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Old 12-17-2012, 05:07 PM   #21 (permalink)
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You get multiple beeps with analog transceivers. You basically zero in on the strongest signal and go from there. It is confusing, but with practice it works fine. Multi beacon searches with a digital beacon is no walk in the park either.
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:11 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I stand by my statement. I've got tons of experience with both analog and digital beacons. I smoked a guide not that long ago who swore he was faster than me with his analog beacon. Wasn't even a fair contest.
And I Sir, stand by my statement and challenge you to a dual.
Just jump on the next filght to Switzerland (since we have much more snow than you do) and come prepaired to have your digital ass handed to you (in a gentlemanly fashioned manner of course).
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Man, if the snow falls off I may take you up on that offer. Splitboard will come in tow...
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:22 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Man, if the snow falls off I may take you up on that offer. Splitboard will come in tow...
Its so much steeper here than in CO. The snow is a bit heavier but you get to hit lines where you can barely see your next turn. The only bad thing is you need to know your line or need a guide and cant just follow your nose as your nose may lead you off an 800ft cliff. Other than that its pretty sick riding.
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:39 PM   #25 (permalink)
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You get multiple beeps with analog transceivers. You basically zero in on the strongest signal and go from there. It is confusing, but with practice it works fine. Multi beacon searches with a digital beacon is no walk in the park either.
Super easy with the Pieps(full LCD display not LED lights) shows multiple arrows and horizontal body symbols in different positions ie closer<>further) to tell you which one is closer.......no idea how it could possibly get any easier than that but then again I've never practiced anywhere but a beacon course or snowy football field with friends.

Honestly I pray I never to use it for single burial much less multiple burial.
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:06 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Oh I use the Pieps DSP I know how it works. Still the fact is it's a lot easier to find a single beacon than to find Multiple beacons. For the uninitiated it can be confusing. The multiple burial scenario is about the worst one out there.
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:04 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I just bought the Ortovox 3+ while on my last trip. Glad to see it mentioned favourably here.
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:15 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I read through this site before i purchased my mammut pulse, a bit pricey but when it comes to safety I try not to skimp on the price. Choosing an avalanche beacon - digital, analogue - BCA, Ortovox, Pieps | Backcountry and Avalanche Safety Gear | BackcountrySafety.com
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