Customise Your Minelab CTX 3030 Detector Setup

Align:start put me right inside the CTX 3030 and I’m going to show you where to explore all the menus and where to find the features and then build a customized program mode but first let’s have a look at all the buttons and see exactly what they the buttons what they all do on

Align:start put me right inside the CTX 3030 and I’m going to show you where to explore all the menus and where to find the features and then build a customized program mode but first let’s have a look at all the buttons and see exactly what they the buttons what they all do on the CTX 3030

There are 11 buttons on the keypad there are also a buttons on the keypad there is also a finger trigger button at the top of the handle that operates the pin point and takes you out of the menu system.

The very first button that we’re going to look at is the power button. when you give this a short press it will start the CTX 3030.

the first time you press it you will be prompted to select a language but future style will now go straight into the detect screen.

if you press and hold the power button you will enter the factory reset menu.

you can reset a Geo store reset all or change the detectors menu or change the detectors menu language.

if you accidentally enter this language squeeze the finger trigger  to restart the detector. after locating a target will alter the discrimination pattern this allows you discrimination pattern to quickly reject or accept groups.

if you press and hold size menu button you enter the frame size menu where you can change the area size controlled by this button one by one is controlled by this button one by one is the smallest frame size 5 by 5 button is the detect button largest this button is the detect button.a short press toggles between the two a short press toggles between the two a short press toggles between the two patterns of a program mode or returns patterns of a program mode or returns patterns of a program mode or returns the CTX 3030 to the detect screen from the CTX 3030 to the detect screen from the CTX 3030 to the detect screen from any other menu

if you press and hold the any other menu if you press and hold the any other menu if you press and hold the detect button you will enter the detect detect button you will enter the detect detect button you will enter the detect screen menu here you can switch on screen menu.

the next button is the pinpoint features the next button is the sensitivity button when you press and hold this button you enter sensitivity menu.

here you can change the sensitivity type from auto to manual the auto level and from auto to manual. whichever of these you select before leaving the sensitivity menu will be the dedicated menu choice  for future short presses.

the button with the speaker icon is the audio button when you press and hold this button you enter the audio menu.

here you can change the volume gain threshold level volume limits and threshold pitch whichever of limits and threshold pitch of these you select before leaving the audio menu will be the menu choice for future short presses.

now let’s have a look at the noise cancel button. the first time this button is given a short press it will automatically find the quietest noise channel to operate in.

if you press and hold this button you will enter the noise cancel menu here’s where you can switch between automatic and manual noise. this button is the ground balance button the first time press this button you will enter the ground balance menu.

with the ground balance enabled you can select start GB balance enabled to perform the first ground balance.

all future ground balances can be performed now with a short press of this button. if you want to switch the ground balance off press and hold the button then deselect the feature from the menu.

now deselect the feature from the menu. now let’s have a look at the button with a let’s have a look at the button with a world icon the map button giving it  a short press enters the map screen  and further presses toggles between the different map resolutions if you press different map resolutions .

here you can clear a geo screen menu turn on or off the view geo trail feature recenter the map and activate feature and activate the show names feature below the map the show names feature below the map. below the map button is the store button giving this button a short press accesses the fine button a short press accesses the fine point and waypoint menu  where you can record find waypoints

if you press and hold the store button you enter the geo hunt menu where you can record stop geo hunt menu this button on the right of the display is the user button right of the display is the user button right of the display is the user button the first time you use this button with a short press it will switch on and off the backlight feature.

