You just bought a new metal detector and now are ready to start your treasure hunt adventures. But, before you begin the hunt, it is key to tune your metal detector. Learning how to match different sounds that represent objects you may find are the difference between finding a treasure or going home with just a sunburn. After you follow these quick steps and implement them you will be well on your way to the hunt for treasures.
Step 1 – First you need to power the detector on by turning the fine tune control to the metal detectors midway point.
Step 2 – Next you will need to adjust the coarse tune dial. Start by holding the head portion of the detector parallel towards the ground area with a space of about 5 cm in between the ground and the head on the detector you are tuning. Now it is time to turn the coarse tune dial to the entire right side which will result in a sound. Once a sound is heard by the metal detector, turn the dial to the left side entirely resulting in the sound fading away until nothing can be heard. This results in the detectors threshold which is a setting that is most powerful.
Step 3 – Now you need to lower the head of the metal detector resulting in the sound tapering off. Once the head is elevated it will bring the sound back.
Step 4 – Move back and forth in a curve like motion with the head of the detector very close to the ground. Then listen for a sound that is sharp and short which is a signal that a small object has been indentified. Longer like sounds present a signal that means larger like objects have been detected. Also, note that the depth of an object buried changes and fluctuates the strength of a sound or signal.
Step 5 – Finally it’s time to practice using the metal detector by experimenting with different types of sounds and settings that are produced.