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tboykin last won the day on November 14 2018

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  1. Gore vent! This allows air to escape but does not let water in.
  2. Monte, let's hit a ghost town this summer!
  3. I appreciate that. If I can convince my wife to move to Northern Nevada that would help.
  4. Thanks! I'm excited to spend more time in the bush looking for gold.
  5. Well guys, it's been quite a ride the past 3 years! Working at White's has been the most fun and most challenging job I've ever had, and I am glad I took that path. But my career is taking a new and exciting turn and as of February 1st, 2019, I will no longer be employed at White's HQ in Sweet Home. I have gained a lifelong hobby, many friendships, and learned from some of the best detectorists out there. The great thing about this change is that I will have more time for detecting, so even though I will no longer be posting on DP as a representative for White's Electronics, I'm hoping to share my finds and trips with you as a "civilian." I wish White's the best of luck in 2019 and beyond. First trip to Nevada with Tim (far right) the guy who introduced me to metal detecting. The other guys allowed us to detect the ghost town on the ranch. Me in Brasil testing the GM24k. Last nugget found working for White's. Steve H. hunted with me and it is an experience I will never forget! That guy will forget more than most of us will ever know. Bonus pic of me in my winning 2017 Halloween costume. Don't get any funny ideas, I'm married and straight (but what I do for fun on weekends is my own business).
  6. Sorry I have not been as active online. We had two additions to the family and I have been busy with work. In 2018 White's released two new detectors, the TDI BeachHunter and the Goldmaster® 24k. I have been seeing some decent finds with both, in spite of the cold weather. How is White's doing compared to other US brands as far as releasing new products? There is increasing competition from offshore brands, and they set a high standard that all brands should aim to beat. Yes they have the benefit of corporate/government funding, but that's no excuse. Always room for improvement in this department, especially from the US manufacturers. Look what happened with Case/Komatsu and GMC/Toyota. Foreign competition breeds innovation. Multifrequency has been around for ages, ditto with PI. To me the big question in 2019 is - will a company will release something revolutionary?
  7. No thanks needed, now I feel like I earned my lunch break today.
  8. Hey Mike, best bet is to call the factory and ask to talk to a repair tech - 541-367-6121. For reference here is a YouTube video that goes through the menu system -
  9. I made the Quick Start guide pocket-sized for just this reason. It really helped us test the machine with different people quickly.
  10. As many of you know forums cost money to maintain, and some forums will not host company-specific sub-forums if the company does not offer financial sponsorship. If you choose to look at this as paying a toll, well that is one way to see things. I think this is a testament to Steve's DP forum in that he spends so much time as admin doing work for free, and we all reap the benefits of the platform! Carl and a few others pointed out the reach of social media being farther than forums. This is also true, though it can be more difficult to find relevant info on Facebook/Instagram/YouTube. The great thing about forum posts is that they should in a perfect world last forever. I can't tell you how many times I have found good detecting tips, vehicle maintenance, or construction advice on a post that is 5 plus years old. Good luck finding the same info on Facebook's infinite scroll! But the times they are a-changin' and whether we like it or not, more people spend their time on social media than forums. This is backed up by traffic statistics as well as growth numbers across multiple channels. It is sad that this particular forum in question decided to nuke the White's forums, but even sadder still is that very few people will notice (present company excluded, who prove by their presence that forums still serve a valuable purpose).
  11. Our aluminum rods weigh less than carbon fiber. I think people just like the pretty weave pattern that comes with most carbon fiber rods.
  12. Chuck's method is best in heavy iron. A large amount of nails in the ground can mess with your automatic ground balance, so find some clean ground, get a balance, lock it, then start swinging. An option to Relic mode is to enable Reject Volume. This will let you hear some iron in addition to the regular ToneID. Here is a video on how this can help ID iron -
  13. I would suggest the Six Shooter for cellar holes. Headphones are a personal preference! https://www.whiteselectronics.com/product/mx-six-shooter-6-concentric-coil/
  14. I think this is an ancient snorkel used by shamans to travel to distant lands, circa 1978AD. Legend has it that these travelers often suffered extreme hunger, paranoia, and appreciation for a local musical troupe called Los Muertos Agradecidos.
  15. Hey Buzzard! I have found that a medium to fast sweep speed works best until I locate a good patch. Sweep speed is somewhat dependent on your SAT setting. A faster SAT setting will require a faster sweep speed. Once you locate an area that you want to really work, slow down the SAT and your speed speed and listen for those little zips.
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