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Uniden BEARCAT 980 40- Channel SSB CB Radio with Sideband NOAA WeatherBand,7- Color Digital Display PA/CB Switch and Noise Cancelling Mic, Wireless Mic Compatible
Uniden BEARCAT 980 40- Channel SSB CB Radio with Sideband NOAA WeatherBand,7- Color Digital Display PA/CB Switch and Noise Cancelling Mic, Wireless Mic Compatible
Uniden BEARCAT 980 40- Channel SSB CB Radio with Sideband NOAA WeatherBand,7- Color Digital Display PA/CB Switch and Noise Cancelling Mic, Wireless Mic Compatible
Uniden BEARCAT 980 40- Channel SSB CB Radio with Sideband NOAA WeatherBand,7- Color Digital Display PA/CB Switch and Noise Cancelling Mic, Wireless Mic Compatible
Uniden BEARCAT 980 40- Channel SSB CB Radio with Sideband NOAA WeatherBand,7- Color Digital Display PA/CB Switch and Noise Cancelling Mic, Wireless Mic Compatible
Uniden BEARCAT 980 40- Channel SSB CB Radio with Sideband NOAA WeatherBand,7- Color Digital Display PA/CB Switch and Noise Cancelling Mic, Wireless Mic Compatible

Uniden BEARCAT 980 40- Channel SSB CB Radio with Sideband NOAA WeatherBand,7- Color Digital Display PA/CB Switch and Noise Cancelling Mic, Wireless Mic Compatible

Uniden BEARCAT 980 40- Channel SSB CB Radio with Sideband NOAA WeatherBand,7- Color Digital Display PA/CB Switch and Noise Cancelling Mic, Wireless Mic Compatible
Uniden BEARCAT 980 40- Channel SSB CB Radio with Sideband NOAA WeatherBand,7- Color Digital Display PA/CB Switch and Noise Cancelling Mic, Wireless Mic Compatible
Uniden BEARCAT 980 40- Channel SSB CB Radio with Sideband NOAA WeatherBand,7- Color Digital Display PA/CB Switch and Noise Cancelling Mic, Wireless Mic Compatible
Uniden BEARCAT 980 40- Channel SSB CB Radio with Sideband NOAA WeatherBand,7- Color Digital Display PA/CB Switch and Noise Cancelling Mic, Wireless Mic Compatible
Uniden BEARCAT 980 40- Channel SSB CB Radio with Sideband NOAA WeatherBand,7- Color Digital Display PA/CB Switch and Noise Cancelling Mic, Wireless Mic Compatible
Uniden BEARCAT 980 40- Channel SSB CB Radio with Sideband NOAA WeatherBand,7- Color Digital Display PA/CB Switch and Noise Cancelling Mic, Wireless Mic Compatible
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Features

  • STAY CONNECTED: The BEARCAT 980 SSB CB Radio allows you to stay connected while out on the road and is great for people with a long drive ahead of them
  • LARGE EASY-TO-READ DISPLAY & CHANNEL: Illuminated control panel with 7 color personalized display options for easy use in all lighting conditions. Also features easy-to-read laser etched keys
  • 40 CHANNEL: Full spectrum CB operation & instantly switches to emergency channel 9. Features NOAA weather channels with the push of a button
  • NEW NOISE CANCELLING MICROPHONE: Noise Canceling Mic reduces background noise for crystal clear communication
  • WIRELESS MICROPHONE COMPATABILE: The integrated SWR gives perfect antenna matching. Working with the Uniden BC906W CB Wireless Microphone the Bearcat 980 has become more adaptable

Description

The BEARCAT 980 SSB CB Radio allows you to stay connected while out on the road and is great for people with a long drive ahead of them. The orange display allows for easy reading.


Product Dimensions 3.5 x 15 x 8.5 inches


Item Weight 4 pounds


ASIN B007B5ZAES


Item model number BEARCAT 980


Batteries 1 Product Specific batteries required.


