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My first question is about the machine I use. It's a Viking V5, and appears to be good and accurate. Will I be laughed at if I turn up at an event with a detector like this? Bought it second hand as I didn't want to spend too much before I knew if I liked it.
Secondly, I'm a middle aged woman and am unsure if there are many women who go to events or go detecting in general? I'm enjoying the detecting, but not feeling too confident about all that surrounds the hobby iyswim.
I'd appreciate any feedback (or encouragement!)
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People attend events with all makes/models of detectors, and there are indeed a lot of women that detect (including my wife). If you learn to use your detector well, can dig and fill holes cleanly, and start finding interesting items, your enjoyment and confidence will grow.
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Where in the country are you?
XP Deus I use the HOT programme on 17khz, reactivity at 2.5 on v5.21 with the X35 11” coil
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Your machine is perfectly capable of finding stuff as any other machine, dont be put off by folk with machines that tune into the International space station for exact GPS co-ords
It really isnt necessary!
Remember that when you attend a metal detecting rally, every other person there are all there for the same reason as yourself
To metal detect
Everyone there has a mutual interest
So as ice breakers go thats already been sorted
There are quite a few ladies who detect, there should be more but it is what it is
Anyways welcome to the MDF forums and we hope you enjoy your stay here
Any questions then fire away, if nothing else we can arm you with information, etiquette and some confidence that our hobby is a good one with plenty of good folk in it
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My first detector was cheap detector I then bought a C.Scope great machine I founds lots of things don't bother about other people it's a great hobby enjoy it I have heard Viking detectors are ok enjoy yourself.