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Installed my bearcat 980 in my pickup

Discussion in 'General CB Services Discussion' started by Rwb, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. Rwb

    Rwb Well-Known Member

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    I got my 980 mounted in my ram 150.got the sawtooth hump mount from ebay seems stable too 20181009_122238.jpg 20181009_115732.jpg


     

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    S&W357 Old Codger Member

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    Looks stable...not bad at all. So what's your favorite color on the 980 screen?
     
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  3. Rwb

    Rwb Well-Known Member

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    Blue bothers my eyes green works best on my eyes.the guages glow green so im staying with green.but was amazed how close the blue comesbto thd interior color.
    Yes i spread the mounts out just a bit n set radio down.let go n the saw teeth kinda dug in
     
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  4. codeman

    codeman Recovering Crackerhead

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    What are you running for an antenna?
     
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  5. Rwb

    Rwb Well-Known Member

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    Wi
     
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    codeman Recovering Crackerhead

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    I've had good luck with the magnet mount Wilson 1000. But, it is too tall for my carport, so now I go with a 4.5 foot quad wrapped antenna. I think you will enjoy that radio, just might need to add a rm203 behind it to help making those dx contacts.

    I've talked as far as 60 miles on sideband with my barefoot 980. Of course that was with the other guys having higher elevations and tall antennas.
     
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  7. Rwb

    Rwb Well-Known Member

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    wow i typed in wilson lil wil n its not all there. So far its getting out good. Was eyeing a little 50 amp that will fit inside it.my radio guy has a few in stock.that might punch out decent too for a flat 50
     
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    codeman Recovering Crackerhead

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    Might work, I dont know. They little rm 203 is only about 65 bucks if it burns up you can replace fairly cheaply. Just gotta get the radio dead key down to about 2 watts.
     
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  9. Rwb

    Rwb Well-Known Member

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    yes thought about them too
     
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    I can tell by those flames on the floor mats, you’re a saucy guy, ain’t ya? Hahaha.

    It looks good. I’ve never had luck with a Lil’ Will though, never got any range from it on any dump truck we installed them on. Always ended up with a 1000, of course none of those guys did SSB though. Is that what you’re doing the most of?
     
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  11. Slowmover

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    I use an RM Italy KL203P behind either my Uniden 880 or 885. A real difference.

    Without it, using a power mike seems to help. (Astatic D104 is what I carry with me; otherwise an RK56).

    I’d also recommend the Uniden BC20 external speaker.

    K0BG recommends trying a speaker mounted underdash ahead of driver, aimed downwards. That’s not loud enough in my one ton Dodge diesel, so I revert to the old AM radio speaker position on the dashtop to bounce off of the windshield.

    I use a GearKeeper mike hanger attached to the rear view mirror.

    For now I use a Hustler hood mount for the antenna or a magnet mount on roof.

    I ran power to passenger side battery with termination fuses. 10-2 Ancor in their Fire-resistant split loom.
     
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  12. Rwb

    Rwb Well-Known Member

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    havent tried am,but on ssb its working great. Im still pondering on my 3ft top load wilson.but i can get 45 or so miles on ssb to a friend so im letting it stay for now
     
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    I ran 2 wires from battery to my radio 15 amp blade fuse at + post.got a good external speaker on dash but its visible under radio in the 1 set to green lights
     
  14. Redbeard U812

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    Rwb,

    I had a set of those saw tooth brackets, worked real good. Now I only drive standards and no place that set up fits. I miss how the radio was low and out of sight. Current set up is screwed to side of hump, not the best place. Seat will make contact with radio if adjusted forward.

    Keep us posted on that linear set up. Friend of mine wants a 980 real bad, and having the information on a good example will be nice.

    Have you considered running a 102" whip?
     
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    TheRATT Monitoring the frequency.

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    On my 980 I run a K40 5/8-wave trunk mount. I've worked over 2000 miles barefoot --- of course, the new K40 antennas are cheap trash compared to the old days... so you have to be gentle with them.
     
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