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Etrac and red clay
Posted by: nge
Date: April 03, 2019 04:22AM
I was wondering how well the Etrac handles "red clay?" I don't live in a red clay state, but I may be going to one this summer.

Does anyone know for sure? Thanks in advance............NGE



Exposure to the Son, Prevents burning......

Re: Etrac and red clay
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: April 16, 2019 10:22AM
I would believe it would depend on how “red” the clay is NGE. Huge amounts of iron oxides aren’t received well by much of anything besides a PI,from my understanding anyway. Give it a shot!

Re: Etrac and red clay
Posted by: metalpopper
Date: June 28, 2019 07:38PM
"Hi there IDX"

The E-Trac is 'PI'.(and also the CTX 3030)

It differs from the old conventional P.I. because our now famous BRUCE CANDY (Physicist) applied his superior knowledge of the sciences/mathematics involved, computer programming, and the progressive utilization of modern micro-electronics. (All safely protected in Minelab patents.

Minelab are the world-leaders in TIME DOMAIN metal-detector technology.

White’s V3-V3i....they use pulsed transmissions in their multi-frequencies mode......

Food for thought ?.......matt




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Re: Etrac and red clay
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: June 28, 2019 09:24PM
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metalpopper
"Hi there IDX"

The E-Trac is 'PI'.(and also the CTX 3030)

It differs from the old conventional P.I. because our now famous BRUCE CANDY (Physicist) applied his superior knowledge of the sciences/mathematics involved, computer programming, and the progressive utilization of modern micro-electronics. (All safely protected in Minelab patents.

Minelab are the world-leaders in TIME DOMAIN metal-detector technology.

White’s V3-V3i....they use pulsed transmissions in their multi-frequencies mode......

Food for thought ?.......matt

It definitely is food for thought Matt. I had read some discussions somewhere about how the FBS tech works and that it is indeed thought to be at least partially “PI related”. I do know one thing for absolutely sure! And that is...my Explorer and CTX have been absolutely and completely UNBELIEVABLE at coin hunting in all types of scenarios that I’ve encountered. I did get silly and also got an Equinox 800 in the hopes that the FBS/2 machines had missed something. After 80 hours with the 800 in my worked out sites...not one silver coin has come to light. These are places that have produced anywhere from 10 to 35 silver coins per site, AFTER being ransacked for decades by other hunters. It only says one thing. No matter what’s under the hood of the CTX in particular, it works. And it works SPECTACULARLY. I hope the eTrac will work as well in NGEs clay! He will have to report back...:beers:

Re: Etrac and red clay
Posted by: BigTony
Date: July 03, 2019 01:43PM
IDX, every time I read your posts about time on the NOX and finding silver, I feel for you buddy.
Don’t feel silly at all, it took me several months to get it.
Use a slower sweep speed in Multi. I am finding silvers that have that small signal, so going fast will miss them.
They say that park one is weighted for deep silver and park two for lower targets like gold. In my opinion it’s the sweep speed because I have found silver in both modes.
Look at your favorite spot and think of places that you haven’t detected much, fringe areas.

All of my FBS machines and the NOX do good in the red clay of sports fields here where I live. The deepest I have gone down in these fields is about eight inches and I do better after the rain.
I have never detected in Culpepper Virginia, I hear that is real tough red clay.

Tony N.J.

Re: Etrac and red clay
Posted by: metalpopper
Date: July 04, 2019 11:45PM
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BigTony
IDX, every time I read your posts about time on the NOX and finding silver, I feel for you buddy.
Don’t feel silly at all, it took me several months to get it.
Use a slower sweep speed in Multi. I am finding silvers that have that small signal, so going fast will miss them.
They say that park one is weighted for deep silver and park two for lower targets like gold. In my opinion it’s the sweep speed because I have found silver in both modes.
Look at your favorite spot and think of places that you haven’t detected much, fringe areas.

All of my FBS machines and the NOX do good in the red clay of sports fields here where I live. The deepest I have gone down in these fields is about eight inches and I do better after the rain.
I have never detected in Culpepper Virginia, I hear that is real tough red clay.
ll
Tony N.J.

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HI Tony !

I suggest to NOX users, that they keep their RECOVERY SPEED down to minimum, and that will assist/compliment your choice of slower searching. ALSO be frugal in the level of IRON BIAS...

MINELAB themselves state that the NOX will NOT be as hot on deep/thick silver.......

5 KHz; be it via Multi; (harmonic) or single frequency, is too high for optimum stimulation of such targets.....OK if they're only down at 4/5 inches...but when at 7" or more ???

The E TRAC and CTX3030 have the advantage of 1.5 KHz as the base-frequency; so that is the reason for their efficiency on thicker, high conductive silver or copper......matt.

p.s. PULSE is PI...... (Transmissions) regardless of what the unqualified 'beepers' have to say.......

Whatever the RECEIVER process used....be it TIME-DOMAIN or FREQUENCY-DOMAIN....the definition of the TRANSMISSION method is what PI refers. to.

REGARDLESS of how those pulses are 'polarized etc......THEY ARE PULSES.......PI TX.....matt .(Qualified)

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