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« Reply #40 on: Thursday February 7 2019 15:47:09 AEDT PM »

  
  
  
  
8" Commander gets my vote  thumbs up!

Mal


Can you detect with your 8" commander in mode 1 most of the time?

Yes, most of the time I use mode 1

Mal


Thanks Mal.
Have you dug any deep targets using mode 1 with the 8" coil?


The gold I have found using Mode 1 with the 8" have been very, very small gold.
In fact I detected my smallest bit ever using it, and considered it deep v it's size, about 2" down.
Picked up a coin and a button at around (not Measured) 8" with it.

Will see if I can upload a picture of my smallest bit ever.



  
 

 
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« Reply #41 on: Thursday February 7 2019 16:35:17 AEDT PM »

777,
The 2000 is original with the standard DD coil and the 18” ‘garbage can lid’ DD.
The headphones are a bit ratty; and of course no original battery.

I believe my brother is asking $1000.00

Cheers Goldman
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« Reply #42 on: Thursday February 7 2019 16:40:13 AEDT PM »

  

  

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« Reply #43 on: Thursday February 7 2019 16:56:38 AEDT PM »

Gr8 pics thanks egixe4. I do think though that my tiny bit is tinier smile
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« Reply #44 on: Thursday February 7 2019 17:36:16 AEDT PM »

After testing the 9"Elite I can now say that it can be run in mode 1, however to do so the bias needs to be neutral, or very close to it, the gain must be wound right back, and the ground balance has to be spot on and changed at any variation. In mild ground it ran fairly well and super sensitive, but it 'talks' quite a bit. Increasing the mode made it a much more pleasant experience, and brought out less ground noise and false signals, with only very slight loss of sensitivity.
For hunting proven ground at a slow and careful pace the very low mode will make tiny deep targets jump out, but for 'skimming', the mode needs to go up as high as 8 to make it pleasant for faster ground coverage. This is a good coil for both slow and faster detecting as long as it is tuned for the task at hand.
I hope this has been of some help.
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« Reply #45 on: Thursday February 7 2019 17:42:31 AEDT PM »

Thanks Reg, great report. Makes the 9” a buying proposition for an experienced QED operator.
Cheers Goldman
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« Reply #46 on: Thursday February 7 2019 17:50:55 AEDT PM »

  
Gr8 pics thanks egixe4. I do think though that my tiny bit is tinier smile

That tiny bit was @ a measured 2" deep, my SDC could not get a signal over it
and was sold not long after.
This competition’s going in the wrong direction Howard, It’s the biggest bit we’re after  happy face

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« Reply #47 on: Thursday February 7 2019 19:02:36 AEDT PM »

  
After testing the 9"Elite I can now say that it can be run in mode 1, however to do so the bias needs to be neutral, or very close to it, the gain must be wound right back, and the ground balance has to be spot on and changed at any variation. In mild ground it ran fairly well and super sensitive, but it 'talks' quite a bit. Increasing the mode made it a much more pleasant experience, and brought out less ground noise and false signals, with only very slight loss of sensitivity.
For hunting proven ground at a slow and careful pace the very low mode will make tiny deep targets jump out, but for 'skimming', the mode needs to go up as high as 8 to make it pleasant for faster ground coverage. This is a good coil for both slow and faster detecting as long as it is tuned for the task at hand.
I hope this has been of some help.
Thanks Reg for your report.
Yes the flat wound coils are very sensitive and as you said,  the qed needs gb in variable ground.
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« Reply #48 on: Thursday February 7 2019 19:05:59 AEDT PM »

  
  
Gr8 pics thanks egixe4. I do think though that my tiny bit is tinier smile

That tiny bit was @ a measured 2" deep, my SDC could not get a signal over it
and was sold not long after.
This competition’s going in the wrong direction Howard, It’s the biggest bit we’re after  happy face

Mal





You're right about getting bigger gold.

I had my sdc for 6 months before before I got rid of it and started getting heavier gold and deeper too.  happy face
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« Reply #49 on: Thursday February 7 2019 19:22:42 AEDT PM »

  
  
Gr8 pics thanks egixe4. I do think though that my tiny bit is tinier smile

That tiny bit was @ a measured 2" deep, my SDC could not get a signal over it
and was sold not long after.
This competition’s going in the wrong direction Howard, It’s the biggest bit we’re after  happy face

Mal






I hear there is a small party heading up North soon hoping for a "brag worthy" lump.
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« Reply #50 on: Thursday February 7 2019 22:49:29 AEDT PM »

Ran some QED setting tests with my 8" Commander on 2 nuggets a 2 gram and 0.2 gram and the best result was THS-B 47, THS-A 60, GAIN 1 (being inside house) & MODE 15 so go figure that.

Therefore lowering THS-A to 60 from a higher THS-A setting allows for lower THS-B setting for extra sensitivity to both sized nuggets even with the MODE up at 15 which should help to tame cranky ground and then able to lift the GAIN further when out in the goldfield.

Gary.
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« Reply #51 on: Saturday February 9 2019 08:52:09 AEDT AM »

  
  
  
Gr8 pics thanks egixe4. I do think though that my tiny bit is tinier smile

That tiny bit was @ a measured 2" deep, my SDC could not get a signal over it
and was sold not long after.
This competition’s going in the wrong direction Howard, It’s the biggest bit we’re after  happy face

Mal






I hear there is a small party heading up North soon hoping for a "brag worthy" lump.

Just speculation at this stage Howard

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« Reply #52 on: Saturday February 9 2019 13:58:15 AEDT PM »

  
  
  
  
Gr8 pics thanks egixe4. I do think though that my tiny bit is tinier smile

That tiny bit was @ a measured 2" deep, my SDC could not get a signal over it
and was sold not long after.
This competition’s going in the wrong direction Howard, It’s the biggest bit we’re after  happy face

Mal






I hear there is a small party heading up North soon hoping for a "brag worthy" lump.

Just speculation at this stage Howard



I don't know any prospector who isn't also an optimist.
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« Reply #53 on: Tuesday February 12 2019 16:29:40 AEDT PM »

Forget flea poo gold. Use small 11" or 12" spiral as least size and still pick up fly speck and still go deeper
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« Reply #54 on: Wednesday February 13 2019 14:47:04 AEDT PM »

A pic of QED with Sadie coil finds over the past 2 days in the Smythesdale area.

Approximately 5.2 more hauls like this will see the QED finish paying for itself.


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« Reply #55 on: Wednesday February 13 2019 14:56:00 AEDT PM »

  
A pic of QED with Sadie coil finds over the past 2 days in the Smythesdale area.

Approximately 5.2 more hauls like this will see the QED finish paying for itself.


The Sadie and the QED is a great combo, good sized colour and yes much easier to pay off a QED than the other more expensive detectors.
Cheers Goldman
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