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Fisher Coin Strike Target ID Detector Users Manual
QUALITY
COIN STRIKE
Fisher detectors are renowned for their quality.
Each instrument is hand crafted in the USA with pride
Target I.D. Metal Detector
PERFORMANCE
Our detectors are durable, dependable, and search deeper.
REPUTATION
Fisher produced the first patented metal detector in 1931. For
over 70 years, the Fisher logo has been a mark of excellence.
5-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
Fisher believes in the products we produce and backs this belief
with a 5-Year Limited Warranty, Warranty may vary outside the
United States. See your dealer for details
SERVICE
Fisher is committed to providing you, our valued customer, with
superior service. Each and every instrument is rigidly tested and
carefully inspected during assembly and before shipment.
Should you have any questions or problems, contact:
FISHER RESEARCH LABORATORY
200 West Willmott Road.,
Los Banos, California 93635
Tel 209.826.3292 Fax 209.826.0416
www.fisherlab.com email: info@fisherlab.com
Operating Manual
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FISHER
RESEARCH
LABORATORY
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CONTENTS
About Your Detector................................................................ pg. 3
Setting Up.................................................................................. pg. 4
Body/Chest Mounting.............................................................. pg. 6
Control Panel............................................................................ pg. 7
Quick Start Guide..................................................................... pg. 11
4 Tone Audio System................................................................ pg. 12
LCD Identification Sysytem...................................................... pg. 13
Precision Visual Pinpointing . ................................................. pg. 14
Ground Balancing/Tracking.................................................... pg. 14
FisherTrak AFS© ......................................................................... pg. 15
Wet Sand Beach Hunting......................................................... pg. 15
Setting Memory Control........................................................... pg. 16
Additional Features.................................................................. pg. 17
Searching.................................................................................. pg. 18
Battery Replacement............................................................... pg. 20
Target Recovery....................................................................... pg. 21
Maintenance............................................................................ pg. 22
Treasure Hunter’s Code of Ethics............................................ pg. 22
Specifications........................................................................... pg. 23
SPECIFICATIONS
LENGTH
Extended ................................................52”3 Collapsed ................................................41”3
WEIGHT
Complete.............................. 3.5 lbs.
Control Housing ..................1.1 lbs.
Handle and Coil ..................2.4 lbs.
FREQUENCY
Operating. ....................................................Proprietary2
Target Response:
Low tone = iron.
Low/Mid tone = foil, nickel, round tabs.
Mid/High tone = square tabs, zinc.
High tone = copper, clad, silver coins
INPUTS/OUTPUTS
Controls ......................................................... Keypad with tactile response
Memory Function ........................................... Yes
Display .......................................................... Large, LCD with constant control read-out4
LCD Backlight ............................................... Yes
Built-in Speaker ............................................ Yes
Stereo Headphone Jack................................... Yes
GROUND ADJUST
Automatic Ground Tracking . ........................... Yes
Automatic Ground Balance ............................. Yes
Salt Mode (wet sand) ..................................... Yes
SEARCH COIL
Type..............................................................“Spider” Coil, Concentric, Co-Planar
Diameter ...................................................... 8”
Shielding .....................................................100% ESI5
Interchangeable ...........................................Yes
Submersible..................................................Yes
SEARCH MODES
True All-Metal Motion .................................... Single tone response with high-res numeric I.D.
Disc Motion ................................................... 4-tone response with high-res numeric I.D.
Pinpoint (non-motion) .................................... Precision visual numeric readout
BATTERIES
Batteries Type ..............................................(2) 9V
Low Battery Alert..........................................Automatic (LCD and audio)
Life - Alkaline...............................................20-25 hours3
WARRANTY
5-Year Limited Warranty*
*warranty may vary outside of the United States, warrranty applies to the original
purchaser only. see your dealer for details
Notes
1. Subject to modification without notice.
2. Approximate.
3. LCD shows all settings (disc, threshold, sensitivity, notches, and volume) at all times.
4. Electro-Static-Insulated to eliminate certain types of false signals.
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MAINTENANCE
ABOUT YOUR DETECTOR
Your Coin Strike doesn’t require a lot of care. It’s built with highquality materials and it’s splashproof and dustproof. But there are a
few things you should do to keep it in peak operating condition.
