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Everything posted by WhiteRabbit

  1. Yes it’s definitely only a handful of people. Heh, love the idea of planting identifiable fakes, that’s a really smart idea! I’m just thinking that one over... Nowhere near as cool as an EMP cannon though 😉
  2. 1. In Britain this just depends on the crime. Violence tends to be dealt with quickly, but calling the police and reporting someone with a metal detector may, or may not, get a timely response. Very much depends. There was a border dispute between neighbours in my village and voices got raised. The police were called over reports of an argument and 6 officers (a car and a van) turned up within 10 minutes. 2. Love. That. 😄 3. It only takes a tiny minority to ruin things for the majority. If we have 20,000 detectorists in Britain and 99.9% of them are perfectly honest, then you’ve sti
  3. I’m considering exactly this as I’m getting pretty heavily involved in archaeology. Just built a fully autonomous archaeological survey vehicle with all kinds of funky tools for a neighbour who happens to be Britain’s leading / one of the world leading authorities on archaeological landscape surveying (he’s a big name, I’m not, not trying to sound clever here). I’m also a passionate detectorist and so have a boot firmly in both camps; professional archaeology (by association) and treasure hunting. There’s a rift between the two and I’m just trying to get both sides talking to each ot
  4. I think it is, but I’ve never found a fence I can’t climb (though I must admit that I am a climber). I heard that the “fence was damaged”, so I assume it was a chain link job and someone has just taken some wirecutters, or simply jacked the bottom up and crawled under. Fences are no deterrent if someone is determined.
  5. Honestly guys, you can’t go dumping half a tonne of scrap metal on a dig like this: https://www.thescarboroughnews.co.uk/news/people/in-pictures-amazing-aerial-views-of-scarborough-roman-villa-hailed-as-world-first-3205827?fbclid=IwAR1ESXSUnS0A4a-rLDy6xrNYx_mEI_Ge7pGp1n10MHF8Xsfj0MZRZ9760eM
  6. Oh, regarding cameras. They are just no deterrent. People cover their faces, police are often slow to respond to such crimes and archaeologists don’t usually have the funds to finance private security. Saying that, three people were recently identified from footage taken with wildcams during the day after their mugshots were plastered all over Facebook.
  7. Thanks a lot for the answers, some good ideas. With regard to the law, I’m based in England so the laws will differ here. I’m a network engineer by trade, so I do know about the upper limits on signal strength and I’m also aware of which frequencies / bandwidths are public and which aren’t. Also government licences can be granted for specific uses. Last week a significant Roman settlement was discovered close to where I live. An article about it was published in the local newspapers and *that night* it was hit by what appears to be a team of nighthawks. Nobody knows what th
  8. Hello, now here’s an opener that might just get me banned on my first post! Bear with me, my intentions are pure :) Does anyone know if it would be possible to jam an MD signal? The reason I ask is to combat the evident problem we have in the UK with “nighthawks”, illegal detectorists. Over here, any landowner can grant permission for detecting on their land (with caveats, known historic sites are protected by law). What often happens is that such a permission is granted and a detectorist innocently sets about his / her business. Someone less scrupulous spots this person and ass
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