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Uniden Bearcat 980 SSB


  • A super modern CB with a massive backlit & color customizable digital display
  • SSB allows for operation at 12 watts - providing 3x the standard CB power & range
  • Includes weather, built-in diagnostics, SWR Meter, PA, channel scanning & more
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The 980 Bearcat is Uniden’s first SSB radio in over a decade, and boy was it worth the wait!  The Single Side Band capability allows you to talk up to 3x further — perfect for the CBer that wants to reach as far as possible. The high-tech interface has a 7-color digital display and comes fully equipped with a digital SWR meter, radio diagnostics, PA capability, channel scanning, and a dimmer switch. Need us to go on? Okay, we will. It also includes NOAA weather channels, a six-pin microphone that's compatible with Uniden's new wireless microphone technology and an extra-long cord so you can pass the mic back to your friends in the back seat. 

Model / SKU: BC980SSB
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), 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

Manufacturer Warranty:Two Years
Radio Dimensions:7 1/4 W x 2 1/4 H x 7 1/2 D
Download Manual:To download / view the manual please click here.

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

Customer Reviews

Based on 81 reviews
Bobby S.
Great radio

Awesome radio. Puts a modern spin on the traditional CB’s. I paired it with a Wilson 1000 magnetic mount and love it. A real decent setup without breaking the bank.

Great radio

Got my radio working in my truck yesterday. I really like the way it's working so far. I haven't talked to anyone yet but i checked my SWR and the meter showed barely a 1 on channel 40 and almost a 1.1 on channel 1. looking forward to talking to someone. I've been through the different functions of the radio and the way they all work.

Robert B.
What A Radio

I like the radio and thanks Right Channel Radio your the best. Uniden 980 SSB,

Jason D.
Would buy again and recommend to others.

Great radio for my re-entry into the CB world after 25 years.

Ernie P.
Dam good radio

So far so good, I’ve been using this radio for about a month now. Don’t really have any complaints or concerns. Works as it should I have it hooked to a 1,000 watt antena. Very nice radio