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Old 09-29-2019, 01:34 PM
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Thumbs up your new machine

Originally Posted by GKL View post
I'll have to try to learn that Nox 800 quickly (at least the basics for now) so I can start getting some good finds to post from it before too long.

In the past my detecting time was extremely limited from being a full time caregiver, (for my mother-in-law who was in her 90's with dementia and lived with us and could not go too long unsupervised) after she passed this year it took time for us as she was with us over 9 years.

Then when I felt like wanting to try to get back into trying to detect more we were then in the middle of an extreme heat wave where not only was it a safety risk from heat exhaustion, it made the ground hard, even now our area is in a drought condition from rainfall being way below normal and a lot of hot above normal temps even in September. (Our normally tough clay based ground is even tougher right now )

Even so, I will still try to find areas where it is okay to detect without it being a problem if it causes the grass to turn brown from digging plugs due to the drought, like my own yard and maybe if I can find some non-park fields for now that are not "manicured" areas and where it would not matter or cause any complaints. We are supposed to get our first good rain in a while on Monday but still likely not enough to end the drought yet.

But even with a drought and hard ground, having a new Nox 800 definitely makes me feel more motivated to detect in less than ideal conditions then I would have with my Bounty Hunter, at least if I have to dig thru dry hard ground, with the Nox 800 at least I should have a much better idea the tough digging will be worth it

That Garret Carrot should work much better than my Cen-tech pinpointer too. The Bounty Hunter is not bad for the low price, but I did have problems finding anything good, sometimes the BH would give a signal something was there and I'd dig and find nothing, would detect the spot again and still get a signal, dig more to one side or the other and still find nothing, it ended up being a fairly big hole for finding nothing

So please have a little patience with me while I learn my new Nox 800 after getting it, and also trying to find okay places to detect in drought conditions and hopefully it won't take too long for me to start having some good finds to post to show off what my new Nox 800 can do !

In the meantime I will post a pic of all my prize goodies after they arrive so everyone can see all what neat stuff I got !

It feels like Christmas in September ! (actually will in October too since October starts on Tuesday and I'll get my goodies sometime later this week )

Thanks again Scuba !!!!!
At least there are lots of people on here now with the same machine that can give you advice and shorten the learning curve .

Fisher F4 , Bountyhunter Treker IV ,BH discovery 3300, Whites TRX pinpointer, finds mostly clad nothing worth posting , just retired at the end of 2017 ,so hope I can spend a lot more time detecting in the future. Collect Philippines coins as a hobby

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