Minelab Equinox: underwater wireless signal test

Do you believe in miracles? Not many deteсtorists know that all wireless technologies are up against difficulties when working underwater. By way of example, in order to transmit a signal from your heel to your head a submersible XP Deus unit should be used with an antenna that has the same length as the shaft itself. However, this doesn’t mean that the signal will be successfully transmitted, especially through the salt water. And how about the Minelab Equinox? This machine has a new-generation Bluetooth function, capable of reaching up to 100 meters. Won’t it also be able to break through the half-your-height water column? Or it will? Here’s a test of the Minelab Equinox’s wireless connectivity that can be achieved underwater. It’s really interesting! Continue reading

Makro Gold Kruzer Recovery Speed Test (+ Nail Board Test)

Here is a test of the Makro Gold Kruzer’s ablility to separate close together targets, conducted by blogger Michal Majchrowicz. Plus, a more complicated one – in Monte’s Nail Board format (a specific plane with the nails and coins). Will the Makro Gold Kruzer be able to pass these experiments? Continue reading

3D Printed Metal Detector Bipod

A bipod is a necessary thing for a metal detector, this isn’t up for discussion. The only issue is its weight and convenience. A very interesting option is the one with retractable legs that don’t hinder you in any way while searching. Here’s yet another alternative of a homemade metal detector stand – created on a 3D printer. Continue reading

Honest review about Minelab Equinox 800 (+ warning)

Here’s a warning to all Minelab Equinox 600 / 800 owners: do not try to open the detector control box. Having spent 15 minutes attempting to uncover my machine, I completely destroyed the housing. It’s a good thing that I bought 2 units at once, otherwise it would be rather ridiculous: sort of you paid your money but never went out detecting with that device. Continue reading

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