DigiTrak Falcon F5 Transmitter

The DigiTrak Falcon® F5 transmitter support hundreds of frequencies between 4.5 and 45 kHz and the optimum frequency for each site can be chosen to avoid active interference. Currently offered in two lengths.
Product ID Label Color Model/Type
FT5p Purple BTP / 15" Wideband with fluid pressure
FT5Lp Purple BTPL / 19" Wideband with fluid pressure
FTR5s Black BTS / 8" rebar
FTR5p Black BTP / 15" rebar Wideband with fluid pressure
FTR5Lp Black BTPL / 19" rebar Wideband with fluid pressure

The DigiTrak Falcon F5 transmitter provides fluid pressure, pitch (0.1% pitch sensitivity), depth, and roll readings transmitted using a 24-position clock. The DigiTrak Falcon F5 transmitter is battery powered and enters sleep mode after 15 minutes of inactivity.


FT5 Transmitter

Product ID FT5p FT5Lp
Depth Range 100 ft
30.5 m
125 ft
38.1 m
Data Range 125 ft
38.1 m
150 ft
45.7 m
Frequencies 4.5 to 45 kHz 4.5 to 45 kHz
Battery Type
(hours awake/asleep)
2 C-cell alkaline (20/200), or
1 SuperCell (70/400)
1 SuperCell (40/300)
Maximum Temperature 220° F
104° C
220° F
104° C
Length x Diameter 15 x 1.25 in.
38.1 x 3.2 cm
19 x 1.25 in.
48.3 x 3.2 cm
Weight 1.7 lb
771 g
2.0 lb
907 g

FT5 Rebar Transmitter

Product ID FTR5s FTR5p FTR5Lp
Depth Range 25 ft
7.62 m
65 ft
19.8 m
80 ft
24.4 m
Data Range 30 ft
9.1 m
80 ft
24.4 m
100 ft
30.5 m
Frequencies .33 to 18 kHz .33 to 18 kHz .33 to 18 kHz
Battery Type
(hours awake/asleep)
123 3V Lithium (up to 12 hours) 2 C-cell alkaline (20/200), or
1 SuperCell (70/400)
1 SuperCell (40/300)
Maximum Temperature 180° F
82° C
220° F
104° C
220° F
104° C
Length x Diameter 8 x 1.0 in.
20.3 x 2.54 cm
15 x 1.25 in.
38.1 x 3.2 cm
19 x 1.25 in.
48.3 x 3.2 cm
Weight 0.5 lb
240 g
1.7 lb
771 g
2.0 lb
907 g
Housing Requirements

DCI's FT5 wideband transmitter has the same design as earlier DigiTrak transmitter models and are compatible with existing drill housings that accommodate 15 in. (38.1 cm) DigiTrak transmitters.  The slots in the drill head must meet minimum length and width requirements and be correctly positioned. DCI’s transmitters require a minimum of three slots equally spaced around the circumference of the drill head for optimal signal emission and maximum battery life. Measure slot lengths on the inside of the drill head; slots must be at least 1.6 mm (1/16 in.) wide. DCI transmitters fit standard housings but may require a battery cap adapter in some cases. 

FT5™ Transmitter Diagram


A
Minimum

B
Maximum

C
 

Falcon 15" Wideband

9.0 in.*
22.5 cm*

1.0 in.*
2.5 cm*

15 in.
38.1 cm*

Falcon 19" Wideband

13.0 in.*
33.0 cm*

1.0 in.*
2.5 cm*

19 in.
48.3 cm*

* Ideal measurement. The standard DCI (A) slot length of 8.5 in (21.59 cm) and (B) distance of 2 in. (5.08 cm) remain acceptable.