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  1. MarkP's Avatar
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    There is a big reason that we all use different frequencies. Think of it like a radio station and a radio in your car. If you are on the same station I.E. frequency, then you will catch the same station. So if you are hooked up to a gas line down the road on 8K and another locator is hooked up to the phone line down the road on 8K then you will pick up both the gas line and the phone line I.E., listening to the same radio station. Most companies use different brands of locating equipment to prevent this problem. That is why a Subsite on 8K isn't the same 8K as an R.D. I appreciate anyone asking the right questions....Good luck don't let it beat you!!!
    As far as what frequencies to use, you would have to let me know what type of equipment you have. They are somewhat different.
  2. Cuda's Avatar
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    Just start out low and work your way up in steps if needed. The state or area you work in can play a big part of what freq you use compared to somebody else. For me in the sand I am in I use 32k a lot, when I move into a place with clay I use 8k and lower. But sometimes I need to jump a joint then I start going up up up. You will learn based on where you are what works best for you.
    Updated April 9th, 2018 at 11:52 PM by Cuda
  3. locatorforlife's Avatar
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    When you are taught in class, you are taught to use the lowest frequencies possible to perform a locate due to accuracy and reduce the bleed over or bleed off onto another facility. After a little bit of experience you will be able to understand when, why and how to use the higher frequencies, until then if you have a problem with a locate always contact your supervisor, be safe and good luck with your career.
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