I've only had my equinox a couple of weeks and ts still quite new for me.
Yesterday I tried the beach program down at my local bit of water and dug bottle caps all over the place. They were all coming in around 13 to 17.
Back home i watched a few youtube vids and clocked that there was an update that'd help a lot with bottle caps. Connected my equinox up and upgraded to v2.1. The upgrade went down without a hitch and I easily found the new f2 menu.
I'd brought a few bottle caps home and tried them with f2 set to 6. There was absolutely no difference! They were still coming through between 13-17. Tried turning the f2 settings flat out to 9 but it still didn't make a difference.
My question is......have I had dodgy update or is there something I've not done?
Actually using the f2 settings seems straightforward enough.....select f2 and press back no detect mode. That is correct isn't it?
- Posts: 305
- Joined: Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:27 pm
- Location: Milton Keynes
- Has thanked: 599 times
- Been thanked: 247 times
F2 only helps with certain bottle caps as mentioned. Problem with them is the metal plating, that fouls any metal detector. Worth mentioning that by cranking FE or F2 you may start missing good targets as well. Make sure you are in All Metal mode too.
Your technique is also important. Try walking in circles around the target, swinging from different angles. You'll soon discover that bottlecaps may respond with some unique style and next time you can avoid them better. In fact, I would recommend to dig as much as you can to get the feeling how good and undesirable targets sound.
OK great, I didn't do a factory reset after installing the update and nor did I switch to all metal. I'll try that a bit later when I get home from work.
Thanks for your advice guys
- Posts: 11408
- Joined: Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:15 pm
- Location: Kent
- Has thanked: 2941 times
- Been thanked: 7043 times
I find that it is far easier just to get to know the signals that the crown caps on each beach tend to give. The TID numbers bounce about all over the place and you can usually hear the difference in 50 tones. That said if you are not sure about any signal then it is safest to dig it up.
- Posts: 1323
- Joined: Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:42 pm
- Location: Norfolk
- Has thanked: 469 times
- Been thanked: 462 times
I reset factory defaults, rolled back to v1.50, reset factory defaults again, upgraded to v2.12 and again reset factory defaults. It did the trick.
Now to try and work out how to minimise the chattiness...