Metal detecting with the XP Deus | Reactivity settings explained


hi and welcome to another video XP Deus
how do we set it up for a quiet sight well we all know how to set it up on the
busy site there’s lots of videos about that but what about a quiet site where
there’s not a lot going on join me over in the skills school I’ve been told by a
few friends that this site is really really quiet
but they’re sure it holds some good finds so how do we get the Deus to rock
and roll on a quiet site the program I’m going to use is hot program number 9
and the reason I’m doing this is because program number 9 uses a -6.4
discrimination -6.4 is wide open it gives you an open window to the soil
conditions the iron conditions and of course the non ferrous targets so
program number 9 wide open let’s have a go out in the field see what feedback
we get and then make the necessary adjustments and there’s a little
adjustment I’m convinced is going to work but I’ll show you that out in the
field this is a standard hot program no adjustments made ninety sensitivity quiet isn’t it very little feedback from
the ground very little feedback from iron so the object of this exercise is
to try and get the Deus on its toes so to speak we need to introduce a little
bit of life first of all our gonna raise the sensitivity from 90 to 95 and let’s
see what happens there sensitivity 95 it’s maybe a little bit more intense but
I’m getting a lot of false signals little spikes coming through I don’t
think their sensitivity it’s a right adjustment to make ground conditions
here are really really wet I think the key adjustment on this field
is reactivity most of the time I use reactivity at 3 and I never touch it
because I tend to search sites which have got quite a lot of iron in them but
this site is really really quiet so iron isn’t a problem let’s adjust the
reactivity down and see what sort of feedback we get off the soil I’m going
to start off by lowering it from 3 to 2.5 let’s have a listen and see what
happens so let’s go back to sensitivity 90 reactivity 2.5 now we’re starting to
get that ground feedback but we’re getting no false signals or very few
false signals that’s perfect we’re getting the Deus to rock and roll a
little bit now I think going down to reactivity 2 is gonna make an even
bigger difference so let’s try reactivity 2 here we go reactivity 2 it’s almost like a threshold in the
background isn’t it and that’s telling me the Deus is getting all the
information from the ground and it’s it’s on its toes it’s working as it
should do just to remind you again what reactivity 3 sounds like on this
field really really quiet I’m going to just go back and adjust it to reactivity
2 and let you hear it here we go instantly a difference I’m getting that
feedback coming through now voila the Deus is rock and rolling once
you know that the Deus is on its limit then you can make further adjustments
for example if you didn’t want to hear the ground feedback all you have to do
is turn the discrimination from -6.4 up to about -2 and that
eliminates most ground if you didn’t want to hear iron and all you have to
do is turn the discrimination from -6.4 to about + 5 and that deals with
most iron you need to find your preferred adjustment along that
discrimination range there’s other adjustments you can make sure you can
lower the ground balance but because we’ve had weeks and weeks of rain and
the ground is really wet I don’t think adjusting the ground balance is gonna
help it’s gonna introduce false signals because the water table is very very
high perhaps drop it a couple of notches I tend to use between 88 and 90 on most
conditions and that’ll be perfect but if you start going lower than that then
you’re going to start getting some really strange signals so the ground
balance is really not an option in the wet conditions sensitivity introduces
too many false signals that’s the easy bit I’ve got the Deus set up for the
field the hard bit now is
getting out there and finding something so I hope that’s given you a little
insight into the reactivity it makes us signals a little bit wider
so you got to get used to that but on a quiet field it’s a really really good
adjustment okay I’m getting out into the field I’m going to leave you now thanks
for watching and see you on a next skill school video

Paul Whisler

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