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1 minute ago, F350Platinum said:

That is interesting! I wonder now how much I have been missing in the farms because of the deep negative numbers. 🤔 Probably a good thing, there will be more for me this fall.

Rest assured I will dig everything where I'm going. High potential for historic items in one place. Just not sure about large holes... I don't think there will be black sand.

I've never had a problem with EMI. The only time I have ever heard it here is when I am over a buried power line, that is common here. Kind of a good thing! I keep my cellphone in my back pocket and only hear it when I am taking a photo of my find.

Thanks for your replies! You have a great toolbox there.

I haven't had that negative number problem at farm fields, just this one beach. I would still rely on the EQ doing its discriminating in that scenario. There is a boatload of iron in fields. It would not make sense to dig every nail in the field.  I would actually go in two tone to make it easier on my ears and lower the recovery speed to 4. That's where I would start.

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