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Lobo Lover

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    Tesoro Lobo Super Traq , Bounty Hunter Commando TK4-7"coil, 2x KKMOON Pin pointers and a Beautiful and Talented Assistant. (Wife).
  1. Lobo Lover

    Squadron 518 " We Hold The Key "

    I put up some better pictures for all to see. I hope you enjoy them. Paul.
  2. Lobo Lover

    Squadron 518 " We Hold The Key "

    Thanks Mike I thought so too, well this story keeps getting better, for it was found here in New Zealand just the other day and have only just started detecting, about three weeks now. I bought the Lobo for seeking out gold but never got the chance to go into the gold bearing areas yet. So I'm trying my Lobo out at an old local sports field where I would find some Pre--Decimal N.Z. coins, kids toy cars and lots of ring pulls those dam things give me nightmares. Yes I will keep everyone posted on this cool find but I'm not to sure if I should have it restored or not just yet. I will wait till I get some solid advice on how to preserve this artifact. When I get a new camera or borrow one I will post better quality pictures for you.
  3. I just fired up the Lobo and placed the coil to the ground, then it beeped or quacked as some would have it but I like the sound's my Lobo makes. I'm starting to understand it with every hour we spend together and I think we have begun a fine relationship with each other, for she rewarded me with my very best find ever. The target was positive as I waved the coil over the ground , so I then began to recover the item and I popped out this badge which was covered with a fair amount of soil. Just like most of the other badges that I find I just put them in the bag and carry on but then when I got home I couldn't find it and was worried I'd have to look for it again. Then my wife said here it is thank goodness she found it, so we cleaned it up with some water to take a closer look. This is where it get's interesting, I can see now that it's a R.A.F. Squadron Badge. So I look for the Squad number and it showed 518, then I thought I've heard of this Squadron somewhere before, then it hit me D-Day these guy's radioed Churchill directly from the plane confirming the weather was good enough for the landing of D-Day. I could not believe what I had in my hand, a Squadron Badge from the 518 Squadron. So I did some background work and found out that it's the real deal. Some insignias show the hand holding the key to the right but mine was facing to the left so I checked some more on this and it is supposed to face left. I do hope we have some WW II historians with us so they could give me some more information on what I have found. I also know there were 28 flights in the Squadron with 8 men crews so that's only 224 men in this squadron. I also found out that to this day, some of the where bouts' of couple of these guy's is still unknown one from Australia. Man this is real live history I have here, there's so much information on this Squadron and it's a great story too, so if you haven't heard about these guy's you should check it out for sure. Now if you are familiar with this story, please pass on what information you could supply me with. This must have a lot of historic value and speaking of value what would you think it would be worth to the right buyer? My question now is, should I have it restored or do we leave these kind of things alone? This is my best find ever and a day I'll never forget. I found some real live history about 70 Year old iconic world history. This is Great I Love My Lobo. B.T.W. My camera is Sh#*, so please excuse the photography and my other camera is also no, is a digital microscope and can only zoom out to 50X. http://www.oldnautibits.com/features/aerofeature5.php http://www.aniodhlann.org.uk/tag/518_squadron/ https://www.wikiwand.com/en/No._518_Squadron_RAF https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/raf-518-squadron-coastal-command-480919770
  4. Thanks' to all for your replies and great answers, I do understand where your coming from with your words of wisdom. I think I'll take Steve's route. I love my pretty shinny little coins and I can spend hours cleaning and polishing my worthless Pre-decimal and Post-decimal (if that's a real word) N.Z. coins. I have one of each of these 1950's Half Crowns though the Far Diamond and the Near Diamond are near worthless I know . For now though I have my sights set on a much more interesting item, wait till your see my next post. This one is sure to catch someone's attention. I do hope we have some WW II historians here with us. Happy hunting. Paul.
  5. Hello to All Members, We have been finding many pre-decimal New Zealand Coins. After washing off the dirt they are covered in a layer of patina, that dull brown stuff which we have been reading should not be removed for poor technique will devalue the coins worth. Toothbrushes, bristle brushes, chemical compounds and polishing cloths are a No-No, but they look so nice and shiny to a novice like me. Also just to let you guys know that electrolysis is not the way to go that ate a few of my good coins. We have been reading that valuable coins are "Best left to a Professional", so it can be done the proper way! What do they use? How do they do it without depreciating the value of the coin? Is there a knowledgeable Coin Expert who is willing to divulge their secrets, not for me but for the sake of the coin? Failing that, how should the coin be presented to a potential buyer or collector with this patina on it? Because it doesn't look very nice like this, underneath is a beautiful coin and I would like to get fair trade value for them. Will they appreciate our respect for the coin in this condition by leaving it this way? Some are very nice and valuable judging from coin evaluation sites and others not so much. How can I decide which coins to show? Even some pennies are very sought after and small silver ones which are a rarity. What do I do, What do I do? Hum.
  6. Lobo Lover

