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shaking the dust off of the E trac
Posted by: jarid
Date: February 10, 2018 11:20AM
Finally getting back out digging after a few years of laying low. Well after a few curveballs from life I have found myself wanting to get out and do some digging so after gathering up all of my detecting junk I've been getting out here and there, however I found myself with the E trac and a small coil (bum elbow) snooping around in auto sens/stock coin program at the same hunted out old parks and schools looking for those signals with just the right sound and numbers to match so of course you know what that leads to... disappointing finds... becoming frustrated I looked at some of my old finds from a few years ago but from the same places and started thinking about what coil/settings I was using then. After some recollection I dug out the mighty Platypus 8x12 from coiltek slapped the E trac into manual sens 26 and installed the Andy S pattern and slowed WAY down and was rewarded for doing so very soon after. been getting in some short hunts after work to spots that me and every digging buddy I've ever had have been to numerous times these are not mind blowing finds by any means but they have gone a long way in restoring my confidence. sorry for poor photo but you get the idea my mindset was to dig deeper/different signals that sounded good. I show the clad quarter only because it was 5 inches deep but had the rusty Phillips tip 2 inches above it but I was very confident that there was a coin in there. I dug the key cause it sounded good and was a drop of water in the middle of a desert. the nugget looking clump rang up 12-11 and was shallow so I thought maybe a ring don't know what it is seems much harder than lead. the neckerchief slide sounded like penny but was obviously larger so I dug it. the silver ring 1919 merc 1942 merc and 1950 rosie where all 6 to 8 inches down not rock solid numbers but all had that sound that I love to hear from the E trac. I guess after all of this rambling the point is if you are in a slump with your finds CRANK it up and SLOW it down. Thanks for looking Happy Hunting.




Re: shaking the dust off of the E trac
Posted by: cz70pro
Date: February 10, 2018 12:40PM
Good advice and very nice finds Jarid. Very nice older key and it might be an early handcuff key. Congrats on the three silver as well. Keep hunting and letting us know what you find.

Greg

Re: shaking the dust off of the E trac
Posted by: coinspader
Date: February 10, 2018 12:56PM
Nice finds! Can't wait for the snow to melt so I can get out as well.

Re: shaking the dust off of the E trac
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: February 10, 2018 01:07PM
Nice write up,and I hope those “curveballs” have been sorted out. I certainly know what you mean,without either of us having to go into detail...:smile:
FBS/FBS2 will ALWAYS be a magical thing when it comes to coin hunting. It’s been shown time and time again that with a proficient operator who knows the machine,they are head and shoulders above other machines. With the new Equinox coming out and new tech in that machine,perhaps we will have the “one two punch” of coin hunting of the highest order....but that is yet to be proven by the general public. For now,you have one of the best ever,and your finds illustrate that pretty plainly.
Good to see you back on the horse! Keep us posted how you do as you get time...

Re: shaking the dust off of the E trac
Posted by: jarid
Date: February 10, 2018 02:13PM
Thank you for the kind words going to hit it hard tomorrow. more pics coming I am SURE. I have been an avid Bass fisherman most of my life and learned a long time ago that confidence in the tools and technique's of your chosen hobby are paramount to success I have great confidence in the E trac/Platypus combo.

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Re: shaking the dust off of the E trac
Posted by: Gannon
Date: February 10, 2018 04:24PM
Nice finds!



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Re: shaking the dust off of the E trac
Posted by: Explorer.se
Date: February 10, 2018 08:11PM
welcome back yes nice finds!

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Re: shaking the dust off of the E trac
Posted by: mascard1
Date: February 10, 2018 08:38PM
So where you heading to?

Re: shaking the dust off of the E trac
Posted by: jarid
Date: February 10, 2018 11:03PM
Hey mascard1 good to hear from you. My nephew lives in Marysville hopping schools and parks.

Re: shaking the dust off of the E trac
Posted by: jimmyzr1
Date: February 26, 2018 04:35PM
Hey jarid, are the schools up there locked up? This is Jim from down here is Sac. I think I met you before when out with mascard1.

Re: shaking the dust off of the E trac
Posted by: jarid
Date: February 27, 2018 09:42PM
good to hear from you jim. not locked yet but with the way things are going it is only a matter of time

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Re: shaking the dust off of the E trac
Posted by: E-Trac-Ohio
Date: March 02, 2018 06:51AM
Congrats on your return and the great finds !



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Re: shaking the dust off of the E trac
Posted by: CBAILEY IN GA
Date: March 04, 2018 01:34AM
great finds.

Re: shaking the dust off of the E trac
Posted by: mark604
Date: March 04, 2018 09:15AM
Nice finds

Re: shaking the dust off of the E trac
Posted by: jarid
Date: March 04, 2018 09:20PM
Thanks to everyone.

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