Posted: February 18, 2015
By Paul Louly
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The thing I like best about the F19 is the control it gives me over the hunt. When I ground cancel I get a comprehensive picture of the soil conditions with the 3 digit ground phase number and 7 segment FE304 graph. Then the F19 presents me with an easy to select menu of 4 discrimination tools that lets me customize the response. The V-Break, Iron Volume, Notch, and Disc can be used individually or combined with any of the others to create an instrument specific for my site conditions and the targets I’m after. When I tie all that in with an easy-to-see display, the fast response and hard hitting 19kHz operating frequency, all packed into an easy-to-swing, lightweight package, I could see where I might need an adjustable red backlight. I have found the F19 to be a very easy detector to like.
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Shortly after trading my detector up to the F75, I made a special trip with my buddy to an old school built around 1900. We were very excited to hunt this new property assuming we would find some pre-1900 coins. After unloading our machines we headed to the front of the school only to find numerous plugs where someone had already hunted.
After seeing all the plugs my buddy headed to a different location, but I decided to hunt the area anyway. In less than 10 minutes I heard my first high tone and to my amazement a silver mercury dime at less than 4” deep came to light. Now some may think, 4 inches is not a deep coin, but where it was located surprised me to say the least because not five inches away was a plug that the previous hunter had dug, and who knows what they found.
A few minutes later I got another high tone and out came another silver, but this time a Roosevelt. After these two finds I slowed down and decided to hunt around each of the visible plugs left by the prior hunter. My method proved to be a very good tactic because within an hour I had recovered many more coins that were next to or in the actual plug. I was so surprised I had to stop and think about what I was witnessing.
Could the prior hunter have been so careless, or was my success possible because of my new F75 metal detector?
Careful study revealed the F75 had some very special properties. It could separate adjacent targets extremely fast even when they were less than an inch apart. I experimented with each target before recovery and found over half the targets had something else in the hole that would normally mask the good signals. But every time the Fisher F75 hit on each one and gave just enough audio to warrant a closer examination, which turned into more finds. Now I knew why so many targets were left by the prior hunter.
Over the next several hunts I recovered countless coins and nonferrous targets at depths of over 8”. Most coins were co-located with other items which were usually iron. These experiences boosted my confidence in using the machine and my recovery rate increased many times over.
So, the next time you're out with your F75 and locate a deeper target that you might have missed on another day, stop and rotate around the target prior to digging and see if there is a reason why you missed it from a prior hunt. You might just learn something of value like I did.
The F-5 is the first metal detector I have ever purchased. New to the hobby. I did a fairly good amount of research before chosing this detector. It is more than I expected. I am totally pleased with this product.
The next purchase will probably be my son for the Gold Bug II. If not him, then me.
Thank you for a super product.
Michael D. Roe