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Old 09-07-2011, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Meetings are in the evening, so generally, there is no hunt after the meetings. They try to get a group hunt together a few times a year, but people usually buddy up and hunt with one or two others. A club is a great way to get started in any hobby.
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Old 09-07-2011, 04:46 PM
 
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So glad to see this. I have been asking for the last 3 years about a club or someone looking to have a buddy situation. My husband is a big detectorist and professional numismatist who loves to hunt. If anyone wants to get together outside the club situation please let me know. I would like him to have someone to go with one day a week.
Thanks.
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Old 09-09-2011, 02:17 PM
 
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I have a nice detector I got as a present a few years ago....shortly after the dog chewed up the instructions....I would love to also have info on the club, or maybe someone in the WF area who would like to show me how the darn thing works, it has fancy dials and whatnot but right now I couldn't tell the difference between a mt dew can and a gold bar....and so far when I have tried to use it I only find cans and junk
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Old 09-09-2011, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I have a nice detector I got as a present a few years ago....shortly after the dog chewed up the instructions....I would love to also have info on the club, or maybe someone in the WF area who would like to show me how the darn thing works, it has fancy dials and whatnot but right now I couldn't tell the difference between a mt dew can and a gold bar....and so far when I have tried to use it I only find cans and junk
Tell me the make and model. I might be able to locate a manual for you.
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Old 09-09-2011, 05:27 PM
 
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Tell me the make and model. I might be able to locate a manual for you.
I will try and find it....in a closet somewhere...however I would most likely need to be "shown" vs reading....I learn better with some things that way...you know how it goes "show me once " and I get it...give me the book and I am screwed lol

Thanks
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Old 02-26-2012, 03:46 PM
 
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rwsnc

saw u all meet at Ridge Rd Baptist Church at 7:30 on every 4 Mon.
Are there women and men in club with metal detectors?
Just got one and want to get started. Live in west Cary.
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Old 02-26-2012, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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rwsnc

saw u all meet at Ridge Rd Baptist Church at 7:30 on every 4 Mon.
Are there women and men in club with metal detectors?
Just got one and want to get started. Live in west Cary.
Hi and welcome to the sport. Lots of fun and excitement.
As for the club... I joined but don't really attend the meetings. According to the member list, there is one female. Feel free to drop by the next meeting and introduce yourself. They are a pretty good bunch of folks and I'm sure that you'll be welcomed.

Did you find your first silver coin yet?

Bob
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:16 AM
 
Location: West End NC
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I retired last year and staying at home was not going to work so I bought a metal detector. Well if you believe in the, "Keep it simple stupid", I blew it. I need help learning how to use this Minelab E Trac. Any help would be apprecated. I live in West End, NC but would be willing to come to you for a lessons.

Chuck
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Chuck,
I too have a Minelab, but not the E trac. That's a good detector and they can all be a little complicated in the beginning. You can find instructional videos on the Minelab website and the Kellyco website. There's a variety of videos on YouTube.

Stay with it, you'll get it.
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:54 PM
 
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When I was a kid, my grandfather had a detector, and I would go with him sometimes. It was fascinating, the prospect of finding "treasure" but the nicest thing we ever found was coins (dime, penny,etc). He let me borrow it a few times and I searched my own yard....did find a bayonet one time....that I'm sure someone just lost or dropped in my backyard!

Occasionally I think back to those days, and look at the costs of a decent detector, and am quickly dissuaded from the prospect of ever buying one. I know a few people who own them, and they have never found anything. It may be fun, I might thoroughly enjoy it, but dropping $1000+ on a decent detector has kept me from moving any further than just thinking about it.

How much did you guys spend to get started? Do you detect on public land, or private land? What are the laws regarding that?
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