Learn Avalanche Safety

Backcountry Access (BCA) is North America’s leading manufacturer of snow safety equipment, including Tracker transceivers, Float airbags, shovels, probes, and BC Link radios. BCA’s mission is to save lives, not just sell products. BCA has always considered education to be just as important as the gear it makes. That’s why BCA supports avalanche education programs and forecast centers--and why the company backs up all its products with consumer education and knowledgeable customer service.

  • Tracker3 Signal Suppression (SS) Mode (Video)

    In this video, we show you how and when to use the Signal Suppression (SS) mode on a BCA Tracker3 avalanche transceiver. Signal Suppression mode is the mode used to help solve complex multiple avalanche burials. SS mode suppresses the strongest signal and shows the searcher the second strongest signal, including directional arrows. Always stay in standard search mode when searching for the first transmitter with the Tracker3. Once the first victim has been located and your fine search is complete, you are ready to use Signal Suppression.

    To learn more about how to operate an avalanche transceiver, see our Tracker Resources page.  Check out our complete lineup of BCA Tracker avalanche transceivers here.

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