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Makro Racer 2 problems
« on: March 05, 2017, 00:08 »
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
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2017, 09:02 »
From user manual.
2) If the ground mineralization is too low, automatic ground balance may fail to work in other modes except for the Beach mode. Try manual ground balance in such a case.

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Re: Makro Racer 2 problems
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2017, 23:54 »
From user manual.
2) If the ground mineralization is too low, automatic ground balance may fail to work in other modes except for the Beach mode. Try manual ground balance in such a case.
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
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2017, 23:55 »
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
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2017, 09:36 »
Contact the dealer where it was purchased.
Make a short video when trying to GB in different modes and send copy to Nokta.

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Re: Makro Racer 2 problems
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2017, 20:49 »
Contact the dealer where it was purchased.
Make a short video when trying to GB in different modes and send copy to Nokta.
Thanks Ivan for your helpful advice , but have you had any issues with your racer 2? And what state are you in Australia? And did you use your R2 on the beach also? Thanks


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Re: Makro Racer 2 problems
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2017, 22:30 »
I've used : Makro Red Racers.....Racer2....Gold Racer.....Nokta Fors Gold.....Fors Core.....and Au Gold Finder on our ocean beaches.

Any issues I had was taken care of by Nokta/Makro after contacting them with a picture or video and the nature of the issue.

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Re: Makro Racer 2 problems
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2017, 00:24 »
I've used : Makro Red Racers.....Racer2....Gold Racer.....Nokta Fors Gold.....Fors Core.....and Au Gold Finder on our ocean beaches.

Any issues I had was taken care of by Nokta/Makro after contacting them with a picture or video and the nature of the issue.

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That's great thanks Ivan !! I still can't find where profile info is ? I'm using a iPhone to communicate with you


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Re: Makro Racer 2 problems
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2017, 00:37 »
I've used : Makro Red Racers.....Racer2....Gold Racer.....Nokta Fors Gold.....Fors Core.....and Au Gold Finder on our ocean beaches.

Any issues I had was taken care of by Nokta/Makro after contacting them with a picture or video and the nature of the issue.

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I purchased the Makro Racer 2 off ,Nenad at Phasetech just waiting on a reply from Nenad I've explained the problem to him but think I should send a video of me having the problem with it as he still not sure after everything I've told him hmmm??!!


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Re: Makro Racer 2 problems
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2017, 07:56 »
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Re: Makro Racer 2 problems
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2017, 11:11 »
Make a short video with your iPhone on how you GB the Racer2 and plant it here, it might be easier to help sort out where the hurdle is and it will be free of charge.

I have in the past invited people that was interested in a particular brand/model detector to come try one of mine first hand, many over the years did but then somebody on this forum expressed their view on the matter as being a joke, so I don't make an open invitation on the forum anymore. 

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Re: Makro Racer 2 problems
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2017, 22:09 »
Make a short video with your iPhone on how you GB the Racer2 and plant it here, it might be easier to help sort out where the hurdle is and it will be free of charge.

I have in the past invited people that was interested in a particular brand/model detector to come try one of mine first hand, many over the years did but then somebody on this forum expressed their view on the matter as being a joke, so I don't make an open invitation on the forum anymore.
Thanks for the helpful information Ivan , I will make a short video of me trying to ground balance and post it here when I get time to go out again , thanks once again mate


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Re: Makro Racer 2 problems
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2017, 06:15 »
G'day fidzyman I have had a Makro racer for a couple of years and have always had trouble ground balancing on dry sand in 2 and 3 tone but I can usually get it eventually,try pumping the coil really fast from about 6 inches for about 15 seconds ,or turn on and off again lift the coil about 2 foot from the sand and pump really slow and actually touch the sand one of these two methods usually work for me 
Hope this helps Cheers  Jockaroo
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Re: Makro Racer 2 problems
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2017, 22:31 »
Sometimes my Racer 2 will GB straight off the bat on the beach, other times it can be a little more of a challenge.  Though when it does obtain a GB, it is probably one of the most stable VLF's I have used on wet sand and even in the water. 
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