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Uniden 980 SSB

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by fau8823, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. Sep 9, 2012 at 1:57 PM
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    fau8823

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    Anyone looked into this cb radio at all? Has anyone bought one? It looks like a great radio, but I'd like to get an owners perspective on it regarding features, quality, and location of install.
     
  2. Sep 9, 2012 at 2:20 PM
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    Looks like a sharp radio. Do you use side band at all? The Cobra 29 LX is a similar radio with a digital display and no side band for less.
     
  3. Sep 9, 2012 at 3:22 PM
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    Well, I want the sideband option. The 29lx is a couple inches larger as well. Seems to have everything I want. Ssb, weather, scanning features.....all in a relatively small, modern package. I'm just unsure of the performance.

    I'm thinking I could mount it on the drivers side of the center console due to the size, but I'm unsure. I don't think I could have it mounted on the rear of the console. I'd hate having to turn around to look at the radio all the time.
     
  4. Sep 9, 2012 at 3:55 PM
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    I'm not sure of the size of the Uniden, but if it's single din size it may fit here....

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  5. Sep 9, 2012 at 4:14 PM
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    I'll look into that. Thanks
     
  6. Sep 9, 2012 at 4:52 PM
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    I just checked the specs on the Uniden and it looks like it's a little too big for the place I had my 18. The height on the 18 is 1 and 7/8's of an inch and the Uniden is 2 and 1/4 inches. The Cobra was a VERY tight fit there so you would have to find a different mounting location.
     
  7. Sep 10, 2012 at 2:05 AM
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    ok. Thanks. Back to the drawing board.
     
  8. Sep 10, 2012 at 5:47 AM
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    Have you looked at the Galaxy DX 979?
     
  9. Sep 10, 2012 at 2:54 PM
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    Yeah. I don't like the lack of weather and scan features. If it had those, I'd buy it in a second.
     
  10. Sep 10, 2012 at 3:12 PM
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    Well then it sound like you should give the Uniden a shot.
     
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