TracMe
   
TracMe Applications:
Bushwalking
Snow skiing
Kayaking
Canoeing
Climbing
Mountain biking
Hang gliding
Paragliding
Scouts
Guides
All outdoor adventure activities.

Designed for
GENERAL PUBLIC USE
 

International Patent Application No. 2003906385

The Tracme is not a replacement for a 406 MHz EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) or PLB. For example, for off shore boating, a 406 EPIRB is required.
See FAQ.

Innovative technology to help find you faster

Unique Features Of The TracMe Locator Beacon:
Voice beacon - can be monitored by anyone on the existing handheld two-way radio with a signal strength indicator:

FRS/GMRS CH1 in North America/Canada

UHF CB radio emergency CH5 throughout Australia and New Zealand

TracMe can only be used ONCE and if it is a documented search and rescue by a SAR organization the TracMe unit will be replaced FREE of charge.

Extremely small and light weight (35 grams)

Is NOT a satellite beacon

Waterproof to 1 meter and has 10 year shelf life. At the end of 10 years if activated it will still operate every 15 seconds for 7 days.

Low cost - less than half the cost of existing beacons.

Very low cost for the Search and Rescue (SAR) crews.

TracMe is activated by using one hand to separate the bottom yellow section from the top blue section that has a lanyard attached to it. The yellow section has the antenna and electronics for transmitting.

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$49.95 + FREE REPLACEMENT with official SAR documentation! (See FAQ)

A search can be performed with a single aircraft and one ground crew of 2 to 3 people.

Transmits a voice message “Help...Emergency” every 15 seconds continuously for 7 days - this gives the rescuers ample time to locate the beacon.

Does not automatically instigate a search and rescue.

A TracMe Locator Beacon is packaged with a lanyard, instruction manual and three cards to prepare, pack and inform before the next outdoor adventure. A Leave Behind Card reminds a user to leave an itinerary, a Dashboard Card indicates a TracMe user at the trailhead, and a Field Reference card offers preparation and self-test reminders.
 

Question...

How Do You Get Found Once You Activate It?

Answer...
First of all you must notify family or friends of where you are going to trek. There is a plastic card that comes with the TracMe packaging that has details on who to notify should you get lost. 1 card is left behind that reminds a user to leave an itinerary. The 2nd Dashboard Card is left in your vehicle indicating a TracMe user, and has contact numbers for SAR. The 3rd is a Field Reference card that offers preparation and self-test reminders.
 
Now, if you are lost and have not reported back at a certain time, family or friends can notify SAR authorities. REMEMBER A PERSON HAS TO BE REPORTED MISSING BEFORE A SAR CAN COMMENCE.
 
 SAR authorities have simple methods to locate you which are listed on the SAR Resources page. The quickest way would be to use a hand held FRS/GMRS (North America, CH1) or UHF CB (Australia/New Zealand, CH5) radio and a hand held GPS, inside a light aircraft doing a parallel pattern search. 40 sq kilometres can be covered in 30 minutes. Listen out for ‘Help...Emergency’; mark enter on the GPS every time you hear this until you can’t hear the transmission anymore. If you now look at your GPS you will have a series of dots forming circles – the centre of all the circles is where the beacon is. Ground search methods are also described in a presentation on the SAR Resources page and are just as simple to follow.
 

A Free Replacement Policy is our Commitment to Your Safety

When you leave with a TracMe, you not only have a 10-year investment in your backcountry safety with your purchase, you take a commitment from us to replace the beacon free of charge when it is used for a legitimate search and rescue (see instruction manual for details).

TracMe Beacons Pty/Ltd is a member of these U.S. organizations and regularly informs members working in and with the search and rescue industry of product updates.

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