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    BC Link 2.0 Two-Way Radio

    The BC Link 2.0 is the second generation of Backcountry Access's two-way radio designed specifically for backcountry touring, and it comes with twice the wattage for a better performance at the recommended distance of 6 miles and the maximum distance of 40 miles (both with line of sight). The remote-friendly Smart Mic has glove-friendly controls for on-and-off, volume, battery indicator, channel selection, and push-to-talk so you don't have to find the base unit packed inside your backpack to change settings. BCA designed the Smart Mic to shed snow so it never ices up or packs down with snow. The BC Link 2.0 is compatible with BCA's Float Avalanche Airbag and Stash Backpacks.

    • Two-way radio built for backcountry touring
    • Smart Mic offers glove-friendly handling
    • Rechargeable battery offers 400 hours of standby power
    • Recommended line-of-sight usable range of 6 miles; max of approximately 40-miles
    • Item #BCA001M

    Tech Specs

    Power Output
    2 watt
    22 FRS GMRS channels + 121 sub-channels
    Remote Mic
    Smart Mic
    2300mAh lithium ion
    [mic] 3.5 x 2.1 x 1.5in [radio] 3.5 x 2.1 x 1.5in
    Recommended Use
    backcountry, mountaineering
    Manufacturer Warranty
    3 years

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    Simple and Easy

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Communication is key in any relationship - my relatinship with the backcountry is no different. Which is why I upped my kit with the Backcounty Access BC Link 2.0. An updated version of the original Link we all love, I know I can count on the Link 2.0 Radio to be better, faster and stronger to keep up with me this touring season.

    Great simple two way radio

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I have used simple and inexpensive Motorola radios as well as high end digital radios that are overly complex. The BAC Link 2.0 is simple to use, has good range, is well designed, and has not let me know yet. I use it for backcountry trips and resort skiing. It also can work with your group that is using Motorola or other public channel radios. So you are not limited to communicating with other BAC radios. I highly recommend this product.

    A nice to have one for backcountry ski

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I bought 2 units and used them on a 4-day yurt backcountry skiing trip. We tested the range. It seems to be adequate, but received noises when we were ~0.5 mile apart. In my guess, the antenna might be too close to metallic objects inside the rucksack which resulted in the reduced range. I want to used it on ice climbing and other outdoor activities such as resort skiing, cycling, hiking, but it seems to be a little bulky and heavy side.

    Good until it quit transmitting

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Design improvements were good from the 1.0 that I used for a couple years. The speaker is louder, dials are in a better place, and the attachment to the radio is better. However, after a month of use I can hear people but now they can't hear me, no transmit. I emailed BCA warranty and now sales and have not heard anything back for weeks now so I am sitting on a useless radio that I bought directly from BCA.
    Also, battery life is better but there is no way to see an indicator that shows it is fully charged when you have it plugged in, so you are guessing when you turn on the radio and see full bars, that it is done charging. Also, the redesign on the mic is better against the elements, but I've seen it ice up like the old ones and not work to transmit so I think the frogzskin upgraded is needed on the new ones too.

    Perfect for Ski Tours

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    We've used this a few times on ski tours. Great for pockets out of cell phone range, both in bounds and out of bounds. Great investment!

    Terrible mic attachment

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Bought two, screwed the mics on, both failed at the screw attaching the mic to the base unit immediately. The screw is held by a nut in the base unit of the radio. Both nuts were pulled from the base unit when tightened. I expected better quality by BCA.

    Terrible mic attachment


      If you're venturing out in the backcountry, this radio is a must! It's easy to use, has good range and battery life. The ability to reach others in your group, or others in the area is paramount, and this makes it super easy. I bought this over the original version due to the supposedly extended range, and updated mic connection, but the original is still a great option at a cheaper price.


      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      This radio rocks. Super simple to use and has great range & battery life. I've used it on 4-5 tours so far and have no complaints! A must-have for backcountry adventures!

      Way better than BC Link 1.0

        After using the first generation of BC link for the past two seasons, this is a pleasant upgrade. The range of this radio is much better than the first one and stays on the same channel much better. I use this for snowmobiling and it works great for communicating with my party. Highly recommend for any backcountry user, regardless of how you choose to travel through it.

        Great Improvement

        • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

        I've used the original link for years. Longer battery life and stronger radio makes for a solid upgrade. I also was pumped to see that they updated the way the remote cord mounts to the radio. Seeing the review on here about it failing is a bummer I thought it seems like a good design, but hopefully that one was indeed just a lemon. Fortunately between the BCA warranty and Backcountry's customer service it's easy to remedy such things, but fingers crossed she holds strong.

        I also like the redesign of the remote, they added plastic around the dials to help you avoid accidental channel changing which did happen to me from time to time with the old one.

        Might have got a lemon

        • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

        Use this radio for 2 days. Day 3 I noticed it was not turning on and just left it in my pack assuming the battery was dead. Got back at the end of the day and found that the small plastic piece where it connects to the main body of the radio had broken and was only being held by the screw and was not making good contact. Poor design in my opinion as this radio was only in my pack and I would not have expected anything to break. I may try another one of these, if not, I will be picking up one of the originals.

        Might have got a lemon

        I had the EXACT same thing happened to mine after ONE DAY of use. Will be sending it back ASAP. Why they didn't design with two screws to hold in place is beyond me. Really shoddy design work.


        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        This is certainly an improvement over the first version! The redesigned mic sheds snow and makes communicating with your partners in the backcountry so easy. With its improved long range, communication from the top of a run to your partner further down is crystal clear and easy. Charge time is short and usues a micro usb so nothing weird there. I strongly recommend for anyone skiing the backcountry! The puch to talk botton is better now, and its easy to adjust volume or which channel you are on all with the part that is strapped to your backpck.

        Any further consensus on whether the two broken mic attachments were lemons or if this is a widespread issue? I guess if anyone out there has been using it extensively for a season or so with no issues it's probably OK?