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  1. oops forgot, yes i am pretty much always in deep on the back. but on the front, it doesnt say it but essentially doesnt the Rx switch mean, Normal=DD, E(Enhance)=Mono and Cancel = DD cancel?
  2. Hi all, I need some advice for proper settings using my gp extreme. I am detecting in an area that for the most part is pretty quiet, no hot rocks. The bedrock is 6" to 4 foot deep and the gold seems to be anywhere in between the top and bottom of the soil. the gold has been between 5-80 grains, Right now when using a DD platypus I run on, DISK, N, NORMAL and when using a NF 9x14 mono I use, ALL METAL, N, E. Do these seem like pretty good settings to be using? thx tazman
  3. I have a gmt and have found many nuggets and flakes with it. I actually use it to clean up an area after I have used my GPX4000. When sweeping over a target the GMT gives you a reading of the probability of the target being ferrous or non. each sweep over the target is analyzed and then "forgotten" after the next sweep. If you hold the trigger switch you are storing the information so the detector can give you a better chance of "analyzing" what kind of target it is. You will notice sometimes that if you sweep over a target many times that the iron meter will only get to say 50% but if you pull the trigger and analyze it with more sweeps the percentage will go higher or even sometimes lower. I dig all my targets with now and have learned to trust the iron meter. when it tells you it is iron, it is iron 99% of the time. Although many, many times it will say it is not iron but it is. This is just my experience. BTW, I think I remember seeing the GMT instruction videos on you-tube. they are separated into 4 or 5 parts. TAZMAN
  4. sorry to diverge slightly from the excellent earphone reccomendation but... I have a set of logitech freepulse wireless headphones that came with a M/L Extreme I bought. They do work well with the detector in my home but have not used in the field. this is essentially bluetooth tech so would the signal interfere with the P.I. detector? thx tazman
  5. Herb, Thanks, I looked at them and they look to be nickle plated as well. I really wanted to keep with the OEM theme of gold plated terminals but it is looking like a lost cause. I think minelab and Coiltek have the monopoly on the gold plated connectors. I dont own a nuggetfinder coil, can someone tell me if they also use gold plated terminals? If N/F uses nickle I would feel much better about also using nickle. Do you build coils for your minelab p/i machine or some other? I assume the ones you got were nickle plated? Any noise issues? when the connector is taken apart, do you remember if the inner insulator is a split piece of plastic or was it a short piece of clear heat shrink tube? I suppose i could give them a call but if you happen to remember, all the better. Thanks again for the help, TAZMAN
  6. Thanks John, Actually I already got a set from radio shack and they are very poor quality. They are also not gold plated terminals. I have called and emailed at least 20 different stores from the U.S., OZ, Japan and China. I can get this connector anywhere, the problem is getting them with gold plated contacts. That was my other question for minelab users. Any opinions on using non-gold plated terminal conectors? Actually the male panel connector on the minelab would be gold plated and the power/headphone connector on the curly cord or my case, not-curly cord, would be hard nickle plated. Thanks, TAZMAN
  7. Hi all, I'm new to this forum. I live in northern CA and detect in the Motherlode for the most part. I own a GPX4000 and a Extreme. Right now I want to make my own LI-Ion batterys for my extreme and possibly the GPX. My problem is finding the right CB Mic connectors, for power/headphones. From what I have read and see for my self, the contacts on these connectors are gold plated from minelab. I believe the aftermarket suppliers as well, coiltek, nugget finder etc. I know I can get these from "Woody" in Aus., I want to find a supplier here in the states though, or at least a retail supplier somewhere on this earth! I have looked high and low on the net, every time i find a link to a supplier, they tell me they no longer carry the gold plated connectors. If no one knows where to get the gold plated connector can I get some opinions on using high quality nickle plated connectors which are available at many websites? Thanks, Tazman