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The Searcher - Gordon Heritage ETRAC settings

Postby Broadsword » Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:16 pm

I just wanted to say I tried the settings from the latest Searcher magazine for the ETRAC tried and tested by Gordon Heritage - WOW - it really works once you get used to all the noise - use headphones with volume control - I found 200% more than I usually do. [:)
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Re: The Searcher - Gordon Heritage ETRAC settings

Postby mrix » Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:58 pm

WOW - it really works once you get used to all the noise


I cant ever get used to noise, gives me migraine :(

Glad you can cope though :) B-)

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Re: The Searcher - Gordon Heritage ETRAC settings

Postby tamag » Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:14 pm

Hi Martin G"!,

What settings did you use? I would be interested to try it out myself.
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Re: The Searcher - Gordon Heritage ETRAC settings

Postby Grifftron » Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:03 pm

Yes and i would also be interested in these there settings please.
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Re: The Searcher - Gordon Heritage ETRAC settings

Postby hammyman » Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:45 pm

MartinG21 wrote:I just wanted to say I tried the settings from the latest Searcher magazine for the ETRAC tried and tested by Gordon Heritage - WOW - it really works once you get used to all the noise - use headphones with volume control - I found 200% more than I usually do. [:)
How do you know it's the settings,and not just a lucky run?
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Re: The Searcher - Gordon Heritage ETRAC settings

Postby Broadsword » Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:56 pm

hammyman wrote:
MartinG21 wrote:I just wanted to say I tried the settings from the latest Searcher magazine for the ETRAC tried and tested by Gordon Heritage - WOW - it really works once you get used to all the noise - use headphones with volume control - I found 200% more than I usually do. [:)
How do you know it's the settings,and not just a lucky run?



It could well be lucky - I will continue to try it or until the chirping drives me mad! Wibble. Lol [:)
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Re: The Searcher - Gordon Heritage ETRAC settings

Postby hammyman » Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:01 pm

:)) ;)
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Re: The Searcher - Gordon Heritage ETRAC settings

Postby echo » Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:58 am

Please post the settings and where used :D
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Re: The Searcher - Gordon Heritage ETRAC settings

Postby Hornchurch » Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:00 am

If it's the Neil Jones Advanced settings shown on MLOTV it is unbelievably noisy
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Re: The Searcher - Gordon Heritage ETRAC settings

Postby dirtplugger » Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:04 am

Hi all new to this site.
I would say get used to noise and put up with it, i,ve been using a similar settings for a while now
and the power is awsome. Always remember if the machine gets to eratic just turn the sensitivaty down bit by bit until you can just about stand it, trust me the noise is worth the amount of hammereds you will find.
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Re: The Searcher - Gordon Heritage ETRAC settings

Postby tamag » Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:25 pm

dirtplugger wrote:Hi all new to this site.
I would say get used to noise and put up with it, i,ve been using a similar settings for a while now
and the power is awsome. Always remember if the machine gets to eratic just turn the sensitivaty down bit by bit until you can just about stand it, trust me the noise is worth the amount of hammereds you will find.



WHAT ARE THE SETTINGS?
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Re: The Searcher - Gordon Heritage ETRAC settings

Postby Broadsword » Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:54 pm

Tadpole discrimination pattern plus;

recovery deep : on
recovery fast : off
Trash set to HIGH
Ground : difficult
Audio Volume gain : 24
Audio response : smooth
no of tones : multi
audio tone ID sounds : Conduct
audio tone ID Variability : 30
audio tone ID limits : 30
sensitivity : Manual
sensitivity level : 30 ( turn this down if the noise is far too much, but try and stick with it)
sensitivity auto level +3
audio threashold level : 30
audio Volume limit : 30
audio threashold pitch : 1
Noise cancel : 2
Contrast : 15
pinpoint : sizing
show sensitivity : off
show mode : off
display timeout : off

it will chirp a lot and testing indoors is almost impossible, outdoors is better but it sings when you go over a good find and after a while you get used to it, use headphones with a volume control knob as the good stuff has a good long tone and is crisper and cleaner.

