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Racer 2 Tracking question
Posted by: Indotguy
Date: April 07, 2017 04:28PM
I've read the manual and scanned the forums but I can't seem to find out WHY Tracking GB is not recommended for use in the discrimination modes? I don't have a problem with doing auto or manual GB but I'm just curious why Tracking is only recommended for All Metal.

Re: Racer 2 Tracking question
Posted by: Daniel,SR
Date: April 07, 2017 11:12PM
good question

Re: Racer 2 Tracking question
Posted by: Stoof-tabsallday
Date: April 08, 2017 10:42AM
I think it's because tracking in disc will balance out targets if you sweep over multiple times. Or at least skew it the more you sweep the target.
Manual for my relic says the same thing.
I have used it in disc mode and did find that when I set the machine down for a dig, it goes nuts trying to rebalance itself.
But personally I don't know.
Maybe post a new thread and put dilek in the beginning of the name and she will be along soon with an answer.

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Indotguy, here's the link to my answer as you asked elswhere as well.
Posted by: Monte
Date: April 08, 2017 01:44PM
Use of Tracking in All Metal mode ONLY

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Re: Indotguy, here's the link to my answer as you asked elswhere as well.
Posted by: Indotguy
Date: April 08, 2017 03:31PM
Thanks for the responses. What both of you say make sense and is pretty much what I suspected. It's not a big deal and I don't have a problem with pumping a coil every now and again.
On a separate note, took my new R 2 out today for its maiden voyage and was very impressed. Light weight, excellent screen visibility, and the Tone Break, Audio Tone and Iron Audio features are awesome! I've always tended to use discrimination to its fullest on my detectors but with the Racer I found myself running almost wide open with only three bars of iron notched out. Visited a couple sites I've hit many times before and ended the day with a nice haul of clad dimes and quarters. I can't wait to go out again! (Oh yea, I forgot to mention those wireless headphones! AWESOME!!!)


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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/08/2017 03:33PM by Indotguy.

Re: Racer 2 Tracking question
Posted by: Cal_Cobra
Date: April 15, 2017 11:53PM
I've always been told that it can track to the iron, but, personally I've not found that to be the case.

I used tracking quite a bit with my Red Racer and it worked great at the sites I detect. I haven't used it on my Racer2, but to be honest, it's so easy to GB, auto-tracking isn't really a big deal IMHO.


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