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#551

Northeast
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09 August 2017 01:23 am

Further down the post is from the Minelab brochure re: the new update - which you have probably already read.

My (basic) understanding is that the semi auto mode will now hold your original ferrite balance from the start of a session and keep it there - essentially negating the need to re: ferrite balance (I think). And the ground balance will maintain approx 20% of your original balance data but continuously update the other 80%.

Now when we ferrite balance at the start of the day with the Quick Track it takes in the ferrite from the ring but also from the surrounding soil. And this is where I am a bit confused too because wouldn't we want the machine to continuously adapt to the changing conditions as we move across the ground rather than stick with the one little window of ground that it was ferrite balanced over to begin with? I would understand if the Z was ONLY seeing the ring during Quick Track but it sees ground also.
So I guess I am in the same boat - I understand what is happening with the new update but I am not entirely sure what the benefit is or where you would apply it.

Maybe that's why it says it is "useful for experienced users" hmm

PT and JP, etc will hopefully help. And if any of what I have written above is wrong feel free to correct me big_smile

"In Semi-Auto mode, the Ground Balance is automatically adjusted during detecting, however Quick-Trak must be performed manually. As in Auto mode, Quick-Trak with the yellow ferrite can be used to
speed up the automatic ground balancing process.
In this mode, the ferrite-component balance is fixed at the user’s desired level. This can only be changed by performing a manual Quick-Trak.
Ground balancing with the yellow ferrite placed on the ground is imperative in this mode."

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#552

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09 August 2017 12:57 pm

Cheers Northeast!

Yeah, I sort of understand what's going on now, though still not confidently enough to be %100 certain.

I initially thought it would be a change that would allow us to quick track with the trigger button without dumping all previous GB data. If that's the case, or it's something similar to that procedure then it should be fine.

On the last trip away I think I only used the ferrite three or four times over a five week period, but that may simply be down to becoming somewhat more comfortable on the machine with a bit of experience under the belt.

I'll get to test it out properly on the goldfields soon enough, though having a bit more as you say info would be real nice.

All the best,
Shauno.


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#553

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09 August 2017 03:40 pm

I wonder if I might have answered my own question - "useful for experienced users". If I can't work out WHY I should be using it, maybe I shouldn't be using it lol lol

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#554

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09 August 2017 08:40 pm

I hear that! lol

I'll throw a small edit in here from the last addition:

Syndyne wrote:

having a bit more as you say info would be real nice.

Should have read: having a bit more info as you say would be real nice.


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#555

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09 August 2017 09:49 pm

I think Minelab could do a lot more to explain their technology, settings, benefits under specific detecting circumstances to help the less technical people who do want to understand, me inclusive. This goes across all their machines. I've tried to read their technical explanations but just don't get some of it. The more we understand the better we'll adjust our detectors and the more gold we'll find which will only help them sell more machines ........ Minelab, I hope you're watching and listening to your customers. I've a marketing back ground and it's called 'voice of the customer'. Give customers what they want, within reason. This matter can't be that hard. Enough ramblings. Cheers


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#556

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12 August 2017 09:09 pm

Hey guys has anyone heard when the Xchange 2 software will be working with the new update?

#557

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12 August 2017 10:32 pm

xChnage update should be available in the next 2-3months


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#558

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13 August 2017 10:08 am

Thanks Tryhard, I am not sure where I read it but I thought they said it was going to come out in two months, about two months ago.

#559

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18 August 2017 11:21 pm

I've got a new blog up on the Z19.

http://www.minelab.com/anz/go-minelabbi … pz-19-coil

There will be one coming up on the new software wink


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#560

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31 August 2017 09:25 pm

I got my first ever Detector on Tuesday a GPZ7000, Tested it out in a trashy area first to learn the settings and different signals, found it easy to use and very interesting aswell, so then i drove to a secluded spot and found two Nuggies in one hour, quite happy with my first attempt.
Got out to an area today the old timers worked many years ago and found some more with best settings in this area being Semi auto,High Yield,Difficult with sensitivity down to 6.
Dolphin.1504175007_gpz_7000_001.jpg


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#561

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31 August 2017 09:28 pm

Nice work!


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#562

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31 August 2017 10:03 pm

Smashed it Dolphin. Well done thumbsup

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#563

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31 August 2017 10:14 pm

What a great start. Well done!


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#564

Tathradj
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31 August 2017 10:40 pm

Done very well Dolphin. thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup


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A couple of HiBankers inc. accessories, , 4500, SDC2300, Gt1600,
Aldi, Phantom 4 Pro, A Prado 4x4, A'Van Cruiseliner and a heck
of a lot of determination.Not to mention Luck.
Most importantly, A lot of Good Honest Friends.

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#565

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31 August 2017 10:53 pm

Well Done Dolphin thumbsup thumbsup
Great Finds cool
Great to see you got a GPZ 7000 Now. Rock ON

Last edited by Crow Pickens (31 August 2017 10:54 pm)


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#566

Chewy
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01 September 2017 12:51 am

Well done damn you're a quick learner. thumbsup smile


Here gold gold gold gold.

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#567

dam it
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01 September 2017 07:37 am

big_smile thumbsup thumbsup


Thats going straight to the Pool Room .....

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#568

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01 September 2017 10:03 am

Well done Dolphin thumbsup a testament to how good the ZED is a beginner can pick it up and dig gold.

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#569

PhaseTech
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01 September 2017 06:13 pm

Had a few hours to kill so went back to where I got the first bit in post 535. A couple small bits of lead near the last find. Emi was bad today so Normal + Patch locate wasn't going to work - too erratic. I was checking different setting combos on any good sounding signal. Best results were HY, Difficult, High Smoothing, Volume 10, Sens 12. (Using headphones & booster).

Slowly working downslope from the last find, I soon got a faint little signal and out popped this one.

1504249891_20170901_151041-1.jpg

Nice way to start spring.


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#570

Northeast
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01 September 2017 08:53 pm

Very nice PT. Size? 4-5 grams?

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#571

PhaseTech
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01 September 2017 09:30 pm

% by 10 and you might be a bit closer haha. Had to crop the photo to get it under 2MB, so it's a bit zoomed.


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#572

Northeast
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01 September 2017 11:18 pm

lol lol I was thinking the green things were leaves, now I see they are blades of grass. Oh well, it's still a nice piece. It's better than any piece of gold that I didn't get today wink

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#573

Dolphin
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06 September 2017 09:50 pm

1504694831_gpz_005.jpg
1504694832_gpz_001.jpg
This is what the ZED found for me the last two day trips,
Second pic is part of a roof in a secret cave with a Quartz seem running along it , I
Have taken samples home to crush and pan to see if i'm barking up the right tree.
Dolphin.

Last edited by Dolphin (06 September 2017 10:00 pm)


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#574

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06 September 2017 10:07 pm

Hi Dolphin.
you got that GPZ Humming.
Nice finds AGAIN. smile


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#575

Dolphin
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06 September 2017 10:24 pm

Cheers mate, yes i'm really loving the GPZ, best toy ever.1504696912_gpz_004.jpg Had a good run, got these 4 little Nuggies within a meter square patch, so fun when you hit those little patches hey ?
Dolphin.


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