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  • ace250guy
    Good point Mark...This will be an interesting one to try and test! Thanks, Ken ... electricity ... maybe ... then ... is ... place ... the ... Washington ...
    Message 1 of 9 , Feb 14, 2006
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      Good point Mark...This will be an interesting one to try and test!

      Thanks,
      Ken

      --- In ace250@yahoogroups.com, "Mark Conner" <mkconner@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hey Ken,
      >
      > I got to thinking about this myself. If you take a metal rod and
      > wrap it with copper wire and then pass a small amount of
      electricity
      > through it, What do you get? Answer: a Magnet.
      >
      > Maybe if the cable really isn't insulated all that well. Then
      maybe
      > it could cause just enough interfernce to the coil; which would
      then
      > cause the Ace to go a little wacky at its highest settings.
      >
      > Just a theory,
      > Former HAM myself :-)
      >
      > Mark
      >
      >
      > > Cruz, I am curious as to the running of the cable up the rod to
      > the
      > > control housing. I have read the same technique before, but I
      > have
      > > to admit, I am a bit sceptical. The reasoning for my sceptisicm
      > is
      > > my amateur radio background, and the knowledge that the cable
      > itself
      > > is a shielded cable. It seems that since it is shielded, it
      > > shouldn't be affected that much by how it is wrapped unless it
      is
      > > creating some form of a balun.
      > >
      > > I'm not a doubting Thomas...I think it would be a great idea for
      > us
      > > to test out! If indeed it does have an effect, this is the
      place
      > to
      > > find out.
      > >
      > > Alas, that's the best thing about this group! If anyone is
      > > interested in doing a test of both methods of wrapping the cable
      > up
      > > the pole, I am sure we would all be interested in the test and
      the
      > > results.
      > >
      > > So, keep us posted on your finds Cruz, and welcome to the family!
      > >
      > > Best regards,
      > > Ken
      > >
      > > --- In ace250@yahoogroups.com, "cruzin_777" <cruzin_777@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > I just bought the Ace250 from a local dealer here in
      Washington
      > > > State.
      > > > I could have bought it cheaper on the internet but glad i
      > > purchased
      > > > it from the guy here who is 76 years old, he's been using
      > > detectors
      > > > for years. I enjoyed all the post very useful information as
      > well
      > > > as the photo section.
      > > > I took my ACE250 out yesterday for first time, Igot all weird
      > > > readings found nothing but junk. Made these changes.
      > > > I installed coil cable straight up pull and fastened with
      quick
      > > ties.
      > > > I didnt like the idea of electrical tape. Looks much nicer
      this
      > > way.
      > > > I went out today with Yeller and found $1.92 in change. I used
      > > coin
      > > > mode a sensitivety setting of 4 bars. I went to a local school
      > > sand
      > > > and bark play area. It wasn't long and Bing Bing I hit a
      quarter
      > > > then another no problem finding quarters. I should just call
      my
      > > > ace250 a quarter machine. I hit them and get them a little
      more
      > > work
      > > > on dimes finding them. The pinpoint worked real good just
      > remember
      > > > to move away from signal location and then push pinpoint and
      > then
      > > go
      > > > back over target another useful tip from this forum. I also
      > today
      > > > found a bracelet and a hang ten foot from a charm bracelet.
      The
      > > > Ace250 ran over lots of junk infact i ran it over foil and not
      > > even
      > > > a beep. The discrimnation really works. Any one new and wants
      a
      > > Good
      > > > machine this is the one. I did my research and decided this
      > would
      > > be
      > > > a good choice. Anyways Good luck to all. Hope some of you get
      > off
      > > > that couch and get out. I would like to hear more on your
      finds.
      > > > anyways 200 or more times out i should have this machine paid
      > for
      > > > unless i hit Gold. Not sure if i will but I had fun 8 more
      cents
      > > > next time and i get 2 lottery tickets.
      > > >
      > >
      >
    • toltec_100
      Yes.....Yes... ... stable ... on ... 5 ... the ... As ... but ... to ... sceptisicm ... for ... cable ... family! ... as ... weird ... used ... school ... not
      Message 2 of 9 , Feb 14, 2006
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        Yes.....Yes...
        --- In ace250@yahoogroups.com, "ace250guy" <milairnut@...> wrote:
        >
        >
        > Well then, I'll give it a try then...you run the cable straight up
        > for 12 inches, then wrap it, correct? It is to make it more
        stable
        > at higher sensitivity settings, correct?
