operators use the Ground stake that comes with their transmitter.
In doing so it is important to sink the ground stake deeply
into the soil. Planting the stake deeper increases the chance
for reaching moist soil and exposes more of the metal stake
to the dirt. Take precautions though to not hit a buried conductor
with your ground stake. You can do a passive search with your
receiver as one of many ways to help identify unknown utility
If necessary, longer, wider ground stakes can be used as well
as shovels and other digging tools. A long screwdriver may
be handy if you have nothing else.
Be careful to NOT to hit any underground utilities with your
Like the antenna on a car, exposing more metal captures more