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Old 02-24-2020, 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by L0S3R View post
Iíve never needed to ground balance mine, I just leave it at 0 like minelab reccomended. But my soil isnít very mineralized


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Soil here must be pretty clean, too. No chatter at all on the default settings. Thanks!
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Old 02-24-2020, 08:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Donut View post
Hi Michigander.
The 600 can detect gold.
Ground balance, it will work without doing it but will be more efficient doing it.
I myself donít recommend using auto track balance.
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Thanks, Doug! Looks like GB only if and when needed.
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Old 02-24-2020, 08:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Martin_V3i View post
You guys saying you GB a lot. You do find a clean spot on the ground, and don't simply GB any-old-where. You can do more harm than good if you don't.
Very true!
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Old 02-24-2020, 09:16 AM
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Originally Posted by yooper69 View post
Leave it at 0 and it will find you plenty of silver in our area.
Havenít noticed ANY chatter. Amazingly clean soil!
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Old 02-24-2020, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by JAK View post
I ground balance all the time. I first do a noise cancel then immediately afterwards ground balance.
Is your Nox having a lot of chatter? I havenít had any...
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Old 02-24-2020, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by goodmore View post
Turn the darn thing on. Pick your mode. Noise cancel and hunt. The rest is BS.
Seems to be the popular sentiment...
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Old 02-24-2020, 09:27 AM
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Originally Posted by jmaclen View post
That's not very friendly goodmore. No one including me said you have to hunt any particular way or there is something wrong with you detecting using default 0. If you don't need to ground balance, by all means don't. I wish I got to hunt on ground like that. For the folks like me that do need to manually ground balance, for whatever you consider a "BS" reason, it is great to have the option (why did Minelab go to the trouble to include different ways to ground balance on the Equinox?????).

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Old 02-24-2020, 10:05 AM
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Hmm I would ground balance in single frequency but I always use multi.

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Old 02-25-2020, 01:59 AM
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If i didn't GB in my soil i wouldn't dig half the good stuff i do.
If the ground is mineralized and you want to know if the deep target is ferrous or non ferrous, you need to GB.
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Originally Posted by ghound View post
If i didn't GB in my soil i wouldn't dig half the good stuff i do.
If the ground is mineralized and you want to know if the deep target is ferrous or non ferrous, you need to GB.
I bet you aren't able to run Multi mode then. I tested GB a lot in my home garden and I honestly never found any noticeable improvement after a GB, running multi-mode.
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Old 02-26-2020, 08:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Martin_V3i View post
I bet you aren't able to run Multi mode then. I tested GB a lot in my home garden and I honestly never found any noticeable improvement after a GB, running multi-mode.
Interesting. This machine will take a long time to learn. Not a bad thing - just so many good options and features to tailor everything to specific conditions and situations!
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I just know when I GB I can get anywhere form 40's to 60's in most places running Park2. Those numbers are a long way from zero. Just the other day I started detecting a spot and forgot to GB. About 30 minutes in I thought !!!! I didn't GB. Now I was finding shallow coins fine, but after a GB the machine seemed much smoother overall. I think it makes a difference the farther your ground balances from the factory preset of 0. I'm satisfied with GBing mine every time I turn off and back on. Or when changing to a different program. Yes sometimes depending on the spot it's hard to find a nice trash free spot.

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I found sometimes switching to a single frequency helps to reduce EMI.

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Been out a few times with it now. Getting in the habit of GBing. If it doesn't help, it shouldn't hurt... Thanks, everybody!
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