Monday, August 11, 2014

A Few Days Off Means a Few Days Out... Detecting

I took a week's vacation from work and I had a chance to get out a couple of times.

My daughter was excited to get out detecting, too.

I finally had a chance to get back to some of my old sites.  I've been wanting to check them out using the MXT All-Pro with a different coil.

I met up with my digging buddy Jeremy and we headed to a one-room schoolhouse that's been previously hunted pretty hard.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Door Knocking With a Friend

Last weekend my friend Jeremy and I set out for what we thought was going to be a promising site.  It was an old stone home, built in the early 1800's.  Jeremy had already acquired permission.  

Everything was going great...  until we got there and she wasn't home.

We were bummed.  Some folks may have hunted anyway, because we technically did have permission.  But we just didn't feel right without the homeowner present, so we decided to come back another day.

So there we were at 8:30 in the morning, in a different state, with nowhere to go.

We sat in the car for a few minutes and tried to figure out what to do.  We concluded that it was time to put our game faces on and do some good old fashioned door knocking.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Then and Now

When I was a kid, I played football.  Our team was good, we were division champs two-years running.  Our coaches decided to challenge us and set up a scrimmage against a team that was older and bigger than we were.

I ended up breaking my hand on the last play of the scrimmage... and that was the end of my sports career.



Twenty-some years later...

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Welcome to the V-Series...

I recently acquired a VX3 from the great people at White's Electronics.  

To be honest, I've been hesitant to take the next step, upgrading from using the MXT to the V-series.  I think it must've taken me two years to really understand all of the capabilities of the MXT and I've become so comfortable with the MXT technology, it's like my right arm.  

Silver signal in pinpoint mode on the VX3


The V-series is completely different.  It has the capability to run on 3 frequencies at the same time.  It's more of a computer, which to me, is going to take time to figure out.  

Saturday, June 28, 2014