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Shearwater yellow transmitter replacements - delayed indefinitely

Discussion in 'Shearwater Research' started by coldfire22x, Jan 16, 2019.

  1. coldfire22x

    coldfire22x Angel Fish

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    Just received this email from Shearwater today.

    Just an FYI (I can't complain about this when there are thousands and thousands of workers furloughed or working without pay).

    But on a side note, I still find it hard to believe that they went with technology that can't handle collisions from a mere 2 transmitters. Might have to give the Suunto EON Steel some serious consideration.
     
  2. dlofting

    dlofting DIR Practitioner

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    Why does the US Government have to be involved in this ?
     
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  3. runsongas

    runsongas Great White

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    the transmitters are FCC regulated as radio equipment

    hence why they are stamped FCC ID MH8A
     
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  4. coldfire22x

    coldfire22x Angel Fish

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    I imagine transmitters are subject to regulation since failure to report an accurate pressure could mean the difference between life and death on a dive.
     
  5. coldfire22x

    coldfire22x Angel Fish

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    Oh yeah, and this too :)
     
  6. Mike1967

    Mike1967 Manta Ray

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    I'm using two grey ones for sidemount and never had a problem.
     
  7. coldfire22x

    coldfire22x Angel Fish

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    Wish I could say the same ... they would always cut out on me to the point where they were useless (I'm also diving sm).
     
  8. Mike1967

    Mike1967 Manta Ray

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    Gee that's surprising, because they get turned on at different times I thought it would be a massive fluke for them to ever sync up.
     
  9. coldfire22x

    coldfire22x Angel Fish

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    Yeah, hard to speculate since we don't know how often they're transmitting anyway. If it was on the order of seconds, then sync would be less likely but if it's on the order of milliseconds, it'd be far more likely. Whatever the case, I don't remember a dive where they both worked for the entirety of the dive. *sad face*
     
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  10. Mike1967

    Mike1967 Manta Ray

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    Someone in here has said 10 seconds, I'm not sure but I'd bet my left nut it's not milliseconds.
     

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