By Dances With Doves
It seems most like FBS machines but a good V3i hunter could maybe make this machine shine for silver.I never had a V3i.
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Tom Dankowski is looking for input , in performance and design on the next Minelab Flagship detector.
Tom has input with Minelab.
Pop on over to Toms forum and read the thread, and post your ideas.
I started a post about 25 posts down on this thread, about new ideas for the new Equinox.
Not realizing they are looking for ideas.
Reading the post by Tom about being able to add target density into ID is awesome.
Who knows what else the engineers are working on.
Check it out !
Steve , I'm not trying to steer folks away from your awesome forum.
By Steve Herschbach
Back in May we were speculating on the filing of a new Minelab trademark for "MF5" and what kind of detector that might mean. Well, Minelab quietly added the MF5 mine detector to the lineup. What makes this interesting is the MF5 employs the fold up housing originally developed for the F3 Compact mine detector, and later used on the SDC 2300 gold nugget detector. The Minelab MF5 introduces a new coil that features a round transmit coil combined with a EMI canceling figure 8 receive coil. The coil measures 7.5" x 10.6".
Minelab MF5 metal detector
Even more interesting is the MF5 is employing some sort of multifrequency hybrid technology. No doubt the reality is hidden under a layer of advertising catch words:
"combining the advantages of Pulse Induction and Continuous Wave technologies"
"Simultaneous Multi-Frequency Digital Metal Detection"
"Four frequencies in the range 5 kHz to 75 kHz"
This means the MF5 has at least some level of discrimination available:
"DETECTION CAPABILITIES - The MF5 detects metal and conductive targets, including fine wires and carbon rods. It provides indications of ferrous and non-ferrous targets, carbon rods, and fine wires. The MF5 is able to detect targets in all types of soil, regardless of mineralized content, and can operate in environments of high electrical interference."
Minelab MF5 Official Information Page
MF5 Color Brochure
Minelab MF5 User Guide
MF5 TECH SPECIFICATIONS
Key Technologies: Simultaneous Multi-Frequency Digital Metal Detection
Coil: Transmit Coil: 269 x 191 mm (10.6" x 7.5") Monoloop | Receive Coil: Figure 8
Operating Frequencies: Four frequencies in the range 5 kHz to 75 kHz
Output Power: < -30dBm
Sensitivity: 1 to 5
Noise Cancel: Automatic, Operator initiated
Ground Balance: Automatic, Operator initiated, Settings retained after switch off
Target Identification: Ferrous / Non-Ferrous / Carbon Rods — Fine Wires
MF5 GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
Volume Control: 1 to 9
Collapsed Size: 400 x 99 x 194 mm (15.7" x 3.9" x 7.6")
Extended Size: 1615 x 191 x 237 mm (63.6" x 7.5" x 9.3")
Weight, Operational: 2.8 kg (6.2 lb) with rechargeable NiMH C cell batteries
Audio Output: Internal Speaker / MF5 Earset
Earset: MF5 Earset
Waterproof: Waterproof to 3 m / 10 ft (IP 68)
Software Upgradeable: Yes
Battery Compatibility: Rechargeable NiMH / Alkaline C cells
Battery Life: 10 hours with NiMH batteries