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Re: THE BEGINNERS GUIDE TO GET STARTED WITH THE CTX3030
Posted by: MINELABBOB
Date: August 27, 2015 05:14AM
HI CHUCK
wen a park is old there should be more stuff there, my self i would hang a little longer there. do a X across the park and run your
CTX in manual this time as long as your running stable if you were 20-15 run manual 20-22 or until you start to false and back down. but
if its loaded with trash then stay in auto and wen it rains go back and try again.you will get more depth wen the ground is wet . but
yes hang in a little longer my 1900 pk. still gives up silver!

let me know how you make out


minelabbob

Re: THE BEGINNERS GUIDE TO GET STARTED WITH THE CTX3030
Posted by: chuckciao
Date: August 27, 2015 11:55AM
Thanks Minelabbob,
I did go out again today with no silver finds. I ran into an old timer walking his dog and he told me he grew up in the neighborhood. He said that he remembers back when he was a kid, (40's) the city revamped the park and they took off about 3 inches of dirt from the surface in order to put in new grass. I am thinking that there would have been a fair amount of silvers in that removal layer. Did you ever hear anything like this? As far as deeper finds, I followed your suggestion and really ramped up the Sens to Manual 30. Got an awful lot of falses but no coin signals other than clad.
I will continue to try since I have not covered the whole park but I am skeptical that anything good still exists there.
Thanks
Chuck

Re: THE BEGINNERS GUIDE TO GET STARTED WITH THE CTX3030
Posted by: MINELABBOB
Date: August 27, 2015 12:53PM
YA CHUCK NOT SO HIGH
on the power ! did you cris-cross the park and is it sm . or a big park wait till it rains and the ground gets wet. as 4 taken off
the 3 + in. of soil i am sure that some silver wen by-by!! but hang in 4- a few more hunts and play around with some settings. after that and
if no good finds come out then move on. but i would wait 4-rain and go back and run your sence. around 25-27 we dont want falsing!!!
again run smooth even if your in 24 manual.in auto+ what was your sence. at 25-20 or less

Re: THE BEGINNERS GUIDE TO GET STARTED WITH THE CTX3030
Posted by: MINELABBOB
Date: August 27, 2015 03:20PM
TODAY"S LESSON
wen to bale out. are good friend chuck had some questions about wen is it time to move on
well allot of things come in to play #1 how big is the place you are hunting? most 5+ acre
will take a little time to cover properly. rember we want to cover it N-S E-W and this takes
time. #2 how old is this PK. or area your hunting 1800/1900 and was it a park or a farm.
the older the place and the more people = lots of trash and $$ also #3 doing your home work
as chuck has talked with a gentleman about the PK. and was told it had a few inches of
soil removed off the top!! well if and i mean IF this happen then say by by to some silver.
now does this mean every coin has been removed ?? i would say not!! now if the PK. is 2
acre and has been hunted 4 many years with the above mention it would be time.to move
on. you need to go with your GUT FEELING. adding up all your time and finds will give
you your answer. i hunt such a PK. in my town but soil was not removed it was added +
hunted by me and 5 others over the years. now and then the old PK. gives up a new find
but not like in the good old days. so my GUT FEELING tells me to go back and that is
what i have been doing 4-years.


PS rember its not all about silver coins as the photo shows minelabbob




Re: THE BEGINNERS GUIDE TO GET STARTED WITH THE CTX3030
Posted by: MINELABBOB
Date: August 27, 2015 06:39PM
WEN YOU GET
to a new site look outside the box put your self back in time. think about were things were. band stands picnic areas
think about them bushes and trees that now hide things areas were others dont even look!! i found a 1913 barber quarter
5 in. down along a fence. most people hit open areas and forget about them spots under there feet. or along the fence!!


minelabbob

Re: THE BEGINNERS GUIDE TO GET STARTED WITH THE CTX3030
Posted by: MINELABBOB
Date: August 29, 2015 01:46PM
REPEATABLE SIGNALS
even wen the fe-co no# dont make sence or are not in the hot zone, be-ware maybe something good. some soils
and settings will mix you up at times and let you walk rite by. i have found nickels, and ,dimes and pennys all
together and give you a crazy no# or signals. i also look for ROCKS in the raw form and have a nice collection
of many types including some meteorites . some can bring BIG $$$$$ . so keep them ears in tune with your CTX
raw copper and silver is pretty cool to find,with the bad boy CTX3030!!!!!


minelabbob




Re: THE BEGINNERS GUIDE TO GET STARTED WITH THE CTX3030
Posted by: MINELABBOB
Date: August 29, 2015 03:33PM
TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE
of your big investment. looking 4 raw gold or copper /silver coins and jewelry can pay off your CTX in no time.
i have had over 6 fines maybe more in 30 years of detecting that would have paid 4 = 5 CTX3030. dont think
it cant happen to you. allot of hard work, and many and i mean many digs over time will find you big $$$$$
targets. do your home work, find good spots to hunt and keep your fingers X. try not to get hunting the same
things all the time. if you live in the city find the old hot spots. if you were in the silver region look 4 the silver
mines. or in the gold region look 4 mines. all of these places around the country had many people lousing
watches rings coins guns etc. many a meteors have fallen across the country and your CTX will have no
problem finding them. and some pay like gold and platinum. some meteors have payed $1000.00 per OZ.
that is why i say think out side the box, you will never know unless you dig it!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: THE BEGINNERS GUIDE TO GET STARTED WITH THE CTX3030
Posted by: MINELABBOB
Date: August 30, 2015 03:24PM
AIR TESTING
are new CTX finding out were a dime ,or quarter ,or 1/2 dollars read is a good way to find out what you are looking 4.
or what i would say the HOT ZONE. and it is a good way to tell if are CTX is working, 4 the most part. now wen we get
out in the field some of are FE-CO# may be a little off. from are air test. allot of things come into play wen this happens.
no# 1 biggie=soil no# 2 settings no# 3 moisture so you may see from time to time your no# will be a little confusing.
but make no mastakes that high tone will allways give you the dig me signal. and after some time you will know to dig.
or not. yes there are times that the IFFY one keeps you standing in that spot 5 min.but you will get use to it in time.