    Lobo No Go

    Hey thanks' guy's you sure are a good bunch. I hope I can get it fixed soon. Still using it just no PP.
  7. Lobo Lover

    Lobo Tune-up

    I think your just trying to make me feel better by saying these nice things about the Lobo. That might work, but for now I'm still having buyers remorse. Just looking at my empty wallet and wiping the tears away. Thanks any how.
  8. Lobo Lover

    Lobo Tune-up

    Hi Simon, Yes that schematic and other pictures are from that Russian site. I have been typing to him through E-Bay trying to get one of his completed builds, box and all. I did buy a PCB from him in hopes I could find someone to assemble it for me because I lost out on the built PCB he had for sale. However after talking with him again I find out he will be building some more assembled boards and even an under elbow unit mounted in the box with battery compartment. That's the unit I really wanted to get. I was going to run both on the same machine one at a time of course, to see what kind of performance it would give me. I do hope he finishes it soon. Yes Lobo did have an early model and even some under different names, like the Ozzy one the Dingo and for some other retail stores without the Tesoro Brand name on them.
  9. Lobo Lover

    Lobo No Go

    The lobo needs repair, does anyone know where I can get the Loved Lobo repaired? I just got going and then there it was gone! lost my pin point mode. Why is this happening to me ? I just want to MD all day long. Someone told me to get rid of it, but we just got together. How could I do that to her. So any help would be of great help, at a moment like this. I can't send it back to the factory because the factory don't want it either now that it's all gone quite. Think I'll sit down and cry now.
  10. Lobo Lover

    Lobo Tune-up

    Hi phrunt , thanks for the welcome and the info threads, you're one of the reasons I joined up being a Kiwi and all. I was reading your post on Mding going from N.Z. because of people not using real money any more, we don't want their dirty new money anyway, but there's still lot's of GOLD out there for guys like us to find (I hope). I still find plenty of pre-decimal coins at the old rugby field though. Got myself some little silver ones and a 1949 Half Crown before the rain came. Waiting on my rain cover then there's nothing stopping me, could stick my headlight on my beany as well. We too were heading for Dansey Pass but didn't get there for the same reasons, maybe later on. Got a question for you, but this could be the wrong place to ask, not sure being new here and all. Please set me straight if I'm doing wrong, but here's the ? Where in N.Z. can I have my MD repaired properly? I need work done, lost my pin point mode today and don't really want to ship it off to the U.S. to Tesoro if they're still there. I heard they were cutting back and maybe closing the doors altogether. I hope that don't happen, good machines is what they say especially the Lobo in the gold fields, that's why I got it. So who's a good Techy around here, in the know of MD's? Someone who knows their stuff not just any old jock with a screwdriver. I've had some bad luck with this Machine, first the coil plug which I fixed myself (proud of that) now this happens, hope it's not a Friday's machine. Thanks in advance for all your help, Paul.
  11. Lobo Lover

    Lobo Tune-up

    Hello everyone, I have just joined up and this is my very first post. I'm surprised to see fellow detectorists here from New Zealand. I've been here in N.Z. for almost 12 years now and only bumped into one other detectorist just a little while ago, some newbie from Christchurch going back home after his first trip to Kyeburn Diggings up Dansey's Pass. Some older dude with his new Gold Monster 1000, he stopped off at the beach here in Timaru for a snack and his afternoon nap. No luck for him this time and he was complaining about all the metal the old time miners chucked about there. That's along drive to about 2.5 Hrs one way. We were just heading home after hanging out there for the afternoon, when he saw us just after testing out my wife's new BH Commando TK4. So we had a little bit of a tail-gate meeting with him. He wanted to showed us his GM 1000, it was nice to have a look at one up close and I took it for a bit of spin in the dunes. Anyway I'm not here to chat about new acquaintances, got much more important stuff to talk about. I would like to Hyper-Tune or Super-Tune my Lobo ST and need some help with it. I Was thinking about putting on an external ground balance potentiometer to get some more depth, but first I need to know how it all works. Because my wife and I are Newbie's too and I'm trying to teach myself, my beautiful and talented assistant the "wife" all the ropes about MDing. So if anyone can help in anyway it would be very much appreciated. A German guy did that to his Lobo and he seams to be happy with his mod I think his name is mschahl and another guy Keith they both seem to very knowledgeable about the Lobo ST. I would love to here about what is and isn't, the up and down's, the in's and out's and what mod's I could do with these two MD's the Lobo and BH TK4. Also I could get a new PCB for the Lobo and put it in a build box like the one shown or drop it straight into the Lobo but don't know where or who could build it for me. This way I can take out the factory one to keep for a back-up incase anything goes wrong with my build. Thanks' in advance for all your help and it's nice to be here, I don't feel so lost now. Paul.
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