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Clem Bechard created a new topic ' Union Buckle found' in the forum. 2 days ago

B) I found this buckle April 28th on a small group hunt in Maine. My friends had just checked out an area where I found a good find the year before. We had a downpour the day before so ground still had some good size puddles. I was passing my coil through one of them, when my friend said "wow! going right in the muck too huh!" I said you never know where you find stuff.
They left to go hunt somewhere else. All by my lonesome there maybe 5 feet from where my friend had just looked. I got a solid mid - tone like Nickle on At Pro. I didn't know if I should dig it or not as many tractor parts in the area. I said what the heck didn't find much so far today anyway. I got down about three inches this rock was in my way. After I finally got that out there was this looked like flat piece of meta with these things sticking out of it. I said Great! another tractor part. pulled it out it weighed quit a bit for such a small part I thought. I brushed some of the mud off looked like three hooks or something looking up at me.
As I turned it over and started wiping the mud off I start seeing letters a U and S . It was not still sinking in I though must be plate that goes on tractor. As I brushed more mud off it finally dawned on me what I was holding in my hand. I was so stunned I could not believe it. I found this here in this field in Maine. Holy crap! That was the relic of the day for sure. I will always remember that day it was just awesome!

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Kevin DuVall replied to the topic 'Just My Take' in the forum. 5 days ago

I am new i am from California and I am in my early 30s I have always ben interested in metal detecting but not able to purchase a unit as they are vary pricy.
This is the same issue with a younger generation of people you can't get Young Folks to be interested in something they cannot afford that being said if you had the financial ability and want to see changes I would suggest buying multiple detectors going to colleges and high schools to do demonstrations to attempt to get kids interested by showing them how to use them and let them find stuff wile giving demonstrations.
And it's up to the financially stable older generation to take the younger generation out as many times as possible with them when they go detecting allowing them to use loaner devices while they're in your care.
I understand they're very expensive that's why you don't let them take them home they are only to be used while there with you.
This will give the younger Generations more incentive to save up to buy their own so they can go whenever they want but you cannot expect youngsters to get interested in a hobby they can't afford without giving them a constant role model to keep them interested.
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Kevin DuVall shared a photo. 5 days ago

Hey everyone Thanks for allowing me to participate in this organization I have found this organization through gold talk radio show.
Hope to meet...
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Michael Hommel created a new topic ' WWATS New Member in Colorado' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Happy to be a member along with everyone here whether a hobbyist or activist.

I'm a 39yo Iraq war vet, detecting and gold panning are my medicine for my PTSD. I'd like to say thank you for the free membership!

I have been involved with several other groups, coastal conservation alliance, heroes on the water and tread lightly

Professionally, I am a high level executive for a major retailer as a Market Sales Manager. I know social media extremely well. I also love to teach.

I would like to contribute to this group as much as possible. I am planning the event coming up in Colorado and would love to offer my services in any capacity to help ensure a very successful and fun 3 days.

Please reach out to me if there are any opportunities to utilize my skills either now, at the event and beyond.

Michael Hommel
My email is HommelProspectingCo@gmail
Mobile phone (720) 208-6670
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James Bucki created a new topic ' Just My Take' in the forum. 1 month ago

Not Sure what is happening but new members are getting to be a thing of the past. The world of detecting is filled with dinosaurs with very few new member entering the hobbie. Collecting is down in most every category. Kids are inheriting their parents collections of , coins, antiques and ect and when that happens the items are sold, driving the collector markets down. The new generation as big as they are live for the following, Cell Phone, A bed, Food and car, otherwise they travel lite. We can try to get them interested in detecting or collecting but I don't see it. Oh !!! I left out money. The days of collecting are coming to an end with prices dropping in every category.
When I look around at our club meeting I look out a mostly older group with a very small percentage of new members and then they lose interest and we don't see them again.... Maybe, Just Maybe things will change but it will take time... Just My Take Jim
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Patrick White created a new topic ' New here, I just hope I fit in' in the forum. 6 months ago

I just want to introduce myself and the easiest way is with these two videos.
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Hector Nieves created a new topic ' Indianapolis' in the forum. 6 months ago

