Survey Measurements

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RD7000+ locator models are capable of transmitting survey measurements to an external device running a compatible software application. When a measurement is taken, the RD7000+ locator will transmit the most relevant measurements take and info data, such as:

  • Log number
  • Current
  • Gain
  • Depth
  • Signal
  • Phase
  • Frequency
  • Marker type

These measurements, taken at specific points indicated by you, can be used to report and map all your findings.

If the locator is paired to Pocket PC (or PDA) with GPS, running a compatible application such as SurveyCERT, the locator will append position and time information to the data.

Saving Measurements

To send survey measurements, press the key.

To achieve accurate results the locator must be kept as still as possible during the saving process.

If Bluetooth is switched on and the Bluetooth survey measurements transmission are active the locator will attempt to send the saved measurement to a paired PDA running SurveyCERT, or a compatible application.

If your PDA is out of reach, or if its Bluetooth features are disabled, the locator will display an error code. To avoid these errors disable the Bluetooth survey measurements transmission or ensure that your PDA is within range and correctly paired.

NOTE: A flashing depth and/or current reading display means that the measurement is poor and should be taken again. Poor readings may be caused by nearby conductors or sources of electromagnetic interference.


Survey measurements can be transferred wirelessly to a compatible PDA running Radiodetection’s SurveyCERT app or a PDA compatible application.

The Radiodetection SurveyCERT PDA app can read and chart logged survey data for real-time or post survey analysis. It can also export KML files for interface with GIS/mapping systems.

NOTE: SurveyCERT is compatible with Bluetooth enabled PDAs running Windows Mobile 6.5 as its operating system.

To obtain SurveyCERT for PDA:

SurveyCERT for PDAs and its operation manual are available as a free download from the Radiodetection web Site: