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BCA Tracker2 Avalanche Beacon

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It's the best-selling avalanche transceiver in North America for a reason. The BCA Tracker2 Beacon offers the industry’s fastest, most precise pinpointing and a totally intuitive search mode. With triple-receive antenna flexibility, instantaneous real–time display, and the same easy–to–use interface as the original Tracker DTS, this is a transceiver that will satisfy experts and novice backcountry users alike.

Product Details

Display

A real-time, digital display shows both direction and distance with bright red LEDs.

Search Features

Large format digital distance and direction indicators

Intuitive pull-out switch activates search mode.

Optional Modes

Mechanical search/transmit switch makes it easy to use "out of the box".

Battery

Power SourceThree AAA alkaline batteries

Case

Carrying case and harness included

5 x 3.5 x 1" / 13 x 8.5 2.5 cm

Additional Features

Frequency457 kHz

Includes Special mode and multiple burial indicator lights

Thinner profile and harness than Tracker DTS

Beacons Require TrainingWearing an avalanche beacon is no guarantee of safety in avalanche terrain. We recommend that backcountry travelers take an AIARE Level One class or the equivalent, and practice the skills they learn there regularly with their partners.

Specs

  • Warranty: 5 Years

Reviews

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BCA Tracker2 Avalanche Beacon
 
4.3

(based on 4 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Tough (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
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5.0

Still the industry standard.

By 

from Seattle, WA.

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Tough

Cons

  • Bulky

Best Uses

  • At All Times In The Bc

Comments about BCA Tracker2 Avalanche Beacon:

Well, what can be said in a review of an avalanche beacon other than I hope never to find out how good it is.

There is a reason why this is the most recommended beacon by patrol and rescue folks as well as AIARE curriculum providers. the BCA Tracker 2 is bulletproof and reliable. The on/off switch as well as the search controls, which are the only two on the unit, are solid and with a very positive action, which leaves you with no doubt of the status of the unit.

I've been lucky to not test the Tracker 2 in a real rescue scenario, and luckier still not to find out how well it works when needing rescue, but in plenty of training exercises it has never faltered.

My only gripe is that is is somewhat bulky and does not have shape that conducive to carrying it in any other way than with the supplied harness. I have a pair of ski pants that have a pocket specifically meant for a beacon, but with this unit, it is not a very comfortable way to go. This is a criticism that could probably be leveled at most beacons however.

If you go in the backcountry at all, get one.

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4.0

Great beacon

By 

from Portland, OR

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Tough

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Powder

    Comments about BCA Tracker2 Avalanche Beacon:

    Great beacon. Simple and effective. Doesn't have too many bells and whistles so less can go wrong. Make sure you practice with this beacon and take an avy class before you consider yourself ready for the backcountry. Pray for snow!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    4.0

    It's what keeps you alive...

    By 

    from Clear Lake, SD

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Tough

    Cons

    • Bulky

    Best Uses

    • Powder
    • White Out Conditions

    Comments about BCA Tracker2 Avalanche Beacon:

    I use this out in the Rocky Mountains in the harshest conditions. The BCA Tracker 2 can and will save your life if the need is present. The gps in this system is right on when used with another tracker. It is very simple to use when in an emergency and is very durable and will not break. I do not like how bulky it is though. Other than that, i love it.

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    • No
     
    4.0

    Solid

    By 

    from Colorado

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Stylish
    • Tough

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • For Practice
      • When Necessary

      Comments about BCA Tracker2 Avalanche Beacon:

      The beacon as far as functionality and comfort is everything I expected. I was a little surprised how much the BCA made me circle into another beacon. I was expected a straighter path.

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      Products with Lithium Batteries cannot be shipped to APO/FPO addresses.