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Got my TRX today and spent the last 5 hours digging..
What a little ripper!!
Massive depth compared to my 8 month old Garrett pro pointer, makes it look like a toy, (sorry to all the garrett diehards but it's true)
I'll only make one complaint and that's if you use only 2 AA batteries the sound and vibration is very slight and quiet but if you throw in a 9 volt and it's as loud as the garrett or Minelab.

No falsing yet and only hope it doesn't go the way of the garrett in that aspect.

A well recommended pin pointer, there's a new kid on the block.

Linkback: http://forum.kimbucktwo.com/index.php?topic=23261.0
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Re: Actual detecting test with the Whites TRX pin pointer
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2014, 19:26 »
I agree...mine works a treat, & so far surpasses both the others.    8)

A few adjustments to work out, but only if required.

It's like having another detector in your pocket.

Only time will tell !!   ;)

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Re: Actual detecting test with the Whites TRX pin pointer
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2015, 19:33 »
I bought (and chucked away) one of those Garrett PinPointer pieces of crapola.  As long as my derriere points to the ground, I'll never buy anything that crew churn out.  It falsed from the first time I used it and found out by taking the guts out and looking at it the wiring looked like it was put by Blind Freddie and his dog!
What a joke those products are for the breath-taking amount of money they charge.
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Re: Actual detecting test with the Whites TRX pin pointer
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2015, 19:54 »
I think I'm having the same issue with mine. I'm new to this, but I'd assume falsing is giving a signal but nothing is there when you swing the detector? If so, mines been pretty bad at it. It still shows when there's something there, but also when there's not. 

Is this right? 
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Re: Actual detecting test with the Whites TRX pin pointer
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2015, 01:14 »
Here's a tip with the TRX for those that may have overlooked a very simple thing.....this also applies to the other brands mentioned as iv had to show countless folks the same procedure that have purchased these as well. Including the the new Garret carrot and Nokta pointer.

Put the tip of the pointer on the ground before turning it on....most of the time the falsing problem will vanish.

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Re: Actual detecting test with the Whites TRX pin pointer
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2015, 06:39 »
Just a mention about switching on a pointer with the tip on the ground. If it does stop falsing it is because it has detuned the unit. In the Golden Triangle the soil is very mineralised. Sometimes we find a large object and cannot pinpoint it so we do a startup with the nose to the ground. This detunes the unit to the point that it has hardly any detecting range and helps to find a target that was overloading previously. Not good if you are searching for small targets.
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Re: Actual detecting test with the Whites TRX pin pointer
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2015, 10:46 »
Turning them on with the tip on the ground simply ground balances the units. Looking for tiny bits of gold with them takes up more time then pinpointing using the coil......they were made more so for finding coin sized targets.
Keeping with their intended design and they work a treat.
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Re: Actual detecting test with the Whites TRX pin pointer
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2015, 12:18 »
With turning it on the ground , it does tune it into the mineralised ground  ,  but does lessen the depth and sensitivity , to bring back the sensitivity , I just turn it on holding it up in the air , and it comes back to normal , this works with my Pro Find all the time , another trick used by many , is get a coin and slide it along the side until it starts to beep and back it of till it just stops , this works and gives extra depth .
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Re: Actual detecting test with the Whites TRX pin pointer
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2015, 22:18 »
Here's a tip with the TRX for those that may have overlooked a very simple thing.....this also applies to the other brands mentioned as iv had to show countless folks the same procedure that have purchased these as well. Including the the new Garret carrot and Nokta pointer. Put the tip of the pointer on the ground before turning it on....most of the time the falsing problem will vanish.

Except for those Garretts and ML ProFind and others that are faulty and false; when pressure is applied..
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Re: Actual detecting test with the Whites TRX pin pointer
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2015, 23:47 »
Lol..if its faulty, than its faulty. Put pressure on the coil of a detector, and it to will false. Pin-pointers are just tiny little VLF detectors, unless its a PI model...than its a tiny little PI detector. ;D
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Re: Actual detecting test with the Whites TRX pin pointer
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2015, 21:59 »
where did you get your whites
Roger

Decided to do something radical and use google and believe it or not found the aussie dealer :D

