Announcements - October 2017

1 Don would like to borrow for 10 minutes a Fisher CZ land instrument to test out a Sun Ray Target Probe for that type unit.

2 Don has artifacts from Foxes Gap for Wayne Coblentz to look at. I lost his email address and telephone number.

3 Andy Sabisch XP Deus Bootcamp
Gettysburg, Saturday, November 4, 2017

This is a "Must Go" all-day event, with the full morning given to instruction on how to get the most out of your XP Deus, followed by an afternoon outside in Gettysburg with hands-on instruction, putting your new understanding and a souped up program into practice. Andy will show you how to get unbelievable depth with your Deus. The XP Deus Bootcamp will fill up quickly, so you should immediately sign up at Use the discount code GE15 to save $15.00 off the ticket price.

4 Andy Sabisch Minelab FBS Bootcamp
Gettysburg, Sunday, November 5, 2017

If you own a Minelab CTX3030 or E-Trac, you don't want to miss the opportunity to attend this all-day event. In the morning, you will be taught how to get the most our of your instrument for all types of hunting. In the afternoon, you will be outside in the Gettysburg area, where you will recieve hands-on personal instruction from Andy as you put your new knowledge into practice. These Bootcamps fill up quickly, so you should register now at If you use the discount GE15, it will save you $15.00 off the ticket price.

5 Garrett's new AT Max is now being shipped to dealers in limited quantities. Come in and check one out. This instrument has features derived from the AT Pro, the AT Gold, and the ATX pulse induction unit. The AT Max comes with wireless headphones so you don't even have a coil cord from your headset to the instrument. MSRP is $849.95, but you receive a discount at Gettysburg Electronics. Count on about 45 minutes personal instruction when you purchase a detector from us, so you know how to use it before you leave the store. WARNING! Watch out for our parking enforcement. Feed the meter!


After more than 45 years of being in the store six days a week, 52 weeks a year, Joan and I must close the store in the near future. My wife and I are over 85 years old, and have both had a stay in the hospital. We have loved what we have been doing, and especially loved our repeat customers over the years. We will miss you all. We will still be in Gettysburg, and will be happy to help those needing any assistance. The Lord has always been good to us, but there comes a time in life where you just wear out. Pray for us. We are just worn out!

7 See our October Specials for great buys on our Retirement Sale. In addition to new instuments, we have over 50 pre-owned metal detectors to dispose of, and hundreds and hundreds of accessories and parts. It's an awesome task. Help!

8 Since 1980, the Pen Mar Historical Recovery Association, a metal detectorists club with members from south-central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland, has been a place where guys and gals can meet others who enjoy the detecting hobby. There are bi-monthly meetings (usually at the National Apple Museum in Biglerville), an annual hunt each October, opportunities to display items located with your detector, etc. See Pen Mar News for more information on this organization and the upcoming meetings.

9 The Garrett Z-Lynk Wireless System is now available at Gettysburg Electronics. You can now go wireless using your favorite headphones. See our October Specials for discounted pricing.

10 American Digger Magazine Volume 13, Issue 5, is now available. This issue features a 5-page article on Gettysburg Electronics and their 45 years of selling metal detectors in downtown Gettysburg. It describes the changes in technology from 1972 through 2017, where we went from tube type instruments with no ground balance or target ID, to the finest units we have today.

11 Don Hinks at Gettysburg Electronics would like the following issues of American Digger to complete a set:

  • Volume 1, Issue 1
  • Volume 1, Issue 5
  • Volume 4, Issue 1
  • Volume 5, Issue 3

12 We are no longer accepting dug coins in payment for merchandise in the store.

13 For 47 years, Don has dug Civil War artifacts in Gettysburg, Antietam, Harpers Ferry, Foxes Gap, Turner's Gap, Taneytown, etc. I have been rather reluctant in selling items from my personal collection. There are so many memories involved. Each artifact I dug since around 1970 was numbered and cataloged so that it maintained its history. Now, at 85 years old, I realize I can't take anything with me, so I have decided to part with a large part of my personal collection. I will be putting out for sale artifacts from Gettysburg, Antietam, and other areas I have hunted. If interested, stop by the shop.

14 I can get discouraged when it seems there is not enough time to list all the pre-owned detectors, as well as trying to figure out how to dispose of hundreds of accessories and repair parts that have accumulated over a 45 year period. For years, we have tried to stock about every accessory for every make, plus many parts for servicing a number of detectors. Detectorists will now have to send detectors back to the factory service center for something I could have repaired here. In addition, we have many old detectors we keep for parts. I hate to throw these all in a dumpster. How does someone get rid of 45 years of accumulation without resorting to a dumpster? Any ideas?

15 Attention all Rockhounds: Our grandson, Ben Hinks, has a rock and mineral shop at the rear of the store,called "Ben's Rock Shop". Stop in to see his semi-precious rocks and gems, geodes, fossils, meteorites, jewelry, etc., all at very reasonable prices! Currently, everything is 50% off, a great discount! Be sure to visit his website: Remember, you can't beat Ben's deals!