minelabbob

the indians in the photo 1234-1239 on right
the silver nickels in photo 1217-1220-1225 now throw in some bad soil and well you will see?




Re: THE BEGINNERS GUIDE TO GET STARTED WITH THE CTX3030
Posted by: MINELABBOB
Date: August 31, 2015 01:55PM
AFTER THE CLASS
this one 4 you joe!! it is good wen you can get some help and put every thing together and show some results.
many a day i have spent testing and trying new things that i have learned from all of you. now wen i go out
with detector in hand, it is good to know that we all have a better under standing of how to get the most out
of our CTX or what ever detector you use. the more you know the more you will fine.but this goes 4 any thing
that we do in our daily life.

keep swinging till you drop!!!!!!!!!!!

minelabbob




Re: THE BEGINNERS GUIDE TO GET STARTED WITH THE CTX3030
Posted by: MINELABBOB
Date: September 04, 2015 02:26PM
CHOOSING THE BEST MODE
4 the job. most of us starting out with are CTX just want to get out and find things. so we study , do some test swinging
and off to the park. well and we all do this, is pick one or two modes and go 4 it.!!! and 4 the most part we do ok, but
could we have done better?? most times yes, it is only after we know what all the setting do,will we come up with a
better game plan , to pull the hidden coins/ relics out of the ground. so go back over some of them spots with a better
setup mode and give it a going over again!! you maybe surprised!!

here is a example what a game winning mode can do. not the best fines but what if they were silver or gold coins!!
this area has been hit many times!




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Re: THE BEGINNERS GUIDE TO GET STARTED WITH THE CTX3030
Posted by: JoeinMemphis
Date: September 04, 2015 04:33PM
Yes, it is amazing what you can do if you just understand what all the controls are, and when to use them. Tweaking things blindly was getting me nothing but frustration, but knowing what a function does, and when to apply it to a specific site is priceless! Being able to look at a site and let the machine tell you what sort of ground you are dealing with, and knowing what settings to apply in those conditions have helped me greatly.
HH
Joe



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Re: THE BEGINNERS GUIDE TO GET STARTED WITH THE CTX3030
Posted by: MINELABBOB
Date: September 04, 2015 06:40PM
THATS RITE JOE
wen you know what all the ctx has and know wen to use this or that it opens a new old spot if you know what i mean!
that is the hardes thing to over come but wen you know what each setting does BINGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

so good hunting and good luck!!




MINELABBOB

Re: THE BEGINNERS GUIDE TO GET STARTED WITH THE CTX3030
Posted by: MINELABBOB
Date: September 06, 2015 03:52PM
HUNTING the fields
now that we are bogged down with all this dry ground , were can we go. try the old farmers field!! with his ok most fields that have
been harvest ( hay mostly) are prime spots. most times they will let you go and now is the time wen the grass is lowwwww!!
today on such a hunt i got some gun cases and a couple of mod. coins but the real find was only yards away. it came in at 12-37
and a good high tone in my silver program and i could not believe at what pop out, only 8in. down. if we have any experts on
round iron objects out there let me know!! but it could be a 55mm. cannon ball. holy smokes what is this doing here??
so if you are looking to do some, swinging out there, go ask the farmer you may be in 4 a shock!!




Re: THE BEGINNERS GUIDE TO GET STARTED WITH THE CTX3030
Posted by: MINELABBOB
Date: September 11, 2015 05:13AM
HERE A PATT. THAT I USE
all the time in manual and in auto+ and its a killer!!! deep on fast off ferrous coin combine tones. a good all around mode.

and wen you go to patt.2 (allmetal) iron will stand out 90% of the time. but the lesson today is AUTO-A 4-TRASH we

will find our self in trash most times and if your like me and dont want to spend 400.00$ on a sm.coil.turn the power down

to auto and you will see things that you missed. one day i forget to turn my power back up on a test spot and walked into

my trash and a sweet high tone and a good vdi sounded off. i could not believe what had just happen because i go through

this spot all the time ,but on this day i walked through in low power and bingo!! 1945 quarter next to iron trash. so slow

down and cut the power in trash and go back over them trash spots!!


minelabbob




Re: THE BEGINNERS GUIDE TO GET STARTED WITH THE CTX3030
Posted by: MINELABBOB
Date: September 15, 2015 05:04PM
TEST 4 IRON

finding a good mode to use at your hunting spot . yes we talked about this , but did we think of a mode to check for IRON!! this will help in

makeing a dig or no dig call. next time you have some of that iron stuff under foot, run throw some modes and find the one that lets you know.

try in all-metal each mode till you find the best!! that will be your go to 4- iron mode. remember nothing is 100% but digging less iron - well you

can , thank me later.!!

minelabbob




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