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    Dec 2018
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    Building a 1m x 1m Search Coil for a BH Tracker 4

    Hi everyone. I'm usually hunting for caches and don't have any interest in searching for smaller coin sized objects. So I was wondering if I could convert my Bounty Hunter Tracker 4 in to a deep searching machine by building a 1m x 1m square frame coil out of wire and PVC pipe, then just connect it to the control box the same way you would the normal 8" coil. Is this possible and pretty simple to do without doing anything to the factory power supply?

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    us
    Mar 2003
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    This kind of coil is easy to make for a PI detector which can use mono coils. The Tracker-4 requires an induction-balanced coil design; those are really hard to build, and one 1m large would be really really really hard to build.
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  3. #3

    Dec 2018
    2
    Cache Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by Carl-NC View Post
    This kind of coil is easy to make for a PI detector which can use mono coils. The Tracker-4 requires an induction-balanced coil design; those are really hard to build, and one 1m large would be really really really hard to build.
    Aaah... So much for that then. If I wanted to buy a PI detector that can use mono coils and not break the bank, do you have a recommendation? It seems to be a much better option over buying something like the Lorenz Deepmax for $4k. Looking at the photo they just give you a wire and frame made of PVC pipe for the deeper penetrating coil. There is one video I found of a guy testing his homemade 1m x 1m coil but he doesn't explain how to make it. Do you know of any source for a how-to tutorial? Thanks for the time and info bud.

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    You'll want a PI with variable sample delay, for large coils you typically run the delay a bit higher. A TDI would be a good choice.

    For how-to, my Geotech web site has gobs of info.

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    I'm not an Idiot Whisperer. I can't help you any further with the math.

 

 

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