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Tracker DTS
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  • The world's first digital avalanche beacon

  • The industry's only three-dimensional antenna

  • Cuts search times

  • Easy to learn

  • Easy to use

  • No "grid" or "tangent" searching required


Directional LED’s—In search mode, lights show the direction of travel. Rotate the Tracker like a compass, then follow the arrow when light is centered.

Numeric distance display—In search mode, indicates approximate distance to the buried transmitter (in meters or yards). The closer you get, the lower the number. Keep moving until the lowest number is displayed. Within ten meters, distance is displayed in tenths. In power-up mode, display indicates battery power level (in percent of full charge).

Pinpoint search loudspeaker—Within ten meters, audible “beeps” increase in frequency and pitch with decreasing distance to the transmitter. Provides reinforcement to visual displays.

Options button—Multiple search function allows rescuer to isolate signals in the case of multiple burials. Mute function enables user to override audible signals and minimize confusion when multiple rescuers are in close proximity to each other.

Search/Transmit button (with automatic transmit default system—To enter search mode, press for one second. To return to transmit, press again. After five minutes in search mode, the Tracker DTS automatically defaults back to transmit mode. Ten seconds before default, an alarm prompts user to press search button again to remain in search mode. Protects rescuers caught in secondary avalanches or those who forget to switch back from search to transit after practicing a search.

For detailed instructions on using the Tracker DTS, see the Tracker DTS Owner's Manual.
  • Automatic sensitivity control—Dynamic signal-to-noise and signal strength filters eliminate the need for volume/sensitivity controls, help isolate signals in multiple burials.
  • Ergonomic elastic strap—Keeps the Tracker securely attached to the user’s abdomen, away from radios and other chest hardware. Quick release buckles and elastic strap provide fast, simple access when initiating search. Tracker remains securely attached to rescuer during search.
  • Automatic performance diagnostics—Tests all LEDs, transmit/receive functions, and battery power level each time the unit is turned on.
  • Worldwide compatibility—Meets EN/DIN standard 282, the European standard for avalanche beacons. Tested and certified by TÜV Product Service, Europe’s leading electronics testing lab. CE-certified for import into Europe.
  • Power supply: Three AAA alkalines; minimum 250 hours in transmit mode or 50 hours in search mode.
  • Physical characteristics: Size: 5 3/4” X 3 1/4” X 1 1/4”; weight: 9 1/2 oz. (276 grams)
  • Made in the USA.
  • Three year limited factory warranty.

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Search Paths


The Tracker DTS (Digital Transceiving System) is the fastest beacon to use and the easiest to learn. Not just because it’s digital. But because it’s the only transceiver with a three-dimensional antenna. That’s what gives the Tracker its precise directionality, enabling searchers to adjust direction on the fly. As a result, the Tracker is the only beacon that can truly follow the “flux line” search method. By definition, this is faster than other techniques, which require the searcher to stop, adjust their volume controls, and painstakingly determine the “fade points” of the victim’s signal.

The Tracker’s “smart” DTS technology enables the searcher to precisely follow the electromagnetic “flux lines” of the transmitting beacon. Five precise directional lights keep the searcher pointed in the direction of the strongest signal (flux line), leading the searcher directly to the victim. No stopping, backtracking, volume controls, or guesswork required. The grid search is the primary technique taught by avalanche professionals, using conventional, analog, one-dimensional beacons. This process requires the searcher to interpret audible signals, to define “fade points,” and to adjust volume/sensitivity controls—often resulting in long search times. Modern, one-dimensional beacons—both analog and digital—use the “tangent” search method. These beacons offer only one directional light. The user is instructed to travel in five-meter increments, stopping to reorient the beacon with the flux line. In the final “pinpoint” phase of the search, the user must revert to the grid search process.
Warning: No transceiver is effective without proper training. Read your owner’s manual, practice thoroughly, carry a shovel and probe, and take an avalanche safety course.

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