There are several changes on the avalanche beacon front for 2011. Ortovox is now delivering the 3+ Avalanche Transciever that they showed last winter. The Ortovox 3+ is an innovative beacon that features three antennas and the ability to prioritze which antennas to use for transmit based on the beacons orientation. Like and camera or smart phone that can turn its display to accomodate the orientation of the screen, the 3+ can optimize its transmit signal based on its orientation when buried. The result is increased range when searching for a 3+ that is buried in what would otherwise be a less than ideal orientation.
February 13, 2011 in Gear Reviews