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Detector manual?

Post by vasquez109 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:27 pm

Hi everyone.

My partner bought me a metal detector for Christmas, and due to one thing or another I haven't had chance to use it. I obviously opened it with excitement Christmas morning and put the instruction manual away safely (or though I thought).

Does anyone know where I could find a manual for a DR. OTEK detector. Not sure which model it is as I'm new to all this.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

David.



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Re: Detector manual?

Post by Blackadder43 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:30 pm

If you could get us a photo of the control box, or give us any numbers on the machine then maybe we could find you one somewhere
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Post by vasquez109 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:32 pm

Thank you. On my break at work at the moment, will take a photo and have a better rummage around when I get home.

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Re: Detector manual?

Post by sweepstick47 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:56 pm

This popped up after googling 'Doctor Otek' metal detector so it may be a re-branded' model produced by Bounty Hunter. Once you have the model number, you should be able to obtain a manual (pdf) if of course it proves to be a Bounty Hunter product.

https://content.haycdn.com/images/PDF/FIT001.pdf
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Re: Detector manual?

Post by GeorgeMK » Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:56 pm

Send the maker an email, [email protected]

Their website doesn’t say much. https://www.drotekor.com/home

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Re: Detector manual?

Post by vasquez109 » Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:27 pm

Thanks everyone.

Sorry for the delay. Here is the screen of my detector, there is nothing on the back or anywhere else on the unit.

Wondering if just a general purpose manual is to be had.

David.
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Re: Detector manual?

Post by dep1699 » Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:01 pm

Not so much controls to fiddle with.
1) Volume at your pleasure
2) sensitivity as hight as you can without hearing noises with no metal present
3)Discrimination: try a few air test with a nail and as soon as you can't hear it anymore or the sound is chopped stop. Dig anything else that makes a sound.

I had a Bounty hunter, it was useless but it was really straight forward and silent compared to the Deus that I have now.
I Hope that this will help.
P.S. The gauge usually is useless too ignore it.
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Re: Detector manual?

Post by Fusion » Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:14 pm

Very basic, so easy to learn and use.
Edit: It looks like it's the MT-8 model:
https://www.amazon.com/DR-%C3%96TEK-Lig ... B07F8GC49L

I guess On/Off /Volume is self-explanatory.

The middle control is 'SENS' ? Set it at 2pm to start off with. If you're feeling comfortable with it, and there's no signs of electrical interference, you may be able to increase it, even fully clockwise.

'DISC' is a tricky one, as it's an uncalibrated knob. Fully counter-clockwise will result in it beeping on everything, nails included. Turning it clockwise will result in the nails being silenced. As a rough guide, get a cupro-nickel ( not a nickel-plated steel one ) 5p coin, and adjust the DISC control so you can just pick up the coin, then turn it counter-clockwise a small amount.
You will now get a beep on most worthwhile items, but not nails, and probably not much aluminium foil ( chewing gum / fag packet stuff ).

Ignore the meter, it's a 'hood ornament' as an expert once said. Now go swinging.

As a rough guide, a similar product is the Bounty Hunter Junior, manual here:
https://www.detecting.com/manuals/BHJS% ... Reader.pdf
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Re: Detector manual?

Post by Fusion » Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:33 am

It's a rebranded Gold Century GC-1065, seems they are commonly branded 'Intey'. See this example, which includes some technical info:
https://www.dhgate.com/product/hot-sale ... 00536.html

It would appear that 11 - 12 o'clock is where DISC is likely to need setting, roughly.
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Re: Detector manual?

Post by dep1699 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:10 am

Fusion wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:14 pm
Very basic, so easy to learn and use.
Edit: It looks like it's the MT-8 model:
https://www.amazon.com/DR-%C3%96TEK-Lig ... B07F8GC49L

I guess On/Off /Volume is self-explanatory.

The middle control is 'SENS' ? Set it at 2pm to start off with. If you're feeling comfortable with it, and there's no signs of electrical interference, you may be able to increase it, even fully clockwise.

'DISC' is a tricky one, as it's an uncalibrated knob. Fully counter-clockwise will result in it beeping on everything, nails included. Turning it clockwise will result in the nails being silenced. As a rough guide, get a cupro-nickel ( not a nickel-plated steel one ) 5p coin, and adjust the DISC control so you can just pick up the coin, then turn it counter-clockwise a small amount.
You will now get a beep on most worthwhile items, but not nails, and probably not much aluminium foil ( chewing gum / fag packet stuff ).

Ignore the meter, it's a 'hood ornament' as an expert once said. Now go swinging.

As a rough guide, a similar product is the Bounty Hunter Junior, manual here:
https://www.detecting.com/manuals/BHJS% ... Reader.pdf
Well, I can't discriminate aluminium from fold not even with my Deus. You need just to dig them all. Iron wise even if you discriminate you will still pick up large or round shaped iron and that is completely normal.

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Re: Detector manual?

Post by vasquez109 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:54 pm

Thank you so much everyone. As a newbie I really do appreciate it.

Been watching so so many YouTube videos on detecting, gold panning and the like and can't wait to actually get going. Hopefully the weather this summer is be good as I hope to spend a bit of time out and about.

Thank you!

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Re: Detector manual?

Post by dep1699 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:58 am

You will soon learn that weather is irrelevant, I found myself digging in the snow :-)

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Re: Detector manual?

Post by sweepstick47 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:37 am

dep1699 wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:58 am
You will soon learn that weather is irrelevant, I found myself digging in the snow :-)
It's very true, I don't think there's such an animal as a 'fair weather detectorist'!
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Re: Detector manual?

Post by Bors » Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:43 am

sweepstick47 wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:37 am
dep1699 wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:58 am
You will soon learn that weather is irrelevant, I found myself digging in the snow :-)
It's very true, I don't think there's such an animal as a 'fair weather detectorist'!
I wouldn`t bet your life savings on that ! :D mwah is one these days. ::g

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Re: Detector manual?

Post by vasquez109 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:05 am

Its lashing down here again in Aberdare. Dont think my detector is waterproof is it?

Won't risk it just in case!

David.

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Re: Detector manual?

Post by sweepstick47 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:20 am

Probably a good decision unless that is, you feel like being inventive with a plastic bag, a suitable array of waterproof footwear/clothing and armed with the spirit of Winston Churchill........ ;) ss47
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Re: Detector manual?

Post by vasquez109 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:49 am

No! Im not that brave! ..(Yet!)

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