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   Old Thread  #793 4 Sept 2019 at 1.05pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Nothing wrong with mine perfect alarms, no problems with rain at all. I personally think it's just people moan just for the sake of it, mine has been in some really bad rain and not had any problems at all
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   Old Thread  #792 4 Sept 2019 at 1.01pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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you would have thought it was something you could disable?
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   Old Thread  #791 4 Sept 2019 at 1.00pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Didn't the previous version alarm heads do this during hours of darkness? like a odd blinking of the LEDs that was so rapid it just looked like they were on? Is it not the same thing with the receiver on this model?

I'm still on mk1s which still work and havent really let me down apart from physical damage caused by snag fishing. Rx2004 has been written off though sadly and a replacement is just shy of a new D model one so cant justify buying one when I could replace them all with the Ds.
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   Old Thread  #790 4 Sept 2019 at 12.51pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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That LED flashing light is a strange thing for sure, forgot about it so when it flashed I thought the lads on the other side were having some night piccys, rang them on the walkies to no avail...…

To be fair its not that bright and you just forget about it after half an hour.

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   Old Thread  #789 4 Sept 2019 at 12.45pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Good write up.

I have also had all of alarms listed and now have the TXi D would I go back to RX+ no but I have not had any issues with my Delks

IMO the Delkims are the better alarm and have more advanced features yes they take while to set up but as others have said once this is done they are simple to use like any of the Fox alarms.

My only gripe is LED flashing on the receiver when on. WTF

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   Old Thread  #788 4 Sept 2019 at 12.33pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks Spod, guess I'll just have to put up with the txi's.
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   Old Thread  #787 4 Sept 2019 at 12.09pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Very well put,I'm waiting for teething problems to be sorted then will more than likely change over
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   Old Thread  #786 4 Sept 2019 at 12.00pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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You will get the obvious responses from the people who have/haven't owned the new Delks and those that love to hate Fox and hate to love Delkim....

That aside I can only report my personal experiences. I have always preferred Delkim, (in theory) for the vibration sensing, to me, it is superior to the roller wheel.......BUT......(and there's always a but!) they have not been without their issues.....

I owned the Mk2 TXi's for years, never had a problem with water ingress or major performance issues in the rain, (apart from the odd false bleeps), what did annoy me however was the poor Receiver range and screeching interference if you were within a mile of any other electrical field.... ....the final straw for the alarms was sat at a lake 2 years ago on a social session with two other mates. We set up a central "base camp" on the peninsula we were fishing, none of us more than 50 yards away from our rods. Sat eating dinner one evening I had a single beep, (or should I say a screech) on one of my rods. Nothing else happened and I put it down to a liner or interference.....5 minutes later we had finished dinner and i decided to go and check the rod which was just out of sight from where we were behind a small tree....when I got there the rod was hooped over, the alarm head, (which was on silent) was blinking away, yet the receiver, which was still at the camp with my mates was silent. Yes the batteries were fresh and no it didn't do it again but that was enough, trust had gone. I landed the fish and was very lucky as there were some big old snags around.

After that I bought a set of NTXR's.......hated the size and looks but could not fault them in anyway, performed faultlessly, although it was like having lazer eye surgery every time you had a run... ....however, my heart still yearned for Delkims!

I then heard about the new TXID's and thought my prayers were answered! A mate had a set of MK2 TXi's and he wanted a swap so I went back to Delks for 5 months giving him my NTXR's as I eagerly awaited the launch of the new Delkims. This set of MK2 TXi's were fine, still screeching if the atmospherics were wrong but on the whole OK.

My set of new D’s turned up a few weeks after the official launch and I was very pleased with the size and looks. A read through the instruction manual certainly confirmed that they were complicated but I set them up and tried them out. First time out was a blank on a quick overnighter, I did have a few liners and all appeared well……despite the annoying last activation blink on the receiver……(why?)…..anyway onto the next session and I fished with another mate who had also got the new D’s…..he was the guy who’s receiver packed up in the sun and didn’t switch back on for 30 minutes…..he was also the guy who had one alarm almost fill up with water after a downpour, but the other one was bone dry…? Mine were OK, until the following morning when I had a screaming “ghost run”……and eventually I had to bring that rod in as the head would not behave.

We were both absolutely gutted but had seen enough to put us off. He sold his and as I had only had mine 14 days I took mine back to the shop where they agreed to swap them for a set of Fox RX+……

The RX+ are just like the NTXR’s, faultless, (so far) but I hate the size and looks and my heart still yearns for Delkims!

I will go back to the D’s, I know it, no matter how much I try and convince myself otherwise but I will wait and see how things develop and how these niggles get ironed out.

Hopefully a fair review, definitely unbiased!


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   Old Thread  #785 4 Sept 2019 at 11.46am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #784 4 Sept 2019 at 11.23am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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got plenty of money to buy them and like I have said before if you read posts I have made about delkims if they sort the teething problems I would go back to delkim as now digital the receiver issues I had should be resolved.If you look I put a smiling face it was a bit of a joke but you go **** over your little plastic boxes you sad ****
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   Old Thread  #783 4 Sept 2019 at 11.06am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Braders1978 doesn't own the delkims himself,he just likes to bash the carpforum about how bad they are, according to the few problems he read from others.

Read his other posts, then you know how unbiased he is .Nuff said. When he has saved enough money with his paper round to finally buy them you wont hear him say anything negative about the Delkims any more.
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   Old Thread  #782 4 Sept 2019 at 10.47am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Never had weather related issues with the txi's myself... parts issues oh god yes, but then I had that with the fox RX too.

Is this your own experience braders? I don't want to go back to fox alarms if I can help it, and the timeshare relationship I have with my txi's is beginning to grete a bit...
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   Old Thread  #781 4 Sept 2019 at 10.29am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The receiver does not like the sun,the alarms do not like the rain,so if you can just fish overcast days you will be spot on
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   Old Thread  #780 4 Sept 2019 at 10.23am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Anyone used them in France near pylons?

I was recently at crystal waters and the guy in peg 7 couldn't pick up a signal a couple of meters away on the old txi+. I was on the opposite side and couldn't use the D setting because of the crackling after a tone. Looking to get the Txi D, just need to know they'll work under all circumstances.
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   Old Thread  #779 4 Sept 2019 at 7.52am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I fancy them but i will give it another year, see how the opinions are then. Plus my rx+'s are also spot spot on, switched to rx+ after my old delkims started playing up, and losing sensitivity in heavy rain.
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