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Backcountry Access Tracker DTS Avalanche Beacon

Average Rating = 4.75/5 Average Rating : 4.75 out of 5
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Backcountry Access Trackers new harness system and user-friendly tracking system speeds up the response time of finding those caught in an avalanche. Two units are required for use each person in a party should carry a unit for the best chance of rescue in the event of an avalanche. Tracker DTS transceiver uses a multi-dimensional antenna system to locate buried transmitters, eliminating user signal-interpretation errors. Lights indicate the direction of the signal simply rotate like a compass and proceed as arrow lights indicate. Numeric distance display shows approximate distance to buried transmitter pinpoint search loudspeaker provides reinforcement to visual clues. Holster harness system allows the unit to be easily removed lanyard ensures unit wont be lost. Operates on 457 kHz frequency and is fully compatible with other 457 kHz units functions as a transmitter and receiver. Unit performs automatic performance diagnostic-testing lights, transmit and receive functions and battery level-each time its turned on. Oversized buttons are easy to operate with gloves on buttons, full gasket around battery box and unit protect against wet-weather conditions. Uses three AAA-size alkaline batteries included which provide a minimum life of 250 hours in transmit mode 50 hours in receive mode.

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Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: griffin, 2006-08-13

Easy to use. It's that simple. Now take an AIARE class and learn how to use it.

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: tyify, 2005-11-16

Had mine for about a year. Love it to test burials I always find the "victim" first with this beacon vs. others. Highly recommended!

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: sharpie, 2004-05-24

Had it for about 3 years, seems to work great in test scenarios, luckily I've never had to put it to the test.

Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: sarcat, 2004-05-20

I've had mine for 3 years. It's easy to use and has features that make it nicer than ones I've seen buddies use. Last year I noticed that it was not directioning correctly in search mode so I sent it to BCA. Within days they had a new one to me. Apperently I had dropped it pretty hard?? Regardless like any beacon it's only as good as it's user. Get out there and practice with your mountaineering friends.

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