The New White’s TDI Beach Hunter
Well Whites proved me wrong and just announced a new machine, the TDI Beach Hunter. Looks like a winner but I’ve learned over the years that only time and diverse user feedback will tell….
All This? Really?
Saw an ad for the Fisher F-Pulse pinpointer and was amazed and amused by the bullet listed features…
*Pulse induction *Beep, Vibrate (or both) *Lost Mode Alarm *Single Button Operation *3 Sensitivity Levels *Proportional Response *Retune *Adjustable LED Light *Auto Shutdown.
All this and it’s a PINPOINTER for crissakes. I’m guessing it won’t be long before these things come with lengthy user manuals.
How did we ever find anything in the 70’s and 80’s? Continue reading →
Where’s the big kahuna of 2018?
More than halfway through 2018 and still no new “gotta have” detectors announced or rumored. Makes one wonder if the manufacturers have used up all their top-secret ideas or whether they’ve finally learned that any new detector better be both ‘in-the-field’ and ‘shipment’ ready. Continue reading →
Well my good friend Paul Barford, a.k.a Warsaw Wally, is crying both crocodile tears and foul at the same time with his most recent blog post titled Metal Detectors on Sale. Seems he’s equating the number of detectors for sale on Ebay to an ever-increasing number of new participants. Wondering if it ever occurred to him that a few of these detectors are for sale because detectorists have dropped out? Continue reading →
Not on vacation or feeling under the weather. Just much too hot to even be thinking about detecting. So once again here’s a reprise of a post John Winter was kind enough to write for Stout Standards back in 2016.
Let me also mention that John is currently battling prostate cancer and I know that I along with detectorists here and abroad are thinking of him at this most difficult time. Hang in there you ole git! Continue reading →
Forgive a second Q&A post within a week but it’s very much justified at this time. You see I just belatedly found out that I lost a very dear friend, Cliff Stefens. Senior detectorists in and around the Philadelphia area know what a rock star Cliff was and to say he will be missed is an understatement. My very belated and sincere condolences to Fran and the entire Stefens family.
Cliff, thanks for being my friend. RIP and good hunting!
I wrote the following for Western & Eastern Treasures quite a few years ago and because of that the photo quality is somewhat lacking…. Continue reading →
Many thanks to UK treasure hunter John Howland for keeping the Malamute Saloon alive and kicking.