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Re: So What Got You Interested In Metal Detecting?

September 08, 2020 06:11AM
as a rookie cop, i watched the old timers in the 70S early 80's dig a lot of coins on Sunday afternoons in the downtown parks. nail aprons full. a police friend older guy had a couple units, and he took me out in the early eighties. we parked on a gravel lot at a park. he handed me a Micronta lunchbox. big bulky thing. He had a Whites he had modified and you had to whip the coil. he had remounted it to a harness and long straight shaft. he said here just wave the micronta like this and if it beeps, you found something. he was putting his whites gear together and i actually walked three steps and it beeped. he said see you found something.. i dug down in the gravel and pulled up a 14 kt gold mans wedding band. he almost fainted. i was hooked. but it was many years later before i got a working unit. cops did not make much and starting a family they came first. i finally got a good unit , a gift from my wife , from a friend we met that was all into them. it was a used Eldorado, nice shape. i used it for years before going to a Whites MXT due to weight,. was a great unit. i also got a sabre later from him which is my all time favorite. i now have an Eldorado Umax. Troy x-2, AT PRO, two Silver sabre plus units, one modded one on loan, and a SimplEx. too many lol.
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NWCindy 42 September 09, 2020 03:55PM

Beginnings -

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NWCindy 50 September 09, 2020 03:59PM

Cindy, I roundaboutish helped OTTS get started, and was a member in late '84, early '85.

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Kickindirt 47 September 09, 2020 09:03AM

Meteorites

OregonGregg 58 September 09, 2020 06:30AM

I must know. Did you ever find a meteorite? N/T

NWCindy 55 September 09, 2020 11:31AM

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OregonGregg 48 September 10, 2020 01:16PM

I thought maybe you were still looking N/T

NWCindy 47 September 10, 2020 05:36PM

The proverbial Easter Egg hunt

zincoln 58 September 08, 2020 10:03PM

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Remfire 63 September 08, 2020 09:34PM

I'm sorry smiling smiley

OregonGregg 63 September 09, 2020 06:14AM

Bottoms up! N/T

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Timbertodd 40 September 08, 2020 03:28PM

Westerns .. Garden Tilling ... and my older brother, Ed.

Monte 55 September 08, 2020 08:05AM

Re: Westerns .. Garden Tilling ... and my older brother, Ed.

Timbertodd 48 September 08, 2020 03:27PM

Nope, he didn't show interest at all. But he did get into it the summer of 68 briefly. N/T

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I got fired up watching the Goat Doctor Hoard recovery on TVWhite's Electronics

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