Customer Reviews 4.2 out of 5 stars 1,269 ratings 4.2 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #4 in Fixed-mount CB Radios


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer Yes


Other display features Wireless_display_on_website


Color BEARCAT980SSB


Included Components CB Radio


Manufacturer Uniden


Date First Available April 4, 2012


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Features

  • STAY CONNECTED: The BEARCAT 980 SSB CB Radio allows you to stay connected while out on the road and is great for people with a long drive ahead of them
  • LARGE EASY-TO-READ DISPLAY & CHANNEL: Illuminated control panel with 7 color personalized display options for easy use in all lighting conditions. Also features easy-to-read laser etched keys
  • 40 CHANNEL: Full spectrum CB operation & instantly switches to emergency channel 9. Features NOAA weather channels with the push of a button
  • NEW NOISE CANCELLING MICROPHONE: Noise Canceling Mic reduces background noise for crystal clear communication
  • WIRELESS MICROPHONE COMPATABILE: The integrated SWR gives perfect antenna matching. Working with the Uniden BC906W CB Wireless Microphone the Bearcat 980 has become more adaptable

Description

The BEARCAT 980 SSB CB Radio allows you to stay connected while out on the road and is great for people with a long drive ahead of them. The orange display allows for easy reading.


Product Dimensions 3.5 x 15 x 8.5 inches


Item Weight 4 pounds


ASIN B007B5ZAES


Item model number BEARCAT 980


Batteries 1 Product Specific batteries required.


Customer Reviews 4.2 out of 5 stars 1,269 ratings 4.2 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #4 in Fixed-mount CB Radios


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer Yes


Other display features Wireless_display_on_website


Color BEARCAT980SSB


Included Components CB Radio


Manufacturer Uniden


Date First Available April 4, 2012


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


View our full shipping policy here.

Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

View our full returns policy here.

Features

  • STAY CONNECTED: The BEARCAT 980 SSB CB Radio allows you to stay connected while out on the road and is great for people with a long drive ahead of them
  • LARGE EASY-TO-READ DISPLAY & CHANNEL: Illuminated control panel with 7 color personalized display options for easy use in all lighting conditions. Also features easy-to-read laser etched keys
  • 40 CHANNEL: Full spectrum CB operation & instantly switches to emergency channel 9. Features NOAA weather channels with the push of a button
  • NEW NOISE CANCELLING MICROPHONE: Noise Canceling Mic reduces background noise for crystal clear communication
  • WIRELESS MICROPHONE COMPATABILE: The integrated SWR gives perfect antenna matching. Working with the Uniden BC906W CB Wireless Microphone the Bearcat 980 has become more adaptable

Description

The BEARCAT 980 SSB CB Radio allows you to stay connected while out on the road and is great for people with a long drive ahead of them. The orange display allows for easy reading.


Product Dimensions 3.5 x 15 x 8.5 inches


Item Weight 4 pounds


ASIN B007B5ZAES


Item model number BEARCAT 980


Batteries 1 Product Specific batteries required.


Customer Reviews 4.2 out of 5 stars 1,269 ratings 4.2 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #4 in Fixed-mount CB Radios