The I.D. detector of the future is here! The Fisher Coin Strike brings
you a new level of performance and features that include fast
automatic ground tracking, a precision auto ground balance
system, four-tone ID system, programmability and our new D.P.A.
(Digital Phase Analysis) technology.
1. If you’re not going to be using it for a while, take the batteries out. Acid damage caused by leaking batteries can be severe.
2. Avoid extreme temperatures. Don’t leave it inside a closed car
that’s sitting in the sun. Or even worse, the trunk of a car.
3. If you “scrub” the search coil on the ground, you’ll eventually
wear through the bottom of the coil. Replacement coils are
expensive. Instead, invest in a coil cover; they’re cheap.
4. Keep your Coin Strike dry and clean. If you’ve been working in
or a round dust, wipe it down with a damp cloth and dry it with a
hair dryer (low or no heat) or a dry cloth. Remove and clean the
lower stem. Keep the lock nuts free of sand and dirt.
TREASURE HUNTER’S CODE OF ETHICS
LETS PRESERVE OUR TREASURED SPORT!
Laws governing the use of metal detectors are becoming more and
more common. In many countries, the use of metal detectors is illegal
or severely restricted. Don’t let this happen in your area.
ALWAYS get permission to hunt on private property.
ALWAYS leave a site cleaner than you found it. Take at least some
trash with you or, if you can, take it all.
ALWAYS fill in your holes neatly whether you’re in a city park or remote
wildernessness. Leave the land as it was before you disturbed it.
ALWAYS obey all laws relating to Treasure Hunting.
ALWAYS return valuable property if you can locate the original owner.
ALWAYS do whatever you can to give the hobby of Treasure Hunting
the good image it needs and deserves.
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Throughout this operations manual, we are going to explain to you
the controls and LCD Display Panel of the new Coin Strike as well as
give you a few tips to get you hunting. As with any new detector,
we strongly encourage that you read the entire operations manual
and call your local dealer with any questions.
The Coin Strike control panel and LCD display is designed to give
you constant control read out. In addition, the Coin Strike provides
a 4-tone audio system to give you more target information.
The rest is up to you. You’ve got the right detector, but you’ll have
to decide where to search and then put in a lot of long, hard hours
searching. And, of course, you’re going to have to learn your Coin
Strike, read this instruction manual carefully and practice often.
Drop us a line if you have any questions, comments or exciting
hunting stories. In the meantime . . .
Happy Hunting!
Fisher Research Laboratory
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SETTING UP
TARGET RECOVERY
Your Fisher Coin Strike is built to last for years. However, it’s a
sophisticated electronic instrument containing state-of-the-art
components. Handle it carefully, care for it regularly, and it will
give you years of dependable service. The Coin Strike requires
little assembly.
Once you have identified and pinpointed your target, your
objective is to recover it quickly and neatly, leaving virtually no
trace of your excavation. There are almost as many ways to do
this as there are Treasure Hunters. Whatever works for you is good
enough as long as you don’t break any laws, damage vegetation,
or leave uncovered holes.
Whichever method you choose, remember that responsible
treasure hunters take pride in their ability to leave soil and
vegetation intact and undamaged.
1. Unpack your Coin Strike carefully and save the
carton: it may come in handy if you ever have to
return the instrument for service.
2. Slip the lower stem into the center stem section.
3. Adjust the stem length and coil angle so that
the search coil rests flat on the ground about 6 to
12 inches in front of and slightly to the right of your
right foot (to the left of your left foot for left handers).
Your arm should be straight and relaxed, the grip
held loosely (see drawing on next page). The stem
length is adjusted by loosening the lower lock nut
and allowing the spring clip to snap into one of the
Center
stem section
Touch pads
Padded
Arm rest
Control
housing
8” Spider Coil
Search
coil cable
Foam
hand grip
Upper
lock nut
Upper stem
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Lower
lock nut
Recovery Tools
1. A heavy-duty, blunt screwdriver is commonly used
by expert Treasure Hunters and is the tool of choice
for cut lawns.
2. A sturdy hunting knife with a 5-inch blade will
do the job on most other soils. A high-quality
double edge “survival” knife is an even better (and
more expensive) choice because it will be almost
impossible to bend or break.
CAUTION: Using a knife without a locking blade is a
good way to lose a finger!
3. A narrow garden trowel will work in loose or wet
soil.
