Rooster Booster Tips

The rooster Booster for the Minelab GPX series Metal Detectors has been out for a while now and we would like to give you some more information on how to best run the Rooster Booster

To set up the Rooster Booster correctly the following procedure should be followed:

1. Attach the Rooster Booster to your battery harness as per the instruction sheet supplied with unit and connect to the Minelab GPX series metal detector with the Minelab curly cable (these instructions are for the standard Minelab battery pack – If you are using a different battery harness then fit to suit).

2. In order to get the maximum benefit from your Rooster Booster you will need to have your metal detector setup correctly to run as smooth as possible – the recommended settings to start with are listed below – These settings are a guide and can be adjusted to suit the ground conditions and your own hearing preference

  • Set your gain between 5 -10 – It will depend on which model GPX you are using – Once again the idea is to have the machine running as stable as you can
  • Set your target volume (GPX4500/5000) to anywhere between 1 – 3 – Once you are used to the Rooster Booster, and providing you are not in a trashy area you should be able to get this a little higher

3. Once you have set the above to a suitable level on the detector we recommend that you turn the Rooster Booster to full volume and then proceed to set the Threshold on the detector – By setting the threshold with Rooster Booster on full volume you are able get a stable threshold at a lower level than without the booster – Once you have the Threshold set correctly you can then reduce the Volume on the Rooster Booster to a comfortable level for your hearing

One last thing is to remember that when using the Rooster Booster over heavily detected area’s you need to go much slower than usual and be sure to overlap the swing – This will help you get those faint signals which are the ones that the rooster Booster excels in finding

Gold Luck & Happy Prospecting

Prospector Pete

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About Prospector Pete

Prospector Pete has been providing information, training and tips on how to use metal detectors in the Australian bush - Having have got his first metal detector, the C-scope back in the mid 1970's he has vast experience in using most metal detectors released since - In the years after the release of the Minelab SD2000 Prospector Pete has developed extensive knowledge of the full range of Minelab Metal Detectors and provided his invaluable insights to 1000's of prospectors through his work with BendigoGold. Having unearthed many 100's of ounces of Gold nuggets throughout his prospecting life he is the perfect person to guide you to that next big find. Prospector Pete is available to share his knowledge & experience by contacting BendigoGold and enrolling for one of the many prospecting and training trips on offer Phone: 03 5448 4140 Email: Web:

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