Phone on a stick!

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Phone on a stick!

Post by Resurgam » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:33 am

I have from time to time read the odd barbed comment calling a Deus, or one of the newer entries onto the market, a phone on a stick and knowing that some early detectorists got by with detectors lashed up from home made coils and a transistor radio, I got to wondering if one of the modern, do all, mobile phones could be persuaded to function as a half decent metal detector.

What do you reckon?

Chris ::g


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Re: Phone on a stick!

Post by Resurgam » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:50 am

OOPS! Just had a look on youtube and someone has beaten me to it. I will just have to try one of theirs. rl;
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Re: Phone on a stick!

Post by ROCK HOPPER » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:19 am

My first detector was that transistor radio on a stick.
If I remember it came from Joan Allen in the late 60's and was useless all I found with it was an old penny.

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Re: Phone on a stick!

Post by Roberts » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:03 pm

My first detector was a boxed one with a few important dials and at the moment i am using the deus with the WS4 which is pretty much a turn on and go with a few options, i still have a hesitation on buying a new machine with the "screened computarized".

Most of the newer high end machines seem to have this computerized method so i will probably get one and it will open a whole new concept in detecting and the options that i will have. (learning curve)

I have narrowed my search to the deus with RC, new Makro kruzer models or the new minelab equinox 800.
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Re: Phone on a stick!

Post by Resurgam » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:08 pm

My very first detector was an ex MoD mine detector that I picked up in the early sixties but never managed to get it working. It came in a nice big wooden box with rope handles.

I have since worked my way through a number of rubbish detectors and actually gave up on my dreams of ever finding decent targets. That is until I retired and watched some of you guys beach detecting.

Phase two of my detecting enthusiasm saw me buying a Maplin's machine but I soon upgraded to a Garrett EuroAce and Chris (Dungbeetle) from Flintshire took me under his wing and educated me about more serious detecting. Never looked back since but have progressed on to a MIneLab Safari and a Quest Q40.

Watching the videos on Youtube, I was intrigued by the read outs I was seeing on mobile phone screens and am wondering how they respond to differing metals.

Chris ::g
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