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Minelab CTX 3030 – UK program - Part 2

May 13, 2013 12:30pm

In part one we built the mode (program) and now I would like to take a closer look at the settings and the thought behind them.

The first mode with the tadpole patterns is the main program, and the clear screen mode is the mode I switch to if I need to analyse iffy targets.

It doesn't matter how you mix and match these patterns between the two modes, and previously I mixed a tadpole and clear screen pattern on each mode. The problem with that is I couldn’t see which mode I was in as they looked very similar. So now I keep the most recognisable elements together, which are the tadpole patterns.

Posted by Gordon Heritage on May 13, 2013 12:30pm | 5 Comments

'Recovery Deep' in depth

October 22, 2010 02:23pm

The Recovery Deep setting on the E-TRAC, Explorer and Explorer SE detectors is designed to enhance the detection and identification of deep targets. This article will explain the way in which deep recovery mode enhances the operation of the detector and points out those situations when you may not choose to use this setting.

When Recovery Deep is turned on, it only has an effect on weak signals, stronger signals remain completely unaffected. When Recovery Deep is turned on and a weak signal is detected, the identification signals undergo stronger filtering to smooth out the data

Posted by Phil Beck on October 22, 2010 02:23pm | 0 Comments

Don't forget Factory Preset!

September 20, 2010 01:50pm

I have heard from some users that have tied themselves into knots when trying to find the best settings for their detector. This can happen because there are some combinations of settings that don’t work well together and there are some lesser used settings that you may have set and then forgotten to check.

In these cases please remember to perform a Factory Preset. This will return your detector to the settings that it contained from the factory.

Posted by Phil Beck on September 20, 2010 01:50pm | 7 Comments

E-TRAC Pin Point mode choices

June 24, 2010 12:32pm

Hello, today I’m going to present a great, ADVANCED feature to be found in your E-TRAC metal detector!
 
Did you know that the E-TRAC has two Pin Point Modes?
They are NORMAL and SIZING. They both do the same thing but in slightly different ways…let me explain!
 
The two modes are selected via the Preferences Menu and the Default Mode is Normal.
 
In Normal the E-TRAC operates just the same as any other VCO type pin point system giving a precise audible location and rising to a crescendo screech when the center of the coil or best detection area is directly over the center of the target – this also ensures correct and ‘true value’ target ID’s
 
The first sweeps over a target will give a wide response...

Posted by Des Dunne on June 24, 2010 12:32pm | 0 Comments

Minelab E-TRAC Audio Tones

May 04, 2010 10:21am

Hi, my name is Philip and I work in R&D at Minelab in Adelaide, Australia. This means that I have probably helped to test or implement some of the features in the metal detector that you are currently using. I’m sure that you love, hate or are completely indifferent to these. In this forum I would like to talk about some of my experiences in creating these features or my perspective on the feedback that I hear from customers. This is my chance to talk with the world of metal detecting rather than those few that I get to meet personally. Please join in and leave a topical comment or ask a question.

My first topic will be on the E-TRAC audio for new users...

Posted by Phil Beck on May 04, 2010 10:21am | 3 Comments

How deep would you dig?

April 19, 2010 02:22pm

It’s a fair question, right?

Me, I’m inherently lazy and don’t like digging deep holes but, when I’m testing a metal detector well, enough said…I have to dig everything!

I love when the metal detector “shows me” the target is not going to be too deep!
But then, how often do you get fooled by something like a huge piece of iron or a large piece of “dross” and the signal sounds just so good you have to keep digging.

OK…the thought of just leaving it might occur to you. But then...

Posted by Des Dunne on April 19, 2010 02:22pm | 5 Comments
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