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Everything posted by Vez

  1. I dial back my sensitivity to 14-16. I still get solid hits on coins at 8" with 16 sens. FeBias at 3. Give it a shot and see what you think! I do alright like that!
  2. If you are using this out of the water 23 could be ok if you have a sifting pouch. With the Equinox line, if you want to discriminate against small objects you will need to dial back your sensitivity. I do not do much saltwater hunting, but when I do go in the water I dial it back to 16-18 depending on target density. On dry land in an old park I am almost always at 16 to avoid things the size of 22 lead have me chasing a target with my pinpointer 6-8" deep for 15 minutes. GL and HH!
  3. I personally have issues with iron in any machine. Now since the update has come out, the area that I live in has become more precipitous and as a result the ground is more wet. This makes the iron halo more conductive and appealing to the machine. The science behind this is actually pretty interesting. Iron can actually become water soluble when iron oxides (rust) are put in an anoxic (low-no oxygen) environment. What happens is microbes will cleave the oxygen off of the iron reducing the electron charge of the iron. The gain of an electron by the iron makes it behave dramatically different and when they are making algorithms for machines they are probably using Fe(III) and not the reduced Fe(II) when creating the way the machine behaves to a metal in the ground. Makes me wonder if I could take some anoxic ground water loaded with Fe(II) and get it to ring up on my machine. Anyways, what I am trying to say (in a long winded way) is that ground conditions are changing a lot from day to day and I would give it more time before chalking up to the update being bad for the 6".
  4. I did once when I was under some high power tension lines in 5k and the emi noise went away. Otherwise I am in multi!
  5. I have met a lot of other hunters and they are often lurkers on forums. I like to think most of them are trying to learn more about their machine or the hobby. Hope I am not being too naive.
  6. I prefer park 2 and maybe dial sensitivity back to 18 as most farm houses I have hunted have a lot of iron. Dig repeatable signals and trust your ear. 18 will get you 10" deep. Ground balance on clean ground or if you dont feel comfortable doing that, set it to tracking. GB makes a difference for me here in NE Ohio. GL and HH!
  7. Find a bunch of gold, its mine, I lost a bunch here.
  8. I have gotten out a total of 6 times this year, this hunt made 7. A new friend of mine and long time 3030 hunter challenged me to go to a football field that he has hunted for years with the 3030 and the 17". He said he would be shocked if I pulled a silver as they are all 8" or deeper and the ground is difficult. I too swung the 3030 for years, but feel the technology in the 800 is superior and would alert me to any keepers that were under the coil. I went in the rain/snow and played in the mud for 3 hours looking for keepers in his football field. Results and settings below. Park 2, Fe Bias 3, Recov. 5, Sens. 16-18 depending on Fe noise density, Ground Balance pumped out to 16, Volume 20 (want to know more or if I left something out just ask) WARNING: There is some cussing in the videos, I was excited as I went in there having zero expectations. https://photos.app.goo.gl/syyarSRTC4XgPXjN9
  9. We have organic soil and as a result there is a lower PH and it can tarnish the silver. It actually looks pretty good, I just hadn't gave it a wipe down. I picked at a nickle today to see how the face up side looked and it didnt fare as well as the V which was that side that was down...
  10. It is rare I would dig a nickle on a hunt let alone 3! Was a quick 3 hour hunt in a very small 1800s park I have hit for many years. Most of this stuff had to have been previously masked by screw tops and iron. More than a few of these had a nail come out of the plug first or after I retrieved the target. One wheat has iron oxide on the obverse from where it has been resting on a nail, cant get a date off of it. I had such a great time! I had to share, thank you for your time and looking! What a day! 1941 Jefferson 1909 V Nickle x2 1916, 1919, cant see date Wheat 1903, 1893, 1890 IHC Sterling Ring 2 piece great seal button 1951 Canadian Cent and other tiny non FE stuff!
  11. Dew, Chase covered all I was going to say! Yes it is much quicker, more than twice by Minelab's estimation. I wish I could beach hunt and get wired in, but I am relegated to the back yards of old home in downtown Akron ?
  12. Well put. My friend asked me after the hunt what I needed the CTX for and I said to dive one day LOL. The 800 is asking me to use different muscles so my wrist was sore after a full day, but I think that will change over time. In all seriousness I am toying with selling the 3030 and getting a second 800, but I want to see people figure out the weak points for the waterproofing and take it up to 20 feet.
  13. Well I cant honestly answer the high conductor question, but the two silvers I found at a spot that I have hunted like crazy with an Etrac and 3030 for over 5 years. It is where an old footpath was and at one point slag was used with gravel for the path and the silvers came out of there. The rosie was 8" and the washington 7". It was very entertaining to see results like this and I cant wait to get back into a park. Trouble is the good ones are so far away and in the semester I can only get 1-2 hours to hunt and a 30 minute drive kills that ?
  14. I went out with a friend who had just gone from the ATMax to the 800 and he wanted some help getting used to how the minelab spoke and some initial instruction on setup. I was most interested in seeing if I could get the sound attenuated like I did in my 3030 and having a hunter with me to call over for a "whisper" on my 3030 was most helpful. I was running a wide open screen manual 24, high trash, deep on, and rest off. I find a quite deep tone and have him come over and we dial back the sensitivity until it started to sound clean, but quiet. He was running park 2, GB 4, 50 tones, bias of 2, and recovery 5. We pulled the target and it was a deep brass? star at about 8.5". This park has given me tons of deep keepers so we pressed on. The next person to find a deep target was my friend, and he called me over. He turned off the wireless so I could hear it and he was tagging it good and it was coming in softly. It was undulating between 13 and 14. I was excited thinking it may be a deep nickle. I tried it on the 3030 and I couldnt get it. I bumped up sensitivity to where it started to get chatty and I dialed it back by 1 putting me at 26. I couldn't get it, not even a null. I tried going from high trash and fe-coin and ground-coin... Nothing. So he pin pointed it and I cut and popped the plug for him, I was too excited to stand and watch. I get the plug open, put the pointer in, and no hit. Plug was only 5" deep so I went further and I started to hear it with the pin-pointer. Here is a picture of what it was... I was gob-smacked... Small 2 piece button. I turned off the 3030 and retrieved my 800. We both got dialed in and it turned into a day of history retrieval from the park. What a fun day with a friend and had my best silver day in a park for a loooong time. His take was an 1889 V nickle 1891 IHC and some other fun stuff. I had a 46 Rosie, 44 Washington, a nice clay marble and some other odds and ends. Thanks for looking and may you find the treasures you are looking for!
  15. It is much faster and closer to what the wired user is hearing. Doing it with the bluetooth will cause you to fall out of step with your student, which can be tough when you are working with a person new to visualizing a target under the coil. I suggest the WM08 with some nice in-ear earbuds. The work phenomenal and no sweaty sore ears after 6 hours! If you enjoy over the ear headphones I understand, just sharing my experience and successes.
  16. My son hunts with headphones wired to the head unit and I listen in giving tips with the WM08 AT THE SAME TIME. So if you want to hunt with 2 folks that worked out well.
  17. Click on the link that Steve provided, the user answered a few of the questions posted here! :)
  18. I can't take credit. It was my friend cdv that told me to try because his friend dew did it with the wireless headphones and wired ear buds! Figured it was worth a try with the 08!
  19. Find some more!!!! Look forward to more pictures.
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