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5/16/17 Nokta Impact next 5 hunts and observations.
Posted by: Beyonder
Date: May 16, 2017 09:16AM
I have been putting in the hours to learn the Impact and over the next 5 hunts, have little in the way of goodies, but a lot in experience.

Two hunts at my old school the past two Fridays. I worked an area that was hit to death with the standard and the small coil. I found a lot of junk, but nothing great. I had these great sounding one way signals that turned out to be foil. I got fooled on a piece of iron(I did not check it with Gen(D)).

Two hunts at my ex-honey hole. This private church yard, I found a ton of good targets. The first hunt, I found very little in the way of keepers. The second hunt I tried an area I beat to death with the CTX. Two wheats(1936 1919). The 1919 was above a large iron nail(3 inches long). I moved away from that area as I didn't have a camera and want to record things like that.

My mom's old high school(5/15/17). Right off the bat, when I first started hunting this site years ago, a girl walked by with her dog, claiming she metal detected this spot for years(and quite sassy about it as well). I may have found a dozen good targets here. I had the small coil. I dug nothing but iffys and it was all junk. Foil, pencil eraser tips, old metal lead pencils, and can slaw. I had a good signal that was hitting nice, it turned out to be a nut made of copper(like they use in eye glasses). I had two good signals. One was right up against the school and was a shallow clad dime(77-82 TID). The next was a booming (88-96 very jumpy). I dig down and find a small silver looking coin, the size of a half-dime. I was pretty excited so I took a close look at it, it was a 1957 play dime ARRRGHG!!! My first one, but still. I packed it in and headed home.

Observations:

Foil: Here is the deal. You may get a good jumpy one way, but it will sound scratchy in Di3. The other way over the target, the TID drops or even disappears. I dug about 40 foil signals and can tell that the target is foil. Rule of thumb, if the TID drops to iron or is scratchy OVER the target(make sure it is pin-pointed), it's most likely foil.

Using Gen(D) on targets is a good way to confirm if it is a conductive above foil, or a junk target. It takes some skill as targets blend with Gen(D)(more on this soon).

Target lock-on. While swinging the detector, I noticed high tones(in Di3), that changed when you are directly over the target. This is because you are catching a corner of the target and once you lock-on, the TID settles down. It locks hard on circular items, which is good, because you get that, "I know it's a coin" feeling.

EMI. I had one bout with bad EMI on Di2 at my old school so I switched back to Di3. EMI, isn't nearly as bad as it was, but im not pushing it either. Let's see what happens in the future.

I have hit about 5 different beat sites and got some goodies. The Impact really does it's job well. I still need plenty of hours to reach a level of mastery of the machine.

The future...? I will be hitting spots I haven't hit before. at these previous site, I kinda knew what to expect. It is an entirely different thing on a new site with the unknown and a new machine. it can shake your confidence.

Well I got my new camera and did some filming, but the mount is an issue. Work in progress.

Re: 5/16/17 Nokta Impact next 5 hunts and observations.
Posted by: Low-Boy/LCPM
Date: May 17, 2017 10:48AM
DUDE YOU GOT NO COMMENTS BUT I THINK YOU HIT THE HEAD ON THE NAIL...GOOD JOB..YOU JUST HAVE TO LEARN A NEW DETECTOR AND UNDERSTAND HOW IT WORKS AND WHAT THE TONES AND IRON ARE TELLING YOU....I LOVE MACHINES I HAVE TO USE FOR AWHILE UNTIL I UNDERSTAND THEM



LowBoy {RACER /DEUS}

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