When I refer to lower ferrous could be confusing. I actually am talking about ferrous line being lower on screen hence a higher ferrous number.
Depth itself of a nonferrous target can effect how high a ferrous reading is provided on Etrac screen.
Iron, rust, nail or nails can also drive ferrous number higher.
Ground mineralization levels will drive ferrous number readings. Higher mineralization soil will usuallynread higher ferrous numbers on targets of equivalent depth vs soil of milder mineralization.
The orientation, size of target can drive ferrous number also.
So the total detecting scenario will be evaluated by what the Etrac feels as to how the ferrous number reads.
New folks to Etrac will find this video definitely helpful. There are some myths out there as far as using 2 tone ferrous especially.
What the video shows I have indeed seen in the wild using Etrac and comparing.
Etrac users wanting more detailed info on this topic see this link (Etrac Manual) pages 63-66.
Innthe video I stand to correct myself. I state the tone break built in Etrac using 2 tone ferrous is 19, it is actually 17 ferrous where the detector transactions as far as reporting a higher tone or lower tone.
https://www.minelab.com/__files/f/4065/4901-0065-1.3 Instruction Manual E-Trac_Screen.pdf
A few additional comments.
Use of 2 tone ferrous.
Sometimes a user may indeed get a good signal (due to ferrous number reporting in the zone).
However coil sweep speed and or coil position, coil height— if out of whack somewhat, this could drive ferrous number of what Etrac provides hence higher ferrous number reporting could be had hence if ferrous number is high enough user will get a lower tone vs higher tone and user will keep walking.
You will hear me use the phrase “hard to miss”.
What I mean by this is if you sweeping buried target flush you will undoubtably hear the target. So one still has to get the coil over. But sometimes using some other detectors even if you flush the target, audio provided not as alerting to user, hence user may keep walking and sweeping.
Also in this next video, full tone settings is used with Deus with zero disc and some other disc levels. There are other ways to run a Deus and maybe get better alerting on round nonferrous shaped. Still though even doing this I think Deus falls short of EQX 800.
My Deus units are not going anywhere.
Just honest reporting. As to the strengths/weaknesses involving round(er) shaped objects.
Some folks new to Deus may find this info helpful.
Enjoy the video.
I gave Etrac around 4 minutes when conflicted with EQiunox. Never went any higher than. 21 sens in the window sweeping.
Some additional info.
Food for thought type info.
Could apply to all fbs and fb2 Detectors.
You and a bud are hunting a site. Both individuals are using fbs/fbs2 type detectors or one is even using an EQX or say another detector that can be switched frequency wise like Anfibio mulit, Deus, etc.
So could it be possible this auto sens, could it sens silent Emi??
Imagine if a Etrac user or CTX user goes to site and immediately goes to manual sensitivty. There is no for lack of a better term here tracking like auto sens provides.
Let’s say youngo to a site you’ve been to previously using fbs/fbs2 type detector and it indeed with auto sens went let’s say to 28 in the window.
But when you go with a bud and they are using their detector and you never go to auto sens to see how high your detector will track after doing noise cancel. You infact go straight to Manual sensivity.
What I am saying it might be a good idea in this situation to first go to auto sens with your noise cancel done and see how high it will go in auto sensitivty. If it goes high then choose manual,sensitivty if you desire.
And if your bud changes freqs, or does another noise cancel it would be nice if they let you know,,and if you do let them know.
How close in proximity folks are detecting obviously will drive the overall possible effects here.
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