Avalanche Transceiver Interference Sources with Search and Rescue Considerations
For years we've been aware that electronic devices, metallic objects, and even foil energy bar wrappers, may interfere with an avalanche transceiver search. Despite this, many users are still unclear about which devices may impact a search, and there are no identified strategies for dealing with interference during a search. This study explores the sources and proposes some practical search strategies to address them.
BCA Tracker4 Safety Recall Notice
BCA, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, is issuing a voluntary recall of a small number of Tracker4 units due to a switch plastics production issue.
Backcountry Access releases avalanche Group Search video and kicks off 2021 Freeskier Safety Week
BCA presents its new educational video “Avalanche Group Search Techniques - Searching in Parallel” as part of the 2021 Freeskier Safety Week.
How to optimize battery life in your Tracker avalanche beacons and BC Link radios
BCA frequently gets questions from our ski, snowboard, and snowmobile community about best practices for optimizing battery life when traveling in the mountains. Read here to learn how to maximize battery life in your BCA electronics when traveling in the backcountry.
Introducing the Tracker4™, BCA's new “workhorse” avalanche beacon
The design of the BCA Tracker4 avalanche transceiver marks a new industry standard for transceiver durability and ease-of-use for those moments when every second counts.