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Great new BCA BC LINK Radios for the Backcountry!

Feb. 2, 2014, 11:06 p.m.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xc7poXixsBg

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@davenorona

@Dave Norona

Feb. 3, 2014, 5:31 a.m.
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price?

range?

battery life?

frequencies/compatibility with other radios?

licensing requirements?

Feb. 3, 2014, 6:58 a.m.
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price?

range?

battery life?

frequencies/compatibility with other radios?

licensing requirements?

$175.00 - on there web site, pretty cheap considering vhf radios are 300.00 plus and then you have to buy the mic separately.

2.5 miles they say, on Saturday I was down at the trail head at 8600 feet and Alex was stuck down some gully at least 1000 feet higher…I tried 3 times to get him on the radio and on the 3rd try i could hear him. it was static but I could hear him, I was impressed and so was everyone in the group!

5 times that of a regular 2-way radio that does not work that well in the mtns.

Yes

No licensing just open box turn on and go…the cool thing is you can do everything from the mic,

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@davenorona

@Dave Norona

Feb. 3, 2014, 7:17 a.m.
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Just to be clear,youre comparing it to a FRS radio,right?

The price and handset functions make this an interesting option.

…and fwiw,my programmable VHF handheld work very well in the mountains.

Feb. 3, 2014, 12:27 p.m.
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Just to be clear,youre comparing it to a FRS radio,right?

The price and handset functions make this an interesting option.

…and fwiw,my programmable VHF handheld work very well in the mountains.

These are basically just FSR with added features to make easier to use. Not a replacement for VHF for times when you really need a VHF.

Feb. 3, 2014, 12:53 p.m.
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Just a better built FRS? If that is the case, I would love to get my hands on one since those walmart/best buy FRS craps out most of the time.

Feb. 3, 2014, 2:12 p.m.
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here is a decent write up on them

http://www.wildsnow.com/11646/bc-link-2-way-radio-snowsports-skiing-walkie-talkie/

I agree with APT id shell out for a higher quality unit.

Feb. 3, 2014, 5:09 p.m.
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Seriously do NOT waste your money on these. I had some but returned them because they were pretty much crap. If you want best bang for your buck order a Wouxun dual band radio. They are so much better you can not even compare them. Technically you need a License(which would still be cheaper than the BCA units) but I just make sure I stay off any live channel. they cost 99.00 and you can get a clip on mic for 12.00.

only 35 but still beat the 30-39 BC cup Champion 4 out of 6 races

Feb. 3, 2014, 6:21 p.m.
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I'd like to have something for active FSR's to access skiing/biking/communicate w logging trucks. are the bca or those wouxun's used for that as well?

Feb. 3, 2014, 7:02 p.m.
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I'd like to have something for active FSR's to access skiing/biking/communicate w logging trucks. are the bca or those wouxun's used for that as well?

You want a programmable VHF handheld. You can find them on ebay and sometimes kijiji or craigslist. Should run you 100 to 250 bucks.

Feb. 3, 2014, 7:57 p.m.
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You want a programmable VHF handheld. You can find them on ebay and sometimes kijiji or craigslist. Should run you 100 to 250 bucks.

VHF, k thanks. thought something would come up on the local online classified but nothing that I've seen in the last couple yrs

Feb. 3, 2014, 8:06 p.m.
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here you go

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ICOM-IC-V8-Two-way-radio-2-way-walkie-talkie-handy-talky-136-174mhz-ICV8-/200976062437?pt=US_Ham_Radio_Transceivers[HTML_REMOVED]hash=item2ecb1b57e5

Just a speculative fiction. No cause for alarm.

Feb. 3, 2014, 9:21 p.m.
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here you go

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ICOM-IC-V8-Two-way-radio-2-way-walkie-talkie-handy-talky-136-174mhz-ICV8-/200976062437?pt=US_Ham_Radio_Transceivers[HTML_REMOVED]hash=item2ecb1b57e5

nice. decent price. not much description. that's programmable for different fsr's? 4 left

Feb. 3, 2014, 9:42 p.m.
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nice. decent price. not much description. that's programmable for different fsr's? 4 left

I have the older version of this radio. Most FSR channels in BC are in the 150-172 mhz range. You just enter the radio freq. Posted at the foot of the road and bob's your uncle. I use them often for work when my truck radio doesn't have the customer work channel.

Feb. 3, 2014, 9:45 p.m.
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k thanks again. JD too. thought that was the case. make sure before I pull the trigger

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