Hi every one ,have a question on dfx numbers when you swing coil over a coin do the numbers supost to lock and stay steady or do they jump around my detector won,t lock on a target the #s jump around wondering if got a bad detector already sent once for service any advice wellcome.
Post by Martin and Athena on Nov 18, 2004 22:19:29 GMT -5
Rarely do the numbers stay locked. There are a number of reasons why they jump. Mostly it is either there are multiple other metal objects close by and/or the target is very deep. Also if you run it too hot (too much gain and sensitivity) it can throw it off as well, Learn and practice and dig a lot of stuff. 80-90% of my old coins do not read where they 'Should' read according to the handbook. But experience tells you after a while if a target is dig worthy or not. I have an explorer 2, but the same principles apply to all metal detectors. Good luck! Martin
Post by Thomas in Riverside on May 12, 2005 1:18:07 GMT -5
Yep, number won't lock. It will jump around a bit. Like for me if I find a nickel or a dime, nickel being 20 and dime at 78 for me. As you sweep back and forth over the target you'll we see that for the most of the time your in that nickel or dime range. But depth and how the coin lays in the ground is also a factor. Hit a school yard where all the coins are shallow and practice there.
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With my mxt, the numbers would always jump around, unless it was a quarter on the surface. Especially if the target was deeper, it would always jump around to some extent. But with the explorer, it stays pretty solid no matter the depth.