Pieps Beacons Rank High with Backcountry Mag

Backcountry Magazine posted their Beacon Reviewed article on their website that features the Pieps DSP, DSP Tour, and TX600. All three devices came back with great reviews and high scores.

"Excellent full-featured performance at a lower price."

"All around solid performer."

"One avy professional made the Pieps DSP his top pick for its smooth directions, fast pinpoint and marking performance."

Pieps DSP Avalanche Beacon

After the introduction to the market in 2003 the Pieps DSP quickly became the preferred beacon for backcountry skiers and rescue professionals. The Pieps DSP combines modern digital search technology with three antennas and a Digital Signal Processor to support the searcher in the most critical situations. Whether you are faced with single or multiple burial situations the Pieps DSP’s unique features make things easy and fast for the searcher.

MULTIPLE BURIALS: The absolute highlight of the Pieps DSP is based on signal separation by the Digital Signal Processor.
OUTSTANDING RANGE: Searching 50 meters in all orientations. True 50M search strip width.
THREE ANTENNA SYSTEM: Extremely accurate for locating victims no matter the position or depth of the buried victim.
SCAN BUTTON: Used for multiple burial situations.
MARK BUTTON: Once you locate the closest victim, use the mark button to isolate the signal and immediately begin searchingfor the next closest victim.
SMART TRANSMITTER: The DSP will transmit its signal in-between the signal of a nearby beacon. No more overlapping signals!
iPROBE COMPATIBLE: With software update 5.0, your DSP is iProbe compatible.
TX600 TRANSMITTER COMPATIBLE: With software update 8.2 your DSP can now search and find the TX600 Dog and Equipment beacon.
SOFTWARE UPDATE: Even if you purchased your DSP back in 2003 you can update it to the latest software without having to buy a new beacon. This also allows for diagnostic testing of the beacon with printable reports on all beacon functions. Software updates are available at authorized Pieps Service Centers. For the location of the nearest service center call Liberty Mountain.

Weight: 198 grams with batteries
Dimensions: 116mm x 75mm x 27mm
Search strip width: 50 meters

Pieps DSP TOUR Avalanche Beacon

The PIEPS DSP TOUR is a 3-antenna transceiver with integrated mark function for ease of use in a companion rescue. Send - Search - Mark. Easy to use with only one button for user friendly interface. Digital Signal Processing provides the maximum circular receiving range in all directions from the searcher. Search strip width is 50 meters in all directions. 3-antennas allow exact pinpointing of the victim during the fine search phase. DSP TOUR has iProbe Support. Mark function support in multiple burial scenarios. Updateable to the latest firmware at Pieps Service Centers nationwide.

Weight: 198 grams with batteries
Dimensions: 116mm x 75mm x 27mm
Search strip width: 50 meters


The PIEPS TX600 is a mini-transmitter for dogs and equipment that is transmitting outside the international standard EN300718(457kHz) so active search operations for people are never compromised. The TX600 transmits only on 456kHz frequency that the DSP and Vector can find. The PIEPS TX600 transmit signal can be received with every DSP with firmware version 8.2 and Vector.

Weight: 30 grams with batteries
Dimensions: 55mm x 45mm x 20mm
Transmission Frequency: 456KHz

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