4. Several excellent digging tools are made just for
the Treasure Hunter, and specially designed sand
scoops are available for beachcombing.
5. A thin, dull probe is the preferred tool for precise
target location.
Nylon wing nut
(with replaceable
Duro-Neoprene
bushings)
Adjustable,
fiberglass
filled, nylon
lower stem
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BATTERY REPLACEMENT
Two 9-volt transistor batteries are located in separate compartments
on the underside of the control housing. When you first turn on your
detector you will see your battery level. It flashes for 3 seconds. A
reading of 9V means you have maximum battery life. A reading
of 6V indicates that you have approximately 11/2 to 1 hour left
of battery life.
Changing your batteries:
1. Remove the control housing from the handle
grip by holding the grip in one hand and sliding the
control housing toward you.
2. Remove the battery doors by gently lifting the two tabs at the end of the control housing.
3. Remove the batteries by pulling on the nylon
straps attached to the bottom of the battery
compartments.
4. Install fresh alkaline batteries and reinstall
the battery covers. Make sure the batteries are
positioned properly as indicated by the “+” polarity
markings inside the battery compartments.
If either or both of the batteries are installed
incorrectly, the Coin Strike will simply not turn on. The
detector will not be damaged.
Remember your search coil must be connected to
the control housing for power to be turned on.
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SETTING UP
holes in the center stem. The coil angle is adjusted by
loosening the nylon wing nut on top of the search coil.
NOTE: Remember, the longer the shaft, the more you’ll have to
bend your elbow to keep the coil off the ground and the sooner
your arm will get tired. The Coin Strike is balanced for comfortable
searching in a tight semicircle around the front of the operator.
4. With the stem length properly adjusted, wrap the
search coil cable snugly around the lower stem and
the center section. Leave just enough slack near
the coil to allow it to be tilted completely backward
and forward.
NOTE: A loose cable near the search coil may cause false signals, but
don’t wrap it so tightly that it pulls against the housing or the coil.
5. Reconnect the coil cable to the
control housing. Be careful not to
cross thread it and make sure it’s
snug, but hand tightened only.
6. With the shaft length and coil
angle properly adjusted, you should
be able to move into your search
position by leaning forward very
slightly and raising the angle so the
coil rests flat on the ground about 6
to 12 inches in front of your arm.
7. (When using optional
headphones) Plug into the
headphones jack on the control
panel.
Adjust the stem length and coil angle
so the coil rests flat on the ground
about 6 to 12 inches in front of your
foot. Move into your “search” position
by leaning slightly and raising the coil
about 2 inches off the ground. This
should put the coil about 12 to 18
inches in front of your lead foot.
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Body/Chest Mount
SEARCHING
5. Keep the search coil moving at a comfortable
rate.
6. Take your time. If you walk too fast you can
overlap your sweeps and you’ll miss a lot of ground.
If you swing your coil too fast, you could lose some
sensitivity to deep and/or small targets.
7. The illustration below shows the Coin Strike search
coil pattern and how it is effected by s weep speed,
ground mineralization and search mode.
1. Disconnect the cable from the control housing
and unwind all but the last 12 inches or so from the
stem. Secure the lower end of the cable with a
Velcro strap at least 12 inches up from the coil.
2. Remove the control housing from the pistol grip
by holding the grip with one hand and sliding the
housing toward you with the other hand.
3. Attach the belt clip to the control housing by
slipping it over the brass posts on the bottom of the
control housing and pulling it toward the control
panel to lock it in place.
4. Reconnect the cable to the control housing.
5. The control housing can then be mounted on your
belt or on the optional Fisher Chest Harness.
The conical search
pattern of the Coin
Strike search coil
means you’ll get better
ground penetration and
coverage by overlapping
your sweeps.
It is especially important that the cable connector be installed
tightly to prevent false signals during body-mount use. Tight, but
never tightened with anything but your hands.
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1
2
3
Effects of sweep speed,
ground mineralization
and search mode
1. Minimum depth
a. Very slow or very fast sweep speed
b. Highly mineralized soil.
2. Good depth
a. Moderate sweep speed
b. Moderately mineralized soil
3. Maximum depth
a. Moderate sweep speed
b. Non-mineralized soil
4. Missed target
Many targets well within the range of
your Coin Strike will not be detected
unless you overlap your sweeps.
