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Old 04-24-2017, 10:58 AM
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Default Clump Grass signals

Since I've only used one detector, I'm wondering if this is common with most detectors or specific to some of the Whites.

We have a lot of clump grass where I hunt. Mostly Crested Wheat grass.
these are clumps of grass with bare dirt in between. the grass can be anywhere up to a foot or more high, but the problem is in the bottom 3-4 inches. if I hit these clumps in the lower area it sets off a signal like I have a non ferrous item under it. It is worse with dew on it. Obviously I can't hunt lower than the clumps so I'm hunting 3-4 inches off the soil, but I have to raise it even further to eliminate a constant signal that I have a coin everytime I hit one.

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Old 04-24-2017, 11:03 AM
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That shouldn't be happening. From what I know (and it ain't much), what you are describing is a possible indicator of a coil problem. Look closely at your coil for cracks or exposed wiring, and repair or replace if necessary.
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Old 04-24-2017, 11:04 AM
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I do alot of hunting in the woods with the ATP. If I'm bouncing the coil off rocks or sticks I get some falsing as well. Think it's pretty common. Not sure if it's the impact or coil wire shaking. May trying running the wire straight up the shaft about a foot and taping it securely, may help, may not. Worth a shot though if it becomes an issue. I just got used to it so it doesn't me.
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Old 04-24-2017, 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Semtav View post
Since I've only used one detector, I'm wondering if this is common with most detectors or specific to some of the Whites.

We have a lot of clump grass where I hunt. Mostly Crested Wheat grass.
these are clumps of grass with bare dirt in between. the grass can be anywhere up to a foot or more high, but the problem is in the bottom 3-4 inches. if I hit these clumps in the lower area it sets off a signal like I have a non ferrous item under it. It is worse with dew on it. Obviously I can't hunt lower than the clumps so I'm hunting 3-4 inches off the soil, but I have to raise it even further to eliminate a constant signal that I have a coin everytime I hit one.
This happens to me with all of my white's coils. I can't imagine they are all bad.

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Thanks guys. I'll just keep dealing with it like I have been.

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