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Re: TTF: How To Set It Up and Use it Properly
Posted by: jbow
Date: January 07, 2015 07:08PM
I love TTF... I have had a Minnie buried at 12" for about five years in the back yard, some pennies and dimes at about 8" and a quarter at about 10". They are getting settled in. I did not sanitize the soil and have a bit of iron in the ground. I have three detectors out of nine that will give me a good ID on the Minnie at 12". An original (not updated) V3 gives an ID. A Sovereign GT will ID it in disc and hit it hard in AM. The E-TRAC (especially in TTF) will hit it pretty hard but it and the V3 will give a "diggable: ID on the numbers.
What I find with the E-TRAC is that yes, it may jump around BUT it WILL hit the correct number every fifth or sixth swing, the second number, I don't remember if it is Fe or Co. The first number may never hit exactly but the second number will flirt with 33/34 but may hit in the 40s but will consistently pop the correct number every once in a while and from the right direction of swing. One way I may just get a good tone, then I begin to circle and I'll hit that 33/34, it will come and go but it tells me, along with the tone to DIG. You can find some real good diggings by trusting in "iffy" signals on an E-TRAC... digging "iffy" signals with an E-TRAC is as important as anything else about it because "iffy" usually equals GOOD... if you know your numbers. If the first number is between like 8 and 18 and the second number occasionally hits a number you know to be good... it usually is good. In my experience anyway... TTF Great setting, but is there a BAD setting on an E-TRAC? LOL

Julien



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Re: TTF: How To Set It Up and Use it Properly
Posted by: BUDWISER
Date: January 15, 2015 06:20PM
Grrreat post Goes4ever I will try that E-Trac Pattern and get back to you as soon as the Frozen Ground is gone from my area. Thank You For Sharing. And have a Blessed Every Day

Re: TTF: How To Set It Up and Use it Properly
Posted by: Bullbaer
Date: January 23, 2015 05:51AM
@ Goes4ever
Great post, the setting also brings good results in Germany. :clapping:

Re: TTF: How To Set It Up and Use it Properly
Posted by: peace falcon
Date: March 02, 2015 06:21PM
ok
i,m new on e trac ,what about e -trac relic mode ,can it increase the depth ?
also is it good for deep keepers ...tx


Re: TTF: How To Set It Up and Use it Properly
Posted by: Elevatorguy
Date: April 20, 2015 06:15AM
This sounds very interesting. I bought an E-Trac when they first came out but only used it 4 or 5 times and then it has been in the closet ever since. I expected it was going to work like my Explorers of the past, on which I ran what I was taught by Charles (Upstate NY) which was ferrous tones and an open screen, but as you all here know, it does not work like an Explorer at all. What is everyone using for their other settings besides the relic patter, TTF, and ferrous sounds? I would like to give this machine another try if I can get someone here to let me know their full settings so that I have a chance to learn it properly. Thank you in advance for any and all help.

Re: TTF: How To Set It Up and Use it Properly
Posted by: EtracTom-AdirondacksNY
Date: May 20, 2015 11:59AM
I left it in the stock coins discrimination pattern to LEARN the machine. After so many hours you can open that up if you like or make your own but I find I mostly use that and then push the button on the faceplate to go to an open screen to double check and if the cursor goes low down way lower on the screen and or into the bottom right corner it's iron or junk.

I set it to Ground Difficult so it can hit large silver it's some kind of quirk in the machine. I set it to Trash High so it will hit on a good target close to a bad target. I set threshold to volume to 14 for a barely audible hum in headset so when it stops I know it's nulling out but will still hit on good targets. Threshold sounds I set to 15 the middle of the range to make the targets sound good for my ears. Lowering drags the sounds all lower going higher in this number pushes the sounds higher and makes it a screech to me.

I run Fast on if really trashy spot if not then run it off. Leave Deep off it just is supposed to help better the ID of a target but I don't think it does and it adds more filters so you don't want that to slow down the processor.
Instead set the volume GAIN to 28-29 it makes deep targets sound out better like they are shallower, I don't care to hear how deep, I just don't want to miss them by not hearing them.

Set Volume to 30 and something else to 30 they can be adjusted with your headset for comfort.

Do a noise cancel to start a detecting session when you get there to see what it likes in that area. Mine chooses 6,9,11 most of the times.

I just set to AUTO+3 and run it there and let the machine sort it all out and it still gets the job done. If you hear a thunk sound it's a really deep target at the extreme fringe of detection so dig that target. Mine was an indian head penny at 10-12" the depth gauge on the detector was buried but I got that thunk thunk sound so I knew I was hitting something and I think I got good target too on it so it was a dig me signal.

Re: TTF: How To Set It Up and Use it Properly
Posted by: EtracTom-AdirondacksNY
Date: May 20, 2015 12:00PM
Oh I run conductive sounds and 50 tones too. OR this two tone ferrous setup from here.

Re: TTF: How To Set It Up and Use it Properly
Posted by: minimac
Date: July 25, 2015 12:43PM
I've been using the factory settings to learn my E-Trac. I haven't been out in quite awhile, so seeing what others are using is a big help to me. Thanks Etrac Tom. That helps me get back into the swing-no pun intended.

Re: TTF: How To Set It Up and Use it Properly
Posted by: zerokelvin
Date: August 03, 2015 08:58PM
Absolutely hated it for about a half an hour. Too much noise. And then it clicked. Now I don't run anything else. Auto sensitivity is important in severe trash. I use the relic screen myself and try hard to circle and isolate targets as best I can. I've never found so many nickels!

Re: TTF: How To Set It Up and Use it Properly
Posted by: MINELABBOB
Date: August 29, 2015 12:22PM
SOME NICE FINES THERE

Re: TTF: How To Set It Up and Use it Properly
Posted by: dwho10
Date: January 17, 2016 06:42PM
Great information. Thanks for sharing. I just purchased an etrac and can't wait to give it a shot.



Dave H

Re: TTF: How To Set It Up and Use it Properly
Posted by: Chancejones1234
Date: February 08, 2016 05:07PM
Thanks goes4ever for posting this! I am a new Etrac user but I completely understand what your saying here!

Re: TTF: How To Set It Up and Use it Properly
Posted by: cladhopper73
Date: July 26, 2016 03:14PM
I too, want to thank you goes4ever. I find myself using TTF more and more often, it's so simple compared to Multi-Tone Conductive (or even Four Tone Ferrous).

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Re: TTF: How To Set It Up and Use it Properly
Posted by: jd88047
Date: February 16, 2017 09:44PM
After reading and watching you tube videos I can say I learned something. Threshold will break and go silent for me when passing a junk target. Also I switched to Screen Mask I think it is called. It showed me junk targets or good targets. I now need to read what tff is lol.

Re: TTF: How To Set It Up and Use it Properly
Posted by: nge
Date: April 18, 2017 11:21PM
High sounds.

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