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Teknetics Condor Owner's Manual

FORWARD

Teknetics is a corporation formed by individuals who are dedicated to the premise that the products they manufacture should have lasting quality, the latest in design technology and the maximum range of features that can be obtained for your money.

With these goals in mind, from its first inception, your detector was designed by an engineering group which has many years invested in the field of detectors, having already designed the major innovations in use by other manufacturers.

By carefully reading the instructions in this manual, you will obtain all of the advantages designed into your instrument, but the best performance can only be achieved by practice until you are proficient enough to be able to identify even the slightest variation in target response.

GOOD HUNTING!

CONTENTS

Applications & Limitations

Assembly

Batteries

Alkaline Batteries

Checking Battery Condition

Glossary of Terms

Identification of Controls

TARGET READOUT

Tuning

Ground Balancing

Ground Balance Discriminate

Target Identification

Depth Reading

T.R. Discriminate

Push Button Mode Changing

Tips on Operation

Field Application

Detector Care & Service

APPLICATIONS AND LIMITATIONS

Metal detectors are used to locate unseen metallic objects. Such desirable objects include coins, rings, watches, pistols, rifles, relics, etc... Metal detectors will not sense nonmetallic objects such as wood, paper, plastics, or cloth.

The following is a list of uses, but is not limited to these uses exclusively.

COINSHOOTING - A hobby devoted to locating coins in parks, school) yards. beaches and other areas where the public is likely to lose money. Some specialize in- only digging on weak signals in creasing the likelihood of finding older, more valuable able coins that are usually silver.

F/RELIC HUNTING - Areas involved in past wars, such as the civil war. Indian campaigns, etc.... p vide many articles From the past such as cannon balls, mini balls, shells. guns, medals swords, uniform lore buttons, knives. etc.... Other- areas lo locate articles of history would include old mining towns and areas occupied by early settlers.

PROSPECTING - Searching washes and gullies or old tailings from mines has often revealed nuggets of gold. From time to time even very large nuggets weighing many ounces are reported being found with metal detectors.

BEACH COMBING - Along beaches visited by people everywhere are to be found coins, watches, rings, bracelets, portable radios, etc... And the digging is easy!

SURVEYING - Iron stakes established in earlier surveys can be more easily located, especially when overgrown with weeds, and covered with debris.

LOGGERS - Nails, spikes, etc., can be easily located before costly damage to an expensive blade and eliminate danger to the operator.

LAW ENFORCEMENT - Using a metal detector to systematically sweep suspected areas for discarded weapons or stolen property is a common practice today.

PIPES AND CABLES - Before causing damage, a metal locator can be used to determine the location of buried pipes and cable prior to digging.

These are just a few of the many possibilities. Areas to search are limited only by your imagination.

ASSEMBLY

Carefully unpack your detector and check to see that you have all the parts shown.

Assemble the detector by placing the lower rod into the upper rod. Wrap the cable around the rod and connect to the loop plug on the case as shown.

At this time you may need to charge the batteries.

Your new detector is equipped with rechargeable Nickel Cadmium batteries which will save many hundreds of dollars in battery purchases as they may be recharged as many as a 0 thousand times or more. The batteries will require charging for a period of 14 to 15 hours to bring them to full capacity, as they are shipped only partially charged. It is not necessary to remove the batteries to recharge them. Simply plug the charger into the charger socket on rear of detector and connect to an electrical outlet. Once charged, a minimum of seven hours continuous use can be expected. Nickel Cadmium batteries can develop a memory pattern limiting their available capacity. If they are used in the instrument, for example, for two hours each time and then recharged, the capacity will be reduced to this amount. Should this happen, recharge the batteries and use the instrument until it will no longer operate and then recharge. There are two charge modes available. For nor mal charging set the POWER switch to "Norm". If the batteries are completely discharged, 14 hours of charge time is required to fully charge. For a par partial charge, a good rule of thumb is two hours charge time for each hour of use. The second mode of charging is for storage. Once the cells have been fully charged, the Power switch can be set to the "Store" position. In this mode, the unit will receive a small "Trickle" charge that will keep the batteries at full charge. This way the instrument is ready to use at all times with full capacity available. The "store" charge is intended tar short term storage and should be used no longer than two or three months at a time.

