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Pieps 457 Avalanche Transceiver Review

The Pieps 457 was discontinued in 2006.

I haven't tested this old workhorse. I expect that it performs similar to the other analog beacons. This transceiver was originally released in 1991 and updated in 1998. Although it does transmit on the 457 kHz frequency, it is ancient and should be retired.

Model:  Pieps 457
Manufacture:  Pieps
Retail Price:  $249.95
(discontinued 2006)
Score: 
Type:  Analog
Antennas:  1
Marking:  No
Updateable:  No
Owner's Manual:  Download

Pros: One of the first 457 kHz transceivers.
Cons: Many (e.g., no direction indicator, can't handle spikes, etc).