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Minelab Etrac

Post by colgoldlyn77 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:44 am

Hi has anyone got gaz 2 tone ferrous settings for a Minelab Etrac also does he run it wide open apart from black out Fer 01 CO 01 to FER 01 CO 37 Leave FER 01 CO 38 to 48 open and black out FER 01 CO 49 & 50
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Re: Minelab Etrac

Post by stargazer » Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:32 pm

Is this what you're after Colin ?


I posted this on here in 2010 date below;

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Re: Minelad E-Trac 2 tone ferrous

Post by stargazer » Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:11 pm
I've cut & pasted this post from a guy on our club site;

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All the programs are pointless all you need is all metal mode and just dig all low to mid tones (if in conductive mode)and the high sweet ones if the cross goes to the top right of the screen.
If your in an iron laden site switch to 2 tone ferrous mode as per Gazs settings which can be found here;
Quite a few users have given me some feedback and are getting on great with this setup. I've tweaked and tidied it up a bit and also now put it where people can find it.
Here it is with the explanations why and my theory behind it!!

Lets discuss the discrimination pattern first. It's quite simple really.
Set your screen up in All Metal first. Then go into 'edit pattern' and black out on the very top line
FER 01 CO 01 to FER 01 CO 37. Leave FER 01 CO 38 to 48 open and black out FER 01 CO 49 & 50.
Why I hear you ask!
Here's the theory...well it's more than a theory because I'm personally convinced!!
On the ETrac, large deep iron will false and 'wrap' around the FE scale from FER35 to FER01. By masking out this line, it will quieten the machine down as on sites with loads of iron, this will confuse you and interrupt your routine as it will keep giving you 'blippy' high tones which you'll chase around.
By leaving out FER 01 CO 38 - 48, you'll still pick up large silver targets which sometimes appear in this area. This could be silver crowns etc.
Again, many people will have opinions on this but this is mine!
So, that's the pattern.

Sensitivity:
This is really up to the user. Me?, I generally use Auto +3 and find it always ranges quite high where I go.
As of yet, nobody has given me any technical reason why Manual is better than Auto +3. They just say "It is". It has something to do with the way the 3 separate channels work I suspect.
I like Auto +3 because it always runs the ETrac properly letting me pick out signals without it popping and chirping. I think people miss many targets by running too hot.
I view is that you should run a detector stable. If you push it too far, I think it has a detrimental effect on depth.

Audio:
Threshold Level: 1 (This will remove the background hum as we don't need it. It will now make targets burst through better.)
Volume Limit:30 (Keep this at factory preset of 30)
Volume Gain:25 (The preset is 24. This basically enhances deep, faint signals so you can hear 'em better. I used to max this out on 30 but I felt it was amplifying the ground too much and was getting a bit 'blippy')
Response:Normal (I like this the most as it give a generally nice and crisp target sound)
Tone ID: No. of tones - 2 (Will give a high and low tone)
Sounds - Ferrous (Will spilt the screen horizontally for tones) (FER 01 - 17 HIGH, FER 18 - 35 LOW)
Variability - 30 (doesn't effect us really!)
Limits - 30 (ditto)
Threshold pitch:15 (This is factory preset level but it doesn't effect us)

Expert:
Recovery Deep: On (This just enhances the deep, faint signals)
Recovery Fast: On

The theory behind these settings are that it supercharges the ETrac. By not discriminating out the iron, you won't be nulling it. This means no recovery lag as you'll get a low tone instead.
By switching FAST ON as well, it switches off some additional filtering that the ETrac uses to stablise target ID's on the screen. If you're not bothered by slightly fluctuating ID numbers, it will increase close target separation. So if good targets are close to iron, you'll get an increased chance of a high tone next to a low tone.
That's why these settings are so good at getting targets in amongst iron.

Trash Density: Low
Ground: Difficult (Okay, people will say that the jury is still out on this one. Tests were done with a large silver full crown coin. For some reason, Neutral had some issues picking it up. Switching to Difficult made it blast through. That was enough reason for me so it stays on Difficult.)
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Re: Minelab Etrac

Post by colgoldlyn77 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:52 pm

Cheers Pete going to give them a try on Sunday ::g

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Re: Minelab Etrac

Post by mad4it » Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:50 am

Might be tempted to give this a try myself ::g
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Re: Minelab Etrac

Post by Wigeon » Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:46 pm

I have been using it for the past few weeks. I find it excellent for picking out a good signal amongst lots of iron in particular.

It really is a very different concept to using the E-TRAC.

You would be wise to use headphones with a volume control because, albeit very quiet a lot of the time, a strong signal from near the surface, can be too loud and potentially damaging.

Larger pieces of aluminium can or pieces of shredded can are my particular ear-ache, unless I use the volume control on the headphones to tame them down a bit.

I use the settings with Trash low, Ground difficult, Recovery Deep off and Recovery Fast on as I like to have the best indication of depth possible. In ideal conditions one can recover items from a foot depth, which is a lot of digging.

I have dug several items that registered the lower tone, simply to reassure myself. So far they have all been junk. I don't know whether it is my imagination, but the numbers and Smart-find display seem to be more accurate with this programme than others.
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Re: Minelab Etrac

Post by clint » Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:55 pm

Interesting. ...thanks for posting...I have a very messy field which in one area I have yet to find the third and final part of a religious pendant. It's only taken me 4 years so far.....
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Post by clint » Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:07 pm

Out of interest...any opinions from hardcore conductive users?
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Re: Minelab Etrac

Post by mad4it » Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:25 am

Just a short update.
Tried this set up last week with great results,
1 hammy and 1milled silver. lots of medieval bits and my 1st complete saxon pin.
With the volume turned down, the signals really burst through the mineralized ground,
even with the manualy sensitivity at 30.
Will still keep an open mind but loving the set up so far.
And yes .. boy does the head ring on those objects close to the surface :D
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