ALTERNATE BATTERIES

Fourteen (14) 1 1/2 volt AA Penlight Alkaline batteries may be used instead of the NiCads supplied if they are in need of charging and time is not available to wait.

Remove the compartment doors on the bottom . of the case and remove the cells being sure to store them so they will not short. Install the Alkaline cells according to the legend for + and -.

CAUTION:

DO NOT CONNECT THE CHARGER TO THE INSTRUMENT WITH ANY BATTERIES INSTALLED EXCEPT Nl-CADS. There is danger of explosion which may result in not only damage to the instrument, but also personal injury.

CHECKING BATTERY CONDITION

To check the condition of the batteries installed in the detector, turn the "POWER" switch to "ON" and the "DISPLAY" switch to "A" Batt for the "A" batteries, and to "B" Batt for the "B" batteries.

         Ni-Cads Alkaline

"A" Battery 50 75

 

"B" Battery 90 100

Recharge your Nicads or replace your l l/2 volt cells when the batteries read in the RED zones.

 

GLOSSARY OF TERMS

1. Threshold Tone - Barely audible tone set by the "TUNER" control to achieve the best sensitivity to a metal object.

2. Neutral Response - Indicates no change in threshold tone.

3. Negative Response- Indicates reduction or loss of tone.

4. Positive Response - Indicates an increase in tone.

5. Disc. - Abbreviated term for discrimination. Discrimination allows the detector to selectively reject certain metal objects or "junk".

6. G.B. Disc. - Abbreviated term for Ground Balance Discriminate. This mode allows both ground neutralization and selective discrimination at the same time.

7. G.B. - Abbreviated term for Ground Balance. Ground Balance is achieved by adjusting the "GND BALANCE" control for the neutral response to the mineral content in the ground.

8. G.B. Max. - Abbreviated term for Ground Balance Maximum. This mode is the same as the G8 Mode but with increased sensitivity.

9. T.R. Disc. - Abbreviated term for Transmit Receive Discriminate. This is a non-ground canceling discriminate mode.

10. Target ID - Target Identification, used in any Mode, to identify detected metal objects.

11. Target - Refers to any object sensed by the detector.

12. CW - Clockwise

13. CCW - Counterclockwise

14. Mineralization · Refers to soils containing ferric oxides or magnetic particles.

15. Halo Effect - Certain metals, when buried for long periods, oxidize and leech into the surrounding soil. This results in a 'metallic halo' around the buried object.

16. A.T.I. - Abbreviated term for Audio Target Identification.

IDENTIFICATION OF CONTROLS AND FEATURES

1. Push Button - Used for retuning and temporary mode selection.

2. LCD Display - Provides target identification and depth. Also displays battery condition.

3. Tuner - Adjusts "Threshold" setting.

4. Mode - Selects primary mode of operation.

5. Target ID - Selects degree of target identification sensitivity. Also turns A.T.I. off.

6. GND Balance - Adjusts the detector to "balance" out or neutralize ground mineralization.

7. Disc. Adjust - Selects the level of discrimination desired by the operator.

8. Power - Turns the detector on and off and selects charge mode.

9. Display - Select display of "A" or "B" battery condition or "operate" mode.

10. Tone - Adjusts audio pitch.

SPECIAL FEATURE

LCD READOUT

The Condor is a remarkably advanced and precision engineered metal detector. It features the very latest advancements in metal detector technology. The liquid crystal display provides a truly phenomenal wealth of information to the TH'er. Just a simple glance at the display, after one or two sweeps over the target, will tell you with a great deal of accuracy what the find may be. The LCD is scaled such that the marked off areas represent the most likely reading for a particular object. However, there may be some overlapping of target readings into adjacent areas due to such things as the 'Halo Effect'. Over a period of time you will begin to recognize where certain targets or even combination of targets tend to register on the T.I.. scale.

