Uniden’s Bearcat 980 SSB CB radio has several features designed to make it a true asset in any truck’s cab.
What sets it apart are several additions that are normally seen in much bigger and more expensive models. Most notable are a new noise-cancelling microphone to clear out highway and other background noise, seven choices of backlighting, large display panel and a feature that allows instant switching to emergency channel 9.
This radio got a four and half stars rating from Amazon shoppers, and 85 percent gave it four or five stars.
Other features of the Bearcat 980 SSB include:
- 40 channel AM operation
- Dynamic squelch control
- Four-position mic gain control
- Extra long mic cord
- Instant channel 9/19
- CB/PA switch
- Large digital S/RF/SWR meter
- Seven color display options
- Variable talk back
- Day/Night dimmer switch
- Radio diagnostics
Uniden also offers the Pro401 HH, a professional level handheld CB with 40 channels. It has four watts of power, rechargeable batteries, auto noise cancel and high/low power selection. Accessories include belt clip and strap, flexible antenna and DC adapter.
Both are available at travel plazas and online.