Want to learn all about detecting? Newbie (and others) Training Day 11th May

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Sorry but only just catching up with this thread.
Originally said I would help mentor, but seeing both Fred and Bargeman are also down as mentors and use the Nox think I will hide and just listen to what they say instead as I am sure they know a lot more than myself ::g ::g

Should I have put my name down for detecting on both Friday and Saturday as well?, ditto for camping (as 1 night more likely to kip in car than mess around with tent) IF good weather.
If wet or cold will drive home to a nice comfortable and warm bed :D

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Dumb newbie question regarding footwear if I may?

I have never detected anything other than beaches and normally wear surf shoes (Summer) or Wellies (Winter)
So wondering what to wear for fields?

I have some hiking boots, wellies, or just trainers?

Any advice greatly appreciated.

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Re: Want to learn all about detecting? Newbie (and others) Training Day 11th May

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Hi WeatherWitch, Given the current weather and ground conditions, personally I'd choose to bring good stout boots (should the ground be very hard) and also a pair of wellies in case we are blighted by a sudden downpour, although the weather forecast is quite good..........at the moment!
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WeatherWitch wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 8:59 pm
Dumb newbie question regarding footwear if I may?

I have never detected anything other than beaches and normally wear surf shoes (Summer) or Wellies (Winter)
So wondering what to wear for fields?

I have some hiking boots, wellies, or just trainers?

Any advice greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Mark
Depends on conditions !
If wet wellies are fine. If dry and on level ground trainers are fine. The bulk of my detecting will be in one or the other.

But if detecting on rough ground or ploughed (that has not been rolled) then some thing giving more support to the ankles can be an advantage. Hiking boots can be fine in this situation BUT you have to be a bit more careful and ensure that when detecting you walk at a slow pace (which is never a bad thing), as if walking faster and therefore taking a longer stride you are apt to detect the metal eyelets in them! ... we have ALL done it at some time.

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Thank you both :)
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NCMD/FID memberships - Just been chatting with Ian and there is no need to be a member of the NCMD or FID, to attend this event. The NCMD rep will be there to explain the benefits and will have application forms for all if you wish. I sent three invites to the FID and never got a reply.
So ... NO NEED FOR FID OR NCMD MEMBERSHIPS TO ATTEND THIS EVENT.
Looking forward to meeting you all, don't forget to bring CASH for payment and raffle tickets, three detecting companies so far have promised some prizes, looks like Tudor Arms is the place for a pint on Fri evening, cheers, Liam OooO

Apologies to those whose posts relating to NCMD/FID memberships I have now deleted as things have now changed re all that.
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Well here is bad news, we have had a problem arise at work, and I now have to be there this weekend, so I now have to pull out of the rally this weekend B| sorry.

I just can't get a break at the moment, not been detecting for weeks, and was really looking forward to the weekend.


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Put me down for a cold buffet please. Nubsey
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Really wish I could make this event.
My hat comes off to you amazing guys/Gals organising this. Its such a well organised and much needed event.
Fair play to you

Enjoy, ::g Enjoy, :D Enjoy :))
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Thanks, helping friends is never daunting, they would help others in the same way I am sure. ALL monies raised goes to local charities, should be a tiring but rewarding two days, Liam ::g
PS - some spaces still available as some have had to drop out ..
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Kevin/Bargeman, thanks for letting us know, you will be missed! Re British Bikes, was chatting with Nigel from Regtons who is providing some raffle prizes and he spotted that I was into British bikes. Turns out he is well ahead f the game and here is what he says ..
"Hi Liam,
Had my bike on the Classic bike show Scott stand two weeks ago, we won best club stand at show……& last year came second in local bike show, last ran in 1960’s been a basket case till May 2 yrs ago when I bought her, took 9 months to get all up & running with correct nickel plated parts (chrome came in 1930), parts from all over world inc. India, brakes are rubbish, goes very well for age around 20BHP which means can be ridden amongst traffic safely ish, rigid rear end & girder forks means those potholes have to be spotted well in advance though. I’ll get a few bits out to you for delivery tomorrow Liam, good luck with the ‘do’

Nigel is absolutely top class, you two need to chat! (if not already)

Liam :;@
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Cold buffet for me too please.