NOTE:

The liquid crystal display used in your detector is rugged and reliable. Proper care will extend the life of the LCD and ensure that the display will always be ready to operate.

Observe the following practices:

1. Protect the LCD from extended exposure to bright sunlight.

2. Keep the detector out of high temperature and high humidity environments such as a closed car on a hot, sunny day.

3. Keep the detector out of low temperature environments. Temperatures below -15°C (5°F) may result in the display being sluggish until the instrument is returned to normal operating

4. Use only a very soft cloth (not a T-shirt) to clean the LCD overlay.

TUNING

Proper tuning and ground balancing is essential in order to achieve optimum performance from your metal detector. "Tuning" means: First adjusting your detector to its "Threshold" and second, adjusting or balancing out the ground mineralization at the site to be searched.

Start by setting the "Threshold" as follows:

CAUTION: Be sure the loop is at least three feet away from any metal area, and that your batteries are fully charged.

Set the controls as shown on page 13.

Press and hold in the push button on the handle j and slowly increase the TUNER clockwise until a ; barely audible tone is heard. Release the push but I, ton. The detector is now turned to it's "Threshold". Passing a coin near the loop will cause an increase I in the tone and volume. . Once set, should the threshold change for any reason, other than actually changing the TUNER control, it can be reset by momentarily pressing the push button. Retuning to threshold is one function of the push button, the other is mode changing -- more on this later.

GROUND BALANCING

The objective of "ground balancing" Is to adjust the GND BALANCE control to a point at which the Tuning Threshold does not change as the loop is lowered to ground level. Mineralization present in the soil will cause the threshold tone to go up or down until the detector is properly ground balance ed. To ground balance the detector, hold the loop about three feet above the ground. (The detector should be "ON" and adjusted to the tuning "Threshold" as previously instructed). The mode switch must be set to GB or GB Max when ground balancing the detector. Lower the loop to within approximately one inch of the ground. As the loop nears the ground, listen to hear whether the threshold volume increases or decreases. If the volume decreases, raise the loop back up and increase the GND Balance Control (clockwise). If the volume increases, decrease the GND Balance Control (counterclockwise). Press and release the push button to retune after changing the GND Balance control. Lower the loop back to the ground again and listen for a change in the threshold volume. This must be done as many times as necessary until there is no change in the threshold with the loop near the ground or in the air.

NOTE: If there is difficulty in making the adjust , you may be over a hidden metal object. Move to another area and try again.

If the Ground Balance Control is not correctly set, moving the loop up and down will cause a significant change in the threshold audio.

With the Ground Balance Control correctly set there will be little or no change in the threshold audio as the loop is moved up or down near the ground.

The detector is now ready to operate in the All METALS Mode. In this mode any metal (ferrous or nonferrous) will be detected.

GROUND BALANCE DISCRIMINATE

The G.B. Disc. Mode is a ground balanced discriminate mode. This mode relies on motion (sweeping the target) in order to function properly.

To use the G.B. Disc. Mode, start with the instrument tuned and ground balanced as described earlier. Next, set the controls as shown:

Sweep the loop over the search area as shown.

Good objects will respond with a good, positive signal tone. Bad objects will cause a negative or broken tone. When the detector responds to a good target, switch the Mode control back to GB for pinpointing. GB can also be selected by pushing in and holding the push button.

NOTE: The discriminate adjust setting determines whether certain metal objects will cause a positive or negative audio response. For example, when set to reject pull tabs -- nails, foil and nickels will cause negative audio response.

AUDIO TARGET IDENTIFICATION

Description: A.T.I. is an abbreviated term for "Audio Target Identification". Buried "Targets" can now be identified by a certain audio pitch that is unique to the metal object located. With the Condor you simply sweep over the Tar get, and "Hear" the difference between Coins and Trash.

