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Uniden 980 question..

Discussion in 'General CB Services Discussion' started by CB590, Mar 24, 2018.

  1. CB590

    CB590 W9WDX Member

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    I was thinking of buying a 980 over another President Mckinley because of the $70 price difference with the Uniden being about $130 vs. the $199..

    The Mckinley has variable RF power using a menu. Does the Uniden have a variable RF power in it's menu setup?

    Asking because I may want to push an amp.. The Mckinley does 3/4w-4w in the menu adjustment..

    Also the use is for this would be a CB base setup in the house.. the Mckinley I have is in my truck..



    I'd go Galaxy 949/959 but don't want drift..
     

  2. codeman

    codeman Recovering Crackerhead

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    No variable power.
     
  3. Tallman

    Tallman W9WDX Amateur Radio Member, KW4YJ EXTRA class

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    No drift either.
     
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  4. 711

    711 Well-Known Member

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    Variable power can be added in AM only
     
  5. tba02

    tba02 WOOF

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    You don't mention the amp being used. The 980 may not even need any adjustments, but if it did it's a simple process.
     
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  6. CB590

    CB590 W9WDX Member

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    Simple RM203 or bigger. Low drive cheap type.. didn't want to open up radio at all.
     
  7. CB590

    CB590 W9WDX Member

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    What do you mean added?? With another knob?? Not really wanting to do that either..
     
  8. 711

    711 Well-Known Member

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    Research JP36, I’ve added one to my 880 , 980 layout is similar
     
  9. Onelasttime

    Onelasttime Well-Known Member

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    You do not need variable power to use an amp. Set the radio's power how it needs to be for the amp and be done with it. You do not actually think the 980 or McKinnely (sp) actually make enough power over the 4 watt carrier limit to be worthwhile do you? It is not like they are dual final radio's with lots of potential. Putting amp inline is the smart way to go if you need more power.

    Also most people do not think about this but very few radio's with variable power modulate the same at reduced carrier levels. AS you lower your rf-output power most units reduce modulation as you turn the rf power down.
     
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  10. Onelasttime

    Onelasttime Well-Known Member

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    I would put a 2 transistor amp inline with it. If you really need more
     

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