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Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:24 pm
Still looking an answer to the second part of my other post about if I should use it for first few weeks on auto mode and if not a good basic starting point to start with don't want it running hot and sparky right away thanks
Re: nexus mkii
Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:08 pm
The choice is yours to make. Inexperienced detectorists would be well advised to go down the Auto route. However, those with experience might as well bite the bullet and use the All Metal mode.
A couple of points to note: Ground Balance is so important to get right, get it wrong and you will pay dearly as discrimination will not be accurate and you will probably have a noisy session. Ground Balance with Sensitivity at minimum with a faint threshold. After Ground Balancing has been successfully completed, Sensitivity may be turned up a little at a time whilst raising and lowering the coil between 3 and 10" from the ground. You are looking to keep the Threshold nice and soft with no ground interference so keep the Sensitivity at a level that provides this.
Initially have the discrimination at 10:00 hrs, once you have got to know the MkII better you will be able to reduce this level.
As we all know only too well, it's a matter of getting out in the field and learning the language of the detector.