Whether you’re a skier, snowboarder or summer enthusiasts, the BCA Link Radio 2.0 Two-Way Radio – walkie talkie lives up to its name, it’s your link to your group within the backcountry, maximise your fun and safety.
When you got the BC link you’re never alone out there.
It’s incredibly important to educate yourself and your group on the benefits of a BC Link radio 2.0 and how to use them.
A BCA Link 2.0 radio combines both a remote speaker microphone and a control pad with an on/off switch, a push-to-talk button, volume controls, channel selection and also a battery indicator.
Charged via a simple USB port.
Large Glove-friendly buttons will allow you to use the two-way radio in a variety of ski conditions.
The two-way radio uses 2 watts of maximum power to provide greater signal strength that can transmit up to 6 miles
Also gives the radio a much higher max volume which allows it to be heard over sounds like a running snowmobile.
It also comes with an earphone jack in case the user prefers to have earbuds on.
When you’re touring in a large group 2500 metres above sea level, your iPhone won’t cut it to communicate.
Phone signal is often lost at this type of altitude, This would almost be impossible for you to use.
How do you expect to use your phone to communicate with a group of 10 members all at once like the BCA Link two way radio would.
When you’re caught in a blizzard with ski gloves covered in snow, It’s not exactly straight forward to use your smartphone, trying to tap the touch screen to call someone on an iPhone in your group isn’t the fastest and most efficient way.
The BC link will allow you to simply radio through to another group member or mountain rescue in real-time.
No. When skiing in a large group, the use of a two-way radio is important to communicate where the best lines are, to report injuries, snow and avalanche conditions, and also navigate your way around the mountain if you’re lost.
Without a two-way radio, you’re effectively cut off from the rest of civilization and will find it difficult to contact anyone for help or receive updates on weather and snow conditions.
Whether you’re part of a recreational skiing group or a professional production team, group dynamics can quickly become a liability if one person has gone missing and isn’t responding on the two-way radio.
It can lead to a lot of fears and irrational actions especially if there is no way to contact those missing people.
With a BC link radio, group communication becomes more fluid since it doesn’t require settings to be changed and provides several miles of coverage
If you have been caught in an avalanche or have a casualty within your ski group, the BCA Link Radio 2.0 can be used to relay information to the local mountain rescue team in real-time.
There are many situations where a BCA Link 2.0 radio becomes a vital piece of equipment when venturing into the backcountry.
Yes, if you are an owner of a BCA Float Airbag then it can be attached to the shoulder strap. see video for more information.
A BCA Link 2.0 radio is not compatible with an avalanche transceiver. Interference can occur if they are too close together.
It’s important to keep them at least 20cm apart when the transceiver is in transmit mode and about 50cm when it’s in search mode if you are carrying both.
Thank you for taking time to read our blog and i hope you now understand the importance of two-way radio’s, We are offering you 10% OFF BCA Link 2.0 Radios, Simply use the coupon code BCLINK10 at the checkout.
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