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'Twas another beautiful day in the neighborhood! I went to a park where I haven't been...
Betty in MO
Date: March 06, 2005 08:36PM
for quite awhile...I only detected 8 times all of 2004...I've beat that already this year! Even though I have a problem with the detector or headphones (shorting out I believe) I searched in the sunshine with some cool wind blowing & found 31-Quarters, 6-Dimes, 4-Nickels & 10-Pennies for a total of 51 Coins in the amt of $8.65.
Nothing else...and with so few small coins, I really think there's a short someplace, as the detector is falsing a lot and not IDing as it should, even the sound isn't that great when pinpointing. I have a summer pair of headphones from KOSS and will use them instead of my winter KOSS headphones next time to see if they are the problem! If not then may have to have the detector checked out, especially if it gets any worse! I do have a spare, a White's 6000DI Series III, but like my Spectrum much better!
Hope you all had a great day and were able to get out doors and do something! The Lord bless you and keep you in His loving care!
MO-Granny

Did pretty good for having problems Betty
Pete in MI
Date: March 06, 2005 08:41PM
wish I found over $5 on each of my trips out but rarely do. Still trying to figure out where everyone is losing their money - obviously not where I have been
Congrats Betty on your finds and breaking your 2004 record - keep it up.
HH & Be Safe (and Healthy) - God bless us - one and all
Remember: Seek ye first the kingdom of God (Mt. 6:33)
Pete in MI


Re: 'Twas another beautiful day in the neighborhood! I went to a park where I haven't been...
SilverSeeker
Date: March 06, 2005 09:05PM
I had a White's 6000 DI Pro, it was a really good machine, then I went to the Whites DFX, and now today the Minelab EX2.
Russ
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Re: Thanks Pete, you will start doing good & finding coins & etc. as soon as you....
Betty in MO
Date: March 06, 2005 09:08PM
are able to get out and do a lot of MD'ing! The more you get out the more you will find! Kids lose money & other stuff! Go to schools & parks...many different ones until you find where more coins are to be found!
Sometimes I get skunked & probably will as soon as I hunt these places a few times! I've almost depleted the private school grounds, so will have to wait for awhile to find any more lost coins &/or items! Talked to a guy who was looking at the dirt on the ballfields and asked him where he got all that dirt, as I couldn't see where they were digging any. He said he ordered it! Well, the parks & other schools must be getting the same dirt from somewhere, as it looks like the same dirt piled up on the grounds & ballfields wherever I've been lately!
I hope the problem is my headphones & not my detector! I've been having trouble with the toggle switch sticking once in awhile & that is aggravating!
If it's my headphones will be much cheaper to fix!
The expense of shipping, repairing & returning my detector gets rather high! I think I've had it since 1994 or 95...will have to check when I purchased it.
It's paid for itself! I don't buy detectors very often & I haven't never sold any or traded them in for another. Just like my coins & STUFF I hang onto everything!
I hope you remember where you went & can go again! I prayed and asked the Lord to give you a dream & show you where it is and what the highway or town's name is that's closest to the place! I hope He does, but if not....maybe He'll help you remember some other way!
God Bless & HH!
MO-Granny


Re: Have you checked your batteries?
Mike Chgo area
Date: March 06, 2005 09:17PM
Re: Have you checked your batteries?
Betty in MO
Date: March 06, 2005 09:53PM
Yes, they still have plenty of power....10.6 or? They stay on that for quite some time before dropping to 9 or lower. But they did corrode the pack in just a week or two after detecting at a school last summer. I couldn't figure that one out, as they weren't even that old! So now I take the battery pack out after I detect each time! I cleaned the contacts as best I could, even using an emery board but couldn't get all the corrosion. They were just fine until the last 2 or 3 times I've been out.
I will need to see about getting a new pack for the Alkaline AA's I use. I had a rechargeable pack a couple of times, but they finally quit working! Then I decided to just buy the Alkaline AA's and use them instead! I've had my Spectrum since 1994 or 95!
I haven't looked inside the pack so may do that to see if they are ok. They were before when I looked & checked them! Just put new ones in about three weeks ago! I still think it's either the detector or my headphones! I lean over a lot with a hip mount (chest) & the wires touch my legs, so I may have done something to either one or both!
Thank you for your suggestion!
God Bless!
MO-Granny

Re: Hi Russ, I've been reading about the Minelab EX 2 and it must be a really great machine..
Betty in MO
Date: March 06, 2005 10:01PM
the depth most are getting with it is outstanding for the relics and old coins, but I wouldn't want to dig down to 16 inches or whatever, as I wear out too fast...
This old grey mare, she ain't what she used to be many long years ago!
Have you found a lot of good stuff with yours?
Heard it is heavy and expensive to buy?
God Bless & HH!
MO-Granny


