1. Turn on the EM38.
Perform functionality checks and null the instrument as needed. Set up the survey using the prior menus in the EM38-MK2 program. These menus include Survey Setup, Logger Setup, GPS Output Port, and Display Options.
2.Turn on the Archer and access the EM38-MK2 Monitor / Log Menu.
The EM38-MK2 Monitor / Log will go through a process of checking for instrument connection as well as GPS receiver performance. If the EM38 is not turned on, the user will receive a message to do so.
3. Create a Data File.
Push the Create File Button with the EM38-MK2 Monitor Menu to access the Create Data File Menu. Name the file and determine its folder, type, and storage location. In general, the user will not have to change the Folder, Type, and Location Fields.
Name the Data File and push save before beginning to monitor. After creating a data file, the screen will display another set of buttons.
4. Use the Stylus and press the Go Button to start logging data.
5. Press Line Button to start a new survey line.
The Line Menu will appear. A new line name and associated parameters will appear based on inputs from the Survey Setup Menu.
6. Create a New Station by pushing the NStn Button.
This creates a new station within the same survey line. A break within the lines on graph will occur to visually signify a new station.
7. Leave a Comment anytime during logging by touching the Cmnt Button with the stylus. A message of 11 characters can be saved.
8. Modify instrument display options.
Change display options such channels displayed, channel color, and scale. These attributes will be the same attributes as programmed in the Display Menu on the EM38-MK2 Home Screen. The user can also delete the calibration and recalibrate the EM38 from this screen depending on the software version.