The operation of detectors varies by brand and model. One must learn from the dealer of the detector the usual use cases of detector, in detail. Another important matter to take into account is the languages supported by the detector. A detector able to operate in your mother tongue allows you to make maximum use of the detector. It is crucial to develop a good grasp of all settings and messages, and to direct the search with accurate guidance. Many terms used in treasure hunts are technical in contents, even though you have a good grasp of a foreign language. Therefore, getting used to a detector operating in your own language, understanding its operation, and engaging in search operations with the best settings would be a good idea.

A user manual drawn up in your own language is also a crucial element to look for. Today, in parallel to the developments in technology, detector producers continuously add new features to the detectors they produce. The most effective means to understand such features, naturally, are the user manuals. Applied training video DVDs would also come handy.

In general, the use of detectors begins with the adjustment of the detector for the terrain. These adjustments are called surface settings. There are also secondary settings to make. These help achieving an accurate and correct surface setting. The ensuing stages would see the achieving of sensitivity equilibrium, as well as the use of metal discriminating characteristics with reference to the type and specifications of the detector, with a view to achieving better results. Where applicable, settings and levels regarding video, depth, surface, mineral richness will lead to more detailed results.

Therefore, you should not skip on a study of the user manual of the detector you purchase. Get to know your detector well. Request trainings from the dealer which sells the detector. Make some trials as you can, and get to know your detector by getting accustomed to its reactions through small digs in your garden. Before commencing an actual search, make sure you understand how the device reacts in the face of certain targets on certain soil composition and environment, and take notes where necessary. These tests will save you a great deal of time in actual searches, and will guide you to taking the right steps. Perhaps most important of all, it will help you understand the capabilities of the device, and will shape your expectations accordingly.

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