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DigiTrak Falcon F1 Guidance System


The DigiTrak Falcon F1 guidance system represents a significant advancement in helping crews overcome one of the biggest obstacles to completing their underground drilling projects: active interference. Falcon F1 provides crews with access to Falcon technology at an entry-level price, and can be upgraded to the multi-band Falcon F2® for deeper bores in tougher interference environments.

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 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 F1 uses a single band (Band 11) that encompasses frequencies identified as performing best on short and shallow bores. 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.




  • Falcon frequency optimizer analyzes and overcomes active interference at different jobsites
  • One Falcon F1 wideband transmitter supports a single band of frequencies from 9.0 to 13.5 kHz
  • Falcon F1 transmitters come in two lengths. Available in 8 and 15 inch lengths.
  • Infrared pairing of receiver and transmitter
  • 0.1% precision pitch for completing critical grade bores
  • Max Mode noise filtering boosts data range and stabilizes depth readings
  • Efficient power in a 15 inch transmitter for 50 feet depth/data range
  • Supports roll offset and remote steering features
  • Compatible with DigiTrak Aurora® touchscreen display
  • Easily upgrade to Falcon F2® to access all frequency bands for tougher bores.




Product ID FF1
Receiving Frequencies (upgradable) 9.0 – 13.5 kHz
Telemetry Channels 4
Telemetry Range (Aurora) 1800 ft (550 m)
Telemetry Range (Falcon Compact Display, FCD) 1000 ft (305 m)
Depth Range 50 ft (15 m)
Data Range, Max Mode 65 ft (20 m)
Power Source DigiTrak NiMH battery pack
Battery Life 5 – 7 hrs FF1; 12 – 24 hrs FCD
Controls Trigger switch
Graphic Display LCD
Audio Output Beeper
Operating Temperature Range -4 to 140° F (-20 to 60° C )
Accuracy ±5%
Voltage 14.4 VDC nominal
Current 300 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) 7.6 lb. (3.45 kg)
Remote Display Options

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



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