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Teknetics t2+

Post by Tonks » Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:57 pm

Hi,newbie here.After many years of wanting one I’ve finally got a technetics t2+,I’m fairly new to detecting and am after some advice on basic set ups for field and beach.ive just been out around the garden and then in a local lane testing(where I did find 5p and a dog name tag with phone number on!)so I must be doing something right! I used disc13 sens80 2+,was picking up lots of signals.im looking to hit the beach soon just need a bit of help for the set up.many thanks 😁



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Re: Teknetics t2+

Post by Bors » Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:10 pm

all metal mode , sens as high as you can ,2+ .In All metal mode you`ll still get a discrim value readout of your Target, unless its down past the discrim range then you`d just get a blank value .

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Re: Teknetics t2+

Post by sweepstick47 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:17 pm

Hello Tonks, welcome aboard and I hope you enjoy your time with us on the forums. ::g
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Re: Teknetics t2+

Post by Tonks » Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:43 pm

Thanks for reply’s,and for the guide.is the all metal mode just for the beach setup?

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Re: Teknetics t2+

Post by WVAM » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:58 pm

Tonks,

All Metal is for ... well ... all metal. It takes more getting used to so as you are new to the T2 I'd stick with one of the programmed modes. The 2+ and above give an iron 'burp' which makes detecting easier when you start out. For my permissions I always use all metal (pasture and plough) as it's deeper but you need to be more engaged while searching. The T2 is not ideal for the beach but the manual does give some settings that are said to work.
Have a look at some of the Youtube vids on the T2 and you won't go far wrong for starters.

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Re: Teknetics t2+

Post by Tonks » Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:05 am

Ok thanks chris,will have a look at the manual,will it be ok for the beach?i thought it would be ok for beach and field.will give it a go on the beach and try and vary the settings.if anyone has used a t2 on the beach would like to know what works best.thank guys 👍🏻

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Post by WVAM » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:04 am

Tonks,

don't take this the wrong way as we are all keen to help but all of your questions are answered with a quick Google or MDF forum search. "T2 beach" in Google pops up 3 videos of the T2 being used on wet sand. In general, on dry sand it will be fine. On wet sand you are going to need to get the settings right.

Just remember, the control box and battery box are NOT waterproof.

If you are going on to the beach, and in fact anywhere, please make sure you have considered what to do if you find any ordnance - have a look in the left hand column under Main and then ordnance.

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Re: Teknetics t2+

Post by JBM » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:02 am

T2 is a very good machine and I had one of the first many moons ago.

Not long back I remember someone finding a precious metal loss with a T2.

Just go for it and swing low and slow.

When you think you are going slow then go even more slowly.

Enjoy the best hobby ever.

Jerry. ::g

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Re: Teknetics t2+

Post by Tonks » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:11 am

Managed to get out yesterday for an hour,in a field I know used to be a show ground many moons ago.just practising with the t2 really but found 2 pennies and a 1944 three pence! So must be doing something right! 😄

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Re: Teknetics t2+

Post by spazzyken » Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:56 am

Hey tonks well for a first detector you sure picked a good one I've had one for 6 years+ and at first I struggled but I'm glad I persevered as you should,I don't go by the numbers I go by what I hear and do the same with my nox 800.if you learn what your hearing you will get some deep finds I detected with my two mates and I could beat them hands down on depth when we had good sites to detect I would always do there part of the field when they had finished and would find lots more and there detectors where alot more money than the t2 don't know if I can say the name of the detector.anyway I have a detech 13"ultimate coil on it and my settings are
Disc 3 if quiet 0
Sense 80-90 depending how junky
+2
F2
And I dig anything with the slightest hint of a beep and that's where your deep finds come,it could sound 95% iron but a hint of a beep I'd dig it even time,yes you will dig some iron but you will also dig some amazing finds at depth hope this helps tonks happy hunting ken
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Re: Teknetics t2+

Post by Tonks » Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:51 am

Thanks for the replies guys,I will keep experimenting and go back to that old show ground.tried the beach earlier but nothing other than w few 2p’s on the path to it.4 days off now so will be out at some point.👍🏻

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Re: Teknetics t2+

Post by Tonks » Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:55 am

Interesting you say don’t ground balance?

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Re: Teknetics t2+

Post by WVAM » Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:59 am

Oracle wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:36 pm
T2 is a great machine, and one very easy to set up to get most desirable targets,
Sens 80
Disc 8
2+ tones
Don't ground balance
And remember to wind down the pinpointing to 10, it makes it much easier to locate the centre of target.
Running all metal will get you a little deeper, but the noise will do your head in .
Hi Oracle,

Just curious why you say not to ground balance?

I use All Metal virtually all of the time and it runs really quiet with Sens >85 but good GB and Hum is important.

It's probably that your ground is different to mine but the T2 is definitely a productive and reasonably priced detector.

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Re: Teknetics t2+

Post by WVAM » Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:50 pm

Cheers, I'll give it a go a in All Metal - nothing ventured, nothing gained. I find very few hot rocks and they aren't that hard to identify - but with so few rocks the odds are even less of them obscuring a decent find.
I spent some time checking signals picked up in All Metal by switching to any of the other programmes before digging and found so many of the deeper targets (8-10") were not registering either for tone or numbers that I virtually only use AM. I've previously had deep targets in programmed modes but I really wasn't happy with the number missed when checked.

Will check to see if GB helps or hinders.

edit: Its just dawned on me that you are ground balancing but for very mineralised ground. I'll have to test this out and see if it makes an appreciable difference.

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Re: Teknetics t2+

Post by WVAM » Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:28 pm

Oracle wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:10 pm
It’s coke that’s easy to identify , it’s tends to be around 43 on the t2 if I remember correctly, but wet or damp coke can come even in the 70’s , hot rock is a different animal ::g

You’ll be amazed and pleasantly pleased by the difference not ground balancing makes , come back and share your views ::g
Oracle, I've had both. It's the soft edge to the ends of the tone in AM that give them away. Mind you, a few bits get dug just in case but so far they have come out as expected and nothing else in the hole. But I will check and report back.
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Re: Teknetics t2+

Post by WVAM » Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:04 am

I realised I hadn't followed up on the post.

I've done a couple of reasonable tests. Not ground balancing puts the T2 at 90 whereas my local ground balances about 65. In all metal I can't say I noticed any appreciable difference. All potential targets were checked at 90 degree sweeps and on both 90 and 65 the T2 was it's normal quiet and stable self. If I do find a location with hot rocks I'll give it another go.

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