Cant get past all these jumpy signals on my new Minelab Equinox 800???
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    Jun 2014
    Northern New York
    Minelab Xterra 705 previously, now I own a Minelab Equinox 800
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    Can't get past all these jumpy signals on my new Minelab Equinox 800???

    So I just bought a new Minelab Equinox 800. My first time out was definitely a challenge. I was hunting with a Minelab Xterra 705. I had a lot of jumpy signals, nothing that I am accustomed to hearing from the xterra. I'm sure it's a learning curve. I documented my first hunt on youtube, maybe someone proficient with the Equinox can give me some pointers. Here is my video link. Any help is appreciated.

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  2. #2
    Mar 2011
    San Diego
    Equinox 800, Treasure Probe IV, E-Trac, 3 Excal 1000's, White's GM3 V-sat. White's TM808, VibraProbe, 15" NEL Attack, 5X10 Joey, Steath 920ix and 720i, TRX, etc....
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    First, What kind of site is this? Park? Farm field? Ball Field? Home site? How old an area? That might a difference on which mode I would use, and which settings to try. How much trash and iron signals? With old coins a possibility, It's hard to pass up any good solid hits at depth.....even the mid teens, which are likely trash. Solid 13's are where nickels like to be, but, those can also be tabs, foil, slaw, and gold. I don't pass on solid 13's anywhere I hunt. At trashy site, such as urban parks, I ignore everything up to copper cents except for the 13's, and only dig the upper numbers. They'll sometimes vary a number or two, but, I find gold and silver to be very stable and not bounce at all. Remember to recheck your hole before you fill it in. I saw in the one recovery where you had a mid to upper 30's I.D. and found a bottle cap. Not likely that it was making that signal all by itself. At least, I've never had a bottle cap read that high. Some screw tops are pretty close though. If this is a park or an area where it might be sensitive about evidence of digging, I'd leave the big digger at home and use a smaller hand digger. I'd also cut a 3 sided trap door instead of a full circle plug, and use a piece of plastic or towel to hold any removed dirt. Makes is much easier to get all the dirt back in the hole and a neater result. Lowering the sensitivity might help get rid of the extra false signals, chirps, and jumpy signals. Once you get used to them, it won't be much of an issue.
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  3. #3

    Aug 2012
    Niagara falls
    Equinox 600
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    Everything Cudamark said. Good luck.

  4. #4
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    Nov 2012
    XP Deus, Tesoro Cibola, Full sized shovel and a backhoe
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    Yeah. What they said. Go slow. Use the factory presets. Try some place without a lot of iron to begin with, try a test garden. Odd about the bottle cap. Now an aluminum twist off one makes sense.

  5. #5
    Mar 2014
    New Glarus,WI
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    Single freq will give crown caps coin numbers. Switching to multi can weed most out. Screw caps are a digger,can’t avoid it.



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