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  1. #16
    us
    May 2010
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    Re: safari settings URGENT POST

    Quote Originally Posted by doubloonhunter
    I am a NEW safari owner, I have been metal detecting since i was 10 years old. I own an excalibur which i keep in florida for diving 1715 wreck sites during summer months. I live in CT , the northeast the rest of the year. I received the safarr from WANDA at kelly CO. I F@#$@#$CKING HATE PEOPLE WHO DONT KNOW --deleted--... they shoot from the hip.. bottom line. the safari for land hunting is a POS.. im furious i have to waste my time and money and repackage this POS. i feel like suing kelly co.. it is the WORST machine you can use for ground detecting. Due to the machines inability to stablize with mineralization in play you have to SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE THE SENSITIVITY, thus nullifying the "great depth" this machine for 1000$ is suppose to give you... its a very good beach machine but simply is a 200 detector for land...i have to have the manual sensitivity down to 5 !!! to stop all the stupid random signals. i normally detect with threshold but had to shut it off today for the first time in my life because im tired of listening to the false targets. I spent 4 hrs today digging tough northeast holes with big rocks breaking my ass only to learn the targets were BS... i got it this week and im on the VERGE of suing kellyco.. im tired of this crap from them...
    That's the first I heard of this. I have read a lot of reviews on the safari and haven't ran across this. Maybe it is defective. Because you are having problems don't make it a POS. Send it back and get something else. Let us know how the lawsuit works out.

  2. #17

    Re: safari settings URGENT POST

    Quote Originally Posted by halfstep
    Quote Originally Posted by doubloonhunter
    I am a NEW safari owner, I have been metal detecting since i was 10 years old. I own an excalibur which i keep in florida for diving 1715 wreck sites during summer months. I live in CT , the northeast the rest of the year. I received the safarr from WANDA at kelly CO. I F@#$@#$CKING HATE PEOPLE WHO DONT KNOW --deleted--... they shoot from the hip.. bottom line. the safari for land hunting is a POS.. im furious i have to waste my time and money and repackage this POS. i feel like suing kelly co.. it is the WORST machine you can use for ground detecting. Due to the machines inability to stablize with mineralization in play you have to SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE THE SENSITIVITY, thus nullifying the "great depth" this machine for 1000$ is suppose to give you... its a very good beach machine but simply is a 200 detector for land...i have to have the manual sensitivity down to 5 !!! to stop all the stupid random signals. i normally detect with threshold but had to shut it off today for the first time in my life because im tired of listening to the false targets. I spent 4 hrs today digging tough northeast holes with big rocks breaking my ass only to learn the targets were BS... i got it this week and im on the VERGE of suing kellyco.. im tired of this crap from them...
    That's the first I heard of this. I have read a lot of reviews on the safari and haven't ran across this. Maybe it is defective. Because you are having problems don't make it a POS. Send it back and get something else. Let us know how the lawsuit works out.


    If other detectors work ok it's definitely defective. If a restart won't do it, alks are still no better, and all connections are tight, it should go back to be checked out.

  3. #18

    Jul 2006
    Western NC Mtns
    Tesoro Sand Shark, Minelab Safari, Explorer SE Pro, & Excallibur II
    325
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: safari settings

    Sorry to hear you're having problems with your machine.
    My new Safari works great. I have been learning to use it along with a new Explorer SE. Both seem to ground balance and noise cancel well, and targets sound very consistent from the Safari to the Explorer. I am going to agree with others that it sounds like you got a bad unit. Have it checked out!
    Good luck!
    Jay has been proven to be 20% more FUN than current physics can explain!

