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16 Expert Programs, Settings, Why I don’t use Patterns, Web Video + more

Recovery  Deep + Recovery Fast
Always Press “Noise Cancel”
Sensitivity: Auto

The Detector in this mode will try to select the highest  sensitivity possible without too much chatter, but I find that  manual adjustments are much better for quiet sites, use  Auto  when on highly mineralised ground etc.


Always keep this set to “ON”  unless  you only  want to find  objects that are not  very deep, I  would  only set to “OFF” if  attending a Rally and  need to  rapidly  search for recently buried  tokens in which  case I would also Lower the Sensitivity Also.

RECOVERY FAST : = ON Makes the  machine give a FASTER response to targets  close to each  other which is great for high  trash areas but the  Discrimination and LCD ID numbers may be slightly  erratic.  I tend to use the Audio Tone to Discriminate and L.C.D.

When Recovery Fast = OFF this may  cause Incorrect  Target  I.D. If any Junk is Next to or on top of the Target.


Always upon arriving at your site, switch on  the  Detector  with the coil on the ground (away  from  any metal) and  press and hold in till  “Noise  Cancel starts” this optimises  the detector, sets  the frequency and ground balances the  machine. Only use “In Air” when near other users or near

Overhead Power Lines to mask out airborne interference.

I recommend using the “Noise Cancel” function every 30  minutes or so when detecting, as ground effects can change  within the same field. Regularly doing Noise Cancel helps  you keep the machine working at its best.

Always adjust the Threshold so that  you can  just hear a slight hum,

you will then be able to hear when it  goes  silent, this silence occurs

when the search head has passed  over ferrous  targets or targets that  are discriminated out in  the quick  mask / reject area.This silence is  called a “Null Point” and when this  occurs  slow down your search head  sweeping speed,  as you maybe  missing good targets

In high trash areas that are being  nulled out,  this kind of searching  also needs Recovery set  to: FAST.  For Fast Recovery in null areas.


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