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 avalanche transceiver.
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.
Contact BCA 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 can
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
- Improved distance calibration.
- Less “tr” flashing at startup.