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Re: Actual detecting test with the Whites TRX pin pointer
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2015, 22:54 »
Add the fact that the TRX is now IP68 rated, makes the AT Propointer an even less attractive proposition considering it is more expensive and with less features (unless you like orange of course).  
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Re: Actual detecting test with the Whites TRX pin pointer
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2015, 09:22 »
Then add the New Deteknix Wader into the options -  3 M water proof, 2xaa   or 1 x9V  and a few more features at a good price.
Just saying...
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Re: Actual detecting test with the Whites TRX pin pointer
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2015, 13:44 »
Well, been a year and a half and someone asked me about my trx, still works as good as the day I bought it, no falsing, no loss of strength.  I use it on average about 6 hours.
I would killed a garret version by now. 
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Re: Actual detecting test with the Whites TRX pin pointer
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2015, 13:45 »
6 hours a week that is lol
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Re: Actual detecting test with the Whites TRX pin pointer
« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2015, 21:47 »
I like the TRX above all others... Excluding the Deteknix Wader Series.

Got a almost NEW Nokta today - Owner was about to bash it against the wall...   

He have very few Positive comments about it other than 1M water proof.

First think I notices is that the switches are the same as an old Rugged Phone I had,, Big NO NO...

As soon as any sand or fine particles get in and under the body between the switch = PROBLEMS....

So will strip it all down and maybe I can salvage it and change the buttons...

Also the tight pouch and the belt clip - look great but not so functional..
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Re: Actual detecting test with the Whites TRX pin pointer
« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2015, 23:02 »
Sounds like the TRX is the way to go, is it still the current model or has it been updated or upgraded with a newer version.
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Re: Actual detecting test with the Whites TRX pin pointer
« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2015, 23:54 »
Sounds like the TRX is the way to go, is it still the current model or has it been updated or upgraded with a newer version.

The Deteknix Wader is Cheaper and is 3M submersible and more functions and also uses either 2 AA's or a Single 9V.

I still like the Deteknix over the TRX for many reasons.....
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Re: Actual detecting test with the Whites TRX pin pointer
« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2015, 00:50 »
I like the TRX above all others... Excluding the Deteknix Wader Series.

Got a almost NEW Nokta today - Owner was about to bash it against the wall...  

He have very few Positive comments about it other than 1M water proof.

First think I notices is that the switches are the same as an old Rugged Phone I had,, Big NO NO...

As soon as any sand or fine particles get in and under the body between the switch = PROBLEMS....

So will strip it all down and maybe I can salvage it and change the buttons...

Also the tight pouch and the belt clip - look great but not so functional..
If the Nokta pointer was brought from CWPS Mudgee...it will still be under warranty....2yrs warranty.
Perhaps this should be found out before the warranty is void.?
If brought from another dealer....perhaps Nokta themselves may be interested in serving out the warranty thats left.? If thats the case and they do, then it should be sent back to Nokta Australia where it will be replaced if found to be faulty.
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Re: Actual detecting test with the Whites TRX pin pointer
« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2015, 05:38 »
I own the garret, whites and minelab pro pointers.  I have the new garret one now for several months.  I prefer the garret, just like detectors its the one that you are comfortable with that counts.  All are quality items and you will not go wrong.  
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Re: Actual detecting test with the Whites TRX pin pointer
« Reply #20 on: October 07, 2015, 09:43 »
The Deteknix Wader is Cheaper and is 3M submersible and more functions and also uses either 2 AA's or a Single 9V.

I still like the Deteknix over the TRX for many reasons.....

Waterproof doesn't really worry me as I don't detect in water & wouldn't be going that deep if I did anyway. Will check the Deteknix out though.
The Bullseye TRX is weatherproof & can also use a 9v battery or 2x AA's as well so that's not to bad.
But $199 from Goldsearch so reasonably expensive.
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Re: Actual detecting test with the Whites TRX pin pointer
« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2015, 10:35 »
The issue for some is Salt water and falsing...

In some interesting soil over the long weekend...  Another had issues with his Carrot and could not always pinpoint the target...

Tried GB and a few tricks and was ok on shallow stuff...  Had to GB the Wader and got a faint signal for him and left... A little while later he showed me an old  nail.   We were at a site of an old building that had been removed some 50 years ago.

A few others also had issues and it was interesting to see pinpointers going off and yet the detectors - not getting a signal..   Yet a few yards away all was OK...

Just like your Detector / You need to understand your Pin Pointer.
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Re: Actual detecting test with the Whites TRX pin pointer
« Reply #22 on: October 07, 2015, 19:49 »
The rich red dirt in redland bay also has falsing ability on my pin pointer  ML pro find. As others have said turn on while touching ground sorts it. Yes it does dumb it down but not enough to stop working. Better than falsing anyways.

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