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Post  adrian ss Sun Jun 27, 2021 8:36 am

A Yellow Dot road. Smile
So tis ok on small chain etc.
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Post  ivanll Sun Jun 27, 2021 10:06 am

Dots were easier to make than arrows. Smile
It's ok on the chains in the picture, I do have a chain it will not detect easily.
Because it's sensitive and a motion detector the 12.5" mono coil can be somewhat hard to pin-point with, edge of coil pin-pointing do not work with targets at depth.

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Post  adrian ss Sun Jun 27, 2021 4:40 pm

Is there a delay between target response and when the signal is heard in the HPs like with some wireless HPs? Is it fussy about sweep speed ?
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Post  ivanll Sun Jun 27, 2021 6:05 pm

Definitely No delay and loud, come to think of it, it might be possible to reduce threshold to below in order to aid in pin-pointing. scratch
Shall have to give it a try when next on the beach.

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Post  adrian ss Tue Jul 13, 2021 4:57 pm

How's that AQ coming along Ivanll, Is it a keeper?
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Post  ivanll Tue Jul 13, 2021 7:54 pm

Definitely, I have no intension of give this one up. Exclamation
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Post  ivanll Wed Jul 28, 2021 3:47 pm

3 beaches at low tide with very fine weather in July.
Only met and spoke to one other detectorist using a PI.

Garmin activity watch.
https://www.jbhifi.com.au/collections/garmin-vivofit-junior-2?page=1

Be Gold greedy and Leave the AQ in tone or mute mode so it don't detect High conductors and you will lose all our $$ coins.

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Post  moredeep Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:18 pm

mmm,nice detecting weather,don't get sun burnt you lucky bugger.
Great finds,you can't beat beach detecting in that sort of environment.
Squeaky warm beach sand,I'll dream of that tonight V11


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Post  adrian ss Mon Jan 24, 2022 10:53 pm

Took the Safari to Malua Bay for a bit of beach detecting today.
   OK the Safari is a bit long in the tooth now but it still is a very good salt beach metal detector.
Used a Cors 5 x 10 DD which performed well and had no probs finding 5 cent coin at approx 10 inches in damp ish sand.
    Found mainly tent pegs, steel and aluminium bottle caps and a few decimal coins. One 50 cent at somewhere between 12 and 15 inches.(not bad for a small coil). All coins had clearly been in the sand a long time and were down approx 8 to 15 inches. This beach is detected to death but if you set up your machine correctly you will find the deep stuff others have missed....There is still plenty to be found
    I was running in Relic mode with the sensitivity fairly hot at 18 and this caused a few chirps when the coil touched the damp sand now and again.
Over all you really can not go wrong with this detector for salt beach work. Very sensitive, achieves respectable depth on coin and ring size items, is a piece of cake to use and to become familiar with.

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After a clean up the oldest coin found during the above hunt is a 1971 50c . This one was deep in the semi dry sand at approx 15 inches up at the high tide line. The other coins were 2001 to 2007 range


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Post  ivanll Tue Jan 25, 2022 9:03 am

My 25+ year old Fisher S.M.F CZ-20 purchased June 1996 have been my favourite wet beach/water detector ever since.
It's still working as well today as it did back then. Very Happy
The 10.5" somewhat hybrid coil got a 10.5" concentric TX coil and a 10" elliptical RX coil.

Old technology , some will say Laughing

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Post  adrian ss Tue Jan 25, 2022 4:36 pm

Yes Ivanll.
Sometimes I wonder why I still keep looking for a better machine than what I already have when they almost all have similar detecting and discriminating ability.
Any of the targets I pinged yesterday could have been found with the Vanquish 340 or my Garrett 1500, Sand Shark, Lobo ST, Fisher Gold Bug Pro DP and quite a few others that date back to the early seventies. Hell even my Whites 6000 DI Series 3 would have found all of the dry sand items in the All Met Mode. plus it gives a TID in that mode.

Will be trying out a Whites Treasure master PI 1000 soon....If I can get it going. Rolling Eyes
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Post  ivanll Wed Jan 26, 2022 9:26 am

That is a retro detector, I know it well . klick . . . klick . . . klick . . klick . . klick . klick klick klick.

Work better when water hunting where coil speed is slow.

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Post  adrian ss Wed Jan 26, 2022 9:41 am

Yes it has been a while since I used a Klick, Klick PI Smile
Hope It will be an easy fix and with a bit of luck I will hear a lot of Klick...Klick..Klick. Klick,Klick,Klick,Klick..Klick...Klick...Klick,s  Very Happy

Thanks for the link. Smile
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Post  adrian ss Sat Jan 29, 2022 8:02 am

Received the detector the other day and yeah she is in a bad way....Am not sure if it will be recoverable...Short cct on the power supply and evidence of burning on the cct board.
Not a quick fix so will look at it on an opportunity basis. Sad
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Post  adrian ss Sat Jan 29, 2022 8:19 am

Well my Safari is acting up a bit, (Speaker cuts out intermittently)
A quick look inside the battery comp revealed significant corrosion in the HP socket and around the battery contacts at the cct board end, Do not think it is worth the cost of repairing so a few very wet shots of CRC and Electrolube got it going again and will have to do till it  stuffs up completely.
     The detector has had a lot of salt beach work and even tho it has never been in the water other than submerging the coils, the ocean spray and salty air still gets in to the electrics and insidiously eats away at everything. pale

Took my Sand Shark out of the cupboard (over two years since it has been to the beach) and discovered that I cannot separate the upper and lower shafts.
    They are corroded together rock solid. Rolling Eyes
This tecta has been totally submerged on many occasions and has been what I thought was thoroughly cleaned in fresh water after each use but still  corrosion has persisted; if you do not check on things on a regular basis you can expect problems with salt corrosion.

My Infinium on the other hand, which has been totally underwater on plenty occasions is still as good as the day it was born. Very Happy


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Post  adrian ss Sun Jan 30, 2022 5:48 pm

After a chat to ML Service I decided to rip the safari apart and see what I could find. (warranty well and truly expired .
Established that the phone socket is operating correctly. Cleaned up the battery compartment contacts, checked the speaker and gave the cct boards and wiring a good look over...All appears to be ok Separated and re connected the cct boards and she burst into life. Seems to be something intermittent on or around the cct boards, Anyway the machine is working for now. Fingers crossed. Rolling Eyes
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Post  adrian ss Mon Jan 31, 2022 7:35 am

Because the safari has be misbehaving lately I Took the EQ 600 out for a spin and have decided that there is not much difference in performance between the safari and the 600 aside from being able to select a particular frequency to use with the 600 and the 600 is slightly better behaved in lightly iron mineralised ground and is light weight.
Both detectors are excellent over wet salt sand at the beach and I feel that the safari has better response to small gold chain than the 600. The pinpointing on the Safari is a tad vague but usable.

Just my thoughts and am interested to hear what others with these detectors think about them.
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Post  adrian ss Fri Apr 29, 2022 4:54 pm

Went for a short detect down to Pine Island this morning, found a few two dollar coins and not much else. I was a bit worried about how much stamina has departed my ole bod in just a year and after the covid vaccinations. I reckon every bone and muscle was aching and my knees were saying Stuff This lets go home. Rolling Eyes ...Caused by global warming and the covid vacc's for sure. Laughing
Hoping to get to the coast for a detect tomorrow. Will take the TDI and the EQ 600
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Post  moredeep Fri Apr 29, 2022 5:35 pm

My cousin who was a mad keen prospector said as he got into his seventies; who keeps putting the FN lead into my boots Laughing [and that was pre covid vaccines.]



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