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Shunkaha 03-31-2013 07:43 PM

Cell Phones.....
 
Don't know if it's me or the search function but I'm having a heck of time searching old posts for specific info. Anyway.... my question is.. can cell phone signal interfere at all with detectors? Do you all detect with your cell on you? Or do you leave them in the car? Thanks

Rudy 03-31-2013 09:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Shunkaha (Post 1607019)
Don't know if it's me or the search function but I'm having a heck of time searching old posts for specific info. Anyway.... my question is.. can cell phone signal interfere at all with detectors? Do you all detect with your cell on you? Or do you leave them in the car? Thanks

Yes, some combinations of detectors and cell phones can interfere with each other. Sometimes it's only apparent when an incoming call comes in. Other times, more subtly, when the cell phone lets the tower know of it's presence every few minutes.

towzilla 03-31-2013 11:45 PM

Never had any problems with my phone interfering. Omega 8000 & T2SE.

richbat 04-01-2013 09:53 AM

I leave that dang cell phone in my vehicle.Don't want to be bothered with dang phone calls when i'm out hunting,if it's important they can leave a message so can't really contribute to this topic as to if they affect the machine.

ScubaDetective 04-01-2013 10:11 AM

LOL hunt with a cell phone? WHY. Are you not allowed as few hours to yourself without the chance of an interuption? I HATE my cell phone and it would be drowned if I didn't need it.

I refuse to be bothered and I am GLAD they don't work underwater when I am diving.

On a serious note. I was diving 160 miles away from home when my parents were killed by a guy on drugs. I got the news when I got home and then flew from Utah to Michigan the next day to be there for the viewing and the funeral. NOTHING is that important in life to have to have a cell with you 24/7 IMHO.

NOTHING in this whole world is more important than the peace I can have a few hours underwater with absolutly NO distractions and God's miracles all around me.

slag 04-01-2013 10:43 AM

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Originally Posted by ScubaDetector (Post 1608050)
LOL hunt with a cell phone? WHY. Are you not allowed as few hours to yourself without the chance of an interuption? I HATE my cell phone and it would be drowned if I didn't need it.

I refuse to be bothered and I am GLAD they don't work underwater when I am diving.

On a serious note. I was diving 160 miles away from home when my parents were killed by a guy on drugs. I got the news when I got home and then flew from Utah to Michigan the next day to be there for the viewing and the funeral. NOTHING is that important in life to have to have a cell with you 24/7 IMHO.

NOTHING in this whole world is more important than the peace I can have a few hours underwater with absolutly NO distractions and God's miracles all around me.

Wish I could do what you do but I am oncall 24x7 and need to keep it with me. I have never had problems with either an iphone or Galaxy S3 and interruption with the F2, AT Pro, or Etrac.

ScubaDetective 04-01-2013 10:59 AM

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Originally Posted by slag (Post 1608098)
Wish I could do what you do but I am oncall 24x7 and need to keep it with me. I have never had problems with either an iphone or Galaxy S3 and interruption with the F2, AT Pro, or Etrac.

How can anyone be on call 24/7? Do they pay you for that? No job is that important. One of my clients has me 24/7 BUT I have 5 hours to respond and I get paid 150.00 an hour from the time I leave my house till the time I get back home.

~Alan~ 04-01-2013 11:11 AM

I always keep mine with me. For any emergency if nothing else.

It doesn't seem to cause any interference.

slag 04-01-2013 11:47 AM

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Originally Posted by ScubaDetector (Post 1608116)
How can anyone be on call 24/7? Do they pay you for that? No job is that important. One of my clients has me 24/7 BUT I have 5 hours to respond and I get paid 150.00 an hour from the time I leave my house till the time I get back home.

I don't get very many pages and I am paid decently. I am one of two people who do my job so I am either primary or secondary oncall. Last week my colleague was on vacation so I was primary for a couple weeks straight. It's not so much the pages we get, but the anticipation of having a page. It's part of the job.

foiler 04-01-2013 12:15 PM

Well, I don't get that many calls, besides the cord don't reach that far.

ScubaDetective 04-01-2013 12:52 PM

Please leave a message after the beep.

I am making changes in my life, if I don't return your call, you're one of the changes.

Shunkaha 04-01-2013 04:04 PM

Where I live...you aren't at the top of the food chain anymore. And having a cell phone could save your life. I was just curious if the signal would interfere with detecting. I've seen people say that rare earth magnets might interfere and that got me to thinking about cell phones, since they constantly emit a signal. I still haven't pulled the trigger on a detector yet, but will this week. Trying to ask and learn as much as possible before hand. Thanks all.

Grumpysrb 04-01-2013 04:09 PM

I hunt with my phone, but have never had a problem. I hunt far from civilization and being able to call for help if needed is soothing to the mind. If I don't want calls, which I cand hear while detecting anyway, I can turn it off.

Audible Silence 04-01-2013 04:55 PM

My Droid phone used to freak my F2 every few minutes, I guess when backing up things, getting weather updates, checking for email, etc. Finally moved it to the left side away from my F2 and it seldom causes problems for me now. I also have to be on call at all times due to work or I'd be glad to leave it at home. And yep, it is a necessary evil.

Irons 04-01-2013 06:58 PM

Phone stays in the vehicle, hopefully dead. When they make one that shoots bullets I will re consider carrying one.

Shunkaha 04-01-2013 07:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Irons (Post 1608835)
Phone stays in the vehicle, hopefully dead. When they make one that shoots bullets I will re consider carrying one.

You might be onto something there. I like the way you think.

"Get the new Verizon 4G in .44 Magnum."

dingodog 04-01-2013 07:31 PM

Never had any problems with mine.

kompa 04-01-2013 09:45 PM

Havent tried it but just in case change settings to 3 or 3g (at&t service) instead of 4g or lte. Also turn off as many apps and bluetooth and wifi. Less transmission of the phone. Just my opinion.

foiler 04-02-2013 12:26 PM

I carry a cell phone in the 'off' position. I also carry a handgun and a taser, in the 'on' position.

Martin_V3i 04-02-2013 12:41 PM

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Originally Posted by ~Alan~ (Post 1608140)
I always keep mine with me. For any emergency if nothing else.

It doesn't seem to cause any interference.

BINGO! Especially if I am hunting alone or straying far from the group. martin


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