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Uniden BEARCAT 880 Owner's Manual

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Printed in China



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  • Page 1 ® Owner’s Manual Printed in China U01UT390ZZZ(0)
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Connecting the Power Cords ..............6 Ground Information ................... 6 install 6-pin to 4-pin aDapter ............. 7 marine installation ................7 Using yoUr BearCat 880 ............7 CB moDe ......................7 all Channel sCan ..................8 Weather moDe (WX moDe) ..............8 Set Weather Scan Mode ................
  • Page 3 ................ 15 tWo-year eXtenDeD Warranty ........17 raDio CoDe DeFinitions ............19 Uniden is a registered trademark of Uniden America Corporation. Bearcat is a registered trademark of Uniden America Corporation. Features, specifications, and availability of optional accessories are all subject to...
  • Page 4: Unpacking

    Replacement or substitution of crystal, transistors, ICs, regulator diodes, or any other part of a unique nature, with parts other than those recommend by Uniden, may cause violations of the technical regulations in Part 95 of the FCC Rules or in violation of type acceptance requirements in Part 2 of the rules.
  • Page 5: Controls And Functions

    Controls anD FUnCtions 1. Volume Control knob with Power On/Off. Turn the knob clockwise until it clicks to turn power on or counterclockwise until it clicks to turn power off. 2. SQUELCH knob: Reduces background noise when there is no incoming signal.
  • Page 6: Microphone Socket

    6. Channel Selector/MENU/OK. Press the inner MENU/OK button to select a menu option or other selection. Turn the outer Channel Selector knob to: ƒ Select channels ƒ Select menu modes ƒ Change scan resume direction (up or down) ƒ Control Talkback volume ƒ...
  • Page 7: Installation

    17. Antenna socket: Connects antenna to the unit. 18. PA SP: Connects optional external 8-ohm, 4-watt speaker for use as a public address system. To prevent acoustic feedback, separate the microphone from the speaker when operating the PA at high output levels. 19.
  • Page 8: Mobile Antenna

    Only a properly matched antenna system will allow maximum power transfer from the 50 ohm transmission line to the radiating element. Your Uniden dealer is qualified to help you select the proper antenna for your requirements. A whip style antenna may be used for automobile installation.
  • Page 9: Install 6-Pin To 4-Pin Adapter

    2012. Your Bearcat 880 comes with an adapter to connect the radio’s 6-pin microphone to a current standard 4-pin microphone. 1. Insert the 6-pin side of the adapter into the Bearcat 880 6-pin microphone connection. 2. Plug a standard 4-pin microphone connector into the 4-pin side of the adapter.
  • Page 10: All Channel Scan

    5. Turn RF Gain to set RF gain sensitivity. 6. Press MIC Gain to toggle microphone sensitivity between High and Low. (LED on = High; LED off = Low) 7. Set Backlight color (see page 12). 8. Set LCD Contrast (see page 13). 9.
  • Page 11: Set Weather Alert Mode

    Set Weather Scan Mode Weather Scan mode allows the radio to move to the next weather channel if no signal is detected after 3 seconds. Set Weather Scan mode to ON or OFF through the menus. 1. Press MENU/OK to activate the menus. COLOR displays. 2.
  • Page 12: Scan Channels In Memory

    Scan Channels in Memory 1. From All Channel Scan mode (see page 10), press MEM/SCAN until MEM SCAN displays; the radio scans memory channels only. 2. Press MEM/SCAN again to return to MEMORY mode or the last channel scanned. Listen to Channels in Memory 1.
  • Page 13: Set Lcd Contrast

    color. The available colors are: Option Option Color Color None (Off ) Blue Magenta Green Yellow Cyan White 5. Press MENU/OK to select that color. COLOR displays. 6. Repeat these procedures to set the NIGHT backlight color. Set LCD Contrast 1.
  • Page 14 From the DIAG level, you can check battery power levels, RF power levels, and antenna mismatch. Battery Check Check the DC power levels if you feel your radio is not performing properly. 1. Once DIAG displays, press MENU/OK; VOLT displays. 2.
  • Page 15: Exit Menu

    S/RF/CAL/SWR Meter You can check your incoming and outgoing signal strength and wattage as you use your Bearcat 880. The 12-column LCD display (refer to item number 3 on page 5) displays this data. Press and hold PTT on the microphone to see the RF output power levels. Release PTT to see incoming signal strengh.
  • Page 16: Maintenance

    2. Remove the fuse and inspect. If blown, replace with the same type fuse. Use only the fuse specified for your Bearcat 880. Failure to do so may void your warranty. troUBleshooting In the event of system malfunction, perform the following procedures:...
  • Page 17: Servicing Your Transceiver

    Check the antenna connection on the back of the radio. Be sure it is tight. If you do not get satisfactory results after performing these checks, call the Uniden Customer Service Center at 1-800-297-1023, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday. serviCing yoUr transCeiver Technical information, diagrams, and charts are provided on request.
  • Page 18 Antenna Impedance: 50 ohms Power Input: 13.8VDC Current Drain AM Full Modulation: 2.2A (max) At no signal: 650mA Operating Temperature: -22°F to 140°F (-30°C to 60°C) Accessories: DC Power Cord Microphone Microphone Hanger Mounting Bracket Size (W x D x H): 6.3 in.
  • Page 19: Two-Year Extended Warranty

    Warrantor: UNIDEN AMERICA CORPORATION (“Uniden”) elements oF Warranty: Uniden warrants, for two years, to the original retail owner, this Uniden Product to be free from defects in materials and craftsmanship with only the limitations or exclusions set out below. Warranty DUration: This warranty to the original user shall terminate and be of no further effect two years after the date of original retail sale.
  • Page 20: Radio Code Definitions

    Product. Include evidence of original purchase and a note describing the defect that has caused you to return it. The Product should be shipped freight prepaid, by traceable means, to warrantor at: Uniden america Corporation Parts and Service Division 4700 Amon Carter Blvd Fort Worth, TX 76155 (800) 297-1023, 8 a.m.
  • Page 21: Radio Code Definitions

    Code Meaning Code Meaning 10-18 Anything for us? 10-64 Net clear 10-19 Nothing for you, return to 10-65 Awaiting your next message/ base assignment 10-20 My location is 10-67 All units comply 10-21 Call by telephone 10-70 Fire at 10-22 Report in person to 10-71 Proceed with transmission in...