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Discontinued Avalanche Transceivers

This page displays discontinued avalanche transceivers. You can also view avalanche transceivers that are still sold.

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9000
(ARVA)

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

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

$469.95
Axio
(ARVA)

Pros: Analog and digital modes, longer third antenna, good audio.

Cons: Non-intuitive interface.

2 antennas
$349.95
Advanced
(ARVA)

Pros: Toggles between analog and digital.

Cons: Shorter range, bulky.

3 antennas
$299.00
Evo3
(ARVA)

Pros: Interesting "scan" mode.

Cons: Confusing marking of multiple burials, bulky.

2 antennas
$299.95
Evolution+
(ARVA)

Pros: Very similar to the Tracker DTS.

Cons: Can't resolve spikes. Bulky.

$289.00
Evo3+
(ARVA)

Pros: Easy to use.

Cons: Shorter reception range, bulky, non-intuitive marking, can mark only one transmitter.

3 antennas
$369.00
3Axes
(ARVA)

Pros: Basically an ARVA Advanced with a third antenna.

Cons: Basically an ARVA Advanced.

3 antennas
$359.00
Axis
(ARVA)

Pros: Analog and digital modes.

Cons: See the Pro W "Cons".

$459.95
Pro W (fka Link)
(ARVA)

Pros: Similar to Pulse in features.

Cons: Compared to the Pulse, more buttons and functionally not as well implemented.

$359.95
Neo
(ARVA)

Pros: Easy to use, mitten-friendly, customizable.

Cons: Larger than most. Reports "false alarms."

$349.95
Neo+
(ARVA)

Pros: Easy to use, mitten-friendly, customizable.

Cons: Larger than most. Reports "false alarms."

1 antenna
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VS 68
(Barryvox)

Pros: Available in 1968.

Cons: Too many to list.

1 antenna
250.00 Euro
VS 2000 Pro
(Barryvox)

Pros: Can be used with a powerful external antenna.

Cons: Many.

2 antennas
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Opto 3000
(Barryvox)

Pros: Small, toggle between analog and digital.

Cons: Can't resolve spikes, non-intuitive controls.

$350.00
Element
(Mammut)

Pros: Long range, easy to use, good marking, good audio.

Cons: Nothing significant.

$490.00
Pulse
(Mammut)

Pros: Great range, direction indicator, and audio. Toggles to analog, small, excellent perpendicular reception range.

Cons: Learning curve for enhanced features.

2 antennas
$239.95
Tracker DTS
(BCA)

Pros: Accurate direction indicators.

Cons: Short reception range, can't handle spikes, two-digit display, non-intuitive controls, no marking.

1 antenna
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F2
(Ortovox)

Pros: Two frequencies for the olden days.

Cons: Single antenna, terrible earpiece.

1 antenna
$249.00
F1
(Ortovox)

Pros: Long range, small. Excellent analog transceiver.

Cons: Many (e.g., no direction or distance indicator).

1 antenna
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M1
(Ortovox)

Pros: Long range. Excellent analog transceiver.

Cons: Many (e.g., no direction indicator, can't handle spikes, etc).

1 antenna
$318.95
M2
(Ortovox)

Pros: Long range. Excellent analog transceiver.

Cons: Many (e.g., no direction indicator, can't handle spikes, etc).

2 or 3 antennas
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X1
(Ortovox)

Pros: Analog and digital (sort of).

Cons: Short digital range, some models can't resolve spikes, two-digit display.

3 antennas
$299.00
Patroller
(Ortovox)

Pros: Analog and digital (sort of).

Cons: Short range, two-digit display, only three direction indicators.

3 antennas
$249.00
Patroller Digital
(Ortovox)

Pros: Simple interface.

Cons: Short range, two-digit display, only three direction indicators.

3 antennas
$315.00
D3
(Ortovox)

Pros: Simple interface.

Cons: Short range, poor handling of spikes, sluggish direction indicator, two-digit display.

3 antennas
$499.00
S1
(Ortovox)

Pros: Radically different grid-like search display. Lots of features.

Cons: Radically different grid-like search display. Lots of features.

$490.00
S1+
(Ortovox)

Pros: Radically different grid-like search display. Lots of features.

Cons: Radically different grid-like search display. Lots of features.

1 antenna
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Pieps 1
(Pieps)

Pros: One of the first transceivers.

Cons: Uses an old, obsolete, frequency.

1 antenna
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Pieps 2
(Pieps)

Pros: Better than the Pieps 1.

Cons: Uses an old, obsolete, frequency.

1 antenna
$249.95
Pieps 457
(Pieps)

Pros: One of the first 457 kHz transceivers.

Cons: One antenna.

3 antennas
$349.95
DSP Tour
(Pieps)

Pros: A very capable transceiver, the Pieps Tour was replaced by the Pieps DSP Sport in October 2013.

Cons: Less consistent marking.

3 antennas
$450.00
DSP (original)
(Pieps)

Pros: Long reception range, marking. Replaced by the Pieps DSP Pro in October 2013.

Cons: Less consistent marking.

3 antennas
$550.00
DSP Advanced
(Pieps)

Pros: The "Pros" of the Pieps DSP plus additional features unrelated to searching.

Cons: Additional features unrelated to searching.

$419.95
DSP Pro
(Pieps)

Pros: All the "Pros" of the DSP Sport plus longer battery life, frequency testing, inclinometer, scanner, and slightly longer range.

Cons: Potential problem with switch.

1 antenna
$199.95
Freeride
(Pieps)

Pros: Small.

Cons: No direction indicator, short range, can't handle spikes, non-intuitive controls, dangerous.

3 antennas
$599.95
Vector
(Pieps)

Pros: Built-in GPS.

Cons: Overly ambitious features. Recalled.

1 antenna
$265.00
F1-ND
(SOS)

Pros: Similar to the Ortovox F1.

Cons: Similar to the Ortovox F1, bogus "digital" claims.

1 antenna
$287.00
F1-SB
(SOS)

Pros: An Ortovox F1, plus a dog/snowmobile transmitter.

Cons: Similar to the Ortovox F1.