this button is fully customizable if you enter the user function menu  you can change the functions of this button and finally the menu button when you press this button you enter the first layer of the menu structure this has four categories modes  and options  once you press the menu the four buttons become navigation buttons noise cancels the UP button ground balance down sensitivity left and ground balance audio right the first of the menu

categories is called modes here you will find all the saved CTX 3030 program modes the next menu category is called modes this is where all the find points waypoints and Geo hunts are points waypoints and Geo hunts are stored the third menu category is called display here we can customize the detect display here we can customize the detect and map screens by adding extra tools

the final category is the their displays final category is the option menu here we can control  the wireless feature of the CTX 3030 enable wireless feature of the CTX 3030  enable its GPS capabilities and options change its GPS capabilities and options  the variables relating to your locality the variables relating to your locality and control the display backlight so that’s all the buttons and feature so that’s all the buttons and feature out of the way now I want to show you how easy it is to build a custom mode on the CTX 3030 press menu and mode on the CTX 3030 press menu and mode on the CTX 3030 press menu and navigate to modes choose one of – navigate to modes choose one of – navigate to modes choose one of – factory preset modes for this demo I’m factory preset modes for this demo I’m factory preset modes for this demo

I’m going to select coins press the menu going to select coins press the menu going to select coins press the menu button to enter the coins mode window button to enter the coins mode window button to enter the coins mode window and then scroll down to save as new and then scroll down to save as new and then scroll down to save as new

press the menu button to create a new mode this will appear at the bottom of mode this will appear at the bottom of mode this will appear at the bottom of the menu list mode 6 press menu scroll the menu list mode 6 press menu scroll the menu list mode 6 press menu scroll and select edit press menu for this I’m and select edit press menu for this

I’m and select edit press menu for this I’m going to edit the patterns of this mode going to edit the patterns of this mode going to edit the patterns of this mode select pattern 1 and press menu press select pattern 1 and press menu press select pattern 1 and press menu press menu again and enter the Edit window so menu again and enter the Edit window so menu again and enter the Edit window so to start with I want to clear the to start with I want to clear the to start with I want to clear the existing pattern

I scroll down and select accept all and press the menu select accept all and press the menu select accept all and press the menu button now I can create a custom button now I can create a custom button now I can create a custom discrimination pattern i press and hold discrimination pattern i press and hold discrimination pattern i press and hold the Osetra jecht button to enter the the Osetra jecht button to enter the the Osetra jecht button to enter the edit frame size window

I’m going to edit frame size window I’m going to start my pattern based start my pattern based start my pattern based in the 5×5 frame size tool then press in the 5×5 frame size tool then press in the 5×5 frame size tool then press menu to return to the pattern edit menu to return to the pattern edit menu to return to the pattern edit screen the blue frame is moved up down screen the blue frame is moved up down screen the blue frame is moved up down left or right to select an area pressing left or right to select an area pressing left or right to select an area pressing the accept reject button reverses the the accept reject button reverses the  state of that selected area once I then press and hold the accept pattern

I then press and hold the accept reject button to change the frame size reject button to change the frame size reject button to change the frame size then press menu to return to the pattern then press menu to return to the pattern then press menu to return to the pattern edit screen I continue building the pattern press and hold the accept reject pattern press and hold the accept reject pattern press and hold the accept reject button to change the frame size then button to change the frame size then button to change the frame size then press the menu button to return to the press the menu button to return to the pattern edit screen press and hold the pattern edit screen  the accept reject button to change the frame  to fine tune the pattern

once I’m size to fine tune the pattern once I’m size to fine tune the pattern once I’m happy with my constructed pattern I happy with my constructed pattern I happy with my constructed pattern I press menu and scroll down to exit press menu and scroll down to exit press menu and scroll down to exit pressing the menu button again I’m pressing the menu button again I’m pressing the menu button again I’m prompted to save my pattern I select yes prompted to save my pattern I select yes prompted to save my pattern I select yes and press the menu button to save my and press the menu button to save my and press the menu button to save my pattern I would then normally repeat pattern I would then normally repeat pattern

I would then normally repeat this procedure to build pattern to this procedure to build pattern to this procedure to build pattern to ending up with two custom patterns ending up with two custom patterns ending up with two custom patterns within my new mode which I can toggle within my new mode which I can toggle within my new mode which I can toggle between by the detect button while metal between by the detect button while metal between by the detect button while metal detecting

now I’m going to modify the detecting now I’m going to modify the detecting now I’m going to modify the tones I get from my CTX 3030 select tone tones I get from my CTX 3030 select tone tones I get from my CTX 3030 select tone ID profile and press the menu button to ID profile and press the menu button to ID profile and press the menu button to enter the tone edit window this is enter the tone edit window this is enter the tone edit window this is currently set at 50 conductive tones but currently set at 50 conductive tones but currently set at 50 conductive tones but I’m going to change this to combined

