RD8100 - System Overview

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RD8100 Locator

Locator features

  1. Keypad
  2. LCD with auto back-light

  3. Speaker

  4. Battery compartment

  5. Optional Lithium-Ion battery pack

  6. Accessory connector

  7. Headphone connector

  8. Bluetooth module antenna
  9. USB connector (inside the battery compartment)

Locator keypad function

10. Power key : Switches the unit on and off. Opens the locator menu

11. Frequency key : Selects frequency. Closes sub-menu.

12. Up and down arrows : Adjusts the locator signal gain. Scrolls through the menu options.

13. Antenna key : toggles Peak, Peak+, Null, Broad Peak and Guidance modes. Opens a sub-menu.

14. Survey key : Saves survey measurements

15. Transmitter key : Sends iLOC commands to Bluetooth transmitters.


RD8100 Locator keypad


Locator screen icons

16. Indicates the signal strength and Peak marker.

17. Signal strength: Numerical indication of signal strength.

18. Null / Proportional Guidance arrows: Indicates the location of the line relative to the locator.

19. Battery icon: Indicates the battery level

20. Gain and Log number: Displays the log number momentarily after a survey measurement is saved to memory.

21. Volume icon: Displays the volume level

22. Current direction arrows.

23. Radio Mode: Indicates when Radio Mode is active.

24. Power Mode: Indicates when Power Mode is active.

25. Accessory indicator: Indicates when an accessory is connected.

26. CD Mode icon: Indicates when Current Direction Mode is active.

27. A-Frame icon: Indicates when the A-Frame is connected.

28. Operating mode indicator.

29. Bluetooth icon: Indicates status of Bluetooth connection. Flashing icon means pairing is in progress. Solid icon indicates an established connection is active.

30. Antenna mode icon: Indicates antenna selection: Peak, Null, Peak+ and Guidance Mode.

31. Sonde icon: Indicates that the signal source is from a sonde.

32. Line icon: Indicates that the signal source is from a line.

33. Compass indicator: Shows the direction of the located cable relative to the locator.

34. Tx status (with Bluetooth Tx models): Transmitter communication status - confirms successful iLOC /communication.

35. Tx standby (with Bluetooth Tx models): Indicates that the transmitter is in Standby Mode.

36. Current/Depth indicator

37. GPS Status icon (GPS models only): One bar indicates that GPS is active. 3 bars indicates that the GPS has locked to the GPS satellite system.

38. GPS Signal quality icon (GPS models only): Indicates the quality of the signal being received.


RD8100 Locator Screen icons