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Looking for G2+ Ground Balancing Tips
Posted by: Speedlunker
Date: April 27, 2017 12:53PM
Pretty new to all of this and was wanting to start a thread for G2+ users to share tips on how to properly ground balance especially in tricky areas and also how to know if you are properly balanced and when it's time to re-balance. I know the ground grab is usually the easiest way but I'm referring more to situations where that doesn't seem possible. I was recently hunting an open field where houses used to be and it seemed like there was no are to balance where the detector wasn't sounding off like a geiger counter. I'm thinking if I used ground grab in this situation I would be cancelling out and reducing my depth on good signals so how should I balance and how do I know I'm good when there's so much trash or noise that I can't seem to find a clear place to balance? Any tips would be appreciated and also not just this scenario but any other tricky ones people may have run across.

Re: Looking for G2+ Ground Balancing Tips
Posted by: dfmike
Date: April 27, 2017 06:03PM
I usually set mine on 50 gain, all metal and threshold in the positive range but barely. I find myself in trashy places quite often. It might seem discouraging to find a place where one can ground grab properly but it's always possible. It just takes a little more patience in these places. I might find a small area just between two signals but there's always somewhere nearby where the detector is quiet. I swing slowly and in a very narrow arc to find a space where the ground is clean. I automatically ground balance again after about an hour of use even if I don't move to another area entirely. You can also find 2 nearby places to ground grab and if both give you about the same values you should be good to go.

If you really can't find a clean place, you could just dig the junk out from underneath the coil in a given area and when it's cleaned out (no more metal ferrous or otherwise), GB from there.

Active detectors and accessories: Fisher F19 LTD on Mars universal shaft, F19 on original shaft, Nokta Fors CoRe, Whites MX7, Makro and Nokta pointers. Killer B's and Jolly Rogers headphones and assorted coils.
Previous detectors in order of acquisition: Bounty Hunter Discovery, Fisher F44, Fisher F5, Omega 8000 V6, Minelab X-Terra 705

Re: Looking for G2+ Ground Balancing Tips
Posted by: horikindaguy
Date: May 17, 2017 08:37AM
I never ground balance mine, lol

default works fine, turn on and go (retains your settings on power cycle)....

highest sense, 0 discrim, 12 audio, 37 notch, works like a charm for clad/jewelry hunting...

after hitting an area a few times with the G2+ I pull out the Racer 2 and have at it for the extra depth it gets. That one I ground balance, haha

Re: Looking for G2+ Ground Balancing Tips
Posted by: jak135
Date: May 17, 2017 01:14PM
So for the same area, do you find things with your Racer 2 that the G2+ missed?


Re: Looking for G2+ Ground Balancing Tips
Posted by: Digger70pa
Date: June 04, 2017 09:35PM
Give it time friend it'll get easier. The ground balance on that machine is very simple. Find clean ground buddy. When in doubt rebalance the machine. It does make a difference.

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