Looking for tips on detecting tailing piles...
I have the Equinox 800 and the Minelab 5000.
and a lot of trashy tailing piles to detect !!! 🤠
BTW----- Looks like we are running low on masks 😷 and gowns here in LA--- but we will survive--
Vets have been exposed to tougher stuff than this!!!
Social distancing does not have to be social--------- but it should be physical-!!!----
I cant see why most of you would have to learn how to do that-???
-- you been practicing it with me for years🤣🤣
Carry on and thanks for any tips on the tailing piles..
By Steve Herschbach
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By J SLade
I've had my EQX since last year and gotten in about 30 hrs in the field so far. Overall I'm quite happy with it but there are a few areas where it's still giving me issues. I'm hoping someone here can give me some advice on one or more of these.
1) Whenever I bump something with the coil the detector falses and gives me a "good" reading. Typically the harder the bump the higher the VID. I've checked that the cable is wound tightly around the shaft and the connector is screwed into the case tightly so I'm not sure what else it could be. This isn't much of an issue on lawns but unfortunately the vast majority of my detecting is in the woods around old cellar holes where it's impossible not to bump into sticks and bushes.
2) Periodically, my detector will start warbling and squawking for anywhere from a few seconds to 1/2 a minute. I don't bring my cell phone with me and I routinely do a noise cancel so that isn't the problem. I've noticed that it tends to happen as cars are approaching me so I'm thinking that it could be a TPMS (Tire pressure monitoring system) or something similar. Any ideas on a fix or workaround would be appreciated.
In terms of how I typically run:
1) I have the latest software update
2) I typically detect in Park 1 or Field 1
3) I usually use the stock 11" coil but occasionally switch to the 6"