Detectival 2018

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Re: Detectival 2018

Post by vvgooding » Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:27 am

I'm using the 250. I'm still a newb and I have the misfortune of having looked in places with lots of large junk iron. I'm heading out today though and with new knowledge and new cable configuration I'll see how I get on.



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Re: Detectival 2018

Post by garrettoldboy » Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:22 am

vvgooding wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:27 am
I'm using the 250. I'm still a newb and I have the misfortune of having looked in places with lots of large junk iron. I'm heading out today though and with new knowledge and new cable configuration I'll see how I get on.
hello, i have a euro ace and use the settings on the 6th video by regton, that should be suitable for the 250

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Re: Detectival 2018

Post by Oxgirl36 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:33 am

Hi guys please can we keep on topic?

Maybe start a new thread if you want to offer advice and discuss machine settings ::g
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Re: Detectival 2018

Post by Lucky2018 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:04 pm

Shame i couldn't go would have loved to but maybe in contact about setting a similar event here in Oxfordshire at some point for some ideas if possible
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Re: Detectival 2018

Post by Oxgirl36 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:43 pm

Lucky2018 wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:04 pm
Shame i couldn't go would have loved to but maybe in contact about setting a similar event here in Oxfordshire at some point for some ideas if possible
Detectival is in Oxfordshire :-/
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Re: Detectival 2018

Post by Lucky2018 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:22 pm

Oxgirl36 wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:43 pm
Lucky2018 wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:04 pm
Shame i couldn't go would have loved to but maybe in contact about setting a similar event here in Oxfordshire at some point for some ideas if possible
Detectival is in Oxfordshire :-/
Maybe.... depends on costings and setup i have a lot of available and some Famous plots/land available here the Famous roman coin hoard that was found.

But maybe this time next year we will see unless we get alot of interest?? :D
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1st Hammered (Henry VI annulet-issue )
Roman dupondius of Antoninus Pius (AD 138-161)
George 1 Half Penny (1723)


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Re: Detectival 2018

Post by Lucky2018 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:23 pm

Oxgirl36 wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:43 pm
Lucky2018 wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:04 pm
Shame i couldn't go would have loved to but maybe in contact about setting a similar event here in Oxfordshire at some point for some ideas if possible
Detectival is in Oxfordshire :-/
I know it near burford i know it well but just couldnt make this weekend such shame :-L
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1st Hammered (Henry VI annulet-issue )
Roman dupondius of Antoninus Pius (AD 138-161)
George 1 Half Penny (1723)


Gold plated rusty nails pull rings and BOATS im Rich 8-} :;@

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Re: Detectival 2018

Post by stanslad » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:18 pm

Good luck to all going,
I'm picking the old chap up early in the morning & we're off on a long 2 dayer to some freshly scraped fields near Bicester.
Clint ::g

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Re: Detectival 2018

Post by Oxgirl36 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:39 pm

stanslad wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:18 pm
Good luck to all going,
I'm picking the old chap up early in the morning & we're off on a long 2 dayer to some freshly scraped fields near Bicester.
Clint ::g
Oooh if you want tea bringing over let me know. I’m not far away :D
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Re: Detectival 2018

Post by Steve_T » Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:08 am

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE

Hope it all goes well, weather fair, digging easy and finds are plentyfull, also the company is convivial

Thinking of you all while I am enjoying an early morning coffee in the sun here in Croatia, miffed I could not be there but I have to do as im told from time to time.

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Re: Detectival 2018

Post by JBM » Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:29 am

Best of luck to all attending we have given it a miss this year.

Spoiled for choice these days.

Happy Hunting,

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Detectival 2018

Post by JBM » Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:29 pm

Any news yet, tomorrows the last day? Jerry.

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Re: Detectival 2018

Post by vvgooding » Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:35 pm

Looks like lots of good finds today. Sadly none of them mine. Hopefully better luck tomorrow!

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Re: Detectival 2018

Post by JBM » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:11 pm

What are some of the finds ? ::g

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Re: Detectival 2018

Post by vvgooding » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:28 pm

Number of coins including a denarius, a gold pin, a few rings. There are some photos on the Facebook event page.

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Re: Detectival 2018

Post by JBM » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:43 pm

Thanks for the update.Jerry. ::g

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Re: Detectival 2018

Post by JBM » Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:32 pm

facebook is full of videos.

Mostly from other European countries.

Finds trays were on show, but did not seem over plentiful for the numbers attending.

Quite a lot of footage of the new Mobile phone detector, but not a real demonstration taking place.

Lets see what tomorrow brings.

Happy Hunting,

Jerry,

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Re: Detectival 2018

Post by ivortripod » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:32 pm

Why no reports on this years event ?
Never mind facebook etc surely this is the place for reviews to be aired x;

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Re: Detectival 2018

Post by Able » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:35 pm

Got back from detectival yesterday with my partner, first time at this event so was pretty open minded and looking forward to it as I’d convinced the missus to join me for the weekend and even got her to have a go at detecting herself.
First of all have got to say all the staff were very friendly and helpful, the event is well organised with enough facilities for anyone to be comfortable really.
The fields to be honest seemed quite bare with not even much scrap coming up never mind any coins/artefacts , had two good signals between us in the first day which were a button and a four leaf clover lucky charm , which was pretty nice . Spoke to quite a few people throughout the two days and seemed to be getting the same feedback off all , that they hadn’t found anything and were a bit fed up ;;z .
The raffle made my weekend as I won a new nokta impact pro package ::g and lots of other excellent prizes were up for grabs .
I did hear that a few good coins and artefacts were found but only off the detectival crew , who were to be fair to them all nice to talk to . As an event it is superbly run but I don’t think I will be attending next year unless there is a complete relocation with new land , and this seem to be what most people were saying , I walked for 7 hours on Sunday and had only 3 decent signals which turned out to be lead , so abit disheartening, but can’t moan too much as I won a new detector :))

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Re: Detectival 2018

Post by alloverover » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:26 pm

5 signals over two days Able, you have to be asking yourself some questions mate,


Q 1 Am I doing something wrong ?

