Avalanche transceivers


Avalanche transceivers

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Robinp posted Oct-2003

Does anyone know of a good make of avalanche transceiver to get? Also does anyone have any real experience with them, which models work best in real conditions etc?

Cheers in advance,


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posted Oct-2003

Yeah, Ortovox M2 is one of the most highly recommended. Thankfully I haven't had to use it for real but it's a nicely designed bit of kit. Comes on automatically (in transmit) when you clip it on, and is easy to switch to search when you un-clip.

You will need to practice with it though (like all of them) to ensure you can use it quickly if need be. Working out exactly what the display is telling you is something to learn but once grasped it's all quite obvious.

It comes with a manual giving basic advice for searching, etc. though I'd recommend reading up elsewhere about this (like the articles on pistehors.com referenced from here, for example).

Facewest do a range of transceivers, including the M2 so you can compare prices.

The only possible disadvantage of the M2, compared with some others, is the more technical nature but some say that gives it an edge in precision of searching - but you will have to practice!

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