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question about about the mx5 tracking system
Posted by: jimmy clark
Date: January 10, 2017 10:52PM
I watched a video from whites.in it the guy said you could loose a signal from a small target, because you cant turn off the ground tracking.whats up with this.my ext. 705 manural also said that it was best to turn off the tracking when you detect a target,for the same reason,except you cant turn off the tracking on the mx5.im thanking about doing some tradeing for a mx5, as a backup to my dfx.can someone that uses and mx5 tell me if this would be a problem ,and why wouldnt whites ad the ability to turn off the ground tracking, if this was a problem?

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Re: question about about the mx5 tracking system
Posted by: slingshot
Date: January 11, 2017 04:18PM
You just can't go blazin' fast with the sweep to allow time for ground adjustment. And when you switch to pinpoint, it's turned off and you're in an all metal mode. No problem for me.

Re: question about about the mx5 tracking system
Posted by: jimmy clark
Date: January 11, 2017 04:26PM
thanks for the info.i hunt with my dfx with the autotrack on all the time,mostly parks sport fields and such.for as I now,i haven't had any problems missing targets.thanks for the feed back slangshot.

Re: question about about the mx5 tracking system
Posted by: MattBullSummerville
Date: January 11, 2017 09:21PM
You can turn off the ground tracking, or lock it in point Pin Point Mode see page 11 of the owners manual. The difference between the MX5 and say the MXT is you can not lock it while in All Metal or Descrimination Mode. What the guy in the video is saying is if you continue to hold the coil over a target the MX5 will evenually null it out. This does not happen once you get a good tune and switch to Pin Point mode. If the detector did not lock in Pin Point, then Pin Point Mode would be worthless.
There have been a few locations where I have hunted in Pin Point Mode. I hope this explains how the MX5 works. Pick up a MX5 and I believe you are going to love how easy it is to use and the Suspend Mode while digging a target. Just tap the button, detector goes quite, dig your target, tap the button again and you are off and hunting again.



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Re: question about about the mx5 tracking system
Posted by: Hombre
Date: January 11, 2017 09:54PM
Page 15 in the manual explains how the MX5 tracks mineralized soil in the -93 to a high of -88 VDI range of numbers. Notice that the illustration of the tracking range is shaped like a protractor & the MX5 tracks at the bottom of the scale. In my mild soil... nails and small ferrous junk range in the minus -55 to -35 numbers. With My MX5 set up in the Coin mode...2 tone Audio... & Disc. wide open with all-metals accepted...this setting makes for a busy noise in your headphones. But it works extremely well around old structures with lots of old square nails in the ground...I love the high tones that are mixed with low tones. I have dug lots of nice coins and relics that were co located with nails.

EDIT: Just wanted to say that I use the 5.3 Eclipse coil exclusively, what a nice little coil it is !!!



" If in doubt, dig it out"

I use various analog detectors, knobs and switches rule.

Randy from south central Kansas



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Re: question about about the mx5 tracking system
Posted by: jimmy clark
Date: January 12, 2017 12:58PM
thanks all. slangshot, just wondering where your located in east texas.im in white oak.

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Re: question about about the mx5 tracking system
Posted by: slingshot
Date: January 12, 2017 04:08PM
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jimmy clark
thanks all. slangshot, just wondering where your located in east texas.im in white oak.
Dang! Marshall, Texas-but I lived in Longview a!most 20 years and White Oak one year. My nephews played football at White Oak and made two of me-each one! The Dairy Queen-at one time the largest in Texas- was a popular hangout. My brother lived on Suncamp Road. Small world!

Re: question about about the mx5 tracking system
Posted by: jimmy clark
Date: January 12, 2017 08:46PM
yes it is a small world.i was borned and raised in gilmer.i now live about one and a half miles from the dairy queen, just inside the whiteoak city limits.i belong to the east texas treasure hunters assoc.we meet at the American legion hut on A.L. drive. second Monday.now back to the mx5. I had my exttera 705 for sale a while this forum member contacted me today, was instered in buying it.well I told him I would have to wait, because another member had a mx5 he would trade for my minelab 705 main reason I would trade because my main detector is a dfx. and the coils I have would work on it. anyway the guy that wanted to buy the 705 came back and said he had owned two different mx5s and he had to ground balance everytime he pause for a few minutes also in his test garden, it would knock out some of his targets, another words the tracking would see them as ground.so now I'm up in the air about where to get one or not. but it does seem like people on the fourm likes them.maby he didn't know how to use the mx5,