        > Thanks,
        > Ken
        >
        > --- In ace250@yahoogroups.com, "toltec_100" <toltec_100@> wrote:
        > >
        > > Excuse me for butting in but I believe the idea of running the
        > coil
        > > up the shaft comes from Garrett themselves. I learned about it
        on
        > > the Garrett users forum. I think it was Mary, Garretts Customer
        > > Service rep who told one of the forum members about it and, well
        > you
        > > know the rest of the story. I was able to increas my bars up to
        5
        > > and 6 doing it. I use Scunci ponytailers myself. They come in a
        > > great variety of colors and textures.
        > > Oh yeah! Welcome aboard Cruzin!!
        > >
        > > --- In ace250@yahoogroups.com, "ace250guy" <milairnut@> wrote:
        > > >
        > > >
        > > > Welcome to the group cruzin! You will find the more you use
        the
        > > > machine the better you will get at identifying those sounds.
        As
        > > > bigcatdaady says, it is one of the easiest machines to use,
        but
        > > with
        > > > very good results. Don't let those "trash" signals make you
        > give
        > > > up...you will soon learn to discern what is worth digging.
        > > >
        > > > Cruz, I am curious as to the running of the cable up the rod
        to
        > > the
        > > > control housing. I have read the same technique before, but I
        > > have
        > > > to admit, I am a bit sceptical. The reasoning for my
        sceptisicm
        > > is
        > > > my amateur radio background, and the knowledge that the cable
        > > itself
        > > > is a shielded cable. It seems that since it is shielded, it
        > > > shouldn't be affected that much by how it is wrapped unless it
        > is
        > > > creating some form of a balun.
        > > >
        > > > I'm not a doubting Thomas...I think it would be a great idea
        for
        > > us
        > > > to test out! If indeed it does have an effect, this is the
        > place
        > > to
        > > > find out.
        > > >
        > > > Alas, that's the best thing about this group! If anyone is
        > > > interested in doing a test of both methods of wrapping the
        cable
        > > up
        > > > the pole, I am sure we would all be interested in the test and
        > the
        > > > results.
        > > >
        > > > So, keep us posted on your finds Cruz, and welcome to the
        family!
        > > >
        > > > Best regards,
        > > > Ken
        > > >
        > > > --- In ace250@yahoogroups.com, "cruzin_777" <cruzin_777@>
        wrote:
        > > > >
        > > > > I just bought the Ace250 from a local dealer here in
        > Washington
        > > > > State.
        > > > > I could have bought it cheaper on the internet but glad i
        > > > purchased
        > > > > it from the guy here who is 76 years old, he's been using
        > > > detectors
        > > > > for years. I enjoyed all the post very useful information
        as
        > > well
        > > > > as the photo section.
        > > > > I took my ACE250 out yesterday for first time, Igot all
        weird
        > > > > readings found nothing but junk. Made these changes.
        > > > > I installed coil cable straight up pull and fastened with
        > quick
        > > > ties.
        > > > > I didnt like the idea of electrical tape. Looks much nicer
        > this
        > > > way.
        > > > > I went out today with Yeller and found $1.92 in change. I
        used
        > > > coin
        > > > > mode a sensitivety setting of 4 bars. I went to a local
        school
        > > > sand
        > > > > and bark play area. It wasn't long and Bing Bing I hit a
        > quarter
        > > > > then another no problem finding quarters. I should just call
        > my
        > > > > ace250 a quarter machine. I hit them and get them a little
        > more
        > > > work
        > > > > on dimes finding them. The pinpoint worked real good just
        > > remember
        > > > > to move away from signal location and then push pinpoint and
        > > then
        > > > go
        > > > > back over target another useful tip from this forum. I also
        > > today
        > > > > found a bracelet and a hang ten foot from a charm bracelet.
        > The
        > > > > Ace250 ran over lots of junk infact i ran it over foil and
        not
        > > > even
        > > > > a beep. The discrimnation really works. Any one new and
        wants
        > a
        > > > Good
        > > > > machine this is the one. I did my research and decided this
        > > would
        > > > be
        > > > > a good choice. Anyways Good luck to all. Hope some of you
        get
        > > off
        > > > > that couch and get out. I would like to hear more on your
        > finds.
        > > > > anyways 200 or more times out i should have this machine
        paid
        > > for
        > > > > unless i hit Gold. Not sure if i will but I had fun 8 more
        > cents
        > > > > next time and i get 2 lottery tickets.
        > > > >
        > > >
        > >
        >
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