And I would like to join the Friday detecting session as well if that’s ok, although I won’t be camping/staying over.

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Getting very near now, still places for anyone who wants to attend, just get your name on here, Liam ::g
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I'm still OK for the weekend, camping in car at the venue. (I ought to be vacuuming out the car as we speak...) Cold buffet sounds good if not too late to sign up for it, otherwise I will make sure I've got sufficient grub with me.

Glad about the NCMD as mine expired in March and I didn't get around to renewing yet!!!

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I am in the north of the county.

If purton is getting the same weather as here the good news is that the gound will be much softer to dig than it would have been last weekend .... (its been wet most of yesterday and today!).

Friday evening and Saturday look better, but make sure you have some waterproof gear as there is a chance of rain showers.
However, I do not think you need wory too much about sun tan lotion.

But starting to suspect that a nice warm bed might be calling on Friday night rather than a tent. Yes I know I am a soft whimp.

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Good luck to everybody attending,have fun ::g
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Cold buffet for me too please, if it's not too late?

Sod's law, my new NCMD card arrived yesterday :D
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Hi all, just been on the phone with Eric (sweepstick47) and checking the arrangements for our pilgrimage to the SW tomorrow morning. I have had two boxes arrive with raffle prizes, from C-Scope and Regton, another one has not turned up (yet) Weather seems promising, but do bring extra clothing, not good fun if you suddenly get cold and wet.
I am sure Ian will be busy on site, running around checking everything in advance.
Safe journey everyone, arrive alive, been spending all today organising other international detecting meetings and speakers, but this is one event that I will certainly enjoy, Liam :;@
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A big Thank You to all involved in arranging this.

Can't wait to meet everyone ::g

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Enjoy good luck to everyone going hope you learn loads ::g

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There are TWO certainties for this training day.

The first is that at least one of the lecturers or "experts" will use some terms that you do not know, do not be afraid to ask what they mean!
But for the longer term here is a very good list of Metal Detecting Terminology
https://www.minelab.com/__files/f/5342/ ... nology.pdf

Also on the same Minelab "knowledge" page these look useful (the first is very good for newbies, but the second is a bit "heavier" reading)
https://www.minelab.com/__files/f/12475 ... ration.pdf
https://www.minelab.com/__files/f/11043 ... Theory.pdf

The second certainty is that if I detect for more than 10 minute I will find some junk ;;z

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See you all tomorrow, cant wait 98;
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looking forward to meeting everyone this weekend can,t promise amazing finds but if everyone learns something and friendships are forged it will be a success
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I'm very much looking forward to giving the 11am talk at tomorrow's Training Day. Its great to see such interest in the event, thank you to the organisers for the invite and congratulations on the initiative.
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Thanks Keith, I am looking forward to listening to your chat. The future of the hobby relies on it being steered in the right direction in regards to how we unearth the finds and then what we do with them afterwards. Weather forecast looks fine ::g
Don't forget to bring cash for the event entry and for the raffle tickets, Liam OooO
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Hi, sorry been away from the computer and this thread for a while, should we have signed up for food?

Cold buffet is ok for me if not too late, no probs if it is as it's obviously cutting it very fine, I'll just pick up something on the way.

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Good luck all. Great initiative delivered by some great people. Looks like you have the weather to boot.
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I am really looking forward to it and will partake of the buffet if there is one, but will also bring a bit of grub for good measure.

Plus, I have a new machine to christen as well as a new detecting digger!
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It's now looking like I'll miss the pub session and have to make straight for the farm to park up later tonight. Still at the hospital and they've decided I've got a clot in my leg. Waiting 3 hrs to see a doc since the scan at half one and no end in site (except to my battery charge!!!!) 24pc and counting...

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ETA about 23:00

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