1. You can now help support WorldwideDX when you shop on Amazon at no additional cost to you! Simply follow this Shop on Amazon link first and a portion of any purchase is sent to WorldwideDX to help with site costs.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
This forum does not allow a single user to have more than one username. If anyone wants to change their username contact an admin and it will be done. Multiple accounts belonging to the same member will be deleted without warning.

Uniden bc 980 ssb radio

Discussion in 'CB and Export Equipment and Accessories' started by cruiser, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. cruiser

    cruiser cruiser

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2011
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    2
    Has anyone heard when the new Uniden bc 980 ssb radio will become available?


     

  2. since the 880 is $159 im guessing a ssb version will be near $200 . who wouldn't spend a few bucks more for a maggy 257 ?
     
  3. n0zna

    n0zna Digital master

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2008
    Messages:
    1,256
    Likes Received:
    158
    wish they

    would bring back the 2510 2600 or Lincon...
     
    4 people like this.
  4. 9C1Driver

    9C1Driver Sr. Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2008
    Messages:
    3,371
    Likes Received:
    1,142
    If they could sell the 980 for about what a Galaxy 979 runs that would be ok.
     
  5. glsmith1544

    glsmith1544 W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2009
    Messages:
    155
    Likes Received:
    19
    REPLIES

    Hey, Cruiser, don't you just love how not one of those 3 replies even remotely responded to your question????

    Wish I had some info for you as I too would like to see the 980 someday before I decide if it's worthwhile or not, but I haven't seen anything concrete to date.

    Geoff
     
    1 person likes this.
  6. off topic replies are one of my specialties :D
     
  7. cbradiomagazine.com

    cbradiomagazine.com 2008 - 2014 / Pau Hana

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2007
    Messages:
    689
    Likes Received:
    186
    No info yet on a date. From what I heard Uniden isn't going to say much until it passes through the FCC process. Same as with the 680 and 880, we didn't get info on them until a couple of months before they were available.

    Probably better off going that route compared to some manufacturers that have been touting certain radios as "coming soon" and a year later everyone is still wondering where the radio is......
     
  8. 9C1Driver

    9C1Driver Sr. Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2008
    Messages:
    3,371
    Likes Received:
    1,142
    I am sure it will beat the Stryker SSB radio to market.
     
    2 people like this.
  9. mechanic

    mechanic Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2009
    Messages:
    596
    Likes Received:
    117
  10. Mudfoot

    Mudfoot Elmer

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2009
    Messages:
    10,766
    Likes Received:
    5,864
    1 person likes this.
  11. davegrantsr

    davegrantsr Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2005
    Messages:
    593
    Likes Received:
    81
    direct from the stryker website-
    Six Roger Beeps - Six different roger beeps are included with the SR-955HPC. These are controlled using a switched that is located on the front panel. This is a feature that you will find on virtually no other radio direct from the factory. Most importantly you can create your own customizable roger beeps using our PC software and then load them on to the SR-955PHC's on board memory!.

    THIS IS A FEATURE THAT YOU WILL FIND ON VIRTUALLY NO OTHER RADIO DIRECT FROM THE FACTORY!!! virtually no other radio???? you mean there may be another manufacturer that believes cbers are that vain that they need their own customizable 6 roger beep cb radio??? OMFG i'd say now i've seen everything....but i'm sure i haven't. i think i'm afraid to see this possible new uniden radio. REALLY AFRAID. thank god i've got my XL & 2 others NIB saved for the apocalypse. me & mad max(road warrior) will be ready to search the wastelands for fuel....without any stupid toys.
     
  12. don't underestimate the vanity of CB'er , hams or just people in general .
     
  13. jazzsinger

    jazzsinger Bullshit Buster

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2008
    Messages:
    1,750
    Likes Received:
    313
    the stryker looks a nice radio, must admit i'm curious about their claimed stable ssb operation (a rare concept in 10/11m multimodes). looks too good to be true, but hopefully it is true.
     
  14. if the stryker SSB final version for sale is as good as the unit DTB has , and considering the plethora of programming features it has , it should make a nice dent in the RCI/magnum/galaxy sales . i hope they keep the black knobs :)
     
  15. jazzsinger

    jazzsinger Bullshit Buster

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2008
    Messages:
    1,750
    Likes Received:
    313
    going by the flexibility of the coarse and fine clarifier ranges, i can't help wondering if it has dds. which would defo help stability over the older pll radios.

    it certainly looks good, has some nice programmable features, but top quality ssb performance is a must if it wants to take ranger/presidents crown away.

    going head to head with the uniden bc980 and the cre8900/ss6900 type radios should be interesting.

    one things for certain, with the way radios have been going through revisions lately, i won't be rushing out to buy any of them, better to sit and wait to see how they fair over time for performance and reliability before i even think about replacing ranger and uniden/president radios i know seldom if ever let me down.

    fools and their money are easily parted, but it takes more than bright leds, shiny fascias and dubious promises of performance before i dig deep, i want time served reliability.
     
    1 person likes this.

Share This Page

  • About Us

    The WorldwideDX Radio Forum was originally established in 2001. We pride ourselves on welcoming Radio Hobby enthusiasts of all types, while offering unbiased, informative, and friendly discussion among the members. We are working every day to make sure our community is the best Radio Hobbyist's site.
  • Like us on Facebook

  • Premium VIP Member

    The management works very hard to make sure the community is running the best software, best designs, and all the other bells and whistles. Care to buy us a beer? We'd really appreciate it!

    Donate to us!