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ARVA 4000 Avalanche Transceiver Review

The ARVA 4000 was released in 1985 and discontinued in 1995?.

From ARVA, "In 1985 ARVA introduced ARVA 4000, the first French beacon. Providing a range of twenty meters, this analog beacon had one antenna and no display screen, it was designed for and advanced user and it required training. Subsequently, beacon performance improved but the key progress was the development of the user interface."

Model:  4000
Manufacturer:  ARVA
Retail Price:  $???.??
(discontinued 1995?)
Type:  Analog
Antennas:  1
Marking:  No
Updatable:  No
Owner's Manual:  Read It

Pros: A very capable single-antenna transceiver in its day.

Cons: One antenna, two-digit display, bulky.