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    Best VSAT setting for very small nuggets

    I hunt in a northeastern state rivers with very small nuggets/pickers. What would be a good VSAT setting for slow and careful hunts?
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    There's no specific setting. It all depends on the ground you're hunting. I like to set the gain for a reasonably smooth threshold and then turn the V-sat up until it starts getting a little scratchy. It's sort of a personal thing. What I consider perfect, other people may consider less than perfect. The gain and V-sat work against each other as far as a smooth threshold is concerned. Turn one up, and it gets noisy, so you reduce the other and it will quiet down. A balancing act. If the ground is really variable, it's better to lower the gain and increase the SAT. If the ground is constant, I'd rather have the gain higher, and the SAT lower. If you're getting a lot of ghost signals, I would lower the gain slightly, and increase the SAT, until the ghosting disappears. You want the gain as high as you can run, without falsing, or undue variation in the treshold.
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