Pieps Backup Transmitter
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Worn directly on your body along with your main beacon, the PIEPS Backup Avalanche Transmitter automatically goes into transmit mode when separated from your main beacon by more than one meter, providing the only complete solution against secondary avalanches. Remember, when the unthinkable happens, the PIEPS Backup Avalanche Transmitter is there to save your skin.
In a bad scenario, when you are separated from your transceiver in an avalanche burial, the Pieps Backup Avalanche Transmitter is there to save your bacon. The Pieps Backup is worn directly on the body and automatically activates when separated from the primary unit, by more than 1m. If the rescuer is in motion, the Pieps Backup is not transmitting. Also the Pieps Backup doesn't transmit if there is a transmitting beacon nearby.-- Compatible with any standard (457 kHz) beacon on the market-- In an emergency ("no motion" and "no transmitting beacon nearby") the Pieps Backup will start to transmit-- Accelerometer keeps Backup from transmitting when still in motion
The Pieps Backup is a mini-transmitter which is an addition to the transceiver worn on your body and active only in emergency broadcasts. Pieps provides the solution for locating a rescuer in the event of a secondary avalanche. The device detects an emergency (no movement and no beacon transmitters active at close range), only then does it send.
- Mountain Gear