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Getting ready to rumble.
« on: January 20, 2017, 16:20 »
Not quite out of the woods yet health wise but I'm expecting the all clear soon, when the weather cools off a bit I might return to the fold and try for some gold once again, been a long time since I have sinned, getting the dust off my trusty SD2000, I've bought myself a signal booster and external speaker, my 14" DD Coiltek and the machine are good to go, was browsing the Forum to see if there's anything else I could improve on but got myself all confused as not many would have used this model detector, I notice the trend in using mono coils these days but with the SD they are a no no, DD's are much more stable, I wonder what coils available today might improve my chances over the 14" DD, I quite like the idea of the elliptical coils as that's where I do my best work, poking around overgrown areas, if someone was to pass on their experiences I would be most grateful, cheers Colin.
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Re: Getting ready to rumble.
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2017, 07:27 »
I was surprised at how quiet the Audio was on the 2000. I guess the great lumps still around in the day were easier to hear. Might be some frequency conversion to make it more sensitive on small gold. I wonder would the tracking handle conversion work on the 2000 as well. I will give you an 11" Coiltek DD pro coil, they are wound a little different and were a bit better than the standard DD. I might see you at the Wedderburn token hunt if you remind me when you know if you are going.
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Re: Getting ready to rumble.
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2017, 14:41 »
Like the large pick, a sign of confidence. 8)

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Re: Getting ready to rumble.
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2017, 23:38 »
I never had trouble hearing targets back then Ray, hearings not the best now hence the signal enhancer, I have an 11" mine lab coil but we quickly jumped onto the 14" Coilteks when they became available, wasn't a lot to choose from back then, I have found gold as small as match head size no problems but I don't think they were all that deep, they certainly were the halcyon days back then, some of the finds were gobsmacking, shame life took over and we all went our seperate ways, not sure if there is a coil to better the 14", Ivanll there is a story to that pick, timber handle picks broke regularly, we bought those from Barrie Johnson, they called them a Porkys Pick, all steel but the handle is hollow, look heavy but is nice and light, no one ever broke one of those, gee, I'm starting to get flash backs, better go........cheers Colin.
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