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Anyone on here going to detectorcon in a couple of weeks?

https://www.northofthetynedetecting.com/detectorcon2020

Living on the south coast as I do it's a bit of a trek, but I fancied a trip up to detect about as far away from where I normally do as I could! Hopefully I'll find something that you only find in the North of England, even something reasonably modern but with a bit of local history would make me happy.

This will be the first big rally I've been to, then later in the year I'm going to the Rodney Cook Memorial Rally.

I picked this one as I think I stand a better chance of warmish weather, I get a bit creaky when it's cold due to falling off my motorbike and having to have a lot of my bones screwed back together.

I'll make a little field report thread while I'm there assuming I have some phone signal so anyone that didn't go but might be interested can see if they want to go next year.

If anyone from here is going then feel free to give me a shout, I'm going up on my own as the average age in my club is about 95 and the Mrs said, and I quote "I couldn't think of a worse way to spend a weekend, but you go and be a dork in a field...." :lol:
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Jamesey1981 wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 11:53 am
If anyone from here is going then feel free to give me a shout, I'm going up on my own as the average age in my club is about 95 and the Mrs said, and I quote "I couldn't think of a worse way to spend a weekend, but you go and be a dork in a field...." :lol:
:lol: :lol:

Hope it all goes well for you Jamesie, and we would love an ongoing report should you have a signal and enough time between digging nice things up :thumbsup:
Sadly my old phone struggles with a signal nowadays (yes this is a real phone, it was my first ever phone in 1990 i think)
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My first phone was one of these, can't say that was one of my best decisions....
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I have to say that Rabbit have certainly changed their direction over the years :lol:
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Look forward to your reports fella :thumbsup:
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Field reports would be most welcome, Jamesie. Thanks for the thought :thumbsup:
Blackadder43 wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:28 pm I have to say that Rabbit have certainly changed their direction over the years :lol:
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Blackadder43 wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:01 pm :lol: :lol:

Hope it all goes well for you Jamesie, and we would love an ongoing report should you have a signal and enough time between digging nice things up :thumbsup:
Sadly my old phone struggles with a signal nowadays (yes this is a real phone, it was my first ever phone in 1990 i think)

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You actually use that phone? :shock:
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That sound's like a great rally, no doubt there will be some excellent finds! :thumbsup:
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Myself and a few friends are on the Rodney Cook rally again this year mate. looking forward to it :thumbsup:
Good luck with your up coming rally :thumbsup:
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I think it'll be a fun one even if I don't find much, I'll be taking both my lightweight machines so hopefully my chances are as good as anyone's.

Forecast looks OK too, hopefully it'll be sunny as I have a little solar set up that I'm planning on using to keep my machines topped up, but to be fair I think with the nox and the deus fully charged to start with and my selection of powerbanks I think it'll be fine, but if it isn't then I'll look at building or buying one of the portable power pack things with the hefty LiFePo batteries in them for the next one.
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Should have stuck with just the Rodney Cook one.

Detectorcon - its all in the name.

2 weeks of sunshine you`ll be needing a kango to get through the grass.
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jcmaloney wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 5:15 pm Should have stuck with just the Rodney Cook one.

Detectorcon - its all in the name.

2 weeks of sunshine you`ll be needing a kango to get through the grass.
Guessing you're not going then, I'm sure your positivity will be missed.
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Blackadder43 wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:28 pm I have to say that Rabbit have certainly changed their direction over the years :lol:
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Yep, all started when they added a vibrate function to the phone! :) :)
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Blackadder43 wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:28 pm I have to say that Rabbit have certainly changed their direction over the years :lol:
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Well I'm not even going to Google it as it sound a little smutty! :shock: :lol:
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I will admit the name "Detectorcon" rather worries me, but putting that aside it sounds a good weekend.

The area has history, not that nearby Roman / medieval settlements and previous finds is a guarantee of finds on the rally. It has a large acreage, including plough. So from the detecting aspect looks promising :thumbsup:

How I always treat this kind of event is a social with likeminded people and a common interest. So its a chance to make new friendships, share stories, and maybe even gain some tips. Additionally you have the trade stands so a chance to look at detecting related items (maybe even buy some without the other half knowing) :thumbsup:

Importantly after the last 18 months that we have all had its a chance to get away to some where different and recharge the batteries :thumbsup:

Then you get two days doing a hobby that you enjoy. Obviously finds are not guaranteed, so by using my approach you do not get too upset if your finds are limited. One big advantage of going some distance for a weekend rally is that some finds are much more common in some parts of the country compared with others. For instance I like crotal bells, but with all the hundreds of hours I have put in detecting locally I have never found one, but I sometimes go with a group in the south west and have found 4 with them. So it could well give you a chance of finding something "different" :Party:

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That's exactly how I'm looking at it Saffron, I'll find what I find, I have a chance of finding something thats out of the ordinary for me and I'll get the chance to clear off and have a change of scenery for a bit!

The name is unfortunate, however it does look like they have thought out the logistics of organising a large rally, never been though so I won't be able to judge until I get there.

55 quid isn't a lot of money either, I used to pay hundreds for music festivals over a weekend when I was young enough to handle them!
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