OK, you have made up your mind, to start a new hobby, something to get you outside in the fresh air, do some walking [without traipsing over hill & dale] its got to be cost effective, family bonding, something everyone can do, maybe meeting & chatting with new people, but most of all fun…

So now you have decided on this wonderful hobby, where do you start & what equipment do you need…Where are the sites you can search… Will I find anything Etc…Etc…

Well lets put an age old question to bed first, it is not about the cost of your metal detector, it is all about the “BRAND” there that’s surprised a few people… good, there are very – very few market leaders out there, and just because the metal detector your looking at “looks like” an expensive metal detector, and the cost is on par with the rest, in that price bracket, don’t be fooled by an over exaggerating salesman, these salesman will blame you for not knowing how to use the machine, or anything else-but themselves, the end result will be one that ends in tears, as you will be left out of pocket and disheartened with a metal detector no one except an eight year old will want…

Before displaying here the names of Metal Detector Manufacturers, that sell Metal Detectors that actually work… as all other metal detectors are for the use of children under the age of eight… no matter what there selling price is, they are just expensive toys, and nothing else… sounds harsh but its true…before we start looking at metal detectors, and the home grown machines [English Manufacturers] & moving onto Main Manufacturers from around the globe, lets sort out three fundamental choices you will be faced with… Non Motion, Motion & Pulse, what are these and what do they do…

Non Motion… non motion Metal Detectors look for metal signals electronically , however, it’s how they do it that’s different; much the same way that a diesel car is mechanically different to a petrol driven car, but they still do the same thing .
When Treasure Hunting Metal Detectors were launched in the 1970’s they were Non-Motion detectors although they weren’t called that then. A non motion detector is manually tuned each time you switch it on, a very similar process to tuning a radio to your favourite station.
From time to time, you will need to retune the detector as the signal may have drifted off tune due to changes such as the ground condition altering. It is however, easy to re-tune, by pressing a push button.
The other characteristic of this kind of detector is that it runs with a faint audible background tone present as you search the ground, giving an increase in volume as you pass the search head over a “find”. It will continue to give this increased volume tone when you hold the search head over the location of the “find”.
In other words it will still give a signal when there is NO Motion.
Motion detectors first appeared in the late 1970’s although not as we now them today, you would get whiplash if you was not careful, as the had to be used so fast, and were seen as a virtually automatic detector, these detectors are automatically tuned whenever they are operating and run silently as you scan the ground, when you pass the search head over a find, the detector will emit a short “beep” as the search head is swept over the “find”.
When the search head stops being moved over the “find”, the detector will no longer “beep” even if the “find” is right underneath the search head. So the detector must be in MOTION to locate a “find”. Motion detectors are simpler to use and many are fitted with First Texas “pinpoint” switch to allow temporary conversion to Non-Motion Mode to help locate the “find”

CS440XD Metal Detector

 

Motion…

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Pulse… 

C.SCOPE CS4Pi Metal Detector

 

And all the rest are expensive carpet detectors, if its laid out on the surface of your carpet at home, great then it will work…


Hidden in Plain Sight

I have seen and used many Metal Detectors over the years, it is a weapon of choice for finding buried treasure under the ground, but until now ive never seen a more appropriately created Poster Art that sums up how artefacts and coins got where they are, and the importance of a decent metal detector to maximize the chances of finding your own piece of treasure… this mixed photograph came from the First Texas facebook page for their Teknetics metal detectors…photo-shopping at its best… a bueattfull out of the box thinking idea…

Could this be the beginning of a Modern Day Poster Art directed at Metal Detecting…

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Shared by Tim Mallory, from an “idea” created by Russ Balbirona, who are both from First Texas Products…

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