Can someone please explain what long range locators are and how they work?

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I have been hearing about long range locators for a while but I cannot find information about what they actually do and how they do it. Can someone please explain this to me?
 
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I'm afraid I already bought the Harbor Freight metal detector though currently at the moment I'm not looking into finding hard core treasure just going out seeing what I can find (currently expecting to find stuff like soda can tabs and old nails) though I am looking into upgrading at a later date
 

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I have been hearing about long range locators for a while but I cannot find information about what they actually do and how they do it. Can someone please explain this to me?

I've used long range locators, most invented had worked at some time or another, or they wouldn't have been invented and manufactured. It's another subject that can no longer be discussed, same as any Dowsing. The first person to chime in is a skeptic reciting wickapedia. Dowsing long range does work with or without a machine. When the time is right. Solar cycle 25 is just getting underway. As more cme's hit Earth, Dowsing power increases, Electronics enhance the signals again, people start dowsing again. Every 11 yrs. But not everyone agrees due to diffrent techniques. Long range means what it says.
 

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GoDeep, this is the Long Range Detecting forum, please do not attack posts that are posted here.
 

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Welcome! I was with a dealer once and he was trying to get me to buy a long range detector. The slight breeze we had that day blew the thing all over the place. It was essentially useless. He had thought about taking it to a beach, but the beaches here are always breezy, so it would not work. You be better off renting or buying a ground penetrating radar unit, but they are expensive and probably not worth it.
 

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Welcome! I was with a dealer once and he was trying to get me to buy a long range detector. The slight breeze we had that day blew the thing all over the place. It was essentially useless. He had thought about taking it to a beach, but the beaches here are always breezy, so it would not work. You be better off renting or buying a ground penetrating radar unit, but they are expensive and probably not worth it.

I'm all for gpr, I would use it to confirm my Dowsed target. I will eventually buy a deep detector. When talking about lrl, only a Dowser can put you on a distant target. But metal detectors are cool too..
 

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I have been hearing about long range locators for a while but I cannot find information about what they actually do and how they do it. Can someone please explain this to me?

I apologize if my first post came across as attacking and ran afoul of Tnet policy, that was not my intent. Let me rephrase and better parse my answer to only address your question and leave my snark and personal opinions about them out of it.

Most LRL devices claim to operate on a resonant frequency principle where the device is said to emit an electromagnetic signal, either through an antenna or a probe, that will respond to a specific substances such as gold, silver, diamonds, even paper money, and that the device will indicate the presence of such material by indicating a change in direction relative to the operator. Some operators claim to be able feel or sense these resonate frequencies and can feel the energy field.

Do they work? Those who build them and use them in the field believe they work and they are one of the tools in their detecting arsenal. Blind tests of them have shown no better then chance and the resonance principle invoked has not been shown to work in laboratories. Examination of the circuit boards in some of them have been found to have superfluous, non working or incomplete circuitry in them and the power output in them non sufficient to produce a signal capable of any significant distance and many lack any circuitry capable of receiving back and analyzing any signal sent out.

There are many articles on the internet about them and the science behind them if you wish to search and read further on them.

Personally, (and this now goes into opinion), you indicated you are a new detectorist having just purchased a Harbor Freight detector, I'd spend a lot of time looking at your surrounding towns and counties old newspaper achieves and at their online facebook pages (most counties historical museums and societies now have facebook pages where they post historical photos). You'll find where the people gathered for picnics, swimming and other activities and that's often where you'll find the treasure. Also, when the budget allows, i'd save up for a better detector. Several companies now offer entry level detectors for only a few hundred dollars that have more features then high end detectors did only a decade ago.

Good luck in your search!
 
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Dowsing devices are designed to mimic an Elements frequency. Usually your looking for prescious metals and gems specifically. It's also a good thing all the nails, foil, lead, ect ect. get found also. I wish I had the patience to wait out a good find with a detector, but I don't.
 

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If you are just looking at experimenting with LRL with electronics it doesn't get any cheaper than this Frequency Generator. Comes from China in 2-3 weeks and simply wire up the output to some ground rods, fabricate a set of bent brass dousing rods and wire up a battery. All together way short of $100. Do some reading here on this forum for frequencies and have fun without falling for commercial units that are thousands. This is the Frequency Generator I'm working with now. Most of all, have fun.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/264747886737?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
 

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If you are just looking at experimenting with LRL with electronics it doesn't get any cheaper than this Frequency Generator. Comes from China in 2-3 weeks and simply wire up the output to some ground rods, fabricate a set of bent brass dousing rods and wire up a battery. All together way short of $100. Do some reading here on this forum for frequencies and have fun without falling for commercial units that are thousands. This is the Frequency Generator I'm working with now. Most of all, have fun.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/264747886737?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

I agree. The hard part of learning the L-rods is to not influence them. It is essential that you quiet the mind in order to reach a Zen-like state.

Unfortunately whoever wrote that Wikipedia article is not a scientist. Almost certainly they attempted to use the rods and failed big time. And it's easier to blame the equipment rather than the user's problems. They make the generalization that ALL such devices are fraudulent. Well, ask me and I will say that article is the fraudulent one.

You can search through the posts here, I have a short video of a device I am working on. No L-rods needed. I call it the Contraption.
 
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I use this signal generator, powered by a dc power pack, thanks to signal lines wiring suggestion.I've always preferred seeing my signal line or target by using L-rods, along with feeling it. Yes, rods aren't needed if you know what your doing, but to get to that point you might have to start with rods or something else. A friend of mine would use his noodle rod and pendulum to see the same signal my rods use. No Zen state for me. Just wait for dowsing power to be on. If waiting is Zen then I'm in. I've waited long enough.
 

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