What does a Transmitter do?

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A Transmitter is a radio frequency generator that produces a signal that, when applied to a target conductor that needs to be traced underground, can be located from the surface with a compatible Receiver.

One can think of a Transmitter as analogous to an AM/FM radio station. It generates a radio signal, that travels through the air, and then reaches a Receiver (your car radio) that transforms it into music/news/etc.

In a Pipe and Cable Locator, the transmitter’s signal travels along the metallic utility that we need to locate, and the receiver picks up that signal off the buried utility.

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