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Detector Training and Instruction

For each of our metal detectors, 3D ground scanners, ground penetrating radars and geoelectrical instruments we offer appropriate training. Training courses take place in the OKM headquarters in Altenburg, Germany. During the training, you have the opportunity to ask your questions at any time, so that our trainers can respond to your specific wishes and needs and adapt the training to your individual requirements.

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In order to provide an individual training with the utmost discretion, we recommend to make an appointment before planning your visit. Our professional trainers and instructors are looking forward to your request.

During the training you get to know the components of your metal detector and become familiar with its handling. In addition to the theoretical basics of performing a measurement, our professional instructors will also conduct practical ground scans with you. For this purpose, we have a special test field in which various objects have been buried.

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Construction of the scan areas: During the construction of the test field, several metallic as well as non-metallic objects have been buried in different depths.
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OKM test field: Our test field consists of four areas with different soil conditions to test the functionality of the metal detectors and 3D ground scanners.

Of course, we also focus on three-dimensional graphical data analysis and show you how to detect and identify underground objects. Our training courses are planned and carried out in a customer-focused manner. We offer basic instructions and training sessions for new customers (after buying a metal detector) as well as refresher training for more experienced users.

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In addition, our official dealers are regularly given the possibility of a special dealer training at our company headquarters. As a result, our well-trained sales partners can also provide support with the use of metal detectors.

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Instruction in the handling of your detector for conducting a geophysical measurement

Depending on your requirements, we show you the assembly and commissioning of your metal detector, 3D ground scanner, ground radar or further geophysical measuring instrument, as well as the theoretical basis for carrying out a measurement. Our trainers explain the individual scanning methods and operating modes of the acquired detector and demonstrate its functionality. In order to apply the theoretical knowledge in practice, we demonstrate a geophysical measurement at the OKM test site.

Then you have the opportunity to carry out your own measurement independently. These practical exercises allow to show users the correct handling of the device (metal detector, 3D ground scanner or any other detector) and to understand the following key factors for best scan results:

  • the alignment of the probes
  • the recommended speed during the scanning
  • the recommended accuracy/resolution
  • the performance of a control measurement
  • the calibration of the detector

Our training instructors watch your measurement procedure and point out possible errors during the scan. They are always ready to assist you and offer many useful hints and advice.

Evaluation and data analysis of your geophysical measurement

Another important aspect of our training courses is the evaluation and analysis of the recorded measurement data. The measurement results are displayed on  Android Tablet or a Windows Notebook, depending on the detector. Our trainers give you basic information about the installation of the 3D software Visualizer 3D and the drivers and provide helpful advice on successful data transfer.

If necessary, we help you to install the software on your own laptop. In addition to the reproducibility of measurement results, you also get to know the use of metal discrimination and depth determination.

Effective training for quick results during the treasure hunt

Experience has shown that successful training provides users the best basis for future successful treasure hunts, archaeological investigations and geophysical measurements in the worldwide use. After consulting the trainer you also have the opportunity to make recordings during the training, as well as documentation and notes about the handling of your detector.

After your successful training you get an OKM certificate for the successful participation in our training course. Even after the training, our support team is available for any additional questions.

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