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Re: Park pattern mode and ptrn file. Ray can you make this a sticky.
Posted by: Bill_S
Date: November 11, 2012 02:33PM
It sure is. It is not designed for gold rings. It was designed to be used in real trashy parks or places like that with a lot of aluminum scrap, pull tabs, foil, etc. If your after rings you should use a more open pattern.

Re: Park pattern mode and ptrn file. Ray can you make this a sticky.
Posted by: smokengun45
Date: November 24, 2012 08:08PM
Is the gold and silver rings still in this? Thank you

Re: Park pattern mode and ptrn file. Ray can you make this a sticky.
Posted by: Bill_S
Date: November 24, 2012 09:47PM
Some gold rings and most silver rings should should be there unless they are real small.

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Re: Park pattern mode and ptrn file. Ray can you make this a sticky.
Posted by: Idaho PRB
Date: December 22, 2012 05:30PM
Thank You!



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Re: Park pattern mode and ptrn file. Ray can you make this a sticky.
Posted by: silverman55
Date: January 03, 2013 03:28PM
I have been trying to down load you pattern. I have the etrac program on my computer but can't down load you pattern. Can you tell me how to do it. I have not tried this before. Thanks

Re: Park pattern mode and ptrn file. Ray can you make this a sticky.
Posted by: silverman55
Date: January 03, 2013 03:52PM
I found the instruction guide for the xchange and it helped me download you pattern. Thank you for it. I can't wait to use it. Ray; I have a treasure sight where a number of jars filled with gold coins are told to be. It is a 50 ac. field which is a is hard but the ground is full of every type of metal you can think of; iron, coper, cast iron, alu. barb wire, and the money is thought to be over 3 ft. What kind of pattern would you think would work best. I have tried a number of thing but just go away shaking my head.

Re: Park pattern mode and ptrn file. Ray can you make this a sticky.
Posted by: ddcarr
Date: February 08, 2013 03:00PM
Hi Bill, I tried your park program on my E-Trac yesterday and it worked very well. I had my 12" x 10" SEF coil on and will try the program next time with the X-5. The trash is very thick in the park and it will be interesting to see if the X-5 works any better. I found 20+ coins in the well worked park and only had a few pull tabs to dig. The pull tabs were iffy but I have only a few hours on my E-Trac so wanted to make sure my ears were working. I was real excited on one target as it had a real good sound but I was not sure because of the numbers. It turned out to be a nickel like I had thought. It made my day as nickels are tough with any machine because of the pull tab problem. Thank you for putting the program together. :detecting:



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Re: Park pattern mode and ptrn file. Ray can you make this a sticky.
Posted by: Bill_S
Date: February 09, 2013 03:50PM
Glad to hear it worked for you. I dug 30 nickels one day with the pattern.......;o)

Re: Park pattern mode and ptrn file. Ray can you make this a sticky.
Posted by: chuckycheese
Date: May 25, 2013 11:00AM
Hello Bill_S,

I am new to MD and I followed one of your youtube videos to this forum. I guess I just wanted to say "I was impressed by your video of the trashy park work AND you showed me exactly how to pinpoint objects by tone". The other thing that impressed me was your technique, the fact that when you left an area you couldn't even tell you were there. The way you extracted the plug, used the towel and then put everythign back in the whole and closed it up was for me very informative. I commend you, good job!

As I said I am new to this hobby, I just purchased my machine yesterday and it won't arrive until next week. In the meantime I will be watching as many videos as possible. I did have one question for you, how will gold appear and sound on the E-Trac screen? Also, can we search any public areas (ie.. parks, camping areas etc..)? I am concerned about getting in trouble with the law or having issues with people questioning me while searching. I understand if it is PRIVATE land to get permission but an not sure about PUBLIC areas.

Ok, time for me to introduce myself under the newbie section...

Thanks again for you videos!
Happy Hunting,
Chuckycheese from Southern Ohio

Re: Park pattern mode and ptrn file. Ray can you make this a sticky.
Posted by: Bill_S
Date: May 25, 2013 06:51PM
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I did have one question for you, how will gold appear and sound on the E-Trac screen? Also, can we search any public areas (ie.. parks, camping areas etc..)? I am concerned about getting in trouble with the law or having issues with people questioning me while searching. I understand if it is PRIVATE land to get permission but an not sure about PUBLIC areas.

Thanks for the comments. Gold can fall anywhere from foil to the coins area. Shallow gold would probably be close to the 12 line but will vary in the conductive number depending on how big it is. The sound would be according to where it hit if you are multi tone. As far as keeping out of trouble it would be best to check with the park or place you plan to hunt. I am fortunate that all the parks around me allow metal detecting. Another thing is to stick with a smaller hand held digger in public places. Dont take a shovel in them or you will most likely get kicked out and ruin it for everyone else. Good luck on your hunts.........;o)

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Re: Park pattern mode and ptrn file. Ray can you make this a sticky.
Posted by: DiggerODirt
Date: June 29, 2013 12:54PM
I have been using this pattern almost exclusively in parks where I do not expect gold jewelry/rings...I use a modified version of this to hunt for jewelry...

HH,

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Re: Park pattern mode and ptrn file. Ray can you make this a sticky.
Posted by: Reeseb
Date: June 30, 2013 05:09PM
Nice pattern for hunting US coins!

Re: Park pattern mode and ptrn file. Ray can you make this a sticky.
Posted by: pettit
Date: July 01, 2013 05:31PM
So does gold come in on this park pattern

Re: Park pattern mode and ptrn file. Ray can you make this a sticky.
Posted by: pettit
Date: July 01, 2013 05:35PM
And what kind of depth can we dig silver dimes and wheat and ih at and do they come in good

Re: Park pattern mode and ptrn file. Ray can you make this a sticky.
Posted by: Bill_S
Date: July 01, 2013 10:01PM
You will get some gold with this pattern but it was not made for gold so much as to help discriminate out unwanted targets in real trashy park that are loaded with pulltabs, can slaw, aluminum foil and the likes. You can expect to get about the same depth on silver as any other pattern.

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