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About Chet

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  • Birthday 02/24/1939

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    Yuba City, California
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  1. Hi Tom Over the years I have had a few radios. Like Chrisski above I now use the Midland GXT 1000s. They have outperformed all of the previous ones. But when one of you is in a deep gully or canyon they still won’t penetrate earth. I am one of the rare GPZ 7000 users that has the built in GPS function on by default. It provides a great bread crumb trail to backtrack to my Jeep. Have a good day, Chet
  2. 0.8 gram nugget found on bedrock below 7 inches of sand and gravel. Thank you AMRA for the one year membership and this nugget. Chet
  3. Fred If it is one of the aftermarket covers you can heat some water in a shallow pan. Briefly dip each tab into the water to soften it and with a gloved hand reshape them to allow a looser fit. Have a good day, Chet
  4. Hi Bob Maybe my message didn’t get there. So I have resent it. You should get a Red symbol next to the Message Envelope at the top right of the screen. After you left click on the Message Envelope; left click on the message; then left click on the Reply to this message box; that will open a box for your reply. The normal Submit Reply box is at the bottom right. I hope this works, Chet
  5. Hi Rob The people that I have sold to have all used a Velcro strap around the handle or body to keep the strain off of the 1/8” jack. All bets are off on that occasional fall that some of us experience. LOL Have a good day, Chet
  6. Hi Bob I sent the information to you through the message application. Thank you, Chet
  7. Hi Oregal1976 ask me to check in; I am retired and don’t have a business so I have been custom making a few adapters for friends. They are good quality and work fine with all high impedance/resistance headphones. It is not a simple mechanical or wiring task. I install small resisters inside the connectors to adapt/match the impedance required by the Gold Monster circuity. With the cost of parts and not valuing my labor very high I can sell them at $20 dollars plus $5 for packaging and postage. That is normal US 1st class shipping rate which may take about a week to reach you. Customs and shipping to Australia is $15 dollars. I will need some time to get parts to put a few together if anyone is interested. Have a good day, Chet
  8. Hi Bugler Sorry for the confusion; the demo is by Kevin Hoagland one of the directors of the GPAA. Have a great day, Chet
  9. This video shows two ways of calulating it. The most important part is obtaining the wet weight. Have a good day, Chet
  10. Stereo male headphone and adapter plugs have three connections separated by narrow black plastic insulator/separators. The short metal tip is one headphone; the middle metal ring is the other headphone; the long metal ring is the ground connection. What may be happening when the 2mm is trimmed off is it allows the sliding tip contact inside the jack to short across the black insulator/separator that is between the metal tip and the middle ring. This shorts the left and right headphone connections together which lowers the impedance/resistance that the Gold Monster senses by one half. This is similar to what some have accomplished by rewiring within the headphone cords. One caution of doing it this way is; do not trim too much off for fear of the second internal slider shorting across the middle ring and the ground ring. So take a little off at a time until it works. On some of the male plugs the black insulator/separator rings may be too wide for this method to work or work intermittently. Have a good day, Chet
  11. The high-end headphones have a much higher impedance/resistance than normal headphones. This prevents the Gold Monster from recognizing that they are connected. So the speaker remains in the ON state. Some friends had this problem. So I assembled a few 1/8” to 1/4” stereo cable adapters that work great with the Black Widows, Grey Ghost’s, Sun Rays, and Sun Ray’s Gold Pro’s. The speaker is always OFF with this cable. The right and left earphones are not shorted together so the right and left volume controls still work. I plan on attending Bill’s spring outing during the March 23rd weekend. I will assemble a few and bring them along for anyone interested. Have a good day, Chet
  12. I have replaced my broken Mine Lab core with one of these; “Yellow/Clear AMIDON T130-6” the size is 33mm x 19.8mm x 11.1mm with the yellow color code matches the original core. It is available at reasonable prices from several online dealers. Have a good day, Chet https://www.rf-microwave.com/en/rf-iron-powder-toroids/521/?p=2 https://www.ebay.com/itm/2pcs-RF-Iron-Powder-Toroidal-T130-6/172993600954?hash=item284738ddba:g:POcAAOSw0wRaFZ6o
  13. Thank you all for the kind welcome, Chet
  14. About me; Retired from 53 years in Radar, Sonar, Computers, and many other electronic systems. Now enjoying hunting for nuggets with my newest detectors; a GPZ-7000 and a Gold Monster 1000. Most weekends will find me in the mountains of northern California or a few times of the year around Rye Patch, Nevada. Have a good day, Chet
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