Originally Posted by bcg
Jim, I'll be interested to hear how you fare with the GFL3000. I have one and really haven't had a lot of success with it. I don't know if I'm doing it wrong or if it's got some fault in it.
I set up a direct fault using 18 ga wire tonite.
I measured short to earth of the wire 1881
The general earth conductivity was 900
The conductivity at the ground stake was 099 / 082 modified
Condvctivity at the fault was 585
All measurements were taken with a DMM set at 2000kohms.
Basically the ground conditions were what i would be seeing in jvne/july in my area.
With the transmitter set on low, receiver sensitivity at 12 o'clock i had detectable kick 30 ft from the fault in any direction and good kick at 6 o'clock.
I wet the return path and the response increased at lower sensitivity levels.
I noticed the fault directional change is about 4 in inside the frame. Don't know if this helps or not.
Give me a few weeks and i can prolly tell you more.
I miss the Dynatel, i have been spoilt. LCD, current strength, resistance and continuity readings for return paths. Aw what a machine she was.
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