Oregon Tag | The Ring Finders

Lost Hearing Aid at the family farm is found and returned by Gerry McMullen

from Boise (Idaho, United States)
Contact: 208-345-8898

Certainly not the call I normally get.  But since I enjoy a challenge with metal detector and I know them well, lets see what happens.hear4

Think you are good with a metal detector? Try to find a Hearing Aid & you’ll soon find out most detectors won’t pick it up.
Tom was cleaning some brush & debris from the side of a barn, when he awoke a nest of wasps.  Swatting at them as they swarmed his head and back just made things worse, so he quickly abandoned the area and ran into the barn.  It was an hour later when he realized his hearing aid on one side was missing.


Realizing a metal detector expert would be a better option than purchasing another $800 hearing aid, Tom called and we discussed the details.

Luckily I was able to bring 3 detectors to the site and found out two of them did not work. I had to use Tom’s other hearing aid to tune the Fisher Gold Bug-2 in before I started.

Many beeps later, I was looking down at the gravel drive way as my detector gave a beeping response.
I called Tom over and told him to look down.  He still could not see it and I understood why.  As you view the photos, you’ll see how easy it was to miss (hardly no metal at all) and the same colored background.

I saved Tom $800 and I hope to save some future hunters knowing the right detector for the task.


The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service can locate your lost diamond engagement ring, gold wedding ring or band, hearing aide, favorite piece of sterling jewelry, antique family heirloom, or other important personal item.

I can search virtually any location on land and in the water, some of the most common areas of parks, volleyball courts, beaches, creeks, yards, gardens, and even underwater.
If you lost your RING or other precious item “Don’t Wait-Call Now!” 208-345-8898 and please leave a message if the answer machine comes on, as I am with a customer at the time.

My trip to Whites Electronics in Sweet Home OR.

from West Kelowna (British Columbia, Canada)
Contact: 1-250-859-4540

My son and I decided to take a trip down to Whites Electronics in Sweet Home Oregon to visit the birth place of my V3i.  About a 5 hour trip from Seattle due south and sunshine all the way.  We left at 6am hoping to get there by noon.  As we where driving down there from Seattle I wondered why they built 6 lane highways and over passes.  Coming back through the Seattle area around 6pm we hit traffic….hard!  Crawling through Seattle at 25km/hr, where is everyone going?  Besides that, it was a great trip and beautiful countryside.  Down at Whites Electronics I had the pleasure of meeting Mary Hudson.  Mary is the Customer Service manager there in Sweet Home.  She was very interested in hearing all about our organization and what we do.  While I was there, she had the tech guys in the back give my V3i a once over to check everything.  When I was handed back my MD, it had a brand new d2 coil, screen and button cover on the control, new clips and cable ties and new earfoam pads fro my headset.  Total cost of this royal service?  … nothing!  Mary felt that if we go and do the great stuff that we do in our ringfinders stories, we should have the best tuned and updated equipment that whites can provide.  Now that is what I call “Customer Service”.

Bellow are the links to the short vids I shot of the trip, enjoy.