The Avalanche Training Center is a stationary system for training transceiver and probe search. It is autonomous and can be used 24/7. The system can simulate from 5 to 16 transceivers (we are aiming at 6-8 depending on the CFCampaign).
The transmitters buried in the search area emit signals that are exactly equal to the signals from real avalanche transceivers.
At the Control Unit, the remotely controlled transmitters can be selected at random (standard mode) or individually (expert mode) This allows for training simple as well as complex multiple burial situations. The transmitters will provide automatic feedback upon a probe hit. A probe hit on the probing surface of a transmitter is indicated at the Control Unit and signalled acoustically. The search times for every transmitter are also indicated.
When the scenario of an Avalanche arises the lives of the buried skiers , your mates, depend on the efficiency of your transceiver search. Every minute counts and research has shown that when the adrenaline is pumping even the assembly of a probe can be dificult.
So get out there and practice!
You as a Contributor will be notified of the ATC’s location as it does the rounds this season in the Australian Snowfields. You can be proud to have helped everyone who practices on the ATC to become more efficient in their search. You never know, it might be you who needs locating!