Fisher Gold Pan kit!

Do you have a case of “Yellow Fever”?  With gold prices consistently high, more and more people are out searching for that wondrous yellow metal.  Gold has always captured the imagination of mankind.  Read more about gold and its history HERE (link to wikipedia).  Fisher (of metal detecting fame) recently released several gold prospecting/panning kits.  Now, I’m first to admit it, I’m a TOTAL NOVICE when it comes to gold panning!  However, like most who first venture into prospecting, I’ve done a ton of research about how to “get started”.  Youtube can be a wonderful thing for learning panning techniques!  Below, you will find my review of Fisher’s new Gold Prospecting Kits and my experiences as a new guy trying to learn a new art… (Click “read more” to…well, read more!)

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  • October 8, 2011
  • Fisher

Garrett Ace 250 New users guide

-Detectorstuff member Ian Pettigrew (AKA draaiorgel) has written up a great new users guide with tips and helpful information on the Garrett Ace 250! Many thanks to Ian for his contribution….


All about the Ace 250 for newbies.

The Ace 250 is an ideal beginner’s machine especially if you know absolutely nothing about metal detecting. (Just like me when I first started)

 

I had read on many MD forums about what a fabulous machine it was and
the price was right.

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1 Dave Johnson – “Time of Day” and electrical interference

FTP Head Engineer Dave Johnson

*Posted with permission of Metal Detector Engineer Dave Johnson*

First Texas Head Engineer Dave Johnson has always done an awesome job “educating” the metal detecting masses.  Thanks again for sharing your knowledge Mr. J.!

Time of day influences the amount and type of electrical interference, not just local sources but also longwave radio communications (mostly military) from thousands of miles away.

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Teknetics G2 Review

Teknetics G2 review

Mark Ellington
www.detectorstuff.com

“In the Spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love”. For the not-so-young man (me), in the Fall my fancy turns to thoughts of metal detecting.  The Teknetics G2 arrived just in time to tickle my fancy!  (read more…)

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4 Garrett Metal Detectors–New models!

When Garrett metal detectors released released the “Ace” series of detectors, they set a new standard in affordable performance.  Garrett has been in the business a long time and recognized a “niche” that needed to be filled…and fill it they did!  Now, there’s a new release in the Ace lineup…the Ace 350.

Garrett Ace 350

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3 The White’s Spectra V3i upgrade…Get it!

The White’s Spectra V3i upgrade…Get it!

Spectra V3i

White’s Spectra V3i

I was privileged to receive one of the early White’s Electronics “Vision” uber-detectors last year. Without a doubt, the most user configurable metal detector on the planet! Initially, all the settings and options can seem a little overwhelming. However…if you take the time to really learn this machine, you will be rewarded. The Vision/Spectra V3i CANNOT be mastered in a week or even a month. This is a detector that GROWS with you as a hobbyist. If you purchase one, be prepared to dedicate some serious time studying various forum posts and experimenting…but, boy, is it worth it!

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1 Interview with Gary Storm of Detectorpro!

Interview with Gary Storm of DetectorPro

www.detectorpro.com

List of Products:

Headhunter line of Metal Detectors (Headhunter Pirate PRO, Headhunter Pirate, Headhunter Wader, Headhunter Pulse)

Uniprobe Pistolprobe

DetectorPro Headphones

Mr. Storm,

Thank you for taking the time to answer a few questions about yourself , your company and your products! Www.DetectorStuff.com enjoys communicating with the people “behind the scenes” of the technology of metal detecting.

How long have you been involved with metal detecting?

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New look for www.detectorstuff.com…and more changes coming soon!

My Son Zack does custom website design and hosting.  His Father’s Day gift to me was this AWESOME new look for DetectorStuff!  All the header art is custom drawn on his graphics tablet…needless to say, I’m impressed!  THANK YOU ZACK!  Be sure to visit Zack’s website at www.ellingtonhosting.com if you need any custom design work or site hosting!

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…and as I mentioned above…more news is coming soon!

3 White’s to offer V3i upgrade to existing owners *update May 12th, 2010*

White's Spectra V3

Word has it that White’s will offer a full upgrade of the firmware on the Spectra V3/Vision to a new version that adds additional features (quite a few from the report!). It seems it will cost $100 plus shipping to get procedure done in Sweet Home. This is a pretty cool thing (in my opinion). It’s an optional upgrade at a modest price… they could have “sold” a whole new detector, but instead offer it as a service to their customers.

*update*  I spoke with Carl at White’s and I’m going to get my Spectra Vision (V3 before the name change) upgraded to the newest firmware/software!  I’ll post up a breakdown of the new features and the upgrade experience!