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Book Excerpt: "Equinox Solid Target Bias"
Posted by: cjc
Date: May 31, 2018 06:55AM
Solid Target Bias

As touched upon above, the Equinox has the built in feature of promoting round, solid, non-alloyed objects, while inhibiting responses from elongated, odd-shaped, corroded or alloyed metals–like tin for example. These come in as rough or broken tones. There are dozens of “U-Tube” videos out of guys hunting with the Equinox– hearing random sounds, digging them anyway and finding garbage targets one after the other. Many then blame the detector. This machine was designed with very sophisticated signal processing to help you to recognise this junk–why not listen to it? If you hope to go into areas with dense aluminum and other trash targets and pick out those signals which have the best chance of being gold–this is one Equinox feature that can be a big help. Using the cross-sweep can work well here too–bringing out the inconsistent elements of a signal if it’s junk or staying stable—a more likely gold target. This built in feature of the Equinox is especially useful for determining foils. Many of these just don’t sound solid–they are weak, thin or hollow-sounding responses. One trick I use to get a quick idea of a target’s consistency is to do a slightly angled second pass. I then watch the meter and listen for any tone changes. A high gain detector will often hit loudly on an object because of its shape. When you change your sweep angle this is altered.

From: "The Minelab Equinox: From Beginner to Advanced."

Re: Book Excerpt: "Equinox Solid Target Bias"
Posted by: brissietex
Date: May 31, 2018 07:08PM
I wonder if this the reason that I sometimes get targets that come across with no ID and have a scattershot of something is there but no target lock is gained. I am going to experiment more with these signals when I have more time.

Re: Book Excerpt: "Equinox Solid Target Bias"
Posted by: hunter_46356
Date: June 19, 2018 02:58PM
This is easily proven by going to your known can slaw laden park or school yard. Everybody's got one. Once you find.that sweet sound hitting hard and showing in the twenties....try sweeping like described. the tone will chop maybe even squeak and numbers will jump. Dig it and I'm certain it will be slaw. Prove it to yourself. it works.

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