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Decisions, decisions

Ronstar

Well-known member
I’ll chime in here, what the heck……. I do not have either brand you inquired about, I drive a Fisher F5 and a F75. I am not an engineer or a professional detectorist, I am a hobbyist. If the vehicle your driving has too many bells and whistles you may likely be driving a machine you will never get the performance out of it that it is capable of as you constantly adjust or worry if its in the wrong setting. On the other hand if you jump in the seat, turn the key and drive off in a simple machine you may in the long run have a better drive and enjoy the ride. I’m betting everyone of us here have missed something the next guy finds and vice versa. Get comfortable learning and driving the compact car and if bitten by the bug then buy the race car.
 

MackDog

Active member
go to 50 tones use your ears to first decide on the target. Then look at the VDI numbers. Then turn on the target and recheck both. If it's not a solid VDI and tone it's probably garbage. Then you'll start to know what tones are the targets you want. You have to go slow enough to hear the tone for each item under the coil. Then pinpoint and check it. I've dug hundreds of iffy signals with my Knox and not one has come up a good target. Practice
 

Pawpaw

New member
go to 50 tones use your ears to first decide on the target. Then look at the VDI numbers. Then turn on the target and recheck both. If it's not a solid VDI and tone it's probably garbage. Then you'll start to know what tones are the targets you want. You have to go slow enough to hear the tone for each item under the coil. Then pinpoint and check it. I've dug hundreds of iffy signals with my Knox and not one has come up a good target. Practice
thank MackDog.
 

Mark kus

Well-known member
The equinox is a better machine with its adjustable recovery speed I have found so much with mine and it blows the AT away on gold!
Mark
 

BH505Man

Active member
I also am having " complicated " issues. I'm not the sharpest knife in the draw, and my Nox is a coin sniffing bloodhound. But I just can't seem to understand what it is trying to tell me. As such, pop way to many plugs with less than desirable results. But as they say practice makes..... Thank you.
Don't get discouraged or intimidated by the learning curve required to get proficient using the Equinox 800. It's really simpler than what it seems. The easiest way to look at it is....there are 8 basic search programs that you can use as is or modify to your preferences. When starting out, use the search program applicable to the type of hunt you are doing. Learn that program and modify it to suit you. Generally the default settings get the best results in most instances. The 3 things I do perform are noise cancelling, ground balancing and adjusting sensitivity as needed to eliminate excessive chatter...these 3 things should be done to get peak performance for the site that you are hunting.
Walt
 
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