By UT Dave
I'd like to increase my knowledge and skill in tuning my Nox 800 for specific conditions.
Those of you who tune your machines off the factory defaults, please share what you have! Not what your settings are, but how you arrive at those settings.
For instance, is there a relationship between different settings, such, that a preferred order of operations is suggested for optimal results? I noise cancel, then ground grab, then adjust sensitivity. FE2, Recovery, Threshold, is there a best practice for the order in which they are set?
How do you know when you should increase or decrease FE2 or Recovery? What factors or indicators go into that decision?
I've arrived at my current default beginning state, by trying to make things first "worse" in my test garden. By adjusting each setting individually up and down though the full range of adjustment, noting whether signal got better or worse at each step, to get what I considered the best signal on a deep silver coin. But doing so in a controlled situation with a known target like that is one thing, knowing how to read variable conditions and how to tune accordingly is quite another.
How do you make your tuning decisions in the field? What are the settings you most frequently find need adjusted to accommodate search conditions?
Just like the college sports transfer portal, I too have decided to change my mind.😁 I was set on buying the new NM Legend. Instead I visited a local MD dealer today and had a chance to test drive the dealers Equinox 800. The Equinox 800 checked every box and then some. It will get me where I want to be in metal detecting. The dealer was pretty impressed on how I was able to navigate through the controllers menus and settings. It is on order and will be here next week. Now for the "goodies" getting thrown in for free. Both editions of Andy Sabisch's Handbooks on the Equinox 600/800, a Minelab Hat (I love hats), and any magazine, current or past editions that are in stock. And there are a lot in stock. Excited is an understatement.
I searched the forums and was not able to find an answer to this question:
So when I find a used Minelab SDC 2300 how do I go about verifying that it is authentic when I go to inspect it with the seller?
I looked on the minelab website and it appears there are several methods that dont require you to take it to a dealer but it is not clear to me how it is done.
Is there a hologram viewer supplied with a new unit and then you enter the sn# plus the hidden code into minelab online verification app?
I had a very productive day hunting a city park in a nearby town. Took me 7 1/2 hours to round up all these keepers. The v nickel is the fifth one I've taken out of this park in the last 2 weeks. Ended up with a nickel trifecta to boot. I think I'm going to get the 5x10 coil due to the amount of iron and debris in the places that are producing the coins. I did pretty good by going nice and slow and digging all iffy tones. I was very surprised to see the Canadian quarter come out, that's the second one I've found this year.
Iron Bias 0
Manual GB 30
Tone break at 10
No Disc-wide open