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January 11, 2020 11:44AM avatar
BEWARE ! ! !


Here's the world of detectors, coils and metal detecting according to me. Metal detecting is a skill that can be learned, meaning that as we spend time in the field learning to use a detector / coil combination, adjusting the settings, interacting with the detector at various sites, IF WE ARE PAYING ATTENTION as we're doing so, we can gain skills and hone or fine tune those skills. Our skills with a detector / coil combination become more finely tuned as we spend more and more time actively using that detector and coil to find targets in the field.

What about test gardens, air tests, and theoretical postulation? Test gardens and air tests WILL help prepare you for GETTING STARTED hunting in the field, but they cannot replace the knowledge gained with 'in the field' experience with your detector / coil combination. As for Theoretical postulation, that is managed in OregonGreggs's classroom which is just down the hall. Perhaps he will chime in. grinning smiley

In the Field Skills and Knowledge will increase as we experiment and test various settings, coil selections, hunting methods and make note (either mentally, or with paper and pencil) of the outcomes. We can test our skills at difficult sites. Skills and knowledge can increase when we compare notes with other 'skilled' detectorists and experiment / apply this knowledge in the field.

The long way around the bush. So what I am saying here in the long and short of it, is that you're going to need to spend time with each coil and LEARN it. What it will and won't do, strengths and weaknesses. Again, this comes from time in the field interacting with your detector and the coils you use with it. You will gain an opinion based on your own experience.

Fair Warning

Remember, as with all skills that can be acquired, they can also diminish away if we don't use them.

What do I mean by diminishing skills? Our acquired skills and abilities for all things diminish if not used. Those skills that come from interaction with a detector diminish IF WE DON'T USE THEM. Just like a golf swing gathers rust over the winter and math skills diminish if not used, detecting skills fade away over time if not exercised.

Good luck in the field.

UtahRich -

It's YOU that makes the difference.

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Large versus small coils.

D&P-OR 262 January 08, 2020 04:05PM

Coil selection at WTHO's

UtahRich 120 January 12, 2020 12:53PM

Re: Large versus small coils.

tabman 133 January 10, 2020 07:16PM

Yep! Both are good coils .... for different applications. N/T

Monte 105 January 11, 2020 12:59PM

Re: Large versus small coils.

GeoW 99 January 10, 2020 06:21PM

Re: Large versus small coils.

RickUK 134 January 10, 2020 02:37AM

And there-in is the answer for each of us.thumbs up

Monte 134 January 10, 2020 02:54AM


UtahRich 154 January 09, 2020 05:58PM

Each detector, any detector and every detector...

Monte 127 January 10, 2020 03:29AM

Becoming a Detectorist / Staying a Detectorist eye popping smiley

UtahRich 95 January 11, 2020 11:44AM

Theoretical Postulation Attachments

OregonGregg 118 January 11, 2020 01:45PM

Theoretical Postulation - The Fors CoRe

UtahRich 91 January 11, 2020 03:28PM

I always enjoying hearing, and learning or refreshsing.

Monte 100 January 11, 2020 12:57PM

Is it Spring yet ?

UtahRich 92 January 11, 2020 01:23PM


D&P-OR 160 January 09, 2020 08:11PM

Re: Large versus small coils.

OregonGregg 163 January 09, 2020 06:57AM

Re: Large versus small coils.

Kickindirt 170 January 09, 2020 06:14AM

Large versus small coils. - unmasking ability.

UtahRich 195 January 08, 2020 11:27PM

"It does make one think, doesn't it?" ... It sure does, and that's why - - -

Monte 143 January 10, 2020 02:44AM

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