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  1. Well I don't know enough about electronics to know if it will work or not, but it sure is pretty. You just never know. I remember John Kah, the founder of Coiltek once said, building coils is 50% electronics, 25% design, and 25% voodoo and black magic. He said the 25% voodoo and black magic are those times when you do something really off the wall just for the hell of it and beyond all explanation; you end up with an amazing coil. Doc
  2. You are only getting 6 hours because you are running the speaker. The amp driving the speaker burns the battery up a lot faster. With headphones I get 7 to 71/2 hours no problem. The nice thing about the batteries is that they weigh around 10 ounces. So if you feel like you might need the other battery sometime during the day, just slip the spare in your hip pocket. BCOT! Doc
  3. DOC

    A very good day

    Great job! Usually you are spot on. If you find a nugget or two right off the bat you might as well pack up and go home. Happened to me last Wednesday. First 5 minutes I hit 2 nuggets with the GPZ7000. I thought WOO HOO, I got the rest of the day to find more. Turns out I had the rest of the day to just get some good exercise. Congratulations! Doc
  4. I believe that fifth pin is used to charge the battery. So while it is not used in the power cord to the machine, it is used in the power connectors from your AC and your DC charging wires when connected to the battery. Of course I have to ask the obvious question. Why don't you buy the Lithium Ion Gold Screamer kit from Chris? It has a built in regulator, and an audio amplifier and comes with two Lithium Ion batteries. All for a little bit more than the cost of 1 Minelab GPX battery. Be careful, and good luck with your modification. Doc
  5. I just got a nice email from a customer in Australia. "Just a quick note to say how useful your startup notes were, very easy for beginners to use. thankyou very much. Dawn Marotti." I am glad the people are finding the Qucik Start Guide useful. That is why I designed it. Doc
  6. Last Night, Saturday October 5, 2013. During the Minelab Annual Dealer Conference held in Las Vegas Nevada. Chris Gholson and his father Steve of Arizona Outback were awarded the very prestigious: 2013 Minelab PIONEER AWARD The Pioneer Award rewards creativity, invention and entrepreneurship. The Minelab Pioneer has taken initiative to suggest, communicate and champion a new idea, policy or product that has resulted in improving Minelab’s position in the industry from a sales, service or industry perspective. Pioneers in American history have explored and travelled to undiscovered places and often places that are not yet understood; such is the case with AZO. CONGRATULATIONS to Chris and Steve Gholson and the Arizona Outback team! Doc
  7. A SPECIAL OFFER for AZO customers. For the next 25 people who purchase their Gold Screamer Power Pack From Chris, we are giving away a FREE Voltage multi-meter, batteries included. This way you can easily check your batteries to make sure that they are topped off and operating at peak performance. For those of you that have the old SD or GP machines, the Gold Screamer Power Pack makes your machine act like a totally different machine. It weighs only 14 ounces. These older machines simply did not have the volume necessary to help you find those faint target signals. The Gold Screamer has a built in amplifier that actually gives you about a 300% increase in volume over the standard sound you hear in your earphones. The amplifier is so strong it actually will drive an optional speaker. The complete system is $469 plus shipping. It comes with two batteries, Gold Screamer Amplifier regulator, AC/DC battery charger, and Control Box cover. How does this compare to using a stock 5 pound Minelab Battery? Let's compare. If you were to buy 2 Minelab Batteries at $128 each = $256 Minelab AC Charger $51 Minelab DC Charger $172 Machine Cover $39 avg TOTAL $518. And you still have no amplification with a Minelab battery, it weighs 5 pounds, and additional batteries are $128. With the Gold Screamer System, additional batteries are only $50. Once you have your initial investment, if you want to add additional batteries it won't cost you another arm and a leg. To sweeten the deal, along with supplying you with the Deluxe Digital readout charger, we will throw in an additional FREE economy AC/DC charger, so you can charge both batteries at once. Call CHRIS at AZO 1-928-777-0267 to order your system today. You will never go back to that heavy 5 pound brick again. Gold Screamer is a Federally Regisitered Trademark of Doc's Detecting Supply.
