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Re: Question about the sensitivity readout...
Posted by: sgoss66
Date: December 01, 2017 10:48AM
That would be a great idea, though I do think others have brought this up in the past...

Steve



Minelab CTX 3030
Minelab Equinox 800
Garrett ProPointer AT
Lesche hand digger
Lesche 38D Ground Shark "King of Spades"

Norman, OK

Re: Question about the sensitivity readout...
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: December 01, 2017 12:34PM
I would love to somehow have iron false low! I guess it wouldn’t be a false then huh?:smile:

Re: Question about the sensitivity readout...
Posted by: JackalopeZL1
Date: December 01, 2017 12:47PM
You could call it a false false..hahaha

Re: Question about the sensitivity readout...
Posted by: jerseyjim
Date: December 01, 2017 03:42PM
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sgoss66
Hey everyone...

Took my CTX out on its "maiden voyage" today. Let's just say I'm highly impressed. Very happy that a lot of the knowledge I gained about using Explorers over the past 7 years translates over pretty well to the CTX. First coin at my beaten-to-death park was a Sacagawea dollar; haven't dug one of those in ages and was a nice "inaugural" coin! Second, and last coin, was a 1920 wheat cent, perfectly vertical/on edge, at a measured 8" deep. There's a story to tell with that dig, but I'll do that later! ;) HIGHLY impressed with this machine...

Anyway, one thing I'm confused about...

Here is a screen picture from my CTX today.

[attachment 351797 sensitivityCTX.JPG]

I was running auto +3, as you can see. What I don't understand is the white and green numbers. I THOUGHT the white was the sensitivity I'm actually running, and the green was the suggested sensitivity. But, as you can see, the white number is saying "28" (which I am almost sure is the sensitivity the machine is currently running at), and yet the green number is saying "20" -- the "suggested sensitivity," right? The reason I am confused is, if the "suggested sensitivity" is 20, I would have thought "auto +3" would mean the machine would run at 23. But it's not, it's at 28.

Can anyone explain?

Steve
Hi Steve,
The Green # is the suggested sensitivity, The large # on the left, if you are running manual it is the current sensitivity # that you set.In automatic Sensitivity it is the internal value that the detector is using.It depends if you are using auto or manual.
Jim

Re: Question about the sensitivity readout...
Posted by: metalpopper
Date: December 01, 2017 05:48PM
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Jason in Enid
No metalpopper, you are incorrect

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Re: Question about the sensitivity readout...
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: December 02, 2017 05:47AM
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JackalopeZL1
You could call it a false false..hahaha

Great,now I hate them even more!:lol: It is weird,with my IDXPro which is a monotone machine it can be right next to a transformer and talking non-stop but I can still hear a coin in those conditions Regarding the CTX I should have said...”detrimental to ME”. Heavy on the “mental”...:smile:

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Re: Question about the sensitivity readout...
Posted by: sgoss66
Date: December 02, 2017 05:08PM
Thanks, JerseyJim!

Steve



Minelab CTX 3030
Minelab Equinox 800
Garrett ProPointer AT
Lesche hand digger
Lesche 38D Ground Shark "King of Spades"

Norman, OK

Re: Question about the sensitivity readout...
Posted by: JackalopeZL1
Date: December 02, 2017 08:32PM
Hey guys, here is a quick video showing manual vs auto. This is not as drastic (bad ground)as I find a lot but it indeed shows there is a much cleaner signal in manual. Ended up being a wheat.
Found a fake rolex today.. looked promising at first. :)


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1nInfA0JgF4



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/02/2017 08:37PM by JackalopeZL1.

Re: Question about the sensitivity readout...
Posted by: sprchng
Date: December 06, 2017 03:39PM
Check out this ground reading




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Re: Question about the sensitivity readout...
Posted by: Jason in Enid
Date: December 06, 2017 04:42PM
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sprchng
Check out this ground reading

you sir, have some VERY tough ground!!

Re: Question about the sensitivity readout...
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: December 06, 2017 05:36PM
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sprchng
Check out this ground reading

:lol: Was that taken in the trunk of your car?:lol: That’s bad...

Re: Question about the sensitivity readout...
Posted by: sprchng
Date: December 06, 2017 06:47PM
That is legitimate "dirt":thumbdown:
I have buried a merc in it and it disappears after 2" with the 6" coil.
When I feel like torturing myself , I'll take the F75 se2 there:thumbup:

Re: Question about the sensitivity readout...
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: December 06, 2017 06:56PM
That’s an eye opener as to how bad conditions can be. I’ve never seen the suggested reading go below 10,and I thought that was horrible. Usually mine will run 15+ suggested but that’s in park-type turf. The highest I’ve seen suggested is 28..

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Re: Question about the sensitivity readout...
Posted by: sgoss66
Date: December 06, 2017 11:18PM
UGH! 8/1?

That is UGLY!

Steve



Minelab CTX 3030
Minelab Equinox 800
Garrett ProPointer AT
Lesche hand digger
Lesche 38D Ground Shark "King of Spades"

Norman, OK

Re: Question about the sensitivity readout...Please can you give us some idea..
Posted by: metalpopper
Date: December 07, 2017 08:49AM
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sprchng
Check out this ground reading

Thanks for posting that one, Sp!

Please can you give us your description of the soil involved, and it location?
Is it in an industrialised environment, park or farmland etc.or do you think it's due to the natural, local geology?

p.s. Can you post me a bucket-full for my test garden, as a Christmas present?.......regards, matt.


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