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BCA DTS Tracker Package

BCA DTS Tracker Package

Stay safe on the mountain with BCA and some of the best selling avalanche gear. The Tracker DTS is the one of the world's best selling digital transceivers and trusted by thousands of skiers across the world.

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BCA Tracker DTS.

The Tracker DTS is the most user-friendly beacon on the market because of its rapid processor and simple user interface.

The digital transceiver is ideal for any beginners or those who are inexperienced with avalanche rescue as it is so simple to use and easy to get to grips with.

If skiers are caught out by an avalanche, their companions in the vicinity have their work cut out. They have to locate the victims and dig them out as quickly as possible. The chances of survival diminish rapidly after 18 minutes of burial in the snow. If a transceiver is carried, search times are reduced drastically, maximising the likelihood of a successful rescue.

The transceiver should be carried on you, worn directly under your outermost layer and switched on to transmission mode every time you go off-piste. Keep it turned on until back on piste.

The dual antenna technology gives the searcher the precise distance and direction of the buried person(s), meaning that the searcher does not need to use time-consuming grid or tangent search patterns. The transceiver's dual antenna captures the signal and the microprocessor then uses straightforward visual signals to direct the searcher to the buried victim.

Ortovox Beast Shovel

The long serving Beast Shovel has had a new design for this season.

This is an aggressive shovel with hybrid-grip and the perfect blend of power transmission and weight.

Ortovox only use highly innovative materials and cutting edge production methods to achieve the best weight to rigidity ratio possible.

High side walls make the anodized blade rigid, whilst the collapsible handle makes it easy to stow in your backpack.

With the new quick-lock, blade and Ďchannel shapedí handle shaft, this shovel can be assembled in seconds.

Ortovox 240 Light PFA Probe

The probe for all weight-conscious winter sport athletes.

At 270g it is the lightest pfa aluminum probe in the Ortovox probe range.

With the pfa quick-release tensioning system and the rugged Dyneema draw line, it is ready for use in seconds and just as quickly collapsed again and reassembled.

With a length of 240 cm, the burial depth can be read on the individual segments for accurate detection of buried victims.

It fits ergonomically in the hand due to the EVA foam grip.

Like all ORTOVOX probes, the 240 Light pfa is delivered with a practical quick-release cover.

Features

BCA Tracker DTS Features.

  • Includes free Instructional DVD.
  • Lightweight harness included
  • Rapid processor.
  • Ideal for beginners, easy to use.
  • Real-time digital display.
  • Display shows both direction and distance with bright red LEDs (light emitting diodes).
  • Distance shown in metres.
  • Indicator lights display the direction of transmitting beacons.

Ortovox Beast Shovel Features

  • Sharp, protected cutting edge
  • Non-Slip Step Grooves
  • Telescopic Handle
  • Oval handle cross section
  • Rapid Locking
  • Rubberised grip zone
  • High side walls and pronounced centre ridge to increase rigidity
  • Hybrid T/D style grip for maximum advantage
  • Pack friendly shovel.

Ortovox 240 Light PFA Probe Features

  • Dyneema draw line
  • PFA-assembly system
  • Depth markers
  • Grip sleeve made of EVA-foam
  • Quick-release cover
  • Stretched length:240 cm
  • Closed length: 40 cm
  • Weight: 270 g
  • Diameter: 11 mm
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BCA DTS Tracker Package
BCA DTS Tracker Package
BCA DTS Tracker Package
BCA DTS Tracker Package
BCA DTS Tracker Package
BCA DTS Tracker Package

BCA DTS Tracker

Ortovox 200 Economic Probe

Technical Specifications

Airbag System no
Backpack Volume none
Transceiver Antenna (qty) 2
Shovel Weight 525g
Probe Length 180cm
Probe Weight 142g
Probe Material Carbon
Shovel Material Aluminium

Extras

Finding your serial number on the BCA DTS Tracker

  1. Unscrew the screw on the battery compartment
  2. Flip the lid and take out batteries if needs be
  3. Your serial number will consist of numbers and letters for example "C" "8" "1" "4" "7" "5" "J" "6"
  4. Spikes and Burials

    • The distance between the strongest signal and the transmitter is based on the way the two transceivers are positioned and the depth of the burial. This can possibly confuse signals if there in awkward positions and are known as spikes.
    • During deeper avalanche burials, the strongest signal is rarely directly above the victim. Transceivers with fewer than three antennas and some with three antennas will lead you to the strongest signal, which will be a point that is near but not directly above the victim.
    • When the transmitting and receiving beacons are on the surface of the snow, the receiving beacon will receive the strongest signal when it is directly above the transmitter. This is right regardless of the positioning of the two beacons and the number of antennas in the receiving transceiver because the transceivers are only a few inches from each other.

    Simple Spike Testing

    1. Put a transmitting beacon between your feet, pointing vertically. Note that this should not be an Ortovox 3+,S1+ or Zoom+ due to there orientation-based transmitting.
    2. Set the transceiver you want to test on Search.
    3. Hold the transceiver horizontally at the height of your chest but so you can still read the screen.
    4. Slowly move the transceiver from about two feet from your body toward the centre of your body. Move it about two inches per beep. Keep the transceiver a consistent distance from the ground and avoid twisting it.
    5. The distance on the transceiver thatís searching should decrease as it moves towards the centre of your body. Transceivers with less then three antennas will display the shortest distance when it is a foot or two away from the centre of your body and again when it is directly over the transmitting transceiver.
    6. This test shows if your transceiver handles spikes at one meter.Spike handling is much more significant with deeper burials.
    7. Before using your transceiver you should always register it online so you can get full warranty on your product aswell as checking for brand new updates which are available.

      How to Shovel Correctly

      • After reading the depth of the victim using the snow probe move downhill
      • Start digging a trench into the snow towards the victim.
      • The trench should be the same length as the depth of the victim
      • This is to allow space to clear previously dug snow.
      • If multiple shovelers are available then one person should be digging down at the point of the probe and the other people or person should be clearing snow out of the trench to allow room.
      • These roles should be rotated to keep shovelers fresh.

      Probing Techniques:

      Beacon Search Probing

      The pinpoint search (within three meters) is the trickiest part

      of a beacon search. A probe can quickly confirm the location and depth of burial.

      Probes with depth markings aid in determining exact depth

      and in determining the appropriate excavation area size.

      From your lowest distance reading, probe 10 in (25cm)

      apart in an expanding spiral pattern.

      Since the pinpoint search is done along the snow surface, insert

      probe perpendicular to the surface, not straight down.

      After striking the victim, leave in place and start shoveling

      downhill of the probe.

      Recommended probe length: 1.8 to 3 meters.

      Spot Probing

      Performed if beacons are not worn or not functioning.

      Probe up to 6 feet deep (1.5 meters) in likely burial spots.

      These include the fall line below last-seen-area; around the

      victimís equipment on surface; above and below rocks &

      trees; depressions, curves, and the toe of the debris pile.

      Studies show that avalanche victims rarely survive below 6

      feet (1.5 meters). Therefore a live recovery is more likely if

      you probe more areas than if you probe deeper.

      Recommended probe length: 2 to 3 meters.

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