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  1. #1
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    New avy beacon for 2021-22: BD Recon LT

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0D9FqAEJabM

    Or if instead of Swedish-accented English you prefer Polish-accented Polish:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sa_fXvysUiQ

    Overall, looks like a replacement for the Pieps Micro.
    And probably will have a Pieps-branded version too, although I have not yet been able to find any sneak previews of any Pieps version.
    For those stuck in the Northeast, check out the NE Rando Race Series and my avalanche course. (For other avalanche course providers anywhere, feel free to use any of my "homework" assignments for your own courses too.)

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    Thanks for sharing! I just had my first mishap with 1st gen. Pieps Micro this morning. The sensor that switches it to search and send was not allowing it to switch back into send mode even when it was put in my pocket. I had to cycle it thrice to get it to identify my partners beacon and go back to send mode. It's going to get looked over this evening to see if it can be replicated

    The off/send/search on the new BD one looks great with a sliding lock and notches in the dial to lock it in place. I'll be setting aside some funds for one next season.

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    If it doesn't come with the jacked Swede, I'm not buying it.
    No longer stuck.

    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Just an uneducated guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKIP IN7RO View Post
    Thanks for sharing! I just had my first mishap with 1st gen. Pieps Micro this morning. The sensor that switches it to search and send was not allowing it to switch back into send mode even when it was put in my pocket. I had to cycle it thrice to get it to identify my partners beacon and go back to send mode. It's going to get looked over this evening to see if it can be replicated

    The off/send/search on the new BD one looks great with a sliding lock and notches in the dial to lock it in place. I'll be setting aside some funds for one next season.
    I too found that sensor feature to be ... a little bit too clever?
    My review of the newer "Button" version is at the bottom here:
    https://skimo.co/pieps-micro-beacon-beacon

    This is also a worthy competitor:
    https://skimo.co/arva-evo5-beacon
    For those stuck in the Northeast, check out the NE Rando Race Series and my avalanche course. (For other avalanche course providers anywhere, feel free to use any of my "homework" assignments for your own courses too.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan S. View Post
    a little bit too clever?
    perfect way to describe the Micro

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