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The Apex, some really terrible EMI and operating frequency.

October 08, 2020 04:49PM avatar
Your post made me think back to when I first unboxed my Apex. Right out of the box I turned it on and went to the settings and noticed it was on 15 kHz ... and it pleased me.

When I got my second Apex I turned it on and adjusted my settings and then decided to double-check by doing a factory default. Once I did I confirmed that the default sensitivity is 15 kHz and, as I stated, I am pleased.

One reason I am pleased is that they didn't force the Apex up consumers with a multi frequency default. But the main reason I was pleased is because I made a change in my personal detector selection back in about 1977 + 78 when the 15 kHz Garrett GroundHog became my primary use detector. Other models I also preferred worked at the same frequency such as the Gold Mountain VIP and offerings from D-Tex.

In July of 83 I started using the Tesoro Inca that worked at 12 kHz and other models they offered that worked at 10 or 12 and the Golden Sabre Plus which was their only model that worked at 15 kHz.

And from that time to the present, the majority of my preferred detectors have operated in that 10 kHz to 15 kHz frequency range. And with them all oh, I have been very pleased with the results I have enjoyed a field. Yes, there have been a few other detectors I like that work at a lower frequency, and a couple of work at a higher frequency, but the bulk of my favorites are in that 10 to 15 kHz frequency range.

For over five and a half years I've relied on my Nokta FORS CoRe which is 15kHz, and in my current detector outfit AR the Makro Racer 2 and White's MX-7@ 14 kHz, Nokta / Makro Simplex + @ 12 kHz, and a pair of Garrett Apex models with a15 kHz default frequency. While I admit to using the MF multiflex function when I start out at many places, as soon as I start getting any interference or just out of a desire to opt for a single frequency, I immediately go to 15 kHz.

I'm sure there might be times when it won't help handleEMI very well, depending upon all the variables involved, but I do know a couple of times I was experiencing just a bit of noise and chatter that vanished when I went to that single frequency.

It is nice to have the frequency of options with the Apex, and experiences like you just related help demonstrate that there are legitimate benefits 2 using it and that this device does work differently based on the frequency choice being used.

I appreciate your post, thank you.

Monte

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The Apex, some really terrible EMI and operating frequency.

Monte 46 October 08, 2020 04:49PM

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