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Thread: Avy beacons
10-29-2008, 07:23 PM #1Registered User
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- Oct 2007
so i need a beacon for an AT trip im doing in march, and maybe some skiing in whistler at christmas. i have rented the BCA tracker before but really have no knowledge of any other beacons. what do you recomend?
10-29-2008, 07:29 PM #2
that you get your buddies to practice a lot...
the best beacon is the one that YOU can use well.
tracker will be fine.
[SPAM] or you can buy an ortovox F1 focus from me for $150 shipped [/SPAM]
10-29-2008, 08:02 PM #3
Buy one from mntlion and practice with it, otherwise you're essentially telling your buddies "hey, if I'm stuck come find me, but fuck all if I can find you quickly". Assuming you've got a probe and shovel already...
10-29-2008, 08:13 PM #4
I was playing around with the newest Ortovox last weekend. It seems like a pretty tight beacon. It was INCREDIBLY sensitive to digital devices though....
Just practice LOTS with whatever you get. This should go without saying but make sure you have the appropriate skills to travel in the bc so you don't need to test out the beacon! If you don't get a guide(s).
Last edited by schwerty; 10-29-2008 at 08:16 PM.
10-30-2008, 10:38 AM #5
All beacons currently on the market are good, but the one that works best is the one you know how to use. So buy one now and practice!!!
...and buying one from mntlion is a good thing to do. Support the collective.
I agree it is a constitutional right for Americans to be assholes...its just too bad that so many take the opportunity...iscariot
10-30-2008, 10:56 AM #6Registered User
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- Mar 2008
- northern BC
I think the tracker is supposed to be the easiest one to use with zero practise ,I heard about a sledder kid east of quesnel who found his buddy with no practice using a new tracker he had just got for x-mas
some beacon reviews for ya
10-30-2008, 10:58 AM #7
Falling off the wagon guys...
Seriously though, there are tons of beacon (transceiver) discussions on here.
http://beaconreviews.com/transceivers/Originally Posted by basinbeater
10-30-2008, 12:18 PM #8