3 Information on the new Teknetics Omega- Engineer Dave Johnson

Dave Johnson

Dave Johnson

*Reprinted by permission of First Texas*

Posted originally on American Relic Hunters Official Teknetics Forum

Hello! and, Omega

Posted By: dave johnson
Date: Friday, 13 February 2009, at 1:10 p.m.

Hello, this is my first forum post on this website. Some of y’all I recognize from other venues.

Since the Teknetics Omega is in the process of being released to production, there will be a lot of curiosity about it. Most of the questions will relate to features and performance in the field. There’s no need for me to go into those matters, since other people will quickly fill in the details. What follows here is a bit of information which is probably better coming direct from engineering department.

Once the Omega gets into people’s hands, it’ll become obvious that there is some sort of relationship between the Tek Omega, and several earlier Fisher and Bounty Hunter products. Here’s what that relationship is.

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Metal Detecting Video of the Day…

Sometimes I think we always see posts and videos of great finds…however, for most of us, those “awesome finds” days are the exception and not the rule.  This video of a fella who shows even the best looking sites may only produce a clad or two! 🙂

  • March 13, 2009

Fisher F70 Review

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“The Heat!”

To put it bluntly, the Fisher F70 is THE HEAT! As a proud and happy owner of an F75, I caught myself thinking…”I bet the F70 will be a scaled down F75”. In some ways, I was right. A few less features than the F75, (and I LOVE the F75 trigger!…it should be illegal to build a metal detector without a trigger!) However, Fisher retained the most useful functions and made them very accessible to the user. There’s also a little something extra under the hood… more depth than the F75! Yep, you read that right! In my soil, coil-for-coil, the F70 is slightly deeper than the F75.

Speaking of coil-for-coil, if you already have an F75 you can swap coils back and forth. The new elliptical concentric coil for the F70 is great! Excellent design, construction and balance. However, slap the big F75 11” DD coil on the F70 and hang on! I’m talking SERIOUS depth here! Select the “slow” option in areas that will allow it (lengthens the sampling time on the target…if I understand it correctly) and you will be getting way, way down in the ground! (I picture moles, grubs and earthworms packing their bags and fleeing the radio waves in utter terror!) However, due to the lengthened response time, the odds of masking due to nearby trash are increased…but I love having the option to pick which way I want to hunt, depending upon site conditions.

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2 Welcome to Detector Stuff!

Welcome to Detector Stuff, a community-driven site for metal detecting hobbyists.  Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner, Detector Stuff has something for you.

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  • March 8, 2009

SCDigger's Saving History Videos

Greg “scdigger” (www.scdigger.com) has been kind enough to allow me to post his Saving History videos on detectorstuff.com. They are a blast to watch and highly recommended to everyone interested in this wonderful hobby of metal detecting! Thanks “scdigger”! Here’s a Link
to his site so you can check out his DVD’s!

“Saving History” promo

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  • March 8, 2009

1 Teknetics Delta 4000 Review

Teknetics Delta 4000 Review

Mark Ellington

www.detectorstuff.com

*Review based on prototype version…subject to change!*

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The Teknetics T2 has developed quite a cult-like following since its release! With good reason…It is powerful, lightweight and innovative. It is chock full of useful features that appeal to advanced users in this wonderful hobby.

The Teknetics name has long been synonymous with performance…and that legacy is continued with the launch of the new Teknetics Delta 4000. Lead Engineer on the Delta is John Gardiner. He has had a hand in many recent metal detector releases, including the Fisher F75 and F70. He was backed up by Jorge A. Saad (see my Fisher F5 review for more on him) who wrote the core software code. The legendary Dave Johnson designed the hardware and is overall Lead Engineer for the Teknetics line of metal detectors.

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Teknetics Delta 4000 Face

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