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Barryvox VS 68 Avalanche Transceiver Review

This was the first, and long since discontinued, Barryvox transceiver. It was commissioned by the Swiss Army in 1968. It is similar to other single-antenna avalanche beacons.

I have done minimal testing with this transceiver. If you have a VS 68 collecting dust in your closet, I'd love to add it to my museum of avalanche transceivers.

Model:  VS 68
Manufacture:  Barryvox
Retail Price:  (Discontinued 1994)
Type:  Analog
Antennas:  1
Marking:  No
Updateable:  No
Owner's Manual:  N/A

Pros: Available in 1968.
Cons: Too many to list.