Northwest Marine Technology (NMT)

Model T - Wand Detector



NMT's T-Wand is a rugged Coded Wire Tag (CWT) detector for field use. It is fully waterproof, floats, and is stable in a wide range of temperatures. The T-Wand is a significant advance over the blue Handheld Wand, and we recommend the T-Wand for most field applications that require a portable CWT detector.

The detection range of the T-Wand is 5.5 cm for a standard length CWT, considerably more than the blue Handheld Wand (3.2 cm). Because of this, the T-Wand is quicker and easier to use than the blue Handheld Wand, fewer tags will be missed, and mouth wanding is not needed or feasible for large salmon. The T-Wand is rubbed against the suspected tag site, and indicates the presence of a CWT with a beep and lights.

  • The T-Wand weighs 1 pound 7 ounces (0.68 kg) and is just over 12 inches (30 cm) long.
  • The volume can be toggled between medium, off and high.
  • Three LED lights are highly visible, even in full sun.
  • Two AA batteries are inserted by unscrewing the handle end cap.
  • The T-Wand is balanced in the hand, making it comfortable for extended use.
  • A fabric belt holster is included.
  • T-Wand Spec Sheet

The T-Wand is made in Washington, USA. Each T-Wand is packed in a heavy-duty transit case with a fabric holster, wand standard, and instructions.

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