Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Ban On Detecting On Massachusetts State Beaches

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation is planning on banning  metal detecting on coastal beaches effective July 1, 2014 and people using detectors will be ticketed. 
Our organization is against this proposal and
we urge detectorists around the country to sign a petition. Please follow link below and tell Commissioner Murray not to impose this ban.


Nothing mentioned on the DCR website

New Fisher F-19 Detector

At the IWA outdoor sports exhibition in Nuremberg Germany this past March Fisher Research Labs 
displayed their new Fisher F19 models. 
The F19 is said to come in pink camo, green camo and fisher gold. 

According to information found on the website http://www.detectorprospector.com they indicate the F19 will have a Manufacturers Suggested Retail a price of $899 and will be discounted to $799. It comes standard with the 5" x 10" DD coil.

Found the Fisher F-19 for sale at http://www.metaldetector.com/fisher-f-19-metal-detector  however it says that they are out of stock. Oddly enough we could find not mention of the F-19 on the Fisher web site.

Don't really know what the fascination is with metal detectors in CAMO colors. Take for example the Treasure Commander Detectors that the good folks at Kellyco have for sale on their website. Wondering do they work better that other detectors because they come in Camo colors?http://www.kellycodetectors.com/treasurecommander/  

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

No Metal Detecting in Cranbury Township Parks

The Township of Cranbury NJ in Middlesex County does not allow use of metal detectors in their parks.  It is extremely unfortunate that they have imposed this regulation on the metal detecting community.

Read the complete set of regulations:

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

TITANIC Sand Scoop Will Never Sink

The Scoop 
*16 gauge Stainless Steel 

*Foam filled to float upright next to you!
* Virtually indestructible
* Multiple Hand positions for ease of use
 * May be used either left or right handed
* Handle may be removed from the scoop without tools
 * Choice of colors * Black * Blue * Orange 

Super strong shaft 
*48 inches overall length 

 * 3/16 inch thick wall    * 1 1/8 inch O.D.    * 7/8 inch I.D. 
* 50 + 3/8 inch quick drain holes
* 7 ¾ inch wide 8 inch deep and 4 inches high * Built in handle to grip while classifying trash from treasure
* Secondary viewing tray to 
spread out  contents of the scoop, contains nearly a thousand 1/8 inch drain 

* Side guides to prevent good targets from washing out early
* Flattened base allows skimming floaters and also digging deep

* Weighs 6.5 pounds 

Navigate to the Deerfield Detectors website and view their video

How Do You Swing…Your Metal Detector ?

OK there is a right way and wrong way to swing your metal detector. If you are doing it incorrectly your chances of finding anything good gets less and less.
One of the biggest mistakes you can make is not swinging correctly. 
Before you start swinging your metal detector you should  make sure the shaft length of your metal detector is set to the correct length. The coil of your metal detector should be parallel to the ground and just out in front of you.

Once your metal detector it set to a comfortable length you can begin your swing, with one thing in mind. When you are going through your sweep try to stay focused on the position of your search coil. It should remain as level as possible with the earth has you sweep. 
Remember you are not playing Golf
It is natural for your arm to swing in an arching motion. 
Keeping the coil of your metal detector perfectly parallel at all times does take practice. So you are going to have to pay close attention to the sweep or swing you make for a little while. You should keep in mind that arching your coil when sweeping is going to make you lose depth with your metal detector.
During an arched sweep, the only time the search coil of the metal detector is ever level with the ground and is at an ideal distance from the ground is at the center of the sweep. When you are at either the far right and far left of the swing chances are your metal detector will be missing surface finds.

Top Image from: Detecting365 and OzarksDetector

Friday, April 4, 2014

OKM Detectors Into The Future?

I must say that OKM makes some pretty sophisticated detecting equipment. Actually they call them geophysical instruments unfortunately they are over my head.
You may want to take a look at what they have to offer and download their catalog http://www.okmmetaldetectors.com/downloads/okm_catalog.php?lang=en