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    Dfx sensitivity settings

    is there an all around good setting for ac sensitivity on the dfx using the 6x10dd coil?

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    Welcome to the forum. Sensitivity is a function of a lot of things, including EMI and mineralization.

    If you are in a low EMI, and low to moderate mineralization environment, you can run PAG=3, AC=70, DC=35 no sweat.

    If EMI goes up, you can try bumping up a filter or two, or running single freq = 15Khz. If that doesn't help, you'll have to drop PAG=2, and try kickin' AC back up to recover the depth.

    If you take a look at the Coin, C&J and Beach settings that are posted in the Detector Programs thread, you'll see I'm running PAG=3, AC=75, DC=40. Those programs are all optimized for the 6X10"DD coil. My soil is very sweet, and most of the spots I hunt are light to moderate EMI.

    Try runnin' at PAG=3 and you AC as high as you can w/o gettin' too noisy. When you hit that spot, back AC off a bit. I don't recommend running DC over 40. If you do, your pinpointing is gonna go South because your hot spot will be very large and you'll have edge effect goin' on big time.

    Hope this is helpful. Da FoX
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    Welcome to the forum ...Where you from ?? Where I'm at in Oregon, most of my spots will let me go PAG-3, AC 70, DC 38-40 using 15Khz. Sometimes I can get away running PAG 4 if the hot rocks aren't to bad. Anything hotter for me gets the DFX chattery and unstable..
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    Southwest virginia

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    Thanks for the advise I hope to try those settings out tomorrow afternoon.

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    Your doing well with that DFX and I look forward to our next hunt.

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    have used the settings that Deolslyfox posted and the dfx worked great. Hunting tomorrow will try to post how it goes.

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    Last two hunts went well found silver and seven wheaties.

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    Hello,
    Is it OK to turn sensitivity all the way up ?
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    You can run your sensitivity as high as you like. It won't hurt the machine at all if that is what you are asking. However, you may find that with PAG, AC and DC "maxed out", your machine is simply too noisy to use successfully.

    I'd recommend that you keep PAG = 3, AC under 70 and DC under 40 until you get a handle on your machine.

    Remember - "Mo' hotta' ain't always mo' betta' ....". Run as hot as you can w/o too much noise. When in doubt, it is better to run a little too quiet then too hot. You'll lose more faint signals in noise then you will in just your threshold.

    Good luck !!!
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    Thumbs up

    Welcome to the forums,plenty of tips and advice, all you have to do is ask.

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    Just my 2 cents worth, I have found that a pag of 2 and then set the ac sen. at what is the stablest setting( no signals or threshold drop ect.)
    I have been in some places i couldn't run any higher then 60-62
    Then other spots 70-74 ac with great stability.
    It is my personal view that being stable will get you more then trying to pump up the AC where you get falsing signals when you aren't even moving the coil.
    Don't be scared of lower setting as i still get great depth.
    Good luck and Happy Hunting

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