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    ~ A Test For Your Machine That Is Really Worthwhile ~

    ~ A Test For Your Machine That Is Really Worthwhile ~

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    This doesn't require much in the way of materials.

    Two sticks of gum, with the foil in place,....
    and a few targets that are common finds for your local.
    ie: a copper penny, a silver dime, a zinc penny, a nickel, etc.


    You lay down the target, and to it's left you put a stick of gum,
    and to it's right as well.

    The start point is 4" separation. 4" of free space between the objects.

    Set up your machine as you normally would.
    Sweep at a normal speed, coil centered, over the three objects.

    "Were you able to hear all three signals?"
    Depending on your discrimination settings you may have cut out the foil.

    Get this, "Some machines are "Blind" to all three objects"

    As I said, 4" is the starting point. Move the sticks of gum closer to the target.

    Say, 3" separation.

    Sweep normally, sweep fast, sweep slow,.....

    What do you observe?

    Keep varying the distance between the objects, vary your settings, vary your sweep speed.

    Try different targets,........

    Your looking for, "how close can a junk target be to a good target,.. before the overlap
    blanks out the good target. Machines that have very fast recovery times have an
    advantage here. But there are all the variables to consider. The discrimination circuit
    of the machine, the frequency, etc.


    Try a wedding band for a target, will your machine knock out the foil and signal on the ring?
    How about a silver ring?


    The test gives you some insight as to how your machine responds to adjacent junk targets.

    You can substitute the sticks of gum for trash targets common to your area.
    (screw caps, pull tabs, juice boxes, etc.)


    This test gives you an education, for the price of a couple a sticks of gum.




    Credit to "Larry Woolis"




    SanMan

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    Air tests just go so far in testing. You add whatever soil matrix you'll be dealing with (or water composition) and targets at different planes, and you'll get a variety of results with the same machines. As you mentioned, you add various frequencies and recovery speeds, and results will be all over the board.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cudamark View Post
    Air tests just go so far in testing. You add whatever soil matrix you'll be dealing with (or water composition) and targets at different planes, and you'll get a variety of results with the same machines. As you mentioned, you add various frequencies and recovery speeds, and results will be all over the board.
    You're 100% right.

    The "Variables" are endless.

    This test is an experiment along the lines of masking.
    And some insight into how your machine discriminates.
    How does a particular machine sort out mixed targets.
    How close is too close for trash?, what is tolerable?

    How well does your machine "Separate".


    Of course the objects are on the top of the ground,.....

    It would be interesting to compare different machines to see how they differ.
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    Processing - for example, take a target, no matter what but let's in this case say it's made of a metal. I want to shoot that target and take the information received and produce on a display the view from above the target even though our shot is in the horizontal, processing.

 

 

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