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My sencitivity panel was telling me tu run at 7 !
Posted by: MEV
Date: June 15, 2018 09:56AM
Hello everyone yesterday my sencitivity panel was telling me to run ctx 3030 between 7 and 12. ( Green numbers) i lower it to 14, and was using High trash setting. Ctx was not stable a lot of noise on ground lots of false signals and bips. Did i Made a mistake running in High trash? Was ground coin the Wright choice?

Re: My sencitivity panel was telling me tu run at 7 !
Posted by: sprchng
Date: June 15, 2018 11:05AM
If it's possible to find a spot clean enough , doing your GB manually might help a bunch.
If not , try using the "seawater" setting. I have one site which gives me sens.settings of 3 with rec. of 8 and the seawater setting seems to stabilize the CTX considerably. A friend took his 800 there the other day and said it was unusable.

Re: My sencitivity panel was telling me tu run at 7 !
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: June 15, 2018 05:25PM
If you have ALOT of conductive trash in the ground it seems to tell you a really low number. You can try the given advice but you’ll likely be forced to move on to another site without so much contamination.

Re: My sencitivity panel was telling me tu run at 7 !
Posted by: Ben Town
Date: June 15, 2018 08:40PM
Would a smaller coil help in this situation?
I’ve yet to hunt in bad ground , my area and places I’ve been have had decent ground , so far
BT

Re: My sencitivity panel was telling me tu run at 7 !
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: June 15, 2018 08:59PM
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Ben Town
Would a smaller coil help in this situation?
I’ve yet to hunt in bad ground , my area and places I’ve been have had decent ground , so far
BT

I’ll tell you one thing,I don’t think it would hurt! I’m interested in this because lately I’ve run into a place like this that has promise,but not at the expense of my sanity. Sadly,the stock coil is the smallest I’ve got.

Re: My sencitivity panel was telling me tu run at 7 !
Posted by: D&P-OR
Date: July 01, 2018 09:25AM
IMO, a small coil would help a LOT.----I hunted in a situation similar to this just the other day with my beloved Etrac & X-8 coil.---Went back through with my CTX & 6" coil and found targets (coins) that even the X-8 had somehow missed.----I hunted this area very thoroughly with both set ups.-----Give the CTX small coil a try.
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IDXMonster

Would a smaller coil help in this situation?
I’ve yet to hunt in bad ground , my area and places I’ve been have had decent ground , so far
BT

I’ll tell you one thing,I don’t think it would hurt! I’m interested in this because lately I’ve run into a place like this that has promise,but not at the expense of my sanity. Sadly,the stock coil is the smallest I’ve got.


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Excellent advice
Posted by: Andy Sabisch
Date: July 03, 2018 04:42AM
The less ground the detector sees the higher the green numbers will be. Recently we had a group on some property in Gettysburg near the railroad tracks . . . hot ground and cinders. The guy running a CTX 3030 with the 17" coil was seeing single digit numbers . . . the ones with the stock coil were seeing mid-teens and the one with the 6" coil was seeing 19 - 22. While the 6 inch coil did not cover what the 17 inch coil did, it was able to run hotter and actually found targets the 17 inch coil could not.

Re: Excellent advice
Posted by: MEV
Date: July 05, 2018 10:37PM
Interesting to know that

Re: My sencitivity panel was telling me tu run at 7 !
Posted by: utahshovelhead
Date: July 15, 2018 08:57AM
HOWEVER, I have had very low numbers suggested where I hunt oc'casionally. I've turned on seawater option, then raise the sens up above that suggestion as far as I can to the highest number I can where I can still understand and get solid readings with the machine. This takes some time "feel" where Im able to work the machine with less stability but you get used to the good targets and start to ignore the instability and chatter. It means I get a tone on the far left and right of every swing sometimes, it means I get more false signals too. But over time Ive become partial to use it like that and find some really deep targets in ground that nobody else is doing very well on. what Im saying is that you can use it at higher sens than suggested but you h ave to compensate with training your brain to get used to the way the machine reacts to that. NOT a ton higher sens but enough to get me a bit deeper.
note that Some places this would just overload me with noise, you have to test it in each area.

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