Metal Detector Used: Other (800-0284)
I have sad news to report. After 11 years of owning my DFX, I sadly will have to send it in for repairs. Apparently a small wire has come loose, and prevents me from using headphones with the machine. I now have to rely on my slowly fading hearing, damaged from years of working in large venue nightclubs.
Eleven years! What has the world come to! Of course I'm kidding, this is a machine that I twice got soaking wet, once in an unexpected downpour, and the other actually dropping in a lake that I was detecting at. Both times I only had to let it air dry for about a day, and then it was good as new. And this isn't eleven years of the detector sitting in my closet.
I have been using my DFX at least three days a week, every week, for all those years. Honestly, I did panic when I first realized that my headphones weren't working with my DFX. We were detecting at a very old site out here in Denver, in an area with enough background noise to disrupt my concentration. I cranked up the volume, and hoped for the best. At least, I figured, I could possibly hear the signals for anything close to the surface.
After about an hour of hunting, I realized that I had had nothing to worry about. Even with my less than perfect hearing, I was pulling out very nice finds. I usually rely on the sounds that I hear with this detector, and tend to only use the visual displays for depth reading. But by focusing on what the detector was visually showing me, as well as the sounds I heard, I managed to pull two seated liberty Dimes, a crusty old Indian Cent, and two nice old tokens.
The next day, at a much quieter site, I had a killer day. An old watch fob, one Mercury Dime, a Buffalo Nickel, four Indian Head Cents, two corroded aluminum tokens, and a very nice local token. Plus a decent handful of Wheaties, and a 1930's C.C.C. token. This after two other skilled detectorists had already hit the area.Carl (CO)