Mike Hein: After running the BC 980SSB for a year and a half I have come to absolutely love to hate this rig. Let me explain: I just love the simplicity of the rig that the digital circuitry provides. Such a pleasure to use and the RX/TX quality is outstanding. I used the Scan Memory function all the time. The price was a pleasure too! The above has been shadowed by the fact that two of these radios just suddenly failed. Both with the exact same issue – working fine one day, next day turn it on and no TX – no reason or rhyme. The first radio failed within 7-months. I live in New Zealand and I bought this from the US – it was uneconomically feasible to ship it back to the US supplier for repairs so ended up buying another one from Australia (although twice the price). The second rig failed on me yesterday after another 7-months of operation with same problem as first. I am so disheartened as I loved these radios. HF Rigs are analogue – this is how they work and it is “by design”. When you throw all sorts of digital crap into the mix then you lose both the reliability and the ability to manipulate frequencies (for those of us who don’t like being stuck on 27MHz all the time). I am back on my 20-year old Cobra 148GTL that has NEVER failed and opened all the way and drives whatever foot-warmers I connect to it. Digital is crap but really fun and easy to live with – even if the lifespan is very short.
Harry Johnson: I was looking at the reviews for the radio on amazon, and they were horrible. The theme seemed to be that they last a couple of months and tear up and customer serv at uniden is horrible. Have they by any chance gotten all of that cleaned up?
Xyz B.: how much$$$ for it? cool radio .!
MidwestWarfare: Thanks for the Video. BTW, How did you adjust the weather squelch? What is it labeled?
Aaron Stetner: You hold the weather button down you can turn the weather alert on
brian knowles: on 980
brian knowles: this first ssb since 640e and pc122 both are led read out the grant was a old cobra 148gtl meter type
copykon: It's a great radio, the thing I like best about it is you can scan all channels.
brian knowles: I just got 980 but my made from Taiwan
brian knowles: not too many sideband radio have weather radio build in is first time see ssb with weather model and talkback
skinheadyellow: Very much like the president grant 2, even looks the same.
Will T: So how has this radio's reputation been? It's been a few years has it gained a solid rep! Great channel!
Freddy Garcia: Is there any way that,you can supply the wiring for a Turner Super Sidekick.I have tried all that I can think of.
WORRO01: Excellent video. Thumbs Up!~John
gary reed: any one out there have a feed back from the cordless mike when the radio is cold or u just turn it on? same on all the unidin radios
rdsii64: A fellow here on YouTube cracked this radio. You can add extra channels I just don't remember his YouTube channel
joe Le tec At koss: Very nices looking radio
D Rose: does this radio have talkback?
orange70383: About the same power as I'm getting out of it. The stock mic does good with the gain turned up but receive isn't near as good as my Trc-451.
rdsii64: Can I run this radio with a KL203P amp with out turning down the power?
Uniden Bearcat 980 SSB - (Overview) New AM-SSB radio from Uniden5
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