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Re: Garrett ATX Outings.
« Reply #25 on: December 29, 2013, 17:41 »
Very curious to find out what's on that SD card ;D
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Re: Garrett ATX Outings.
« Reply #26 on: January 01, 2014, 10:40 »
Very curious to find out what's on that SD card ;D

A quantity of pictures and some video takes...........for private enjoyment/viewing.
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Re: Garrett ATX Outings.
« Reply #27 on: January 01, 2014, 14:34 »
ya got that thing out in the water yet ivanll  :D
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Re: Garrett ATX Outings.
« Reply #28 on: January 01, 2014, 17:42 »
ya got that thing out in the water yet ivanll  :D
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Yes a few times.

An ATX was also used in the water at the Gold Coast at the dealer get together and ATX launch.

Kind of strange Garrett Australia do not provide the pictures on their web site.

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Re: Garrett ATX Outings.
« Reply #29 on: January 01, 2014, 18:52 »
pity there's very little info forthcoming in regards to water hunting on this unit.
how's the water gold going with it  :).
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Re: Garrett ATX Outings.
« Reply #30 on: January 03, 2014, 14:52 »
From last low tide beach hunt........no pic of beach as it seem to be provoking.

Not one "M M" in sight so no false write up in the papers.........in fact I was totally alone until the early morning joggers appeared at daybreak and what a daybreak with a beautiful RED sunrise.

Can't see the logic in fitting the heavy metal ring on the bottle, guess the person that did it didn't see a good reason either and threw it way way out in the sea......perhaps a case of more muscle mass than brain activity.......? ? heavy rings are often used in an attempt to lengthen/stretch body part(s), sometimes self detaching when going for a swim......looks like the bottleneck was a better fit.......however, it did stretch my digging limit as it was way down in the sand.
 


Ah, the ring with blue stone..... :).....well we will leave it open to speculation/guesswork for "look in only visitors" from other forums.

Used my Original self designed/made 2" wide elastic eazy use detector support strap, made for my Garrett ADS Deepseeker back in the very early 198?, later used on my Whites Eagle Spectrum from around 1991.
It's working just as well today with the Garrett ATX, have enough strength to carry the ATX but enough flex/stretch to be comfortable to use for long periods.
Hooking it under a belt on the back left helps preventing the belt from sliding down when bending over at the same time supporting a water bottle, finds bag and whatever else is hanging on the belt.
Also convenient is that the elastic strap is sideways adjustable on the belt to fit the size of the user, which prevent (strap crawl) occurring when the strap is working its way up your neck.
 


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Re: Garrett ATX Outings.
« Reply #31 on: January 03, 2014, 15:06 »
nice lot o loot there mate  ;D is the blue stone a star sapphire  8).
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Re: Garrett ATX Outings.
« Reply #32 on: January 03, 2014, 17:35 »
How deep were those targets in the dry sand . And how does it perform in the salt water .ground balance wise and noise wise .. im keen to buy one and a at gold pro .  How does the atx stack up compared to other detectors you've used .
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Re: Garrett ATX Outings.
« Reply #33 on: January 03, 2014, 22:49 »
Having a go with granddads ATX  :)



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Re: Garrett ATX Outings.
« Reply #34 on: January 04, 2014, 13:49 »
Interesting picture Ivan...

Has granddad shown the new prospector how to use the ATX?.....or has the
grandson cleverly shown granddad how to use Infiinium coils with the ATX? 8)

And....who's that other family member in the picture?...looks dangerous..!

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Re: Garrett ATX Outings.
« Reply #35 on: January 04, 2014, 15:44 »
Tye,

There is an attraction in visiting a grandpa with lots of nifty toys, even more so when you are allowed to use/play with some of them.
(or perhaps it's a bribe that will provide pleasant memories in the distance future of family quality time)

Since this grandson already know how to use an Infinium LS it was an easy transition to the ATX.

ATX even have a pinpoint function so that part was a lot easier.
He only needed to know only to push the pin point button once when coin shooting, unlike on the X-Box and PS hand pieces where you keep
pushing a button in shoot em up games and you only see and read this because you are on a better forum without a self-serving agenda.........don't even have to pay a membership fee!

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Re: Garrett ATX Outings.
« Reply #36 on: January 05, 2014, 07:36 »
Nice!

Way to go GD...your junior partner does look serious ... Well worth the time spent I'd say.. :)
And with a protection service built right into the family .... Your in the 'No Worries' zone!

Thanks for the historical insights ....Ivan.

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Re: Garrett ATX Outings.
« Reply #37 on: January 09, 2014, 11:35 »
HI Ivan,

Awesome stuff.

Just a question. How much deeper is the ATX compared to the sea hunter?

Thanks

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Re: Garrett ATX Outings.
« Reply #38 on: January 09, 2014, 12:41 »
HI Ivan,
Awesome stuff.
Just a question. How much deeper is the ATX compared to the sea hunter?
Thanks
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Sorry I do not know the true answer.

To compare you will first need to have both detectors together on the same beach at the same time with a same size coil.

Perhaps one day??

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Re: Garrett ATX Outings.
« Reply #39 on: January 12, 2014, 17:01 »
For general interest of ATX and Infinium LS users.

All items in picture with ATX DD coil, give Lo/Hi Audio, even the open ring.

Same items with Infinium LS DD coil, give both Hi/Lo and Lo/Hi audio + one very iffy audio open ring.



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Re: Garrett ATX Outings.
« Reply #40 on: January 20, 2014, 18:55 »
In training.......practice, practice and more practice !


Nothing like first hand experiences.

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Re: Garrett ATX Outings.
« Reply #41 on: April 23, 2014, 10:46 »
ATX is dead easy to GB and a good GB is required to detect small gold in hot ground.

First there was One.......................... .......................... then there was a second....................... ......then there was :).............something for a later post.


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Re: Garrett ATX Outings.
« Reply #42 on: April 23, 2014, 13:13 »
Good to see your getting gold with it ..
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Re: Garrett ATX Outings.
« Reply #43 on: April 23, 2014, 14:12 »
Re .reply 39. I have looked through all 8 pages of the Moderation log which goes back to Nov 2013 and no posts from ivan have been deleted or modified. Photobucket deletions are nothing do with us.
Perhaps the missing post/posts are in a different section from where you think they were placed.
 A general look using "search" might find them if you are sure of some of the wording.
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Re: Garrett ATX Outings.
« Reply #44 on: April 25, 2014, 16:04 »
The sound of an ATX with an Infinium-LS 14x10"DD coil being used on a wet Qld. beach.





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Re: Garrett ATX Outings.
« Reply #45 on: April 25, 2014, 17:45 »
Nice ... thanks for posting the vid ivanll .. how's the pm coil going ..
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Re: Garrett ATX Outings.
« Reply #46 on: April 25, 2014, 18:16 »
Coil is excellent, did some real use video (like above) on last outing.
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Re: Garrett ATX Outings.
« Reply #47 on: April 25, 2014, 19:53 »
Hey Ivan , stop buying detecting stuff , and get the boy a pair of shoes LOL , every photo he is in bare feet , what a life , I grew up bare footed , was a standard joke with all the rellys , when they saw us .
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Re: Garrett ATX Outings.
« Reply #48 on: April 25, 2014, 20:37 »
Hey Ivan , stop buying detecting stuff , and get the boy a pair of shoes LOL , every photo he is in bare feet , what a life , I grew up bare footed , was a standard joke with all the rellys , when they saw us .

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Re: Garrett ATX Outings.
« Reply #49 on: April 25, 2014, 22:34 »
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