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Re: CTX 3030 Boot Camp
Posted by: Fire Fighter 43
Date: September 18, 2015 12:34PM
I'm all signed up and ready to go to the Portage IN boot camp.



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Re: CTX 3030 Boot Camp
Posted by: Craiglenell
Date: September 18, 2015 12:39PM
is the thomson GA class full?

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Re: CTX 3030 Boot Camp
Posted by: JoeinMemphis
Date: September 18, 2015 02:39PM
You are really going to get a lot out of it.
HH
Joe



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Re: CTX 3030 Boot Camp
Posted by: konas62
Date: September 22, 2015 12:50PM
There are two of us coming to Portage, IN from Ontario Canada and we can not wait....talked to a gentleman maybe a month ago in Myrtle Beach who attended the bootcamp in TN and he said its a must, so here we are....

Re: CTX 3030 Boot Camp
Posted by: irnwrkr
Date: September 23, 2015 02:58AM
Must have been Steve you talked to in Myrtle beach

Re: CTX 3030 Boot Camp
Posted by: konas62
Date: September 23, 2015 06:18AM
I think his name was Will, not sure as I met a few detectorists there.....

Re: CTX 3030 Boot Camp
Posted by: irnwrkr
Date: September 23, 2015 07:00PM
He go to Knoxville? I know Steve went to Myrtle right after bootcamp. After 16 August

Re: CTX 3030 Boot Camp
Posted by: konas62
Date: September 23, 2015 07:13PM
Yes, he went to Knoxville and I met him down in MB on August 29-30? I still think his name was Will and he told me he was from Georgia, actually he is in the picture from the bootcamp on the bottom far left, Cheers

Re: CTX 3030 Boot Camp
Posted by: irnwrkr
Date: September 24, 2015 09:01PM
The guy kneeling or standing? I'm the one on far right black shirt

Re: CTX 3030 Boot Camp
Posted by: irnwrkr
Date: September 24, 2015 10:22PM
My bad...the guy from Georgia is the one kneeling. I talked to him at bootcamp. Steve is the one standing at far left. He lives about hour from me.

Re: CTX 3030 Boot Camp
Posted by: konas62
Date: September 25, 2015 06:48AM
Yes the one kneeling is the one I met....Cheers, what a small world eh?

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Re: CTX 3030 Boot Camp
Posted by: JoeinMemphis
Date: September 25, 2015 09:40AM
I am far right kneeling.



Oldest Coin: 1852 Seated Dime.
Minelab CTX 3030, CTX-06, CTX-11 & CTX-17 Coils.
Minelab Explorer SE Pro & X-1 Probe, Detech 6" DD EXcelerator coil, Detech 18X15 SEF Butterfly Coil.
Minelab Excalibur II 1000.
Tesoro Tiger Shark W/ 8" & 10" coils.
Garrett GTP 1350.
Garrett ACE 250, 4.5" Super Sniper.
Garrett Master Hunter 5, 8" & 4.5" Super Sniper. (First Detector)

Re: CTX 3030 Boot Camp
Posted by: konas62
Date: September 25, 2015 11:49AM
We can not wait to go there, next weekend is our bootcamp in Portage since there aren't any here in Canada this is the closest for us to attend. Got my new CTX for a week now so at least I can get used to the menu and setting before we go, even though some things are similar to my eTrac. Last couple of outings I got many pennies hotwheel cars, some modern clad and even some US coins including about 5 wheat pennies.

Re: CTX 3030 Boot Camp
Posted by: irnwrkr
Date: September 26, 2015 04:21AM
You will enjoy bootcamp. If they have another in knoxville I may sign up and go again

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Re: CTX 3030 Boot Camp
Posted by: Paulie
Date: October 06, 2015 08:08PM
Great weekend ant the Portage Bootcamp!! I must say that Andy, and his wife Charlene, are wonderful and amazing people! Andy has an attitude of gratitude, and is a genuine nice guy, who enjoys sharing his extensive knowledge of metal detectors and metal detecting! The morning (8am to 12:30pm working lunch) was spent on mastering the CTX, by gaining a solid understanding of its controls, and how they interact with each other, to understanding patterns and how to use/create them. I found the most important part of the course for me was learning how ground mineralization effects the CTX, and how to compensate for it, and how to "dial in" the CTX for maximum performance, whether your in Florida or Ontario, Canada! The afternoon (1pm to 5pm) was out in the field, putting into action what we learned in the classroom. From there, Andy spent time with each of us, until we were able to show proficiency in the operation of the CTX, by "dialing in" the CTX for maximum performance, and confident in what to dig, what was a questionable dig (Andy suggests to dig it anyway, unless cherry picking or time being an issue. If time is the issue, mark the spot by using the CTX gps "FindPoint" function to go back and dig later), and what not to dig. Some interesting finds came out of the park we used for the in-field session was an 1847 Seated Dime, that had been made into a love token! When we got back to the hotel (and after the course ended) Andy asked konas62 to bring him the Canadian clad that he brought, and Andy began working (and showing us how to create a pattern and modes) on a pattern/mode for our Canadian clad. It took Andy a good 30 minutes, as he worked through several $2 coins $1 coins, all the way down to nickels, from different years, until he was satisfied with the pattern/mode (he is a perfectionist when it came to this).
Thank you Andy (and Charlene) for a very informative course, that has made me feel confident in using my CTX anywhere and any place! You guys rock!!

(In the picture, I am on the left, and konas62 is on Andy's right)



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/06/2015 08:10PM by Paulie.




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