I’m going to change this to combined I’m going to change this to combined tones press menu and select profile type tones press menu and select profile type tones press menu and select profile type press the menu button and then scroll press the menu button and then scroll press the menu button and then scroll down and select combined tones from the down and select combined tones from the down and select combined tones from the bottom of the list press the menu button bottom of the list press the menu button bottom of the list press the menu button twice to return to the tone ID profile twice to return to the tone ID profile twice to return to the tone ID profile window choose resize from the list and window choose resize from the list and window choose resize from the list and press menu select a panel and press menu press menu select a panel and press menu press menu select a panel and press menu use the left/right buttons to resize it use the left/right buttons to resize it use the left/right buttons to resize it then press menu and select the next area

then press menu and select the next area then press menu and select the next area to be adjusted press menu choose resize to be adjusted press menu choose resize to be adjusted press menu choose resize from the list and press menu resize this from the list and press menu resize this from the list and press menu resize this time using the up/down buttons press the time using the up/down buttons press the time using the up/down buttons press the menu button twice to return to the tone menu button twice to return to the tone menu button twice to return to the tone ID profile window scroll down to change ID profile window scroll down to change ID profile window scroll down to change pitch and press the menu button here we pitch and press the menu button here we can change the tone pitches for each area this is done using the left and area this is done using the left and area this is done using the left and right buttons to select areas within the right buttons to select areas within the right buttons to select areas within the numeric tone numeric tone numeric tone

and the up-down buttons to change their and the up-down buttons to change their and the up-down buttons to change their values the higher the eventual number values the higher the eventual number values the higher the eventual number the higher the tone we then repeat this the higher the tone we then repeat this the higher the tone we then repeat this for each area now I’m happy with the for each area now I’m happy with the for each area now I’m happy with the tones of each area I press the Menu tones of each area I press the Menu tones of each area I press the Menu button scroll down to exit press menu button scroll down to exit press menu button scroll down to exit press menu and then select yes to save the new tone and then select yes to save the new tone and then select yes to save the new tone ID profile press menu to return to the ID profile

press menu to return to the ID profile press menu to return to the mode window now I just need to change a mode window now I just need to change a mode window now I just need to change a few more settings using the left/right few more settings using the left/right few more settings using the left/right buttons I change response to normal buttons I change response to normal buttons I change response to normal select recovery fast and press the menu select recovery fast and press the menu select recovery fast and press the menu to tick the box recovery deep I’m to tick the box recovery deep I’m to tick the box recovery deep

I’m leaving off sea water also off use the leaving off sea water also off use the leaving off sea water also off use the left and right buttons to scroll through left and right buttons to scroll through left and right buttons to scroll through the different target separations I’m the different target separations I’m the different target separations I’m going to choose ground coin and finally going to choose ground coin and finally going to choose ground coin and finally I’m changing the pinpoint to sizing so I I’m changing the pinpoint to sizing so I I’m changing the pinpoint to sizing so I press the detect button that lists me press the detect button that lists me press the detect button that lists me out the menu system and saves those last out the menu system and saves those last out the menu system and saves those last few settings to my custom mode

now I few settings to my custom mode now I few settings to my custom mode now I don’t recommend any of my settings that don’t recommend any of my settings that don’t recommend any of my settings that I’ve just showed you or even the I’ve just showed you or even the I’ve just showed you or even the patterns that I’ve built this was purely patterns that I’ve built this was purely patterns that I’ve built this was purely for demonstration purposes but it gives for demonstration purposes but it gives for demonstration purposes but it gives you the an idea of how easy it is to you the an idea of how easy it is to you the an idea of how easy it is to build your own custom mode one more build your own custom mode one more build your own custom mode one more suited for your style of detecting

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