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer Yes


Other display features Wireless_display_on_website


Color BEARCAT980SSB


Included Components CB Radio


Manufacturer Uniden


Date First Available April 4, 2012


abunda_amazon_reviews Best SSB CB for the money, easy to set up once you are familiar with all the options. The backlight is a little lacking in direct sunlight even when set all the way, but if you're not messing with all the options while your driving, not a showstopper. One suggestion is to tune your antenna manually before you use the auto-tune feature then once your at an acceptable SWR level complete the auto-tune steps. If you have correctly installed system with quality components, you should see near perfect SWR readings. The 980SSB is a full-size unit and will take up some space wherever you plan to place it, used this in a 2016 Jeep JKU install using a center (navigator side) quick disconnect mount.;;Reviewed in the United States on July 19, 2016;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Best SSB CB for the money!;;Bill;;;wouldn't hesitate to buy another one. At the current time non mod able, BUT!! htast fine. As a basic am/ssb cb radio its a good one. Has great recieve like an old uniden grant or cobra148gtl. Good single final radio. DOes the 12 to 15 watts PeP on ssb out of the box and deadkey 5 and 8 to 10 on AM out of the box. Mine was a rev2 board. Power is adjustable to a point but honestly as a stock radio its fine as is. Some folks said they were junk because they were not like export type radio out put. Not everyone is looking for a 50 to 75 watt radio. Excellent as a base station, and works great in the mobile, ANL/NB that works....good tone . decent audio with stock mic. I didn't have the bluetooth mic that you can get. My review is of the stock out of the box unit. The board is surface mount parts but looks to be able to take a bit of a beating if in a big truck or in heavy equipment. I have installed 2 of these in stock form in big trucks and had one for my self at home. If you can find a good deal grab one if your a daily talker on the radio...;;Reviewed in the United States on January 17, 2018;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;As of my review the rev2 board is tuneable but no moddable for expansion (freq wise);;Jeremy;;;Uniden's mid-size Bearcat 980 SSB sets a gold standard for modern consumer-grade CB radios. The array of features, such as scan functionality, CB/PA/NOAA Wx, customizable screen colors, on-board diagnostics and single-sideband, are -- in my area, at least -- usually found in much more expensive radios. The 980's most direct consumer-grade competitor might be Cobra's 29. The Cobra has many of these features for a similar price, but lacks the sideband that affords the 980 effectively 80 additional 'channels.' Signals, even at the edge of reception, are incredibly crisp and clear. The sound quality is impressive, if slightly soft in my soft-top Jeep. In my first attempt at raising someone on the radio, I made a contact from my driveway that measured less than a tenth of a mile shy of five miles. The other party reported my signal was strong, loud and clear. (That’s a barefoot radio and the stock mic, pushing out on a four-foot Wilson Silver Load fiberglass antenna.) It's not the fault of the radio per se, but I do have to keep the squelch up a little higher than I’d like to drown out RF interference picked up via the antenna while I'm in town. I'd prefer to keep the squelch almost all the way down and use the RF gain control to dial in signal reception. But, since the 980's RF gain consists of five steps (push-button) rather than a dial, it's a bit more difficult. As a result, the squelch stays up higher, and the RF gain a bit lower (setting 3 out of 5) than I'd like. Out of the box, before any adjustment, my SWRs ranged from 1.0 (Channel 1) to 1.5:1 (Channel 40). I've only two complaints with the 980: First, switching from night to day mode is slightly cumbersome. The CB-only Bearcat 880 employs a simple button to toggle back and forth. With the 980's single-sideband functionality, this is moved into the menu to make room for a clarifier knob. It’s not complicated, but it’s more than I’d like to do when the vehicle is potentially in motion. Second, the plastic used for the volume and fine clarifier knob feel of lesser quality than I'd expect in a radio of this size or price range. They're holding up just fine, but it's a shame that at least one of the controls you're most likely to use should feel inferior. Overall, this radio is a bargain!;;Reviewed in the United States on September 14, 2018;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;A great, feature-packed radio;;Cary V.;;;Wasn’t long after installation I noticed the screen was going dim and needed to set the brightness and contrast to max. Couple weeks later the screen was not displaying some of the characters and the channel numbers were not complete. The LCD was going out and only partially displaying. I sent in for warranty and Uniden sent me a replacement about 6 weeks later. 2 months later and the screen on the replacement unit has gone out as well. Two units in 6 months, both with failed LCD screens. Time to buy another brand.;;Reviewed in the United States on October 26, 2019;;1.0 out of 5 stars;;2 units and screen has gone out on both;;..;;;I am impressed with my radio out of the box. There are a couple things I am not fond of however. The color and display brightness is almost a deal breaker. Mine is mounted in a semi w/sleeper and damn near dark all day and still barely visible. If I had this in a sedan or day cab/pick up I would have to return it. Major fail on uniden part. But I have made it work in my situation. The RF gain being a digital 1-5 seems to lack fine tuning. And the squelch is almost turned 3/4 up to hit clear. I have used it both ways RF on 5 squelch turned up and squelch turned off and RF to 2 or 3 and she works fine out of the box. But neither adjustment seems to have a sweet spot. Could be my experience. Now both are small potatoes to how good the radio really is. It is a shame about the dim panel display cause this radio gets out and and hears great. I do plan on removing the rubber device in the mic(or replacing it) then tuning the radio but otherwise I will leave her stock. I had an old old hand me down cobra 29 that would have a gremlin here and there (for what it was though I loved it) and a brand new galaxy 949 that spent its life being returned, repaired, repaired.... Not a fan. So I tried a old friend from my youth and I am happy I did.;;Reviewed in the United States on May 18, 2018;;4.0 out of 5 stars;;Almost perfect;;Keith Stokes

