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Jadon, you left me wondering, as well as hoping and wishing.

March 28, 2019 07:55AM avatar
I was surprised to hear you broke the Racer's upper Rod where you did. It seems like it would have to have had some sort of traumatic impact such as being scrunched or falling with it in hand. It should not have been caused by excessive hunting time because that would imply the coil was being worked very, very briskly and almost abruptly snapped back and forth. Also with the rod extended further out placing the search coil way out in front which would add to the extra force that would be exerted.

Nokta- Makro detectors are not designed for nor require very fast sweep speeds. Also the detectors will be more comfortable and you'll have more search coil control by keeping the rods a little shorter so the coil is about 12 to 18 in in front of the lead toe.

As Kickindirt mentioned, a good replacement for the original racer would be a move to the Racer 2. At least that would have been one of the considerations, and the Racer 2 would have provided improved VDI spread along with iron audio volume, tone break, and operator assigned tone pitch.

Your decision however was to switch Brands and go to a Minelab Equinox 800. And that's where you have me wishing and hoping. I'm wishing you all the best of success has you put in the time to read and learn the detector in order to master at strengths and weaknesses. And hoping that you'll have some success using it a field.

They use some different terminology, have some functional settings and behavior, and a knowledgeable operator will Master it and realize that it can work pretty well for a lot of applications. So I hope you can read the manual and take your time learning how to get the best out of it.

Good Spring weather should be around more often so once it arrives and you venture out to put it to use, be sure to post your comments on the forums, how about your success as well as your thoughts about your new detector. Remember to mention the mode and settings used as that might be helpful for others as well.

Monte

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Subject Author Views Posted

Bittersweet, but mostly sweet

Jadon_PDX 165 March 27, 2019 09:17AM

Re: Bittersweet, but mostly sweet

Harold,ILL. 102 March 28, 2019 08:19AM

Jadon, you left me wondering, as well as hoping and wishing.

Monte 110 March 28, 2019 07:55AM

Re: Jadon, you left me wondering, as well as hoping and wishing.

Jadon_PDX 101 March 28, 2019 09:04AM

And Yoda says: "Young Jadon Warrior, it takes time to be a Master."

Monte 100 March 29, 2019 03:34AM

Re: And Yoda says: "Young Jadon Warrior, it takes time to be a Master."

glabelle 92 March 29, 2019 07:35AM

Re: And Yoda says: "Young Jadon Warrior, it takes time to be a Master." N/T

jmaryt 66 March 29, 2019 09:05PM

George, some of the 'negative' comments I've heard

Monte 94 March 29, 2019 08:38AM

Re: George, some of the 'negative' comments I've heard

glabelle 95 March 29, 2019 09:49AM

Re: George, some of the 'negative' comments I've heard

jmaryt 94 March 29, 2019 09:13PM

Welcome to the Minelab 'Club' thumbs up N/T

UtahRich 105 March 27, 2019 12:49PM

Re: Welcome to the Minelab 'Club' thumbs up

OregonGregg 111 March 27, 2019 05:54PM

Re: Welcome to the Minelab 'Club' thumbs up

Jadon_PDX 102 March 28, 2019 09:04AM

Re: Bittersweet, but mostly sweet

Kickindirt 106 March 27, 2019 11:50AM

Re: Bittersweet, but mostly sweet

glabelle 120 March 27, 2019 09:41AM



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