Intro to Avalanche Beacons/Transceivers for Skiers and Snowboarders (Video)

June 6, 2013

Learn the basic functions of an avalanche transceiver as well as precautions that skiers and snowboarders should take when travelling in backcountry terrain.

BCA's Introduction to Avalanche Transceiver for Skiers and Snowboarders provides nearly everything you need to know about getting started with your transceiver. You'll learn how to use your directional lights to follow electromagnetic flux lines. You'll learn how to wear your beacon and how to keep it isolated from electromagnetic noise. The videos also clarify the importance of the third antenna,and how it cleans up the last few meters of the search to eliminate misleading spike signals.

Once you graduate from watching Introduction to Avalanche Transceivers, check out our new videos on how to do a transceiver trailhead test, advanced transceiver search techniques, and how to conduct a transceiver search in case of multiple avalanche burials. We also have a series on Trackers special functions, including Special Mode, Signal Suppression, and Big Picture. Watch our product videos for specifics on each Tracker avalanche transceiver model. For training videos about avoiding avalanches (the Backcountry Basics) and performing companion rescues, first aid, and evacuation, go to our Education page.