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E-Trac settings

WV62

Active member
Here is the settings I loaded into my E-Trac and all seems to be good but I don't seem to be getting a lot of depth even when air testing. I went to the goes4ever sight and copied these settings.
Any suggestions to get some more depth?

Ron in WV

E-Trac Goes4ever settings
Sensitivity Auto +3
Threshold level just barely audible 26
Volume limit 29
Volume Gain 29
Response Normal
Tone ID Multi
Sounds Conductive
Variability 29
Threshold pitch 28-29 (makes silver scream out)
Deep off
Fast on
Trash high
Ground difficult
Note noise cancel at every site, now only if getting inference
 

sprchng

New member
I would suggest playing with the threshold pitch and nickels if you are interested in gold items. Everyone's ears hear a bit different and i find the setting you are showing to be create too much distortion The silver warble is basically distortion. At threshold 22-24 I find nickels and gold takes on a special sweet and distinctive tone while the silver and other high conductors retain enough of their high pitch sound to unmistakable and easy to pick up.

From a tonal perspective I think the threshold pitch is the best feature of the etrac when it comes to learning the language for identification of targets. It deserves some special attention to tune it to your specific hearing.
 

IDXMonster

Well-known member
The two biggest things you can do to help see targets that are deeper WHERE CONDITIONS ALLOW....larger coil or more manual Sensitivity. Places with many targets will be more difficult to get depth in simply because of other junk targets detracting from the machines ability to single out good targets below all the garbage. Expecting to see a 9" dime in a place that is horribly contaminated is not going to be a realistic goal.
Good location
Larger coil
Manual Sensitivity as high as possible without falsing while the machine is sitting still
 

sd51

Member
Which discrimination pattern are you using? A deep coin will most likely not give you a Ferrous reading around 12. It can be in the low 20s. Also, try turning on the Recovery Deep ON and the Recovery Fast OFF.
 

sd51

Member
Also do your ground balance every time you turn on the E-Trac and do it with the coil on the ground. Also do it again about every half hour. The noise cancel is not intended to just pick up EMI, it also looks at the minerals in the ground and selects which channel will work best in that particular piece of ground. The E-Trac has the ability to use 28 frequencies but each of the channels only use 3 of the 28 frequencies.
 

5900_XL-1

Member
I don't NC each time. Mine stays stable about any channel, predominitely 6-9. However, I will NC in the field if I have any doubts. So far, the Etrac usually settles to 6 to 9 and I like 6 so that's my goto channel. I read a post once where it was suggested using 2-6 or 9 so I don't use 8. My hunt buddy, a KILLER FBS deep silver hunter, likes 11. He's always on 11.

A mystery, new-hunt spot....I'll maybe do a NC if it seems unstable in the least. I am prone to re-hunt many of my old spots though. Texas clay :-(
 

mascard1

Active member
I have dug a lot of wheats in the teens with Ferris number at 1..........DEEP !!!








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sd51 said:
Which discrimination pattern are you using? A deep coin will most likely not give you a Ferrous reading around 12. It can be in the low 20s. Also, try turning on the Recovery Deep ON and the Recovery Fast OFF.
 

WV62

Active member
sd51 said:
Which discrimination pattern are you using? A deep coin will most likely not give you a Ferrous reading around 12. It can be in the low 20s. Also, try turning on the Recovery Deep ON and the Recovery Fast OFF.
Andy S or QuickMask with the bottom blanked out up to line 28.

Also I am learning to trust the tones over the meter numbers.
 

WV62

Active member
I would suggest playing with the threshold pitch and nickels if you are interested in gold items. Everyone's ears hear a bit different and i find the setting you are showing to be create too much distortion The silver warble is basically distortion. At threshold 22-24 I find nickels and gold takes on a special sweet and distinctive tone while the silver and other high conductors retain enough of their high pitch sound to unmistakable and easy to pick up.

From a tonal perspective I think the threshold pitch is the best feature of the etrac when it comes to learning the language for identification of targets. It deserves some special attention to tune it to your specific hearing.
Well I took your suggestion and tried your threshold pitch numbers and I like what I hear at 24. All this was done in the house air test. I did have to use multi tones to get the good separation of tones. Next hunt I will give them a real world try.

Thanks for the tip,

Ron in WV
 

Jeff in Pa

Active member
I can say that without a dout here in my ground manual 22 sensitivity is deeper than auto +3 running at 24. I have tested it in a coin garden I placed just a couple of months ago. This is an area with very little EMI. I can run my 13" Ultimate at 30 manual but I run it at 26 or 28. That coil smacks and ID's a dime correctly at 9-1/2 inches without any problem running at manual 22. If I turn it up to 26 I get even more depth. My ground is very neutral most everywhere around my town.
Give manual a try.
 

WV62

Active member
Jeff in Pa,
You are right on the money about manual sensitivity running deeper than any of the Auto settings. Just to add to what you are saying, Each of the coils I have reach max depth at different manual settings So I etched each coil cover with the lowest sensitivity number for max depth.
The Ultimate reaches max depth at sensitivity setting 27.
The 11" stock coil is 25
The 8x6 butterfly coil is 27
The little 5" coil is 26

Just to compare let's say Auto sensitivity +3 is running 20 and you switch to manual sensitivity and set it to 20 you will get 1" to 1 1/2" more depth out of manual.

Ron in WV
 
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