SEARCH TECHNIQUES Target Verification After detecting a target, do the following: 1. Walk around the target in a circle. While circling the target, continue sweeping the search coil across the target.Sweep once every 30° or 40° of the circle. If the tone does not change and the Target-ID value is consistent as you circle the target, you can be highly confident of the target's identification. If the tone or Target-ID changes as you circle the target, you may have multiple targets or an irregularly shaped object.
If the tone completely disappears at different angles, the target may be trash or a low- value metal. If you are new to the hobby, dig all targets.
With practice in the field, you will soon be able to correlate audible and visual target feedback with certain types of metal objects. Pinpointing in Discrimination Mode: 1.
Sweep over target in narrowing side-to-side pattern. Take visual note of spot on ground where "beep" occurs. Step 90° to the side of the target. Sweep search coil over same area, at 90° to 1st sweep pattern. This pinpoints the target location with an X.
TARGET PINPOINTING After you have identified a target using Discrimination Mode, press-and-hold the PINPOINT button to identify the target's exact location. This technique can yield more information about the target's shape and size and also find its exact location to facilitate extraction. Position the search coil just barely off the ground, and to the side of the target.
Now move the search coil slowly across the target; you can locate it by the sound. The target is located directly under where the sound is loudest. NOTE: If you do not have prior experience with a metal detector, we strongly recommend that you: 1: Adjust the Gain to a low setting in the event of false signals. 2: Do not use indoors. This detector is for outdoor use only.Many household appliances emit electromagnetic energy, which can interfere with the detector. If conducting an indoor demonstration, turn the Gain down and keep the search coil away from appliances such as computers, televisions and microwave ovens. If your detector beeps erratically, turn off appliances and lights. Also keep the search coil away from objects containing metal, such as floors and walls.
3: Use a 9-volt ALKALINE battery only. Do not use Heavy Duty Batteries.