Operation: First, let's examine the different settings of the TARGET ID switch. In the "OFF" position, the Audio Target Identification (A.T. I.) is not functional. However, Visual Target ID is still functional and with normal sensitivity. The low, medium, and high positions are sensitivity settings for the Target ID and GB DISC Systems. In these positions both A.T.I. and visual T.I.. are functional. To use A.T.I., start with the detector properly tuned and ground balanced. Set the "MODE" switch to "GB DISC" and the "TARGET ID" switch to "High". (Note: if target readings are unstable, reduce setting to Med.) Now as you are searching in GB DISC, each detected metal target will cause a certain meter reading and tone response depending on what it is. "Good" targets such as coins will normally "Lock on" (have a good stable tone and meter reading), whereas most "bad" targets will not respond or will give unstable readings.

NOTE: A momentary tap of the push button will reset T.I.. readings back to a reference set by the TONE control setting .

The "reference pitch" is simply a TONE control setting with a pitch that is the same as that caused by a specific target. As an example to set a nickel reference, turn the TONE control fully CCW and set the DISC ADJUST at "2". Wave a nickel past the loop until the LCD reading shows a nickel -- note the pitch and LCD reading. Next, increase the TONE control to about 12:00 on the dial and tap the Push Button. The pitch and LCD reading should be nearly the same, if not -- slightly readjust the TONE, tap the Push Button and again check to see... if the pitch and LCD reading are the same as the nickel. In some areas that you hunt you may want to use a pull tab, common to the area as your "reference pitch". Thus, the pull tabs will change only in volume and not in pitch. Nickels will, however, cause a decrease in pitch along with an increase in volume. Now as you are searching in GB DISC, with a nickel reference -- iron will cause the sound to go quiet. Foil will cause an increase in volume and a decrease in pitch. A nickel will cause an increase in volume with no change in pitch. A pull tab will cause an increase in volume and pitch, and a dime will cause an increase in volume and have a much higher pitch than that of the pull tab. "Good" targets such as coins will normally "Lock-on" (have a good stable tone and LCD reading), whereas most "bad" targets will give unstable readings.

LOCK ON DEPTH READING

Depth Reading: Make a simple sweep directly over the target. (Avoid sweeping over any other nearby targets) The depth of the target will "lock on" and can be read directly from the depth scale.

Caution: Accidentally sweeping over nearby tar gets or not resetting prior to a depth check can cause incorrect depth readings.

P.B. Operation: When the Target ID switch is in the Low, Medium or High positions -- a quick momentary tap of the push button will reset the A.T.I., Visual T.I.., and lock-on depth. However, if resetting is not desired then the push button needs to be held in for longer than one second, as in Mode changing.

VISUAL TARGET IDENTIFICATION

Target Identification can be used in conjunction with any mode to identify positive target responses. Changing to the GB DISC. mode and sweeping the loop over the Target activates the Target ID circuitry. The Target ID Switch has four (4) positions: Off. Low, Medium, and High. The "LOW" position is for use in areas containing low mineralization. This position requires at least two or three sweeps to identify the target. The "MED" position can be used in most areas of mineralization. This position requires at least 2 or 3 sweeps to accurately identify a target. The "HIGH" position is for use in areas of very heavy mineralization or areas where the detector is subject to a lot of interference, such as club treasure hunts. To use Visual Target ID, start with the detector properly tuned and ground balanced in the GB mode. Turn the Target ID Switch to the position most suited to the area being searched. In most cases the "MEDIUM" position will work best -- use it if you are not sure of the mineralization in the area.

NOTE:

Proceed to search the area. When a target is located simply switch to the G8 DISC. Mode and sweep the loop back and forth over the target six or seven times stop and look at the LCD. The probable target will be indicated on the upper scales of the LCD. The Target ID reading will normally re main unchanged until a new target is checked.

The Target ID Mode is equipped with Target Signal overload alarm. When swinging the loop over a target if the audio tone should momentarily drop to a very low pulsating frequency, this is a warning, the circuits have been overloaded by a too strong signal. (This overload will not harm the detector). The Target Identifica tion reading will not be accurate. If this happens, you will have to begin over and slow the sweep down or sweep the loop at a higher distance above the target. The overload signal functions only when the Target ID is on.

