View Full Version : New Uniden 890 SSB radio

07-30-2012, 04:02 AM
Got a bunch of radios but this one caught my attention.

Looking for info to unlock the clarifier, open up the audio a bit, nothing crazy. Don't care about channels but if there is a mod that would be cool too. Don't need monster audio as I'm more into SSB anyway.

It's a very new radio so I don't expect there to be a lot of info yet.

Basically I like that it's a smaller radio w/ ssb and it looks interesting.


07-30-2012, 01:24 PM
They are nice looking units, but I don't know anyone that has one yet.

High Voltage Mobile NJ
07-30-2012, 01:38 PM
welcome to the forum Aardvark . :joyous:

07-30-2012, 02:13 PM
Hey whats up?
I've been hearing about the forum figured I check it out.

Looking to pull the trigger on one, I guess I'll have a new toy to play with when I get home next month.
I'm sure someone will post info on it before I get back, but if not I'll post some feed back.

Ya'll ill hear me when I get back. Looking to mount it on the dash in the Jetta.


07-30-2012, 02:46 PM
I looked that radio up at Bellscb and they don't seem to have much in the way of mods for it yet.

07-30-2012, 02:57 PM
I've looked around in the usual places for mods but figured where were more eyes here and someone saw something around I didn't.

Seems the most common complaint so far is the beep anytime you press a button or spin the channel nob. That will get old fast I should imagine. Hopefully the beep comes from a piezo electric buzzer and not through the actual speaker. Clip a wire or something.

Some things are just too new...

Gordon Gekko
07-30-2012, 04:36 PM
not much info out there just yet but there's this overview of the radio:

I (http://cbradiomagazine.com/Uniden%20Bearcat%20980%20SSB%20CB%20Radio.html)t's SMT so it will probably take some time for the mods to start trickling out

07-30-2012, 05:02 PM
been trying unsuccessfully to find a schematic for it...

07-30-2012, 05:04 PM
Poking around the FCC site at the moment. No schematic as of yet though.

https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/eas/reports/ViewExhibitReport.cfm?mode=Exhibits&RequestTimeout=500&calledFromFrame=N&application_id=615352&fcc_id='AMWUT561 (https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/eas/reports/ViewExhibitReport.cfm?mode=Exhibits&RequestTimeout=500&calledFromFrame=N&application_id=615352&fcc_id='AMWUT561)


07-30-2012, 05:15 PM
Looks like the file should be called:
AMWUT561_Schematic Diagram.pdf

07-30-2012, 05:34 PM
Anyone just want to call and ask for it?439
Or I'll just call and ask for it tomorrow. not sure of the size of the pic I just posted but it came from the 980 manual, page 18.



07-30-2012, 06:51 PM
Lol poking around in the fcc's shit to find it

07-31-2012, 12:58 AM
It would have been poetic justice if they did have it. Just leaving no rock unturned. Scoured the Uniden website no luck and searched by the file names in the FCC docs. I'll call Uniden today and see what they have to say. If I score a digital copy I'll post it.

07-31-2012, 04:35 AM
Just emailed customer service to see what they have to say.

08-08-2012, 02:44 PM
Got a useless automated email from Uniden offering an owners manual so I called and asked for their CB/scanner dept. The person I spoke with was nice but stated that there are no plans to release or make available for sale a service manual. Person also stated that Uniden hasn't made info like that available for about 4 years or so now.

Looks like its poke and pray!

Praying someone leaks a service manual or the individual files.
Which are:

AMWUT561_Circuit Description.pdf
AMWUT561_Schematic Diagram.pdf
AMWUT561_Block Diagram.pdf
AMWUT561_Alignment Procedure.pdf
AMWUT561_Parts List.pdf

08-10-2012, 05:03 AM
Problem is its considered disposable electronics by them so they dont bother supporting it

08-10-2012, 07:42 AM
I don't think its that, I think they are trying to look good to the FCC. Lets face it, its easier to do mods with the schematics and tune up procedures. Fact is they have all the documents, they did submit them to the FCC for type acceptance. So yes if its disposable electronics I can see them not printing a service manual but it's only a couple of mouse clicks to email the files that contain the info that would be found in a paper service manual and they weren't even willing to release those.

I encourage people to call the Uniden America at 1.800.297.1023... press 4 for English, press 3? for parts and accessories, then ask to be transferred to the CB/Scanner dept. and ask for the files. They told me no, but perhaps someone will luck out and get them. Hopefully that person will be good enough to post them or at lest make them available via email to those interested.

Some other useful/direct numbers:

Repair Dept - 1.800.235.3874
Parts and Accessories - 1.800.554.3988
Technical Support - 1.800.297.1023

12-15-2012, 09:56 PM
Thats one good looking piece of equipment . Only modification would be more channels . I would not mess with anything else . thats a good site , I saw my Uniden pc122xl

12-16-2012, 06:23 AM
After searching for 10 minutes in Google for the Uniden 890SSB, I realized that you are actually talking about the 980! Thanks for the rabbit trail.:dance: