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  1. #16
    us
    Feb 2006
    Brownwood, Texas
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    Quote Originally Posted by gold boy View Post
    crap don't have a phone i'm only 15
    You really don't need a phone as we send our information (newsletters, special events announcements, and reminders) out by email.
    ~Texas Jay
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    Classic car lover

    Jul 2017
    East TX
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    baseball cards,hunting,bottle digging,coin roll hunting,shooting,Metal Detecting, swimming,
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    ok i think about it i will have to ask my mom if it is ok to join
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  3. #18
    us
    Dec 2012
    Concrete, WA
    Nokta FoRs Gold, a Gold Cube, 2 Keene Sluices and Lord only knows how many pans....not to mention a load of other gear my wife still doesn't know about!
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    My first metal detector?

    Wow...for that we need to go back in time about 50 years..

    At the time my older brother played on a pop warner football team,
    and I had to go along when he had practices. There was an older fellow
    (when you're 8, everybody is older) who had a metal detector, and I
    would follow him around and watch (aka: pester) him while he searched.

    Had the bug..bad, so, asked my dad if I could get metal detector.

    Couple weeks later we went to a Heathkit store, and he bought a kit
    to make me one. He spent a few hours soldering up the board and
    designing the coil, etc. He made the coil from an 8" reel-to-reel tape
    holder, carefully winding the copper wire so it would perform well.

    I recall it had an on-off switch, and a "tuner", where I would tune
    it to the "dip" in the constant tone.

    Found a lot of junk, and even a few coins with that Heathkit machine.

    Wish I knew where it wound up...kids grow up, several house moves, etc.
    Mike (aka Dizz)

    "If you love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude better than the animating contest
    of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick
    the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you
    were our countrymen." ~~ Samuel Adams, 1776

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  4. #19
    us
    Jun 2018
    Kentucky
    Garrett Ace 300 and Garrett pro pinpointer
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    My first target was trash, but my first keeper was a 1854 large cent.

  5. #20
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    Ron

    Jul 2017
    New York
    Teknetics patriot, Tosoro silver Umax and a BH 101 Hey Who was laughing? With 8" & 10" coals..
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    Great stories all! It a great way to get to know each other and its always awesome to hear how we all got started.
    Thanks for all your stories
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  6. #21
    ca
    May 2009
    Southern Ontario
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    My first detector was a Garrett GTAx 1000 I bought new back in the 90's.
    My first finds were clad and junk, first keeper was a ladies 14K wedding ring a couple of weeks after I got it.
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  7. #22
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    Ron

    Jul 2017
    New York
    Teknetics patriot, Tosoro silver Umax and a BH 101 Hey Who was laughing? With 8" & 10" coals..
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    Must admit. I am bummed that this thread died out!
    Thanks for all the stories.
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  8. #23
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    us
    Classic car lover

    Jul 2017
    East TX
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    i took my little brother to house site from the 1880's -1950's we get he turns on the detector he gets a high tone he popped the plug silver quarter from 1950
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  9. #24
    us
    Mar 2010
    Southwest Georgia
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    My first detector was a hand me down Whites 4900 back in 1973. My older brother gave it to me, showed me how to use it and took me to a spot where I found my first relic, a 58 cal. Minie ball if I remember correctly.
    My wife does all the driving, I just hold the steering wheel.

  10. #25
    us
    Mar 2014
    south central ohio
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    Great thread...my first detector was a White's something or other in 1998, can't remember which model but it was north of $500 so it was no joke. Im pretty sure I dragged it up to my old elementary school a couple times, poked around the slide and swings, pulled in less than a dollar total and tossed it in the corner...(TWINS!)...And you DO NOT want to know how/why/how much I got rid of it for...If you really want to know I'll tell, but it's painful, in more ways than one...Ddf.
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  11. #26
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    Ron

    Jul 2017
    New York
    Teknetics patriot, Tosoro silver Umax and a BH 101 Hey Who was laughing? With 8" & 10" coals..
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    379 times
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    Long winter in Upstate NY. Lets share our first detector stories and finds...
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  12. #27
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    Rick

    Jan 2011
    Yuma, AZ
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    Whites MXT purchased several years ago. I just can't let it go. It was a bit expensive but it sure has worked well for me. Great on coins and relics, not bad on nuggets but certainly not the best either.
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    You can't get where you want to be if you stay where you're at!

 

 
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