1534000.A.ATX Manual LR.PDF
CONTROLS/QUICK START GUIDE
(Back of detector)
(White-text functions controlled directly by buttons)
Power Switch ON/OFF:
Power ON Indicator
Signal Strength Indicator
Low Battery Indicator
(See p. 21 for details.)
Threshold ( +, - )
Set to preferred level; normally barely audible (p. 22).
Freq. Scan (Quick Press) Hold coil stationary away from metal and press button
to scan for quietest frequency (p. 23).
Iron Check (Hold Down)
Press and hold button to check target for iron, indicated
by very low-tone growl (p. 24).
Retune (Quick Press)
Press to quickly retune audio to zero; retune generally
only required in Non-Motion Mode (p. 25).
Garrett recommends that all new ATX owners completely read and understand the entire
manual before using this detector. This section is only intended as a reminder.
H: Pinpoint (Hold Down)
H+A: Factory Reset
Sensitivity ( +, - )
Located at rear of detector.
Located at rear of detector.
Green LED indicates power ON.
Increases from left to right. Also used to indicate
settings (p. 19).
Press and hold button to pinpoint a target (p. 26).
Press and hold button while switching unit ON to return
detector to original factory settings (p. 27).
Set as high as stable operation will allow (p. 28).
(Red-text functions controlled by first pushing Shift Button)
1. Switch ATX on and check batteries.
Four audio beeps indicates fully-charged batteries.
2. Set to preferred Mode, usually Motion Mode.
3. Set Discrimination to preferred level, usually to minimum (1 LED).
4. Set Sensitivity, Threshold and Volume to preferred levels.
5. Perform Frequency Scan, if needed, to eliminate electrical interference.
6. Perform Ground Balance to eliminate ground response and to ensure
7. Begin searching.
Press to access Secondary controls. Press again to
exit Secondary, or wait 5 seconds for automatic exit.
Red LED indicates access to Secondary controls.
J+F: Volume (+,-)
J+G: Ground Track (Quick Press) Provides slow, continuous tracking to ground minerals.
OFF = LED 1, SLOW = LED 5, MEDIUM = LED 9,
FAST = LED 13. Set to OFF for max detection unless
changing ground conditions require frequent Ground
Balancing (p. 35).
J+G: Ground Balance (Hold)
Hold button while repeatedly bouncing searchcoil to
quickly balance out ground minerals (p. 44).
J+H: Non-Motion/Motion Mode
Motion-Mode (indicated by LEDs quickly scanning back
and forth) is normally preferred because it is more
stable/quiet. Non-Motion Mode (indicated by stationary
LEDs) can provide additional depth but may require
frequent Retunes (p. 45).
J+I: Discrimination (+,-)
Set to minimum (1st LED) for maximum detection.
Increase if desired to eliminate small targets (p. 48).
Sweep searchcoil parallel to—and less than 1 inch from—the ground, scanning
coil from side to side at a speed of about 2 feet/second (60cm/sec). See p. 42.
Note: All settings are saved at Power OFF. Therefore, once you have selected your preferred
settings, you only need to perform Frequency Scan and Ground Balance, if needed, before
starting to search.
Garrett Metal Detectors
Limits how loud a large target sounds. Does not affect
faint signals (p. 33).
Note: When adjusting any setting, the initial button press shows the current setting;
subsequent presses within 1.5 seconds will adjust the setting.