Dry Pasture woes......

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Dry Pasture woes......

Post by Frontier82 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:14 pm

Went out this eve for a few hours on a small pasture that ALWAYS yields a few coins. My Minelab Explorer SE was literally going crazy. Constant chatter, false signals, great signals that disappear when dug etc... Would this be because of the really dry ground??

It drove me so mad I left, my bro had similar with his Whites but picked a few bits. Never had it before and just really frustrating I tried changing loads of settings etc but no change! B|



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Re: Dry Pasture woes......

Post by mrix » Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:50 am

Hello Frontier82, your topic is best suited to the Minelab Explorer forum here at the MDF.
I`ll move it there now where you will likely get a few more responses. ::g
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Re: Dry Pasture woes......

Post by beaubrummell » Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:01 pm

That's odd. I use an Explorer 2 often on very dry ground and I've never experienced that phenomenon. The fact that's it's happening with 2 different machines suggests that something other than a detector malfunction is to blame. Some external electrical interference nearby is all I can think of.
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Re: Dry Pasture woes......

Post by Koala » Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:34 pm

Two different machine By two different people. On a field that's normally okay.

Dryer than normal ground normally doesn't cause chatter. Coke on the surface can alter with the weather.

Sounds like some external interference.

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Re: Dry Pasture woes......

Post by fred » Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:56 pm

Never had that problem myself but trying it somewhere else seems like a good idea. ::g
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Re: Dry Pasture woes......

Post by oldhamlad » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:27 pm

Hi mate have this problem with my explorer xs sometimes funnily enough the ground was quite dry I was on all I'd did was do a noise cancellation again

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Re: Dry Pasture woes......

Post by Bargeman » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:56 pm

If it happens again try lifting the coil an inch or so above the dry grass and see if that makes a difference ;)

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Re: Dry Pasture woes......

Post by Easylife » Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:28 am

EMI? Electric fences can cause interference for a surprising distance, usually as a regular pulse though, sounding like a good target even, dependent upon machine.
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Re: Dry Pasture woes......

Post by Frontier82 » Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:35 pm

Thanks guys I ll try all advice. Noise cancelled a bunch of times due to overhead power lines so i will see ho it acts next time out. Ta

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