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Makro Racer 2 Problems
Posted by: Racer2Guy
Date: March 04, 2017 10:26AM
Hi guys I've got a Makro Racer 2 which is only a few weeks old and I'm having problems doing automatic ground balance on dry and wet beach sand it will just not balance even though the ground has no targets under coil ?? Anyone else having problems ground balancing there's ??

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Re: Makro Racer 2 Problems
Posted by: staffydog33
Date: March 04, 2017 11:24AM
Mine does it sometimes, but usually lasts 5 minutes max where it refuses to ground balance, then suddenly it works perfect for months on end, then another 5 minute of weirdness....ut it's so very rare it happens, don't really bother me.

Sometimes it won't ground balance if I lift the detector perfectly vertically, if yuh know what i measn, but if i just quickly and rapidly raise the coil only whuile pushing trigger forward, it balances super fast.

Matt

Re: Makro Racer 2 Problems
Posted by: Racer2Guy
Date: March 04, 2017 11:29AM
Cheers Matt !! So is this ground balancing in beach mode? And what is your ground balance reading at? Cheers

Re: Makro Racer 2 Problems
Posted by: EtracTom-AdirondacksNY
Date: March 04, 2017 12:23PM
Beach sand usually has a very low reading and sometimes you need to set it at 20 or lower or start at like 30 and try to ground balance the bobbing way.
Run the detector for a while and see what the ground reading is on the face of the detector. It could be extremely low like 10.
Up here my soil is highly mineralized and most of the detectors I have it's running at high 80's all the time on all of them.

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Re: Makro Racer 2 Problems
Posted by: Tom Slick
Date: March 04, 2017 03:07PM
Dry beach sand use two or three tone (I prefer three). On the wet (saltwater) sand then use Beach mode. Beach mode on the dry sand and two or three tone on the wet doesn't work well. On fresh water beaches both wet and dry sand, Beach mode is not needed.



Arizona
42 years detecting, ex White's dealer.
Current Detectors:
Nokta Impact
Makro Racer 2
Makro Gold Racer
White's DFX x 3
Tesoro Tiger Shark
Minelab Sovereign GT
Fisher F19

Re: Makro Racer 2 Problems
Posted by: Racer2Guy
Date: March 04, 2017 09:26PM
The main problem I'm having is it won't high beep (ground balance) in beach mode or any mode for that matter
Even if I lower the sensitivity and this is on all soils but mainly dry and wet beach sand , I've even done a full
Reset of machine ?? Hmmm I'm totally confused my ground balance reading in top right hand corner of display
Doesn't move of 90 ?? Is there something wrong with my coil ? Or system box ?? Anyone have any ideas ?
Cheers...

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Re: Makro Racer 2 Problems
Posted by: Stoof-tabsallday
Date: March 06, 2017 12:06AM
This is gonna sound dumb, but are you pushing the toggle forward? Forward is to ground balance, back towards you is for pinpoint. I got confused when I first got mine because I was used to the relic which has two buttons one for GB on for pinpoint.
I was pulling the r2 trigger to pinpoint instead of pushing it to GB it.
I know it sounds dumb to ask but gotta start somewhere
And 90 is the setting it starts up on.

And just for posterity I'll also ask if you're holding the trigger forward until you hear the beeps?

Also turn ground tracking off unless you're hunting in the gen all metal mode.

Beach mode I believe is the only mode that allows the detector to GB below 40. Other modes only allow it to go down to 40.



Stefan (Michigan)

Nokta Fors Relic 7x11", 5.5x10"DD, 5", 5.5x10 Concentric


Makro Racer 2 - 7x11", 5.5x10", 5" DD


:tesoro: Mojave
:tesoro: Deleon - Troy shadow super 7",
:tesoro: Compadre 8
:tesoro: Compadre 5.75
:tesoro: Bandido II Micromax
:tesoro: Outlaw
:tesoro: Cibola- GB/all metal toggle mod
:tesoro: Vaquero
:tesoro: Cutlass Micromax 8

Lots of coils

*Not listed in any special order*

Tools:
Garrett carrot, lesche shovel, Killer B Wasps, my bare hands



Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 03/06/2017 12:16AM by Stoof-tabsallday.

Re: Makro Racer 2 Problems
Posted by: Racer2Guy
Date: March 06, 2017 12:16AM
Hi yes when ground balancing always push trigger forward and hold while pumping until hear beep but just not
Getting beep an the ground phase stays on 90 and also my tracking is off so still confused hmm??

