Claire Corlett

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Guide to NEW Delkim Txi-D bite alarm features | Korda Carp Fishing 2019

Guide to NEW Delkim Txi-D bite alarm features | Korda Carp Fishing 2019

Well, morning. And to be fair, mornings
don’t get much better than this. I’ve got one in the sling
that I caught about an hour ago. I’ve just had another bite
on a different rod and the sun’s shining. On top of all that, I’m going to run
through everything you need to know about the new Delkim –
from switching them on, how to set them, tuning your receiver,
you name it, we’re going to cover it. There we go. Look at that.
28.10 of perfection. What a lovely way to start the day. But let’s have a little look
at them Delkims, shall we? As promised, we’re now going to have
a little look at the new Delkims. They’ve been a long time coming,
they’ve been 10 years in development. Lee Romang from Delkim is here. Those 10 years have been painstakingly
spent by him and his dad to get these absolutely right. But what I’m most impressed about is you’ve still kept
that old-school Delkim vibe to it but you’ve kind of ripped it forward
into the 21st century by making it that bit slimmer,
a tiny bit shorter. Even having one less dial, it now looks
really, really cool as well. I know it’s not been taking you 10 years
to get it to look like that. What’s taken the time and what are
the big differences in your new alarm? I’m glad you like the look. That was one of the key things, to
retain the Delkim look but modernise it. So that’s great
that you like that as well and it’s smaller and sharper looking. But the big step forward is the fact
we now have digital signal processing. And that was the big thing
we’ve been working on. Vibration sensing, we’ve still got that.
Not changing that. You know and love it. But what we’ve done now is we’ve
separated response from beep speed. So from the plus and minus
of the old one, the “R”, the response
caters for all of that. It’s a much greater range, deals
with braid right through to light line. So you can get the adjustment you need. Line moving across the vibration sensor, the beep speed allows a certain amount
of beeps to come out, – is that very basic?
– Basically, yes. So at the moment you’ve got response set
to maximum and it’s… You can see
that’s nice and lively, okay? We can now also then
adjust the beeps that we get with it. So if I set this to beep speed level
one, I haven’t changed the response but… – Oh, I see.
– The beeps are slow. You were using it
on beep speed level eight. So if I put that back up to eight,
you’ll see the difference. I did say
I’ve always liked the Delkim warble. Okay, so that’s eight there,
it’s maxes out. And you can see the difference
straight away. Yeah, and to be fair I’ve always
done it but I get what you’re saying. If I get a liner, a bite,
a leaf hitting my line, we’ve just had a big gust of wind and
it’s come on and that’s unnecessary. So if it’s going into a warble
straight away, you’re not getting any information because you’re not knowing the
difference between a liner and a run. – But if I turn it down…
– Yeah. I would say beep speed two
is about right for you today. So I’m getting all the information
I need and just as it’s… And when you get a run,
it’ll hit the warble. As long as it hits the warble I’m happy. That’s the idea. You don’t want
to go to warble straight away, you want to be able to adjust it
and that’s the big difference and that’s what’s going to allow people
to use higher response levels without annoying the hell out of
yourself and everybody else in the lake. What about if I go into a shop
and buy a set, what have I got to do to them
to use them? Nothing, just turn it on and go. The beep speed’s set to level four
which will be equivalent to your current Txi,
so you don’t have to do anything. You just set your response level
and go fishing. Battery in on your bank stick,
away you go. Absolutely, but if you want to fine tune
it and get that feel that you want and get the most out of it,
then the beep speed’s there for you. We’ve now got a fully digital radio. So better performance,
better battery life. More range,
so no more pops and crackles. It’s a more robust system
and it gives us a good platform. Now moving forward, we’ve completely
revamped the whole lot and now we’ve got the set that’s going
to bring us up into the 21st century. It’s certainly done that. Now I think I’m right in saying, Lee,
that the Delkims we all know and love were the first alarm to have
the anti-theft system built into them. That’s right, yeah. We were the first
to have it back in 2003. I know that with the new set
you’ve improved it further still. So we still have
the same basic system where if you turn the alarm off,
it will send a signal to the receiver and set off the anti… If someone tries to nick your stuff
when you’re asleep… Tries to turn it off, it’ll do that. But what we’ve also added now is what’s
called an IMU movement sensor. – IMU?
– Inertial measurement unit. Okay? Similar to what you use
in your Nintendo Wii where it moves around,
it measures the same sort of thing. Or in your phone, okay?
So what it can do is if I turn it on and set it, then
if somebody tries to pick up your alarms and move it, it will also set off
the anti-theft on the receiver. So not actually,
well, inertia, you said it. Just moving the alarm. So to set it what you do
is you turn the alarm on, let go of the button,
I’ll keep the left-hand one held down, and now that’s set and then
if you go and take that away… Movement. I’m going to run off
as if I’m stealing it. There you go. That set it off. And to cancel the anti-theft
on the receiver, all you have to do is hold the button
down and that cancels it. So you’ve got two levels
of security now. That’s really clever. I’m going to talk about one other
little one because I’ve used it. I was fishing in France and
there’s a ‘do not disturb’ setting. Sounds a bit of a weird thing
to have on your receiver but I’m sitting there,
I’ve got four rods out, they’re about 15 yards down the bank. I’m sat up the back of the swim
and get this massive hail storm and because I had my beep speed
set too high, I was getting, as soon as every raindrop
was hitting each rod, this receiver
was just going into meltdown. But there’s a little ‘do not disturb’.
You press PB two and three, so button two and three,
hold them down, a little audible noise to let you know
it’s on ‘do not disturb’ and what that’s actually doing,
whilst the head will still light up, I’m getting nothing on my receiver until
I get, I think it’s four or five seconds of consistent movement,
my receiver will kick back in. Now the situation I was fishing then,
it was perfect because I was just fishing open water,
all the clutches were set loose so the fish were just running
if I was to get a bite. Obviously if you’re fishing
like I am at the moment, fishing a locked-up situation
and it did start to rain, I’ve just got to set them up properly
and I won’t have that issue. Yeah, you wouldn’t want to do it
fishing up against snags because you want to know
everything that’s going on. But it’s for that extreme weather
where everything’s bouncing around and it’s going to pass
and then you can do that. It just stops you
having to get out and get wet and then you can switch it off
or wait for it to time out. So I’m glad that you used it
and it worked. That was another nice feature
that we worked quite hard on. You would think it’s simple but
it takes time to get these things right. Nothing’s simple
when it comes to technology. No, we think a lot
about what we’re doing. Cool. Lee, thanks for coming down
to the lake to see me. There are loads more bits and pieces
that these alarms are capable of and to get the insight
into every single thing, check out the Delkim website and if you
want to know exactly what they can do, that’s where you can find out. Cheers.

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