Primary Transceiver Search

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The primary search consists of traversing the avalanche site until a signal is obtained. If the searcher is above the site this can start from a line horizontal with where the skier disappeared1. The distance between the search tracks should be around double that of the minimum range of the transceiver 2. Around 20 meters for a digital device. This will ensure that no part of the site is left un-searched. When a signal is obtained go to the secondary search 3.

Primary search path with avalanche tranceiver from point of dissapearance

Primary Search with avalanche transceiver from point of disappearance

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