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Companion Rescue

Coarse Search

The coarse search begins when your transceiver picks up a signal. A number will appear on the screen; this is the distance to the buried transceiver. You will also see a direction indicator.

Move quickly in the direction indicated. If the number decreases, you are getting closer. If the number increases, turn around 180° and move until you see the numbers decreasing.

Slow down when you get about 10 metres away. At three metres, you are ready to start your fine search.

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Diagram showing how to perform a coarse transceiver search Once you have a signal, move quickly and follow the direction indicator. If the numbers increase, turn around and move in the opposite direction. Your transceiver will guide you towards the victim in a curved path, as it follows the electromagnetic waves emitted by the buried transceiver. A marker on the mapAt 10 metres, slow your pace to walking speed. This will help make sure that you do not go past the signal. A marker on the mapAt three metres, you are ready to move onto the next stage of the search: the fine search. A marker on the map
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See the coarse search in action.

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