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Yep, just reducing and adding as necessary ...

September 23, 2019 08:25AM avatar
... to have a well-rounded Detector Outfit to handle all my needs for the sites I most frequently hunt. The only 'new' detector I KNOW I'll be adding to my Outfit is the Nokta / Makro Simplex+ which should be out fairly soon. I have a void for a light-weight, simple, yet versatile waterproof detector. Other needs are covered.

Sounds like a deal. If you end up with an 800 I promise I'll have an open mind and give it a go. But I too am at the point that I feel I don't need to be spending any more money on detectors.
If and when I get an '800' I'll let you check it out, but I'll have to stay close just in case impatience or annoyance makes you want to toss it or decorate a tree.

I am really happy with what I have, I like them and for me, they work.
That's exactly what I try to tell you when I explain why I have what I have in my Outfit. They work for me, and I simply break them down for specific assignment or duty: That way I only have to load three detectors when I head out, and maybe add one or two from my 'Specialty-User' group to join my Regular-Use Team.

Relic Hunting iron infested sites: Nokta FORS CoRe, FORS Relic and Tesoro Bandido II microMAX.

Coin & Jewelry Hunting typical urban sites: Makro Racer 2, Teknetics T2+ and Tesoro Silver Sabre microMAX.

Specialty-Use units for a variety of applications: Fisher F-44, White's XLT and modified IDX Pro. (Soon a Nokta / Makro Simplex +.)

And like you I also have a really nice IDX Pro with Mods (hint, it was your last one or should say it used to be the last one you had)
Yes, it was/is.

So looking forward to Tuesday if I can get out and we have a IDX Pro day out at Rippville. Should be fun.
Yes, I am definitely ready for a day at Rippville (or as long as my body can hang in there) doing a head-to-head with the modified IDX Pro's w/6½" Concentric coils. That ought to be fun

I hope you remember how to GB one of these with the mods...
Blindfolded! They are simple.

..can't remember if you try ground balancing in all metal or discriminate mode......
Take your pick, because, as I said, it is simple to do.

All Metal mode: Just trigger-toggle forward to All Metal, set the Frequency Adjust knob at the factory default pointer and leave it there (until needed for EMI), adjust from a 'proper' slight audio Threshold hum, then Manually GB with the coil worked between 1" and 6"-8".

Discriminate mode: Establish the Frequency Adjust and Threshold settings, then I the silent-search Disc. mode (with the toggle set to 'Black Sand') simply use the GB control and 'Power Balance.'

Either method, unless in extremely ugly mineralization, should only take between 5 and 15 seconds.


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Wet or damp soil vs. dry soil?

SvenS 389 September 16, 2019 07:26PM


dixiedigger57 257 September 23, 2019 12:00PM

Hello, my name is Monte and I am ... "The Operator."

Monte 194 September 24, 2019 07:08AM


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GeoW 194 September 23, 2019 11:49PM


jmaryt 206 September 23, 2019 08:02PM


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Remfire 196 September 23, 2019 05:34PM

thanks guys... these forums have taught me that!

dixiedigger57 175 September 24, 2019 09:34AM

Re: Wet or damp soil vs. dry soil?

Sodbuster 168 September 20, 2019 01:13PM

"Easy digging and easy probing." ... smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float Exactly! N/T

Monte 161 September 22, 2019 06:41AM

My experiences with both wet and dry conditions.

Monte 188 September 19, 2019 12:28PM

Re: My experiences with both wet and dry conditions.

WM6 183 September 19, 2019 03:13PM

A Religious Experience -

UtahRich 221 September 20, 2019 11:23PM

"Religious Experience" ... Location might be part of the key reason.

Monte 192 September 22, 2019 09:43AM

Jewelry Items. . .

UtahRich 178 September 22, 2019 05:28PM

Re: A Religious Experience - eye popping smiley

Sodbuster 231 September 21, 2019 01:38PM

Re: A Religious Experience -

WM6 217 September 21, 2019 01:36PM

Being Objective . . . . . . .

UtahRich 217 September 21, 2019 05:16PM

Re: Being Objective . . . . . Well Said Rich thumbs up N/T

Sodbuster 153 September 22, 2019 10:11AM

Re: Being Objective . . . . . . .

jmaryt 190 September 21, 2019 09:28PM

Lemmings -

UtahRich 217 September 21, 2019 10:58PM

Re: Lemmings -

jmaryt 208 September 22, 2019 11:54AM

Being Selective . . .

UtahRich 209 September 22, 2019 01:00PM

Re: Being Selective . . .

jmaryt 192 September 22, 2019 06:02PM

Be selective, yes ....

Monte 222 September 22, 2019 10:08AM

Re: Be selective, yes ....

OregonGregg 216 September 22, 2019 04:26PM

Well Gregg, I already HAVE "seen the light."

Monte 234 September 22, 2019 11:13PM

Re: Well Gregg, I already HAVE "seen the light."

OregonGregg 197 September 23, 2019 03:39AM

Yep, just reducing and adding as necessary ...

Monte 256 September 23, 2019 08:25AM

Re: Well Gregg, I already HAVE "seen the light."

SvenS 221 September 23, 2019 05:34AM

Re: Be selective, yes ....

jmaryt 204 September 22, 2019 06:04PM

Re: Be selective, yes ....

OregonGregg 218 September 23, 2019 03:28AM

Re: Be selective, yes ....

jmaryt 184 September 23, 2019 07:55AM

No, you can't add an EQ-800 to your list ....

Monte 211 September 23, 2019 07:54AM

Re: Lemmings -

D&P-OR 192 September 22, 2019 07:08AM

Re: Being Objective . . . . . . .

OregonGregg 180 September 21, 2019 07:11PM

Does it stay or does it Go ?

UtahRich 208 September 21, 2019 07:54PM

Re: Does it stay or does it Go ?

D&P-OR 187 September 22, 2019 12:30PM

Post High Jacking - starting a new thread.

UtahRich 262 September 22, 2019 01:20PM

Re: Post High Jacking - starting a new thread.

D&P-OR 174 September 22, 2019 02:30PM

Re: Does it stay or does it Go ?

jmaryt 174 September 22, 2019 11:59AM

Yes, 'marketing' does get interesting. And sometimes stretched a bit as well. N/T

Monte 149 September 20, 2019 01:53AM

I like the ground to be moist ....

Hombre 211 September 18, 2019 09:21AM

Wet or damp soil vs. dry soil?

UtahRich 187 September 16, 2019 08:06PM

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