Tuesday, 17 February 2015
Ortovox S1+ Transceiver
I have been very impressed by the Ortovox S1+ this season during training. It's more like a flip lid mobile phone and quite different form other transceivers. Unlike most transceivers that lock you on a flux line for a longish period, the S1+ seems to work out the shortest distance across the flux lines and jumps you across in a straight line to the victim. So you just walk straight to the victim following a line on the display. It's very fast and handles signal spikes extremely well in deep burial scenarios.
If you walk past the victim it puts you the searcher icon behind a line.
I also like the fact that you can see the position of other buried victims relative to you the searcher and their distance away on the display screen. Marking seems very good indeed and the processor monitors the buried beacons pulse rates and will not let you mark if it senses signal overlap and displays a warning hand and a "55" . This has the best mark feature I have come across. Having said that I strongly believe that every one should know the basic search patterns of searching in series or parallel and micro grid before learning or relying on the mark feature.
More details on here Ortovox S1+ Information
I think this a is a bit of a star buy and a damn good avalanche transceiver for a professional or MRT's