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    Sovereign 550 meter. Does anyone have a chart?:detecting:

    I believe I still have some kits left with the instruction I copied off the BBS forum to do it correctly . The kit comes with the resistors for either of the 2 different 550 models, plus the pot for the adjustment for calibration on the back of the meter housing. When I found a place that had...
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    WTH is this acceptable?????????????

    Been detecting since 1973 and learned that most people dont know or take the time to pinpoint correctly. another thing is using a shovel of any kind in someone yard or parks and playground or ball fields doesn't look good to anyone watching. This causes many places being closed for detecting . I...
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    where is the Sovereign users

    I havent been around much on the forums as had problem getting on this forum with my AOL account, but it worked today. Thought I would see many post I missed, but none at all and wonder where all the Sovereign user are at. I decided to sell my Equinox 800 last week as I know I dont have 5 hours...
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    WTH is this acceptable?????????????

    Myself I feel too many are using shovels in these area. even the photos of many show using a shovel like the Sampson they cut a bigger plug than needed. I use a Lesche and a narrow tip screwdriver to pop out the ones no very deep. I see one guy (dealer) that cut a 15 inch plug as he was using a...
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    Funniest or Unusual find

    I see I am not the only one finding these in church yard, most all mine were in church yard, kind of odd isnt it.
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    Detecting after hip/ knee replacement

    The reason I cant get out like I did before is I had both knees total replaced at the same time about 3 or 4 years ago and went to the rehab and I can get down, but getting up is tough and when I do I seem to fall over most of the time. I am at 73 and seem to fall over a lot as my balance it...
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    The Best of the Best

    I have started in 1973 detecting and forced to slow down or quit detecting for health reasons, but I have tried many different detectors over the years. I like the whites MXT as it put the fun back in detecting, the Fisher F75 is my favorite Fisher. I used the Teknetics Mark 1 and once learned...
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    Tumbling Wheat Cents

    I did some of my wheats a couple of years ago and did some for another treasure hunter that didn't come out too bad,little edge wear. Now that they sat for a while it is hard to see the edge wear. I used a vibrating tumbler instead of my rotating one as it is nicer and dont over clean them. I...
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    Anyone use a Sunray Q-12 Econo-Charger?

    Been a while since I checked the BBS forum out is why no one has seen me, got several health problems that keeps me out of detecting. Anyway I was a Minelab and Sun-Ray dealer and I know that the Q12 Charger in no longer being built. I had several come back that didn't seem to charge right and...
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    Found my oldest coin with the F5

    Over the years we have found many of these Chinese cash coins as they are called. From what we found out was when a dynasty went to the next ruler the coins became worthless and new ones were made. Now the old one were used for jewelry such as charm bracelets and even seen a jacket made with...
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    My first Barber dime in an unlikely place.

    Lot of different possibility on this dime, if found where kids hang out at like the school one could have brought it to school to show others and then lost it. Some may have took it from their dad collection to buy something and lost it. Then there is the possibly that the dirt that was brought...
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    The Metal detector that was no.1

    Everyone seems to have a different one they feel is the one that they like the best. For me several of them I had were great like the Compass Relic Mag auto I had back in the late 70 as it really got the coins. Then it was the Teknetics Mark 1 once I got used to the different tone and beleive...
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    Is there any thing modern that compares to the SOV

    The Sovereigns are some great detectors and my GT has the Sun Ray meter and the Sun Ray S-1 probe to make it even better. Like Ron I have tried different detectors and for my serious detecting the Sovereign is the one I would take. If I use my Equinox 800 enough to learn it like the Sovereign is...
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    First impression is Garrder clips used to keep up lady's nylons , maybe wrong but that is what they look like to me.
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    Cleaning found change

    Everyone seems to have their method of cleaning coins to take to the banks. I like mine to be looking as close to new as possible so there is no problem at the bank and the counting machines. I have done this for a few in my area and just did about $300 one guy has found last year. I have 2...
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    Sovereign battery

    a car battery charger is not a safe bet as I have seen many car radios ruin using them to run the radio. They put out higher amps than what our chargers put out. Over the years with car batteries and also some of my other rechargeable batteries that got total discharge they have to be jumped...
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    I Have Questions - WD-40 For Coil to Control Box Connector Edition

    What I use as I used to repair TV and radios and found a good contact cleaner from your local Electronic store that worked great for me, Many of the older rotary controls with get statistic when you turned them and this contact cleaner worked great. Radio shack is on line for most, but they...
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    Desmond Dunne has passed away I've just learned. Great guy and always fun to converse with...

    this was a shock to me about Des Dunne as we E Mailed back and forth a few times and found he was very knowledgeable on the Minelab detectors and felt the same way about the Sovereigns. Rest In Peace Des Dunne as you will be missed.
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    This old dog can still hunt!

    Good to hear you are still detecting with the Sovereign and like I always say once you know the Sovereign well you will always have one in reserve , I still have one with the meter I got from you but it sits on the wall with my Equinox 800 as my health dont let me out much in the last year or...
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    Buried 60-70-80 years!

    Most of those I find are damaged and wondered why and a old timer told me mine look like they where chiseled off as they look cut. He told me many wouldnt come off and had to be chiseled off to get them off, so this was normal. I got around 15 and only one was a Chevy. cool find and a good part...