Joined: Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:40 pm Posts: 23 Location: British Columbia
DON'T DO IT!!!
Just a little warning: Don't use Lithium Batteries in your transceiver. I went to the beacon basin today for some practice only to find out that my Tracker(1) would only read 0.1m as soon as I got a signal. Thankfully it happened in the Beacon Basin and not the backcountry, as my search mode was rendered pretty much useless. I switched back to alkaline batteries after I got to town and everything started working fine again.
Joined: Wed Dec 14, 2005 11:09 pm Posts: 660 Location: white room
^^^ alkaline, yes. new batteries every trip is kinda crazy, though. barring extended time in search mode, batteries should last a long time. i usually go through only 1 or 2 sets of batteries in my m2 each season, using it about 50 times, and they still have plenty of juice when replace them.
Ha. I showed up at a cat op a couple years back, insisted i use my own tracker...and learned this the hard way. Nothing like being 'that guy' on day one of a seven day trip...luckily the guide was carrying extra AA's.
I know this goes against the impulse for a majority of consumers, but if you read your owner's manual before use it clearly states to only use alkaline batteries. For those that had to learn this in the field, I am glad you didn't make a fatal error.