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Mobile CB Radio

Bearcat 980 CB Radio

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AM/SSB Mobile CB Radio

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Your Uniden Bearcat 980 SSB represents the highest quality
communications device designed for use in the Citizens Band Radio
Service. It will operate on any of the 40 AM frequencies authorized by the
Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

  • 7-Color Backlighting
  • Noise Cancelling Mic
  • Talkback
  • Radio Diagnostics
  • 6 Pin Noise Canceling Mic
  • Wireless Mic Compatible
  • Digital SRF / SWR Meter
  • Frequency Display
  • NOAA Weather
  • Squelch Control
  • ANL / Noise
  • Blanker
  • Memory Scan
  • RF Gain
  • Microphone Gain
  • Instant Channel 9/19
  • Channel Indicator
  • Includes 6 Pin to 4 Pin Adapter
  • Laser Etched Keys
  • Extra Long Mic Cord
  • Dimmer Switch Day / Night





Your Bearcat 980 SSB contains the following:

  • Bearcat 980 SSB CB 2-way mobile radio
  • Microphone
  • Mounting Bracket Kit
  • DC Power Cord
  • 6-pin to 4-pin microphone adapter
  • Owners Manual
  • Part 95 Subpart D (FCC Rules)



Tune-up Reports and Custom work done here at BellsCB:
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...AM/SSB Mobile CB radio... $145.50
AM/SSB Mobile CB radio...
Optional Accessories
 Tune-up. (perform a tune-up to radio to increase power, audio and performance) AM carrier 4 watts and 15 watts peak power. $29
 Uniden BC-906W wireless microphone.
(pre-wired for this radio with a 6 pin plug)
 Turner RK-56 Noise Canceling microphone.
(wired for this radio with a 4 pin plug)
 Astatic 636L Noise Canceling microphone.
(wired for this radio with a 4 pin plug)
 Astatic D104-M6b Amplified microphone.
(wired for this radio with a 4 pin plug and a Duracell battery installed)
 Astatic RD104-E Amplified microphone.
(wired for this radio with a 4 pin plug and a battery installed)
 Install an Echo board.
(wired internal to the radio with dual controls on the outside to control speed and echo effects)
 Install a Roger Beep tone board.
(wired inside the radio with a switch for on/off)

Sound byte link

 Install a Noise toy
(wired inside the radio with a switch or pushbutton to trigger any 18 second sound byte you want)

Sound byte link

 Install a Noise toy as a background theme music
(wired inside the radio with a switch to play any background music at very low volume so you can talk over it.)
 Install Talkback
(wired inside the radio so that when you talk you can hear yourself)
 Add a Small External Speaker
(plugs into back of the radio for improved sound)
 Add a Large External Speaker
(plugs into back of the radio for improved sound)

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Channel: 40 AM/USB/LSB

Frequency Range: 26.965 - 27.405 MHz
WX : 162.400 - 162.550 MHz
Frequency Control: PLL Synthesizer
Antenna Impedance: 50 ohms
Power Input: 13.8VDC
Current Drain

TX: AM full modulation 2.2A (max.)

SSB full power output 4A (max.)

RX: At no signal: 650 mA

Operating Temperature: -22F to 140F (-30C to 60C)
Accessories: DC Power Cord
Microphone Hanger
Mounting Bracket
Size (W x D x H): 7.25 in. x 7.5 in. x 2.25 in.
(184.149 mm x 190.50 mm x 57.15 mm)
(without knobs and jacks)
Weight: 2.2 Pounds
Output Power: AM: 4 watts; USB/LSB 12 W PEP SSB
I haven't seen over 15W peak (PEP) even after a tune-up.
Emission Type: 6A3
Hum and Noise: Better than 40 dB
Frequency Tolerance: 0.002%
Modulation Percentage (Peak): 100%
Spurious Rejection: -70 dB
Output Impedance: 50 ohm, unbalanced
Unwanted Sideband -55 db
Sensitivity at 10 dB S+N/N: AM: 0.5 μV; USB/LSB: 0.25 μV
Sensitivity at 500 mW Audio Output: 0.5 μV
Sensitivity at 500 mW Audio Output: 0.5 V
Squelch Threshold: 0.5 V
Antenna Impedance:  50 ohms
Squelch Tight: 1000 V
Signal Meter S-9: 100 V
Audio Output Power (max.):  3 watts
Audio Output (10% Dist.): 2.5 watts
Clarifier Range 1.0 kHz
Adjacent Channel Rejection: 60dB
Image Rejection: 80dB
Internal Speaker Impedance: 16 ohms
External Speaker Impedance: 8 ohms
Output Power at 10% Distortion: 2.5 watts
Specifications shown are typical and subject to change without notice.

The item most overlooked when ordering a custom radio is the microphone.  Your new tuned radio will NOT
sound great  with a stock mic on it  If your CB is more than a tool for work, you NEED to upgrade your microphone. 
My personal favorites are the Astatic 636L and RD104E.


If you place an order from outside the continental USA, we will calculate your actual shipping and send you a PayPal payment request.  We do NOT export Base stations or  Antennas.


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