post #31 of Old 02-12-2010, 05:36 PM
steviej35
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Cobra radio with a firestik 4' ant. Great reception and transmission, and only $8.00 bucks ( that was with shipping )

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post #32 of Old 03-23-2010, 06:41 PM
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I would not buy this CB. It is a Cobra but the quality is low
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post #33 of Old 06-10-2010, 06:14 PM
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old *** cb that was one time sold in belks. got 23 channels with a dial got a pa hook up which i have under the hood i attached a three foot firestick i got from my neighbor used to have it on a tundra
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post #34 of Old 06-11-2010, 08:29 PM
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Good, but not great
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post #35 of Old 06-14-2010, 05:06 PM
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Again I got this for free as well although I had to pay for the speaker so i could use it as a PA system. It's just another cool gadget pretty much
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post #36 of Old 07-27-2010, 03:34 AM
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its a off brand but works fine.
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post #37 of Old 08-28-2010, 02:14 PM
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I have the Magnum 257 ham radio, running on 11-meter CB AM. This radio has done an outstanding job getting TX out and picking up rogue or unclean signals. It sounds clear, loud, and precise. The controls and interface are awesome, and it's very user friendly. The only issue is the huge heatsink on the back makes it a bit larger than most expect, so plan a good mounting spot before clicking check out.
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post #38 of Old 09-01-2010, 10:26 PM
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Just an old CB we had laying around the house
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post #39 of Old 10-17-2010, 08:45 PM
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Free radio from my Father - In- Law just a radio shack freebie I have 7.95 in the cable from the antenna to the radio
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post #40 of Old 12-21-2010, 05:55 PM
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it's a small cobra, walmart special
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post #41 of Old 12-25-2010, 07:07 PM
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Works great
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post #42 of Old 01-20-2011, 12:42 PM
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it works
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post #43 of Old 02-21-2011, 10:38 AM
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40 Channels for 60 bucks. can't really beat it. sometimes th cheap things will get you out of a situation.
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post #44 of Old 02-26-2011, 07:40 PM
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I really like this radio for two reasons. First, Cobra finally brought their products to the 21st century with an updated design and new features. Secondly, Cobra didn't mess with a good thing when it came to making changes to the transmit and receive portions of the radio. Some people might complain that Cobra didn't make the Cobra 29 any better, they just added some bling to the radio and they might be right except for the fact that the new interface and features do improve the users experience with the radio. It's easier to see the channel display, you can adjust the color, you can scan the channels, and you can store and scan memory channels.

Now even though I found myself drawn to the new display I'd be failing my readers if I didn't point out a couple of things that drive me nuts with this radio.

The dual control knobs on this radio are awful. The volume knob is difficult to grab with your fingers and once you have a hold of it the knob is hard to turn. Same thing with the talkback knob. Now there are only two dual controls on this radio so it's not the end of the world, but the volume on/off knob was the one that really annoyed me. Maybe I just have big hands but I found it difficult to turn the radio on and off compared to previous models.

My only other real complaint is probably the bigger issue. Lack of NightWatch lighting on the control knobs make this radio hard to use in a vehicle in the dark.

The knobs are black and have no reflectivity making them hard to locate in night conditions. On older Cobra's without NightWatch because the knobs were chromed they at least would reflect some light inside the vehicle so you could make a guess at which one to turn. If they had been able to do backlit knobs of some sort on this model or added the Nightwatch type feature it would have really made the radio a slam dunk.

Overall I'm impressed and the new radio definitely has it's selling points. The more modern styling is much more suited to the newer vehicles of today and the display and features will garner more attention from those operators who like to tinker with their options. No need to add blue LED's to your Cobra 29 anymore to make it look cool, you can change colors with the touch of a button.

I'm not sure how well the menu knob will hold up over time and I'm pretty sure the display will be the first thing to go wrong if the radio is going to develop problems but only time will tell on the quality.

Big props to Cobra for taking the risk on the new technology, now if they can just make a SSB version I think they might be on to something.
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post #45 of Old 06-07-2011, 06:35 AM
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CB radio works great. Got in from a yard sale not thinking it would be any good, but it is. I run a firestick that is mounted on my cargo rack and the signal is great wherever im at
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