Originally Posted by 1idejim
i have a 521 and what i'll call a pro 650, a tr4110 catv, a dynatel 573 dl / frame, fisher split box and an old metrotech something or other, i also have a magnawand, the TDR and tons of stuff from the aqua to the magna you might say.
i'm not sure what what freq. the 810 operates at but it isn't high enough to identify the solenoid alone. the protech and tempo valve locators work at 1,748,000 cycles per second/1748khz.
if a guy's looking to find cable drops lets say, a single freq locator, something cheap is ok, you're doing your own digging anyway.
if you're locating all utilities as a private locator, you have to have versitility and the more frequencies you have available to you the better.
pete you mentioned that you might like to do some montana locating, if you can get a lead and accepted they'll train and equip you.
you can see the locating equip i have on my cp picture albums
i'm hanging out to move cows right now, the sales supposed to be a good one tomorrow
I use a 521 but I want to upgrade to a pro 700 or a new 521 because the reciver is longer and can be probed in to bushes and such. I also have a Goldak split box that I use for utilities and it has a nice feature, it will induce the signal just by placing the transmiter over or next what ever you are tracing. Its not as strong a signal when inducing but if you can't clamp on its great. I also have a progressive tone generator and amplifier which is great for IDing a single conductor in a bundle, it will also work with the 521. I am self tought with all of these tools so I am sure I am not using them to there full potential I wish I could take some kind of course.
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