Welcome to DetectorStuff.com!

Thanks for visiting…since the launch of DetectorStuff I’ve worked to improve the hobby of metal detecting by seeking out interviews, metal detector reviews, interesting stories, etc.

Not to brag, or anything (okay…maybe a little!) this was one of the first sites on the Web to interview industry insiders and put their unique perspectives on the written page for hobby enthusiasts.  I’ve had conversations with legends at Fisher, White’s, Detectorpro, Teknetics and more.  The “brains” behind some of the coolest detectors on the planet!

Drop by the forums at www.detectorstuff.com/forum for discussions and fun.

Please enjoy the content of this site and feel free to drop me an email or message with ideas, suggestions or just to say hello.

-Mark Ellington

Vintage detector gallery

Awesome vintage detectors…credit for photos to various sources.  Have an old machine?  Send me a pic and I’d love to add it.  Feel free to comment on these if you have more info.

Stuff like this hurts the hobby!

I DO NOT agree with the current rules, laws and regs related to metal detecting in the the US…especially when it comes to finding historically valuable relics.  HOWEVER…sneaking around and doing this kind of thing makes it even worse for those of us who follow rules and try to help the hobby be seen in a good light.

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3614392/Fury-Petersburg-National-Battlefield-left-pockmarked-holes-despicable-relic-hunters.html

New forum system!

Due to some technical issues, we have migrated the forums to the WordPress forum package.  All old posts were imported, so no lost information!  It is different than what you were used to, but has a better future ahead…and is integrated with WordPress so it’s easier to manage (for me, anyway!)

A couple of things:

  1. to get a profile photo, use Gravatar ( http://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/what-is-gravatar-and-why-you-should-start-using-it-right-away/ )  *NOTE* just added a plugin that will also allow you to upload an avatar/profile picture.
  2. If you are a previous user of our forums, you name is still in the list.  Try you usual name and password.  If that doesn’t work, email me at [email protected]

Thanks!

 

Mark

Fisher F75 SE on deep silver dime

F75large-popUpeditHi everyone…here is the next in my ongoing series of metal detector tests on the same deep silver dime.  Up to bat is the Fisher F75 SE.  So far, this one knocks it out of the park as “best” at giving me a “DIG ME!” signal on the dime.  Like I’ve said before though, lots of variables to consider from ground moisture to undetectable RF noise.

Fisher CZ3D on a deep silver dime

Fisher CZ3D

So, my current mission to test all the metal detectors in my stable against a deep silver dime in my test garden continues.  Now…remember…variables is a key word here.  Meaning, time constraints won’t let me test all of the machines on the same day…and I have witnessed numerous times that the exact same metal detector can NOT get the dime one day and then (with identical settings) can get it the next.  The variables I’m talking about are ground moisture, “invisible” RF interference, etc….heck, it could even be moon phases, gov’t conspiracies and UFO’s for all I know.

So, this take this test for what it is…different detectors on the same targets but on different days.  Up to bat today is the venerable Fisher CZ3D.  The original CZ design is dual frequency and originally the brain child of Dave Johnson.  It has had many iterations since with the last being the 3D.  This is a design that goes back to the late 80’s/early 90’s!  Amazing that it still holds it own against the modern crop of metal detectors.

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