Awaiting my MD, new to the hobby

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Awaiting my MD, new to the hobby

  • on: May 24, 2018, 10:10 PM
My name is Tammy

I have never been "treasure hunting" before and am completely new to this. I have ordered a Fisher F44 and am patiently awaiting its arrival so the hunt can begin.  ;D

I have read that this model can be a little tricky for beginners to understand, so if anyone has any advice, tips and tricks on this model, please be kind enough to share.

The areas I'll be searching at 1st will be littered with rubbish, how will the machine perform in such conditions and is there a way I can improve the performance?

Thanx in advance guys and girls.


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Re: Awaiting my MD, new to the hobby

  • on: May 27, 2018, 03:17 PM
Hi. Welcome to the forum. :) Looking forward to seeing some of your finds.  I dont know much about the  Fisher F44 detector but i am sure someone will tell you more about that specific detector regarding best settings ect.

Cheers and Hapoy Hunting :)

Paul van Heerden

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Re: Awaiting my MD, new to the hobby

  • on: May 28, 2018, 09:37 AM
Welcome to the forum!! I also haven't used a Fisher before, so cannot help you out there. I would just read anything online as well as looking at any Youtube videos. Youtube will help a lot


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Re: Awaiting my MD, new to the hobby

  • on: September 21, 2018, 07:15 PM
Hi Tammy, tricky can mean it's a good sensitive machine is what you need not to miss those nice finds, it's just a case of learning how the technology performs, after a short while you'll hear and feel the ground -all revolves around sound intimacy with the target/object you listening to, involves Park, Field & Beach hunting are all great aspects to this exciting hobby, wading your coil in water & streams/creeks is good outdoor exercise as well, much knowledge on the net & youtube for guidance.
Fisher are one of the top performing detectors.
Lots to enjoy!

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Re: Awaiting my MD, new to the hobby
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2018, 07:15 PM »