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January 10, 2020 03:29AM avatar
will have some performance behavior that is comparable with other devices, but they will also most likely have some behavior or personality all their own.


Do you think this is unique to the equinox with the EQ11 and EQ06 coils OR all VLF's in general ?


I'm not Del, but from my experiences with detectors and coils and conversations with design engineers through the years ... those who actually get out detecting and understand why certain things do or don't happen ... we can experience similar behavior with virtually any detector made when comparing different size and type search coils. A better comparison would be to approach the test-sample set-up from different angles and also using different settings to learn more about 'why' things happen.

And remember, these are not only a VLF detector because some makes and models we're hunting with today incorporate (if Simultaneous Multi-Frequency) search modes in both the VLF and LF frequency ranges. Some detectors out there are designed as a single-frequency model, like a Makro Gold Racer, that work up in the LF range, or some selectable frequency models, like the XP ORX and Deus, that can, with the right coil, selectively operate at any of multiple VLF frequencies or one of several LF frequencies.

That video only showed one detector, probably working in SMF, using CD's settings, using 2 search coils in his set-up, and only approached and swept from one direction. It did not show any other make or model, or coils for a different make or model, or using a different frequency and settings, trying to accomplish the same, worse or better results. It also didn't show him selecting a single frequency to try, or using different settings.

So, what did I learn from that demonstration?

One very correct conclusion and that is .. No detector or coil or set-up is 'perfect.' It also confirmed what I have learned through the years about target masking and about the influence of a ferrous object on EMF's, and how ferrous and non-ferrous targets can have an effect of different sizes, relative position from portions of, and configurations of an EMF

I also know that it didn't spook me away from taking on a nail challenged site, nor did it make me want to get rid of all my smaller-size coils and only mount and use a round 11" DD. It might have made me wonder about the Minelab Equinox circuitry design, but if I pick up an Equinox, I'll also be getting a 6" DD at the same time.


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Large versus small coils.

D&P-OR 307 January 08, 2020 04:05PM

Coil selection at WTHO's

UtahRich 143 January 12, 2020 12:53PM

Re: Large versus small coils.

tabman 160 January 10, 2020 07:16PM

Yep! Both are good coils .... for different applications. N/T

Monte 129 January 11, 2020 12:59PM

Re: Large versus small coils.

GeoW 123 January 10, 2020 06:21PM

Re: Large versus small coils.

RickUK 156 January 10, 2020 02:37AM

And there-in is the answer for each of us.thumbs up

Monte 158 January 10, 2020 02:54AM


UtahRich 181 January 09, 2020 05:58PM

Each detector, any detector and every detector...

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D&P-OR 191 January 09, 2020 08:11PM

Re: Large versus small coils.

OregonGregg 192 January 09, 2020 06:57AM

Re: Large versus small coils.

Kickindirt 198 January 09, 2020 06:14AM

Large versus small coils. - unmasking ability.

UtahRich 219 January 08, 2020 11:27PM

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Monte 168 January 10, 2020 02:44AM

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