Shipping

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Delivery

Orders placed now will arrive in 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


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Returns

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Top Amazon Reviews


5.0 out of 5 stars
By Bill - Reviewed in the United States on July 19, 2016
Best SSB CB for the money!
Best SSB CB for the money, easy to set up once you are familiar with all the options. The backlight is a little lacking in direct sunlight even when set all the way, but if you're not messing with all the options while your driving, not a showstopper. One suggestion is to tune your antenna manually before you use the auto-tune feature then once your at an acceptable SWR level complete the auto-tune steps. If you have correctly installed system with quality components, you should see near perfect SWR readings. The 980SSB is a full-size unit and will take up some space wherever you plan to place it, used this in a 2016 Jeep JKU install using a center (navigator side) quick disconnect mount.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Jeremy - Reviewed in the United States on January 17, 2018
As of my review the rev2 board is tuneable but no moddable for expansion (freq wise)
wouldn't hesitate to buy another one. At the current time non mod able, BUT!! htast fine. As a basic am/ssb cb radio its a good one. Has great recieve like an old uniden grant or cobra148gtl. Good single final radio. DOes the 12 to 15 watts PeP on ssb out of the box and deadkey 5 and 8 to 10 on AM out of the box. Mine was a rev2 board. Power is adjustable to a point but honestly as a stock radio its fine as is. Some folks said they were junk because they were not like export type radio out put. Not everyone is looking for a 50 to 75 watt radio. Excellent as a base station, and works great in the mobile, ANL/NB that works....good tone . decent audio with stock mic. I didn't have the bluetooth mic that you can get. My review is of the stock out of the box unit. The board is surface mount parts but looks to be able to take a bit of a beating if in a big truck or in heavy equipment. I have installed 2 of these in stock form in big trucks and had one for my self at home. If you can find a good deal grab one if your a daily talker on the radio...

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Cary V. - Reviewed in the United States on September 14, 2018
A great, feature-packed radio
Uniden's mid-size Bearcat 980 SSB sets a gold standard for modern consumer-grade CB radios. The array of features, such as scan functionality, CB/PA/NOAA Wx, customizable screen colors, on-board diagnostics and single-sideband, are -- in my area, at least -- usually found in much more expensive radios. The 980's most direct consumer-grade competitor might be Cobra's 29. The Cobra has many of these features for a similar price, but lacks the sideband that affords the 980 effectively 80 additional 'channels.' Signals, even at the edge of reception, are incredibly crisp and clear. The sound quality is impressive, if slightly soft in my soft-top Jeep. In my first attempt at raising someone on the radio, I made a contact from my driveway that measured less than a tenth of a mile shy of five miles. The other party reported my signal was strong, loud and clear. (That’s a barefoot radio and the stock mic, pushing out on a four-foot Wilson Silver Load fiberglass antenna.) It's not the fault of the radio per se, but I do have to keep the squelch up a little higher than I’d like to drown out RF interference picked up via the antenna while I'm in town. I'd prefer to keep the squelch almost all the way down and use the RF gain control to dial in signal reception. But, since the 980's RF gain consists of five steps (push-button) rather than a dial, it's a bit more difficult. As a result, the squelch stays up higher, and the RF gain a bit lower (setting 3 out of 5) than I'd like. Out of the box, before any adjustment, my SWRs ranged from 1.0 (Channel 1) to 1.5:1 (Channel 40). I've only two complaints with the 980: First, switching from night to day mode is slightly cumbersome. The CB-only Bearcat 880 employs a simple button to toggle back and forth. With the 980's single-sideband functionality, this is moved into the menu to make room for a clarifier knob. It’s not complicated, but it’s more than I’d like to do when the vehicle is potentially in motion. Second, the plastic used for the volume and fine clarifier knob feel of lesser quality than I'd expect in a radio of this size or price range. They're holding up just fine, but it's a shame that at least one of the controls you're most likely to use should feel inferior. Overall, this radio is a bargain!

