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DigiTrak Falcon F5 Guidance System


The Solution

Falcon technology represents a significant advancement in helping crews overcome one of the biggest obstacles to completing their underground drilling projects: active interference. Falcon F5 provides crews with Falcon technology alongside all the advanced features of the classic F5 system, like DataLog, fluid pressure monitoring, and dual frequency bands.

The Problem

In today's competitive underground drilling landscape of deeper bores and more challenging jobsites, interference has emerged as one of the primary obstacles to completing HDD installations on time. Interference varies from jobsite to jobsite, at different points within the same jobsite, and even with time of day. After extensive research and testing in some of the most challenging interference environments in the world, DCI concluded that selecting a transmitter frequency that sidesteps interference is far more effective at overcoming this obstacle than simply increasing power.

The Innovation

The Falcon approach involves dividing a wide range of frequencies into bands, then selecting the frequencies that are least susceptible to the interference in each band. Falcon F5 has nine bands that each use the best-performing of hundreds of frequencies between 4.5 and 45 khz. Optimize one band for best performance on the majority of the bore and the other for a high-interference segment. The system is easy to learn and simple to use every day. By following a few easy steps at the beginning of each pilot bore, you will be ready to drill within minutes.

Competing systems define success in terms of depth and data range. Falcon technology also provides tremendous range, but that isn't what makes Falcon great. DCI defines success as enabling crews to complete the largest number of jobs possible in the shortest periods of time. Falcon technology is designed around that principle.

The Falcon system comes standard with a receiver, remote display, batteries, and battery charger. The classic DigiTrak F5 locating system has earned a reputation as the premier guidance system in the industry. With the introduction of Falcon frequency optimization, the DigiTrak Falcon F5 is a more powerful locating system that addresses active interference using a single wideband transmitter, plus provides DataLog, fluid pressure, and easy toggle menu navigation. The Falcon F5 gives you the best frequencies and features to get the job done at every jobsite, every time.




  • Falcon frequency optimizer analyzes and overcomes active interference at different jobsites
  • One Falcon F5 wideband transmitter supports multiple frequencies from 4.5 to 45 kHz
  • Infrared pairing of receiver and transmitter
  • 0.1% precision pitch for completing critical grade bores
  • Max Mode noise filtering boosts fringe data and stabilizes depth readings
  • Increased power in a 15 in. transmitter for industry-best 100 ft. depth and 125 ft. data range
  • Supports DataLog, Log-While-Drilling, and Target Steering® features
  • Compatible with DigiTrak Aurora® touchscreen display
  • Fluid pressure transmitter
  • 24 transmitter roll positions



Product ID FF5
Receiving Frequencies 4.5 – 45 kHz
Telemetry Channels 4
Telemetry Range (Aurora) 1800 ft (550 m)
Telemetry Range (Falcon Compact Display, FCD) 1000 ft (305 m)
Depth Range 125 ft (38.1 m)
Data Range 150 ft (45.7 m)
Power Source DigiTrak lithium-ion battery pack
Battery Life 8 – 12 hrs
Controls Trigger and toggle switches
Graphic Display Full-color LCD
Audio Output Beeper
Operating Temperature Range -4 to 140° F (-20 to 60° C)
Accuracy ±5%
Voltage 14.4 VDC nominal
Current 390 mA max
Height x Width x Length 11 x 5.5 x 15 in. (27.9 x 14.0 x 38.1 cm)
Weight (with battery) 8.5 lb. (3.86 kg)
Remote Display Options

Falcon Compact Display (FCD)
Aurora 10.4" Touchscreen Display (AF10)
Aurora 8.4" Touchscreen Display (AF8)

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