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Re: Makro Racer 2 Problems
Posted by: Stoof-tabsallday
Date: March 06, 2017 12:17AM
Isat setting low too?
Also disconnect the coil and reconnect.
Any other coils you can try or just the standard pack 7x11?



Stefan (Michigan)

Nokta Fors Relic 7x11", 5.5x10"DD, 5", 5.5x10 Concentric


Makro Racer 2 - 7x11", 5.5x10", 5" DD


:tesoro: Mojave
:tesoro: Deleon - Troy shadow super 7",
:tesoro: Compadre 8
:tesoro: Compadre 5.75
:tesoro: Bandido II Micromax
:tesoro: Outlaw
:tesoro: Cibola- GB/all metal toggle mod
:tesoro: Vaquero
:tesoro: Cutlass Micromax 8

Lots of coils

*Not listed in any special order*

Tools:
Garrett carrot, lesche shovel, Killer B Wasps, my bare hands



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/06/2017 12:18AM by Stoof-tabsallday.

Re: Makro Racer 2 Problems
Posted by: Racer2Guy
Date: March 06, 2017 12:19AM
Yes also isat level is on 3 I think or factory settings as I reset the machine still confused thinking something
Is faulty??

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Re: Makro Racer 2 Problems
Posted by: Stoof-tabsallday
Date: March 06, 2017 12:19AM
Dilek@noktadetectors.com
Email her for advice



Stefan (Michigan)

Nokta Fors Relic 7x11", 5.5x10"DD, 5", 5.5x10 Concentric


Makro Racer 2 - 7x11", 5.5x10", 5" DD


:tesoro: Mojave
:tesoro: Deleon - Troy shadow super 7",
:tesoro: Compadre 8
:tesoro: Compadre 5.75
:tesoro: Bandido II Micromax
:tesoro: Outlaw
:tesoro: Cibola- GB/all metal toggle mod
:tesoro: Vaquero
:tesoro: Cutlass Micromax 8

Lots of coils

*Not listed in any special order*

Tools:
Garrett carrot, lesche shovel, Killer B Wasps, my bare hands

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Re: Makro Racer 2 Problems
Posted by: Stoof-tabsallday
Date: March 06, 2017 12:20AM
But Keith southern did a video about turning isat down because off odd mineralization bars being high so just an idea



Stefan (Michigan)

Nokta Fors Relic 7x11", 5.5x10"DD, 5", 5.5x10 Concentric


Makro Racer 2 - 7x11", 5.5x10", 5" DD


:tesoro: Mojave
:tesoro: Deleon - Troy shadow super 7",
:tesoro: Compadre 8
:tesoro: Compadre 5.75
:tesoro: Bandido II Micromax
:tesoro: Outlaw
:tesoro: Cibola- GB/all metal toggle mod
:tesoro: Vaquero
:tesoro: Cutlass Micromax 8

Lots of coils

*Not listed in any special order*

Tools:
Garrett carrot, lesche shovel, Killer B Wasps, my bare hands

Re: Makro Racer 2 Problems
Posted by: Racer2Guy
Date: March 06, 2017 12:21AM
Excellent thankyou so much for your help as it's an awesome detector and I've had like 12 or more and don't think I wanna part with
This one if I can get this problem sorted it's a keeper

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Re: Makro Racer 2 Problems
Posted by: Stoof-tabsallday
Date: March 06, 2017 12:23AM
As long as you've tried disconnecting and reconnecting the coil or changing coils if you can, changing batteries, taking off coil cover to ensure no stuff throwing it off....
All stuff she will ask.



Stefan (Michigan)

Nokta Fors Relic 7x11", 5.5x10"DD, 5", 5.5x10 Concentric


Makro Racer 2 - 7x11", 5.5x10", 5" DD


:tesoro: Mojave
:tesoro: Deleon - Troy shadow super 7",
:tesoro: Compadre 8
:tesoro: Compadre 5.75
:tesoro: Bandido II Micromax
:tesoro: Outlaw
:tesoro: Cibola- GB/all metal toggle mod
:tesoro: Vaquero
:tesoro: Cutlass Micromax 8

Lots of coils

*Not listed in any special order*

Tools:
Garrett carrot, lesche shovel, Killer B Wasps, my bare hands

Re: Makro Racer 2 Problems
Posted by: Racer2Guy
Date: March 06, 2017 12:25AM
Cheers mate ... I've watched heaps of YouTube vids on it but haven't seen the isat one yet hmmm will watch it shortly
I'm still also using the stock standard coil is there a better coil suited to it maybe??

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