1.0 out of 5 stars
By .. - Reviewed in the United States on October 26, 2019
2 units and screen has gone out on both
Wasn’t long after installation I noticed the screen was going dim and needed to set the brightness and contrast to max. Couple weeks later the screen was not displaying some of the characters and the channel numbers were not complete. The LCD was going out and only partially displaying. I sent in for warranty and Uniden sent me a replacement about 6 weeks later. 2 months later and the screen on the replacement unit has gone out as well. Two units in 6 months, both with failed LCD screens. Time to buy another brand.

4.0 out of 5 stars
By Keith Stokes - Reviewed in the United States on May 18, 2018
Almost perfect
I am impressed with my radio out of the box. There are a couple things I am not fond of however. The color and display brightness is almost a deal breaker. Mine is mounted in a semi w/sleeper and damn near dark all day and still barely visible. If I had this in a sedan or day cab/pick up I would have to return it. Major fail on uniden part. But I have made it work in my situation. The RF gain being a digital 1-5 seems to lack fine tuning. And the squelch is almost turned 3/4 up to hit clear. I have used it both ways RF on 5 squelch turned up and squelch turned off and RF to 2 or 3 and she works fine out of the box. But neither adjustment seems to have a sweet spot. Could be my experience. Now both are small potatoes to how good the radio really is. It is a shame about the dim panel display cause this radio gets out and and hears great. I do plan on removing the rubber device in the mic(or replacing it) then tuning the radio but otherwise I will leave her stock. I had an old old hand me down cobra 29 that would have a gremlin here and there (for what it was though I loved it) and a brand new galaxy 949 that spent its life being returned, repaired, repaired.... Not a fan. So I tried a old friend from my youth and I am happy I did.

Recent Reviews


5.0 out of 5 stars
By Bill - Reviewed in the United States on July 19, 2016
Best SSB CB for the money!
Best SSB CB for the money, easy to set up once you are familiar with all the options. The backlight is a little lacking in direct sunlight even when set all the way, but if you're not messing with all the options while your driving, not a showstopper. One suggestion is to tune your antenna manually before you use the auto-tune feature then once your at an acceptable SWR level complete the auto-tune steps. If you have correctly installed system with quality components, you should see near perfect SWR readings. The 980SSB is a full-size unit and will take up some space wherever you plan to place it, used this in a 2016 Jeep JKU install using a center (navigator side) quick disconnect mount.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Jeremy - Reviewed in the United States on January 17, 2018
As of my review the rev2 board is tuneable but no moddable for expansion (freq wise)
wouldn't hesitate to buy another one. At the current time non mod able, BUT!! htast fine. As a basic am/ssb cb radio its a good one. Has great recieve like an old uniden grant or cobra148gtl. Good single final radio. DOes the 12 to 15 watts PeP on ssb out of the box and deadkey 5 and 8 to 10 on AM out of the box. Mine was a rev2 board. Power is adjustable to a point but honestly as a stock radio its fine as is. Some folks said they were junk because they were not like export type radio out put. Not everyone is looking for a 50 to 75 watt radio. Excellent as a base station, and works great in the mobile, ANL/NB that works....good tone . decent audio with stock mic. I didn't have the bluetooth mic that you can get. My review is of the stock out of the box unit. The board is surface mount parts but looks to be able to take a bit of a beating if in a big truck or in heavy equipment. I have installed 2 of these in stock form in big trucks and had one for my self at home. If you can find a good deal grab one if your a daily talker on the radio...

