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DFX Beach program needed
Posted by: gemini2x
Date: August 19, 2007 10:14AM
Hello all TH,
Newbee to DFX,desperately in need of a beach/wet sand program to use
at Shore. Leaving Monday 8/20 so please reply today if possible.
Thanks in advance,Tom and HH.

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Re: DFX Beach program needed
Posted by: Larry (IL)
Date: August 19, 2007 10:33AM
Hi Tom and welcome to the DFX forum and to your new DFX. For a beginning program, it hard to beat the Jewelry and Beach program built into the DFX. Just load and hunt. For beach hunting you will want to dig everything in the + VDI range. Gold and Platinum can be anywhere from 0 to +60 depending on size. If your DFX is not getting noisy, you may want to raise the preamp from 2 up to three or even 4 for more depth although it probably will not be needed. Depending on what beach you are hunting, you might not be able to Ground Balance on the beach and this is normal. The DFX will go to a preset GB due to a lack of minerals and then it will self balance. Another option is to load and use the the program I use, a few posts down. It is an advanced program designed for maximum depth and I just used it on a beach in Racine, Wisconsin a week ago with no problems. Good luck and have fun with your new toy.

Don't foget a sand scoop..............saves a lot of time digging.

Re: DFX Beach program needed
Posted by: gemini2x
Date: August 19, 2007 11:44AM
Hi Larry,
Thanks for your help,I spotted your program after my post and
added it to the DFX ( named it Larrys DFX New }.I will test it out
this week along with the jewelry & beach Mods you gave me.
I'll let you know how it works when I get back.
Thanks again,HH Tom

Re: DFX Beach program needed
Posted by: Pap
Date: August 19, 2007 11:57AM
use the factory beach program if you are going to a salt water environment. use a 6x10 DD coil if you have one and accept down to 3 or 4 in discrimination. Try raising the PreAmp to 3 as Larry mentioned and if it remains stable raise the AC a few numbers. The stock coil will work O.K. if you don't have a 6x10. AND, as Larry mentioned, dig ALL signals. one more thing the beaches can be pretty imposing because of their sheer size so you need to avoid jumping around in your search patterns. If there is a low and high tide try to hit the beach at low tide and work the waters edge. The DFX can be very, very good on salt water beaches. I've hunted salt beaches from the NE to Wilmington NC including the Outer Banks with the DFX and had success. and if the detector won't balance accept the GB the detector selects and go ahead and hunt. oh, and good luck!
Pap

Re: DFX Beach program needed
Posted by: gemini2x
Date: August 27, 2007 05:39PM
Hello all TH'ers,
Got back from beach late friday,3+ days of lite rain& 15MPH winds.
Tues. Morning I made 3 finds,small 14KT gold medal was my first
find at 7:15 AM working wet sand area I got a hit 4" deep it read
+15 next find 30 min.later small silver chain which read +73.
The 3rd pc is a silver toe ring, the coins were found in various area's
on beach in wet & dry sand.I used Larry's program he has posted with 1
change, pre amp at 3. Special Thanks to Larry and Pap.
HH,Tom






Re: DFX Beach program needed
Posted by: Gary ( KY. )
Date: August 27, 2007 08:45PM
Tom

Looks like you made a good haul there. Especially for the first time out. I'm impressed.

Good Job. You done good.

Gary

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Re: DFX Beach program needed
Posted by: Larry (IL)
Date: August 28, 2007 07:54AM
Nice finds Tom, I'm glad the program worked for you.

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Re: DFX Beach program needed
Posted by: captainron
Date: August 29, 2007 12:18AM
Way to go, Tom:clapping::cheers:

Keep it up. Much more to come!



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