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New Transceiver for 21/21? Recs please

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philwig wrote:
If you're saying you actually understand why the old gear is less efficient, and yet you insist on using it, then that is certainly a different problem.


I actually layed out that there are advantages with the modern devices, but these don't play a considerable role in my sort of usage.
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Haggis_Trap wrote:
... Ortovox used to have nice (patented) system that "on / off" switch was integrated into harness. Means it's always on when wearing it..
I remember those on the F1, it seemed like a neat piece of design.

I've been using the Arva Evo 5 for a couple of days now and I like the form factor a lot - it's really designed for pocket not harness use.
There's an extra-cost harness if people want to stick with that.
I can't do an a:b comparison but it works as you'd expect for a modern device.
It uses about 5% battery per day, although I don't yet know if that rate is going to be stable yet.

The "confirm off" switch has a quirk which is that if you press and hold it silences the warning beep, but
continues to transmit. You have to only stab the confirm-off button momentarily to fully power it down.
I don't think that's a great design feature in that a third party could well have trouble turning it off.
But battery removal can be done with the fingers only.
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Idris wrote:
Barryvox - not the S unless you are Geek and will use it a lot - the standard one is simpler to use

On my ski patrol course last November/December, Barryvoxes were proved to be the longest range and equaly the easyiest to use - just let it do its work and don't rush.

I am well practiced, but on my pro exam, any time under 3min 20, for trancivers minimum depth 50cm is considered good enough for maximum points - I managed 1min50 the fastest of the day.
With the ammount of practice we did, I though everyone would get 10point - 60% didn't......slowest time was 7 min 20, still not terrible.


Just spotted this. Is that for a single transceiver?

Memory is getting hazy, but I think the standard for BASI3 and IML was to find a single transceiver (buried in a rucksack, hit it with a probe to stop the clock) within 2 minutes. For BASI4, standard was to find 2 transceivers, without turning the first one off, within 7 minutes. In both cases, starting from out-of-range, i.e. 100m or so away.
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Oh, had a chance today to compare the Evo 5 to the current Pieps Powder BT. I'm biased as I bought the Evo.

Range-wise the Evo seems similar to the Pieps. I could always detect what others were detecting, and in some cases I could detect signals they could not.
I like the "turn around" indicator which I encountered in one search, it's just one less thing to worry about.

The Evo is at least as quick as the Pieps. You're the limitation, not the device's processor.

I liked the ergonomics of the close-up search, from the fancy tone changes to the graphic. I'd guess all current
generation machines will be like that, but it's good anyway.

The "multiple burial" thing works as you'd expect.
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