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Beacons - known as "beepers",
ARVAs (Appareil de Recherche de Victimes en Avalanche, in French), LVS (Lawinen-Verschütteten-Suchgerät, Swiss German)

Avalanche Beacon Review at Couloir Magazine
How to Select the Right Avalanche Beacon at TelemarkSki.com

EPIRBs (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) and PLB (Personal Location Beacons) send signals to satellites with your personal ID and location.

GPS enabled Emergency Beacon Evaluation at the Equipped To Survive Foundation.

Some older models of beepers operated on a different frequency (2.275 kHz) and a group leader should ensure these are no longer in use.

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last updated 4 Dec 2006