Uniden Bearcat 980 SSB - (Overview) New AM-SSB Radio From Uniden




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coheher: The reason the ANL does not work on SSB (5:08) is because per definition ANL works on the AM detector circuit - in the SSB mode that circuit is not in use. That is why the SSB mode only shows the noise blanker, not the ANL. Nice touch that Uniden allowed for separate ANL and NB for the AM mode though, because with ANL you always pay a sensitivity penalty in the AM mode. With this radio you can avoid that.
In general, it looks like a nice radio but TWO areas where Uniden screwed up on it: 1) the annoying beep can not be disabled, and 2) : the microphone has no UP/DOWN buttons for channel control. The latter I REALLY miss.
I also do not understand why the sideband oscillator was done with a frequency shifted crystal (10.695MHz +/- 2.5kHz), I can see they did it that way from the 3 shielded coils (one for USB, one for LSB and one for AM) next to the sideband crystal. Real radios generate those 3 frequencies either using a DDS or a PLL, so that you don't have the frequency inaccuracy and instability issues you always have with the shifted crystal method that this (and many other CB radios) uses . I guess you can't expect a DDS or a PLL at this point from a $120 radio. Too bad though.

Charles Rollins: I have received different opinions on the SWR.  Some people say never use or trust the cb radio's internal swr meter (any make of cb) and to use a separate meter and others say to use the internal swr meter, that is what it is there for and you would get a more accurate swr reading from the rig itself than something separate you are plugging into it.  So what is the best way?  My internal swr is 1.12 on channel 40 and yet with a separate meter it is 2.5 on the same channel. Which one can I trust?  I use a Lil Wilson antenna.

Steve Kucheran: hi this is steve here and you had mentioned about weather adjustment can you help me to do this because we have a weather station here In town but has a problem picking it up I d  like to put it up so it picks that up
thanks guys

Steve C: A lot of people complain about the mic but that can be fixed pretty easily.  When I first tried it I didn't hear anything even with mic gain all the way up, then tried a different mike with the adapter cable and it worked OK so I took it apart and removed a white plastic disc that covers the front and blocks the sound. There is a black fiber disk that just keeps light out and can be left in place but the white disk has to be removed.

shaneweightman: looks the same as the president grant  id say identical

hunter schmid: Check out this video on YouTube:

4 gauge: The only issue with this radio is the very annoying beeping that it makes when you change any dial adjustment on the face of it,if you can shut the beeper off,it would be fine.

ilovenbcnews: ive seen some negative reviews on amazon - with the radio failing within 2 weeks to 6 months.  do you have any input on your personal experience?

Tony T.: Great radio. Mine was made in Vietnam surprisingly. I heard you here in Vancouver a month ago or so making your way back home. 73s RC417

Tim Stevens: where can a person find plastic, or rather non-metallic, screwdrivers?  thank you

Austin Zimmerman: Where is this made because I don't want one from China 

Flatzout: will it tune to 26.905 ?

Randy Harrison: can you add a echo board in this radio since it has talk back?

nutmegger1957: What's the "talkback" function for?  I didn't have that feature on my old CB from years ago.  What Antenna do you recommend for this radio?

ken jorgensen: Lovely radio..you need 2 antenna for 27 mhz and a antenna for 134.00-174mhz vhf....a smal antenna tuner also helps..giving better reseption on weather

THE GUY: I didn't know there was a big enought market for them

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Pajama Prepper (KC1CWP): My Cobra 18 WX ST 2 is on its death bed and I'm planning on upgrading to the Uniden BC-980 for my base station and then the Uniden Pro505XL for mobile. I have a Uniden Bearcat BC355 scanner. I'm big on Uniden because their prices are great and the product you get is top of the line. I have 6 years of experience using Uniden marine radios, CBs and scanners and I recommend Uniden to new and seasoned operators and hobbyists. 

JaKBaLL TV: sweet rig

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Uniden Bearcat 980 SSB - (Overview) New AM-SSB radio from Uniden 5 out of 5

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