Looking for some one to go and metal detect in Indiana, prefer going south of Indy.
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david hopper created a new topic ' Wanted circuit diagramme for a Compass coin pro 2' in the forum. 6 months ago

Hi, I have a Compass coin pro 2 . That needs repair . The lad in the UK looking at for me needs a precise circuit diagram for it . But needs to have wave forms, voltage checks and check points .It isn't picking up any items ? Its not the coil as I have tried it on my other compass gold scanner and it works .
I will pay for the right diagram . As he has got some diagrams but basic and incorrect . Or a NEW CIRCUIT BOARD if any one has one reasonable . As it is a possibility it could have a break in it some where . Mark has replaced all sorts to no avail . And I am not going to spend a fortune as I have quit a bit into it now . Will get the gold scanner serviced if the coin pro does not cost much more . I have modern machines so silly to through a lot of money at the compass's .
Any help appreciated . Cheers Dave ,I am in the UK .
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david hopper created a new topic ' Wanted circuit diagramme for a Compass coin pro 2' in the forum. 6 months ago

Hi, I have a Compass coin pro 2 . That needs repair . The lad in the UK looking at for me needs a precise circuit diagram for it . But needs to have wave forms, voltage checks and check points .It isn't picking up any items ? Its not the coil as I have tried it on my other compass gold scanner and it works .
I will pay for the right diagram . As he has got some diagrams but basic and incorrect .
Any help appreciated . Cheers Dave ,I am in the UK .
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david hopper created a new topic ' UK Newbie' in the forum. 6 months ago

Hi, I have just joined . I got the link from Keith Wills ETMD Site . I havnt paid the full membership as I wasn't sure if I would be able to as I live in the North East UK ???? And didn't want to pay if it's no good for a UK resident ??
My son and myself have been detecting just over 5 year . We use a variety of machines Deus,CTX , Impact, euroace . And we have 2 Compass machines and that's where Keith comes in parts for the compass's . Which we are getting serviced by a local Electronic engineer . And maybe the odd upgrade .
Mark is very impressed with the quality of the electronics used in near a 30 year old machine's .
Will have a look around see what the crack is . And hopefully contribute lol .
All the Best Dave
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Richard Walker thanks user 'cbechard' in the forum message ' Lifetime Membership'. 8 months ago
Richard Walker thanks user 'cbechard' in the forum message ' to pay or not to pay'. 8 months ago
Clem Bechard replied to the topic 'Lifetime Membership' in the forum. 8 months ago

wow! I thought I screwed up for regular membership? Sorry man. I am not happy either with this site and hope you get your money back for sure..
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Clem Bechard created a new topic ' to pay or not to pay' in the forum. 8 months ago

:( I paid sorry I did, not much going on here. Same stuff very hard to get around. Waste of my hard earned money for sure. I should have looked around more before pulling the trigger on this site. :blush:
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Richard Walker created a new topic ' Lifetime Membership' in the forum. 8 months ago

At the 2017 Mancos Hunt my wife and I wrote a check to WWATS.ORG in the amount of $570.00 for what was offered to us as a "Lifetime" membership in WAATS. Certain benefits, which I won't go into detail here, were offered by President Wayne Peterson. To date, we have heard nothing more about this supposed Lifetime membership being offered on the WWATS.org website and I'm beginning to wonder if we were the only people who have been offered or signed up for this "Lifetime" membership??
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Clem Bechard added a video. 9 months ago

Woods and Field vandals burn school property up!!

Little trip in the woods with AT Pro and Fisher M scope. Pretty upset with people burning kids nature trail seating! Also keep having issues with my...

Robert Wright replied to the topic 'Very confusing getting around' in the forum. 9 months ago

Thanks for letting us about this. Have been trying to get some these situations solved. We will be continuing to make the site better for our members and more user friendly

Robert Wright
Geocache Director
Board member.
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Clem Bechard created a new topic ' Very confusing getting around' in the forum. 9 months ago

:dry: I find it very confusing getting around. Instead of being able to put your photo's where it says photo's.
I have to go to community and post photo's there? Also Photo Galleries should have all photo from all members not just a select few.
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Clem Bechard shared a photo. 9 months ago

Civil War coat button I found at a school play ground..

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