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Trust me, it is not you, just the site you are on.
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If however your willing to accept the fact that you may have many more weeks or perhaps months of finding rubbish then I would suggest that you re-read the manual over and over and learn how to use the machine properly and all its settings.
Find more permissions as the land you have may be quiet for decent finds but somewhere on the land there will be interesting finds, like they say, you have to walk over it to find it.
Good luck for the future and here's hoping your finds rate gets better and more interesting
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I took a newbie to our local slope in Feb this year, I had over £30 and he got £20 + all in under 2 hours.....give it a go!
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Finds will come
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The key to it is to enjoy what you are doing- the fresh air, the exercise, the solitude, the anticipation.
You will dig plenty of rubbish and you have to be prepared to dig rubbish. All the better if you can narrow your definition of what is rubbish and find interest and enjoy researching whatever you find. I've got a little collection of 'junk' that I've spent hours researching. I also really enjoy researching things for people on here. That means I am never desperately disappointed and can usually make some enjoyment out of the day detecting wise.
If it makes you feel better i am certain you would probably have dug even more rubbish on your first time out with a high end machine! The beauty of the 150 is it is simple and you will learn quicker what to ignore. And believe me and the others on here- it is more than capable of pulling out the good stuff. As I say though try and widen what you count as the good stuff and you will get much more out of the 150 and the hobby in general.
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Whitestar1235 wrote:Although looking on the bright I've only been on my land around my field and garden
Give it time and if possible get out with a experienced detectorist.
You may be surprised at what a little practical help can do for you. Jerry.
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.... but as i have forgotten what he said I always wonder in situations like this what it was the old fart said.
Chin up, your turn will come .
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Just keep your head down and put in the time
Its hard work sometimes but the rewards can be great
All the best
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Every signal tells you something and over time you will become tuned in to what the machine is telling you.
The other thing is you have to pass over an object to find it and sometimes it just aint there !!!
Im running a CTX and one of my permissions has loads of lead bits on it trust me you think you dig some rubbish but every now and again a bit turns up interesting, I also dig ring pulls and tin foil, trouble is mine are 10 inches down in clay and pebbles still makes the heart race though
Keep at it and view the rubbish as training
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time to learn the sounds/tones .....if you can bury a few bits in your garden do some test
runs over them to get an idea of what a coin/silver gold sound off at ...make sure your
wearing headphones as your hear odd scratches in the tone to say if good or bad.
also try to find a local club to join ...and even try a rally ...ok rallies are not guaranteed to find
but you get some very good advise and get to see how its done.
keep at it mate
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Hi Bud,Whitestar1235 wrote:Had my 150 for almost a week and bit dishartened because I've only found tin cans foil and pie tins. Although I've found a 100 year old horse shoe, an old light bulb and a penny!
I'm fairly new to the scene and had my Ace 150 for several months.
I'd say the most important thing is location really, if it aint there you aint gonna find it. The 150 has found plenty for me including; silver jewellery, musket balls, lots of modern coins and a handful of older from 1900-1966 plus recently I found a german jetton circa 1600s.... so there's hope for you yet ;-)
I mainly use my detector on Jewellery mode which picks up everything but iron and using sensitivity 3, unless i'm on a public path which i detected recently and sensitivity 2 is perfect as the depth of mud on the path is shallow. Swing speed is important too... not too fast and not too slow so you get more covered ;-)
Find a 'dead cert' area if you can and if you put the time in, the rest will come.
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