If you are in an area where many targets are close together, then use the GB Mode to identify the targets, since the GB Mode has a smaller ap parent pick-up pattern. Remember, the loop must be in motion to activate the Target Identification Circuits. Holding the Push Button in will give the T.I.

T.R. DISCRIMINATE

The TR Disc mode can be used on beaches, in houses, or other areas where mineralization is not present. The TR Disc mode will not cancel the effects of mineralized soil. To use the TR Disc Mode, set the controls as shown:

(Illustration)

With the loop in the air, adjust the threshold as described earlier. Lower the loop to the ground. Press and release the push button to retune. Keep the loop level and at the same height above the ground while searching. Good targets will cause a sharp positive signal while bad targets will cause a negative response depending on the Disc. adjust setting.

PUSH BUTTON OPERATION

As mentioned earlier, the push button is used to "Retune" by momentarily pressing it. The push button can also be used to change modes. As an example if the mode switch is set to the GB Mode, pushing in on the push button and holding it in will switch the detector to it's GB Disc. Mode until the button is released. The push button can also be used as an aid in pinpointing. As the loop is moved nearer the target, pressing & releasing the push button detunes the target signal making it easier to pinpoint.

NOTE: When detuning to pinpoint, the depth reading will not be accurate.

TIPS FOR OPERATION

This detector relies on motion to activate both GB Disc. mode and the Target ID circuitry. The following is an example of how this works:

SWEEPING LOOP OVER TARGET

(Illustration) POSITIVE RESPONSE

HOLDING LOOP MOTIONLESS

(Illustration) NO RESPONSE

2. Interpreting different types of responses: You can tell many things about a target just by the sound response of the detector: As an example, if you are using the detector in the GB Disc. mode with the Disc. adjust set to "Foil" you can expect the following results:

SLOW MED FAST

SWEEP SWEEP SWEEP

GOOD POSITIVE RESPONSE

COIN SOUND

FOIL SOUND

BROKEN OR NEG

RESPONSE

WITH INCREASE

IN SWEEP

SPEED

BOTTLE CAP SOUND

(Illustrations)

3. Sometimes targets close together will cause a confusing signal -- try sweeping from different angles to help isolate targets:

 

ORIGINAL SWEEP ANGLE

NEW SWEEP ANGLE

(Illustrations)

4. Pinpointing the target: Pinpointing is important it helps to avoid damage to the object and ground. "X"ing as shown helps to pinpoint the target:

TARGET WILL BE

DIRECTLY BELOW

'X' AT POINT OF

LOUDEST RESPONSE

5. Your Condor can tell you many things about a particular target that can be helpful in determining whether or not to dig. Make use of all the information available as an example: Depth reading can be an indicator of coin age -- older coins are usually deeper The sound response can tell a lot -- a coin usually gives a good solid sound regardless of sweep direction. When checking a target, listen to the "Size" of the sound in the GB mode -- a large target pro duces sound over a greater area than does a single coin. CAUTION: Because ring styles vary a great deal, rings may read anywhere on the Target ID scale. Our findings to date indicate that many ladies' gold rings will read almost the same as a nickel.

6 . Accuracy: Although your detector is very accurate on reading coins it is no perfect and certain items that read "good" on other detectors will also read "good" on ours. An example of this would be a watch that read out like a 50' piece or a large gold ring that reads out like a screw cap or a penny.

7. Halo Effect: Gold and silver coins don't oxidize much so they have very little halo effect. However, nickels and pennies do oxidize quite a bit and oxidation surrounds the coin and not only make the coin appear larger to the detector but also makes the coin appear more conductive than normal. This extra conductivity causes the coin to read higher than normal on the meter. Thus you may find some old pennies and nickels that read as high as a quarter or half. Some nails, nuts and bolts and other iron objects such as old bottle caps oxidize very much and the halo effect around these iron objects make them hard to reject. Try sweeping the loop at different directions over the target. A good target will have a fairly stable reading whereas a bad target will usually not. Freshly buried coins may not readout on the meter exactly the same as coins buried for a long time.

