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Avalanche Beacons

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ARVA Axio Beacon ARVA Axio Beacon
The Axio Beacon is Arva's most advanced avalanche transceiver designed for avid backcountry skiers who strive for the safest gear available. Unlike most beacons, even those with three antennas, the Axio's three antennas work simultaneously to provide a faster, smarter route search. The third antenna folds out of the beacon's housing to maximize its reception, reduce wandering along curved flux lines, and improve multi-burial identifications.Going beyond its unique three-antenna design, the Axio also features marking functions for multiple victim situations. It will alert you when you're leaving the flux line, and need to make a sharp U-turn back to buried victims. There's a motion detector that will switch the beacon's search mode back to transmitting if you go still all the sudden, just in case you get stuck in a second avalanche while searching for victims. Arva also designed this beacon to minimize distortions from phones, heated gloves, and other electronics. The group check feature helps you check your partners' beacons at the trailhead before heading out to avalanche terrain.
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ARVA Neo Avalanche Beacon ARVA Neo Avalanche Beacon
Beacon features like effective multiple burial recognition and W-Link have gotten a lot of play recently, often overshadowing what might still be a transceiver's most important feature: range. With the 60m search bandwidth of the Neo Avalanche Beacon, Arva is putting the focus back on signal distance, without foregoing other seriously important beacon technologies.Having a beacon is no guarantee of backcountry safety and having an increased range doesn't change that. What range can do is save you some of the back-and-forth searching that comes with shorter-range beacons and large, spread-out debris fields, shaving valuable minutes off of search times and potentially saving lives. The Neo achieves its field-leading range by ensuring that two of its three antennas possess virtually equal receiving power, which ensures a stronger signal reception than traditional beacons, which rely primarily one one antenna to receive distant signals and only engage multiple antennas when you begin to zero in on your target.The Neo isn't a one-trick pony, either. Group check mode indicates if your partners' beacon is transmitting correctly, before heading out. It also has the ability to recognize and flag up to four burials, while indicating if there are more, and a U-turn alarm that indicates if you are moving away from a burial during a search. The Neo is prepared for secondary slides, too, as it has a timer that will automatically switch the beacon back to transmit mode after a given amount of time, ensuring that a searcher will not get buried and have a beacon that's stuck in search mode. It won't replace training and sound decision-making, but the Neo has the tools to help bail you out in a serious backcountry emergency.
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Backcountry Access BC Link Backcountry Access BC Link
As an experienced backcountry traveler, you know the importance of having a plan, being equipped with the proper gear, and staying in contact with your group at all times. Apart from changing conditions and gear malfunctions, one of biggest variables you'll encounter in the backcountry is group communication--help boost communication with the BCA BC Link Group Communication System. This lightweight microphone and radio/battery pack keeps the lines of communication open whether you're making an on-mountain change of course while backpacking, warning of an on-going slide when you're backcountry skiing, or coordinating search and rescue efforts in the event of an emergency.Designed to fit neatly with BCA's Stash series of packs, this 2-way radio will grab onto any ol' pack you have. Both units are designed to be water- and dust-resistant to deal with snow and storage. With 22 FRS and GMRS channels, and 121 sub-channels, you should have constant clarity when conveying critical information. Compatible with all standard FRS/GMRS radios, you'll be able to stay in touch with others not lucky enough to have this little number.The base unit can clip to your belt or pack, or you can stash it inside a pack pocket. The cord connecting the radio to the Smart Mic has an alligator clip to keep stray wires out of your way. Glove-friendly controls on the mic make it easy to share information without risking frostbitten fingertips. You get a 2. 5-mile line-of-sight range and up to 140 hours of battery life. The 3. 7-Volt lithium ion battery can be recharged, so you've no excuse for not being fully prepared for any excursion in the wilderness, be it snow-covered or summertime.
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Backcountry Access Tracker 2 Avalanche Beacon Backcountry Access Tracker 2 Avalanche Beacon
The Backcountry Access Tracker 2 subtracts weight and size, and adds real-time display and a third receiving antenna to the best-selling, dead-simple Tracker DTS. The third digital antenna increases accuracy and provides a strong buried signal in any orientation, while the real-time display eliminates lag time, allowing you to narrow your search zone quickly when seconds count. The Tracker 2's single search / transmit switch makes learning and teaching a snap, and it reduces confusion when you hit adrenaline overdrive.
