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  1. #1
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    psa: ortovox 3+ recall for software version 2.1

    https://mailchi.mp/4e1d34d99e9b/prec...1?e=79ab641432

    WHICH TRANSCEIVERS ARE AFFECTED?
    This precautionary recall applies exclusively to ORTOVOX 3+ avalanche transceivers running software version 2.1. – no matter what color

    3+ devices running the following software: 1.0, 1.1, 2.0, 2.2 and all other ORTOVOX avalanche transceivers (S1+, S1, ZOOM) are not affected.
    A salud, amor, y paz.

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    Fucking unbelievable that they cannot upgrade them in the US and need to be shipped to Ger.

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    PDA - I ended up trashing mine...used probably 35 times in 3 years.

    The silly off/on/battery door design failed to reliably make contact with the battery. Not good for use in a device that is supposed to go thru trama/impact.

    While essentially still like new, i couldn't trust that a slight jiggle of the end cap/switch during normal skin wouldn't break contact...i called but they seemed to not care about flaw. Offered a deal on same model but not interested

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    Quote Originally Posted by cycology1 View Post
    PDA - I ended up trashing mine...used probably 35 times in 3 years.

    The silly off/on/battery door design failed to reliably make contact with the battery. Not good for use in a device that is supposed to go thru trama/impact.

    While essentially still like new, i couldn't trust that a slight jiggle of the end cap/switch during normal skin wouldn't break contact...i called but they seemed to not care about flaw. Offered a deal on same model but not interested
    If you register your device online, the warranty goes to five years. FYI. I'm was on my 3rd s1, and they just sent me a new s1+.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cycology1 View Post
    PDA - I ended up trashing mine...used probably 35 times in 3 years.

    The silly off/on/battery door design failed to reliably make contact with the battery. Not good for use in a device that is supposed to go thru trama/impact.

    While essentially still like new, i couldn't trust that a slight jiggle of the end cap/switch during normal skin wouldn't break contact...i called but they seemed to not care about flaw. Offered a deal on same model but not interested
    Hmmm. I have well over 400 days on mine and the on/off switch still functions fine.

    I also wasn't aware that beacons are suppose to go through Trauma/impact. Learn something new everyday.

    Carry on.

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    Mine is affected and probably should send it in. I have to cross avy paths on the XC trails and snow bridges over the melt outs in the spring and I usually am solo. Does the glitch affect finding a buried me? Or me showing someone else where to dig?
    thnx Capt. Chuck Shunstrom

    A few people feel the rain. Most people just get wet.

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    Saw that. Just signed on to the program and downloaded the documents. The magic carpet is in a slide zone at Alpy.
    thnx Capt. Chuck Shunstrom

    A few people feel the rain. Most people just get wet.

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    Sent mine in on Monday via UPS. Anyone else get theirs back yet? How long was the turnaround?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bronco View Post
    Sent mine in on Monday via UPS. Anyone else get theirs back yet? How long was the turnaround?
    Mine was under 2 weeks door to door.
    Quote Originally Posted by Norseman View Post
    All ye punterz! Leave thine stupid heavy skis in the past, or at least in the resort category, for the age of lightweight pussy sticks is upon us! Behold! Keep up with the randocommandos on their carbon blades of shortness! Break thine tibias into spiral splinters with pintech extravagance!

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    Is it just me or does Ortovox have more recalls than everyone else combined?

    Maybe that is a measure of their willingness to recall over less critical issues than others? Or maybe the have more critical issues.
    Quote Originally Posted by blurred
    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

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