September August RSS Feed. Thanks Graham. Its got 3 battery connections which I find strange, 6 rotary controls marked ground, tune sensitivity, discriminator, mode tr1, tr2, vlf and volume.
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September August RSS Feed. Thanks Graham. Its got 3 battery connections which I find strange, 6 rotary controls marked ground, tune sensitivity, discriminator, mode tr1, tr2, vlf and volume. It has a red momentary push button switch on the handle and the meter is marked - intensity, with the needle in the middle and ferrous to the left and non ferrous to the right.
Any explaination of the functions of these controls would be welcome. I am familiar with electronics so any technical language would be understood. Mick Doc wrote in message news:RXq6. Digger Barns I've just been given one of these but I have no instructions can any one assist?
They are not the easiest to use, but once you get the hang of setting it up it does a reasonable job for the price. I picked mine up for a few quid second hand, each time I go over a site I keep finding more stuff - learn to set the thing up and listen for those faint signals.
Good luck Allan Cherry - Posted from ORG Server - gary. Set Up the Metal Detector The Micronta consists of an 8-inch search coil, cable, adjustable stem, handle, and control unit that features the indicating meter and knobs. The metal detector weighs 3 lbs. And requires three plus one spare, which is helpful to insert and hold the main batteries in place.
Loosen the on the stem by turning it clockwise. Adjust the stem to a length that makes it comfortable to operate while walking. Lock the stem into place by turning the nut counterclockwise. Adjust the Search Coil To avoid a tripping hazard, wind the cable around the stem, leaving a little slack. Then plug the end of the cable into the hole on the control unit and push the pins in firmly for a secure connection. Loosen the knob at the end of the search coil while holding it level to the ground.
Adjust the coil and stop it from rotating further by tightening the knob. Adjust the Meter The meter on the Micronta metal detector performs three tasks. It tunes the detector, determines the quality of discovered metal, and tests the.
Make sure the device is off, and then turn the alignment control so that the needle on the meter is in line with the zero on the scale. Tune the Metal Detector Turn on the metal detector by rotating the volume knob two-thirds clockwise. On the bottom right of the control unit, locate the slider labeled 'Test. Check the settings and test the metal detector as is before trying to improve detection so there is a benchmark.
Tune the Controls The Micronta distinguishes between ferrous metal, which contain iron, and nonferrous metal, such as, silver, platinum, and aluminum. According to the Radio Shack product manual, this detector has a distinct sound and meter reading depending on the category of metal.
To begin tuning, turn the mode knob to 'VLF,' or very low frequency. Turn all other controls to the mid-range. Raise the search coil into the air before pressing and holding the Auto-Tune button. This causes the pointer on the meter to swing. Turn the tuning knob slowly until the pointer on the dial rests at zero, and then release the Auto-Tune button.
Set the Ground Property Setting the ground property is vital for accurate detection because it tunes out misleading signals from mineralized soil. If the meter swings to the left, turn the ground dial to the right, and vice versa. Lift the search coil and press Auto-Tune. Repeat this sequence until there is very little variation on the meter reading when holding the search coil over the ground. Rotate the sensitivity knob to the maximum setting to detect objects in deeper soil. Operate the Metal Detector The Micronta has a range of 8 inches for coins and up to 5 feet for larger objects.
To practice using the detector, gather samples of different types of metal, including a corroded item, which mimics a piece of metal left exposed to the elements. Bury the samples at different depths of soil or sand. Hold the search coil parallel to the ground, and move it from side to side slowly in a sweeping motion.
Listen for a tone, which rises and falls as the coil sweeps the area. The tone is loudest when the coil is directly above the target. How to Buy a Micronta Metal Detector on eBay If you want to have a little fun searching for buried treasure, then you should first look for the Micronta metal detector on.
Enter the product and model name in the search box on any page on the site. Browse the listings to find appealing items and read the details to determine the characteristics, including whether the is new or used. Be sure to purchase 9-volt batteries so you are ready or your treasure hunt as soon as it arrives.
The Garrett ADS Groundhog is a vintage metal detector that is still in use by hobbyists who use it to locate buried historical treasure such as old coins or metallic artifacts.
Building and plumbing professionals also use it to locate underground gas pipes and electric or communications cables that must be dealt with before building or repair can commence on a new site.
This metal detector can either be tuned manually or automatically. You need to tune it manually the first time even if you intend to use it in automatic tuning mode. Turn the power knob of the Garrett Groundhog, which is located at the top right of the four-knob control panel, fully clockwise to the 'On' position. Flip the tuning selector switch in the middle of the control panel to your choice of 'Manual' or 'Automatic.
Rotate the tuning knob, which is located to the left of the power knob, away from the 'Null' or quiet zone until you hear a faint buzzing sound. This is the optimum tuning setting for the Garrett Groundhog. Press the 'Master control switch' to the left for one second if you are operating your detector in the 'VLF Ground Cancel' mode or to the right for one second in the 'TR Discriminating Mode' to keep your detector tuned when you have set it for manual tuning.
It will tune automatically if you have chosen automatic tuning. Reset the optimum tuning point at any time while you are using your detector by repeating Steps One through Four.
Metal detecting is a fun hobby that anyone can engage in. Metal detectors are typically inexpensive and can usually be found at electronics shops or online suppliers. They are simple to use and fairly intuitive for the novice treasure hunter.
Here's a guide on how to use the Micronta metal detector to find anything from lost coins to gold. Turn the metal detector on with the 'Volume' knob. This also adjusts the sound level. Check the batteries. Turn the 'Test' knob to the Battery 1 or Battery 2 position and confirm that the needle points to the green area. Then turn the knob to 'Nor' for normal operation. Hit the red 'Auto Tune' button on the carrying handle with the head portion of the detector aimed away from any metal objects, and then turn the 'Tune' knob until the needle hits 0.
Turn the 'Sens' knob to the middle position. Turn the 'Mode' knob to VLF very low frequency , and turn the 'GND' knob to account for the type of ground - such as dirt or sand - on which you are using the metal detector.
To set the detector to find metals such as gold or silver, set the 'Discrim' knob to non-ferrous metals. You can also set it to find ferrous metals if you want to search for iron or steel. Hold the detector with the search coil parallel to the ground. You can adjust the angle of the search coil by loosening the wing nut on the end of the shaft and swinging it to the desired position. Author Write something about yourself.
No need to be fancy, just an overview. Powered by Create your own unique website with customizable templates. Get Started. Micronta Metal Detector Manual The Garrett ADS Groundhog is a vintage metal detector that is still in use by hobbyists who use it to locate buried historical treasure such as old coins or metallic artifacts. Swing the detector in wide sweeps about 5 cm 2 inches off the ground.
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How to Use a Micronta 4003 Metal Detector
Metal detecting is a fun hobby anyone can engage in. Micronta metal detectors are inexpensive and can usually be found at stores such as Radio Shack. They are simple to use and fairly intuitive for the novice treasure hunter. Here are instructions for the use of a Micronta metal detector in finding anything from coins to gold.