Aug 10, 2012, 05:50 PM
Surprisingly no water restrictions here. We get out water from the Mississippi river and its at its lowest levels that I've ever seen in my lifetime. Hopefully things will start to change around here...the look ahead forecast is calling for above normal precipitation here. If course....after its to late for the crops.
Aug 10, 2012, 06:07 PM
Originally Posted by bosco
Hope you folks out there get some rain and soon.
Aug 10, 2012, 09:39 PM
Being that he's in Illinois there won't be any salt beaches anywhere near where he's detecting, I've seen the VDI numbers differ when the ground is really dry as well. HH
Originally Posted by wingmaster
Aug 11, 2012, 01:53 AM
That was just a "for instance". He could have other conditions that can have the same effect.
Aug 11, 2012, 07:37 PM
If a fellow Etrac user's opinion counts for anything, the success you are experiencing is directly attributable to the machine you are using.
Aug 11, 2012, 08:58 PM
The learning curve on the Etrac just about drove me nuts !! On more than one occasion I wanted to wrap the thing around the tree. Had some good help along the way from a friend that already owned an Etrac and has always used Minelab detectors. Thinking I may have finally figured this thing out.
Aug 14, 2012, 09:30 PM
Originally Posted by DigImust
Hmmmm....Let's see.....Where to start...No I better not, I'm coming off a two-day suspension from T-net for my other comments....
But you see a guy could have a lot of fun with the Etrac post above
Aug 15, 2012, 01:00 AM
If you created a test bed you can see what is true. Use Presets, or where a set size of nail or foil is just knocked out, so the detector is set exactly the same for each test. Note best depths in drought conditions, normal weather and wet. Most detectors do not like very (bone) dry ground but waterlogged conditions also can have a negative effect. Slightly damp seems best and modern technology doesn't seem to have changed anything. In very dry ground some of the older (pre motion) detectors operating down at the one kHz level seemed to suffer less depth loss in the dry but they were none discriminators which is another factor to consider.
Aug 15, 2012, 08:46 PM
Seems like my machines work better in moist ground.
Aug 19, 2012, 12:39 PM
My deepest coin find was in soggy wet ground with standing water.....just sayin...
Never really paid much attention because I have a tendancy not to detect when it's bone dry ground....unless I'm out in the woods in the middle of nowhere...and I find very few coins..mostly looking for relics that are big anyhow.
I think...therefore I am.
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