vhf radio with bluetooth


5.0 out of 5 stars

Great radio, works as it should…

By CaptNorm on July 11, 2021

There is a lot of hate for this radio on Amazon. Seems like sometimes people are getting a lemon product, however with Amazon’s return policy, that shouldn’t really be an issue. Like MANY other people, my radio works excellent. Sound is clear, it has decent range, and it is absolutely water proof. Make sure you test it out of the box, setup the warranty through Cobra, and your radio SHOULD be protected if something comes up.

A few things I would recommend, take a moment to wipe down the radio (mostly just the battery terminals) and any seals after use, especially if it is exposed to salt water, but you should always do that anyway. Saltwater is harsh on things, even “waterproof” things. If the radio gets submerged, LIGHTLY blow into the mic to get any water out, that way your transmission won’t be a garbled mess. I can’t speak to the longevity of this radio, as I’ve only had it for a short bit, but so far it’s working great. I mostly use it for inland rivers and protected bays here in the mountainous PNW, and my range on High is very good considering the size of this radio.

I was on the fence about this radio with so many negative reviews, but this thing seems like a good Cobra product, reliable, and practical for me (kayaker). I would ABSOLUTELY recommend this radio.

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