Uniden BEARCAT CB Radio With Sideband And WeatherBand (980SSB)
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- Single Side Band USB/LSB
- Easy to Read Adjustable 7 Color Display Backlighting
- Noise Cancelling Microphone, Wireless Microphone Compatible
- Radio Diagnostics
- Wireless Mic Compatible - Compatible with the BC906W Wireless CB Speaker/Mic
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Uniden 40-Channel SSB CB Radio with 7-Color Digital Display BEARCAT 980
The Uniden Bearcat 980 CB Radio brings advanced feature in a modern design. The large digital S/RF / SWR meter lets you check your levels with a glance. Also including 7 different back lights to custom the right color. The Bearcat 980 CB Radio is equipped with all the important features: integrated SWR meter, noise canceling mic, RF gain control, NOAA weather alert, ANL/noise blanker, automatic noise limiter, 40 channels, and more.
The Bearcat 980 CB Radio has a large color changing LCD display which works for the driver making it easier to see. The backlight display is adjustable, giving you the option to brighten or dim when need/wanted. Equipped with noise cancelling microphone and RF Gain the Bearcat 980 CB Radio makes hearing better for the driver and who they are talking to. With the integrated SWR gives perfect antenna matching. Working with the Uniden BC906W CB Wireless Microphone the Bearcat 980 has become more adaptable.
Colorful Display for High Visibility
The Uniden CB display features a seven-color backlight display for easy viewing. The colorful display makes it easy to read and adjust settings, while still keeping your focus on your driving. The radio also features a dimmer switch that lets you change the display intensity from day to night.
|Channel Operation||40 Channel Operation||40 Channel Operation||40 Channel Operation||40 Channel Operation||40 Channel Operation||40 Channel Operation|
|Instant Channel 9||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Analog S/RF Meter||✓||✓||Signal/RF Power Indicator||Local/DX RF Gain||Local/DX RF Gain|
|Weather Alert||NOAA Weather Radio||NOAA Weather Radio||NOAA Weather Radio|
|Standing Wave Ratio||✓|
|Wireless Mic Compatible||✓|
|Handheld CB Radio||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
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|Item Dimensions||3.5 x 15 x 8.5 in||7.25 x 9.25 x 2.25 in||12.88 x 6.03 x 2.31 in||7 x 1.88 x 6.5 in||6 x 4 x 4 in||8.6 x 7.6 x 2.5 in|
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Additional Features: Memory Scan, Clarifier, Volume/Squelch Control, RF Gain Control, Instant Channel 9/19, CB/PA Switch, Microphone Gain 4-Position Control, 40 Channel AM Operation, Laser Etched Keys, Extra Long Microphone Cord, Channel Indicator, Includes 6 Pin to 4 Pin Adapter, Dimmer Switch Day/Night, Product Weight: 4 pounds, 8 ounce, Product Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth): 15" x 9" x 4".
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The sleek design with user-choice multiple colored display looks sharp and compliments the dashboard / cockpit of my 2016 year class A motorhome. The ease of tuning the radio without the need for an external meter - was a plus feature that I was not expecting from a radio of this class, yet Uniden always impresses me with their unique equipment options with users in mind. I use Uniden scanners and handheld radios; this CB radio is no exception, it's design is first class. I like the weather push button option, quick easy way to check the local weather from NOAA wherever you are. The microphone is high quality with a push button that feels like a team of designers decided to make this one last. Personally I like the look of the mic as it has this sort of space age look to it. The radio performed well on our last 4000 mile journey across the USA. The sound is that CB sound, that cuts through road noise but easy to squelch out if desired, signals boomed in from far away and my signal reports, combined with the Firestik CB antenna, were stellar.
The second one functioned as expected SORTA. The output on the receiving end has very low volume. Everyone tells me they have to turn me way up to hear me, which makes everyone else too loud. This wasn't the case with the Uniden 550 this unit replaced. I have the mic gain all the way up but it doesn't seem to help.
Rather than return it again, I'll probably just take it to a CB repair place to have it checked. I haven't decided yet. Maybe Uniden will see my review and offer some suggestions.
EDIT: I decided to return it. I couldn't justify spending additional $$ to get it working right. I bought a different brand.
Now, here's a few concerns and criticisms, but for me, it does not sour me on this radio in the least: Mine out of the box does 3W dk. Have not gone inside and turned it up yet, though I plan to. We're allowed 4 Watts, so that’s what I want! All that I've read indicates the adjustment will work out fine. I did, however, do the "beep mod," in which you unsolder one SMD resistor to get rid of the ABSOLUTELY USELESS, ANNOYING, and LOUD BEEP every time you twist a knob or push a button. This radio is annoying as heck, esp. with an external speaker, until this is done. Google for it, the instructions are out there, youtube. This radio does indeed have the Mitsubishi RD16HHF1 Mosfet final, I've confirmed it in mine. I had some concern in reading in forums that these radios blow finals, but once I learned what the part was, I was ok with it as I already have a couple of these parts in my bin. Replacements are a whole $4.75 from RF parts, or 2 for 10 from this guy, without RFparts' minimum order: www.kitsandparts.com/transistors.php I have some ideas in my mind of adding an external heat sink to the back of the radio, I'm not really convinced the final has adequate heat-sinking, just the thin piece of aluminium that makes up the rear panel of the radio.
This is a great radio for the tinkering hobbyist, and its the most inexpensive new SSB CB out there.
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