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Cary V. - Reviewed in the United States on September 14, 2018
A great, feature-packed radio
Uniden's mid-size Bearcat 980 SSB sets a gold standard for modern consumer-grade CB radios. The array of features, such as scan functionality, CB/PA/NOAA Wx, customizable screen colors, on-board diagnostics and single-sideband, are -- in my area, at least -- usually found in much more expensive radios. The 980's most direct consumer-grade competitor might be Cobra's 29. The Cobra has many of these features for a similar price, but lacks the sideband that affords the 980 effectively 80 additional 'channels.' Signals, even at the edge of reception, are incredibly crisp and clear. The sound quality is impressive, if slightly soft in my soft-top Jeep. In my first attempt at raising someone on the radio, I made a contact from my driveway that measured less than a tenth of a mile shy of five miles. The other party reported my signal was strong, loud and clear. (That’s a barefoot radio and the stock mic, pushing out on a four-foot Wilson Silver Load fiberglass antenna.) It's not the fault of the radio per se, but I do have to keep the squelch up a little higher than I’d like to drown out RF interference picked up via the antenna while I'm in town. I'd prefer to keep the squelch almost all the way down and use the RF gain control to dial in signal reception. But, since the 980's RF gain consists of five steps (push-button) rather than a dial, it's a bit more difficult. As a result, the squelch stays up higher, and the RF gain a bit lower (setting 3 out of 5) than I'd like. Out of the box, before any adjustment, my SWRs ranged from 1.0 (Channel 1) to 1.5:1 (Channel 40). I've only two complaints with the 980: First, switching from night to day mode is slightly cumbersome. The CB-only Bearcat 880 employs a simple button to toggle back and forth. With the 980's single-sideband functionality, this is moved into the menu to make room for a clarifier knob. It’s not complicated, but it’s more than I’d like to do when the vehicle is potentially in motion. Second, the plastic used for the volume and fine clarifier knob feel of lesser quality than I'd expect in a radio of this size or price range. They're holding up just fine, but it's a shame that at least one of the controls you're most likely to use should feel inferior. Overall, this radio is a bargain!

1.0 out of 5 stars
By .. - Reviewed in the United States on October 26, 2019
2 units and screen has gone out on both
Wasn’t long after installation I noticed the screen was going dim and needed to set the brightness and contrast to max. Couple weeks later the screen was not displaying some of the characters and the channel numbers were not complete. The LCD was going out and only partially displaying. I sent in for warranty and Uniden sent me a replacement about 6 weeks later. 2 months later and the screen on the replacement unit has gone out as well. Two units in 6 months, both with failed LCD screens. Time to buy another brand.

4.0 out of 5 stars
By Keith Stokes - Reviewed in the United States on May 18, 2018
Almost perfect
I am impressed with my radio out of the box. There are a couple things I am not fond of however. The color and display brightness is almost a deal breaker. Mine is mounted in a semi w/sleeper and damn near dark all day and still barely visible. If I had this in a sedan or day cab/pick up I would have to return it. Major fail on uniden part. But I have made it work in my situation. The RF gain being a digital 1-5 seems to lack fine tuning. And the squelch is almost turned 3/4 up to hit clear. I have used it both ways RF on 5 squelch turned up and squelch turned off and RF to 2 or 3 and she works fine out of the box. But neither adjustment seems to have a sweet spot. Could be my experience. Now both are small potatoes to how good the radio really is. It is a shame about the dim panel display cause this radio gets out and and hears great. I do plan on removing the rubber device in the mic(or replacing it) then tuning the radio but otherwise I will leave her stock. I had an old old hand me down cobra 29 that would have a gremlin here and there (for what it was though I loved it) and a brand new galaxy 949 that spent its life being returned, repaired, repaired.... Not a fan. So I tried a old friend from my youth and I am happy I did.