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E-TRAC - Threshold and sweep speed

April 27, 2011 02:43pm

On the Minelab Owners forum we often see questions concerning Minelab’s flagship FBS metal detector, the E-TRAC.

A couple of regular questions are: Do I need a threshold? How fast should I swing my coil?

The answer to these questions is related, and in this blog I’ll explain why.

Posted by Gordon Heritage on April 27, 2011 02:43pm | 0 Comments

Detecting, a passionate obsession!

April 15, 2011 04:38pm

Thinking about my first blog is detecting a passion or an obsession; well for me I must admit it’s more likely to be an obsession. Funny thing is since the vast majority of my friends and colleagues are detectorists I rarely encounter the “What in all weathers traipsing across fields?” type of question.

Well for me and I suppose the vast majority of like-minded detectorists it’s a mixture of what’s that next signal going to be... the anticipation, the feeling and knowing in some cases that you are on a superb site and the potential to make good finds is good.

Posted by Julian Evan-Hart on April 15, 2011 04:38pm | 1 Comment

E-TRAC - Two Tone Ferrous… unlocking the "mystery" Part 2

April 08, 2011 03:36pm

In part one I explained what ‘Two Tone Ferrous’ (TTF) is and how it works. In part 2 I’ll explain why I use it…

For me, deciding whether to use ferrous tones or conductive tones depends on the amount and type of "trash" at each site. As a coin-shooter who hunts old farm sites, I believe there are instances where TTF is the optimum choice.

If I am hunting an old farm site with an abundance of iron trash, I run a fairly “open screen” using TTF (little or no discrimination). A low tone is provided for all targets with ferrous readings of 18 or higher...

Posted by Randy Horton on April 08, 2011 03:36pm | 5 Comments
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