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BC980SSB-T - Uniden CB Radio with SSB (Peaked and Tuned)

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The Uniden Bearcat 980 is the only current Uniden CB radio with SSB operation. It features a large, easy to read illuminated control panel for easy use in all lighting conditions and comes with a newly designed microphone with a ergonomic pistol grip. This is a great looking radio. I'm a big fan of the digital controls and displays on the newer radios coming out. This one is no exception. I noticed right away the controls feel more solid than some others, namely the Cobra® 29LX. The 6 pin microphone plug was a little off putting until I found the 4 pin to 6 pin adapter in the box. Good move by Uniden there. One feature that popped out at me was the channel scan. Probably not that exciting for most people, but I do get a lot of requests for a CB radio with that feature and not many of them have it.

Uniden Bearcat BC980 Features:

  • 40 Channel operation
  • Dynamic squelch control
  • Mic gain HI/LO button
  • RF gain control
  • Frequency Counter
  • Noise canceling mic with extra long cord
  • 4-6 pin adapter available
  • Channel indicator
  • Instant channel 9/19
  • PA/CB switch
  • Large digital S/RF/CAL/SWR meter
  • Backlit control knobs/buttons
  • Local/DX
  • SSB USB/LSB
  • Delta tune
  • Radio diagnostics
  • ANL/Noise Blanking
  • 7 color display options
  • Easy to read laser etched keys
  • Enhanced graphics
  • Variable talk back
  • Dimmer switch day/night
  • NOAA weather channels
  • Memory Scan
  • Antenna/RF/Voltage indicator
  • Wireless mic compatible
  • Dual Clarifier (Course/Fine)  

What is in the box:

  • Uniden Bearcat BC980 SSB CB Radio
  • 6 pin CB Microphone
  • 6 pin to 4 pin Microphone adapter
  • Power cord with 6 amp fuse
  • Mounting bracket and hardware
  • Microphone hanger

Installation notes

  • Size: 2.25" H x 7.25" W x 7.5" D (without knobs and jacks)
  • This is a standard sized radio. It will install without difficulty in most vehicles that have some room.
  • The power cord for this radio is detachable for easy routing.
  • This CB radio includes a mounting bracket with two 5mm thumb screws for mounting.   Need replacement knobs?   Check out the AUDX2.
  • Looking for a replacement radio bracket?   Check out the CB74.
  • Looking for a replacement power cord?  Check out the AUCB91 power cord.  You will also need a larger fuse for this power cord- see the 10AMP fuse. 
  • Use this radio as a base station by using a PS12 Power Supply.

Calibrate Standing Wave Ratio (SWR) for the BC980SSB:

Check and calibrate the SWR to ensure your antenna system is properly tuned.

1. Connect the antenna.

2. Turn Channel Selector to set the channel.

3. Press S/RF/CAL/SWR to CAL. Press and hold the PTT button and rotate the control knob until the bar meter aligns with CAL.

4. Press S/RF/CAL/SWR to SWR. Transmit and note the SWR reading. If the SWR reading is greater than 1.5, adjust the antenna length and recheck.

5. Repeat step 4 until you achieve the best SWR readings.

Replacement Bracket

 

BC980SSB Owner's Manual (BC980-Owners-Manual-1__1_.pdf, 1,430 Kb) [Download]

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