Re: Hi Russ, I've been reading about the Minelab EX 2 and it must be a really great machine..
SilverSeeker
Date: March 06, 2005 10:38PM
Yes Betty,
I've found quite alot of coins with this machine. There was one time I borrowed the original Minelab EX XS and found a silver dime at about 9" down. The Minelab has 28 frequencies that work simultaneously. It is a great machine. I myself will never go back to the other machines I've had. I'm actually sold on the Minelab EX2.
Russ
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Thanks for the encouragement Betty
Pete in MI
Date: March 07, 2005 03:50AM
I've traded detectors many times. Most bought on eBay. Some worked - some didn't. Have a member of the club who sells detectors and he allowed me to trade up even using the defective ones as trades.
He even allowed me to trade one machine directly for another - although he wanted an additional $90 I didn't have, he still let me do the trade. A good Christian man.
I have 2 machines now. One has done me well in the past couple years but is technically behind the one I now have and it too isn't the newest on the market but in some ways better than the first. Though of selling one of them as I want to buy some things (new coil for the other one) but the newer pone doesn't have all the features that the older one has so I am sacrificing depth to keep the features. Or gain depth with the newer one without the extra features. Tough call sometimes when I want to go out detecting as to which one to use. (I take both just in case one quits working). So hate to sell either of them.
Thinking maybe I should sell my detecting library a book at a time to get the coil I want. Or sell everything to get an even better detector but then I would have none. Tough decisions. Probably never will get the coil unless I find a nice ring to sell like I did once before.
Oh well all in due time.
HH & Be Safe (and Healthy) - God bless us - one and all
Remember: Seek ye first the kingdom of God (Mt. 6:33)
Pete in MI

You have me wanting to get the Minelan EX 2 next...
Pete in MI
Date: March 07, 2005 03:58AM
I drool over the thought of it but alas finances are overly tight. Even buying a newer coil for one of the machines isn't within my budget lately.
Still dreaming though so I'm not dead from the neck up
Glad you are getting out and getting to know the EX 2 better.
HH & Be Safe (and Healthy) - God bless us - one and all
Remember: Seek ye first the kingdom of God (Mt. 6:33)
Pete in MI


Betty........
Mike from MI Iron Brigade
Date: March 07, 2005 07:20AM
sometimes the wire that leads into the headphones will start to get bad!

Betty...
Digdoug
Date: March 07, 2005 08:03AM
...you had a busy day and did purty good, bad headphones and all!!
I have permission to hunt Brians school playground area as soon as I can get him interested in going. Now that I am employed and have our trip behind us, I can try to schedule a day of detecting. I hope to recover those lost bracelets for my neighbors too!
Have a great day, Betty! And.......God Bless!!!
Doug


Re: Betty...Hope you get out detecting soon & do really, really good & Brian can enjoy it also! God Bless!
Betty in MO
Date: March 07, 2005 01:45PM
Re: Betty........Yes, I know & I am not too careful at times while detecting...but I ....
Betty in MO
Date: March 07, 2005 01:55PM
read on the other forums that the contacts inside where the battery pack goes can get closed & by carefully using a bent thin clothes hangar a person can bring them back up to where they work properly! And another is the loop cover can get filled up with sand & etc & cause a lot of false signaling, so I have these two things to check out along with the headphones! I did notice I had sand coming out of the loop cover when I shook it yesterday! I had been over a sandy volleyball court with nothing found at all but probably loaded up my coil cover!
It is nice to read about problems and the answers given to solve them! Others have been through different ones before and have found the answers & therefore can pass on the help to those who need it!
Thank you Mike as sometimes I forget things...in fact most of the time I forget things!
God Bless & HH!
MO-Granny


Re: Hi Russ, glad God has blessed you with such a nice detector & you're able to get those deep coins, but...
Betty in MO
Date: March 07, 2005 02:03PM
like I said, I would tire out too fast digging that deep & also don't have any way to get to places where they are that deep & digging deep holes in parks might cause problems with no more detecting in them!
I try to be careful in filling holes, keeping the trash picked up and to show no signs I've been there, but sometimes because of soil conditions (when too dry or too wet) that is difficult to do!
Good luck though to you & may you find some more silver & gold goodies!
The mystery of what anyone might find is always uplifting to the treasure hunter, so the chase is more exciting then the finds most of the time!
God Bless & HH!
MO-Granny

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