Military Relic Hunting WW2 Australian Army Camp: Military Relics & Coins: Garrett AT Pro.

We pay a return visit the site of No.16 Australian Personnel Services Camp in the search for more military relics and coins. This video is a combination of two separate hunts (Mrs NQ returns with her AT Pro on the second hunt). The camp existed from 1943 until 1946 and saw a great deal of activity as Divisional personnel were embarked for campaigns in the South West Pacific, including Kokoda, Buna/Gona, Sanananda, Salamaua, Borneo, Balikpapan and Shaggy Ridge. (Information Source: The Australian War Memorial). Please check out our blog at www.nqexplorers.com

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  1. Thanks for commenting Mabiguy, we use Garretts and have for over 30 years, but all the big names make great relic detectors. The Garrett ATPro is a real ripper, Mrs NQ swears by it, has found gold nuggets with it, and lots of coins and relics – it can be as simple as turn on and go, or run in full manual ground balance mode for advanced operations. I think the ATPro would serve you for many more years as a more advanced detector. Hope this is of help. Warren.

  2. Hey NQ just wondering im tihnking of buying a metal detector is garrett a good brand, do you like it? because im thinking of getting an AT pro international or an Ace 250. Which would you suggest?

  3. Thanks for watching Bluenoser, love the ATPro, will keep up the hunts for your entertainiment during your frozen tundra weather LOL. HH!

  4. Thanks for watching Mr T, keeping an eye on the grass and then we will be back into it – Mrs NQ gets all the good stuff LOL. HH mate.

  5. Hi NQ! Great video and a fantastic site that you and Mrs NQ hit upon. The WW2 relics are always exciting and the coins as well! Hope you find some silver on your next outing there. Mrs. NQ is becoming quite good at finding the coins as well! GL and HH!!

  6. [..YouTube..] Hi NQ! Great video and a fantastic site that you and Mrs NQ hit upon. The WW2 relics are always exciting and the coins as well! Hope you find some silver on your next outing there. Mrs. NQ is becoming quite good at finding the coins as well! GL and HH!!

  7. From the land of the Bluenose…..see you upgraded to the Pro but still a Garrett bouy. Good vid and cracks me up me son to see ground with no snow this time of the year. Keep th vids a coming to entertain us folks on the tundra. My pro getting serviced atthe moment.

  8. [..YouTube..] From the land of the Bluenose…..see you upgraded to the Pro but still a Garrett bouy. Good vid and cracks me up me son to see ground with no snow this time of the year. Keep th vids a coming to entertain us folks on the tundra. My pro getting serviced atthe moment.

  9. Thanks Warren and Colleen for another Awesome video! Warren, you had better leave Colleen’s AT Pro alone or she will have you making tea and no metal detecting for you! Congrats on the Australia badge! Best of Luck on your next hunt!

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  10. Another spot on video NQ. Great finds again! Love listening to the AT Pro doing it’s thing. I wish I could listen to mine but the grounds frozen and the snow has finally arrived. You should tell Mrs. NQ that a clean detector is bad luck and you were just trying to help her out. 😉 Keep it up mate! HH

  11. [..YouTube..] Another spot on video NQ. Great finds again! Love listening to the AT Pro doing it’s thing. I wish I could listen to mine but the grounds frozen and the snow has finally arrived. You should tell Mrs. NQ that a clean detector is bad luck and you were just trying to help her out. 😉 Keep it up mate! HH

  12. [..YouTube..] Nice video and finds Mate, The shoulder badge you dug is a sweet relic, I read it represents overseas service. Congrats to Mrs. NQ on the complete buckle and the kangaroo pennies, I love seeing them. GL and HH to you and the Mrs.

  13. Thanks for watching Rich, I have received a life-time ban on the ATPro LOL, so will need to buy my own, or else, sneak it out and as you suggest give it a good clean before returning it LOL. All my own fault! GL and HH mate.

  14. [..YouTube..] Thanks for watching Rich, I have received a life-time ban on the ATPro LOL, so will need to buy my own, or else, sneak it out and as you suggest give it a good clean before returning it LOL. All my own fault! GL and HH mate.

  15. [..YouTube..] @fluoridekid
    Thanks for watching Rich, I have received a life-time ban on the ATPro LOL, so will need to buy my own, or else, sneak it out and as you suggest give it a good clean before returning it LOL. All my own fault! GL and HH mate.

  16. Thanks for your comments Arcturan, glad you liked the live digs, I always enjoy watching them and seeing what the target is ‘live’ LOL. GL and HH mate!

  17. [..YouTube..] @ArcturanMegadonkey
    Thanks for your comments Arcturan, glad you liked the live digs, I always enjoy watching them and seeing what the target is ‘live’ LOL. GL and HH mate!

  18. Thanks for watching Waves, much appreciated mate, keep at those old Florida parks – look forward to your next outing there. GL and HH!

