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Ground Balancing

Brownie

New member
When ground balancing this detector with the stock 8.5 x 11 DD coil and then changing to any of other coils available to be used will you get a different value going over the same exact spot? Also realistically how far up or down can you change the ground balance value and still be stable with no falsing?
 

John-Edmonton

Moderator
Staff member
Every time you switch coils, you should do a ground balance. Often times, the ground balance numbers will change very little, if at all. The AT Gold and AT Pro ech will have different numbers on the same patch of dirt. How far off the numbers have to be before the machine becomes unstable? That will depend on the mineralization under the coil and also the size of a coil. A larger coil will give you more falsing compared to a small coil, as it has much more area to read.

Hope this helps! Coil Information - http://www.garrett.com/hobbysite/hbby_searchcoil_tech_sheet_en.aspx
 

Brownie

New member
Thanks John. I knew I could count on your expertise to give me a solid answer. I thought it would easier to ask the question than experiment changing 5 different coils which will leave me more to hunt.
 

Elton

New member
Does the Ace 400 Ground Balance or is it fixed ?????
 

Elton

New member
John-Edmonton said:
It's fixed.

Thanks John. I thought I had gotten some bad info about the GB..
 

fongu

Active member
At the river Monday, my At/Pro balanced around 88 on one side of the swim area and 92 on the other. Different soil I guess or fill dirt, but same coil.
 

ohiochris

New member
Having perfect ground balance isn't as important as you might think unless you have bad soil or the soil changes drastically. When you auto ground balance it the machine sets to what it computes as the optimum level but generally if you are " in the ballpark " with the setting its not going to make a noticeable difference. I usually find a clean patch of ground and do the GB procedure before each hunt but I normally do just as well and notice no problems when I don't.
 

Odanscoils

Well-known member
Having perfect ground balance isn't as important as you might think unless you have bad soil or the soil changes drastically. When you auto ground balance it the machine sets to what it computes as the optimum level but generally if you are " in the ballpark " with the setting its not going to make a noticeable difference. I usually find a clean patch of ground and do the GB procedure before each hunt but I normally do just as well and notice no problems when I don't.
Yup
Clean patch of ground is Paramount to ground balancing.
I'll use pinpoint a few times. To make certain the ground is clear.
 

autopilot42

Well-known member
I hunted with a friend that has the at pro wonderful machine His tid was a little more jumpy than mine but good . He swings a little different than I do but both are machines were right in there. I like it for hunting relics good machine. Depth was excellent.
 
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