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  1. #1
    us
    Aug 2017
    Western Wisconsin
    Nokta Impact
    25
    80 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Nokta Impact Custom settings

    Anyone got any custom settings or favorite programs yet. I'm loving this machine but I'm only using the presets. I figure I need the swing time.

  2. #2
    us
    Tom

    Jul 2012
    Mesa AZ
    Minelab Equinox 800, Makro Multi Kruzer, Racer 2, White's DFX,
    351
    219 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Here's a few programs to help get you started. With the detector set up this way, you can switch between different programs depending on the type of hunting you're planning on doing. Make adjustments to suit your type of hunting and hunting environment. These programs are for newer/ fresh drops of coins and jewelry.

    Tot Lot / Volleyball / Soccer Field Program VLX2
    Gain 70, Disc 40, No Notch, Iron Vol. 0, iSat 01
    Freq. 20 kHz, Tone Breaks 40-55-80 (default)

    Park Program VLX1 No Zincs
    Gain 50, Disc 53, Notch 57-82, Iron Vol. 0, iSat 02
    Freq. 14 kHz, Tone Breaks 40-80, Tones 15-35-70

    Trashy Park Program DI4 with Zincs (small coil)
    Gain 30, Disc 27, Notch 33-42, 46-63, Iron Vol. 0
    Tone Breaks 15-33-76, Freq. 14 kHz, iSat 02

    Ghost Town Program Small Coil DI3
    Gain 95, Disc 03, Notch none
    Tone Break 15 & 65, Tones 15-35-70
    Iron Vol. 01, Freq. 20 kHz

    Ghost Town Program Large Coil DI99
    Gain 95, Disc 03, Notch none
    Iron Vol. 01, Freq. 20 kHz

    For deep, older coins you'll have to play with settings and adjustments to suit your environment. Hope this helps a few of you.
    Patriot 1776 and juit like this.
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    ex White's Dealer
    Current Arsenal: Minelab Equinox 800, Makro Multi Kruzer, Racer 2, White's DFX w/BigFoot x 3

  3. #3
    us
    Aug 2017
    Western Wisconsin
    Nokta Impact
    25
    80 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Thanks for the headstart. I think I'll enjoy tinkering with settings and fine tuning my strategies almost as much as actually finding things.

  4. #4
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    sprailroad

    Jan 2017
    Grants Pass, Oregon
    Garrett A3B United States Gold Hunter, GTA 1000, AT Pro, Discovery Treasure Baron "Gold Trax", Minelab X-Terra 70, Safari, & EQ 800.
    1,988
    2925 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Slick View Post
    Here's a few programs to help get you started. With the detector set up this way, you can switch between different programs depending on the type of hunting you're planning on doing. Make adjustments to suit your type of hunting and hunting environment. These programs are for newer/ fresh drops of coins and jewelry.

    Tot Lot / Volleyball / Soccer Field Program VLX2
    Gain 70, Disc 40, No Notch, Iron Vol. 0, iSat 01
    Freq. 20 kHz, Tone Breaks 40-55-80 (default)

    Park Program VLX1 No Zincs
    Gain 50, Disc 53, Notch 57-82, Iron Vol. 0, iSat 02
    Freq. 14 kHz, Tone Breaks 40-80, Tones 15-35-70

    Trashy Park Program DI4 with Zincs (small coil)
    Gain 30, Disc 27, Notch 33-42, 46-63, Iron Vol. 0
    Tone Breaks 15-33-76, Freq. 14 kHz, iSat 02

    Ghost Town Program Small Coil DI3
    Gain 95, Disc 03, Notch none
    Tone Break 15 & 65, Tones 15-35-70
    Iron Vol. 01, Freq. 20 kHz

    Ghost Town Program Large Coil DI99
    Gain 95, Disc 03, Notch none
    Iron Vol. 01, Freq. 20 kHz

    For deep, older coins you'll have to play with settings and adjustments to suit your environment. Hope this helps a few of you.
    This detector looks to be REALLY good, more likely really GREAT, but, I feel it may be a bit over my head to understand how to fully use it. Been detecting nearly 30 yrs. Currently use an AT Pro (Good machine) & a Minelab Safari (Really like it) The Impact might be the only detector a fella may ever need or want, (except for water), but again, to be honest, I just don't know that I could handle it and use it to it's full potential. It does seem to be one to go for to guys who want to move up beyond the entry level or mid level machines.

