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    Is it just me or does the Vivax completely suck???!!!! I know they are just a wannabe RD.

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    Default Re: Vivax

    Quote Originally Posted by locator24 View Post
    Is it just me or does the Vivax completely suck???!!!! I know they are just a wannabe RD.
    Its you...

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    bwahhahha..... didn't most of the RD engineers design the Vivax?

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    here we go... I finally got a chance to compare an RD4000 to a vivax proloc. this was an actual field test.... there was a locator trying to locate a 6 strand locate-able fiber. He was direct connected to the splice, and could not get a signal on it using a RD4000. I pulled out my vivax and was able to locate the fiber without any problems... he ended up using my receiver to locate the rest of the stuff in the area...

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    The big problem I have seen with the Vivax is durability. Seems they are always failing.

    A really big weak point is the ring clap which is put together like a plastic model airplane. It is made of screwed together molded , hollow plastic and when mounted on an extension stick breaks off easily. Instead of a spring to provide tension it has a rubber band mounted internally, that will dry rot out soon enough if the clamps' body does not break first.

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    Yeh its you. Vivax is pretty much the most accurate machine out right now.. Not as good for production though.
    Correct me if im wrong but I believe Metrotech(makers of the 810) designed the Vivax..

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    Default Re: Vivax

    With all due respect you weren't comparing apples and apples you were using a brand new vivax with a 4000 the 8000 will bury the 4000 also. Why not take a 8000 to the same fiber and trying again.

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    you can say I wasn't comparing apples for apples... but the bottom line is I have seen so many trash the vivax, but I have found it to be very accurate. yes there are some problems with the durability of the vivax.. but over all it's a good machine...
    the vivax was designed by former radiodetection engineers who developed the 4000 and worked on the 8000 project... after the vivax came out... then they merged with metrotech.

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    I'm not bashing vivax I demo'd one coupe years ago I liked it real well except it was too long and I think they could come up with a smaller antenna cover

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