8. Hot Rocks: On all "motion" type detectors, you will find some targets that read "good" in the "motion discrimination" mode but when you switch to the "All Metal" or "Ground Balance" mode to pinpoint, you find that the target had "nulled out" or caused the All Metal Mode to "go quiet" when directly over this target. This is because you have located what people call "Hot Rocks". These hot rocks are objects that are less conductive than the ground you are hunting .

Respect the rights and property of others. Check local laws and ask permission to hunt. Always fill all holes and avoid damage to lawns. 26

FIELD APPLICATIONS

COIN HUNTING: Coin hunting, or coinshooting as it is sometimes called, is the use of a metal detector to locate coins and small jewelry wherever people have been and may have lost such items.

The Teknetics 9000 is an excellent coinshooting detector. To coin hunt, adjust the detector for normal outdoor use at the hunt site. Adjust the discrimination control to the trash rejection desired.

CAUTION: High discrimination settings will reject Nickels and Small gold rings and gold coins. However, with the 9000 LCD a very low discrimination setting can be used. When the discriminate audio tone signals a good target, the Target ID can be used to identify the target.

Once it has been determined the target is good, it's depth can be checked.

Carefully remove the target taking care not to damage the object. In lawn areas, caution should be exercised so as to not damage the grass or leave unsightly and dangerous holes.

RELIC HUNTlNG

Areas involved in past wars such as the civil war Indian campaigns etc. provide many articles from the past such as cannon balls, mini balls, shells, guns, medals, swords, uniform buttons, knives, etc. . . Other areas to locate articles of history would include old mining towns and areas occupied by early settlers. Since most any item may be of interest you might want to hunt these areas using the GB All metals Mode. The DISCRIMINATE MODE can be used if locating iron objects is not desired.

PROSPECTING

Searching washes and gullies or old tailings from mines has often revealed nuggets of gold. From time to time even very large nuggets weighing many ounces are reported being found with metal detectors.

To hunt for nuggets adjust the detector for operation in the GB All metals Mode and search known gold or silver bearing regions. The loop can be submerged underwater for searching shallow streams. The instrument case is not waterproof - protect it From water or rain.

NOTE: It is best not to use the GB DISC Mode when prospecting. Tiny gold nuggets are easily rejected when using discrimination. Also metal detectors will NOT detect flake or powder gold.

BEACH COMBING

Beach combing is a lot like coinshooting except the digging is usually easier.

Wetted beach sand is usually so conductive that maintaining ground balance may be difficult. You may find that it is best to ground balance over dry sand (if mineralization is present) and then switch to GB DISC. for searching over wet salt sand.

RlNGHUNTING

Ring hunting can be more fun and productive than ever before but only after you've become familiar with your detector.

Although there are some exceptions most rings can be placed in four groups:

1. Thin Rings (Foil Reading) 2. Wedding Bands (Nickel Reading) 3. Class Rings (Screw Cap Reading) 4. Large Rings (Coin Reading)

Thin Rings: These rings are much Thinner than your regular wedding band. These types of rings are usually found al the upper part of the foil region. Most foil in an area may be reading from zero to 8 so you would set your discrimination control to just reject the highest foil reading and then dig all other foil readings. You may still find some foil but you'll also find those thin diamond rings that you and everybody else have been missing.

Wedding Band Rings: Most of these rings read out in the nickel area of the meter. So if you dig all the readings that you get in the nickel area of the meter you'll find lots of nickels and also those nice wedding bands. There are going to be some bad objects that read in the nickel area of the meter such as the tab- portion of the pull-tab. So if you re in an area that has lots of broken pull-labs you would have to dig some of the broken tabs to detect those wedding band rings and nickels. You could adjust the discriminate control to eliminate the broken tab and still detect the nickels. but you would loose some of those wedding band rings. Usually the small amount of broken labs you dig compared to the number of nickels and wedding bands makes it worthwhile to dig everything that reads out in the nickel area.