Unlike other metal detectors, the discrimination settings have little if any effect
on the depth capability of the Coin Strike. Depth is also determined by the
size, shape and conductivity of the target as well as the sensitivity setting of
the Coin Strike.
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SEARCHING
CONTROL PANEL
Good search techniques are every bit as important as having a
good detector.
The Coin Strike control panel is an all new digital I/O System. The
LCD Display provides you with a constant control readout showing
you all of your current settings, much like the knobs of an older
-style metal detector.
1. Once your controls are properly set, press and
release the P/P touch pad, and move into your
search position. Begin your search by walking slowly
and sweeping the search coil in a tight semicircle.
2. Keep the coil parallel to the ground and as
close to the ground as practical. This is extremely
important for maximum coverage and depth. If
you’re searching on a lawn, you may set the coil
right on the grass and lightly “scrub it.”
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POWER
4
6
2
6
2
MENU
8
0
2
10
SENS
AUTO
GROUND
Keep the search coil
as close to the ground
as possible for greater
penetration, and make
sure the search coil
remains parallel to the
ground as you search.
8
0
10
THRESH
4
6
10
DISC
4
LIGHT
FOIL
2
8
0
6
NICKEL
TABS
ZINC
8
0
10
VOLUME
DISC
P/P
MEM
TRACK
ALL
METAL
DISC
HEADPHONES
1. The POWER button turns the unit ON and OFF. One of the first
things you will notice when you turn on your Coin Strike is the
battery level display. Fresh batteries will show 9 volts; when the
battery level is down to 6 volts, you have about an hour of battery
life left. The detector will not turn on if the search coil is not properly
connected. This can prove to be a timesaving safeguard.
2. The LIGHT button enables you to use your back light for hunting
in dim light situations.
3. Overlap your sweeps by at least 50 percent.
Remember that your coil’s search pattern in conical
and if you don’t overlap each sweep you’ll miss the
deeper targets.
4. Search in a methodical manner. Pay close
attention to where you’re going and where you’ve
been so that you don’t retrace your steps or miss
any productive areas.
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3. The MENU button enables you to enter the “menu mode”, in
which you can adjust any of seven controls with the UP/DOWN
arrow buttons: the iron discrimination level, the threshold level,
the sensitivity level, a wet sand “salt” mode, the volume level, four
independent disc. notches, and the saving or recall of 4 control
setups (including a factory preset mode) with our memory feature.
Notice that when the MENU button is pushed, the active control
blinks — this is the control that can be adjusted with the UP or
DOWN arrow buttons. To move to the next control, just press the
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CONTROL PANEL
MENU button again. When you have all your settings completed,
press the P/P (MEM) button to return to the search mode.
a. When in the MENU mode, the Iron DISC controlcan be
varied from 0 to 99 with the UP and DOWN arrow buttons. A 0
discrimination setting will allow all metals to activate the tone; a
99 discrimination setting fully discriminates out most iron targets,
allowing only nonferrous objects to activate the tone I.D. in Disc
mode. When hunting, you will choose an optimal discrimination
setting between 0 and 99 that allows you to ignore most of the
iron trash in your hunting area, without giving up any good
targets. Also notice that the constant control readout shows you
approximate settings at all times with a graphical icon, whether
you are in the MENU mode or the search mode.
b. The THRESHOLD control is best understood as setting a “trigger”
point for received signals to exceed (and be acknowledged) or
fall short of (and be ignored). This control can be adjusted with the
arrow buttons between -99 (higher trigger = less excitable) and +4
(low trigger = more excitable). There are a couple of considerations
in choosing a threshold setting: 1) If you prefer to have an audio
threshold tone present while hunting, choose a setting between 0
and +4. This will allow your Coin Strike to react to the tiniest targets in
a low mineralization environment. 2) However, if you plan to utilize
the fast automatic ground tracking feature of the Coin Strike, set
the threshold to a -5 or -10 setting for stable tracking performance
(and even lower in harshly mineralized soils).
c. The SENSITIVITY control can be varied from a setting of 0 to
a maximum of 10 with the arrow buttons when the SENS icon
is flashing. As with most detectors, set the sensitivity higher for
best depth performance in soils that are low in mineralization.
As the mineralization gets worse, lower the sensitivity setting as
needed. We recommend a sensitivity setting of 4 or lower for the
most stable performance if the fast automatic ground tracking
is enabled. Please note that a SENS setting of 0 or 1 will still yield
excellent results.
