AML Series locators use modulated, ultra-high radio frequencies to locate underground objects, including nonmetallic material. The units will work in clay, wet soil, snow and standing water, the company says, to locate plastic, metal, wood, cable or pipe. The units use 2.45 GHz ground-penetrating UHF radio waves to locate objects with a straight edge, which creates a change in density from surrounding materials, the company says. This causes radio waves to refract and be detected by the locator. LED indicators provide a visual signal when an object has been located.