|Model / SKU:||Uniden 980|
|Recommended for:||CB users who want a feature-packed radios that can communicate long distances using SSB. Great for monitoring both weather and CB communication.|
|Radio Features:||Weather, Public Address, Backlit Display, Built-in SWR, Channel Scanning, Single Side Band (SSB)|
|Other Features:||Dynamike Boost, High SWR Indicator, Instant Channel 9/19, Noise Reduction (NB/ANL), RF Gain|
|Compatible with:||Compatible with all CB antennas on the market. Cable connection utilizes standard CB PL-259 connection. Radio mounts with "U" mounting bracket to any flat surface.|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||Two Years|
|Radio Dimensions:||7 1/4 W x 2 1/4 H x 7 1/2 D|
Uniden answers the call to provide an advanced CB radio that has SSB functionality. This radio has a fresh design and is unlike anything Uniden has produced in the past. At first look, you'll notice the massive color LCD display dominating the radio's face. This display has seven different color options and shows the CB channel, frequency, digital SRF and SWR meters, and other radio functions.
The Uniden 980's features don't stop there. Weather stations, scanning and alerts keep you informed of current conditions and severe weather situations. The radio check diagnostic feature provides information on RF power, antenna condition and battery voltage. Other functions include a PA (public address) mode, antenna warning indicator, RF gain, channel memory and instant channel 9/19. If you want a feature-packed CB radio with an impressive design, stunning display, and SSB capability, the Uniden 980 is a great choice.
- Massive, Multicolor Digital Display - The enormous display offers information on all radio functions, can be set to one of seven colors and can be dimmed for night driving
- NOAA Weather Channels - Instant access to national weather channels and alerts for severe weather, even if not specifically monitoring weather channels
- Radio Check Diagnostic - Provides information on critical CB aspects such as battery voltage, RF power and antenna condition
- PA Capability - Use CB radio as a public address system with PA speaker; incoming signals can also be monitored through PA
- Mic Gain - Adjustable microphone gain for increased voice clarity
- RF Gain - Adjusts receive gain in weak and strong signal areas
- Local/DX switch - Filters local signals from long-range signals to reduce channel interference
- Other Features Include:
- Instant Channel 9/19
- Antenna Warning Indicator
- Delta Tune
- Wireless Mic Compatibility
- ANL/Noise Blanker
- 6-Pin to 4-Pin Mic Adapter
- Warranty - Two-year limited manufacturer's warranty
Better than the Cobra 29 LXReview by Kevin
Works perfectly out of the boxReview by Samuel All my reviews (2)
More, I have made a DX two days ago from Paris to NYC (5.836,78 km) on channel 23 USB with the original power and a small loop antenna.
The only bad point with this radio is the annoying "beep" you ear when changing channel or pressing a button. Frankly, Uniden could have made a software switch instead letting us remove a resistor after having opened the radio. If you search for a "no problem", "all inclusive" and "perfect out of the box" radio, this Uniden Bearcat 980 SSB is just the perfect candidate. Nothing to add (or perhaps an Astatic Road Devil like me) to have a good power and a good range. (Posted on December 11, 2013)
Fantastic!Review by Eagle
Nice radios but...Review by Triple Nickel
However, I would be even happier if they would bring out an all mode base station AND even more pleased if they would bring out a CB with a detachable front panel. Most vehicles today have center consoles and limited space. CB mobiles really have changed little since the early 1970s vintage sets. Cars are half the size and have virtually no space for CB set. I guess the manufacturers think that we're all 18 wheelers or own pickups. Ain't so. My 2008 Ford Taurus X has no space and my wife's 2013 Lincoln MkZ has even less space.
Are Uniden, Cobra and Midland unaware of what people are driving in the 21st century? Do they think that it's still 1977? (Posted on February 16, 2013)