Avalanche Transceiver Reviews
If you plan on going mountaineering then you probably know that the risk of avalanches is all too real. Avalanches happen all of a sudden giving those trapped little time to react. There is no way to stop an avalanche. However, you can use something in case of an avalanche. This is in the form of an avalanche transceiver. An avalanche transceiver is simply a small device about the size of a phone that you carry when in snow country. It works by simply sending out a pulsed signal that is in turn received by others in the form of a beeping tone. This is critical for tracking your location in case you find yourself struck by an avalanche. The transceiver emits the signal at a frequency of 457 kHz. In case you have not been struck by the avalanche you may change the transceiver from an emitter to a receiver to help you identify and reach those that have been struck by the avalanche. There are 2 types of avalanche transceivers; analogue and digital.