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Need Explorer 2 Beach program for wet salt sand
Posted by: Buddy_TX
Date: December 22, 2017 05:10PM
New to the Explorer 2 and need a good beach wet salt program, have know idea where to start Plese help

Buddy_TX



Minelab Equinox 800
Minelab Explorer II
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Fisher CZ 21
Detector Pro Wader, 8" and 10"
Detector Pro Pirate Pro
Tesoro Stingray
Fisher 1280x
Whites Amphibian and Surfmaster TR
Tesoro Silver saber
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Garrett S-1, S-2, S-3 TRs
Compass Q.
Silver Turtle
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and a few odd balls in the back of the closet

Re: Need Explorer 2 Beach program for wet salt sand
Posted by: BigTony
Date: December 22, 2017 08:46PM
Buddy, that’s a great question,
When I was beach hunting I didn’t set the machine to a specific program. Hopefully others will help out.
I did lower sensitivity if the machine got unstable.
I can offer this - test gold rings before hand and know the numbers, sounds and where they hit on the display screen, that is what has helped me over the years with my Exp II



Tony

Re: Need Explorer 2 Beach program for wet salt sand
Posted by: Buddy_TX
Date: December 23, 2017 04:04AM
Thanks BigTony hope someone will jump in with how to set it. New machine to me and havenot used it yet

Buddy_Tx



Minelab Equinox 800
Minelab Explorer II
AT MAX
AT PRO
Fisher CZ 21
Detector Pro Wader, 8" and 10"
Detector Pro Pirate Pro
Tesoro Stingray
Fisher 1280x
Whites Amphibian and Surfmaster TR
Tesoro Silver saber
Tesoro Golden Saber II
Garrett S-1, S-2, S-3 TRs
Compass Q.
Silver Turtle
TR Turtle
VLF Turtle
and a few odd balls in the back of the closet

Re: Need Explorer 2 Beach program for wet salt sand
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: December 27, 2017 11:32PM
Clink the link and watch closely.https://youtu.be/aRRETBO4sJE

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Re: Need Explorer 2 Beach program for wet salt sand
Posted by: sgoss66
Date: December 30, 2017 11:20PM
Buddy--

Per your post in the other thread, THANK YOU for your service, and I'm sorry to hear about your medical condition.

I am no expert at beach hunting, but I owned/hunted with an Explorer for years, in dirt/turf. I took my first shot at beach hunting this past fall, with an E-Trac.

Here's what I would do...

I would start out in manual sensitivity, set in the low to mid 20s.

Set your variability settting to maximum. Set your threshold pitch and volume to whatever are comfortable to your ears. Set your "max limits" setting to maximum. Set your tones to "normal" and "conductive sounds"

I would set my machine's "iron mask" to -6 (I think it's minus 6; on an Explorer SE Pro, it's 22, but the numbers were different on the SE Pro...I think it would equate to -6 on the Ex II).

I would then leave the rest of the screen, to the right of the -6 Iron Mask, wide open.

Now, hunt away. Listen to your machine -- pay attention to how "stable" it is. If it is running too "noisy" for your taste (lots of low-tone chatter due to the salty sand), you can lower your sensitivity a tad, or if you can't quiet it down, switch to manual sensitivity. But you shouldn't need to do that. Manual, low to mid 20s, should do, unless your sand has alot of mineral/magnetite.

Gold can hit virtually anywhere on the screen, conductive numbers 01 or 02 all the way up to the mid to upper 20s. Most women's wedding bands will ring up with ferrous numbers roughly 08-13, and conductive numbers in the single digits. Many others will hit in the low to mid teens, but so will many pull tabs. Men's gold wedding bands will often hit in the upper teens, conductive. My personal ring hits 08-19. My wife's is like 11-05. Dig anything repeatable/consistent.

Hope this helps.

Steve



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Re: Need Explorer 2 Beach program for wet salt sand
Posted by: Buddy_TX
Date: December 31, 2017 02:36PM
Thanks Steve any and every thing i can learn for this short trip will be a plus.

Thanks again
Buddy_TX



Minelab Equinox 800
Minelab Explorer II
AT MAX
AT PRO
Fisher CZ 21
Detector Pro Wader, 8" and 10"
Detector Pro Pirate Pro
Tesoro Stingray
Fisher 1280x
Whites Amphibian and Surfmaster TR
Tesoro Silver saber
Tesoro Golden Saber II
Garrett S-1, S-2, S-3 TRs
Compass Q.
Silver Turtle
TR Turtle
VLF Turtle
and a few odd balls in the back of the closet

Re: Need Explorer 2 Beach program for wet salt sand
Posted by: Nuke em
Date: December 31, 2017 05:04PM
This is my Explorer 11 beach program . Its based on my E. Trac programs . Though there aren't as many settings on the Explorer to worry about .

First thing is put the machine into advanced setting . Clear screen and black out nails top left and a similar thing bottom left .

Settings are ,

AUDIO = Volume - MAX LIMIT = 10 , GAIN = 9 --- Tone - THRESHOLD PITCH = 1 , VARIABILITY = 10 , LIMITS = 10 . Sounds - CONDUCT

OPTIONS = ADVANCED . Noise = 1 to 4 , Response = NORMAL , Recovery = DEEP ON

SENSITIVITY = 28 AUTO UNLESS QUIET or lower if necessary.

Threshold hum = 1 above silent .



Uses = Minelab E.Trac , Minelab Equinox 800 , Minelab X.Terra 705 , Garrett Carrot , Minelab 35 , Gray Ghost/ Nugget Busters

Re: Need Explorer 2 Beach program for wet salt sand
Posted by: BigTony
Date: December 31, 2017 05:15PM
Nuke Em, do you find gold on the beach with those settings?



Tony

Re: Need Explorer 2 Beach program for wet salt sand
Posted by: Nuke em
Date: December 31, 2017 05:38PM
My Explorer 11 with these had 3 this year out of my 4 for the year . Last year an XS had 2 on the same day . Had lots of others over the years and dozens of Silvers. Thousands in coinage too.



Uses = Minelab E.Trac , Minelab Equinox 800 , Minelab X.Terra 705 , Garrett Carrot , Minelab 35 , Gray Ghost/ Nugget Busters



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/31/2017 05:39PM by Nuke em.

Re: Need Explorer 2 Beach program for wet salt sand
Posted by: BigTony
Date: December 31, 2017 08:16PM
Good job, thanks for sharing



Tony

Re: Need Explorer 2 Beach program for wet salt sand
Posted by: Buddy_TX
Date: January 01, 2018 09:15AM
Thanks Nuke em,
Like i said earlier All the help on this short trip the better now just hoping I get to make it

Thanks
Buddy_TX




Minelab Equinox 800
Minelab Explorer II
AT MAX
AT PRO
Fisher CZ 21
Detector Pro Wader, 8" and 10"
Detector Pro Pirate Pro
Tesoro Stingray
Fisher 1280x
Whites Amphibian and Surfmaster TR
Tesoro Silver saber
Tesoro Golden Saber II
Garrett S-1, S-2, S-3 TRs
Compass Q.
Silver Turtle
TR Turtle
VLF Turtle
and a few odd balls in the back of the closet

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Re: Need Explorer 2 Beach program for wet salt sand
Posted by: dewcon4414
Date: January 03, 2018 05:18AM
Find a bobbie pin and bottle cap. Set your iron mask just about the bobbie pin......... ID that pesky bottle cap and disc it out. Dig or kick everything that isnt iron or a shallow bottle cap. The size of coil used will dictate your sensitivity setting.



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