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At Max gets gold and silver today
Posted by: wyohunter99
Date: November 12, 2017 05:07PM
Went back to the demo lot today. This is the 2nd day of using this machine. I dug all repeatable mid and high tones. Dug a lot of junk but managed to find some cool stuff in the iron.first up what looks like a button, it is marked 14k gold. It looks plated. Then a medal or something that says war of 1917 US Army. A couple of wheats, a 29 and a 52. Then a really nice 1924 Merc! There were a couple of times when my machine just started freaking out like emi or something???? I tried adjusting everything but it did not change. Anyone else having this issue?




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Re: At Max gets gold and silver today
Posted by: earthlypotluck
Date: November 12, 2017 05:39PM
Awesome hunt! Nice find on the Military fob and 1st Merc!
Something similar happened to me on my second hunt with the Max. I turned the machine ON and it immediately started running erratic like I was close to radiation. I turned down the sensitivity and GB the machine then it was fine. However I never had it happen to me while in the middle of the hunt. Are there overhead power lines or other homes close by? Did you try cycling through all the frequency shifts? ( F1 - F4 ) ?

Here are some solutions taken from the manual:

1. Ensure your searchcoil is securely connected and the coil cable is snugly wound around the stem.
2. If using the detector indoors, be aware that excessive amounts of electrical interference exists, plus excessive amounts of metal can be found in floors and walls.
3. Determine if you are close to other metal detectors or other metal structures such as electrical power lines, wire fences,benches, etc.
4. Adjust frequency
5. Reduce your sensitivity setting.

I am curious, what were all your settings for the hunt ? Thanks - Jim



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Re: At Max gets gold and silver today
Posted by: wyohunter99
Date: November 12, 2017 05:54PM
Hey Jim, yeah I tried everything. Yes there are overhead power lines. It seemed like it would freak out more as I would swing the coil. Maybe loose connection? My settings were same as yesterday. Zero mode, sensitivity at 5 bars, iron disc @26, and threshold at -3.

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Re: At Max gets gold and silver today
Posted by: earthlypotluck
Date: November 12, 2017 06:11PM
I am leaning towards coil connector. Double check and make sure the two copper connectors are all the way "seated in" then tighten.



Fear is paralyzing and courage is liberating. No matter what is put in front of you, there is always a way to make it work.

Dreams are just dreams, goals are dreams with deadlines. The desire to succeed comes from within. Stay focused on your goals, and if people say that you can’t do something, get them out of your life and move on.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/12/2017 06:34PM by earthlypotluck.

Re: At Max gets gold and silver today
Posted by: wyohunter99
Date: November 12, 2017 06:26PM
Jim, the only video link I saw was Craig’s depth test?

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Re: At Max gets gold and silver today
Posted by: earthlypotluck
Date: November 12, 2017 06:34PM
:rofl: yea now I remember the video. For some strange reason I was thinking this was a video of the machine running erratic. This was about unstable #'s. Scratch the link.



Fear is paralyzing and courage is liberating. No matter what is put in front of you, there is always a way to make it work.

Dreams are just dreams, goals are dreams with deadlines. The desire to succeed comes from within. Stay focused on your goals, and if people say that you can’t do something, get them out of your life and move on.

Re: At Max gets gold and silver today
Posted by: wyohunter99
Date: November 12, 2017 06:58PM
No worries lol. Unscrewed the coil connection and re installed. Turned the machine on and it’s not erratic but gives tones when swung back and forth and when I tap on the coil. I guess I could try the 8.5x11 coil?

Re: At Max gets gold and silver today
Posted by: wyohunter99
Date: November 12, 2017 07:09PM
I found a video. This is what happened to me today! Maybe I should call Garrett?

https://youtu.be/4jm1wEZwi8w

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Re: At Max gets gold and silver today
Posted by: earthlypotluck
Date: November 12, 2017 07:17PM
Are you in your house swinging the coil around? If so, I can see it possibly giving tone with all the possible metal targets. Also how high is your sensitivity set? I just fired mine up. I was at 5 bars of sensitivity and that thing was chattering away but no response from the coil when tapped.You may have a defective coil. Strap on the 8.5 X 11 and see how that pans out.

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wyohunter99
No worries lol. Unscrewed the coil connection and re installed. Turned the machine on and it’s not erratic but gives tones when swung back and forth and when I tap on the coil. I guess I could try the 8.5x11 coil?



Fear is paralyzing and courage is liberating. No matter what is put in front of you, there is always a way to make it work.

Dreams are just dreams, goals are dreams with deadlines. The desire to succeed comes from within. Stay focused on your goals, and if people say that you can’t do something, get them out of your life and move on.

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Re: At Max gets gold and silver today
Posted by: earthlypotluck
Date: November 12, 2017 07:19PM
yea that should not be happening. Call the Garrett crisis support center as that thing is sick :stretcher:

Edit: The guy also has his sensitivity cranked to maximum. He needs to turn it down at least in half. He may be near electrical interference too. This machine is very sensitive and powerful even at low settings.


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wyohunter99
I found a video. This is what happened to me today! Maybe I should call Garrett?

https://youtu.be/4jm1wEZwi8w



Fear is paralyzing and courage is liberating. No matter what is put in front of you, there is always a way to make it work.

Dreams are just dreams, goals are dreams with deadlines. The desire to succeed comes from within. Stay focused on your goals, and if people say that you can’t do something, get them out of your life and move on.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/12/2017 07:23PM by earthlypotluck.

Re: At Max gets gold and silver today
Posted by: wyohunter99
Date: November 12, 2017 07:24PM
Maybe I will give it another hunt in a different location and see how it acts. It’s obviously working for the most part though considering how today went. Lol

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Re: At Max gets gold and silver today
Posted by: earthlypotluck
Date: November 12, 2017 07:59PM
Well if your machine continues to act nutty like this at the next location, call Garrett.



Fear is paralyzing and courage is liberating. No matter what is put in front of you, there is always a way to make it work.

Dreams are just dreams, goals are dreams with deadlines. The desire to succeed comes from within. Stay focused on your goals, and if people say that you can’t do something, get them out of your life and move on.

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Re: At Max gets gold and silver today
Posted by: John-Edmonton
Date: November 13, 2017 02:37AM
Man....you sure got some nice finds! That 1917 item is an very old pocket watch fob. Excellent find.

Re: At Max gets gold and silver today
Posted by: wyohunter99
Date: November 13, 2017 01:53PM
Thanks John! When I first dug the fob I was thinking it was a Kennedy half because of the eagle lol.

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Re: At Max gets gold and silver today
Posted by: Gannon
Date: November 19, 2017 10:35PM
I got the max a month ago and after using the 8x11 did coil the EMI WAS SEVERE everywhere I went. It wouldn’t even get a penny 2 inches from the coil.

Called Garrett and they sent me another coil... problem solved! No clue what happened never dropped or anything. Glad Garrett has great customer service.



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