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  1. Hunting Parks Being Renovated

    If you roll up to an old park where you have had many good finds over time and you find the whole core center is under renovation, orange fencing but gaps all over and just one bobcat working in one corner, how do you proceed? Do you just try detecting and see if you get told to leave? There is...
  2. Colleges And Universities

    What is the general thinking about the legality of metal detecting colleges and universities, aside from asking permission. Asking anybody for permissions can get an automatic no. Thanks
  3. Masked Target Beside Large Trash?

    I have been using the 10x5 NOX coil for about a week, every day, trying to milk the missed masked targets in my old spots. Maybe this is one of my general faults but, once I've decided that it's worth the digging, the signal passes my general sizing routine of raising the coil and watching the...
  4. Very Slight Chatter/Instability

    I intentionally run a tad of chatter on my Whites M6 and it makes the tone volume on deeper targets tones bigger. I have always set the Equinox as silent as possible, but in testing on my buried 9 inch silver dime, I tried setting the sensitivity one number more than silent, giving me a slight...
  5. Are Rubber Coil Washers Consumable Items?

    I happen to be focused on the tear-drop washers in the Equinox, but the question applies to all rubber, coil mounting washers. Do they wear out and is there a general timeline to simply replace them? Thanks.
  6. Crazy Shipping On $.99 Washers?

    I found the teardrop washers for the lower for the Equinox, $.99, or two for $1.99. Estimated shipping is $5.95! This is a seller who's a sponsor elsewhere. WTF?
  7. Mild Shoulder Seperation And Detecting?

    I took a fall about two a week and half ago. I didn't think any damage was really done. It's been too hot to detect so I've kept at home in the AC doing nothing. The bed at night seems to agitated it, rolling around on that side. Ok to the point. It feels swollen now and bumpy. Will metal...
  8. Excess Coil Wire?

    This Ultimate 13 coil for my Etrac came with a coil wire with such extra length that I need to leave this excess near the coil. Is this an electrical problem for the coil during detecting? Only way I see reducing the coils loop is to extend the length of the lower rod, which will hinder my swing...
  9. "What Is A Place?' Hunted-Out Description.

    Seriously. Places are things like parks, small and large, plus historic ground is mostly pinpoint areas of actual ground. Those key historic ground has been worked by tectors for years, maybe decades. So, if there is a park with history and tectors have hunted the heck out of it for a long...
  10. "The New Detectorists"

    Excellent read about our hobby. https://dnyuz.com/2021/05/31/the-new-detectorists/
  11. "Load Quickmask Into Smartfind" Loop

    I am frustrated! I keep getting this pop up question every time I go to the open screen button, and then back to the search button. What am I doing wrong?
  12. Gold Rope Rings Vdi?

    Anybody have a rope ring, ladies preferably, to Vdi for me? I looked for a ring a while ago and later found out it was a rope ring. I'm thinking a rope ring might Vdi much lower than a solid ring type.
  13. Are Pinpointers High Drain?

    I'm ready to buy a supply of batteries. My thinking is to get high drain batteries. My two pulse induction pointers are the Pistol Probe and the Fisher F-Pulse. I assume those qualify as high drain. I use my Whites TRX in tandem with the F-Pulse. Is it wise to get high drain batteries? Does is...
  14. Rope Ring VDI?

    I hunted for a lost gold ladies ring for someone a couple years ago. I asked for a similar gold ring, but only got a solid band, which told my V3i I was looking for a VDI 15. The lost area was small, yet a utility bldg had been installed there so I couldn't hunt beneath it. End of story, I got...
  15. Need Metal Valve Stem Cap VDI

    Does anyone happen to have a slotted metal valve stem cap? I need the VDI, Minelab or Whites VDI preferably. Thanks.
  16. Deep Ground Scrapes?

    I have an old historic park which has been drained. They are doing a massive renovation, this is my first virgin adventure, yet here is the oddity. They cut down 2-3 feet and, I am serious...even with open disc, there simply is no signals, period. Can a historic place, have zero targets after a...
  17. How To Detect A City Park Renovation

    How do you go into a newly begun park renovation in progress. Workers being there surely isn't a great time to go trooping in, and with machinery being left there after darkness, some security, even local PD cruisers...will notice any lights in the constructions. I suspect a fly by night...
  18. Re-Burying Trash

    Someone I know who recently began the hobby simply has an aversion to wearing a treasure/trash bag, claim his coat pockets are ok. I know for a fact that trash has been tossed in public view, and discussed the bad example and the danger of a kid picking up trash and possibly putting it in his...
  19. I'm Ready To Stop

    A married friend of mine just started the hobby, and he's labeled me his mentor. I am good with that, I do know lots about detecting after a decade of self teaching, which can help a beginner. Week3. We have wasted several good weather days with him calling it quits after 2 hours, even less...
  20. Use Common Sense Factor

    Ok, you just found this hobby, bought gear, read about how to use it, found a mentor, and then when you hit the parks and tot lots, and you keep sucking hind t!t, EVEN after being directly tutored about common sense concerning the public's logical paths during public property detecting. Why? You...
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