Metal Detecting Blog from Big Boys Hobbies
June 18, 2020
To our valued White's Dealers- This is a very difficult message to write, but the time has come for retirement from White's Electronics. We are suspending manufacturing operations at our Sweet Home facility while we re-evaluate the future of the company. It is never easy to make these decisions, however, we are faced with the reality of intense competition in the industry and ongoing counterfeit instruments coming from China. Lastly, there have been critical material shortages since the Covid 19 shutdown that we now find insurmountable. All of us here in Sweet Home are grateful for your service. We consider each you part of the White's extended family.
Sincerely, Ken White
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Garrett announced Today online the new APEX Metal detector. You can check them out on our website. Multifrequency with wireless Z-LYNK technology should be a hit. We are SUPER excited about this one!
Click This link to see them on our website for pricing. Garrett APEX Metal Detector
What do you think of them? Will you be buying one?
We spend a lot of time giving out useful tips and info to our established metal detector community, today's post will be dedicated to the beginner detectorist, to the person with gold fever who's just bought his first metal detector and wants to strike it big or to the next generation of metal detectorists who are coming of age in our wonderful hobby!
Tip 1: Permission! always make sure wherever you detect that it is allowed, legal and you have permission! the last thing you want to happen on your first outing is to get in trouble for detecting somewhere you shouldn't be. If your starting from scratch, local parks and sports fields are an ideal place to get a feel for your new metal detector. check your local and state park website for information on what is and isn't allowed. Most parks are fine with metal detecting, but always make sure before heading out. never try and metal detect on private property if you do not have permission from
We've heard from the community about the difficulties surrounding the Simplex software update process. Here's How to do it:
1 - Visit https://www.noktadetectors.com/metal-detector/simplex-metal-detector/ - on the left hand menu, click the "Software Update" Tab to locate the download link, click the red link to get the latest software version and download it. (enc-simplex-system-2v76.zip as of the time of this post)
2 - Once the file has been downloaded, extract the files from the zip onto your desktop
3 - Run the DetectorUpdateSetup.exe file from your desktop, install the update tool software, a new desktop icon will be created
4- Run the "Nokta Detector Update Tool" from your desktop "Select Simplex from the drop down menu and proceed with the following instructions on screen.
You can bookmark the simplex webpage for future refrence, when new software updates
Looking for a great new family activity to get out into the world and away from the computers and gaming consoles? Metal detecting is a great family activity, there are many ways to get your kids involved and excited about history!
The obvious first tip is to metal detect parks! If they don't enjoy swinging your machine, or digging the signals they get to play on the swings! we've found that most kids are very eager to get into the historical side of metal detecting, finding old coins or relics can often intrigue the younger generation, what better way to introduce your kids to history than with a great find for the collection!
Our second tip is to go prepared and make a day of it! Bring a picnic and drinks, teach your kids to not get discouraged if your not finding things and perseverance is key to a successful metal detecting trip!
The third tip is a bit of a cheat, but bring and find something of historical significance or with an interesting background! what
30 JanWe recently found out that the equinox 800 headset (ML90) uses the same FCCID as a similar headset from Rambotech, the OEM R8T80. The interesting part is these headsets can be pair to two devices at the same time. Here's how you can pair to multiple devices simultaneously:Once the headset is paired with the Equinox 800, Turn off the detector and the headsetTurn on your smartphone and go into bluetooth settings > scan for new devicesWhile the smartphone is scanning, long press on the headset until it flashes red/blue for pairing modeOnce connected to the smartphone, switch the detector back on. You're now connected to both!The great part about this tip is when you are out detecting in the field and you get a phone call you can a
Are you looking for a high tech, waterproof metal detector? The White’s Goldmaster GMX Sport gold detector is just what you need. This gold prospecting machine is IP-68-rated, submersible to 10 feet and weighs just 3 pounds, 12 ounces.
You can take your prospecting to new depths with White’s XGB ground balance system. The GMX Sport brings a new generation of VLF detection technology, with features that any detectorist, rookie or veteran, will love.
Starting with the industry-standard 48kHz operating frequency, White’s packed all the necessities into one waterproof package to help you find gold. A large, backlit display shows you all the machine’s settings as well as valuable target information. And the Tar
Minelab have provided the following chart to help determine which new Minelab Vanquish metal detector is right for you. All Minelab vanquish metal detectors use their revolutionary new Multi IQ technology and offer uncompromising performance that won’t break the bank. The Vanquish is Simple yet powerful, it’s perfect for anyone starting out or stepping up their detecting game. With ground-breaking Multi-IQ technology, multiple Find Modes, lightweight collapsible design, and much more this is the detector you’ve been waiting for. If you have any questions about the Vanquish, or any other metal detectors we sell, please don't hesitate to contact us for more information!
Detectorists from all over the world continue to find epic treasures, buried from humans for decades, sometimes even centuries - here's a handful of some of the greatest finds ever dug up by amateur hobbyists:
Derek Mclennans massive haul of over 100 items in Scotland back in 2014 was hailed as the countries most significant metal detecting find ever, consisting of a ninth century solid silver cross, a silver pot, lots of gold objects, an incredibly rare silver cup and more that dated back to the roman empire. He was awarded approximately $2.5 Million for the find and the haul now lives in the museum.
In July 2009 Terry Herbert was detecting some farmland close to his home in Staffordshire in the English countryside when he