  5. #5
    us
    Oct 2015
    NC
    Nokta Impact, Tesoro Compadre, Nokta Pin pointer.
    1,886
    4302 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by sprailroad View Post
    This detector looks to be REALLY good, more likely really GREAT, but, I feel it may be a bit over my head to understand how to fully use it. Been detecting nearly 30 yrs. Currently use an AT Pro (Good machine) & a Minelab Safari (Really like it) The Impact might be the only detector a fella may ever need or want, (except for water), but again, to be honest, I just don't know that I could handle it and use it to it's full potential. It does seem to be one to go for to guys who want to move up beyond the entry level or mid level machines.
    If you already own the at pro and a minelab the transition will be super easy. I had the Minlab E-trac and Right out of the box i selected one of the preset programs on the Impact and BAM I was right at home with it! My son has the AT pro and says this machine blows it away! Its deeper, perfectly balanced and is way more adaptable to soil conditions. And pinpointing along with super easy ground balancing with the trigger is a dream come true!
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    Dig till you drop!

  6. #6
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    sprailroad

    Jan 2017
    Grants Pass, Oregon
    Garrett A3B United States Gold Hunter, GTA 1000, AT Pro, Discovery Treasure Baron "Gold Trax", Minelab X-Terra 70, Safari, & EQ 800.
    1,988
    2925 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by Ammoman View Post
    If you already own the at pro and a minelab the transition will be super easy. I had the Minlab E-trac and Right out of the box i selected one of the preset programs on the Impact and BAM I was right at home with it! My son has the AT pro and says this machine blows it away! Its deeper, perfectly balanced and is way more adaptable to soil conditions. And pinpointing along with super easy ground balancing with the trigger is a dream come true!
    Very encouraging post. It does sound like the pre-set programs are all I might want. After all, I have had other detectors that had SOME options that I never used or needed. Instead of the AT Max, ya know, can't drop the thought of the Impact Pro pkg. I do have the AT Pro for shallow water play, if one were to slip and fall, and not want to fry his detector.
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  7. #7

    Mar 2017
    fisher cz5 Minelab 705 Fisher f5
    109
    24 times
    Metal Detecting
    How are this settings working out?
    I love U pulltab!!!!

  8. #8

    Mar 2017
    fisher cz5 Minelab 705 Fisher f5
    109
    24 times
    Metal Detecting
    Park Program VLX1 No Zincs
    Gain 50, Disc 53, Notch 57-82, Iron Vol. 0, iSat 02
    Freq. 14 kHz, Tone Breaks 40-80, Tones 15-35-70

    Notch 57 to 82??
    I love U pulltab!!!!

  9. #9
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    Tom

    Jul 2012
    Mesa AZ
    Minelab Equinox 800, Makro Multi Kruzer, Racer 2, White's DFX,
    351
    219 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    VLX1 - Zincs VDI at 82, Nickels at 55, hence the notch set at 57 to 82. That's why it's "Park Program VLX1 NO Zincs" copper cents come in at 84. Of course this is just a coin (less zincs) cherry picking program. This will also eliminate most chances at pulling a gold ring unless it falls right in the nickel range. The above programs I put together just a couple of weeks after the Impact was released. I'v since revised most of the programs I use and these are my current settings (saved programs). Of course I change there base programs once I'm at a particular site depending on conditions.

