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    excal has lost depth problem

    wondering why the excal2 seem enemic on dpth. bought from reliable seller new jan 2012. havent had it out in ayear. seemed i wasnt getting good depth. air test against etrac proved it. about 5 or 6 in on a quarter where i used to get a good eight.etrac good for about 10 in on same. battery is good.
    any thoughts. tested in air above
    dry sand beach. no other metal present

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    ETrac has tons of sensitivity, in AUTO is it too much for my area and I almost always have to run it on manual , then again I have never been a fan of Auto-Sensitivity. The Excal should be a beast in wet sand, the BBS is supposed to use the Salt to go deeper than it can in air. No BBS machine should get the depth in dry sand it would in Salty wet sand.
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    Thanks for reply. Was tested off end of picnic table in air only when new.I will try retest
    Same way to see if it makes any difference.vs. over sand 😆

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    You should get about 8" on an air test on a quarter... I don't know what your sensitivity was set at. Scounger is correct, Minelabs get far more depth in actual in ground hunting than air tests...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Treasure_Hunter View Post
    You should get about 8" on an air test on a quarter... I don't know what your sensitivity was set at. Scounger is correct, Minelabs get far more depth in actual in ground hunting than air tests...
    OK I will try buried coin test before assuming
    Problems

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghost of scrounger View Post
    OK I will try buried coin test before assuming Problems
    Any way you can get to wet beach sand for that testing?
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    are you sure your sensitivity is set up right?

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    [QUOTE=jeepGold;4738905]are you sure your sensitivity is set up right?[/QUOTE yep checked that first

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    Air testing as stated earlier isn't worth squat. The other day I pulled out the excal since the CTX is out for a minor repair and wanted to remind myself of the annoying penny tones of the excal before I took her to the beach. I laid her on top of my garage workhorse and could get tones of various things at around 8 inches or so. I KNOW that my excal will get a target in the wet MUCH MUCH deeper than that. It is true that a ground test in the WET will truly tell you how good it is or not.
    Just get it to the beach and report back. Best of luck.
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    excal has lost depth problem

    If the above fails then your coil is shot
    Provided none of your pots are overturned
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    Make sure to check your volume knob (full) and make sure no knobs are misaligned. Air test with no coil cover also.

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    ok dumb question what should the sensitivity be set at on the Excal. To get the best depth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlayers View Post
    ok dumb question what should the sensitivity be set at on the Excal. To get the best depth.
    Every beach is different, even different parts of same beach sometimes are different. What I do is set sensitivity so it is stable then bump it up just a hair hotter. If it isn't stable you will constantly be hearing false signals.
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