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    Dual ocular scanner find

    So what settings were you running?
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    Loss of long time forum friend Monte Berry 😥

    A lot of experience and wisdom in his many posts. I will miss him.
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    Frequencies is use at any one time

    It depends. Years ago I tried to read up on all the ML patents and white papers I could find. Not sure I ever understood it completely and the time elapsed since hasn't helped. Basically all the FBS detectors from Minelab transmit square waves at two different frequencies. One frequency is...
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    Charging batteries using alkaline pack?

    I'm with Trojdor: Eneloops or any quality low self discharge NiMH cells work well, I've used them on all my detectors including CTX and Explorers. They cost about double the price of a high quality Alkaline, but you can recharge them thousands of times. Regular NiMH cells may be rated for...
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    Summary of 2022 Finds

    Dave, Failed to meet up again this past year. Maybe next. How many silvers did you get? And James? Chris
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    The Old SE Is Sick

    Hmmm, I've had an XS since the bronze age and have seen the problem you describe before. Every time it was caused by a bad coil wire; usually in the 5 pin coil connector. You can take them apart and look for a broken/loose wire. If you have already tried swapping coils or trying no coil as...
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    Battery question

    I'm with Mark (ohio). I have several alkaline packs filled with eneloop Ni-HM batteries for my XS, XS2, and CTX. They cost $2-3 apiece and can be charged several thousand times. Basically use them twice and already cheaper than disposable alkaline batteries. The key is to buy low self...
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    White Whale - Seated Half !!!!

    Congrats Dave, Seated anything is pretty rare up your way. Again, an amazing amount of nickels, I'm wondering if they were discriminated out by previous MDers. Maybe we can get together and detect this summer. Chris(SoCenWI)
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    Did I find a piece of cut silver?

    Dan, I agree on the reverse being seated or barber. Never heard of US coins being intentionally cut.
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    Also, fault on my SE Pro

    did you measure battery voltage?
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    Also, fault on my SE Pro

    Did you try cleaning contacts?
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    Also, fault on my SE Pro

    Keep us posted.
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    Also, fault on my SE Pro

    Hey Mike, I've had that in the past before and always solved the problem by cleaning the battery contacts and/or the spring contacts in the handle. I took my XS completely apart for the first time in years and gave it a deep cleaning. I also inspected the capacitors and did not see any signs...
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    Does Battery Power Effect E-Trac performance?

    Another option... But first: IDX is right, there is a built in regulator in the machines that warns the user of a low level and then shuts down the machine when the voltage gets too low. Occasionally you get a goofball on one of the forums who wants to up the voltage from the pack to "Get...
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    E-Trac kHz setting???

    AVXVA, Not much you can do to improve depth, all the FBS detectors work pretty good right out of the box. Probably the biggest thing is sensitivity; in Auto modes the detector tends to drop the level considerably in high trash/EMI settings. I always run manual until it starts to get twitchy...
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    E-Trac kHz setting???

    AVXVA, I'm sticking to my guns. I watched the video IDXMonster posted, and read Gordon's article. In the video the guy goes through the noise cancel channels with a frequency meter next to the coil. It goes from 16.2 kHz on channel 1 to 12.6 kHz on channel 11. That is a piddling total...
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    E-Trac kHz setting???

    My turn.... We debated this all the time in the old days. I didn't watch the video in this thread but others I've seen are pretty much BS. Yes, if you have a single frequency detector there will be a difference in response to different targets if you change the operating frequency from...
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    Anybody have an Explorer arm rest that they aren't using?

    Hey Rick, I tried JB Welding it, looks like it might hold. I also just purchased another XS II, just in case. Do you know if you have one of the foam handles? Looks like a real winter up there for you guys. Glad to be missing it down here in balmy south Wisconsin. Thanks, Chris
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    Anyone use spreadsheet to keep track of metal detecting

    Rich, I've been thinking about this for while; have a library book on Excel sitting next to the sofa. I'm not sure if spreadsheet or data base would be the best. I could see that your columns could be expanded greatly to allow for more exact coin type counts, Say Dim, bust, seated, barber...