The Tracker2 software can be updated
(read about updating other transceivers).
The update is done using an infrared interface.
The ability to update your beacon is important, because it allows
you to get enhancements and new features without purchasing a new
To determine which version of software is
in your Tracker2:
- Remove one battery.
- Turn on the unit.
- Reinstall the battery.
The screen will display T2, r, the revision number, and the battery
percentage. For example, the following indicate that this is a Tracker2,
using software revision 03, and the batteries are charged to 99%.
The cost to update a Tracker2 is $20. This
can be done by shipping your transceiver to BCA or by contacting
one of BCA's location representatives.
for the details.
- This update prevents the Tracker2 from entering
reprogramming mode if there is a brief interruption
in the power supply. Along with the new software, you
will also receive a new front with anti-static material
and stiffer action on the return-to-transmit tab. You
read BCA's announcement about the upgrade (although
BCA is no longer providing a free "UPS call tag"
and the turn-around time is one week).
- Slightly improved range at cold temperatures.
- Wider “window” for the directional lights (immediately
to left and right of center).
- Improved distance calibration.
- Less “tr” flashing at startup.