Using pinpoint to saturate the target

supertraq

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Something i've been doing with my cz's since the mid 90's is on weak signals is to pinpoint and hold it over the target for 2-3 seconds and then scan again,now the weak signal will be clear and you can even raise the coil 2-3" and still get a clear signal..Try it as it works on my gamma also or any machine with a pinpoint.:thumbsup:
 

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KennyD

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Nice !!! I'm gonna give that a try!
Thanks for posting the tip.
 
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supertraq

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May 8, 2014
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Fisher cz6a,,,Fisher cz-20,,,,Teknetics gamma 6000,,"Tek Eurotek pro ,,Fisher gold bug s.e 2.9er,,Tek T2 ltd se,,Tek T2+,,Minelab Vanquish 540 and the awesome 340
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Yea it can turn an iffy signal into a clear signal most of the time..Hope it helps,S.T
 

IBdiggin

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I'm finding the same with the F70. I'm using the 10" elliptical, which has more of a concentric pattern. The longer I examine a target it seems the more info comes to surface so to speak. Also with the elliptical pattern it is always advantageous to be exactly centered over the target which pinpointing will do. Most of the time iffy targets will false or add in a few more TID numbers to help expose them as trash or at least let me know there is some masking going on. I always thought it was my imagination that longer saturation helped improve return signals so I'm glad to hear it is not just me.-----Thanks and HH----------IB
 

meMiner

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I have turned on the pin pointer near a target to weaken the signal (balance out some of the target), so I could then pin point more easily the center of a strong signal. I have not tried to saturate a weak signal. Any idea what technologically occurs? It does not make sense to me but happy if it works.
 
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supertraq

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May 8, 2014
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Fisher cz6a,,,Fisher cz-20,,,,Teknetics gamma 6000,,"Tek Eurotek pro ,,Fisher gold bug s.e 2.9er,,Tek T2 ltd se,,Tek T2+,,Minelab Vanquish 540 and the awesome 340
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Metal Detecting
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I've seen about 2-3 seconds for the improved signal and it fads quick,so pinpoint for 3-4 seconds and then release and scan,i usually get a clearer signal then or mo better signal..
 

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