Thanks to good folks at Backcountry Access for putting together this informational video debunking the myth that cellphones interfere with modern avalanche transceivers as BCA co-founder Bruce Edgerly demonstrates the effects of a cell phone signal on a Tracker4 Transceiver signal.
“In transmit mode, there are no effects. In search mode, there is minor signal interference ONLY if your cell phone is within a few inches (or several centimeters) of your transceiver. But watch out—there IS major interference on an old analog transceiver. The bottom line? Make sure you are equipped with a modern, 3-antenna transceiver, and keep your phone in a pocket at least a few inches away.”
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