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Tracer Electronics offers several models of cable and pipe locators. Depending on your specific need and application, we have a model that will fit your specific need and budget. We specialize in sales and support of industry leading professional utility locate systems, including Vivax-Metrotech, Fisher Labs, Sensors & Software and others. We repair most all major brands.
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Line Locators (Multiple Frequencies)
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vLocPro2
The vLocPro2 receiver is the next generation of ultra fast dual core processor technology designed by Vivax-Metrotech. The vLocPro2 series offers lightweight & ergonomic design, 70+ frequencies, 3.52" TFT Sharp color display, line directional compass, simultaneous peak and null locating (left/right arrows), manual & automatic gain, dual Li-Ion rechargeable & alkaline battery solution, bluetooth for GPS integration, signal direction (SD), built-in cable fault locating and much more. These features make the vLocPro2 the newest and best multifrequency platform in the industry. Multiple transmitter options are available, including 1-watt, 5-watt & 10-watt.
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vLoc-5000
The vLoc-5000 combine the technology introduced by the vLoc series 2 with features like Signal Select, Signal Direction, Distortion Alert and a built-in GPS receiver for logging time & date stamp or precise mapping. These features including Positive Line Identification provide users with the most accurate line marking the industry has ever seen. Every vLoc-5000 includes the new 10-watt-SIS transmitter.
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vLoc-9800
The vLoc-9800 receiver features left/right guidance, center line locating made popular by the Metrotech legacy designs. Every vLoc series 2 locator is powered by an ultra fast dual core processor technology designed by Vivax-Metrotech. The vLoc-9800 offers lightweight & ergonomic design, multiple locating frequencies, 3.52" TFT Sharp color display, left/right guidance & peak locating and dual Li-Ion rechargeable & alkaline battery solution. The vLoc series receiver has built-in cable fault locating, featuring one-pass fault-find. Every vLoc-9800 include a 5-watt transmitter with built-in fault-find modes and precise resistance measurement.
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VM-550
The New VM-550 dual cable & pipe locator provides 8kHz / 83kHz & 60Hz passive. It offers push-button depth in 8kHz. The VM-560 is the perfect "drop" locator for CATV & TELECOM users.
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VM-560
The New VM-560 dual low & high frequency locator provides 8kHz / 480kHz & 60Hz passive. It offers push-button depth in 8kHz. The VM-560 is the perfect companion locator for difficult tracer wire applications in the GAS industry and difficult street light locating in the POWER industry.
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TW-8800
The TW-8800 receiver is a multi-frequency system from Fisher Labs, utilizing peak & null antennas for left/right guidance and automatic gain control for user-friendly locating. Frequencies: 820Hz, 8.2kHz, 82kHz, Power/Radio. 7-watt transmitter output.
Line Locators (Single Frequency)
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VM-850
The VM-850 receiver is a single frequency (982kHz), left/right guidance, automatic gain control (AGC) system designed for long-distance cable & pipeline locating. 2-watt transmitter output.
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VM-810
The VM-810 receiver is single frequency (83kHz), left/right guidance, automatic gain control (AGC) system that replaces the legendary 810 in the locating industry for both performance and ease-of-use. The 83kHz is ideal for gas distribution, water pipe, and tracer wire applications.1-watt transmitter output.
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VM-480
The VM-480 "Split-Box" locator system provides single frequency (83kHz) locating with 60Hz passive power mode. The VM-480 is the newest split-box locator on the market. 125mW transmitter output.
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TW-82
The New TW-82 receiver is a single-frequency (82.175kHz) system from Fisher Labs, utilizing peak & null antennas for left/right guidance and automatic gain control for user-friendly locating. Up to 1-watt transmitter output.
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TW-6
The TW-6 "Split-Box" locator system provides single frequency (81.92kHz) locating.
EM Ball Marker & Line Locating
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vLocML2
The vLocML2 receiver is the next generation of marker locator featuring all the same features as the popular vLocPro2 with the addition of EM marker ball locating capabilities. The vLocML2 can simultaneously locate cable & markers, or be used as a stand-alone line locator or stand-alone marker ball locator. The vLocML2 is our most versatile locating system.
Fault & Line Locating
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vLocPro2
The vLocPro2 receiver has built-in cable fault locating, featuring one-pass fault-find and cable locating, saving time and money on the job site. Both 10-watt and 5-watt offer fault find modes. 5-watt transmitter combines built-in fault-find modes and precise resistance measurement. Optional A-Frame accessory needed.
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vLocML2
The vLocML2 receiver has built-in cable fault locating, featuring one-pass fault-find and cable locating, saving time and money on the job site. Both 10-watt and 5-watt offer fault find modes. 5-watt transmitter combines built-in fault-find modes and precise resistance measurement. Optional A-Frame accessory needed.