I ended up using this on sensitivity on 27 just to tame it down a bit.
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Re: The Searcher - Gordon Heritage ETRAC settings

Postby tamag » Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:12 pm

Martin G21

Thanks a lot much appreciated I will let you know how I got on will be out tomorrow if the weather stays fine.
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Re: The Searcher - Gordon Heritage ETRAC settings

Postby Broadsword » Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:22 pm

try and stick with it - it seems to work for me so i'm going to give it another go at the weekend - go slow. 8-} [:)
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Re: The Searcher - Gordon Heritage ETRAC settings

Postby tamag » Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:13 pm

......all programmed in and ready to go

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Re: The Searcher - Gordon Heritage ETRAC settings

Postby billy fishpond » Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:33 pm

ha all. i'm wanting to try this out tomorrow, could some one give me the numbers for the tadpole discrim pat please. thank you
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Re: The Searcher - Gordon Heritage ETRAC settings

Postby ossie » Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:58 pm

I believe the Audio Threshold level at 30 ,was a mistake,if i remember rightly,i run mine on 16 but whatever your ears are comfortable with i think was the general consensus.
Gordon says,"running at 30 will eliminate all but the strongest of target responses".
When i saw the program in black and white i changed mine to 30 and was very different ,so went back to 16. :)
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Re: The Searcher - Gordon Heritage ETRAC settings

Postby PaulDC » Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:36 pm

Broadsword wrote:Tadpole discrimination pattern plus;

recovery deep : on
recovery fast : off
Trash set to HIGH
Ground : difficult
Audio Volume gain : 24
Audio response : smooth
no of tones : multi
audio tone ID sounds : Conduct
audio tone ID Variability : 30
audio tone ID limits : 30
sensitivity : Manual
sensitivity level : 30 ( turn this down if the noise is far too much, but try and stick with it)
sensitivity auto level +3
audio threashold level : 30
audio Volume limit : 30
audio threashold pitch : 1
Noise cancel : 2
Contrast : 15
pinpoint : sizing
show sensitivity : off
show mode : off
display timeout : off

it will chirp a lot and testing indoors is almost impossible, outdoors is better but it sings when you go over a good find and after a while you get used to it, use headphones with a volume control knob as the good stuff has a good long tone and is crisper and cleaner.

I ended up using this on sensitivity on 27 just to tame it down a bit.


Just watched the video on Youtube and noted a couple of corrections to the above settings;
Audio Tone ID Limits : 29 ((not 30) although I doubt this makes much difference).
Audio Threshold : 20 (Not 30)
Noise Cancel : 10 (Not 2)

I also just watched an interesting video with regards to noise cancel, set on a low number it would only just pick up a fine gold ring yet set at 11 it would pick it up at greater depth.

Sorry to dig up an old post but I have not long been using the Etrac so thought it might also be helpful for anyone else just getting into one.
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Re: The Searcher - Gordon Heritage ETRAC settings

Postby sweepstick47 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:17 pm

dirtplugger wrote:Hi all new to this site.
I would say get used to noise and put up with it, i,ve been using a similar settings for a while now
and the power is awsome. Always remember if the machine gets to eratic just turn the sensitivaty down bit by bit until you can just about stand it, trust me the noise is worth the amount of hammereds you will find.


Please Folks, Don't do this!
Trust Me - Using extreme volume levels at any time is running the risk of suffering hearing loss which may not become immediately apparent but it will certainly occur if the practice is adopted routinely. This is especially the case when using headphones where sound is projected directly at the eardrum! Why take the risk?

Absolutely nothing is worth damaging your hearing and by the time it becomes apparent, the damage is already done! Perhaps we can get a properly qualified opinion on the subject?
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