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Ortovox S1+ Avalanche Scanner/Transceiver Ortovox S1+ Avalanche Scanner/Transceiver
Keeping your nerves in check and staying focused are essential when you're in an avalanche situation. So is having gear you can rely on, so count on the Ortovox S1+ Avalanche Scanner/Tranceiver during practice or real-life recoveries. This digital, triple-antenna beacon immediately scans the debris field, showing you how many victims were buried, their orientation in reference to you, and the distance to each signal. Should you be buried, the S1+ features Smart Antenna Technology which analyzes the position of the antennas and automatically switches to the best transmitting antenna, which boots range 43% more than other devices on the market (with the exception of Ortovix' 3+), no matter what search device your companion is using. Once switched on, this intuitively-designed beacon transmits, but when opened up it switches straight to search mode and automatically starts scanning so you can quickly make the best decisions with the best possible information. Its illuminated 360 real-time display gives you detailed instructions on what to do. Bearing lines, direction arrow, and distance information lead you along the fastest route to the strongest transmission signal. A fine search mode helps you find the right spot to probe with a clear circle and arrow display as well as the distance down to a tenth of a meter. Once you pinpoint one signal and make the rescue, mark it with the glove-friendly flag button and move onto the next victim without other signals clouding your search. Ortovox gave the S1+ rubberized housing to protect it against moisture and impact while a neoprene bag with elastic keeperstrap attaches the device securely to your body with a comfortable strap system. A backlight display allows for nighttime rescues while its updatable microprocessor keeps the S1 at the forefront of avalanche beacon technology. The S1 also has clear and optimized search acoustics for reliability and a Recco reflector that helps professional rescuers find victims burie...
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Pieps DSP Pro Ice Beacon Pieps DSP Pro Ice Beacon
Most triple antenna beacons are suitable for casual backcountry ski tours, but you'll want the best in the business if you're looking at serious mountaineering objectives like Denali, Teton, or multi-day, guided missions. When it comes to Pieps products, the DSP Pro Ice Beacon is undoubtedly the best option for all mountaineering pros who expect serious performance without compromise. Pieps tested this beacon to provide an exact signal ranging at a ridiculous 60-meter receiving range. That means guides and advanced mountaineers will have the best tools Pieps has to offer when the worst happens in high-altitude environments. Going beyond the performance of the actual beacon, Pieps integrated multiple functions into the Pro Ice for extra convenience on every adventure. There are extensive self-check modes to make sure your beacon is working properly at all times, and its group check is helpful for the start of any tour. The beacon automatically switches from search to send if the beacon remains motionless for a time, which is crucial if you're caught in an avalanche while searching for a buried victim. The automatic antenna-switch features means the beacon will switch antennas if the primary antenna experiences any faults due to external electronics or metal disturbances. Designed to keep things simple and efficient, the Pro Ice has a distance readout, a directional arrow, multiple-burial indicators, and a battery-life display, which provide all the necessary information without cluttering the screen. The Pro Ice is also compatible with the Pieps iProbe to reduce search time even further, particularly in a multiple-burial scenario. Available software updates keep your beacon up-to-date, and it will work with older beacons regardless of the software installed. With an exception to the DSP Pro, the DSP Pro Ice is the only beacon that has multiple frequency measurements so you can scan for more than just beacons; for example, you can scan for the dog-friend...
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Pieps Micro Beacon Pieps Micro Beacon
The Micro Beacon is Pieps' smallest, lightest, and most intuitive triple antenna beacon for backcountry touring; in fact, it might be the most compact avalanche beacon on the market. Just because it's the smallest doesn't mean it's the least safe; on the contrary, the Micro Beacon boasts a three antenna design with a moderate range of forty meters.Despite a small size, the Micro's display is as big as Pieps' other beacons for easy reading. Its extensive self check includes an auto-antenna switch that will automatically switch to another antenna if the transmitting antenna experiences a fault after group checks. The Micro Beacon also switches from search to send automatically if the beacon stops moving for a certain time, just in case you get buried while searching for victims.Unique to the Micro Beacon are the vibration and Bluetooth compatibility features. Bluetooth compatibility allows you to update, register, and check the beacon through various settings. The Micro Beacon vibrates in search mode at the initial detection so you can focus on the terrain instead of the display. Of course, all of these features are pretty useless without training, so take the essential courses before hitting the backcountry with this beacon.
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Pieps Micro Beacon Pieps Micro Beacon
The Micro Beacon is Pieps' smallest, lightest, and most intuitive triple antenna beacon for backcountry touring. Just because it's the smallest doesn't mean it's the least safe; in fact, the Micro Beacon boasts a three-antenna design with a moderate range of 40 meters. Despite a small size, the Micro's display is as big as Pieps' other beacons for easy reading. Its extensive self-check feature includes an auto-antenna switch that will automatically switch to another antenna if the transmitting antenna experiences a fault after group checks. The Micro Beacon also switches from search to send automatically if the beacon stops moving for a certain amount of time, in the event you get buried while searching for victims. Unique to the Micro Beacon are the vibration and Bluetooth compatibility features. Bluetooth compatibility allows you to update, register, and check the beacon through various settings. The Micro Beacon vibrates in search mode at the initial detection so you can focus on the terrain instead of the display. Of course, all of these features are pretty useless without training, so take the essential courses before hitting the backcountry with this beacon.
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