  8. Another thing about these kits is they work the opposite of how you think they would. As you know with a hypodermic syringe, in order to create suction you need to pull the plunger out. Which mean you are pulling in the opposite direction the the pressure you need to hold the syringe against the skin. So you are holding the syringe down with one hand, and trying to pull the plunger out with the other to create suction. THESE KITS thankfully, do not work this way. The syringes in these kits are totally different. You can operate one handed because while holding the syringe down against the skin you ALSO PUSH the Plunger DOWN and it creates suction. So it makes it extremely easy to use. The suction it creates is really really strong. If you ever need to pop someone's eyeball out, this will do it in a heart beat. Gross, I can't believe that just popped into my brain. Doc
  9. I have updated the photo to show what comes in the Gold Screamer Power Pack. The system is available for either the SD/GP series of machines or the GPX. Chris has them in stock. On the older machines, the amplification of the Gold Screamer makes all of the difference in the world. I have this system fine tuned with great accessories. 1. The Gold Screamer Power Pack regulator has a built in Gold Screamer amplifier. For older machines the regulator steps the the power down to a safe 6.7 volts 2. The padded control box cover has been redesigned. The pouch has been raised to the top of the cover, and we have manufactured the cover with a WEB LOOP to guide the power cord through. This keeps the regulator off of the ground, and protects the short power lead from rubbing on the ground when you set your detector down. The inside of the control box cover has extra reinforcement over the feet of your detector to protect it. 3. The batteries are 7000 mAh 7.4 volt batteries that will give you 7 to 8 hours use each. They have a two year warranty from the manufacturing company. Two batteries come with the system and extra batteries are currently only $50 each. CAUTION. There are a ton of these batteries on the market and I have tested my fair share. Most are crap. The Chinese are very liberal in their labeling. They will label a battery 7400 mAh and when we test it we find it will only run a GPX5000 for around 5 hours. AND, they have NO WARRANTY. The quality varies greatly. We have had these batteries actually come apart. The front just comes unglued from the back. Also stay clear of Lithium Polymer batteries. They seem great, because they are so lite. However, the ones we test were garbage. They did not give good run time, and seemed to fail after about 10 chargings. We have had the best luck with these batteries we supply. They are robust in their design give excellent run time, and with proper care, are very reliable. I have been using mine for over 2 years. 4. The charger. This has been our greatest challenge. We have finally found what I consider is THE BEST charger on the market for this battery. This charger has a digital read out that tells you when the battery is 25, 50, 75, 100 percent charged. No more guessing. AC and DC equipped, 100v or 220V, we even provide the proper Aussie mains plug adaptor with the diagonal blades for our prospecting customers Down Under. These chargers seem to charge the batteries in about half the time as other chargers. There is nothing that comes close to the performance this Gold Screamer Power Pack system offers. A WORD OF ADVICE and CAUTION: I have had a few instances of late in which prospectors are out in the field and they complain that the Gold Screamer has just quit working all together. IN EVERY INSTANCETHIS WAS OPERATOR ERROR !!!! What has happened is that the operator has not been dilligent in exercising care in sliding the battery onto the battery mounting plate on the Gold Screamer regulator. You must make sure the battery is sitting flat on the plate before you slide it forward and lock it into place. What is happening is that operators are not using caution when sliding the battery forward and are bending the contact pins of the regulator down under the battery. The battery has two female holes for the pins to go into. When the pins slide under the battery there is no contact, and hence the system dows not operate. Simple fix. Remove your battery, carefully use a small screw driver and bend the pins back in proper alignment, and carefully mount the battery so the pins enter the female connection terminals on the battery. Pictured below is the sytem as it is currently offered. For a limited time, until we run out of stock, we are also including FREE a second economy charger. It's not a great charger, but it will allow you to keep both batteries topped off until your next outting. Thanks! Call Chris to order your Gold Screamer Power Pack, Doc
  10. Thanks Bunk, When you are only typing with two fingers sometimes they argue about who gets to push the key first. Doc
  11. The SD21100 is a great machine, however there is one big CAVEAT. There was a series of SD2100's where the boards got coated with black paint. It was later learned that this black paint had a metallic property in it and it threw the whole machine out of whack. These machines only worked well with the coils that they came with and then not all that well. If you tried using later coils, or after market coils they really acted whanky. The boards in Minelabs are generally coated white. I had a guy that wanted to sell me his SD2100 dirt cheap, his coils were brand new, the machine was barely used. Unfortunately, it was one of the dreaded black board SD2100's and I took a pass. I could not in good conscience buy one of these machines and turn around and sell it to someone else. Minelab actually did a recall on these machines many many years ago, however, there are still some out there floating around. The serial numbers involved are 36,000 to 38,000. If in doubt open the machine and look at the board. Doc
  12. Yep, didn't used to be so suspenseful, if it was a little piece of gold it sounded like a little piece of gold. Now with these new fandangled Minelabs, it's sort of hard to miss a nugget if you get over it, unless you are just too lazy to bend over and dig it up. Nice to know you are still out there banging around Gary. Doc
