April 6, 2020

Whether antennas are called peak, null, omni, or 3D, there are only two ways to read an electromagnetic field, vertically and horizontally. Ideally, to resolve the interference of parasitic capacitance and inductance (stray electric signal), these antennas should have...

April 6, 2020

A line locator is a simple tool to detect electromagnetic fields.  The receiver picks up an electrical induced charge when crossing through a moving electromagnetic field.  The current being generated within the receiver indicates the presence of a signal. The stronger...

June 4, 2018

Using acoustical locating for finding plastic water lines. Demonstrating the Radiodetection electronic transonde and FCS DXmic.

October 20, 2017


The Flame Pack 400 is Southern Cross' industry standard leak detection technology since 1974. The Flame Pack 400 is a sensitive, economical, proven flame ionization leak survey instrument. The instrument can both be used for walking surveys with applicati...

September 7, 2017

[mis-loh-keyt, mis-loh-keyt] 
verb (used with object), mislocated, mislocating.
1. to misplace.
2. to specify a wrong location for: to mislocate the source of the water.

Here is a video example of why Antennas & Frequencies make a difference in your locator....

July 28, 2017

  1. Read all available maps, as-built diagrams and identify all visible utilities on the street surface

  2. Determine the best method to apply the transmitter signal

  3. Verify the transmitter signal output

  4. Scan the area for lines carrying the transmitter signal


The introduction of the DIRT report in 2003 was a major turning point for the Damage Prevention industry. As each year has passed, and the data has become more accurate and complete, the report has allowed industry leaders and stakeholders to make informed decisions ab...

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