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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

    Thanks all, for your tips/suggestions - very helpful.

    Well, we're a bit OCD about such things, so I'll be labeling them all one way or another - but you raise a good question: is it common practice to leave the transmitter attached to one's reg long-term? We are recreational divers, typically do 1-2 trips a year (traveling to warm water destinations). I had assumed we just attached the transmitters as we were assembling our gear at the destination, and disconnect when breaking down our gear for the trip home...

    Awesome - I did not know about these. I can imagine plenty of uses, thanks for the pointer.

    We also use Yellow/Red for our gear. Didn't know about the custom startup screens - I will investigate that once the unit arrives.

    Ah, good tip. Off to the model airplane shop for some Testors.

    Yeah, pretty sneaky I am. :)
  2. wetb4igetinthewater

    wetb4igetinthewater Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Seattle
    I don't see why you would do this. I would suggest connecting the transmitters to the first stages via 6 inch HP hoses so no knucklehead uses it as a handle.
  3. outofofficebrb

    outofofficebrb HARRO HUNNAYYY

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: San Francisco, California
    Big 2nd.
  4. Neilwood

    Neilwood Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Scotland
    I would third that!

    Personally I don't break my regs down for flying - they simply get wound into a loop and shoved in a reg bag which then goes into my carry on along with my DC. If you do choose to break them down, make sure you check the O ring each time.
  5. CuzzA

    CuzzA Solo Diver

    The only time I could see when you would disconnect the tx is for reg service or a battery change. Otherwise it's just part of your reg set.
  6. 49north

    49north DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Canada
    How did you do this? Did I miss something in the manual?

    TASCPA Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Colorado USA
    Shearwater Desktop

    Under Dive Computer you can Update Start-Up Text or Update Start-Up Image. Created a simple jpg with the right dimensions and uploaded via Bluetooth to the DC using the Update Start-Up Image. Nice light background with large text is way better than an advertisement.
  8. Akimbo

    Akimbo Lift to Freedom Volunteer Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    No joke, the only "dumb noob questions" are the ones divers feel too embarrassed to ask. I'm one of the saltier old geezers on the board and ask them all the time. I guarantee, there are hundreds of divers that will learn from your questions for every snarky self-serving reply you might get.

    Good on ya mate.
  9. 49north

    49north DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Canada
    Thanks! I will give it a try.

    When we got them, I was thinking it would be nice if you could change the start up screen.
    TASCPA likes this.
  10. Neilwood

    Neilwood Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Scotland
    As @Akimbo says above, the only truly dumb question is the one you never asked! Better to ask the question and be thought a fool than not ask it and regret it at a later date.

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