EQUINOX 800 SETTINGS

TheHarleyMan2

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So I need to assistance. Someone, (I don't know who), had posted, (I can't find the thread or post), that had a chart for the Equinox 800 that was numbers in accordance to settings on what to use for gold, silver, coins, etc.

Any help would be appreciated
 
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gunsil

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Download and print the free user manual on the Minelab website and read it multiple times. Most questions will be answered there. In general gold reacts better to higher frequencies and silver to lower frequencies. Your Nox is a multi frequency machine, and will find it all with no real "tweaking" required.
 

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The Noxx 600/800 manuals.

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Minelab Equinox 600 Getting Started Guide
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Minelab Equinox Series Brochure
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Minelab Software Upgrade Instructions
 
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I have the manuals. I was trying to find a post somewhere on t-net that someone made a chart for different metals and what they would hit at.
 

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big boys hobbies has one on their website... they are a sponsor
 

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Charts and air tests are useful information, but those numbers change from targets in the ground, depending on ground mineralization, iron & trash levels, how long the item has been in the ground, and size of buried objects. The VDI numbers have as much to do with size of a target as they do the type of metal, perhaps more so.

You didn't say where you hunt, but trust the factory presets. They were designed by experts in the field from several countries. If you're in a park or yard, Park 1 will hit coins & silver hard and most normal size gold jewelry. Park 2 will favor small gold but will hit everything else too. In farm fields or large areas of previous habitation, Field 1 & 2 are very similar to the Park modes but has coke notched out. On a Beach, use the Beach modes. In the gold fields, use the gold modes.

US coins will hit between 12-15 for nickels, and 19-32 for all other coins. Gold jewelry can be anywhere from -2 to 25 depending on size, shape, & thickness. Silver jewelry can be all over the map too depending on size, shape, and thickness but will generally be 5-38.

So don't rely too much on numbers and listen to the sounds. The sounds reveal much more than the numbers do. If it sounds good, just dig it! HTH
 

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The chart is accurate to what I've found in a year of use. First few outings just go slow and dig almost every target. Not very fun but its better to learn the numbers then have any doubt. In no time you'll be able to call out what it is before digging.
 

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Charts and air tests are useful information, but those numbers change from targets in the ground, depending on ground mineralization, iron & trash levels, how long the item has been in the ground, and size of buried objects. The VDI numbers have as much to do with size of a target as they do the type of metal, perhaps more so.

You didn't say where you hunt, but trust the factory presets. They were designed by experts in the field from several countries. If you're in a park or yard, Park 1 will hit coins & silver hard and most normal size gold jewelry. Park 2 will favor small gold but will hit everything else too. In farm fields or large areas of previous habitation, Field 1 & 2 are very similar to the Park modes but has coke notched out. On a Beach, use the Beach modes. In the gold fields, use the gold modes.

US coins will hit between 12-15 for nickels, and 19-32 for all other coins. Gold jewelry can be anywhere from -2 to 25 depending on size, shape, & thickness. Silver jewelry can be all over the map too depending on size, shape, and thickness but will generally be 5-38.

So don't rely too much on numbers and listen to the sounds. The sounds reveal much more than the numbers do. If it sounds good, just dig it! HTH
Indian Head Pennies I've had hit a lot at 18 on the Equinox
 

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