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So I am out detecting the other day and as usual I bring along an extra coil just in case I feel like I need to make a change. I find myself changeing coils on a regular bases lately..why? Because I at times get these gut feelings....like..move from here and go over there thing..and usually when I listen to that inner voice.... :nutty: nutty as it sounds..I find a nugg.This day was different ...I was running my usual 14 mono round coiltek..and just felt like it was a bit off..threshold off, way to many false signals and such..thought maybe temperature, wind, ground, EMI, what not. So I changed it to my 8x6 Sadie coil....reset the settings on back panel and off i go.... :grr01: Dang thing again...noisey, and i pain in the arse.....I could not figure it, i set my settings in the morning and I would only change my settings on the back..as I run mono coils 99.9 % of the time....I was about to call it a day...than I though I should look at my front settings...... :arrowheadsmiley::arrowheadsmiley::arrowheadsmiley: ..it appears...that as I was detcting the Coil RX toggle went from mono to DD...felt like duhhhh....dude..all that frustration....was only a switch away. Sooooo...tip of the day....most of the time it;'s Not the detector..more like pilot error....twigs, branches..what not..at times grab those toggles and make a switch...so that's my tip of the day....Check your settings ....

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It's been awhile, but would think switch in DD would be quieter??????

That's not bad; been times when I switched to cancel in pinpointing w/ loud target and forgot to switch back or accidently bumped switch into cancel. Makes you wonder how long you've wandered around aimlessly ;-)

Shep

You're learning grasshopper! Always check detectors op before making a walk in, check batt, frt and back panels and check through out the day. Crawling thru the brush pushing detector forward or walking thru the brush can do funny things.

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I have also noticed this extra noise on the 5k, running DD mode with a mono coil. On the older models its didnt seem noticable to me, or make much difference. Strange stuff...

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Shep, yes I have done that to....toggle went to cancel and after a half hour..no signals......lol, in cancel no wonder. Yes, it's been almost 9 months of regular use...many hours...great machine. Wes....yup, I totally noticed it going to a much smoother threshold after I put it in mono again. it could have been a combination of wind, afternoon heat EMI...not sure. All I know is after I noticed it was in dd setting I flipped it back to mono and wham...back in business.....and no gold that day.

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Yeah, I remember a morning that I thought I had the best running detector ever. I was able to run at high gain & boost audio. Took an hour to realize the front panel switch was in cancel........

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Not to be redundant ... But ... Yep ... We have all done it if we have detected for more than a week or so in our lifetime ... easy to do when traveling through very brushy areas so as others have said already ... if the machine is too quiet take a look! Or better yet take a look periodically anyway and especially at the beginning of the day or anytime you set the machine down.

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