Recently I have been trying some different settings on the E-TRAC to try and zero in on the iffy targets. As it is only early days I am still unsure as to how I would hunt a virgin spot, although I have been surprised at what I am finding in ground that has been flogged. The only observation at this point is that there are not many silvers left after I have run my NB settings over an area, only plenty of copper coins and these are mainly 1 & 2 cent pieces (brown buggers). The changes I have made are minimal in that I am running in audio response smooth, now what this seems to be doing is giving a much more solid tone and in turn it is proving much better for the initial detection of the coin. I have also found that the tone ID appears to be much steadier and more consistent, I think this is due to the nature of the smooth tone as it is less erratic than the long setting. Now I didn’t find any coins deeper that about 5 inches which to me is a concern but it may be simply that I didn’t go over any, so the jury is still out on this one. When in long I have pulled threepence’s, which are tiny little silver coins from around 13 to 14 inches in moist ground. I found that the pitch changes and is not as high as in long but I combated this by turning my limits up to 30, and for those who use long be aware that your tones are going to be a bit different. Below are some coins that I pulled from ground that has been heavily hunted, yet in smooth today the initial response from the target was more pronounced and definitely stood out more.
So in conclusion to today’s many finds in a heavily hunted area I can only say that so far they are proving to be successful, but in saying that I think that the long setting will be my preference until I actually hit some deep targets. I will keep you posted and maybe do a couple of videos to show the advantage/disadvantages when I have tested it further. I am going to the bottomless pit to see how the new settings are because I have been over that area more than anywhere else and I feel it would be a fair test. Happy hunting and stay positive.