/ Avalanch Tranceiver
Used the mammut pulse for a week, it was truly excellent, easy to sue and very easy to locate people. It also had the best range out of all the devices we tried.
I've also used the Mammut Barryvox, and would agree that it's good in terms of easy of use etc. Eyewateringly expensive though!
Will I be travelling with someone else who has one so they can find me?
Will I be in a populated area where other people will have one?
If yes.....Then good.
If no.....Then why bother?
Thanks for that...
I got the element barryvox last year. I haven't used it in anger, but compared to the previous generation it is incredibly easy to use.
I believe that all the current 3 antenna digital beacons are pretty good.
So, I've been comparing the Mummut Pulse and Element based on the article hyperlinked above.
I understand the Pulse switches from send to recieve after a period of inactivity - so if you get hit whilst searching you can theoretically be found via your tranceiver. Where as, the Element switches for the same reason to recieve, but after a period whereby it hasn't recieved a signal.
Therefore, does this mean that if you get burried whilst recieving a signal/searching for someone (within 60m radius of victim) ie on top of soemone else, your reciever will never swicth to recieve, and therefore you are theoretically 'goosed'?
Help much appreciated.
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