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Omega 8000 questions
Posted by: luked
Date: January 27, 2017 11:49AM
wanted to get some ideas on running my Omega 8000 from some with experience with it.
im mainly a coinshooter. im running it normally at 70 sensitivity 3 tones disc at 16 and notch out iron, pull tabs foil scaps
i have the 11"DD coil
i have quite a few coins with it already but thought i would ask the members here if they wanted to offer some advise.

Re: Omega 8000 questions
Posted by: TP63
Date: January 28, 2017 09:47AM
I run mine at disc 16 sensitivity as high as I can for the site and I do not notch any thing out

Re: Omega 8000 questions
Posted by: dfmike
Date: January 28, 2017 11:11AM
I had an Omega 8000 for a short time and still have its brother the F5. If you want maximum depth (older silver coins for example), I wouldn't notch anything if you can live with the extra noise of other targets. You will get maximum depth by not notching anything. I notch iron myself because I can't tolerate the noise in trashy sites. For less trashy areas, I leave everything open or use minimum disc just to take out small nails. Also, I know you mainly dig coins but if you want to find gold, by notching out foil, pull tabs and screw caps, you are essentially making gold targets invisible to the detector.

At 70 sens, you are at maximum sensitivity for that detector. If you increase it further, you increase threshold only which will help or be a nuisance depending on where you hunt and what you hunt for.

Active detectors: Fisher F19 LTD, Nokta Fors CoRe, Makro pointer and way too many coils.
Previous detectors: Bounty Hunter Discovery, Fisher F44, Omega 8000 V6, Minelab X-Terra 705, Fisher F5

Re: Omega 8000 questions
Posted by: mrwilburino
Date: January 29, 2017 08:23AM
Always turn your sensitivity up and do a frequency shift to find the quietest frequency before you begin your hunt. That can make a difference on those fringe depth targets.

Fisher Teknetics XP Minelab

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