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Put the old 5900 DiPro to work today on neighbor permission

June 01, 2020 07:01PM
My Neighbor gave me permission to hunt her yard and told me that years ago a car had smashed into a large tree in her front yard wrecking the car. The people involved in the accident told her they had lost a wedding ring and reckoned it happened during the car crash and asked her to keep an eye out for it. I told her I thought that if the ring was lost at the time of the crash I would put money on it being in the car's interior not the yard, but said I would make an effort to find it. I detected the backyard some time ago with my Rutus Alter 71 and dug over 30 pennies and one silver dime, I covered it thoroughly for about 5 hours and was not up for doing the front yard immediately afterwards.
Last week I took a stab at the front yard which was the site of the crash with EQ800 figuring the 20 and 40 KHz frequencies would be good for a gold ring. The EQ800 however was not a happy camper with three phase high voltage lines overhead at front; 12KV per line 14.4KV phase to phase.
Regardless of sensitivity level, multi or single frequency, stock 11", or small 6" coil the display and audio was just bouncing all over the place going nuts, and I couldn't settle it down to a workable level. (May be the operator but I had no luck at all, did bring back fond memories of playing pinball when I was a teenager thoughtongue sticking out smiley).
Today I broke out the old Whites 5900 DiPro SL, (analog meter display, big box, four C cell power model). I turned on, set signal balance at preset, hot rock reject on, GEB disc mode with the discrimination set between nail and preset, ground balanced slightly positive, using the Blue Max 800 coil and off I went, no problems from the high voltage overhead. Spent an enjoyable 2 and a half hours hunting the front yard, and dug most every signal that I encountered. Sadly the hoped for ring did not come to light but I got some copper pennies, a decorative button, part of an old corgi toy dump truck, a 1972 nickel, zipper pull off of a suitcase, several lighter flint wheels, foil, aluminum roofing nails, furniture tacks, a blob of lead, and the usual ferrous junk, wire bits, nails, etc.
Have to admit, much as I like my EQ800, and other state of the art machines I had a blast kickin it old school todayWhite's Electronics
Cheers,
Drew.
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Put the old 5900 DiPro to work today on neighbor permission

Druid 181 June 01, 2020 07:01PM

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Harold,ILL. 116 June 04, 2020 08:13AM

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Druid 107 June 05, 2020 08:31AM

When I had the colorful display, I changed them out to yellow.thumbs up N/T

Monte 96 June 05, 2020 07:56PM

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jmaryt 113 June 05, 2020 04:16PM

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Druid 107 June 06, 2020 10:27AM

Kinda fun to keep it simple

zincoln 112 June 02, 2020 08:09AM

Re: Kinda fun to keep it simple

Druid 114 June 02, 2020 10:04AM

Re: Kinda fun to keep it simple

zincoln 112 June 02, 2020 01:25PM

Re: Kinda fun to keep it simple

Druid 109 June 02, 2020 03:15PM

"Keep it simple." ... "Slow and methodical."

Monte 116 June 02, 2020 08:38AM

Nice story with agreeable ending.

Monte 126 June 02, 2020 01:47AM

Re: Nice story with agreeable ending.

Druid 108 June 02, 2020 10:07AM



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