CB Radio Questions

Model Question Answer
ALL Where can I purchase antennas? You can purchase CB antennas online or at a local CB shop. Please follow the specs for your unit in the manual.
ALL How do I check my antenna match?
  1. Once DIAG displays, press MENU/OK; VOLT displays.
  2. Turn Channel Selector until ANT displays.
  3. Press MENU/OK. GO PTT displays.
  4. Press and hold PTT. The Antenna Mismatch condition, PASS or FAIL, displays.
  5. Release PTT and press MENU/OK to return to the DIAG level.
ALL How do I perform an RF power check?
  1. Once DIAG displays, press MENU/OK; VOLT displays.
  2. Turn Channel Selector until RF OUT displays.
  3. Press MENU/OK. GO PTT displays.
  4. Press and hold PTT. The RF power condition, PASS or FAIL, displays.
  5. Release PTT: GO PTT displays.
  6. Press MENU/OK to return to the DIAG level.
ALL How do I perform a battery check?
  1. Once DIAG displays, press MENU/OK; VOLT displays.
  2. Press MENU/OK; the battery voltage displays for 2 seconds and then the battery voltage condition displays:

    – PASS - Voltage is good.

    – FAILLO - Voltage is too low.

    – FAILHI - Voltage is too high.
  3. Press MENU/OK to return to the DIAG level
ALL Why is the unit unable to transmit? Please make sure your antenna is grounded properly. Also, make sure your calibrations pass based on the information in the owners manual
ALL How do I check my SWR reading? You can check your incoming signal strength and output power as you use your Bearcat 980 SSB. The 12-column LCD display (refer to item number 3 on page 6) displays this data. Press and hold PTT on the microphone to see the RF output power levels. Release PTT to see incoming signal strength.




 

 

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