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Tips on Improving Detector Performance

 

1. When going bush take a set of screw drivers and a gas or 12 volt soldering iron. Some soldering lessons would not go astray here either. Some simple things can break and they will .. Murphys Law.

2. Take a spare Patch Lead as the original leads have been known to break.  For those with the SD series or GP series Minelab get yourself a Nugget Booster amplifier. You can also get them for the GPX series without the amplifier in the battery box. I supply these also for the VLF types.

3. Check your plug connectors on your coils leads and Patch Lead  to the control box. These connectors should be free of dirt, corrosion and wear. So if your detector is chattering a bit this is a possible cause.  These can be cleaned with a tooth pick and some alcohol.  For the male plugs use a cotton swab and alcohol.

OR If it is a bit wobbly when screwed on tight either plug may need replacing - get it serviced. Enquire about my cable repairs.

Also enquire about my PLUG PROTECTORS

4. Have a good pair of headphones and double the lead over the plug and tape it so it is not pulled out so easily. Take a spare set in-case!

5. Make sure your battery is in good condition and fully charged before getting to the field and  have a good spare ready to go. For my units I generally have 3 one on the unit , one ready to go and one on charge. Having redundancy is the thing here. Redundancy with everything.

 

NOTE ON AMPLIFIER BOOSTERS

Amplifier Boosters typically amplify the signal of the target well beyond standard audio. Audio boosters increase your chances of hearing faint targets - By amplifying your detectors threshold, it allows you to set the threshold level lower than normal, potentially hearing those fainter signals much easier. Also boosters are ideal on windy days and when scrubbing the coil thru dry leaf matter and good for persons whom are a tad deaf or are a bit tone deaf. My boosters are loud and I've even had some to crank it up even more for some. You can also use speaker or headphones with my units.

There are also some high impedance headphones on the market that some claim no boosters required - These are basically your  modified standard headphone with an added resistor to attain the extra impedance and sold at ridiculous prices ...... turn your standard headphones into quality phones.

 

 

 

                                                 

 

 

 

  

 

23 Grams from other areas around the Northern Territory ...  and some finds from 2017 season

 

KNOWING YOUR MACHINE AND KEEPING IT IN ORDER AND DOING LOTS OF RESEARCH CAN GET YOU ONTO GOOD GOLD.

 

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Some humour from an 1876 newspaper

An Egyptian juggler in Paris tried

to swallow a sword.  He was successful,

and the sword was exhibited at his funeral.