EM38 Operation with the EM38-MK2 Program

Learn how to use the EM38-MK2 data logger program with the TK6000 Field Computer with the EM38 instrumentation to conduct a ground conductivity survey.

The EM38 is typical used for general soil sciences and agricultural study. By measuring relatively shallow ground conductivity, the operator can determine apparent clay content, salinity, and moisture in soils which helps scientists understand more about soil content and helps farmers plant crops in the appropriate soils. The EM38 has an effective maximum depth of about 1.5 meters, or about 5 feet.


EM38 Equipment and Case

Within this course are step by step guides to each EM38-MK2 data logger menu. These menus include Survey Setup Menu, Logger Setup Menu, Set GPS Port Menu, Set Output Port Menu, Display Options Menu, Monitor /Log Menu, View Files Menu. Some basic calibration and functionality checks are included as well to ensure the user collects the most consistent and accurate data.

Instructions concerning the DAT38MK2 program are also available. The DAT38MK2 program is a computer program for the office or home computer that allows the user to view, convert, and interpret EM38-MK2 Files. Learn how to install the DAT38MK2 program and transfer files from the TK6000, and convert these files into the proper post-processing file format. The DAT38MK2 cannot read EM38 data logger files without conversion. Further Dat38MK2 lessons will be added in the future to assist with post-processing.

Note: EM38-MK2 Assembly can be found in the Geonics Equipment Assembly Course.


Archer Power Button

Starting the EM38-MK2 Program on Archer

Access the EM38-MK2 program on the Archer. 1. Turn on the data logger to access the EM38-MK2 program. Begin by ...
EM38-MK2 Survey

EM38-MK2 Survey Setup Menu

Configure the EM38 Survey Setup Menu on the TK6000. 1. Using the stylus, select the Survey Setup Menu. 2. Select ...
EM38-MK2 Logger Menu

EM38-MK2 Logger Setup Menu

Configure the EM38-MK2 Logger Setup Menu on the TK6000. 1. Using the stylus, select the Logger Setup Menu. 2. Modify ...

EM38-MK2 GPS Menu

Configure the EM38-MK2 GPS on the TK6000. 1. Using the stylus, select the EM38-MK2 Set GPS Port Menu. 2. Select ...
EM38-MK2 Display

EM38-MK2 Display Options Menu

Configure the EM38-MK2 Display Options Menu on the TK6000. 1. Using the stylus, select the EM31-MK2 Display Options Menu. 2 ...
EM38 Panel

EM38-MK2 Monitor / Log Menu

1. Turn on the EM38. Perform functionality checks and null the instrument as needed. Set up the survey using the ...
EM38-MK2 View Files

EM38-MK2 View Files Menu

Configure the EM38-MK2 View Files Menu on the TK6000. 1. Using the stylus, select the EM38-MK2 View Files Menu. The ...
TK6000 with Flash-Drive

EM38-MK2 Files Transfer

Learn how to transfer EM38-MK2 files to a computer from a TK6000 using a USB Flash Drive. 1. Plug in ...
DAT38MK2 Installation

DAT38MK2 Installation

DAT38MK2 installation on a computer is an easy method to look at survey results. 1.If the DAT38MK2 program is not ...
DAT38MK2 Shortcut

DAT38MK2 File Opening

To open files collected on the EM38-MK2 in the DAT38MK2 files program, an EM38-MK2 file must be converted from the ...