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8890 Marker Locator

The 8890 six frequency passive electronic utility marker locator to locate the all the six major utilities— power, water, sewer, gas, telco, and CATV — with one easy to operate unit.  

The utility marker detects and isolates the highest reading during the scan and provide the frequency and utility.  

The ergonomically designed and balanced 8890 receiver provides audible peak tones as the user nears a utility marker. The backlit digital display provides both relative and actual signal strength as well as the detected marker frequency. The highly sensitive antenna wheel conveniently folds under for compact storage in the included carry case.

Ideal for use by contractors:

  •  Power distribution co’s
  • Gas locating crews
  • CATV service crews
  • Water departments
  • Sanitation districts
  • Telephone companies
  • DOTs
  • Railroads
  • Municipalities



Product Specification

  • Operating Frequency: 169.8 kHz (power), 145.7 kHz (water), 121.6 kHz (sewer), 101.4 kHz (telephone), 83.0 kHz (gas), 77.0 kHz (CATV)
  • Antenna Mode: Peak, pin-point peak, and null
  • Display Indicators: Backlit LCD bar graph, low battery, signal strength, mode indicators
  • Audio Indication: Variable pitch response
  • Power Source: Disposable: 6 “C” batteries
  • Battery Life: Continuous: 18 hours. 10 minute auto shut-off
  • Signal Strength: LCD bar graph, absolute signal strength readout
  • Gain Control: Toggle control for low, medium and high settings
  • Dynamic Range: 126 dB
  • Operating Temperature: -4º F to +133º F (-20º C to +55º C)
  • Size: 33” x 3.75" x 9.4” (84 cm x 9.5 cm x 24 cm)
  • Weight: 4 lbs 13 oz (2.2 kg)



  • 6 frequencies for locating passive electronic utility markers for Power, Telco, CATV, Water, Sewer, and Gas
  • 3 sensitivity settings for finding deeply buried markers
  • Scan feature highlights markers in the vicinity
  • Backlit digital display for low-light reading
  • Compact design folds for easy storage
  • Weather proof membrane buttons
  • 10 minute automatic shut off
  • Built in power cable detection function
  • Depth measurement feature for measuring depth to marker from surface

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