Conquer iron-infested sites with the Fisher F19 metal detector with 11 inch DD coil!
- FeTone™, Adjustable Iron Audio
- Enhanced V-Break®, Tone Discrimination System
- Notch Window with Adjustable Notch Width
- Backlit Display (Backlight)
- Computerized GROUND GRAB®, One Touch Ground Balance with Manual Override
- Unmatched Target Separation in Iron & Trash
- Continuous Ground Condition Readout:
- Ground Phase value indicates amount of mineralization
- Fe3O4 graphic indicates amount of mineralization
- Ground balance all the way to salt
- Static All Metal Pinpoint with Depth Indicator
- 19 kHz Operating Frequency
- Ultra-Lightweight, only 2.5 lbs. (1.1 kg.)
- 11 inch DD search coil
- The best relic machine ever!
Recommended for: Relic Hunting, Gold Prospecting, Beach Hunting and Coin Shooting
"... Prior to the F19, there was no metal detector specifically designed for the Relic hunter. Now there is! The Fisher design engineers took the Gold Bug Pro, with its 19 kHz operating frequency, already a success story in gold prospecting circles, and updated the Discrimination Mode with features more suited to relic hunting.
The 11 inch DD searchcoil is suited for relic hunters because of its solid design, shape, coverage and performance. It can be easily maneuvered in amongst rocks or standing stubble, or the clods of the freshly ploughed field. The DD design ensures better ground coverage as compared to a concentric coil design. Some might question the depth abilities between the DD and concentric coil, but today’s technology makes the DD coils just as deep or deeper than the concentric coils we relied on in the past.
The control head is the same size, style and design as the Gold Bug Pro and is powered by one 9-Volt battery. It also includes a very functional rubber headphone plug for the quarter inch headphone socket. It only weighs 2-1/2 pounds. One of the best things I like about the Fisher F19 detector puts me in the driver seat. Each of these discrimination features can be operated individually or in combination with each other to create an instrument specific to the site conditions and objects I’m searching for. By just turning on the detector and setting my ferrous volume setting to 10, I’ve have just removed all ferrous audio responses, but can still see them responding on the display, or with a setting of 11, I added them back as a very light background sound. The Audio feature has two ranges of settings, 1 through 9 affect all responses, 10 -20 only affect ferrous responses. The key thing to remember here is that the FE volume audio affects anything that responds within the TID range of 1 to 39. So if you decide to activate the V-Break feature and set it below 40, and activate the FE volume feature, any audio responses above the V-Break setting, but below 40 will also be affected by the FE volume setting.
There are only two audio responses available, a low tone and a VCO (voltage controlled oscillator) tone. VCO just means that the pitch changes based upon how close the metal object is to the searchcoil. But what you really need to know is that you are in charge of where these tones change. V-Break lets you pick the TID number where response below that set point will give a low tone response, and responses at and above that point will give the VCO audio. I want you to think about the versatility that gives you. I can set the V-Break to 1, causing every response to generate a VCO audio response, then use FE volume settings to discriminate ferrous targets by the audio volume level setting I chose. Or I could set the V-Break down into the ferrous range just to the point where it rejects nails, so that any iron target response that would be a nail or other small ferrous item would give a low tone and everything above a nail would give the VCO response. I could then add some FE audio at this point if I wanted to so that I would also recognize a ferrous range VCO response without having to look at the display. If I wanted to, I could max the V-Break setting out at an 80 setting so that only high conductive responses like silver coins would give a VCO response, and everything else would give a low response, and once again, if I wanted to discriminate the iron responses, I could simply activate the FE volume settings. There is just a lot of functionality packed into the V-Break feature. I hope you can see the possibilities of the V-Break feature used alone or in combination with the FE Volume feature.
There is another feature contained in the F19’s Discrimination menu that often times gets pooh-poohed as not needed on a relic machine, and that is the Notch feature. I bet the folks that feel this way sometimes have to walk away from some locations looking for greener pastures, or least locations with less trash objects. The real problem is not that notching is bad, but that the relic hunter wasn’t able to be precise enough in his placement of the notch. Think back and remember those locations where the 22 shell casings were just too plentiful, or those places where the wire drove you crazy, or the shot gun hulls were wearing you out. I’m sure many of us have those type of memories. The only option was to raise the discrimination level above the offending object or move away from their location. Think how it might have been different if you could have created a notch just for that 22 shell casing and nothing else. The Notch feature on the F19 lets you do exactly that. You can create a notch window anywhere from 1 to 20 segments in size, and then move that notch window anywhere along the conductive scale. You can be as precise or as broad as you might need for your particular trash headache. At this point I’ve only discussed the Notch Reject feature, but when the Disc level is raised above the notch setting, it turns into a Notch Accept feature. Notch Accept is just as precise as Notch Reject and all features that affect the audio responses work inside the Notch Accept Window. The Notch Accept window may not be as useful for relic hunting but if you also like to do a little coin hunting on the side it could come in handy when you move into high levels of non-ferrous trash.
Last feature to discuss is the Disc feature, and that of course, works like all other Disc features. Responses below the Disc setting are rejected both audibly and visually, while target responses above the Disc setting are reported. It is an independent feature, and it also can be used by itself or in combination with the other features..." — Mike Hills
Download Owner's Manual here.