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Uniden 980 SSB beep mod

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Uniden 980 SSB beep mod

Post by 1dollardean » Sunday, 20 January 2013, 9:15 AM

I've seen the video on YouTube and fully understand which resistor to remove to stop the beep, what I don't understand is how to remove the resistor. Obviously in the video the guy had already unsoldered the resistor and just put it back on the solder pads where it made good enough contact to demo the beeps. I have never worked on a surface mount radio and just got back into CB after 30+ years. I don't even own a soldering iron. Would I be better off taking my 980 to a radio shop and have them remove the resistor or should I go ahead and buy a good soldering iron and do it myself. Sooner or later I will need to do my own work when possible but right now I'd hate to mess up my new 980. If I decide to take it to a radio shop does anyone here know of a good shop in the Dallas, TX area? Thanks for listening guys.


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Re: Uniden 980 SSB beep mod

Post by MDYoungblood » Sunday, 20 January 2013, 10:06 AM

If you unsure of doing it yourself than it is best to get someone with experience to do it, it is real easy to mess up a radio. There are some members in the Dallas area that can tell you who to take it to. If you want to try use a low watt soldering iron and tweezers, get the iron really hot and just touch the solder on the PCB, lifting the resistor one side (not to high ,you might tear the copper on the board) at a time. Make sure the solder did not cross the PCB where the resistor was. It is a good idea to practice on a radio that you really don't care about.

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Re: Uniden 980 SSB beep mod

Post by wi 544 » Sunday, 20 January 2013, 10:13 AM

it is really easy with a small solder iron, just line it up and use a little pressure to lift it up one end at a time

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Re: Uniden 980 SSB beep mod

Post by 1dollardean » Sunday, 20 January 2013, 11:45 AM

Thanks guys for taking the time to answer my post. I may indeed end up buying a good soldering iron and finding some junk surface mount pcbs to practice on. I'm also thinking that I could have a tech at one of the local electronics service shops, not necessarily a cb repair shop, remove the resistor. I've been looking but there doesn't seem to be any good cb repair shops in the Dallas area. Surely there are enough CBs in Dallas to support at least one good CB repair shop. Anyway I think I need to start collecting the tools and paraphernalia needed to do some work on my CB stuff. I remember my radio shack in the 60's and 70's. Much of it I built from kits or from plans. Times have changed but the need to do a little soldering from time to time hasn't. Thanks again for your help.

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Re: Uniden 980 SSB beep mod

Post by Night Crawler » Sunday, 20 January 2013, 12:09 PM

Use an exacto knife and cut it on the sides of the resistor.


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Re: Uniden 980 SSB beep mod

Post by 1dollardean » Sunday, 20 January 2013, 12:34 PM

Night Crawler wrote:Use an exacto knife and cut it on the sides of the resistor.
I thought of that but I don't have a good blade for the job. I'm in dire need of many tools. I guess my poor abused credit card will have to be abused some more. :moneyeyes:

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Re: Uniden 980 SSB beep mod

Post by Night Crawler » Sunday, 20 January 2013, 14:19 PM

1dollardean wrote:I thought of that but I don't have a good blade for the job.
Well break down and buy one they're only a couple of bucks.
It's cheaper then buying a soldering iron and it won't lift the SMT traces like the iron will if you don't have any experience working with them.

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Re: Uniden 980 SSB beep mod

Post by 1dollardean » Sunday, 20 January 2013, 16:06 PM

Night Crawler wrote:Well break down and buy one they're only a couple of bucks. It's cheaper then buying a soldering iron and it won't lift the SMT traces like the iron will if you don't have any experience working with them.
You're right, I have it on my list. My resources are very limited and in the last two weeks I've bought a complete CB shack so I could get back into the game. A Uniden 980 SSB radio, Astatic Road Devil mic, Redman RM 2001 Watt & SWR meter, Pyramid PS8KX power supply, RM KL 2003 amp, Pyramid PS14KX power supply, Max 2000 antenna, and many misc items add up to an empty wallet but it's worth it. Where else could I meet someone who calls himself the "Night Crawler"? :icon_e_smile:

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Re: Uniden 980 SSB beep mod

Post by Night Crawler » Monday, 21 January 2013, 5:07 AM

1dollardean wrote: Where else could I meet someone who calls himself the "Night Crawler"? :icon_e_smile:
Night Crawlers was a special forces unit in Vietnam that I belonged to.

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Night Crawler wrote:
1dollardean wrote: Where else could I meet someone who calls himself the "Night Crawler"? :icon_e_smile:
Night Crawlers was a special forces unit in Vietnam that I belonged to.
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Re: Uniden 980 SSB beep mod

Post by 1dollardean » Monday, 21 January 2013, 6:48 AM

Night Crawler wrote:
1dollardean wrote: Where else could I meet someone who calls himself the "Night Crawler"? :icon_e_smile:
Night Crawlers was a special forces unit in Vietnam that I belonged to.
As a member of that era, graduated high school in '66, I have nothing but respect for you and all who served in our military in war or in peacetime. I lost a few friends in 'Nam and had more than a few run-ins with the idiots stateside who obviously had no respect for anybody including themselves. You have chosen a noble handle, one that you earned. Thank you for your service and may you have a wonderful life.


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