Uniden 980 SSB



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Quick Overview

Uniden shows some serious love to the SSB community with the introduction of the new Uniden 980 SSB CB radio. Featuring the same bells and whistles as the popular 880, the 980 adds Single Side Band capability and a SSB clarifier. The HUGE 7-color display makes the radio look like an in-dash CD player and the NOAA weather channels allow the user to monitor local weather conditions. Additionally, the 980 comes fully equipped with a digital SWR meter, radio diagnostics, PA capability, memory channels scan, a dimmer switch and much more. The included six-pin microphone will fit comfortably in your hand, and the extra long mic cord allows you to talk from anywhere in your cab. The radio also includes a 6-pin to 4-pin adapter for those who want to keep their CB mic. The Uniden 980 is ideal for CBers who want a radio that can do everything, and SSB!

Uniden 980 SSB CB Radio

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Additional Information

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.
Product Includes:
  • Radio and microphone
  • Mounting bracket and hardware
  • 6=pin to 4-pin mic adapter
  • Power cord
  • Microphone hanger
  • Owners manual
  • 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

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    Customer Reviews

    Great radio!

    Review by Ranch Hand
    Overall Rating
    I have installed the Uniden 980 in my Crown Vic, replacing a Cobra 19. I put the Uniden in and installed a Wilson 'Lil Wil' antenna on the rear part of the roof, center-lined and about 5" forward of the back glass. I used my Radio Shack SWR meter and got a 1.0 on 1 and a 1.2 on 40. The internal SWR meter in the radio gave me readings nearly identical, so I think the internal SWR meter (the digital readout) is actually pretty accurate. I went on a trip to my hometown, so I had about 8 hours on the interstate to play around with the radio. It works great.

    The talkback is something I really like. Tonight, at my house, I just called out on 19 to see if anyone could hear me right at the state line, which I know from Google Earth to be right at 8 miles straight line, and I talked to a driver. His signal came in very well, and he said mine was quite good as well. All in all, I think the 980 and the Wilson antenna are a good combo! P.S.: I tried the antenna on the leading edge of the trunk lid, but the SWR went up quite a bit on 40 to about 2 1/2. I like the look of it on the trunk lid, but the performance on the rooftop is a lot better. (Posted on March 25, 2014)
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    (9 of 10 people found this review helpful)

    Better than the Cobra 29 LX

    Review by Kevin
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    I originally had the Cobra 29 LX chrome edition. I wanted the ability to have SSB and this is definitely what I desired. Sound is clear and adjust-ability is great. All the functions are exactly as I expected. Strongly recommend to anyone desiring a great system that works flawlessly. (Posted on March 11, 2014)
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    (5 of 8 people found this review helpful)

    Works perfectly out of the box

    Review by Samuel All my reviews  (2)
    Overall Rating
    I have bought this radio twice : one from a customizer and the other directly from Right Channel Radios (who I do thank a lot for the quick delivery to France and a nice sticker I proudly put on my car). Even if advertised as more than better, the custom doesn't perform better. The one I bought here has a better selectivity and provides enough power to cover 50 miles on AM.
    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)
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    (12 of 14 people found this review helpful)


    Review by Eagle
    Overall Rating
    The sound is great! The best SSB I have heard! Why? Well, look at the design and manufacture of this radio. It is not an old modified design and roughly assembled in some backyard electronics company - like my previous Galaxy 959. It is a new design using modern design practices, surface mount technology and minimal internal wires controlled by a microprocessor. The oscillator is stable, the operating paramaters are as they should be and high reliabilty. This is the SSB of the future. Well done Uniden! (Posted on April 11, 2013)
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    (23 of 25 people found this review helpful)

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