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Surprised to read of that Bigfoot working on a 'Spectra' series model.

June 29, 2019 05:37AM avatar
As UtahRich stated, those original BigFoot coils , just like most search coils on the market, were designed to work with certain operating frequencies. I have never been a fan of the BigFoot coils because they were kind of awkward for my chosen site locations and didn't fit the small-size coil needs for me, but I did check them out way back when first introduced, and have a couple of friends who use to work them on an XLT or a DFX mainly for open sports fields.

You might have found the one you have to kind of work on your newer model, at least in one frequency and not all of them, but I seriously doubt that you would be getting full efficiency from it, and many adjustment functions and numeric VDI responses would likely be errant or cause some issues. I suggest you contact White's Electronics and find out if anyone still works there who knows anything about the BigFoot coils (not made by White's) and who actually gets out detecting, or knows of any complications or compatibility between that coil and their current Spectra series models.

The last long-time design engineer I knew who worked at White's passed away earlier this year and I haven't a clue who they have today as a 'lead' design engineer. You could ask for Todd who was the only guy there I know who might work with the current products, or ask for Steve Howard as he might have a clue. But I wouldn't bet on there being any 'proper' compatibility for those detectors and that coil.


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Kraemer 77 June 27, 2019 02:23PM

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UtahRich 43 June 29, 2019 03:53AM

Surprised to read of that Bigfoot working on a 'Spectra' series model.

Monte 48 June 29, 2019 05:37AM

Re: Surprised to read of that Bigfoot working on a 'Spectra' series model.

Kraemer 41 June 29, 2019 08:31AM

Looking for an XLT? Get that BigFoot coil mounted on the right detector!

Monte 53 June 29, 2019 11:49PM

Found an XLT and am waiting for it now!

Kraemer 43 July 01, 2019 10:32AM

I bought my XLT new in 1994 when they first went on sale.

Hombre 50 July 04, 2019 07:30PM


Kraemer 34 July 05, 2019 05:52PM

Enjoying my XLT and getting the most out of it.

Monte 37 July 06, 2019 07:55AM

I also got my 1st XLT in June of '94.

Monte 40 July 05, 2019 02:26AM

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