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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• 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.
How Do You Get Found Once You Activate It?
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).