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  • Consolidated user interface is located right at your fingertips, and is optimized to be used while wearing gloves; smart mic is designed to clip on any pack
  • Integrated with the Smart Mic unit, the user interface features a push-to-talk button, on/off switch, volume control, battery indicator, channel selection and an earphone jack
  • 22 FRS and GMRS channels and 121 sub-channels ensure minimal interference
  • The BC Link Group Communication system features a secure cord connection between the Smart Mic and the base unit battery pack
  • Base unit can be stashed inside your pack or clipped onto your belt; placing base unit in your pack insulates the battery from the cold
  • Rechargeable 3.7-Volt lithium-ion battery provides long battery life; 110-Volt charger adaptor connects to the mini USB port on the base unit
  • The Backcountry Access BC Link Group Communication system is compatible with all standard FRS/GMRS radios


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Best Use Backcountry Skiing
Channels 38 FRS and GMRS
Privacy Codes 83
Range Up to 20
Power 0.5 watt on FRS channels / 1 watt on GMRS channels
Battery Type Lithium Ion
Rechargeable Yes
Radio Service FRS, GMRS
Dimensions Mic: 3.3 x 1.8 x 1; base unit: 6 x 2.5 x 2 inches
Weight 12 ounces
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clearing up communication Anyone that travels in the backcountry knows that good communication is essential to making decisions that keep you and your partners safe. However, often times in the backcountry good communication is not always easy- information can get lost when trying to yell between spaced out partners. These radios clear that up. They are light, easy to use and provide clear communication between partners, and even between separate groups, eliminating potential mis-communications between them. To me, these radios are becoming just as essential as a beacon, shovel and probe because they help reduce the need to use those tools in the first place. With good, clear communication comes better decision making which is the most important tool you can have in the backcountry.
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick & Easy communication As a guide and BC skier in potentially dangerous terrain communication is critical. Often no radio is needed and the weather and conditions are totally manageable. Other times, it's a different situation, I need all the help I can get and the BC Link radio is an excellent tool. Here are just two reasons: Wind can break down communication almost immediately and having a easy communication via radio is awesome. Visual connection to the group can be challenging if you need to ski a line all the way to the bottom (or around a corner to an island of safety) out of sight of your partners. And the list for why you should carry a radio goes on... The BC Link works well: Because you don't need to take off your gloves to use it. Because the base unit is warm in your pack and not exposed to the elements. Because the base unit is away from your beacon (which is typically in your front pocket or on a harness on the front of your body - beacon and radio don't always get along well...) Because it can be mounted on your pack strap for simple, quick, easy, and efficient use...
Date published: 2016-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Communication Simply The BCA BC link radios are a must have for backcountry travel. They are simple to use, just set the channel and have clear communication with your partners. The backpack strap clip stays attached and allows for quick communication, without fumbling with zippers or pockets. The battery life is great, can easily handle a long day in stormy backcountry conditions.
Date published: 2016-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from backcountry communication done right Communication in the backcountry can mean life or death, or the epic line compared to the not so epic. The BC link makes this easy, clear, and functional. with the unit stashed in your pack and the mic clipped on your pack strap, you are not fumbling into a pocket, or having to take off your gloves.... you can even change preset channels incase another group happens to be on the same one. This system is the go to, and I don't enter the backcountry with out my group having this on board.
Date published: 2016-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Helpful This tool is vital for me in the backcountry. The backpack clip make's it so easy to get a hold of your group and communicate. Weather we are breaking trail and get separating, navigating through a line or letting the filmed know your ready to drop... These radio's are the most clear and easy to use radio's I have ever used.
Date published: 2015-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Backcountry Communication Made WAY Better I love my BCA link radios. They make my travel in the backcountry smoother and safer. The radio has an easier to use interface with pre-programable channels. With the speaker piece attachable to a backpack strap, you always have easy communication with your crew!
Date published: 2015-11-29
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Is this a single radio or a pair of radios?

Asked by: BCJake
This is sold as a single radio.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-31

The manufacturer's website lists the maximum transmit power as 1 watt, but the specs on say 2 watts. Which is it?

Asked by: JakeWeber
Thank you for bringing this to our attention. The output for the BC Link is in fact 1 watt for GMRS channels. We will update as soon as possible.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-06-05

Could I contact the Park Service with this Radio if i needed help on the trail?

Asked by: Mrstrider09
If you are in radio range and know the proper channel, you could contact the Park Service with the BC Link Group Communication System.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-27

What are, if any, are the weather / water proof specifications of this radio?

Asked by: Valious
The radio is rated IP56 (Dust and water resistant).
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-12-29
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