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diving with a transmitter

Discussion in 'Shearwater Research' started by LanceRiley, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. CarcharodonCarcharias

    CarcharodonCarcharias Manta Ray

    I just let it hang and dangle. It just hangs from behind. I have the same setup with my Atomic B2 and it has not been an issue. I've seen picture on the forum where the Tx with the 6" hose is tucked under the 1st stage and the between the valve and the BP.

    It does not really bang around when you are in the water. Also, with the valve turned on and air in the hose, the hose is quite stiff so it is not as flexible as you think it would be.
  2. CarcharodonCarcharias

    CarcharodonCarcharias Manta Ray

    Wow, a compliment and approval from one of the Grand Poobahs. This definitely made my day! :yeahbaby:
  3. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Woof! ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: "La Grande Ile"
  4. CarcharodonCarcharias

    CarcharodonCarcharias Manta Ray

    LOL. You know I have respect for you and the others I won't mention here. :wink:
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  5. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cave Country!
    You shouldn't even start to have an issue with that. You don't even need a short hose, but it won't harm you either. Just have fun.
  6. LanceRiley

    LanceRiley Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Cebu, Philippines
    this is interesting... tuck under the 1st stage. maybe bungee it?
  7. Mike1967

    Mike1967 Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Victoria, Australia
    Screw straight into the first stage...done!

    Perdix on my left wrist and TX on the right side of first stage (single BM), have never lost signal.
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  8. mnjhuz76

    mnjhuz76 Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Germany - Home is where the Dom is!
    I prefer the computer on my right wrist anyway, not because I'm left handed, but I found it more comfortable when practicing to rescue another diver using his bcd to have the computer always in sight while my left arm is rather holding the victims inflator up :)

    Extending the tx with a short hose in my opinion just adds one more point of failure... apart from giving some overzealous diveboat dogsbody one more grip to pull on...

  9. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Great Lakes
    Recent photo showing transmitter on 6” HP hose on right side of first stage.

    I like it on the hose as it puts less stress on the transmitter. I’m constantly switching it between single tank and doubles regs.

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  10. CarcharodonCarcharias

    CarcharodonCarcharias Manta Ray

    Actually, the reason for using a 6" hose is to prevent what you have just described from incurring more serious damage to the tx. Imagine if the boat hand grabs on to the tx that is screwed on directly to the 1st stage instead of a hose. The hose has a bit more give so all you will get its a broken hose as opposed to a cracked tx.

    It happened to me couple of years ago. The first dive in the morning was like clockwork and when I got rigged up to enter the water for the second dive, my tx hose was leaking and I had to take the tx out and find a port slug to plug it in. Once the dive was done, I inspected the hose and someone obviously grabbed and pulled the tx and the hose became disjointed.

    Again, nothing's wrong with not using a hose. Just a difference in opinion and preference.
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