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Old 01-06-2009, 04:17 PM
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Our group is looking for beacons I have found the tracker or the pieps beacons is there any difference other than $150 and I know I should not be worried about how much they cost but a little bit helps, or is there another beacon that is reasonably priced that would be a better way to go?? And can most beacons be mixed brands and still be used together??
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Old 01-06-2009, 05:38 PM
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To answer your question. As long as it has a 457 frequency it is compatible with other beacons. You won't go wrong with either beacon. I have used both and they both work great. As far as ease of use I'd go with the Tracker, I most avy experts would probably agree with me. I would look for something with a long range and easy to use. You might look at the Ortrovox patroller model also. Good luck
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Old 01-06-2009, 05:40 PM
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Got the Pieps, love them.

Check this site out for some light reading and comparisons of beacons: Clicky
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both are very good and easy to use, my wife and i both use the peips dsp and my freinds use the tracker.
compatable...yes as said before as long as it uses the 457MHZ freq. analog or digital makes no diff. the peips came with a nice dvd as a nice intro to understanding the concepts of how it works and how it is to be used ,,,, but unless you use it and practice it may not do much good...
it can be kinda fun for a group to play hide and seek with a becon, makes for good practice!!!!
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Old 01-07-2009, 12:53 AM
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^ 457 KHz.

457 MHz puts you in land-mobile service.

Personally I prefer a Tracker.... stupid-easy to use.

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Old 01-07-2009, 01:06 AM
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+1 for the Tracker, have it, love it, hope I never need it.
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i love my pieps! easy to use and has multi burial feature! awesome unit!!!!
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You may also like to check out the Ortovox S1. My wife bought one for me this fall and I love it. Extremely easy to use, be it single or multiple burials. I also have an S.O.S. beacon that I took my avalanche training with and feel very proficient using. However, it does not come close to the ease of use and the speed at which you can locate a victim with the S1. Rather than relying on a flashing row of L.E.D.'s, it actually shows you the victims on a screen (up to 4 at a time) and tells you how many meters you are away from each victim. Unless you're a complete idiot, the S1 will pretty much take you by the hand and lead you to the victim, It has one feature that I really like now, but didn't think about until the terrible tragedy near Fernie. If it does not detect movement for 90 seconds, it automatically switches back from "receive" to "transmit". So if you are searching for burial victims and a second slide hits you, the S1 will switch back and start transmitting so other rescuers can have a chance of locating you.
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Seems to me when I read up on them the Pieps had a slight edge on the rest. I think its a bit more money tho.
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