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Hello from Leeds

Post by Afuera » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:41 pm

Hi All,

Completely new to this, no gear, know nothing.

The fantasy: Strolling around the countryside, fresh air, nice views, gentle exercise, occasionally finding interesting things/treasure [:)

The reality: Permissions, permissions, permissions, you need permissions for that last bit.

My plan:

So, since I have no permissions and no knowledge, and there doesn't seem to be any local clubs, a good way to start might be beaches. It seems that they are the easiest places to get permissions. I can learn the ropes there, and see if I like it.

Ah, it seems you don't need a permit to detect on crown estate beaches, jolly good :-)

OK, so now I'm going to go off and research entry level detectors that will work on beaches, and them scoopy things so you don't have to bend over.

So if there's anyone in the Leeds area that wants to share petrol on trips out to the east coast get in touch.

Cheers
Afuera



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Re: Hello from Leeds

Post by sweepstick47 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:04 pm

Hello Afuera, Welcome aboard the forum ::g

"OK, so now I'm going to go off and research entry level detectors that will work on beaches, and them scoopy things so you don't have to bend over."

Which detector to buy, how to secure a permission, a beginners guide to the hobby and very much more. It's all awaiting your attention just over there l;/ in the blue panel, well worth a browse.

Good Luck and enjoy your time on the forum ::g Regards ss47
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Re: Hello from Leeds

Post by Afuera » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:25 pm

OK, I'm overwhelmed already!

There's a list of 17 detector makes in the menu, quite a few with 4 and more sub menus! It'll take me weeks to read all that!

Can anyone recommend a good starter detector that will work on the beach? At least to kick off my research.

Thanks
Afuera

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Re: Hello from Leeds

Post by sweepstick47 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:03 am

Try this link to get the basics and then read through the Detector forums as mentioned ::g
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Re: Hello from Leeds

Post by FUBAR » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:14 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum. Hope you get some permissions. Just go knocking on them doors and they will come. Good luck and happy hunting.

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Re: Hello from Leeds

Post by JunkFinder » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:44 pm

Afuera wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:25 pm
OK, I'm overwhelmed already!

There's a list of 17 detector makes in the menu, quite a few with 4 and more sub menus! It'll take me weeks to read all that!

Can anyone recommend a good starter detector that will work on the beach? At least to kick off my research.

Thanks
Afuera
Firstly hello.

There isn't really such a thing as a starter beach detector they nearly all cost £££. The only real exception being the cscope 4pi which gets reasonably good reviews. The thing is you can't use it in the field its a beach only machine. Do you have a budget in mind?
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Re: Hello from Leeds

Post by gravelmonkey » Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:16 am

JunkFinder wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:44 pm
Afuera wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:25 pm
OK, I'm overwhelmed already!

There's a list of 17 detector makes in the menu, quite a few with 4 and more sub menus! It'll take me weeks to read all that!

Can anyone recommend a good starter detector that will work on the beach? At least to kick off my research.

Thanks
Afuera
Firstly hello.

There isn't really such a thing as a starter beach detector they nearly all cost £££. The only real exception being the cscope 4pi which gets reasonably good reviews. The thing is you can't use it in the field its a beach only machine. Do you have a budget in mind?
Or a vallon vmh3cs off eBay. OP- note the cscope 4pi and Vallon are "Pulse induction" technology machines, they signal all metal, so you can sometimes find yourself digging hair grips and bottle caps all day!
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Re: Hello from Leeds

Post by Afuera » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:10 am

Thanks for the feedback :-)

I took the plunge and ordered a cscope 4pi.

My reasoning:
Not ridiculously expensive
Gets good reviews
Reliable beach detector
I'll be restricted to beaches until I get permissions (that might take some time)
I like beaches, fresh air and exercise

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Re: Hello from Leeds

Post by Blackadder43 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:30 am

A good machine for sure
But one word of caution that you are probably already aware of
The pi range of machines have no discrimination at all
So all signals will have to be dug, iron the lot
but on the plus side they punch real real deep and are perfect beach machines
Good luck with it and keep us informed of your finds ::g
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Re: Hello from Leeds

Post by Afuera » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:41 am

Blackadder43 wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:30 am
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So all signals will have to be dug, iron the lot...

Yes, I've also ordered a long handled sand scoop to make life easier, and as I say, I like exercise sw;

+ hopefully I'll get the feelgood factor of cleaning up junk form our lovely beaches :-)

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Re: Hello from Leeds

Post by JunkFinder » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:43 pm

Afuera wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:10 am
Thanks for the feedback :-)

I took the plunge and ordered a cscope 4pi.

My reasoning:
Not ridiculously expensive
Gets good reviews
Reliable beach detector
I'll be restricted to beaches until I get permissions (that might take some time)
I like beaches, fresh air and exercise
I think you have made a good decision 👍 I've tried many non PI detectors on the beach and to be honest they all perform badly in wet sand. At least with the cscope you have the right tool for the job and the best chance of finding stuff. As a little bonus the 4pi holds good resale value should you decide beach detecting isn't your thing. 👌
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Re: Hello from Leeds

Post by Afuera » Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:48 pm

JunkFinder wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:43 pm
I think you have made a good decision 👍....... As a little bonus the 4pi holds good resale value should you decide beach detecting isn't your thing. 👌
That's good to hear.

I quite like the idea of finding long deserted beaches and meandering along in the fresh air down by the low tide mark and occasionally digging a hole to see what's down there.

Can also keep an eye out for ambergris ::g

But having thought it'll be a long while before I get on a permission, someone (from here) has very kindly invited me to theirs, and has the spare gear for me to try out :)

Looking forward to that on Saturday.

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