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Hi all first timer from Buckinghamshire

Post by Simonwwfc26 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:23 pm

Hi all joining in the fun a little late in life at the age of 46 so I've taken the plunge and bought a new Garrett ace 400i to start with just after any tips helps as much as possible . I've gotta purchase the rest of the stuff / accessories required i.e. Digging tools , pinpointer , so anyone local give us a shout I'm all ears and looking to learn from the experts many thanks again simon


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Re: Hi all first timer from Buckinghamshire

Post by Oxgirl36 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:55 pm

Welcome the forum and this great hobby. You'll have great fun but be prepared to get sucked into all the research and the stuff you start to learn about everything from buckles to coins. Very quickly you'll start to wish you'd listened harder in history lessons - or is that just me >:D< ?

Look forward to seeing your future posts ::g
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Re: Hi all first timer from Buckinghamshire

Post by Simonwwfc26 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:51 pm

Thank u
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Re: Hi all first timer from Buckinghamshire

Post by alfaowner » Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:59 pm

Welcome to the hobby and forum Simon ::g

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Re: Hi all first timer from Buckinghamshire

Post by sweepstick47 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:36 pm

Hello 'Simonwwfc26' ::g Welcome aboard the forum and believe me, 46 isn't late in life! ::g ::g
Your choice of machine, the Garrett 400i I have no personal experience of but I do know that Garrett have been making detectors since Pontius was a pilot! I also know they make quality, well built and capable machines which have the biggest following of any maker world wide. Although you say it will do for starters, I promise you, it will be as productive as any other machine operating under the same search conditions.

As a newcomer to the hobby this is the enjoyable bit, getting to grips with it's operating characteristic to gain confidence and discover it's foibles (all detectors have them in one form or another) and then, armed with new knowledge and a permission to search, we will look forward to hearing of your journey of considerable success (along with the odd failure/disappointment which is to be expected somewhere along the line! - another inevitable feature of this great hobby!!

Here's wishing you well and as advice goes, don't be in too much of a hurry to 'upgrade' because it's my view,that the best machine for the job is always the one your currently swinging :D
All the very best. ::g Regards ss47
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Re: Hi all first timer from Buckinghamshire

Post by Euro Detector » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:11 pm

Welcome Simon, best of luck with your new machine and hobby. ::g
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Re: Hi all first timer from Buckinghamshire

Post by Dave The Slave » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:14 am

Hi Simon,
Welcome to the hobby and Forum. Have been using the 400i for a year and am happy with what it does. As SS47 says it`s taking time to learn your machine, trying different settings etc. There are a few people on here using the 400i , so if you have any questions about it, don`t hesitate to ask.
Good luck with the hobby, you will soon become addicted, especially when you start trying to identify finds.
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Re: Hi all first timer from Buckinghamshire

Post by Simonwwfc26 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:24 am

Thank you
I was just wondering if there are any places that do classes to learn or is it just get it out and use it ? I'd love to meet up people around bucks or even further afield who have exsperance with the same model
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Re: Hi all first timer from Buckinghamshire

Post by Oxgirl36 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:36 am

Simon
The internet is your best starting tutor. YouTube has brilliant starter videos providing tips and techniques to avoid the frustration of the embarrassing mistakes. Setting up machines incorrectly is not unusual and switching on near the car has, I suspect, been done by a lot more of us than we'd admit to ;)

To meet up with fellow detectorists post in 'find a buddy' section. If you decide to go to an organised dig (one where you pay to do a days detecting) consider writing a post to meet up with others there. Lots of people don't want to meet up 1:1 unless they've already met you in a less formal setting.

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Re: Hi all first timer from Buckinghamshire

Post by Hawkeyes » Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:44 pm

I'm a newcomer myself so now how you feel but I have started at 62 years young so a warm welcome from me and good luck Simon.
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Re: Hi all first timer from Buckinghamshire

Post by Simonwwfc26 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:01 pm

Thanks all
Just asked for first permission today on a farm I was doing a delivery to today couldn't believe it farmer was more than happy I asked how much land he had came back with 700 acres lol
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Re: Hi all first timer from Buckinghamshire

Post by Hawkeyes » Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:27 pm

Wow! that's nice and well done, 700 acers should keep you busy. ::g
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Re: Hi all first timer from Buckinghamshire

Post by Simonwwfc26 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:17 am

Thanks all enjoying being on the forum and learning
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Re: Hi all first timer from Buckinghamshire

Post by Titch » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:58 pm

Hi,

My name is Paul and I am a first timer too. I am very keen To get started and learn the ropes. Please can you let me know what part of Bucks you are from and perhaps we can meet up.

Many Thanks

Paul Humphrey

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