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August 15, 2020 01:53AM avatar
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jmaryt
monte! would you say your vanquish 540 is a very good park hunter?

Yes, my V-540 can be a very good park-hunting detector, depending upon the definition of a "park hunting" site description. For an average 'park' area I consider that to be an pen grassy environment that is not close to a picnic bowery, under tress that invite a lot of 'blanket-users' for a picnic or just relaxation, or too close to other high-use activity that are associated with a lot of discarded trash. Not along parking strips where people toss out a lot of common modern trash, or where many people used to dump out their ashtrays years ago when that was a popular behavior. Many of them had small debris such as gum foil wrappers, etc.

Non-trashy 'park hunting', to me, would be out in the center or comparable areas with a lot target count, coins or trash, and where we might anticipate searching for mid-depth to deeper located coins, etc. In such sites I'll be selective of the larger-size coils I might use and, if it isn't very cluttered, I'd likely use the round 11" DD on an Equinox 800 or the 9X12 DD on the Vanquish 540. Comparing them in only three different open park locations I had very comparable depth-of-detection performance.



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... do you feel that the (s.m.f) is an advantage in trashy areas?

NO, not from my experience. And some 'park hunting' can include some very trashy areas, but, again, describing just what is a "trashy" or "littered" environment gets to be a personal thing. When I hunt closer to the covered picnic boweries or other high-use gathering spots where people are slobs and discard a lot of gum and candy wrapper or juice drink-cap foil, tabs, bottle caps, screw caps, metal condiment packets, etc., I prefer to use a single search frequency, either by design or operator selectable. I also make use of detectors with smaller-size search coils to better handle the dense amount of debris that causes good-target masking and eliminate he ability to go after any deeper-located coins, tokens, etc.



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how would you rate the eq 800 "head to head" with the vanquish in junked public areas?

My definition of a "junked" park would be the particular portions or areas of a park that are very littered as I just related above. If I venture out at sunrise to work any parks where a lot of trash might be, then I'll likely grab my Tesoro Bandido II µMAX or Silver Sabre µMAX with their 6" Concentric coils, or Nokta Relic w/5" DD coil, or a Nokta CoRe w/the 'OOR' (Out-Of-Round) 4.7X5.2 DD coil. These models, using those smaller-size coils, provide me with very good hunt-ability to separate good targets from nearby trash.

Could the Equinox 800 w/6" DD coil work okay? Possibly, but I'd do it using a preferred single-frequency choice. It would work 'OK' but from experience I also know some of my mentioned detector/coil choices will out-hunt the EQ-800. The V-540 w/5X8 DD can also do reasonably well with that mid-size coil and using a slow-and-methodical sweep speed, but .... As much as I like it, in some modern trash environments I do better with my single-frequency Nokta / Makro Simplex + w/5X9½ DD mid-size coil, at least on the side-by-side comparisons I've done this past week.

Part of the performance we get from detectors is based on how their circuitry design works, and also what frequencies we opt to use. I used to use Simultaneous Multi-Frequency detectors from Fisher and Minelab, especially, and the Explorer II was my favorite, except for the configuration and weight/balance that tore me up. But that S.M.F. detector was only at-its best in the more open grassy 'park' areas. Terrible in the trashier environments, and especially if a lot of the trash was ferrous-based.

The benefits of the V-540 and EQ-800, for me, are their better ability to provide some useful visual Target ID on mid-depth to deeper targets than many (not all) single-frequency detectors.

Monte

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Best of Luck with the new Apex !

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Having success in park environments? -- It's all a personal thing.

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Monte 67 August 15, 2020 01:53AM

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Dan'o 62 August 15, 2020 06:45PM

A very nice, to-the-point reply, Rich. 'Thank You.'

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