Hot Shot Coil Comments
Had to write to you and let you know how impressed
I am with your new Hot Shot Coil. On my first outing with the
new coil I grabbed my Classic ID and headed for the old 1800’s
town of Stillwater, a highly mineralized area to give it a good
workout. After getting it hooked up the first thing I noticed
was how lightweight it was and how well it balanced with my
machine. I had doubts about it working in a really trashy areas,
but all of those fears went away soon after I began to hunt.
The loop not only handled the trash, but also the highly mineralized
soil I was hunting in and within ten minutes I had my first
coin, a wheat penny down about 8 inches.
Then I started my grid and on my second pass
I received a real strong signal, I looked down at the meter
and it was locked on nickel I said, "Yeah right,"
but began digging. After 10 inches down I thought to myself,
"no way," but kept digging and another inch down out
rolled a 1919 Buffalo Nickel in great shape. I’ve never found
a nickel down that deep before. My next target was an 1882 seated
Liberty dime, two passes later a rare Stillwater Hotel token
and several more wheat pennies, all at great depths. After several
more passes on my grind another strong nickel signal at 8 inches,
out rolled a 1886 Shield nickel, a few feet more out came a
Bank Bar token from Fallon. I’m impressed!
After a short break I moved my truck knowing
in past times I’ve parked right over good treasures. I began
hunting once again and not ten feet in front of my truck I received
another strong hit dollar, half dollar, another, to my surprise
at 11 inches out rolls a 1918 walking Liberty Half. I went to
my knees and thanked the Treasure Gods! When I returned to hunting
I picked up several more wheat pennies and then the Treasure
Gods smiled on me again, a 1900 Morgan dime in perfect shape.
I made another pass of the coil and out rolled a 1897 Morgan
dime five feet further another 1912 Morgan dime, all targets
about 6 to 7 inches down. On the way back to the truck I found
a woman’s broach and an old tool fob.
What do I think of your new Hot Shot Coil? I
think it’s a real winner and "It made my day." I highly
recommend it to anyone who wants to find coins and treasure
at depths like never before with a White’s detector. Can’t wait
to get back out with it.
Had a chance to test out the new 12 ½ inch Hot
Shot last weekend. Here are some of the results:
On an old White’s Eagle II detector (air test
only) noticed an improvement of depth overall of about 3-4 inches.
For example, a quarter registered a strong audio signal at 13
to 14 inches. A simple gold band ring gave a good audio signal
at 12 to 13 inches.
On a 6000 XL Pro (air test only) all coins and
a simple gold bank ring gave very good signals at about 3 inches
deeper than the 9 ½ inch coil.
I took an XLT up to a park that I have hunted
over 20 times and using the factory preset program for coins
and jewelry with the preamp gain bumped up to 4 (the only change
I made) managed to find 40 clad coins, two wheat pennies, and
two silver Roosevelt dimes in a four hour period.
I plan to give the new coil a beach test this
week and will give you the results.
There are many things I like about the Hot Shot
Coil: lightweight, ability to cover a lot of open ground, longer
cord with the re-enforcement on the end that screws into the
control box and of course the hole in the center of the loop
that allows me to see the ground the target was in (like the
I called Megan on Friday and told her to charge
me for the loaner loop. No way am I sending this one back.
Impressions of Whites G.M.T
Over the years I’ve had a lot of success with
the Whites Goldmaster range of detectors. Starting off with
the Series 2 and ending up with the Series 4B, which I thought
was the best small gold detectors ever made. The 4B was easy
to ground balance, lightweight, and dynamite on any sneaky little
bits of gold that tried to hide from it. It was also equipped
with an iron id device that was brilliant.
When I heard that Whites had improved on the
Goldmaster 4B I wondered what they could possibly improve on?
I found out about an hour after I picked up my new Goldmaster
Tracker from Finders in Dunolly, I stopped off at a spot where
I had picked up a few bits before, the ground is very hot and
the gold small and I figured it would test the new machine in
The first impression after setting the gain,
v-sat and threshold as per the manual and with the ground balance
toggle on fast auto track, I lowered the coil to the ground
and raised it up and down a couple of times and to my surprise
it was ground balanced. All I had to do to fine tune was to
drop the gain down to 4 from Whites setting point of 7~8 and
turn the v-sat to maximum 10 on the dial. Our ground must be
a lot hotter than theirs! With those settings I worked for the
rest of the day without any problems. Hot rocks can be fixed
by passing the coil back and forth a few times and you will
notice a reduction in the signal strength, becoming much quieter
and sometimes completely disappearing. The iron id has also
been upgraded with a bar graph on the screen and works spot
on, in conjunction with the trigger it really lets you know
it’s looking at iron – it grunts at you, sounds exactly like
a pig and funnily enough it’s called a grunt feature.
Well I ended the day with about a dozen targets
that I had missed including a couple of matched size bits of
gold. This has been repeated at several of my other spots and
I am totally sold on the ground tracking ability of the new
Whites Goldmaster Tracker.
Regards and best of luck on the gold