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ADDITIONAL FEATURES
AUTOMATIC LOW BATTERY WARNING: The Coin Strike will let
you know when a low battery condition will begin to effect
performance — the batteries must be changed at this time. When
the batteries get too weak, the LCD will show a “LOW BATTERY”
warning on the display. In addition, the audio system will produce
a wavering tone to alert you to the low battery condition.
AUTOMATIC SIGNAL OVERLOAD WARNING: The Coin Strike will alert
you to the presence of a large metal object in close proximity to
the search coil by sounding off an audio bell tone. This lets you
know that the object is too close to the coil for the 4-tone audio
or LCD systems to accurate identify the object.
“F.A.C.T.©”: Fisher’s new adaptive coil technology allows the
detector electronics to recognize whether the search coil is
properly installed on the detector. The Coin Strike will not turn ON
without the search coil connector properly installed to the control
housing.
CONSTANT CONTROL READOUT: Unlike many digital detectors, the
Coin Strike LCD shows you the control settings at all times while
in the search mode. The control icons are similar to the knobs
of older detectors, constantly showing where the settings are at
one easy glance. In addition, even more accurate information
regarding the control settings can be obtained by entering the
MENU mode and observing the two-digit number accompanying
each control, showing improved resolution of each control.
LCD BACKLIGHT: The press of a button activates a very efficient
display backlight for use in dark situations.
Numeric I.D. Averaging Function: This is activated (A1) or
deactivated (A0) when the ALL/METAL/DISC button is pushed
and held. When ON, the numeric I.D. will be based on cumulative
average from sweep to sweep. When OFF, the numeric I.D. will be
based on immediate sweep results. To determineif this function
is onor off, push and hold the ALL METAL/DISC button until either
A! (activated) or A0 (deactivated) is displayed. If you continue
holding down the button, the display will flash twice, then switch
modes.
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SETTING MEMORY CONTROL
Your new Coin Strike provides you with 3 memory locations to
store your favorite control settings. These memory locations will
store the Iron DISC level, THRESHOLD level, SENSITIVITY level, and
NOTCH disc. Please note that the SALT Mode and VOLUME level
will not be stored.
At this point, we would also like to remind you that your Coin Strike
has a last-setting memory feature. This means that the unit will
maintain the control settings when it is turned OFF, saving the same
settings for you when you turn your Coin Strike back ON (except
for the salt mode; this will always default to salt mode off).
By pressing the MENU button to enter the MENU mode and then
pressing it again until the “MEM” icon begins flashing, you will be
ready to store or recall your settings. Memory address “0” always
contains your current control settings, and is not a location to store
settings for later recall.
STORING SETTINGS:
1. Set the controls (DISC, THRESH, SENS, and NOTCH) by using
the MENU button to select the control, and the UP and
DOWN arrow buttons to set to the desired levels.
2. Once the controls are set, press the MENU button until the
“MEM” icon blinks.
3. Use the UP or DOWN arrow buttons to select the MEM 1,
MEM 2, or MEM 3 storage location.
4. Then, press and hold the P/P MEM button for about 3
seconds. When the settings are stored, an audio tone will
sound and the “MEM” icon will blink twice. Release the P/P
MEM button and you are in the search mode and ready to
hunt. In addition, the settings are stored in the MEM location
you chose (1, 2, or 3).
RECALLING SETTINGS:
1. To recall a stored setting, press the MENU button to enter
the MENU mode, and then press it repeatedly until the MEM
icon is selected.
2. Using the UP or DOWN arrow buttons, select the MEM
location you want to recall.
Then, press the P/P MEM button for only 1 second and release it. A
brief audio tone will sound and the detector will enter the search
mode in the settings you recalled.
Selecting the factory preset (FP) memory setting is described on
page 11.
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CONTROL PANEL
d. The salt mode can be activated or turned off with the Auto
Ground button. While in the MENU, when the two-digit display
shows “SO”, the salt mode is off. Use this setting for all hunting
conditions except wet sand (beaches) with salt content and NO
black sand (magnetic soil). Press and release the Auto Ground
button to toggle the SALT mode on (display will show “S1”). Press
and release again to toggle it off. For more beach hunting tips,
see the WET SAND HUNTING section.
e. The VOLUME can be adjusted and listened to when the VOLUME
icon is flashing by using the UP and DOWN arrow buttons.
f. The NOTCH Discrimination (“no” on the two digit display in the
MENU) can be adjusted as follows:
1. The UP/DOWN arrow buttons will allow you to choose which
NOTCH category to alter.
