The key to safety in the backcountry is communication, and haven't you always wanted a walkie talkie? Spread out on the skin track and scout new lines with the BC Link two way radio. The BC Link features the Smart Mic user interface with a radio base unit connected to a smaller mic so you will never have to go searching through your pockets. 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.
- Weight: 12 ounces / 340 g
- Smart mic dimensions: 3.3‚ x 1.0‚ x 1.8‚ / 8.0 x 4.0 x 4.5 cm
- Base unit dimensions: 2.5‚ x 2.0‚ x 6.0‚ / 6 x 5 x 15 cm
- Waterproof to IP56 standards
- Power outage 1 Watt for GMRS (more range, but shorter battery life), and .5 Watt outage for FRS (less range, longer battery life)
- 22 FRS and GMRS channels + 121 sub-channels ensures minimal interference.
- Radio includes option for pre-set channel selections.
- Compatible with all standard FRS/GMRS radios.
- Designed to be worn with all backpacks.
- Secure cord connection and alligator clip for shoulder or sternum strap.
- Glove-friendly controls, optimized for easy handling.
- On/off and volume control.
- Channel control.
- Push-to-talk button.
- Rechargeable 3.7-Volt lithium ion battery provides long battery life.
- Base unit can be clipped to belt or stashed inside backpack.
I bought this on impulse. I had no idea how handy it is. It is simple and easy to use, it doesn't matter if you are back country, resort skiing or riding a sled this thing will keep you in touch with your buddies. The ability to wear it with ear buds allows for you to hear radio calls even under the toughest conditions.