Metal Detecting Blog from Big Boys Hobbies
US banks have a big problem. Coins. As we begin to feel the early stages of the long term economic effects of Covid-19, banks are trying to new methods to gets coins into their drawers. Some banks are now offering an incentive to cash in those coin jars and piggy banks, we think this is the best time to get in and cash in your clad! The lack of coins currently in circulations is staggering. 4 Billion were estimated to being in circulation at the start of the year, with current estimates saying less than half are currently in circulation due to COVID 19's economic impact. Making matters worse, the US mint cut back operations to keep employees safe during the COVID peak so fewer coins being minted and fewer coins in circulation have caused what we're calling, the great COVID coin shortage! Metal detecting is a great way to get out and
A new Single Frequency of 4 kHz has been added for the Minelab Equinox 600 and Minelab Equinox 800 to add to the existing 5, 10, 15, 20, and 40 kHz options. This new 4 kHz frequency enhances the detection of large deep targets, particularly those found in parts of Asia. As a result of optimizing for these conditions, this new frequency may respond differently to users compared to the other single frequencies.
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Do you eat your watermelon with or without salt after a long day of Metal Detecting? Leave a comment down below with your answer! #FantasticFriday #metaldetecting
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
Please leave a comment below and let us know what your favorite or first whites machine is!
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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