BCA Tracker II Software Update PSA

Post by WildSnow.com blogger | January 10, 2011      

BCA has announced a limited number of their Tracker II beacon have an issue discovered by the Jackson Hole Patrol, but related to my hearing some random beeping from my early production beacon last winter. The beeping was a bit strange, but I attributed it to cold weather or low batteries, or something, and was not highly concerned as my unit was an early model. But apparently the beeping indicates behavior which can inadvertently change modes. Again, this is a limited number of units and a software update takes care of it. If you own a Tracker II you should get it worked out with BCA.

More info, see today’s BCA blog post: http://backcountryaccess.com/blog/?p=2718



3 Responses to “BCA Tracker II Software Update PSA”

  1. Jason January 10th, 2011 2:26 pm

    I like my trusty ole M2. I love how people always say, “You’re really beeping!”

  2. Jonathan Shefftz January 12th, 2011 11:36 am

    BTW, shipping is free in each direction. The website generates only the RA#, but then just call to have a UPS label emailed to you.

  3. Jeremy January 12th, 2011 10:32 pm

    It’s a little unsettling to hear there may be an issue with my new beacon (and my partners). After having read the blog post it seems like I would know by now, after 2 months of use, if my beacon had the issue they are describing. No problems so far though (and it seems to be picked up by Pulses too, what a bonus!).

    Is it foolish then to ignore the software update so that I’m not without my beacon for even a brief while? Maybe wait until the end of the season to send it in? I tried to make myself promise that I wouldn’t pull out my ten year old F1 Focus as a backup without sending it in for a check-up first. Plus, BCA didn’t exactly make it sound like a big deal, and I’d hope a serious issue is disseminated in something a bit more official than a blog post (thankfully passed on by a friend).

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