Q 2 Was there anything there to find ?

Q 3 How much did it cost me ?

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Re: Detectival 2018

Post by Bargeman » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:27 pm

No one knows what is in the ground before a rally, if you get a permission for yourself, it may be a quiet field, or you may be lucky and it may be full of old coins etc, you just don't know.

I will be going to my second charity rally of the year this weekend, the first was tough going with quiet fields, this is not the organisers fault. and who knows what this weekend will hold? and to be honest I don't care if I get some good finds or not, it is not all about the finds, all the time. x;

If any of you have tried to get a permission for yourself, you will know how hard it can be, so try getting some fields for a rally, you can imagine how tough that can be. Undetected land is not easy to find, and even if it is undetected, doesn't mean that the fields will have loads of finds, it is what it is.


Just have fun ::g :D


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Re: Detectival 2018

Post by Able » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:38 pm

Yes believe me I was asking all of them questions, I’m no pro but I know my way round my machine , had some decent finds in the past, by 5 signals I mean 5 decent signals that you are 100 % digging , obviously there we’re a good few iron chunks and foils and what not.
For £110 for two of us for a relaxed weekend of fresh air and good scenery I’m not too disappointed but maybe have just been lucky with some of my permissions in the past and was abit too optimistic x; nevertheless it seemed to be the same story from everyone I spoke to , just being honest ::g

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Re: Detectival 2018

Post by Glassman » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:22 pm

I was at Detectival for three days as a Marshal volunteer and met some really great people over the weekend , even had a laugh on parking duties Friday afternoon.
I completely blanked on Saturday other than a few plain buttons and some lead, not great for 9 hours detecting.
However I had a great evening and went back out with renewed hope on Sunday morning and within 10 minutes of being in the field found my first ever Celtic silver :D
I didnt find much else but that one small gem made my weekend, the fact I also found a token late on Sunday and won a pinpointer was a bonus.
A great weekend event, meeting many great people and will definitely go again.

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Re: Detectival 2018

Post by targets » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:42 am

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Re: Detectival 2018

Post by Chilgrove » Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:06 pm

I too found it to be a well organised event and everyone was pleasant, friendly and helpful. For me it was particularly good to be able to chat to the Regton team, also Alaine from XP. Gary Blackwell was also very helpful with advice etc. However the fields were very tough going. I had very few digable signals over the two days. I would go back in the future but only if the land is not the same as this time. Others I spoke with said the same. Still, good company, decent weather and some nice fresh air!

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Re: Detectival 2018

Post by liamnolan » Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:47 pm

I got banned by the organisers for posting on here my concerns re the barren fields back in 2016. The land around Burford has been well and truly detected by local clubs, so these events are very unlikely to surrender a lot of finds as they have long ago been found by others. :(
The positives are a great social gathering, a chance to interact with the detecting companies, put faces to names, ask all sorts of questions, meet the brilliant Gary from XP ::g and make lots of new friends in a beautiful setting. Burford itself is a very attractive town and worth visiting.
If they have a 2019 Detectival, they will surely need to move location.
I hope those who attended had a good social time at least, always enjoyable to mix with others and share stories and over a few too many beers your Georgian button with a trace of gold plating will eventually turn into a lovely full stater l;.
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Re: Detectival 2018

Post by JBM » Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:38 pm

We went to 2016 and 2017, but gave it a miss this year in favour of a couple of alternative rallies.

Yes its nice to meet old friends and its a well organised event,but yet again the finds seem to have been limited considering the number of folks detecting.

Proportionally to the number of those detecting our club and personal sites will out gun the fields allotted for the rally.

I also suggested that next year new land is a must if the event is to attract the home grown detectorists that it deserves.

;) Jerry.

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Re: Detectival 2018

Post by Chilgrove » Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:40 pm

I agree Liam, Burford is a lovely wee town. Very historic. North of the border we do not have too many attractive villages like that. Even the shops are interesting. I saw one that seemed to sell nothing but brushes. It does appear that one or two lovely finds were made over the weekend; it's just that they were very sparse. Lets hope they made lots of money for their excellent charities.

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Re: Detectival 2018

Post by Koala » Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:41 pm

nearly thousand each day

1000 + 1000 for 8 + 8 hours equals 16000 hours detecting

300 finds = 1 find every 54 hours detecting. i know some people will not record their finds but a lot of those 300 will be lead tokens, buckles

Chances are against you.

However events like this are more about the social side.

as can be seen above you can be lucky.

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Re: Detectival 2018

Post by oldartefact » Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:41 pm

My welsh club had its annual rally near Oxford last weekend ..I took the plunge and drove down from Yorkshire, although I only stayed for 5 hrs I managed 7 roman (a few were quite nice), and the hammered count was about 1 per detectorist (though I didnt find one) ... the fields were massive and more than enough for a month of rallies!!
Got the oxford mail when I was down there and just read the article re detectival on P6 .. here are a few snippets ..."Detectorists will be descending on Oxfordshire" "1,000 detectorists" "its one of the biggest of its kind" FLO said "its going to be hard work" "last time a similar event was held, over 500 items were found"equivalent to 6 months work" some interesting quotes ... lets hope some nice bits emerged.
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