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 Post subject: Uniden Bearcat 980 SSB
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:19 pm 

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Got one of these UPS on Monday. After figuring out all the front panel features and a little tune it works pretty good. I am surprised. It stays dead on frequency too not like any of the Galaxy Sail Boat radios that I had. All in all for 150 bucks nice SSB radio from Uniden. Now to attempt channels and clairfier unlock
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 Post subject: Re: Uniden Bearcat 980 SSB
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:06 pm 
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On my wish list...


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 Post subject: Re: Uniden Bearcat 980 SSB
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:23 am 
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Let us know if you locate any information about unlocking the clarifier. That’s an essential mod in my opinion. So far I haven’t seen any schematics. Bring back the days when a schematic was always included with the radio. Those schematics were usually small in need of a magnifying glass, but they were better than nothing. Hopefully something will turn up on the web shortly. Historically Uniden has been good about supplying service manuals. I’m thinking about buying one of those radios and dash mounting it in my wife’s car, but I’m hesitating until reliable mod information becomes available.



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 Post subject: Re: Uniden Bearcat 980 SSB
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:22 pm 

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Here's me being anal about heat, it seems to get pretty warm and actually hot if I key for a long time yacking even on SSB. I had an old heat sink from an old computer and a few of these fans laying around.
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 Post subject: Re: Uniden Bearcat 980 SSB
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:01 pm 

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i like the fan . better safe than sorry . ;)



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 Post subject: Re: Uniden Bearcat 980 SSB
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:06 pm 

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Thats how I feel too. I am one of those asses that install fans and heat sinks on everything, maybe over kill but since being back since 2000 haven't fried a final yet.



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 Post subject: Re: Uniden Bearcat 980 SSB
PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:56 pm 

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In your first picture I like the one under the uniden better.


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 Post subject: Re: Uniden Bearcat 980 SSB
PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:18 pm 

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Low_Boy wrote:In your first picture I like the one under the uniden better.


Yea but it's more than double the price. Funny you say that, last night I was using the Uniden, one of the locals asked me to hook up the radio underneath, guess he saw the pic also LOL



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 Post subject: Re: Uniden Bearcat 980 SSB
PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:19 pm 

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You mean this one?


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 Post subject: Re: Uniden Bearcat 980 SSB
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:45 am 
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