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Cabin Fever

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Cabin Fever last won the day on October 29 2018

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About Cabin Fever

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    Eastern Washinton/North Idaho
  • Interests:
    Metal Detecting
    Prospecting
    Astronomy
    Bonsai
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    Minelab Monster
    Minelab Equinox 800






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  1. Not yet.. What started off as a mild winter in January turned in to record snows in February, so I’m just now starting up again.. Rain and soggy ground is making it tough. Probably be May before I get any serious time in detecting.. Good to see others scoring some silver on the forum. Bryan
  2. Nice find for sure. The lower then normal ID for that half was probably because it was on edge.
  3. Awesome coin! Even with the scratch which looks old, the value should be high considering it’s Details being at least Extra Fine. Bryan
  4. I can’t really add much to what others have said because it’s almost impossible to explain.. It just comes with many hours of experience, but the information in full tones can help you identify some falsing for example. There can be a harshness to the tones that give it away.. It’s not 100% all the time but when you add that information to the way the target reacts to your swing and pinpoint, it will help you make better dig decisions.. There is also a gratification that comes from finding a deeper coin using 50 Tones. Some can sound so good you would bet a decent sum of money that it is for sure a coin. The tone can literally put a smile on your face. It’s not just one tone. It’s a tight smooth blend of a tone that is hard to explain. Sometimes Im amazed at how my brain can grab a certain tone out of barrage of other tones and stop me in my tracks. It happens subconsciously and no doubt came from years of using full tones on other FBS detectors. Theres no going back now. I would feel greatly handicapped without the full tones. Bryan
  5. Nice hunt Cal! Thanks for sharing your adventure. Gives us who are stuck home buried in snow a chance to go along on a hunt. Bryan
  6. Yes, great report! Appreciate the details of the hunt. Congratulations on your well earned gold nuggets.
  7. I might be confusing things because I don’t run any of the factory settings on any of the modes. I went in and set them up for my style of hunting and I just tweak things as needed. All my Park and Field Modes are the same. Sometimes I go over to a different mode and mess with the settings for testing but rarely come out of Park 1. It might be easier if I just show you how I run my detector for old coin hunting. I run 50 Tones wide open most of the time. If I get in to very heavy aluminum, or EMI I will use my discrimination pattern which notches OUT 1-11 and 14-16. I have the ferrous region -9 through 0 Notched IN and always on. Volume is 25. Tone Volume is T1=5 and T2=25... Threshold=12... Threshold pitch 1... Tones=50.. T1=2... Recovery Speed =4-7...Iron Bias 0... Running this way I can hear all ferrous, but it is very quiet and is a low tone. I can listen to it all day with no bother. I like to hear everything under the ground and the ground itself. A silent detector is unnerving to me. Hope this helps. Bryan
  8. If you run in 50 Tones you can notch out any number including those within ferrous range. Bryan
  9. Ground noise shows up in the Park and Field 2 Modes a lot more then the 1 modes. Run 50 Tones and setup your iron range volume real low and the puttering shouldn’t bother you. If so, notch out a few of the lowest numbers like -6 through -9. That way you can still hear most of the iron. Bryan
  10. Macro Gold Racer is an awesome Detector. I’m not a micro jewelry hunter but I did witness its ability to be one. Check out this photo of small finds that were made while coin hunting with the big 15” coil. The thing I remember about it was the sea of tiny signals you could hear. The good stuff just really jumped out at you so you were able to ignore the tiny pieces of foil and such. Great audio detector. The ability to punch deep on Coins was surprising too considering it’s frequency. Both of these coins were very deep. Bryan
  11. Just make sure you have the latest firmware update and you should be fine in any mode. It fixed the big silver on edge problem some were having. I primarily run Park 1 for coin hunting and have no trouble finding coins on edge. Bryan
  12. Higher end treasure detector, be it a Equinox 1000 or faster CTX in an Equinox body is high on my wish list as well as an ultra light PI Detector.. Waterproof, Wireless and light. Bryan
  13. Hopefully some of those “new, improved metal detectors” make it to market this year. It’s good to see Minelab is doing so well. Bryan
  14. Found one of those oddball War Nickels that read high today. It’s a 43 S and rang up 17-18. It has a black corrosion on it that is real hard to chip off. Feels like a crusty Zinc.. definitely not a normal type of corrosion I’m used to seeing on a War Nickel which tend to come out nice and bright or with a slight yellow tinge . Also found a decent 23 S Buffalo that came in the usual 12-13. Bryan
  15. The Equinox is setup for easy use right out of the box. If your hunting for coins in the park, press Park 1 or 2. If your at the saltwater beach, press beach 1 or 2. Relic hunting a field? Press Field 1 or 2. I maybe over simplified the process a little, but any of those factory settings used where they were intended will get you great performance.. When you get more experienced you can start tweaking for even better performance and set it up the way that fits your hunting style. If you don’t catch on to detecting like you thought you would, the Equinox should be easy to sell. The hardest part of learning to detect for someone new is probably target Recovery. Bryan
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