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vLoc-5000
Every vLoc-5000 has built-in cable fault locating, featuring one-pass fault-find. The vLoc-5000 simultaneously locates cable, locates fault, and provides depth of fault, all in one pass, saving time and money.
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vLoc-9800
The vLoc-9800 receiver has built-in cable fault locating, featuring one-pass fault-find and cable locating. Every vLoc-9800 include a 5-watt transmitter with built-in fault-find modes and precise resistance measurement. Optional A-Frame accessory needed.
GPR Carts
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LMX100
The LMX100 Locate & Mark GPR system is a ground penetrating system specifically designed for the cable & pipe locating professional. Optional ImageView software enables detailed image capture. The LMX100 is so easy-to-use that new users are locating utility lines within minutes. GPR technology is perfect for locating any unknown utilities, metallic or plastic, underground tanks, etc. (Antenna: 250MHz). The LMX100 is the industries most affordable GPR Cart.
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Utility SmartCart
The Utility SmartCart GPR system is designed for locate & marking (i.e. LMX100) and subsurface engineering data collection grids and mapping w/optional GPS receiver & EKKO software. The Utility SmartCart is the perfect choice for utility line locating and users who may need to perform detailed underground utility mapping. (Antenna: 250MHz).
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Noggin SmartCart
The Noggin SmartCart GPR system is our most fully featured GPR cart. The 250MHz antenna provides for locate & mark (i.e., LMX100) and mapping of subsurface utilities via grids (i.e. Utility SmartCart). The Noggin SmartCart also can be fitted with other antenna platforms for any GPS type of use. (Antenna: 250MHz) Other antenna include: 100MHz / 500MHz / 1000MHz.
(PCM) Pipe Current Mapper
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vLocDM2
The vLocDM2 is a new generation of pipe current defect mapper technology designed by Vivax-Metrotech. The vLocDM2 provides operators the ability to collect current attenuation data, GPS data, and display on screen a live graphical plot of results, providing users the ability to locate pipeline, locate coating defects and structural shorts, which can cause cathodic protection to become ineffective over time. The vLocDM2 features detachable magnetometer (boot), peak & proportional left/right locating, line direction indicator (compass), Li-Ion rechargeable battery, built-in GPS receiver, 150 watt output (transmitter), and much more.
(FLS) Fiber Locate System
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FLS
The FLS from Vivax-Metrotech is a rack mount main-frame transmitter system designed to be installed on high value fiber optic cables at the central office. When in use the locator technician need only to call the FLS from any location and instruct the FLS to turn on a unique locate signal that he then could use to locate the desired cable.
Rodders
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Duct Hunter Rodders
The Duct Hunter traceable rodder systems from Jameson can be pushed into non-locatable pipes and ducts and when used with pipe & cable locators, can be located the length of the rod. Rod diameters range from 3/16" to 7/16" and rod lengths range from 100' to 600' lengths.
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Gas Tracer System
The Gas Line Tracer System from Jameson is a 3/16" rodder designed to be pushed through pressurized natural gas service lines. Then the rod can be connected to a pipe & cable locator transmitter allowing technicians the ability to easily locate previously un-locatable gas services. Lengths from 100' to 325' are available.
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Water Tracer System
The Water Line Tracer System from Jameson is a 3/16" rodder designed to be pushed through pressurized or unpressurized plastic water service lines. Then the rod can be connected to a pipe & cable locator transmitter allowing technicians the ability to easily locate previously un-locatable water services. Lengths from 100' to 325' are available.
Sondes
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Sondes
We offer a full catalog of sondes. Sondes can be used with other camera systems lacking this feature, or on the end of rodders for locating non-metallic pipe. Available frequencies include: 512Hz, 9.82kHz, 33kHz, 83.1kHz.
Sonde Locators
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vLocCam2
The vLocCam2 is fully featured sonde locator. It offers many features found on the vLocPro2, e.g., a color display, Li-Ion rechargeable battery, automatic depth, line compass and much more.
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VM-540
The VM-540 is our most affordable sonde locator. Perfect for anyone on a tight budget. While features and pricing are minimal, performance is excellent.
Acoustical Locating
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RSP-3
The RSP-3 from Vivax-Metrotech is an impulse generator that applies an acoustical noise to a pipe and allows for users with an HL 5000 to locate these pipes. This unique method can be used on active pipes without interrupting service to customers.

An HL 5000 is required to use.
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Utility Locators and GPR Carts
About Us
Tracer Electronics LLC is a professional sales, repair, and training provider for the underground utility protection industry. Tracer endorses only the best pipe and cable locating and water leak detection equipment available in the market place today. We are authorized distributors for several major brands of professional locating equipment, water leak detection equipment and video pipe inspection equipment. Tracer also operates one of the largest locator repair and calibration centers in the Americas.