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    Etrac old school or is it 🤔

    Why? Please share the details on this!
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    What is the Largest E-Trac Coil Ever Made?

    Hey Elmy! How are you feeling? (I`m hoping that everything is going well and you are feeling strong this spring.)
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    What is the Largest E-Trac Coil Ever Made?

    What kind of extra depth will a Detect 21x17 SEF provide over a NEL 15 x 17 DD? Anyone know? What is everyone`s thinking?
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    What is the Largest E-Trac Coil Ever Made?

    Yep. I`m not strong enough to swing the Big Nel one-armed, I use both arms for better control.
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    What is the Largest E-Trac Coil Ever Made?

    I have a NEL Big 15 x 17" DD Search Coil and I am looking for something BIGGER. (It will easily detect a long-buried 10-inch iron pipe at a measured 5-feet.) Is there anything bigger?? Thanks!
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    Coins in containers ~> What signal will I get?

    Odanscoils wrote, `What many forget. The steel tin plated jar lids will most often be rusted. Most rusted thru. The thin tin lids kinda dissolve and crumble. Both creating their typical Halos.` But THAT makes accurately ID`ing the target worse--way worse--times 10 worse. Decomposing sheet metal...
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    Coins in containers ~> What signal will I get?

    Exactly. I`m thinking caches and hordes of coins are usually buried in some type of container. People don`t just throw loose money into an open hole, it`s always in a sturdy, durable container like a glass jar or metal pot.
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    Coins in containers ~> What signal will I get?

    Part 3 ~ The Silver Tests The jar was filled with 6 Silver dollars and 8 Silver half-dollars, then tested without the lid on the surface. On both Conduct and Ferrous the E-Trac said 1-44. The lid was screwed on, and the jar was buried vertically 9-inches deep in moist, compressed soil. On...
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    Coins in containers ~> What signal will I get?

    Part 2 ~ The Copper Tests The jar was filled completely with copper pennies (pre-1982), the lid was screwed on, and the jar was buried vertically 9-inches deep in moist, compressed soil. On Conduct, the E-Trac displayed 9/11-31 both ways. On Ferrous, the E-Trac settled on 9-31/32/33, both...
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    Coins in containers ~> What signal will I get?

    You bet. It was to me--a wake up call....
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    Coins in containers ~> What signal will I get?

    Great Suggestion, jughed440, and today I did exactly that! The photo shows an Inglehoffer Horseradish jar, 6 silver dollars, 8 silver half-dollars and 8 silver quarters. (Not pictured, copper pennies which filled the jar completely.) Part 1 ~ Establishing Baseline Values The empty jar with lid...
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    Coins in containers ~> What signal will I get?

    1st Hypothetical ~ A mason jar full of silver dollar coins with a zinc lid is buried at 12-inches. The jar is buried vertically in the ground. What does my E-Trac say? The silver dollars alone would l read 1-42/43/44, and the zinc lid alone would read 12-44, what does the E-Trac return? 2nd...
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    Does Battery Power Effect E-Trac performance?

    Thank you everyone. If it is not a bother, would someone please send me a BBH link to where I can buy that? All my Best!
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    Does Battery Power Effect E-Trac performance?

    After my rechargeable pack died, I went to AA Duracells. Machine likes them, but I`m wondering, as they get to about 1/2 discharged does that effect E-Trac performance--depth and discrimination? The manual says a voltage regulator keeps the performance level, but is this true? Has anyone seen...
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    Etrac old school or is it 🤔

    I keep waiting for someone to tell about a better VLF machine. (I have no substantial experience with anything else, but I read a lot and watch the stuff on YouTube.) How about comparable machines? Is anything out there even equal to it? These are serious questions.
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    Etrac old school or is it 🤔

    u2robert wrote: "I believe the E-Trac was released in 2008. You do know technology advancements have improved metal detectors right?" SHOW ME. <~ Not being sarcastic. Seriously, show me the machine--any machine--that is more technologically advanced (not interested in GPS gimmicks) than the...
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    Etrac old school or is it 🤔

    I agree with WV62 and sasquache: there is nothing on the market that does what the E-Trac does at the price that the E-Trac does it. And I also agree with IDXMonster: an E-Trac II with advanced FBS II electronics in a lighter chassis would be unbeatable. (I don't need the GPS technology in the...
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    Etrac old school or is it 🤔

    The CTX 3030 is supposed to have FBS II technology, no? The E-Trac is FBS I. Questions: Is FBS II significantly better than FBS I? And, what would FBS III technology look like? How would imaging work on coins in the ground other than flat? Any hints or guesses at what the E-Trac...
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    Etrac old school or is it 🤔

    What does Minelab intend to release that will compete or compare--much less be better? I want to know.
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