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  1. The NF Evo coils are "the bomb" ( in any size). The 12x8" seems to be the perfect answer for cleaning up a patch. Like the little "Sadie" coil, it seems to be the perfect size for getting in to those tight spots where a larger coil just can't go. Nice work. Thanks for sharing your test results! Dean
  2. Nice! Nothing better than the chance of finding space rocks and gold on the same hunt. A big "iron" is on my bucket list! Dean
  3. Happy New Year to everybody at AZO! Dean
  4. Fun day as usual, Chris! Yes, we've got a lot of hunting to do at this spot. I'm sure more good stuff will turn up. Dean
  5. I took my Nox for a spin the other day after performing the update (super simple to do BTW). What I noticed, post update, is that the machine is more stable (less chatter) to EMI. VDI #s are more stable. The place I hunted is right across the street from a large cell tower. The first time Chris and I hunted there I had to turn the sensitivity down to 15 to keep the machine stable enough to hunt with. Interestingly, Chris' CTX was unaffected by the cell tower. Post update, I was able to hunt with the sensitivity at 19 and probably could have gone higher but I prefer a very stable machine. I got in to my first ever jewelry spill and a Wheatie/Indian Head pocket spill as well. I recovered three matching sets of ear rings, two singles, and a copper finger ring. The ear rings have the old screw clamp-on style backs. I'm sure the mates to the singles are there and I will have to go back and locate them. The IHP is a 1906 and two of the Wheaties are 1909-S. Unfortunately, neither of the early Wheaties is the desired "VDB" series. Nothing of real value but a good test of the Nox with the update. IMO, the update is for the better and, if one chooses, the machine can be restored back to it's original version. HH. Dean
  6. With the last of the cool weather, Chris and I managed to get out for a fun relic hunt. He was armed with his CTX and me with the Equinox 800. This 1800s ghost town is way up in the hills but worth the trip as the scenery is absolutely gorgeous. It was our first detecting trip to this out- of- the- way place (ATV required) and we did manage a few goodies. Nothing valuable or earth shattering, but now that we have a feel for the place, I believe we will do even better on future trips. We also spied some pretty promising looking nugget country that deserves a closer look with the GPX's in hand come next fall/winter. Getting there. My highlight finds were a General Service Eagle button, a cameo broach (the center crumbled), metallic 10 gauge shell, fired three ringer, .44 rim fire case. Chris found a cool silver plated spoon with the initials of a steam ship company engraved on it and a bunch of various buckles. Thanks for a fun hunt, Chris! Dean
  7. Got out yesterday and did a little old house and curb strip hunting. Really fun hunt as the owners were a great group of young guys doing some garage band practice. They gave me the run of the place and an invitation to go back. Found a little silver and some other neat old relics... Holy cow! The pics turned out huge with the new website format. Gonna have to resize differently. Dean
  8. bado1

    WSPA??

    It is. I believe Chris Porter (Nevada Chris) is the guy you need to talk to. He is the Hip Stick guy. Dean
  9. Great job, Chris! Must have been a blast. That CTX is just the right size for that young lady...and to think some grown men complain about it's weight! Dean
  10. WOW! That's a bucket lister for me. Nice! Dean
  11. Thanks Terry! You nailed it. The Equinox is an awesome machine for this type of work. It's so fast it has little trouble sifting through the trash. We had a great weekend and wound up with some cool finds. Thank you, Chris! Dean
  12. I can't wait to read your review! Wow...is right! Dean
  13. Thanks, Terry! How's your Equinox experience going? Dean
  14. I took the Equinox to an old rail road yard and ran it in Field 2 mode. Tried a couple of different Iron Bias settings and settled on 2. Speed setting 6... the iron trash is thick. The Equinox is incredibly fast and separates very, very well even wearing the 11" coil. I was able to pick some cool relics out of the iron including my first Indian Head Penny and a really odd shell casing... a .38-55. Early reports on the Equinox have been excellent on all fronts. Dean
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