2. Once you have chosen which category to change (FOIL,
NICKEL, TABS, or ZINC), pushing and releasing the ALL METAL/DISC
button turns the NOTCH filter ON or OFF.
- If the square next to the chosen category blinks quickly (on
more than off) that target will be accepted.
- If the square next to the chosen category blinks slowly (off
more than on) that target will be rejected.
- When in the SEARCH mode, if the square is ON, the target is
accepted; if the square is OFF, the target is rejected.
Remember, to exit the MENU mode at any time, simply press the
P/P (MEM) button to return to the SEARCH mode
4. The AUTO GROUND button enables you to achieve a precision
ground balance with one touch. Auto Ground Balance is explained
in more detail on page 15. This button also toggles the SALT mode
on or off while in MENU mode.
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CONTROL PANEL
5. The P/P (MEM) button is used return to the search mode after
you set all your current settings when it is pushed and released.
As mentioned above, it is also used in Memory mode. If the P/P
button is pushed and held while hunting, the Precision Visual
Pinpoint Mode will be activated.
6. The TRACK button activates the Fisher Track AFS© - Adaptive
Feedback System. This fast auto-ground tracking system, enables
you to adapt to changing ground conditions without giving up
the ability to detect targets!
7. The ALL METAL/DISC button enables you to toggle between two
operating modes: a “true” all metal detecting mode or, with an
advanced discrimination system activated. When in the NOTCH
discrimination MENU, the button is used to activate or turn off the
FOIL, NICKEL, TABS and ZINC disc. notches. When in the search
mode, this button can be pushed and held to activate or turn
off the numeric I.D. averaging. (refer to pg. 18 for more details on
numeric I.D. averaging.)
FISHERTRAK AFS©
“FisherTrak©” FAST AUTO-GROUND TRACKING:
To take advantage of the fast auto-ground tracking system of the
Coin Strike, start by using the automatic ground balance procedure
just described. Then, simply press the TRACK button on the panel
to allow the Coin Strike to automatically adjust to changing ground
conditions. Notice that the “TRACK” icon will be active on the display
when the tracking system is ON. The Coin Strike system provides a
superior tracking system that will “track” only on mineralized soils
and hot rocks — not on actual targets themselves.
Also, note that the unit can be auto-ground balanced at any
time while in the tracking mode for faster, easier hunting. This can
be done by lowering the coil to the ground, pausing for about 2
seconds, then lifting the search coil about 6 inches and waiting
for the tone to signal completion of the automatic balancing.
It is very helpful to set the controls of your Coin Strike for the most stable
tracking performance. If you are hunting in mineralized soil, we suggest
setting the Threshold control to –5, -10, or even lower. We also suggest
setting the Sensitivity control to 5, 4, or lower. If you experience unstable
tracking performance, please adjust these controls accordingly. And
remember that the Coin Strike still has excellent performance with
these lower settings — you will recover good targets with smooth,
trouble-free operation — use this to your advantage!
WET SAND (BEACH) HUNTING
The Coin Strike allows beach hunters 2 choices for detecting in
wet sand.
1. If hunting in nonmagnetic wet sand (salt water beach with
no black sand), use the SALT mode feature described on page
8. Be sure to activate the SALT mode (S1) before you select the
threshold and SENSITIVITY settings, and before you auto-ground
balance the detector.
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2. If hunting on wet black sand beaches, better results are
obtained by turning OFF the SALT mode (SO). In these conditions,
adjust the SENS to 3 or lower, and the THRESH to -10 or lower. Then,
auto-ground balance the detector and turn ON the auto ground
tracking system (Fisher Trak). The tracking system should allow you
to enter and exit the wet, salt sand without false signals if the SENS
and THRESH are set up properly.
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Precision Visual Pinpointing
QUICK START GUIDE
When the P/P button is pushed and held, the non-motion pinpoint
mode is activated. This pinpoint mode may be familiar in some ways
(when the target is approached, the audio intensity increases),
but different in others (the digital numeric indicator). The two
digit (0-99) LCD will help you to accurately pinpoint your target
by increasing in value as the center of the target is approached.
