Cory M.wrote a question about Ortovox S1+ Avalanche Scanner/Transceiver on February 7, 2015
So what I'm deducing is that, during a rescue, if I were to have to begin to dig a person out there would be no way to avoid putting this beacon back into send mode. If it automatically goes to send when shut, I can't stow it away in the harness. If it goes to send when I put it at too steep of an angle, even when open, I won't be able to let it dangle from a tether or toss it (open) in a separate pocket. And even if I do manage to find a way to store it both open AND horizontally while digging someone out, it will automatically go to send if I don't move my location for two minutes. With the exception of turning the device off completely, how the hell am I supposed to get this thing to stay out of send mode when there are other people trying to rescue different victims than the one I'm recovering???
I'm hoping I just don't understand it's function, because everything else seems great with this device. Just very worried that the numerous "auto-to-send-mode" functions are impossible to avoid, putting real victims at risk of not being found quick enough due to a rescuer (any S1+ carrier) not being able to stay out of send mode.
I will not be detaching my beacon from my body or switching the power on the unit off until I am in a 100% guaranteed safe spot. Is there a solution????