40 Channel SSB CB Radio with a 7" Color Digital Display.
40 AM CB Channels Plus SSB
7-Color LCD Display
Wireless Mic Compatible
The Bearcat 980SSB comes with a large easy to read display. An illuminated control panel for easy to use in all lighting conditions. Equipped with 40 channels and a full spectrum CB operation that can instantly switch to emergency channel 9. Best of all a new noise-canceling microphone that cancels out background noise.
40 Channel AM Operation
Dynamic Squelch Control
Mic Gain 4-Position Control
6-4 PIN Mic Adapter
Instant Channel 9/19
Wireless Mic Compatible
Large Digital S/RF/SWR Meter
7 Color Display Options
RF Gain Control
Variable Talk Back
Dimmer Switch Day/Night
NOAA Weather Channels
Backlit Control Knobs/Buttons
Easy-to-Read Laser Etched Keys
Frequency Range26.965 ~ 27.405 MHz
Length (case)7 5/8"
Length (full)8 7/8" from antenna jack to control knobs
WARNING:This product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
Excellent, on the road, as a base or marine application
Yes I have 3 of these, in my car as I drive during the day, in my garage as a base station, a number of the neighbors have them as well we use them during storms mostly to chat and the third of the boat, a lot of mariners are using CB as communications as VHF marine channels are busy. The CB is not a replacement for VHF marine but a supplement for communications. I can also talk to the kids when they are out on the boat from garage. When out fishing with other boats we just pick a Chanel to use.
So very satisfied with these radios, worth the $$$ and then some.
980ssb great radio
I had bought one of these radios about a year ago at a truck stop. Had nothing done to it, just installed it in my van and turned it on. What a great machine. Get great reports and on side band all I have to say is wow. I live in Tennessee and have on multiple occasions talked to people in England, Florida,California and a few other places. O course that is when skip is in (propagation). Usually I can talk around 15 miles on a regular day. The scan is fast and an easy unit to operate. Only one fault, sometimes if the sun is beating on the screen it is hard to see. Not a problem now, I moved it into my house and use it for my base station.
LIFELONG UNIDEN USER
If this had the digital trunking scanner, it would be PERFECT!
To make an all in one that really rocks, take the best 40 channel CB made, add SSB, and this is what you get.
But if you were to add a full scanner package to this (including trunking and all the major bands), you'd have a unit that you'd see in every truck in the US within ten minutes.
It could easily retail for $699.99 and people would be buying like there's no tomorrow!
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE take this unit and add a full on scanner capability to it (and include trunking and true voice). My only other modification would be to have a dedicated PL259 exclusively for the scanner section, so you can run a discone for multi band listening.
As for the microphone, I personally would wire up an RK-56 speech compressor microphone for nice, clean input to this puppy!
Now, on the bench, tune it up, and paste the pots to keep it in tune, and the vibrations away from the alignment work.
Bill Unit 109
great radio with alot of features,SSB audio is excellent and on right on frequency.Great job Uniden !
This is a great radio,i have the first generation model.The receive is awesome,and always get great audio reports on ssb.