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How do you all mark your transmitters?

Discussion in 'Shearwater Research' started by nwflyboy, Dec 11, 2017.

  1. nwflyboy

    nwflyboy Barracuda

    (First in what will probably be a series of dumb noob questions...)

    I just ordered a new Perdix AI for my wife (Merry Christmas, dear). I expect I will be picking up one for myself soon after (very sneaky there, eh?). These will be our first AI computers, so we're new to having transmitters too. One way or another, we tend to mark most of our gear (color coded) so we can tell them apart from each others' and also so it doesn't get mixed up with anyone else's on a boat.

    The transmitters look pretty generic - and with the increasing popularity of AI transmitters, I bet these are going to continue to proliferate. I would hate to lose one to a mixup, and at a minimum I'll want to keep mine sorted out from my wife's (who is also my dive buddy).

    Any practical advice for marking these, keeping transmitters sorted out, and not lost to other divers?

  2. CuzzA

    CuzzA Solo Diver

    I've yet to remove my tx from my reg set so if your regs are already adequately distinguishable then I don't see the need just because you added a tx to your first stage.
  3. MelasLithos

    MelasLithos Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Shanghai, China
    Nail polish. One dot on T1, two dots T2.
  4. outofofficebrb

    outofofficebrb HARRO HUNNAYYY

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: San Francisco, California
  5. RayfromTX

    RayfromTX Student Of Gas Mixology Staff Member ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Hill Country of Central TX
    Sharpie metallic silver lasts a long time, especially if in a place that doesn't get constant wear.

    TASCPA Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Colorado USA
    Mako sells the Trident paints. A simple dot on the transmitter and another on the band of the Perdix makes it easy for us to know quickly which sets go together, including spare transmitters. Wife's are yellow, mine are red. Also created custom graphics for the Perdix startup screens with our names and the default transmitter number.

    For us, with everything currently the same, the necklace in matching red/yellow bungee cord made the rest of the package easy to ID too. If you don't use the regular Perdix straps, just use the colored bungee cord.
  7. Scared Silly

    Scared Silly Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: on the path to perdition
    One should not really use nail polish on plastics as many contain solvents that will damage the plastic. Instead, use acrylic model paint like that made by Testors.

    That said nail polish on metal works great.
  8. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: U.S. East Coast
    These stickers are wonderful. The only place I've found where they do not stick is on the tops of my swim fins....to much bending there. I have them on regs, reeels, cameras, lights, pretty much everything .
  9. MelasLithos

    MelasLithos Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Shanghai, China
    Thanks for the notification. For now, my transmitters are still holding, but I'll remember for next time!
  10. 49north

    49north DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Canada
    Good plan!:wink:

    She (and you eventually) will be very happy with it.

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