Backcountry Access BCA BC Link 2.0
Radios are a proven backcountry safety tool, the BCA Link 2.0 boosts performance with extended range. Strong group communication is the key to any successful day of adventuring. Find separated friends, communicate plans, and share observations in real-time with the BC Link group communication system. 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.
- BC Link 2.0 with 2 Watts of Power and operate on 22 FRS GMRS channels + 121 sub-channels to ensure minimal interference
- Comes with long-lasting rechargeable lithium-ion battery, up to 80 hours of battery life
- Protected Channel Selection Dial
Ryan D. Fisher –
Works very well most of the time, voices are clear, range is good, battery life is great. Speaker became very quiet on one occasion, rendering it nearly useless. I think the cause was ice build up, as it worked fine the next day. However, this is exactly the type of weather in which I would need communication to work the most, which is why I deducted 1 star. It’s still the best 2 way radio on the market that I’ve found.
Works as intended. For a low powered unit, it works really well. We pick up some static in the trees or if around a couple of corners but nothing that isn’t expected. The battery life is amazing right out of the box. Have been using them for a few hours a day in a four day period without needing a recharge since new. I haven’t been able to get the WX channels to work (out of the box). I personally only monitor the channel my partner is on so that part doesn’t bother me.
These are very nice, high quality radios. The volume can get loud enough to hear over the engine noise of my snowmobile and the optional headphone jack is nice if you want to have an earbud in instead. The range is great. I can’t give a specific distance, but we never found ourselves out of range from one another. As other reviewers have said, the channel selector knob can get bumped while queuing the mic. We set our channels in groups so it would have to get bumped multiple times to be on a different frequency; so while slightly annoying, it is certainly not a deal breaker. My biggest disappointment is the amount of wind noise it picks up. We pretty much have to be completely stopped or barely crawling in order for the other person to understand what we are saying. If anyone has ideas on how to reduce the wind noise, I’d love to hear them. All in all these are a great solution for communication while snowmobiling. As long as you are okay with stopping to talk (probably safer anyway), then I highly recommend these.
LeAnne Spicer –
Very easy to set up and use. Great customer service from BCA when I broke the little clip on the back of the radio. They responded to my email within the day and had a free replacement to me by the end of the week.
Fred Norquist –
These radios work well. 3 complaints… 1, channels accidentally get changed if you bump the dial with letters on it, even if you lock channel on radio. 2, The microphone piece comes unplugged from radio randomly, I duct-taped mine together. 3, You must be very precise when pushing the orange button to talk, frequently especially with gloves miss the correct point and your message doesnt go through. otherwise they work well
This radio is considered the go-to standard for snowmobiles and backcountry skiing. Good range and convenient glove-compatible remote. However, they should redesign this thing for modern times. Start with an 18650 instead of the terrible outdated battery packs (duh).
Chuck Bernard –
Bought these for snowmobiling and they didn’t even last a couple of months. One never really worked well and stopped transmitting any sound once it got really cold (20 degrees F). They only way to fix it was to remove the battery and put the battery back in. Did this so many times during the day that eventually the connector for cable that goes between the main radio and the microphone/speaker snapped. The version 2 of these are out now and I would ONLY buy version #2 if you are interested in radios of this type. I resisted buying this brand again because of the waste of $279 on the first pair, but it looks like BCA addressed the weak cable connector by a complete redesign of version 2. Bought the Version 2 this winter and they seem to be working for the first couple of weeks. Design is better for sure. Again, don’t buy these, they are garbage. Buy Version 2 instead.
Santino F –
I’m not so sure about this radio. Granted this is my first experience with this system, but that being said I’m usually pretty good about getting acquainted with new saftey tech and knock on wood following the directions provided and after downloading the user manual as well, my unit seems to be completely un responsive besides taking a charge and lighting up. I’m definetly open to it’s probably user error, but at the same time this was kinda supposed to be an upgrade from the older system I am currently using, and if it’s this much of a pain in the ass I’m my living room it’s going to take me a wile to trust this damn thing in the back country for sure. Maybe I’ll find out I like it later on but first impressions aren’t to good seeing as my unit is completely un responsive.
Jake D –
Works great for snowmobiling
kayle wilson –
Amazing radio as all bca radios are!! Got my radio and had a problem with the screw to hold The microphone on the threads were pulled out of the radio. Upon noticing and contacting about fixing it, a new one was said to be delivered at my house in less then 24 hrs !!!! At no charge to me as long as old was was returned with in a week or two! Amazing!!!! glad I can count on quality like this
Benjamin Ramsey –
Wish all these BCA radios came with a frog skinz cover for the mic and speaker.hopefully BCA reads this review and starts doing that.
Terry B –
These radios are awesome! They are crystal clear. I can hear it over a running snowmobile with my helmet on!
Lucas Youngberg –
Much better than the Link 1.0, good range, easy to use.
Ms. Crabb –
This was a gift. The recipient was very happy!
My honest truth If I could give this review a one star rating I would this radio was terrible I’m glad I returned it was a waste of money.
G in H-Town –
I bought theses for backcountry skiing and hiking. The quality Audio and extreme battery life led me to buy two more units. We used in Moab which helped spotter and multiple vehicles stay in touch.They have high and low power. Battery lasts days without charging. They can work with other two way radios. Way more applications than I expected.