The vLoc3-9800‘s patented Distance Sensitive Left/Right Guidance and audible tone guide you to the path of your buried utility. Current measurement and the compass line direction indicator confirms that you are on target. The versatile vLoc3-9800 receiver provides the correct frequencies needed for the telecom, power, CATV, gas, water, and sewer utilities 

The user-configurable vLoc3-9800 series contains two passive locate modes, fault-find mode, and a range of configurable frequencies from 98Hz to 200kHz. Visual and mechanical vibration alerts can be configured by the user providing warnings for shallow depth, overload, overhead cables, and excessive swinging. Plug-in-play options for the receiver include an optional Bluetooth module usable with external GPS devices and the plug-in vLoc3-MLA (marker locator adapter) to locate buried markers. 

Use the free VM-MAP smartphone application to create real-time maps with GPS data and data from the locator such as time, date, depth of cover, current on the line, and add custom comments to each entry. Data captured by external GPS devices via Bluetooth can be downloaded for further analysis, use with GIS systems or google maps.  

Key Features

  • Distance-sensitive Left / Right Guidance™ 
  • Fully-automatic gain control
  • Directional compass indicator 
  • Internal data logging 
  • Cloud-based data warehousing 
  • Optional Bluetooth connectivity 


vLoc3 Series Utility Locators Brochure VXMT Eng V1.1 1.03 MB Download
vLoc3-9800 Sales Sheet VXMT Eng V1.4 1.93 MB Download
vLoc3-9800 Technical Specifications VXMT Eng V1.4 376.60 KB Download
vLoc3-9800 User Handbook VXMT Eng V1.4 10.57 MB Download
VMMap iOS Setup and User Guide VXMT Eng V1.1 1.24 MB Download
MyLocator3-Setup_1.13 4.33 MB Download


MyLocator3 App

Manage a single or fleet of vLoc3 series utility locators with the free MyLocator3 app. Configure locators by turning on or off features, selecting which frequencies the user has access to and creating custom startup screens. When the locator is connected to a computer running the MyLocator3 software, the program will automatically search...

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VMMap App

When used with Bluetooth enabled Vivax-Metrotech receivers, the VMMap Utility Mapping app records data from the field which is instantly available online via the VMMap Cloud web portal or can be shared by using the email function in the app. Location data is obtained from the mobile phone, or an external GPS device of...

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