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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.
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    Next Chapter

    Monte, let's hit a ghost town this summer!
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    Next Chapter

    I appreciate that. If I can convince my wife to move to Northern Nevada that would help.
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    Next Chapter

    Thanks! I'm excited to spend more time in the bush looking for gold.
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    Next Chapter

    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 -
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    Hey Whites , Got An Idea

    I made the Quick Start guide pocket-sized for just this reason. It really helped us test the machine with different people quickly.
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    Findmall Closes All White’s Forums

    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. Steve if this isn't Kosher please delete it. Anyone who wants to help out can click the GoFundMe I set up below: https://www.gofundme.com/manage/paradise-fire-digger-bobmjd
  12. I just talked with John on the phone. The fire destroyed John's coil business, all of his detectors, and basically everything he owned except for what he could carry on his back as he fled the fire. Vehicles were stuck on the highway and both he and Digger Bob had to get out of town on quads. John asked me to pass on the word that his coil business will be on hold since all of his molds, winders, and material was destroyed by the flames. Please don't order any coils from his website until he checks in with an update, his internet access is spotty and he is unable to post an update on his site or Ebay store. Digger Bob lost his house and detector business in the fire. I stayed with him last year when we went out to find nuggets in the Sierras. These are two guys who taught me a lot about nugget shooting and I am glad they made it out, especially as the death toll mounts in the Paradise area. The fire was just too fast for everyone to get out in time. White's will be selling the last TDI SL Special Editions while we have stock on the MJD 8x14 folded mono coils, and I will work with the company to provide assistance to both Miner John and Digger Bob however we can.
  13. They are safe. But Paradise is gone.
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    White’s I Need A Senior Citizen Detector

    Our aluminum rods weigh less than carbon fiber. I think people just like the pretty weave pattern that comes with most carbon fiber rods.
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    Coin And Jewelry / Trash Mode

    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 -