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Old 05-08-2019, 04:57 PM
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What are some of your hobbies besides metal detecting? My hobbies besides trying to stay out of trouble and avoiding all the "honey do" items on my wife's list include hunting dogs, metal detecting and my 33 rpm record collection and vintage stereo equipment. You guessed it, my record collection is 90% rock and roll especially 1960's and 1970's.

Bought a vintage Pioneer SR-4120 stereo receiver yesterday and hooked it up to test it. Sounds so sweet with my Polk Audio 10 inch speakers. I picked it up for $75 from a nextdoor.com ad and it works perfect and I will sell in on ebay for over $200.

I have acquired all of my vintage stereo equipment over the last 10 years via eBay, Goodwill and nextdoor.com. You can literally get 70's and 80's (golden years) equipment for about 10% to 25% of original list price. Amazing. More people are realizing that 33 rpm is where the true fidelity comes from and not CD's or Streaming. My wife and I usually sit on the sofa one night a week and fire up the Marantz and listen to some of our favorite LP's.

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Old 05-08-2019, 05:16 PM
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My other hobby is collecting Philippines coins and curency , starting with Spanish issued coins , American issued Philippines coins , American issued paper curency. Japanese issued curency , American issued occupation money, emergency issued resistance city and island curency , and modern coins and curency. A few I have found detecting in the Philippines , others I have got on Ebay or at coin shows. The 1903-1906 peso is made from the same blank as the Morgan dollar at American Mints . The Americans even had a mint there issuing coins with the M mint mark. A good place to see and look up foreign coins , find out what they are made off , is https://en.numista.com/ pictures of the 1903 USA/Philippines peso struck on the same blank as the Morgan dollar my favorate coin. https://www.bing.com/images/search?q...peso&FORM=IGRE

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Old 05-08-2019, 05:27 PM
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I enjoy golfing, sports, fishing, hunting, archery, yo-yoing, coin collecting, magnet fishing, computer programming, biking, making things, climbing trees, playing musical instruments & singing hymns, playing with our dog... as well as a lot of outdoor things.

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What are your other hobbies?

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Other hobbies? Letís see... Collecting and shooting firearms, flying my drone, hanging out with grandkids, watching movies with the wife, watching YouTube vids, riding my Harley, making Hip-Clips and hanging out at my motorcycle forum.


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I am a Ham radio operator. I get a kick out of talking to people in other countries. I still have CB's when driving long distance.
I belong to a Vol search and rescue group and that keep me somewhat busy. You can never ever know too much life savings stuff!



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QRP(5 watts or less output) amateur radio, playing with the grand kids, fishing, playing guitar.

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My hobby of self-taught silversmithing turned into a thirty-plus year business for me. I used to collect firearms and reload for them. I only have a few left and no longer reload. I now collect knives, ball-point pens and flashlights. I sold them at my silversmithing booth and was always trying the latest models. Being raised on a farm I enjoy all outdoor activites. Before I went to Vietnam I always wanted to be a cartoonist. I collect Archie Digests and have over a thousand of them.

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Old 05-09-2019, 11:40 AM
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QRP(5 watts or less output) amateur radio, playing with the grand kids, fishing, playing guitar.
Are you on DMR?

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Don't do DMR. Not very active of late. CW only when I (rarely) do get on. Have to deal with CRAFT disease and its problems.

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mushrooms, gardening, glass art, wood working, but they all seem to come in a very distant 2nd place to metal detecting.
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Old 05-09-2019, 12:42 PM
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Playing pool for money.
I used to do that, but I would just end up drinking a lot and spending my winnings been a couple years since I have even played.
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Grandkids, firearms (shooting and reloading), archery, UTV riding (Can-Am Commander), video games, and most recently HAM radio (just passed my Technician license test).

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QRP(5 watts or less output) amateur radio, playing with the grand kids, fishing, playing guitar.
I'm also a QRP'er. I need to try setting up my CrankIR antenna (a couple of friends have volunteered to help me). I haven't been on the air much lately, because my headset adapter for my Yaesu 817ND has developed an intermittent open, and I need to replace the cable. I only do CW a little, and haven't played around with any of the digital modes.

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We have a "mini-farm". We keep about 35-40 chickens, we have rabbits we raise for meat and for sale, we raise hogs every other year to stock the freezers, a 1000 sq ft garden, a strawberry patch, and assorted fruit trees. My wife and I also deer hunt. I also have a 2 year old German Shorthaired Pointer that is my good buddy. When I am off work, she is with me constantly. Not sure if it counts as a hobby, but my elderly mother lives with us also. That takes up some time taking her to appointments and running errands for stuff she needs.
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Playing guitar, flying drones, cars/classic/supercars

Started playing guitar when I was 8 and gigged from 1969 to 1989. Now I just record my own stuff in my home studio.

Love flying RC but Drones are my favorite. DJI Mavic pro and a DJI Phantom 3 Advanced.

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mushrooms, gardening, glass art, wood working, but they all seem to come in a very distant 2nd place to metal detecting.
íShrooms? Still not legal in my state but I heard Colorado just opened the door.
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