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  1. nwdetectorist

    Spectrum XLT --- Engineers Report

    Spectrum XLT --- Engineers Report I am looking to find a copy of this book. It was instrumental in my understanding and use of the Spectrum XLT that I owned back when. The book gave great understanding of phase differentials and how the VDI chart works, and in layman's language to boot...
  2. nwdetectorist

    Blank Sheet for Recording Custom Settings

    Blank Sheet for Recording Custom Settings for my Nox 800 OK, Ok; back in the day of my XLT Spectrum... ...I had a notebook full of custom settings for my records. Now I can convert (scan and save as) to Word Document or Adobe Acrobat to save and carry with my Smart Phone. Problem is, I cannot...
  3. nwdetectorist

    First Beach Hunt in nearly 14 years...

    First Beach Hunt in nearly 14 years... No gold rings, No silver rings, and no necklaces and so forth. I detected a small, very small inner city beach with my Equinox 800 in Beach 2 mode (set to 50 tone), with the 6" coil. I walked into and out of water, up to dry sand and along tide out line. I...
  4. nwdetectorist

    Exoskeleton... What do you use when the back is 'shot'???

    Exoskeleton Several years ago I briefly owned a Minelab Pro-Swing 45 Harness. I found it to be somewhat bulky but did do the job of taking most of the strain off my back. Because I only owned this for a short period, I did not get a chance to figure out how it really worked. Currently I am...
  5. nwdetectorist

    My Fat Head and Nokta Makro Green Edition Headphones

    My Fat Head and Nokta Makro Green Edition Headphones Ok, so my question is: What if the headphones fully extended barely reach down to covering my ears, hat or no hat? Also the maxed internal volume to the Green Wireless headset is not enough for my hearing loss. What then? I am thinking to...
  6. nwdetectorist

    Waterbury Button - How Old or What???

    Ok, I found this Waterbury Button which is domed glass with brass backing and Waterbury marking, but... ...is the button older, or? I have found a couple of civil war and early 1900s Waterbury buttons before, but this is new to me. Thanks for any advice in advance on what age this may be...
  7. nwdetectorist

    I Have Questions - What Is Your Detecting Music Edition

    I Have Questions - What Is Your Detecting Music Edition Hi All, I sing to myself while out detecting, in between cussing and cursing the bottle caps and pull tabs, of course. Some of the songs I like to sing are as follows: diggin' for gold - Black Oak Arkansas man on the silver mountain -...
  8. nwdetectorist

    I Have Questions - What is the best Ultra, Ultra, Ultra Light Short Hiking Boot Edition

    I Have Questions - What is the best Ultra, Ultra, Ultra Light Short Hiking Boot Edition So... I have snooped online a bit and no luck so far finding a short (6") ultra-light hiking boot. The idea is I don't want insulated or heavy sole or sole lugs etc. to sweat my buns off in the summer...
  9. nwdetectorist

    I Have Questions - WD-40 For Coil to Control Box Connector Edition

    I Have Questions - WD-40 For Coil to Control Box Connector Edition OK... Should I spray my coil connector with a small dab of WD-40 to preserve and maintain good connection; or is this really required? Any ideas? Any suggestions? What do you guys and gals use to maintain the connector and...
  10. nwdetectorist

    I Have Questions - What Protein Bar Edition

    I Have Questions - What Protein Bar Edition OK... So what protein bar etc. should a beeping madman take along for a break after a few hours of detecting. Too damned many of these products are packed with sugar and fancy-pants chemicals that have nothing to do with nutrition. I spent several...
  11. nwdetectorist

    What Tesoro Machine is this coil for?

    [attachment 253881 TesoroCoil-2.jpg][attachment 253880 TesoroCoil-1.jpg] Hello folks, I inherited this coil several years ago and have been packing it around. Still don't know what machine it works with. It has 4-pin configuration, so will not work with my B II uMax. The coil is...
  12. nwdetectorist

    What Wuz It --- Before I scrubbed too hard?

    What Wuz It --- Before I scrubbed too hard? [attachment 250513 button.jpg] I detected this military button several years ago, and am wondering what it is. It is just under 3/4' inch in diameter. Sorrry/no back marking because the back is completely rusted/crusted away. Thanks, nwdetectorist...
  13. nwdetectorist

    Come to Papa

    Come to Papa by: Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band This Diamond Ring by: Gary Lewis and The Playboys Man on the Silver Mountain by: Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow Diggin' for the Mother Load by: Black Oak Arkansas Shine On You Crazy Diamond by: Pink Floyd Why don't we do it in the Dirt by: The...
  14. nwdetectorist

    El "Bandido II uMax" del Norte Strikes Gold, again.

    El "Bandido II uMax" del Norte Strikes Gold, again. [attachment 159584 04162010_Ring.jpg] [attachment 159585 RingMarking.jpg] Can anyone tell me what the marking means? I am thinking it is from England or overseas, and that the 333 is equal to 1/3 of 24 carats. Any ideas? TOO MUCH...
  15. nwdetectorist

    West Point (United States Military Academy) Pendant

    OK, so far I have managed to figure out that I found a West Point (United States Military Academy) Pendant. Found about 3" down into the hard-pan below about another 3" of softer sand on the top. I found this with an older Excalibur 800 this afternoon at a local freshwater beach. There are no...
  16. nwdetectorist

    What kind of ore/rock is this? :tesoro:

    Hello fellow detectorists, Does anybody have an ideas what I found at the park yesterday? The rock/ore is silver colored flecks and is approx. 1.25" long, by 1" wide, by .585 thick and very heavy weighing as much as lead of the same size, maybe a bit more. [attachment 136710 What_Ore.jpg]...
  17. nwdetectorist

    El Bandido del Norte strikes again! :tesoro:

    El Bandido del Norte strikes again! :tesoro: Hello all, Went to the local park yesterday for about 3 hours and found 3 little treasures. The religious pendant is marked on the finding as 950 and I suppose that means silver. The little earring with a white flower in the middle is probably...
  18. nwdetectorist

    Diggin' Up Junk Signals -w- White's XLT:whites:

    Diggin' Up Junk Signals -w- White's XLT:whites: And what do you suppose I found today? [attachment 135799 1909OrCityDogTax.jpg] TOO MUCH DIRT, NOT ENUFF TIME! nwdetectorist
  19. nwdetectorist

    A Good Deed Rewarded...

    Hello fellow detectorists. Sometimes it just feels good to get something returned to the rightful owner. Case in point:[attachment 135613 Higley_Medallion_small.jpg][attachment 135614 Lt_Higley.jpg] TOO MUCH DIRT, NOT ENUFF TIME! nwdetectorist :whites::tesoro::minelab:
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