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    102, 103,104,105,106......

    For those in the know..... Had a successful hunt with the ATX and 8 inch mono - circa 1.5m deep water a mixture of sanded in areas and other erroded areas at a very "old" beach here in NZ. Adding the last 3 today! Also - a very unusual find - hallmarks from the late 1800's - a silver...
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    Target achieved ;)

    Hi guys! Thanks to the ATX and Garrett for a great year detecting! Almost wrapping up the year with the following finds! 2 rings pictured (the small one is 18, the large one is 9) Then..... Spotted with my eyes - not the detector! Thought it was junk but turned out to be an 8 gram 22ct...
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    The final countdown.....almost 2016!

    Well..... Now I am really determined! Over the last week or so things have been a little slow on the gold front! The weather has also been against us, with big swells, fairly high winds and murky, roughed up water. Have been land locked, forced to do the wet sand and dry sand of the local...
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    Faulty DD coil and steps to repair!

    Hi guys - love the ATX as you all know and Garrett have been awesome with the warranty. My machine however is now approaching the warranty end - and, after two Years of use the stock DD coil gave up the ghost..... It was falsing,erratic and unusable! Anyway - rather than tossing the coil...
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    The most lucky hunt ever......

    Well after a comedy of errors yesterday morning and after squeezing in work stuff managed to get to a local beach for low tide - just at the low tide time (normally try and go a few hours earlier). This beach is massive by our standards, a good few KM long and no noticeable cuts etc, just tons...