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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

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    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

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    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

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    Big 2nd.
     
  4. Neilwood

    Neilwood Loggerhead Turtle

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    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

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    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

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    How did you do this? Did I miss something in the manual?
     
  7. TASCPA

    TASCPA Nassau Grouper

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    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

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    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

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    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.
     
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  10. Neilwood

    Neilwood Loggerhead Turtle

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    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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