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Checking in from Alice Springs
« on: February 07, 2017, 11:58 »
Hi All,
Just saying hi and looking forward to checking out the various forums. Got into metal detecting as something to do with my son who is 9. He is keen as mustard to get out detecting when he can. I started him off practising on the ML Go-Find 40 but he now has a Makro Racer 2 and I have a Nokta Fors Relic. 
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Re: Checking in from Alice Springs
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2017, 14:29 »
Welcome MAV ,

       Look forward to seeing some of your & your sons finds .
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Re: Checking in from Alice Springs
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2017, 15:30 »
Welcome to the site Mav
Should be some good stuff up your way
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Re: Checking in from Alice Springs
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2017, 15:55 »
Welcome Mav, how does detecting in the parks go around Alice? Any problems with park residents?
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Re: Checking in from Alice Springs
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2017, 16:35 »
Welcome Mav, how does detecting in the parks go around Alice? Any problems with park residents?

Legality wise I have checked with the Mayor and he has given it the green light and so have the Rangers. As for local inhabitants well you just have to pick your times and places to avoid them. :)
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Re: Checking in from Alice Springs
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2017, 16:40 »
Welcome MAV ,

       Look forward to seeing some of your & your sons finds .

Cheer mate. :)
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Re: Checking in from Alice Springs
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2017, 16:41 »
Welcome to the site Mav
Should be some good stuff up your way

I think my boy is more interested in finding spendable cash than anything else.  lol
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Re: Checking in from Alice Springs
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2017, 22:22 »
The banks of the regatta may be worth a look, if you can stand the caps & tabs.
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Re: Checking in from Alice Springs
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2017, 00:22 »
The banks of the regatta may be worth a look, if you can stand the caps & tabs.

Some serious junk in that area plus there are a lot of local riverbed residents that I am not keen on getting my son too close to.
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Re: Checking in from Alice Springs
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2017, 13:19 »
Fair enough, safety of all must come first.
Hope you do well with the areas you search.
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Re: Checking in from Alice Springs
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2017, 19:48 »
Lots of history out your way.  I wonder if you could get to areas on the Todd away from crowds eg the OT station.  There are also going to be little towns/campsites along the old Ghan.

And there is gold with a bit of travel.

Good luck.
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Re: Checking in from Alice Springs
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2017, 20:19 »
Lots of history out your way.  I wonder if you could get to areas on the Todd away from crowds eg the OT station.  There are also going to be little towns/campsites along the old Ghan.

And there is gold with a bit of travel.

Good luck.

Yes we want to go hunting down the old Ghan line and also do some around the campsites for the Finke Desert Race but it is all private property so we need to get the right permissions first. A lot of the Station owners are rightfully a bit miffed with people who go camping along that route and just leave their trash behind instead of taking it back with them.

We will be going out to Altunga when it gets a bit cooler, too damn hot at the moment to be hunting out there. :) Just want to get my boy trained up a bit more so he knows what he is suppose to be doing. :)
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Re: Checking in from Alice Springs
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2017, 21:08 »
I was in Alice Jan / Feb 2000 when the " river " was flooding , apparently a rare thing .....

During WW11 supposedly 200,000 troops passed through NT
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Re: Checking in from Alice Springs
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2017, 22:05 »
Do you ever go out to the Pistol club Mav, they never seem to answer their phone. I have been in a few events there.
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Re: Checking in from Alice Springs
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2017, 23:49 »
I was in Alice Jan / Feb 2000 when the " river " was flooding , apparently a rare thing .....

During WW11 supposedly 200,000 troops passed through NT

Seen a lot of old photo's of army encampment here in Alice, all of the area is now residential of course. The Todd has flowed quite a bit over the past 2 months, I really hope we have seen the last of the rain here.
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Re: Checking in from Alice Springs
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2017, 23:51 »
Do you ever go out to the Pistol club Mav, they never seem to answer their phone. I have been in a few events there.

I have never really been in to pistol shooting, I know where the club is but have never bothered to go out to it, I am guessing you have been involved with tthe Masters Games for pistol shooting?

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Re: Checking in from Alice Springs
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2017, 08:03 »
Honda sponsored the Masters. 5000 of us attended.
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Re: Checking in from Alice Springs
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2017, 10:40 »
Honda sponsored the Masters. 5000 of us attended.

The Masters Games are always well run.
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