A VERY BRIEF UPDATE ON THE MX SPORT
Went out again with the MX Sport for about 1 and 1/2 hours the other day and decided to work some in the all-metal mode. I set the SAT to 3, sensitivity to 4, turned on the VCO and began scanning, often forgetting that thanks to the SAT I needed to keep that coil moving. Sheesh, this CRS thing is not getting any better….
This site once held two homes, one quite old…photo compliments of Google Earth
Thanks to quite a bit of trash I thought I was listening to a John Cage composition but the VCO feature did alert me to two of my coin finds. After about 30 minutes I decided to give the “high trash” program a try but wasn’t a big fan. After all-metal I didn’t like the abrupt change in sound and thought I might be missing something I wanted to hear. I also gave the “iron grunt’ feature a whirl but the only grunts I heard were mine when trying to get up and down. Incidentally this site is just set back from a two lane highway but with the waterproof headphones the traffic noise was not an issue. They are also very comfortable.
Despite the 10 inch stock coil and the trash I was easily able to isolate the few coins I detected but would really love to give the 7 inch Detech a try sometime soon. I have always been a fan of a smaller size stock coil, as was the manufacturer norm in the 70’s & 80’s, but I will need to save up my shekels for the new Detech, and with the holidays here that’s going to be very hard. Maybe early next year….
The end result of my effort was not earth shattering but okay with me given the short amount of time I was actually swinging the coil. Three wheats (one steel) and a silver Roosevelt, all about six inches down. My grandson is bugging me to go out again so I will get back to you with a few more observations on the Sport. Sorry they’re not more technical, but I’m just a simple guy with simple needs. I can tell you however that right now I am liking this detector a lot.
BET I DON’T GET A TV COMMERCIAL…
Was really looking forward to Thanksgiving this year. We were having the kids and grandkids here in the new Amesbury Lane house, and given all we’ve been through this year it was going to be fun. Well Wednesday evening yours truly was gnawing on some licorice (yeah I’m a Twizzler freak) and voila, one molar almost gone and the one next to it damaged too. So it’s now four days later and I am still eating on one side of my mouth, thinking about the possibility that one tooth might have to be pulled and the other will need a crown. A dental bill of $2,000 is not what I needed at this time of year.
Having said this we did have a real nice Thanksgiving and I was not in any pain. A call to the dentist is in order tomorrow morning. My plan is to negotiate a TV deal like Chicago Ron? Maybe a “Dallas Dick Goes to the Dentist” mini-series. Ho, ho, ho….
SPEAKING OF CHICAGO RON…
…his week started off with someone smashing the rear window of his vehicle and taking an almost new XP Deus, an Excalibur and his backpack. Thankfully his insurance company was indeed a “good neighbor” and paid his claim within an hour. An XP Deus huh Ron?
SCRATCHING MY HEAD
Remember the Task Force for Metal Detecting Rights……apparently gone! Likewise the FMDAC is down to 14 clubs. In its heyday they represented around 130. Consider too that the latest update on their website is a president’s report for 1st quarter of 2015. And to think we didn’t have the internet and social media back then….
My other grandson Evan in Fort Worth is on a Dude Perfect roll right now and sent this video along. Of course the “expert” in the end is wearing camo!
TODD HILTZ AND THE MX SPORT
LETS GET THIS STRAIGHT
Once again…. I had an email from someone telling me I only talk about White’s products because they pay me to do so. WRONG! I talk about White’s because that’s what I have, what I use and what I like. Am I partial? You bet? They are my family and probably always will be.
Having said that it you want to hear my take on a Minelab? Send me one. Want to hear my take on a Fisher, Garrett or Tesoro? Send me one. I’ll be glad to give you my honest opinion. See how easy that is?
I am tired of defending myself with regards to my relationship to White’s. The only monetary reimbusement I receive is a quarterly royalty payment for my books, which at this time is not much at all given the publication dates, and you know what? Write a book and send it to them. They just might print yours too.
So der ya go….
YUP, THIS AGAIN….
Still looking for the April 1999 issue of Western & Eastern Treasures. If you have it please let me know if you are willing to sell it. This is the cover…
best I can do….sorry