This gives you much more resolution in pinpointing than a “depth
estimation” system, and allows you to characterize size, shape,
and location of your target better.
We strongly encourage you to thoroughly read and understand
everything in this operation manual prior to using your new
Fisher Coin Strike. This will enable you to obtain the optimum
performance when you detect. However, we can provide a few
quick suggestions that can help you get started. To begin hunting
with your new Coin Strike, you will at least need to be familiar with
the control panel (see page 6).
GROUND BALANCING/TRACKING
The Coin Strike offers three options for handling the soil mineralization
you may encounter. Our new auto-ground balance system and
our FisherTrak ground tracking system are made possible by our
AFS© (Adaptive Feedback System) technology.
AUTO GROUND BALANCE:
The precision automatic ground balance system will provide
ground balance accuracy that exceeds any setting achieved
manually. The procedure is quite simple: After you have set up
your controls and are back in the search mode, lower the search
coil to the ground in an area completely void of metal. Next, press
the AUTO GROUND button and hold it for about 2 seconds. Then,
while still holding the AUTO GROUND button down, lift the coil
about 6 inches off the ground, hold for a second, and release the
button. The Coin Strike will give you a brief tone to let you know
the ground balance has been achieved. This procedure can
be repeated at any time, as you change your settings or ground
conditions change. It is fast and accurate.
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1. Turn ON the Coin Strike by pressing and releasing the POWER
button.
2. Push and release the MENU button. Push this button
repeatedly until the MEM icon flashes. Then, press the UP
arrow button until the two-digit display shows “FP” (factory
preset). Finally, push and release the P/P (MEM) button. This
will set the Coin Strike as follows:
Iron Disc = 99
Threshold = 0
Sensitivity = 7
Salt Mode OFF
Volume = 10
Notch Disc: Eliminate Foil and Tabs
These factory present settings are a good start for COINS
only hunting.
3. Lower the search coil to the ground in an area completely
void of metal. Next, press the AUTO GROUND button and
hold it for about 2 seconds. Then, while still holding the AUTO
GROUND button down, lift the coil about 6 inches off the
ground, hold for a second, and release the button. The
Coin Strike will give you a brief tone to let you know the
ground balance has been achieved.
4. Begin your search, using the method described on
page 19.
5. If you prefer to hunt using our advanced FisherTrack system,
or other advanced features (such as the salt mode), please
refer to this operation manual.
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4 TONE AUDIO SYSTEM
LCD IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM
The four-tone audio system provides you with more information
per sweep, acting as a target I.D. system in the “discrimination”
mode. While sweeping the Coin Strike search coil over a target,
you will hear one of four tones:
LOW TONE = Iron objects (ferrous)
LOW/MID TONE = Foil, Nickel, Round Tabs
MID/HIGH TONE = Square Tabs, Zinc Pennies
HIGH TONE = Copper, Clad, Silver Coins
The LCD will also show you an indication of the type of target you
have found, in conjunction with the audio tones, by showing you
a number preceded by a “-” or “+” sign. The target identification
system works as follows:
If a bell tone audio is heard, accompanied byan “OL” on the LCD, the coil has encountered a larger or shallow target and the search coil must be lifted to avoid overload and inaccurate I.D.
When hunting in the ALL Metal mode, a single tone will be heard for any metal object the coil is swept over. This mode responds much like the “auto tune” mode of previous detectors.
When in either search mode (ALL METAL or DISC), a target will
produce a number between 0 and 99 indicating target type.
In addition, the - or + sign in front of the number indicates whether
the target is ferrous in nature (an iron target) / or nonferrous (a
non-iron target).
The target I.D. numbers correspond to the following target
types:
All negative (-) numbers:
+0 to +8: +9 to +11: +17 to +18: +20 to +22:
+28 to +30:
+30 to +34:
+34 to +51:
+60 an up:
Iron
Foil
Nickel
Square Tab
Zinc Pennies
Copper pennies, dimes
Quarters
High conductive coins
(silver)
Various hot rocks
Remember, this Numeric I.D. system is activated in either
the All-Metal or Disc. modes (although the 4-tone audio
I.D. is only active in the Disc. mode).
Also, the iron discriminator and disc. notches can silence
the audio for certain targets, but the two-digit I.D. will
always reveal the target identity.
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