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Re: Uniden Bearcat 980 SSB

Here is another video I found testing 5 various mic's with the 980 SSB.

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Got one, love it!

I would like to change the lighting color to amber though...
LOL, that's what initiated me getting rid of mine
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LOL, that's what initiated me getting rid of mine
Maybe someone has a mod to change the color?

Can this even be done?
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Brian, the form factor was perfect. It looked like it came from the factory. The speaker was fine for me, I've read other posts where people complained about it, but for me it was more than adequate.

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Man, please don't think I am bashing you or your radio guy, but the "weak radio" thing is absolutely bunk unless your particular radio has an alignment issue, etc. That radio is very modifiable and very tunable. Fact is a CB is only going to put out 4-5 watts max, BUT you can tune it to do better. (such as do with the BC980) I'll make you a deal, you pay for shipping and send that radio to me, I will make it a talker for free. (Just because I can, and because I enjoy a challenge)
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Maybe someone has a mod to change the color?

Can this even be done?

Not trying to hi-jack but

Pretty sure not because the LED color is determined by the front board and it's programming, which up until the time I returned it, no one had been able to modify or even felt like they would continue trying (LessCom).

Which is why I started trying to contact Uniden to find out if they were (or ever) planning on releasing a software update that would enable Amber. (It would be easy for them to do, just add programming that would enable the yellow and red LEDs together.) It was then I became so frustrated with their customer service (or rather lack there of), I got rid of the radio. That discussion should go over here though https://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forum...r-service.html

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Re: Uniden Bearcat 980 SSB

The 980 reminds me of some women I know...

I also fell in love with the sweet little 980 because of the good looks and sexy SSB, but after hearing those annoying "beeps" everytime it is "touched" decided to find one a little easier to put up with.
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Re: Uniden Bearcat 980 SSB

I installed mine recently and, though I've only used it a little at Summit, it worked/works extremely well. I installed mine on the passenger side of my MPAC straddle... it seems convenient enough, but after having my passenger accidentally rub his pants leg against it and change the channel on more than one occasion, I'd recommend a little better placement. Other than that, I have no complaints, though I was hoping to change the color as has been mentioned above.

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The 980 reminds me of some women I know...

I also fell in love with the sweet little 980 because of the good looks and sexy SSB, but after hearing those annoying "beeps" everytime it is "touched" decided to find one a little easier to put up with.
The beep can be turned off easily by removing one resistor.
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Re: Uniden Bearcat 980 SSB

I talked to Uniden today. Seemed like this was the first they heard of it. They have no plans as of yet to release a software update. I doubt they will....

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Pretty sure not because the LED color is determined by the front board and it's programming, which up until the time I returned it, no one had been able to modify or even felt like they would continue trying (LessCom).

Which is why I started trying to contact Uniden to find out if they were (or ever) planning on releasing a software update that would enable Amber.
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