Welcome! Log In Create A New Profile


Re: A good start

May 14, 2019 07:16AM
Gregg that reminds me of the time I brought my sifter. Spent a few hours sifting a area. Didn't find but a few small rivets and buttons. Then I took Ryans MMK with 5" coil and gridded a section next to the sifted area. Found a sheep ear tag with the MMK. Then I went over it with the Xp deus and found a 1854 dime. Just never know what lies beneath

That reminds me of circa 1963, when I built my first detector. Still can't find the plans I used, but I think it was from a Popular Electronics or Electronics Illustrated. Anyway, it was a BFO type, with a coil wound on a circular piece of plywood in the 8" dia. region. That was attached to an old broom stick handle. The transmitter was a simple oscillator, operating on the AM broadcast band. Next to the homebrew Tx you attached a transistor radio to the handle. You could listen to your favorite station, while hunting :-)

I lived in San Francisco at the time, and me and my buddy were all excited to try it in Golden Gate Park. GG Park is built on the sand that was 1/2 of S.F. to start with. My buddy brought along some chicken wire to sift with. He found several coins under benches and such, I found NOTHING ;-( Matter of fact, I don't remember finding anything with that 1st "detector" :-)

That detector operated between .55 and 1.6 MHz (that's Mega Hz, not Kilo Hz)! Very very high frequency - with virtually no ground penetration. Would of been good for small gold nuggets on top of the ground, but lo, there were none :-)
Subject Author Views Posted

Real world masking Attachments

glabelle 416 May 12, 2019 09:18PM

A good start

OregonGregg 244 May 13, 2019 09:05PM

Re: A good start

Kickindirt 238 May 13, 2019 10:20PM

Re: A good start

glabelle 224 May 14, 2019 07:16AM

My shirt pocket metal detector ... and that was the lightweight part.

Monte 230 May 14, 2019 10:55AM

Re: Real world masking

zincoln 240 May 13, 2019 07:10PM

Re: Real world masking

glabelle 231 May 13, 2019 07:16PM

Typical ghost town mask Attachments

glabelle 252 May 13, 2019 07:09PM

The Phantom of the ghost town is unmasked. cool smiley

UtahRich 240 May 14, 2019 06:48AM

Re: The Phantom of the ghost town is unmasked. cool smiley

Rdunzl 249 May 14, 2019 08:18AM

rin tin tin

UtahRich 197 May 13, 2019 11:37PM

Re: Real world masking

NWCindy 274 May 13, 2019 06:09PM

Masking . . . the odor.

UtahRich 214 May 13, 2019 11:43PM

Re: Masking . . . the odor.

NWCindy 220 May 14, 2019 06:16PM

Re: Real world masking

D&P-OR 234 May 13, 2019 06:20PM

Re: Real world masking

NWCindy 271 May 13, 2019 07:54PM

Re: Real world masking hope your broom is as strong as the magnets. Some big iron in those old sites. N/T

Kickindirt 238 May 13, 2019 02:14PM

How strong is that Magnet?

UtahRich 229 May 13, 2019 03:37PM

Re: How strong is that Magnet?

Kickindirt 220 May 13, 2019 05:16PM

The Magnets

glabelle 227 May 13, 2019 06:59PM

Re: Real world masking

UtahRich 219 May 13, 2019 02:02PM

There are so many variables, we have to recognize that there is no 'perfect' in "The Real World."

Monte 262 May 13, 2019 01:00PM

Re: Real world masking

Kickindirt 234 May 13, 2019 09:22AM

Re: Real world masking

Elbert 235 May 13, 2019 08:28AM

Re: Real world masking

glabelle 232 May 13, 2019 10:59AM

Will be interesting to watch.

OregonGregg 235 May 13, 2019 05:57AM

Indian Head?

glabelle 237 May 13, 2019 07:11PM

Re: Indian Head?

OregonGregg 227 May 13, 2019 07:59PM

Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login

Online Users

Guests: 9
Record Number of Users: 13 on January 18, 2018
Record Number of Guests: 302 on March 10, 2018