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  1. #1
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    Worth trading in an older T2 for a T3 or TS?

    I've had my T2 for close to 10 years and don't really know what the expected lifetime is on a beacon but it works fine (never used it in a rescue, knock on wood). That said, I know that BCA has a trade-in program where they discount you for a new beacon if you send back an older version.

    Assuming the answer is yes, do folks have opinions on the Tracker 3 vs the S?

  2. #2
    Join Date
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    The Tracker 2 is no longer considered a solid option as far as I'm aware -- not only has technology improved quite a bit since those days (3 antennae instead of 2, much better search functionality...), but more importantly the Tracker 2 has emerged as having some significant failures and problems. I don't have links in front of me, but I bet you can find info without too much trouble.

    I'd definitely get a new beacon, whether BCA or other brand.

  3. #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ignatius View Post
    The Tracker 2 is no longer considered a solid option as far as I'm aware -- not only has technology improved quite a bit since those days (3 antennae instead of 2, much better search functionality...), but more importantly the Tracker 2 has emerged as having some significant failures and problems. I don't have links in front of me, but I bet you can find info without too much trouble.

    I'd definitely get a new beacon, whether BCA or other brand.
    You may be thinking of the original tracker DTS, as the info above is incorrect. The Tracker 2 is a 3-antenna beacon, the only thing it lacks is some advanced search options that the Tracker 3 has. It's still a great option, extremely fast, and quite durable.

    10 years is a good life for a beacon, so I'd probably trade it in...
    Drive slow, homie.

  4. #4
    Join Date
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    Trade it in and buy a Pieps instead.
    No kick turns
    No mercy

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