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Another from the North Shore of MA
« on: March 07, 2014, 05:37:25 PM »

As a child my grandfather would take me to Hampton Beach where we would spend hours scouring the shore with his metal detector.  It was great fun, and he was quite the change hound.

He passed away a few years ago and I was left his last machine.  It's an old White's, and I'd love to learn how to use it.  I'll spend some time digging through the forum, and perhaps find a person or two who would let me pick their brain. 

The first step is learning how it works.
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Re: Another from the North Shore of MA
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2014, 05:53:26 PM »

Welcome to the forum BRMC. There's a good chance someone here will be able to help you. Which Whites model do you have?
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Re: Another from the North Shore of MA
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2014, 06:22:52 PM »

Welcome, and like Earle said, whatever White's model you have, someone on here has probably used it or still uses it and can help you. Good luck!
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Re: Another from the North Shore of MA
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2014, 07:26:51 PM »

It says IDX Pro on the side.
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Re: Another from the North Shore of MA
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2014, 07:31:13 PM »

Welcome....MA guy here (Merrimack Valley).  Glad you joined!   
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Re: Another from the North Shore of MA
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2014, 07:44:53 PM »

I don't have any experience with that model, but the manuel might help you. Here it is in case you don't have it.

http://www.whiteselectronics.com/media/downloadable/files/samples/c/l/cl_id_idx_instruction_manual.pdf
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Re: Another from the North Shore of MA
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2014, 07:54:59 PM »

Welcome from Woburn!
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Re: Another from the North Shore of MA
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2014, 07:58:56 PM »

Thanks, 10X!   Reading material.
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Re: Another from the North Shore of MA
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2014, 09:42:41 PM »

From Newbury, MA, the IDX is still a very desirable and easy to use machine.  It won't be the best machine for wet saltwater sand but will do great everywhere else.  The less sensitivity you use the better.  You want to discriminate against iron only or you miss the chance of finding gold.  Gold will come in from foil to coins.  This isn't to say if your in a heavily trashy park your that you wouldn't want to raise it up a notch.

What I would recommend is picking up some paint stirring sticks.  Attached some coins, jewelry, coins, nails, washers, bobby pins, foil, bottle cap, etc to the ends of the sticks (one per stick) and practice what your machine is telling you.  Play with discrimination and sensitivity and see how things change.  Once you get an idea how it reacts, go to the beach, easy digging.  Stay up at the high end away from the wet sand but just below the towel line.  Listen to every signal, see how steady, or how unsteady the meter is and then dig everything.  What you will start to see is a pattern of your machine will talk to you for the good targets and how it trash talks for most of the bad.  Don't get discourage, it all comes with time.  In the spring, try some local school yards, ect. You will do good if you practice and stick with it.

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Re: Another from the North Shore of MA
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2014, 06:13:40 AM »

WELCOME to the Forum BRMC.

What part of North Shore Mass are you from?
I was born in the "City of Sin" but now I live in NH close enough to Hampton Beach that we may cross paths in the future.
Like seaweednh said, practice with paint stirring sticks and you will be amazed at what you learn about your machine.
I hope you ENJOY detecting as I have. :045:
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Re: Another from the North Shore of MA
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2014, 06:33:33 AM »

Welcome to the forum.

 I can't help you with the IDX Pro but I can tell you it doesn't do good on wet sand but in the dry sand it works. A friend that got me into detecting used one and he would detect the dry sand and find lots of things. He is no longer with us so I can't ask him any questions. It does great on land and dry sand is all I know. Good luck with it.  :045:
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Re: Another from the North Shore of MA
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2014, 06:34:02 AM »

I got my first lesson in sex education in Lynn at the Lighthouse back in 67. What an eye opener that was. A story better told in private company :011:
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Re: Another from the North Shore of MA
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2014, 06:37:29 AM »

I got my first lesson in sex education in Lynn at the Lighthouse back in 67. What an eye opener that was. A story better told in private company :011:

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Re: Another from the North Shore of MA
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2014, 03:33:06 PM »

Welcome to the forum!
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Re: Another from the North Shore of MA
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2014, 08:49:21 AM »

Welcome to the forum, I'm sure your grandfather will be watching and smiling while you use his metal detector. Enjoy. :045:
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