  4. #19
    us
    Mar 2008
    Wisconsin
    Garrett AT PRO
    278

    Re: safari settings URGENT POST

    Quote Originally Posted by doubloonhunter
    I am a NEW safari owner, I have been metal detecting since i was 10 years old. I own an excalibur which i keep in florida for diving 1715 wreck sites during summer months. I live in CT , the northeast the rest of the year. I received the safarr from WANDA at kelly CO. I F@#$@#$CKING HATE PEOPLE WHO DONT KNOW --deleted--... they shoot from the hip.. bottom line. the safari for land hunting is a POS.. im furious i have to waste my time and money and repackage this POS. i feel like suing kelly co.. it is the WORST machine you can use for ground detecting. Due to the machines inability to stablize with mineralization in play you have to SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE THE SENSITIVITY, thus nullifying the "great depth" this machine for 1000$ is suppose to give you... its a very good beach machine but simply is a 200 detector for land...i have to have the manual sensitivity down to 5 !!! to stop all the stupid random signals. i normally detect with threshold but had to shut it off today for the first time in my life because im tired of listening to the false targets. I spent 4 hrs today digging tough northeast holes with big rocks breaking my ass only to learn the targets were BS... i got it this week and im on the VERGE of suing kellyco.. im tired of this crap from them...
    Hear are some pics of my ring finds with my safari..Ive only had my safari for about 8 weeks.the first second and last pic's are dry land ring finds in sod/grass. the second last pic is beach finds. it works for me..and im not very good at this...maybe you got a bad one.
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    WAYUPNORTH

  5. #20
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    monty

    Jan 2005
    Sand Springs, OK
    ACE 250, Garrett
    10,748
    75 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: safari settings

    I don't get to hunt with my Safari near as much as I need to. I got mine, did some learning and then had some health problems that have sidelined me for awhile. I had problems with my Safari and did send it back to Minelab. after waithing six weeks I got it back saying nothing was wrong with it. Another person got his about the same time and loves his and has made many exceptional finds. Now that I am back to my Safari I am still having the same problems, too long and complicted to go into on this forum. Falsing, dozens and dozens of tones in just a few feet of moving so that it gets so confusing I finally give up and go to my 300 dollar machine and find stuff. Changing the sensitivity and resetting the machine has no effect. So mine is gathering dust. Up until now I have been optimistic, but even the most optimistic person has to know when to give up! I don't think sueing someone is going to get you anything but expense and a waste of time. The machine is a product of Minelab, not Kellyco. And there are too many people who have had satisfactory results with their Safaris. So, mine will sit in the closet and continue to gather dust. I would sell it, but I don't want to pass it along to someone else to worry with. So, I learned a thousand dollar+ lesson. I'll get over it. I might feel better if I toss it in the lake. but why bother? Monty
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    Don't make me loose the hounds! If you dig, Cover up your holes.

  6. #21

    Re: safari settings

    Quote Originally Posted by Monty
    I don't get to hunt with my Safari near as much as I need to. I got mine, did some learning and then had some health problems that have sidelined me for awhile. I had problems with my Safari and did send it back to Minelab. after waithing six weeks I got it back saying nothing was wrong with it. Another person got his about the same time and loves his and has made many exceptional finds. Now that I am back to my Safari I am still having the same problems, too long and complicted to go into on this forum. Falsing, dozens and dozens of tones in just a few feet of moving so that it gets so confusing I finally give up and go to my 300 dollar machine and find stuff. Changing the sensitivity and resetting the machine has no effect. So mine is gathering dust. Up until now I have been optimistic, but even the most optimistic person has to know when to give up! I don't think sueing someone is going to get you anything but expense and a waste of time. The machine is a product of Minelab, not Kellyco. And there are too many people who have had satisfactory results with their Safaris. So, mine will sit in the closet and continue to gather dust. I would sell it, but I don't want to pass it along to someone else to worry with. So, I learned a thousand dollar+ lesson. I'll get over it. I might feel better if I toss it in the lake. but why bother? Monty

    Doing the same thing with alk batteries? A bad Minelab battery can do that, and it happens.

  7. #22
    us
    Mar 2008
    Wisconsin
    Garrett AT PRO
    278

    Re: safari settings

    When i ordered my safari...I also ordered a 1600 battery and charger with it. the charger is still on backorder(8wks later) , so i havent used that rechargable battery. Ive only used energizer and coppertop. So...maybe there is something to that Monty?
    WAYUPNORTH

  8. #23
    us
    Apr 2010
    Melbourne, FL
    Minelab Safari
    11

    Re: safari settings

    Made my own charger from a 15volt 150mAh wall transformer that I bout in a thrift store (had a box of wall plugs in the back storage area). I could not find a single wall plug that had the voltage and plug size for the battery pack . So I bought two and cut/splice together. Both charges cost me $2.00 (instead of the $15), and it's great not having to buy AA's every two days of hunting.

