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Electronic Interference in a Nutshell

Cell phones, heated gloves, smart watches, and even snowmobiles can create electronic interference (EMI) that can disrupt an avalanche transceiver search--unless the searcher takes preventative action. In an encouraging collaboration this fall between manufacturers, avalanche centers, educators, and other stakeholders, a working group organized by the Canadian Avalanche Association produced a basic set of guidelines to clarify these issues to the public.
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