Re: question about about the mx5 tracking system
Posted by: MattBullSummerville
Date: January 12, 2017 09:11PM
I've had the X-terra 705, and the MX5 at the same time. The X-terra 705 is a great detector, but far i am concerned the major advantages the X-terra had was a little lighter and the ability to change frequency if you wanted the buy different coils. In my area around Charleston SC the MX5 is deeper, better tones and better seperation. Still have the MX5, sold the X-terra 705 and purchased the MX Sport. Your area and hunting style may very.

Re: question about about the mx5 tracking system
Posted by: jimmy clark
Date: January 12, 2017 09:35PM
yes it is a small world.i was borned and raised in gilmer.i now live about one and a half miles from the dairy queen, just inside the whiteoak city limits.i belong to the east texas treasure hunters assoc.we meet at the American legion hut on A.L. drive. second Monday.now back to the mx5. I had my exttera 705 for sale a while this forum member contacted me today, was instered in buying it.well I told him I would have to wait, because another member had a mx5 he would trade for my minelab 705 main reason I would trade because my main detector is a dfx. and the coils I have would work on it. anyway the guy that wanted to buy the 705 came back and said he had owned two different mx5s and he had to ground balance everytime he pause for a few minutes also in his test garden, it would knock out some of his targets, another words the tracking would see them as ground.so now I'm up in the air about where to get one or not. but it does seem like people on the fourm likes them.maby he didn't know how to use the mx5, if ive double post just read one hi hi. I'm still in the first grade wit computors.

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Re: question about about the mx5 tracking system
Posted by: slingshot
Date: January 12, 2017 11:22PM
I sweep over the spot of my last recovery twice and then begin hunting again- best to recheck hole anyway-and this resets the g/b. Don't know about the targets being canceled out. I do know that whenever the ground drastically and suddenly changes in rare cases, I slow down the sweep to give the circuitry time and have picked up some targets in this rough scenario. It usually gives a little falsing when you hit an area like this. The tones really make my hunting easy as once I got used to them, the only time I looked at the screen was the nickel tone. Why? Well, if 18-20 it's usually a nickel- with an occasional nickel bouncing 20-22. If 22-26, it's likely a statab. Of course when I get serious in a likely area, I dig all solid hits in the tab/foil area- found some nice rings this way. Strangely, I got mine for the g/b and a little more depth and the tones and was surprised at some of the depths on coins. With all the features, I never saw any reason for notch, as I instantly knew the probable target by tones. And in one area I switched to 1 tone and the depth was unreal. I'm sure there are deeper machines, but this one amazes me for the price. My favorite tone is the mosquito-like high tone for silver-stops you in your tracks. Funny- doesn't sound that high without headphones, but with my Wally World $6 Koss headphones, it sounds really high. Finally, I hardly ever use the pinpoint function as I've been using detectors without it and the MX5 is so fast I can pinpoint it faster than using the function. Just love this detector!



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Re: question about about the mx5 tracking system
Posted by: jimmy clark
Date: January 13, 2017 12:37PM
That's good info. slangshot. ill probley go ahead and trade, and get one.like I said the coils from my dfx will work on the mx5. also the V.D.I. number system is the same.if you get a chance, come to our club meeting sometime .

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Re: question about about the mx5 tracking system
Posted by: slingshot
Date: January 13, 2017 02:28PM
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jimmy clark
That's good info. slangshot. ill probley go ahead and trade, and get one.like I said the coils from my dfx will work on the mx5. also the V.D.I. number system is the same.if you get a chance, come to our club meeting sometime .[/quote
Is the American Legion still on 80 across from that big bank between Long view and White Oak.


Re: question about about the mx5 tracking system
Posted by: jimmy clark
Date: January 13, 2017 09:29PM
the American Legion hut is on American legion drive, coming from marshall,the street is just before you get to alpine street on the left.a little over a half mile from Eastman road.

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Re: question about about the mx5 tracking system
Posted by: slingshot
Date: January 13, 2017 09:44PM
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jimmy clark
the American Legion hut is on American legion drive, coming from marshall,the street is just before you get to alpine street on the left.a little over a half mile from Eastman road.
Ha! The bingo hall! Thanks.

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