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Uniden Bearcat 980

Discussion in 'CB and Export Equipment and Accessories' started by Recon, Oct 16, 2019.

  1. Recon

    Recon NY 881

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    Received the new radio today and had to return it. The RF Gain light would not luminate and adjusting the RF Gain did not function. This is the second defective Made in Vietnam CB radio within two months. Has anyone had any issues with this radio?


     

  2. RT431

    RT431 In the swamp

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    Where was the radio purchased?
     
  3. Recon

    Recon NY 881

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    Purchased from Police Scanner Outlet via Amazon
     
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  4. RT431

    RT431 In the swamp

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    You got a refund?
    Maybe you can look for a reputable dealer to buy from?
    The one I have works perfectly.
     
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  5. Recon

    Recon NY 881

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    I will receive the refund when the seller receives the radio.
     
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  6. Recon

    Recon NY 881

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    I do not hold the seller / dealer accountable for the defective radio because the dealer is just the middle man.
     
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  7. 357magnum

    357magnum Sr. Member

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    Wow ! That's a first for me hearing about a defective one . How was the box when you received it ? Could it have happen in shipping ? Myself I have no luck w/USPS seems like when I receive something that way , it looks like they dragged it here ! Or maybe Solarcon bought them out .;):D
     
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  8. Recon

    Recon NY 881

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    The box and contents of the 980 were in prefect unopened condition and all components were sealed and taped in small clear plastic bags.
    The new Galaxy 979F I received two months prior had the SWR / Power / Mod switch wired in reverse and I returned it the next day.
    Thirty-four days after I received a new Galaxy 2547, it stopped working as I was monitoring channel 19. I was using a Astron VS-70 Power Supply set at 12.7 volts. I could not return it to Amazon because the thirty-day return policy had expired.
     
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  9. dledinger

    dledinger WDX995 / 2NC995

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    You’re having a bad luck streak. Doesn’t a 2547 plug into the wall??
     
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  10. Recon

    Recon NY 881

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    Yes, the 2547 can be powered by house current but I like using the power supply because I can monitor the DC volts and I don't have to worry about a AC power surge. One (disliked) issue with the 2547 is that I had to leave a lamp or ceiling light on so as to see the control knobs. I have it packed in the original box and I am undecided if I should have it repaired and who to trust to repair it.
     
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    357magnum Sr. Member

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    dled , You took the words right out of my mouth ! Talk about Bad Luck ! Whiskey Tango Foxtrot ! I thought the members getting broken A-99's was bad !:eek:
     
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  12. RT431

    RT431 In the swamp

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    Wow!
    If it wasn't for bad luck, you'd have no luck at all..lol

    Sorry.

    I know without a doudt, your luck will change for the better.(y)
     
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  13. Woody-202

    Woody-202 Well-Known Member

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    I recently (September) bought a 980 via Amazon and it was ok. Maybe yours was "un-luck of the draw" :unsure:…?
     
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  14. Recon

    Recon NY 881

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    I'll know tomorrow because my new Galaxy 959B is scheduled to arrive and if it has a defect, I'm giving up on buying another CB radio and going back to my Grant XL. I've had that radio since new in 2002 and (knock on wood) so far it has never had a problem.
     
  15. S&W357

    S&W357 WDX-556 Supporting Member Space For Rent

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    Nothing wrong with a Grant XL :cool: Even if it does have dents in the bezel. :whistle:

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