    Glenn

  9. #24
    us
    May 2010
    91
    9 times

    Re: safari settings

    Quote Originally Posted by Monty
    I don't get to hunt with my Safari near as much as I need to. I got mine, did some learning and then had some health problems that have sidelined me for awhile. I had problems with my Safari and did send it back to Minelab. after waithing six weeks I got it back saying nothing was wrong with it. Another person got his about the same time and loves his and has made many exceptional finds. Now that I am back to my Safari I am still having the same problems, too long and complicted to go into on this forum. Falsing, dozens and dozens of tones in just a few feet of moving so that it gets so confusing I finally give up and go to my 300 dollar machine and find stuff. Changing the sensitivity and resetting the machine has no effect. So mine is gathering dust. Up until now I have been optimistic, but even the most optimistic person has to know when to give up! I don't think sueing someone is going to get you anything but expense and a waste of time. The machine is a product of Minelab, not Kellyco. And there are too many people who have had satisfactory results with their Safaris. So, mine will sit in the closet and continue to gather dust. I would sell it, but I don't want to pass it along to someone else to worry with. So, I learned a thousand dollar+ lesson. I'll get over it. I might feel better if I toss it in the lake. but why bother? Monty
    Heve you tried another coil? It sounds like a coil problem. See if that other person who has a safari will let you try their coil. It is worth a try.

  10. #25
    us
    Jul 2005
    CT/FL
    excalibur minelab .. Etrac on order... Minelab safari back up
    24
    3 times

    Re: safari settings

    ive had the exact same problem as you my friend.. im furious with minelab and kelly co
    always looking for fellow treasure hunters in my area

  11. #26
    us
    monty

    Jan 2005
    Sand Springs, OK
    ACE 250, Garrett
    10,748
    75 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: safari settings

    I have several different kinds of premium batteries and 3 coils! I've already been down this road. Monty
    Don't make me loose the hounds! If you dig, Cover up your holes.

  12. #27
    us
    Jul 2008
    East Jordan, Michigan
    Minelab Etrac & Quattro
    1,269
    6 times
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: safari settings

    Hey Monty,
    Sorry to hear you are still fighting with the Safari!
    I'm still out hunting with my old Quattro. If you tried coils, batteries etc. I'm sure you tried different locations/soils.
    I've had a few places where I just couldn't get the Quattro to do anything but jabber on, even though other detectors seemed to be doing fine there.

    On the flip side I've had many locations were I easily got better signals than the V3 that was hunting the same area.

    Really hate to hear you aren't having any luck with the Safari.

    Wishing you the best,
    Mark

  13. #28
    us
    Oct 2007
    Winter Springs, Florida
    Everything in Kellyco's Showroom!!
    352
    3 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: safari settings

    doubloonhunter, have you contacted Wanda or anyone at Kellyco about the issues you are having with your Safari? How long ago did you purchase the unit? I'd like to see if I can help out, so if you would, please PM me your information so I can look up your account.

    Thanks.
    Ms. Blaze

  14. #29
    us
    monty

    Jan 2005
    Sand Springs, OK
    ACE 250, Garrett
    10,748
    75 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: safari settings

    I have dealt with Wanda for 6 years and bought several detectors from her and never had a problem. I sure hope there is a misunderstanding somewhere because that doesn't sound like the Wanda I know. But while we are at it, anyone want to trade a top of the line Tesoro for my Safari and all the toys? I've given up on it. Monty
    Don't make me loose the hounds! If you dig, Cover up your holes.

  15. #30

    Re: safari settings

    Quote Originally Posted by Monty
    I have dealt with Wanda for 6 years and bought several detectors from her and never had a problem. I sure hope there is a misunderstanding somewhere because that doesn't sound like the Wanda I know. But while we are at it, anyone want to trade a top of the line Tesoro for my Safari and all the toys? I've given up on it. Monty

    So you think it's broken but will do a trade? It's seems like you're still on the fence whether the unit has issues, or it's just not your type of detector. If it's not your taste this has nothing to do with Kellyco doing something wrong.

 

 
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