Class Rings & Wide Wedding Bands: Most of these rings read out in the pull lab and screw cap area of the meter. When you first start hunting in an area, dig everything until you get a good feeling of where the pull tab and, if there are many in the area, the screw caps are reading on the number scale. You may find that the pull labs in a particular area are reading 32 to 34 on the number scale Then you should dig any reading in the pull tab, screw cap area that may be unusual such as 36 or 38 on the scale.

Larger Rings: Some, the very large (wide) gold rings will read up in the areas of the coins such as penny quarter and halves it's important to realize that these rings may fall in the screw cap area of the meter just below the penny so don't assume the screw cap readings are actually screw caps until you've checked a few to see where they re reading on the scale.

 

DETECTOR CARE AND SERVICE

The following precautions service tips will help ensure your detector's long life and performance.

Cleaning: The loop and rod are waterproof. They can be cleaned with fresh water and a mild non abrasive cleanser. The case can be wiped clean with a damp cloth. After cleaning, dry the instrument thoroughly. CAUTION: The detector case is not waterproof, and water if allowed to enter it will damage electronic components.

Weather Conditions: Your detector has been engineered with durability in mind. However, like any fine electronic equipment, your detector should be protected from excessively cold or hot weather. Freezing or excessive heat can damage the electronic components. The case is not waterproof, protect it from rain.

Additional Precautions: Avoid dropping your detector. Sharp blows to the loop should also be avoided.

Storage: Store the detector in a cool dry place not in a hot attic, etc...

The following service tips may help if trouble is encountered:

1. The detector will not operate (dead):

a) Check battery condition.

b) Check controls for intermittent operation.

c) Check the loop cable connection to case.

2. Erratic Operation:

a) Check battery condition.

b) Check to see that the loop cable is wrapped snugly around the rod and properly connected.

3. Oscillating or pulsing tone:

a) This effect can by caused by external electrical sources such as: power lines, television sets, CB radios, and for other nearby detectors.

4. The detector "drifts" or slowly changes in tone:

a) Sudden temperature changes can cause "drift" -- allow time to stabilize.

b) Apparent drift may be due to improper ground balancing, or use of the TR Disc. mode in mineralized areas.

c) component failure can cause rapid steady drift.

5. No sensitivity:

a) The GB Disc. & Target ID modes rely on motion to produce a sufficient signal for activating these circuits.

b) Mineralization can greatly reduce depth of the TR Disc. Mode.

c) Improper ground balancing.

d) Check battery condition.

 

VERIFICATION OF PERFORMANCE

In order to familiarize yourself with the operation of your detector and to be assured of all the modes of operation, the adjustment instructions may be carried out indoors if the following precautions are followed: Remove metal objects such as watches and rings and be sure that other large metal objects are at least several feet away so that there is no influences on the detector. Television, fluorescent lighting, microwave and other type of equipment of this nature can cause interference.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Operating Frequency: 6592 Hz Crystal Controlled

Audio Frequency: Variable

Weight: 4 Ibs. 12 oz.

Optimum Temperature Range: 33°-100°F

Optimum Humidity Range: 0°/O-75%

Power Requirements: 9v & 12v DC (Nominal)

Batteries: 14 individual M Cells (Nominal)

Battery Life Expectancy: 15 to 20 hrs. continuous use 

Depth Capability: U.S. 1 Cent Piece @ 10" to 11" Your actual depth may vary somewhat as a result of ground conditions, Length of time the object has been buried, and your skill.

Loop Diameter: 7 1/4 inch.

Loop Weight: 8 3/4 oz.

Loop Type: Bi-planar Concentric

Accessory Connections: Stereo headphone jack.

Special Features: Audio/Visual Target Identification Meter readout of depth and the all new exclusive programmable target selection. Available only from Teknetics.

Modes of Operation: GB All Metals mode and ultra slow motion GB Discrimination. 


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