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Mobile CB Radio



BC880

Mobile CB Radio

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The Most Trusted Name in CB Radios. It's tough and powerful with a large
 easy-to-read display and exciting new features including 7 Color Backlighting,
 Noise Cancelling Mic, and Wireless Mic Compatibility.

  • 7-Color Backlighting
  • Noise Cancelling Mic
  • Talkback
  • Radio Diagnostics
  • 6 Pin Noise Canceling Mic
  • Wireless Mic Compatible
  • Digital SRF / SWR Meter
  • Frequency Display
  • NOAA Weather
  • Squelch Control
  • ANL / Noise
  • Blanker
  • Memory Scan
  • RF Gain
  • Microphone Gain
  • Instant Channel 9/19
  • CB / PA
  • Channel Indicator
  • Includes 6 Pin to 4 Pin Adapter
  • Laser Etched Keys
  • Extra Long Mic Cord
  • Dimmer Switch Day / Night

 

 

 

 

 View of the front:

1. Volume Control knob with Power On/Off.
2. SQUELCH knob:
3. S/RF/CAL/SWR Meter:
4. Channel Number display.
5. Operation buttons and associated LEDs:

 Talkback: Talkback lets you monitor yourself when transmitting.
With Talkback active, press PTT and adjust the volume with the Volume Control
knob. (Levels 00 - 15)
 MIC Gain: Adjusts microphone sensitivity. Delivers up to 100%
modulation. With MIC Gain active, press PTT and adjust the gain
levels with the Volume Control knob. (Levels 00 - 04)
 Weather: Press to toggle between Weather and CB channels. Turn
Channel Selector to cycle through the 7 weather channels.
Press and hold to turn Weather Alert on and off. ALERT displays.
 Day/Night: Adjusts LCD backlight sensitivity between Day and
Night modes.

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:

 Select channels
 Select menu modes
 Change scan resume direction (up or down)
 Control Talkback volume
 Control Mic gain level
 Control Calibration volume

7. Microphone socket.
8. Indicators turn on when the function is turned on.
9. S/RF/CAL/SWR: Push to to check RF signal strength, calibration,
and SWR reading.
10. CB/PA: Selects CB (Citizens Band) or PA (Public Address).
Do not use the PA function unless an external speaker is connected.
11. MEM/SCAN: Press to start or stop scanning modes [All Channel
Scan (see page 10) and Memory Scan (see page 12)]. Press and hold
to set or clear channel memory while in Memory mode.
12. 9/19/NORM: Press to switch between emergency channel 9,
channel 19, and standard CB channels.
13. Frequency Display: Displays the MHz of the selected channel. Also
displays menu options.
14. ANL: Turns ANL (Automatic Noise Limiter) feature on and off.
ANL reduces external noise.
15. NB: Turns NB (Noise Blanker) feature on and off. NB reduces
interference from vehicle ignition systems.
16. RF Gain knob: Improves reception in strong signal areas.
 

View of the back:


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. EXT. SP: Connects an 8-ohm 4-watt speaker to remotely monitor
the receiver.
When the external speaker is plugged in, the internal speaker is off.
20. POWER: Connects DC power to transceiver.
21. Fuse.
22. PTT: Push-to-Talk.

 

VIDEOS

Tune-up Reports and Custom work done here at BellsCB:
This is a playlist and has multiple videos
 (notice the   button to change to the next video on same type radio)

 

 

 

 

    

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...Mobile CB radio... $139.50
 
 
Optional Accessories
 Tune-up. (perform a tune-up to radio to increase power, audio and performance) AM carrier 4 watts and 15 watts peak power. $29
 
 Low Dead Key (carrier). (perform a tune-up to radio to increase peak power with loud audio a lower carrier (dead key). This is perfect to match many amplifier types. $49
 Turner RK-56 Noise Canceling microphone.
(wired for this radio with a 4 pin plug)
$46
 Astatic 636L Noise Canceling microphone.
(wired for this radio with a 4 pin plug)
$29
 Astatic RD104-E Amplified microphone.
(wired for this radio with a 4 pin plug and a battery installed)
$39

Sound byte link

 
 Install a Noise toy
(wired inside the radio with a switch or pushbutton to trigger any 18 second sound byte you want)
$65
 Add a Small External Speaker
(plugs into back of the radio for improved sound)
$12
 Add a Large External Speaker
(plugs into back of the radio for improved sound)
$25
 
 
Tuned up values on these watt meters
Dosy Bird RMS * Bird 43P
AM 6w 6w 6w
PEAK AM 13w 7w 32w
* The most informative and the one we use.

Excellent review of this radio by:
Review videos from CBRadioMagazine.com

 

GENERAL  
Channel : 40
Frequency Range: 26.965 - 27.405 MHz
Frequency Control: PLL Synthesizer
  18
Antenna Impedance: 50 ohms
Power Input: 13.8VDC
Current Drain  
TX: AM Full Modulation:  2.2A (max)
RX: At no signal: 650mA
Operating Temperature: -22F to 140F (-30C to 60C)
Accessories: DC Power Cord
Microphone
Microphone Hanger
Mounting Bracket
Size (W x D x H): 6.3 in. x 6.3 in. x 2.2 in.
 (without knobs and jacks)
THIS IS A FACTORY CLAIM AND
WE MEASURE IT DIFFERENTLY.

(WxDxH) 7.25 in x 7.5 in x 2.2 in
(without Knobs and Jacks)
(9" depth with knobs and jack)

Weight: 2.2 Pounds
TRANSMITTER  
Output Power: 4 watts
Emission Type: 6A3
Hum and Noise: Better than 40 dB
Frequency Tolerance: 0.002%
Modulation Percentage (Peak): 100%
Spurious Rejection: -70 dB
Output Impedance: 50 ohm, unbalanced
RECEIVER  
Sensitivity at 10 dB S+N/N: 0.5 V
Sensitivity at 500 mW Audio Output: 0.5 V
Squelch Threshold: 0.5 V
Antenna Impedance:  50 ohms
Squelch Tight: 1000 V
Signal Meter S-9: 100 V
Audio Output Power (max.):  5 watts
Audio Output (10% Dist.): 4 watts
Adjacent Channel Rejection: 55dB
Image Rejection: 65dB
Internal Speaker Impedance: 16 ohms
External Speaker Impedance: 8 ohms
PUBLIC ADDRESS  
Output Power at 10% Distortion: 4 watts
Specifications shown are typical and subject to change without notice.
 
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