    Tot Lot / Volleyball / Soccer Field Program VLX2
    Gain 85, Disc 30, Fe Vol 0, Notch 0, Tones 15-40-65-70
    Tone Breaks 40-55-83, iSat 01, Freq. 20 kHz
    Park Program DI3 No Zincs
    Gain 50, Disc 16, Iron Vol. 0, Notch 33-68, Tones
    15-40-70, Tone Breaks 15-65, iSat 01, Freq. 14 kHz
    Trashy Park Program DI4 with Zincs
    Gain 50, Disc 16, Iron Vol. 0, Notch 33-42 & 48-60
    Tone Breaks 15-33-72, iSat 01, Freq. 14 kHz
    Ghost Town Program Small Coil VLX1
    Gain 95, Disc 25, Iron Vo. 00, Notch none
    Tones 15-40-70, Tone Break 15 & 65,
    iSat 01, Freq. 20 kHz
    Ghost Town Program Large Coil DI99
    Gain 95, Disc 02, Iron Vol 01, Notch none
    iSat 01, Freq. 20 kHz
    Last edited by Tom Slick; Nov 01, 2017 at 02:04 PM. Reason: added text
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    44 Years detecting
    ex White's Dealer
    Current Arsenal: Minelab Equinox 800, Makro Multi Kruzer, Racer 2, White's DFX w/BigFoot x 3

  10. #10

    Dec 2017
    5
    1 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Hi Tom. Tom why did you modify the 2nd update and lower the disc leaving the 17 to 33 open on the park programs?

  11. #11
    us
    Tom

    Jul 2012
    Mesa AZ
    Minelab Equinox 800, Makro Multi Kruzer, Racer 2, White's DFX,
    351
    219 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Answered in PM
    44 Years detecting
    ex White's Dealer
    Current Arsenal: Minelab Equinox 800, Makro Multi Kruzer, Racer 2, White's DFX w/BigFoot x 3

  12. #12

    Mar 2017
    fisher cz5 Minelab 705 Fisher f5
    109
    24 times
    Metal Detecting
    could you please post it here Im also curious
    I love U pulltab!!!!

  13. #13
    us
    Tom

    Jul 2012
    Mesa AZ
    Minelab Equinox 800, Makro Multi Kruzer, Racer 2, White's DFX,
    351
    219 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I believe you're addressing my DI4 program. Leaving the 17 to 33 open allowed the nickels and smaller gold rings to be detected while eliminating most pulltabs. If you drop the disc below 16 then you start hitting lots of small foil targets. So in that DI4 program you'll get all U.S. coins and a chance at small ladies gold rings, the ones that often have Gem stones. When I get to more open spaces I switch over to VLX2 and I have it set up with less disc so it will accept all targets above iron. I use VLX2 on soccer fields and tot lots where I'm hoping to hit small gold, like charms etc. My DI3 park program is a general, pretty much coins only (less zincs) for when I'm short on time or just feeling lazy. Its a cherry picking coin only program.
    44 Years detecting
    ex White's Dealer
    Current Arsenal: Minelab Equinox 800, Makro Multi Kruzer, Racer 2, White's DFX w/BigFoot x 3

  14. #14

    Mar 2018
    12
    6 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I have been using GEN mode with discrimination set to 01. It identifies hot rocks with a low tone. Hot rocks are everywhere in gold country and it saves a lot of bending over and digging.I have been finding bent rusty nails and small sheet lead very rarely and I dont mind digging them up. Moved on to DEEP mode and the default tone break of 40 gives a high tone for both rusty nails and gold.I dug up a deep nail in what looked like virgin ground and expected to find a nugget but was disappointed. I was determined never to repeat that so I fiddled around with the tone break setting and ran the coil over both the nail and the gold and found 20 was ideal to mask the nail but still get a signal on the gold.
    I went to another goldfield where DEEP was too sluggish due to the extreme mineralisation.I could have used GEN but on the test piece DI3 gave the strongest signal and I want to use it in this goldfield.Only problem was bits of silver foil chocolate wrapping were everywhere buried 2 to 4 inches down and I wasted a lot of time digging them up.
    Can anyone advise me how to set the tone break to mask these bits of silver foil? I only know how to make one setting.I dont mind digging up the occasional rusty nail,brass or lead. Also in this type of soil am I better reducing the gain from the default of 70 to 60 or even 50.
    The Impact has all the necessary features needed in the field,if only we were all smart enough to use it to its full potential.
    Last edited by Ballarat Bitter; Mar 12, 2018 at 05:32 PM.

 

 

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