  19. Well, following your use of Colleen’s AT Pro I hope you cleaned it with a spot of spit and polish, as they say. Congratulations on all the super finds you’ve both located and retrieved on your joint hunt, which is another of your most enjoyable video records. When you get to do the other section after the grass has been cut, I expect you’ll find lots of cools things again as it seems like an ideal location to search. GL & HH 😀

  20. [..YouTube..] Well, following your use of Colleen’s AT Pro I hope you cleaned it with a spot of spit and polish, as they say. Congratulations on all the super finds you’ve both located and retrieved on your joint hunt, which is another of your most enjoyable video records. When you get to do the other section after the grass has been cut, I expect you’ll find lots of cools things again as it seems like an ideal location to search. GL & HH 😀

  21. Exiled, love that about Aussies – we all know each other LOL. We were at Pearce 78-81 and 86-88, bought our first old metal detector from a hire shop in Midland in 1980 and headed out to Kalgoorlie for our first trip! Haven’t been to Perth for years – probably unrecognizable now! HH mate.

  22. [..YouTube..] Exiled, love that about Aussies – we all know each other LOL. We were at Pearce 78-81 and 86-88, bought our first old metal detector from a hire shop in Midland in 1980 and headed out to Kalgoorlie for our first trip! Haven’t been to Perth for years – probably unrecognizable now! HH mate.

  23. [..YouTube..] @ExiledOzi
    Exiled, love that about Aussies – we all know each other LOL. We were at Pearce 78-81 and 86-88, bought our first old metal detector from a hire shop in Midland in 1980 and headed out to Kalgoorlie for our first trip! Haven’t been to Perth for years – probably unrecognizable now! HH mate.

  24. another great video from you, good hunt and finds for you and Mrs NQ, cool finds those shoulder flashes .. thanks for the update on the dog tags .. GL & HH Tina

  25. Wow beautiful scenery and a awesome video. One of the greatest things about finding nothing but old targets is you know something good will be there. Congrats on the “magic stuff”! Excellent coins too. GL and HH

  26. [..YouTube..] Wow beautiful scenery and a awesome video. One of the greatest things about finding nothing but old targets is you know something good will be there. Congrats on the “magic stuff”! Excellent coins too. GL and HH

  27. I really hope they take the best of the AT-Pro/AT-Gold machines and combine it with the best features of the 2500 and come out with a monster machine. I’d call it the AT Platinum!

  28. [..YouTube..] @NQExplorers I really hope they take the best of the AT-Pro/AT-Gold machines and combine it with the best features of the 2500 and come out with a monster machine. I’d call it the AT Platinum!

  29. I was faced with the same problem and don’t know if it will work, but should! Hey Temerity Magazine is looking Awesome! I have to talk to you about your Sapphire dig! Too damn cool!

  30. [..YouTube..] @NQExplorers I was faced with the same problem and don’t know if it will work, but should! Hey Temerity Magazine is looking Awesome! I have to talk to you about your Sapphire dig! Too damn cool!

  31. [..YouTube..] The grass is out of control GemQ, as soon is it is cut, it’s like it hasn’t even been cut LOL. High humidity and storms/showers every night. At least in winter the grass stays under control. But we are always watching what the mowers are doing on the sites so we can move in quick before it’s back to how it was before LOL. GL and HH mate.

  32. [..YouTube..] @GemQ1
    The grass is out of control GemQ, as soon is it is cut, it’s like it hasn’t even been cut LOL. High humidity and storms/showers every night. At least in winter the grass stays under control. But we are always watching what the mowers are doing on the sites so we can move in quick before it’s back to how it was before LOL. GL and HH mate.

  33. [..YouTube..] Always look forward to your comments Illdigger, 7 inches of snow – wow, just can’t imagine that LOL, here its 30 degrees C and 90% humidity, so the airconditioning is getting a work out at the moment – Mrs NQ loves going detecting – and always seems to come up with the better finds! But hunting in these conditions is pretty tough – you need lots of water, and lots of breaks! GL and HH mate.

  34. [..YouTube..] @TheIlldigger
    Always look forward to your comments Illdigger, 7 inches of snow – wow, just can’t imagine that LOL, here its 30 degrees C and 90% humidity, so the airconditioning is getting a work out at the moment – Mrs NQ loves going detecting – and always seems to come up with the better finds! But hunting in these conditions is pretty tough – you need lots of water, and lots of breaks! GL and HH mate.

  35. [..YouTube..] @ExiledOzi
    Thanks Exiled Ozi, the 2/16th Battalion is continuing enquiries on our behalf – they have been most helpful and great to deal with. Will keep you updated on any developments! We spent 8 years in Perth with the RAAF, so know it very well! GL and HH.

  36. [..YouTube..] @MrVollenberg
    Thanks for watching Ole, Mrs NQ always outdoes me on the finds, but we put them all together at the end so that’s all good! LOL. Can’t wait for your spring time hunts and more great history from Denmark! GL and HH.

  37. [..YouTube..] @GrizzlyGroundswell
    Thanks for watching Chad, that heating idea is something I hadn’t thought of, definitely a cold bend would break the thing. Someone went to a lot of trouble to get it rolled up like that LOL. HH mate – look forward to February Temerity Magazine!

  38. [..YouTube..] Hi Warren, when I found a few I too was stumped. I had a vague idea what they were for but when I was talking to an old digger from WWII I asked him and he confirmed to me thats what they were for. They would interweave with each other and be tacked on. They would have been noisy on concete or gravel. Can’t wait for your next video Mate. Cheers, Pete

  39. [..YouTube..] @farenheit1100
    Thanks for watching Hugh, only today I have been totally banned from the use of the ATPro due to ongoing offences LOL. Never mind – I really enjoy the GTI2500 that I have used for years – so back to the slightly older technology! GL and HH!