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pinpointing with the ctx3030
Posted by: emubob
Date: October 04, 2018 05:57PM
when you use the pinpointer where is the hot spot on the 11"coil over a target?emubob

Re: pinpointing with the ctx3030
Posted by: chuckciao
Date: October 04, 2018 06:08PM
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emubob
when you use the pinpointer where is the hot spot on the 11"coil over a target?emubob

Based on my experience, it is NOT directly in the center of the coil, it is slightly forward (approx. 1-1/2 to 2 inches). You can verify this by using the wiggle back method of pinpointing by getting out of pinpoint mode & slowly wiggling your coil back until you target tone disappears. The target will be at the front tip of the coil.

Re: pinpointing with the ctx3030
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: October 04, 2018 09:22PM
It could be a case of “perception vs expectation” because it wouldn’t make any sense that the hot spot wouldn’t be dead center. I personally have come to the conclusion that it IS dead center,but like Chuck said...use the “wiggle back” method until the target stops responding and it’s just forward of the tip of the coil. Really,when you’re in a lot of trash or there are many targets,this is the ONLY way to tell where a certain target really is,a high conductor for example. I’ll have to re-confirm where the “hot spot” is. It really is important to center the target over the most responsive section of the coil for best ID and depth readings,when the target is pretty much alone. Anything else close by can skew both of those readings anyhow.

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Re: pinpointing with the ctx3030
Posted by: Architex
Date: October 04, 2018 09:24PM
Throw a quarter on the top of the ground and you'll easily see exactly where.



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Re: pinpointing with the ctx3030
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: October 04, 2018 10:07PM
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Architex
Throw a quarter on the top of the ground and you'll easily see exactly where.

And turn down the sensitivity or you’ll get a triple signal that will require you to lift the coil so high to just get a single signal that it’ll be hard to tell where the hottest spot really is.

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