Ortovox 3+ Avalanche Beacon

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Get the gear needed for backcountry travel with the Ortovox Avalanche Rescue kit. It includes the Ortovox 3+ RECCO(R) avalanche transceiver, the Beast avalanche shovel and the 240 Light PFA probe.


The Ortovox 3+ is one of the best avalanche beacons on the market. A backcountry must-have, this Ortovox 3+ Avalanche Transceiver features three antennas with two that work together to achieve a consistent 40m range regardless of burial position. You get better found: The 3+ is a three-antenna device with a special extra function to first enhance your own safety. The intelligent position recognition system analyses the position of the antennas and automatically switches to the optimal transmitting antenna. There is no longer any such thing as the 'worst position'. You find faster: The circular display lets you focus on the essentials. The distance to and the relative position of a victim. Always align the device to the arrow. The solid arrow and the central distance value keep you going in the right direction. You find more exactly: The patented circular display shows you at a glance whether you are getting closer to the signal or moving away from it. With the precise distance value you can very effectively determine the distance to the buried victim and limit the area to be probed. You find more victims: The 3+ allows you to maintain an overview even with multiple burials. The number of victims is shown in the display. As soon as you have found the first one you can blend out their signal with the pin key. The victim is displayed as pinned and you can immediately continue with your search. Safety features: Smart antenna technology enhances your own safety. Signal separation with pinning function. Very easy operation due to: clear control elements, precise real time display with directional arrows and circular display. Rubberized housing for protection and ergonomics. Display lighting for night searches, switch-over in case of a follow-up avalanche, clear and optimized search acoustics, update-ability. Don't be caught in an emergency avalanche situation without a reliable avalanche beacon like an Ortovox avalanche transceiver. Receive function: digital. No. Of antennas: 3. Maximum range: up to 40 m. Search strip width: up to 40 m. Reliable signal analysis and pinning function: 3 and more. Transmission capacity: approx. 250h. Dimensions: 73 x 122 x 27 (mm). Weight (incl. battery and bag): approx. 210g. Automatic switchover in case of a secondary avalanche: 120 sec. Optimized power consumption: 1 Alkaline AA 1,5 V LR06. Precise self-test: transmitter, receiver, battery status and sensor test. Features: Online registration with additional information. Patented Smart-Antenna-Technology. Automatic location of the strongest transmission signal. Intuitive circular display of the refined location. Distance and direction display. Display backlight. Intuitive display of multiple victims. Intuitive search acoustics. Microprocessor control. High-quality rubber sleeve. Intuitive design. Comfortable bag with elastic strap for device. Hand loop. Electronic monitoring and update-compatible. Precise partner/group test; checks transmitter frequency, pulse duration and transmission period. Permanent monitoring of the transmitter in transmission mode. 3+ Smart Antenna: The 3+ has a position sensor, which can analyze the position of the device in the avalanche and switches to the best transmitting antenna. Worst coupling positions are thus eliminated. 3+ Fast Find: The presentation of the real-time display is limited to the essentials. It displays the distance and direction. Once you are in the refined search area, the displayed circle shows whether you are getting closer to the victim or moving away from him/her. Battery status and number of buried/marked victims appear small. 3+ Fine Search: In the refined search area, the patented circular display shows you whether you are getting closer to the victim or moving away from him/her in increments of 10 cm. The optimized, distinct search acoustics supports you in the search by pitch of the tone and volume. 3+ Easy Mark: The number of victims is shown in the display. With the "pin" key you can quickly and easily mark located victims and continue the search. 3+ Icon: Rubberized housing: Maximum protection against impacts. The 3+ is virtually indestructible. Ergonomics: The 3+ is ergonomically adapted to the anatomy of the human hand. Display lighting: The 3+ has a backlit display. So you can even train in the night or just go on a tour. Switchover in case of a follow-up avalanche: In the case of a follow-up avalanche, you are ready. After 120 seconds without movement, the 3+ switches over from search to transmit. Update capability: The 3+ is updateable and thus remains always at the cutting edge of technology. Updates done through the dealers. Available Color(s): Blue

- Tahoe Mountain Sports

Beacon, shovel, probe. Your dawn-patrol mantra. The holy trinity. However you think of it, Ortovox is looking out, helping to make your life easier and safer by offering all three backcountry essentials together in the 3+ Avalanche Rescue Package because, like stooges, they only really work when they're all together. The 3+ Avalanche Beacon, Beast Shovel, and 240 Light PFA Probe, combined with education, experience, and careful decision making, are the most important tools you can take with you into the backcountry. The grandaddy of the package is the 3+ Avalanche Beacon, a 3-antenna digital stud with a 40m range that runs on a single alkaline battery. It can search for and flag up to 3 burials, with an icon that indicates if there are 4 or more, and an intuitive circular display that shows distance and direction, complete with audio cues for easier searching. There's also a secondary avalanche switchover, which will switch back to transmit if it senses the beacon hasn't moved in 120 seconds, indicating the searcher has been buried in a secondary slide. In transmit mode, the 3+ will automatically send its signal from the antenna that's oriented at the most favorable angle, eliminating dead spots and signal traps that can drastically reduce the range of a transmitting beacon. A self-test occurs every time it switches on to ensure that it's in good working order, and Ortovox included a Recco reflector, so the 3+ still has limited transmit functionality even if it runs out of batteries. Once you've located a burial with your beacon, break out your 240 Light PFA Probe and assemble it using the quick and easy PFA tensioning systemone pull on the T-grip handle and the Dyneema cord snaps the probe into place, giving you 240mm of lightweight aluminum probing power. The 240 has an EVA foam grip to make assembly and search slip-free, and depth marks to help with snowpack analysis. You've established the location of the victim, so now it's time to dig. Grab the lig...

- Backcountry.com

With the 3+ you are in charge ! The patented SMART-ANTENNA-TECHNOLOGY (TM) with intelligent position recognition automatically switches to the best transmission antenna. You will be found easier. We make no compromises in terms of searching either. The 3+ is equipped with all the features of a modern, digital 3-antenna device. The illuminated real-time display tells you the direction, distance and number of victims. The tendency display, combined with the intuitive search acoustics, leaves no doubt when operating in fine search mode. Once located, victims can be removed from the display using the flagging function. The motion-sensor-based follow-up avalanche switchover ensures additional safety. We have also thought about the future: the 3+ can be updated and protects the environment with just a single battery. FEATURES Receive function: digital No. of antennas: 3 Max. range / search strip width (im m): 40 / Comfortable bag and hand loop Up-Box update compatible Microprocessor control Autom. switchover in case of a secondary avalanche Display of all victims Intuitive search acoustics Visual support at fine search Smart-Antenna-Technology (TM) Permanent monitoring of the transmitter Self-test Flagging function Display backlight Recco Reflector Inside Partner check Batteries: 1AA Alkaline 1,5 V Transmission capacity: 250h Dimensions (in mm): 122 x 73 x 27 Weight (incl. battery and case): 210g Warranty: 5 years with registration Display of all victims

- Bentgate.com