The Smart Mic user interface is located at your fingertips, meaning you never need to dig the radio out of your pack to change settings. Includes radio base unit connected to Smart Mic. Designed to be worn with all backpacks. Optimized for use with BCA’s new line of Stash packs. The BC Link is compatible with all FRS/GMRS radios (standard talkabout radios) and has a range of 2.5 miles line of sight with 140 hours of battery life.
|Name||BCA BC Link Radio
|Manufacturer Part Number||RL-10000
Based On 20 reviews.
This radio has changed the way snowmobilers communicate in the backcountry. I have used other hand held radios before but we never seemed to use them because of their inconvenience. These radios work awesome with the controls on the mic. They save a lot of time looking for each other and offer excellent benefits in a time of emergency.
Decent product used primarily for group communication while sledding in the back country. After heavy use over the last year, I definitely have found some issues with the unit. The battery life is starting to suffer. I only get a half day of moderate communication before they will not transmit anymore. Range is fair but limited due to the low wattage of the unit. The mic freezes over quite often making communication difficult or impossible until thawed. Frogzkins makes a kit to help with this but I have yet to try it. Also the small, thin ring of plastic that the mic screws into on the head unit is prone to breaking if you are disconnecting often. I would recommend this product for trail riders, cross country skiing or any other back country activity that doesn’t involve a lot of snow coming in contact with the mic and range issues through trees and valleys won’t be of concern. I have to admit for the price of these I expected better. For those looking for better range and versatility I would suggest going to a Baofeng style programmable unit with a mic attachment.
Works good. Could be louder
Love this products. Makes it so easy to keep track of everyone.
Very good piece of equipment to have in the Backcountry. Keeps everyone in our group much better connected.
Will help ease mom's mind a little bit when the kids are sledding in the mountains. Purchased 4 of these for our son & his friends.
Great radio. Wish I could use AA batteries for when I forget to charge.
I love this radio, so easy to use and easy to have different groups that use different frequencies. Every time we ride with new people before they are out with us next they have a couple. The ease of changing off busy channels without taking off any equipment as well as communication fully geared and ride ready. Loud enough to hear while riding, We carry ours on dirt bikes, sleds and when convoying in the trucks.
Simply awesome. Paired with their AV bag you run the cord in the shoulder strap with base unit in bag. Had one break and BCA sent me brand new mic in less than two weeks awesome customer service. BCA all the way!!
I use VHF radios. Vertex 150's. They work on the channels in BS and Alberta, on their logging roads, to call CMH and other heli-op's in an emergency. They are 5 W, carry 35 KM if you're on a mtn top. Jeez, BCA says 2.5 miles. My Mickey Mouse Midland $35 pr. of Family Band units will carry 12 miles line-o-sight. Like their transceivers, short range --- buy a PIEPS. Like their shovels, they aren't even the correct (big enough size) to do a proper "pat" snow test.
This radio is the one to have when you are trying to stay in touch with your friends, and not have to dig your radio out of your bag every time. I still carry my GPS radio, incase I need to find someone, but with this radio, I can always hear what's going on, and it's so easy to respond instantly!
Easy to use, convenient, durable and a must for anything outdoors. I bought my to use backcountry snowmobiling but found that it can be extremely usefully for other outings. High recommend this product!
In love with this radio and use it every time I ride. The battery life is great and the range is awesome.
My favorite part is that I can leave my helmet and gloves on and be able to communicate with my group. A must have radio, especially in the backcountry!
In love with this radio and use it every time I ride. The battery life is great and the range is awesome. My favorite part is that I can leave my helmet and gloves on and be able to communicate with my group. A must have radio, especially in the backcountry!
The BCA link radio is by far the best radio I have ever tried. I love that I don't have to take my gloves or helmet off. I can be riding my snowmobile and still hear if someone calls me. Fits perfect with my BCA packs. I have used this radio in so many situations that I make sure everyone I ride with uses one. The range is awesome and the price is great for how much this radio does. The battery life is very impressive as well.
The BCA BC Link system is by far the best radio you can buy for Backcountry use. The radio will talk to other gps units such as the rhino too. These things are great, the battery life is unbelievable and the range is great. No more digging through packs, pockets, etc to try and communicate with friends, and the best part is you can leave the gloves on and the helmet and you're still communicating.
I have used lots of radios and helmet comms for filming, guiding, and staying connected with my group, but the BC link system is hands down the best yet. stow the main piece in your pack, and mont the mic on your pack strap. you can adjust the volume, channel from the mic, and even hear it when your riding. easy to use, and so far after a full season, of ripping trees, and deep pow days, it is still good to go. stay connected with your group by using the BC link.
I have used lots of other radios, helmet comms, and anything to stay in contact with my riding group. But the BC link is hands down the best I have found yet! easy to use, and you can hear it when your riding. I would suggest this product to everyone that goes into the backcountry.
This is one of the tools you use in the backcountry once and will never ride without again. Spend less time looking for your friends and more time riding. Not to mention its an awesome tool to keep your group safe. Quality is top notch and battery life far exceeded my expectations. The ability to hear and talk with your group while riding without removing your helmet or gloves is what sets this apart. Favorite tech device I've bought for sledding.
BCA Link Radios - We used 4 of these radios over the past season snowmobiling in the mountains of WY. Good voice quality and great distance in the deep woods! Help saved a lot time when we separated and coming back together! Only issue we had was the dial can easy switch channels, can be easily fixed with tape and should NOT be deal breaker!