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How to set up a metal detector Read to all beginners
One of the main mistakes of novice search engines is the incorrectly configured metal detector. Beginners try to ignore aluminum, copper, large iron, etc. it seems that everything that will find homes unnecessary. This error applies to any models of metal detectors, which can at least adjust, adjust or twist something. In my practice there were cases when people completely ignored all colored and non-colored metals and sent a metal detector for repair complaining that the device does not work.

It is important to know that there is no metal detector or metal detector or other device that could only find gold. Believe me, if such a device existed, I would have collected nuggets in Siberia or jewelry on the beach for a long time and would live somewhere in the Canaries.

Set up the X-Terra metal detector detector discriminator

Many novice users of metal detectors set up their device to ignore any items they consider not valuable. Such settings are fundamentally wrong. Ignoring metals is justified only on the beach, where often there are the same unwanted objects, corks, tongues from cans, etc. on a field with a slack-filled view and complaining that he can’t find the coins. The only find is a large copper jubilee medal in 1947, but there are no coins. Naturally, with such settings of the discounter of the coin is impossible to find, the metal detector simply ignores them. So let’s try to figure out why.

Any modern metal detector has a scale of the discriminator, broken into segments by the level of conductivity of the target. Usually on the left side of iron, in the middle - aluminum, gold, then silver and right - copper and large objects. See this example. The pic.1 newcomer ignored the metals falling into segments 42, 44, 48 and left segment 46. Just those segments of the discriminator, in which there are copper coins. That is, he purposefully set up a metal detector to ignore them. A large medal was found as it entered the open segment 46. Removing the ban from segments from 42 to 48, the newcomer began to find coins. An example of a properly configured discriminator is in Figure 2.

Setting up the E-Trac metal detector discriminator

Read the instructions to the metal detector you have purchased carefully. For example, in the E-Trac model, the factory mask of discrimination is configured to ignore some Russian copper coins. Since the metal detector is foreign, Russian conditions were not taken into account when creating a mask of discrimination. But it is very easy to fix. Change the factory mask of discrimination by removing the top two segments, as shown in the image ignoring the target. Some Russian copper coins and copper ornaments fall into these segments of the mask. How to do it is described in the instructions to the device in the chapter “Editing masks of discrimination” or watch the film on KLADTV. EN “Creating a mask of discrimination against the Metal Detector E-Trac to detect Russian coins” .

When to reject unnecessary items

If you search the old days, never ignore non-ferrous metals! No! Otherwise, miss a lot of interesting things, as shown in the above example. Ignoring metals is justified only on the beach, where often there are the same unwanted items, corks, tongues from cans, etc. Reject only those unnecessary items that are OFTEN found in the search area (you have finally got), and have a clear constantly repetitive signal, so DO NOT WORK with the deviation of all unnecessary items. Excessive deviation of targets can lead to the missing of valuable items.

If you are searching the beach, you should never include such standard masks as tongues from cans, corks and foil, because in this case you are sure to miss small gold jewelry or will not find gold at all.

Don’t ignore large iron objects. On large iron objects the size of a can, all metal detectors without exception will definitely give a signal - to dig! And it is absolutely justified. The metal detector is not x-rayed and illuminate, for example, an iron jar or cast iron and report what they have inside, it can not. Therefore, a large iron target will have to be dug up and make sure that inside it may have nothing. But there is always a chance to dig not only an empty cast iron, but also old things, also of value, such as an old battle axe or a spear tip.

Set up a metal detector
On highly rusty items, such as an iron cork from Coca-Cola or beer, the metal detector will give a signal very similar or even indistinguishable from the signal of a copper coin. This is due to aging metal, and it is easier to say rust and create an oxidized around the subject. Since rust is not iron, but iron oxide, the metal detector is unable to correctly determine the type of metal. When you dig up such a target, the signal may disappear, as you have broken the halo (rust around the target) and the metal detector when the discriminator is turned on will not signal to the iron target. At the same time, you may think that the subject is simply lost. Switch the metal detector into all metal search mode and make sure the target is really iron and don’t keep searching for it or always use the tonal background of your metal detector.

There is no metal detector that finds only gold.

Never ignore non-ferrous metals. No.

Don’t ignore large iron objects.

When you start working with a new metal detector, read the instructions carefully and start working with factory settings.

Rudolf Kavchik

Club “Cladofinder and Gold Miner”.