Hi everyone ... I recently updated my equinox 800 to version 3. I have gone to the beach to test it ... after trying on several beaches the detector is unstable ... beach mode 1-2 ... the screen always shows -9 (with any sensitivity) I can not remove it ... sometimes a small triangle comes out next to the battery ... these beaches where I have always detected, never any problems ... anyone knows the reason EDIT: software version 2.1, false signals continuously, sometimes with bad sound (centimes or garbage) I locate with pinpointer but without targets, unstable detector in and out of water
When I update/upgrade to the latest version just (today) downloaded from Minelab the software says it is version 3.1.3. Is that what everyone else has been downloading and upgrading? The filename of the software that performs the upgrade has '3.0' in it, but when running the software it shows the 3.1.3 number.
I ask to make sure we're all talking about the same thing when we discuss any noticed changes from previous version(s).
My usual places are being eliminated one by one. Most of my places are public in nature. One of my favorite places I tried to hunt today and there was a police car sitting there. A bad sign.
So I pulled around the back like normal and notice everything locked up and new cameras installed... So he comes back there and I speak to him. I told him we had been metal detecting that place over a year and now notice it locked up. As he put it, "fighting and stuff". In other words either drug related, gang related, or general hoodlum behavior. This has happened a lot to me lately, good places being off limits now for nothing I've done.
I went to another place where a known idiot has been that likes to dig craters. I had hoped he would have moved on by now but no. Instead it looks like a mine field now over the entire area. That moron has dug so many holes it is unreal. Always the same, dirt left on the ground and a non packed remnant of the plug in the hole. That was enough for me today and another place permanently marked off my list.
I'm starting to get frustrated more and more and today I even told my wife "Between the hoodlums and idiots messing things up, I may as well just sell all my equipment and give this hobby up." Anybody else feeling this way? I enjoy metal detecting but here lately it's peeved me off about how other people's behavior can impact my hunting grounds..
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I ran pk1 50 tone f2-7 and I dug over 50 bottlecaps since they repeated a nice sound.I could usually tell a pulltab or ring because of the softer sound but I wanted to see how the update might have changed things.It seems the bottlecaps had a more broken sound before even though the settings were the same.I did manage to get a 3.2 gram14k white gold band in very deep water so at least I was rewarded for digging all those caps.
I read a lot but I'm not sure I have found the answer, are the 4 Khz in multi frequency or do they work alone?
In the Calabash Digger video, he sees that 4 khz are better on silver than in multi, if they were part of multi there should be no difference, but if the 4 Khz were out then it would be correct.
What do you think?