Model TS-8 HANDHELD “RADIO LOCATOR” PROBE
Model TS-8 Radio Locator Probe
For Use with 505 "Go-Fer" Locator & Model Mark V "Ranger Transmitter
- Easy to operate
- Unaffected by surface cover
- Light Weight
- Telescoping handle
- Rugged Construction
- Water resistant
- Depth locator "Bubble"
- Instrument with cable
- Instructions Manual
For use with the Detectron Model 505 "GO-FER" and Tinker & Rasor Model Mark V "Ranger".
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The ALL NEW TS-8 Probe allows faster, easier locating with greater accuracy and distance than ever before attained with other standard locators. The TS-8 Probe connects to the Detectron 505 “Go-Fer” Receiver input jack. Locating and depth determination are absolutely unsurpassed. The TS-8 Probe takes the back-bending work out of pipe and cable locating.
TS-8 Pipe Depth Determination: (See illustration below)
First locate the exact center of the pipe by crossing the line with the TS-8 Probe in the vertical position. A sharp “NULL” or (loss of signal) will be noted when you’re directly over the center of the pipe line. (A) Mark this location and then moving 90 degree from the pipe with the bubble centered in the 45 degree angle gauge and holding the probe tip close to the ground until another “NULL” (B) is detected. This will form an equilateral triangle with L1 equal to L2. This distance from “B” to “A” will be the depth of the buried pipe.
Connect the TS/8 Probe by inserting plug into receptacle labeled "Precision Depth Probe" located on panel of 505 "Go-Fer" Receiver. By plugging in the TS/8 Probe, the antenna of the 505 "Go-Fer" is automatically disconnected. Signals received by the sensing coil in the probe are amplified through the Receiver circuit.
Operation of the Pipe & Cable locator is the same when utilizing the TS/8 Probe as described in the 505 "Go-Fer" Operating Manual except in the "on-handle" operation.
When using the TS/8 Probe for pipe or cable locating, coil should be in line with handle. For determining depths, adjust coil to 45 degree angle.
1. FIELD TUNING
Your TS/8 Probe was adjusted at the factory for operation with typical Model 505 "Go-Fer" Locator. The TS/8 Probe should operate well with your 505 "Go-Fer" with NO further adjustment. However, due to slight differences in locators, some improvements may be possible by tuning a TS/8 Probe for use with a specific locator.
Remove the white nylon screw from the tip of the yellow search coil. A small screwdriver type slot adjustment will be noted at the bottom of this screw hole. This is the tuning adjustment capacitor. Connect the TS/8 Probe to Receiver. Turn on both the Receiver and the Transmitter. Transmitter should be in inductive mode and placed about 20 to 25 feet from the Receiver.
Adjust gain/sensitivity control for slight reading on the signal intensity meter. Turn the TS/8 Probe "Tuning Control" for maximum obtainable reading on the meter. Reduce gain/sensitivity control as necessary to keep meter indicator on scale during tuning operation. Replace nylon screw. Instrument is ready for use.
2. SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS
All instruments being returned for repair should be sent PREPAID to either address below:
Ship Via Courrier (UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc)
Tinker & Rasor
791 S. Waterman Ave.
San Bernardino, CA 92408
Include with shipment information the nature of the problem, purchase order, serial number
and return delivery address, phone and fax numbers. Immediate service is guaranteed!
- Tech Data
Used with Model 505 "Go-Fer" and Model Mark V "Ranger".
34" Length (863.5mm)
Operating Weight: 1.5 lbs. (0.68kg)
Shipping Weight: 3 lbs. (1.36kg)
Shipping Dimensions: 4' x 4" x 32" (101.6mm x 101.6mm x 812.8mm)
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Model TS-8 Probe