Minelab Vanquish 340 Display

Minelab Vanquish 340: Pinpoint | Depth Gauge

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Locate a Target

Once a target has been detected, the manual pinpointing technique locates the exact position before digging. This means less digging and faster recovery of the target.
  1. Minelab Vanquish 340: PinpointSweep the coil slowly across the target location keeping the coil parallel to the ground.
  2. Locate the center of the target by listening for the loudest target signal response.
  3. Make a mental note of the position or mark a line on the soil with your shoe or a digging tool.
  4. Move to one side so that you can pass the coil over the target at right angles to your initial direction.
  5. Repeat steps 1 and 3 from your new position. The target is located where the two imaginary lines cross.

Depth Gauge

The Depth Gauge indicates the approximate depth of a detected target. The Depth Gauge is a guide only. Fewer arrows indicate a shallower target, more arrows indicate a deeper target. The accuracy can vary depending on the target type and ground conditions. After a target is detected, the Depth Gauge will remain on the LCD for up to 5 seconds, or until the next target is detected. When there is no detection, the Depth Gauge icon, and arrows are turned off. Minelab Vanquish 340: Depth Gauge Here is an example of the Depth Gauge reading and the approximate target depth for a US quarter.


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