  13. Well I started March off on the right foot. I had two GPX5000 customers I had to train on March 1, but around 1 pm they were pooped, and decided to call it quits. I decided to go back to the very first place Hoss Blackman ever took me. I found a nugget that day, about 20 years ago, but it was one that Hoss had planted for me. I have gone back to that same place numerous times and found plenty of nuggets myself since that time. As the years have passed, the area has become very well known and it has been beat to death with detectors and dry washing. However, as a tribute to Hoss I thought I would go back there just for the heck of it. I tell you, these new GPX5000's are very deceiving. Back when we used to use SD2100's and SD2200's when you got a nugget that would scream you probably had a 1/4 ounce piece. Now even little dinks scream. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udL3xksS9Gk&feature=share&list=UU9excX6It0zmVqf3QaoDgTw
  14. Happy Birthday Bunk! Doc
  15. It is a common misconception that if you are arrested you must be read your rights. Your rights must be read to you if you are subject to an in custody interrogation. In other words, the officer has already made a determination that you have committed a crime or has probable cause to believe that you have committed a crime, and now he wants to question you further to determine the specifics of your involvement. Even if he doesn't read you your Miranda rights, and asks you questions, the cop didn't do anything illegal, it's just that he/she is stupid because any incriminating statements you make in response to those questions will not be admissible in a court of law. Cop see's a guy on a corner, gun in one hand, bank bag in the other and a bank alarm is going off across the street. Cop orders the guy to drop the gun. He drops it. Cop handcuffs him and says, "Did you rob that bank?" Sure did! Inadmissible, guy was in custody and he was not given Miranda. Same guy, but cop handcuffs him, they don't give him Miranda, they do not ask him any questions. Other cops arrive and bring bank employees to detained suspects location. They make a positive ID. No harm no foul. No one asked the suspect anything about the robbery. Miranda does not apply. Doc
  16. OK, personally I would say scratch the Eureka Gold off the list. Not that it's not a great detector, it is. But the technology is old, compared to the Xterra 705 Gold. The other issue is that Minelab only makes 1 coil for the Eureka Gold. They make several for the Xterra 705, including a 10 inch round. Also Coiltek has just come out with a 15 inch coil that Chris can get for you. The other thing I love about the Xterra is it runs on 4 AA alkalines. Great machine, lightweight, you will not be sorry investing in this machine. Doc
  17. There was a coil war? Chris sells Coiltek coils for the Xterra 705, and I have many Coiltek dealers that sell Nugget Finder coils as well. There has never been a restriction by either Chris or myself that dealers had to sell one coil or the other. Years ago when Nugget Finder came on the scene, Chris and Steve and I had a conversation down at Rich Hill, and we were all in agreement than the wider a selection of coils we were able to provide Minelab customers, the better. I don't know of any other brand of detectors, other than Minelab, that has such a wide variety of coils. Considering all the different sizes, configurations; for the pulse induction Minelabs, I believe there are something like 50 or 60 coils to choose from when you look at all the offerings from Minelab, Nugget Finder, and Minelab. BCOT, Doc
  18. Sorry I missed you Chris. I came into camp around 5 pm on Sunday, they said you had already left at around 2 pm. I had arrived out in the area around 7 am that day and had hit some old patches, and scored 2 Gold Basin dinks quite a ways away from the camp. One thing hasn't changed about Gold Basin, the gold is elusive, but it is out there. Takes a lot of swinging and a lot of luck, and the right equipment. I visited with quite a few of the guys that were in camp, without exception, everyone was having a great time. Doc
  19. The new Minelab GPX5000 training DVD that Chris hosted for Minelab was released at the Dealer conference in Chicago. I just got through watching all 95 minutes if it, and I must say it is a MUST HAVE if you own a GPX5000. I, for one, being a Minelab dealer, will be making sure all my customers who have purchased a GPX5000 also invest in this video. This DVD is very professionally produced, and Chris makes the GPX5000 extremely understandable with his step by step explanations of each of the settings, their functions, and how to best adjust them for variable conditions. This is a no non-sense, straight forward instructional video. How to put it together, how to set it and how to use it. For those of you with a thorough understanding of the GPX5000 video, then this DVD will probably reinforce what you already know. But for new users and those who are still struggling with the settings or find themselves still using the factory presets, this DVD will give you the knowledge to launch yourself to advanced user status, fairly quickly. This was a brilliant addition to training by Minelab and Chris did an outstanding job. Doc
  20. Sorry about the double post. I didn't think it posted so I hit add reply again.
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    Hey Bob! I don't get it? Why would you need investors when you have a LRL that will take you right to the gold ? I mean, what's the deal? Did they spend so much money on the LRL that they don't have any left for gas money to get to the location ? Something doesn't click here ! Merry Christmas Bob! DOC
  22. I need about a half ounce of 1/2 gram pieces, or there abouts, .4 .5 or .6 . They have to be suitable for soldering to a flat surface! Thanks. You can contact me at cop704@yahoo.com DOC
  23. Some of you have emailed me and asked me for the entire story so you could read it all at once instead of installments, so here it is: Click on the link below: http://www.kamakazi.com/xmasminer/chapter5.html Merry Christmas ! DOC Chapter 5 through 10
  24. As is usually the case in families, everyone is someone elses Santa ! Merry Christmas! DOC