The Pieps DSP
The Pieps DSP is an advanced, four-antenna digital avalanche beacon with several innovative features that still manages to be on the lighter side of its class. Pieps originated the digital avalanche beacon and continues to innovate - this beacon has the highest search range in its class (50 meters), does a quick scan to report the exact number of burials and allows marking of individual burials during the search, uses a smart transmitter that tries to eliminate overlapping signals, and is software-upgradable through a USB cable that connects to its audio port. Its fourth antenna allows for a self-check that serves the same purpose as a traditional group check, and the DSP can also analyze the signal from other beacons and note whether they're within spec.
All of this adds up to a beacon which, while not the cheapest and absolute lightest, can help a non-expert like Bob be safe, yet support him as his skills grow.
- Item: Pieps DSP Avalanche Beacon
- Weight: 7 ounces, including batteries but without harness
- MSRP: $450