Beginner Tips To A Successful Metal Detecting

6 October 2011

Nowadays lots and lots of people are into metal detecting. Not only it is very exciting to find treasure out there but it is a very nice hobby to start with. It will keep you fit and active. However, most hobbyists, especially those who just started this hobby find it hard to detect valuables and it makes them frustrated at times.

It is really important to get to know your detector and develop more skills in metal detecting. All hobbyists rely on the signal that their detector tells them. So it is really important to know how it communicates to you. You have won half of the battle by knowing how it communicates to you.

A detector communicates with you through the signals and sounds when they detect an object under the ground. For beginners I suggest that you practice in your backyard first. Familiarize with the sounds and signals that your detector is telling you. Start by trying to detect your jewellery, cans and metal. Study how the sound and signal differs from 3 of them. Do they have a slight difference with the sound and signal? Or they have the same sound and signal?

We should be smart enough to know what the sound vocabulary covers, the quality of the sound and the shape of it as well as the repeatability and relativity of the sounds.

Sound Quality - check if the sound is loud, faint, distorted, sharp and short. Was broad or does it rise, fall, breaking up or repeating sound.

Sound shape - Is the sound over a wider area, consecrated in one area or long and narrow?

Sound repeatability - Is the sound heard consistent with every sweep and from all directions?

Sound relativity - Is the sound proportional to the target size?

Using headphones is very good as it will help you listen very well, aside from not disturbing other people in the surrounding. You can differentiate the sound and signal your metal detector is telling you.

That is just some of the tips that you can practice for you to get to know the sounds and signal your metal detector will communicate to you. It doesn't matter if you got a not so expensive metal detector. The important thing is to get to know it and you know how to use it. Skill s is more important that an expensive metal detector.

If you are ready to start your metal detecting outside, my advice is don't miss any targets that your metal detector is telling you, even though you think that it would be rubbish under the ground. It is good to be curious all the time as you will never know that it is a very nice treasure that you have recovered. Dig the grounds and though you will find more rubbish just keep going. Having determination and patience is a big plus if you're into this hobby. Don't forget to cover the holes after digging, respect the nature at all times and throw the rubbish away; don't bury them back again. In that way you're helping to save our mother earth.

These tips are shared by Adam Brown, he has been in metal detecting field for more than 3 years now.

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