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Old 10-18-2018, 11:23 PM
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Default Getting started again...

Just joined up as I am anticipating the arrival of my Nox 600 on Monday. Previous experience, started with a BH 2 40+ years ago, back in the analog meter, gold case days when the logo was the fellow with the mustache. About 15 years ago had a Minelab unit that had only audio, no display. Pretty sensitive and worked well, but Work got in the way, but as retirement gets closer I wanted to get back into detecting. Also recently moved to N. Idaho and there are many old farms and homesteads that I am hoping to get access to via some established friends.
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Old 10-18-2018, 11:25 PM
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Hello from Louisiana good hunting ...
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Old 10-18-2018, 11:40 PM
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Welcome from PA! I think you will enjoy your new Nox.

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Old 10-18-2018, 11:47 PM
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Welcome from Wisconsin! The 600 will have some more stuff to figure out, but you should be digging plugs in no time. GL & HH!
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Welcome to the forum,
from the Ozarks, in Arkansas.

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Old 10-19-2018, 05:56 AM
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Welcome from Ohio. I have the 600 and really like it. Good luck and Happy Hunting.

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Hello from Western Australia,

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Old 10-19-2018, 06:17 AM
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Welcome from the Florida Treasure coast. That's a nice retirement present.
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Old 10-19-2018, 09:46 AM
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Youíll be amazed at how machines have changed Papa,it will make you WANT to learn more about it and how you can operate it more effectively. I donít have that machine but have a couple of itís cousins and the more you run it the more youíll love it. Good luck when you get going again,thereís NOTHING like a good treasure hunt!
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Old 10-21-2018, 09:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Foragist View post
Welcome from Wisconsin! The 600 will have some more stuff to figure out, but you should be digging plugs in no time. GL & HH!
hey, it could be worse, he could have bought an 800. Another six months of learning right there.

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Old 10-21-2018, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by IDXMonster View post
Youíll be amazed at how machines have changed Papa,it will make you WANT to learn more about it and how you can operate it more effectively. I donít have that machine but have a couple of itís cousins and the more you run it the more youíll love it. Good luck when you get going again,thereís NOTHING like a good treasure hunt!
you are right liking it more as you learn it. On my 800 the first month I thought there was something seriously wrong with either me or the detector or both.

It took me from March 2018 to about now to tame the 800 and learn how to effectively use it. You cannot learn this machine with the manual alone like the AT Pro. I really used forums, youtube and over 100 hours of hunting with the 800 to learn.

One of its great features is the ability to fine tune it from hunt to hunt. One day hunting a trashy park or the next day hunting CW relics or beach hunting. Had an AT pro for 3 years before my Equinox 800 and really thought I knew a lot about metal detecting. The 800 forces you to either learn or sell.

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