- Nov 27, 2012
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klinga said:Hi Nugget, as an AT GOLD owner your list is great and I've used it to help with learning the machine.
I've only done coin and relics to begin with but aim to venture into the gold fields. I've seen heavymetal's post re finding gold with the AT gold and he mentions that the id ranges started off in the 40's but as he got closer into the 70's. With your air tests did you notice this too? The ID ranges between disc1 and all metal are the same aren't they?
As per heavymetals post, faint targets will generally produce a lower target ID and increase as the signal gets stronger.
The ID ranges are very similar between disc1 and all metal however the depth in which a target is detectable is greater in all metal mode. It's also worth noting that different coil types as well as different soil conditions can produce slightly varying target ID's.
I've got a couple of smaller nuggets to try out now, so I'll do some testing and post back with the results soon.
klinga said:Also out of interest I had gotten down to one bar on the battery level and noticed that it seemed to take an eternity to reset in disc1 when trying to pinpoint a target. first pass you'd get an indication, second nothing. wait a few seconds then it would be okay so I think that there is a small lose of operation when the batteries get low. Garrett do say to replace when there is only bar left, but I did read somewhere that you shouldn't lose any performance. (Just something I noticed, new batteries = issue gone).
I haven't noticed any degrading of performance as the batteries get low, but at a certain point (i.e. after being on one bar for a while) I would expect the detector to start acting up somewhat. I'm using rechargeables and still get the 20-40 hours as per the manual, though I usually switch batteries after reaching 1-2 bars just so I don't get caught.