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COBRA ELECTRONICS HH38 WXST Handheld CB Radio

Model # 13247606Mfg # HH38 WX ST

$79.99

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Product Description

Whatever your outdoor activity, Cobra’s compact handheld CB radio is a great way to stay in touch with friends, or with the over 30 million other CB radio users across the country. Plus, the unit offers complete access to 10 NOAA National Weather Channels for the latest weather information. And there are no license or service fees! The HH 38 WX ST incorporates SoundTracker, a patent-pending technology that dramatically improves the sound quality of the transmission and reception of CB radio signals. Dual Watch and All-Channel scanning. One-touch access to Channel 9 (emergency) and 19 (information).

  • Channels: CB: 40-channels; Weather: 10-channels
  • Frequency: 26.965-27.405mHz Audio Output: 500mW
  • Receiver Performance: Receiver sensitivity: less than 1µV for 12dB SINAD; Rejection: over 60dB typical
  • Battery Type: 9 AA alkaline batteries (sold separately)
  • Battery Life: 20 hours
  • Dimensions: 2"W x 6 3/4"H x 1 3/4"D
  • Weight: 9oz.
  • Included Accessories: Belt clip, wrist strap, 12V cigarette lighter plug
  • Waterproof Rating: Not rated waterproof
  • Warranty: Two years

Specs

HH38 WXST Handheld CB Radio

Battery Life 20 Hours
Battery Type Alkaline
Dimensions 2" Width x 6 3/4" Height x 1 3/4" Depth
Display Type Segmented LCD
Features Weather Alert
Material Polycarbonate
Transmit Power 4 Watt
Scanning Modes Programmable Scan
Dual Watch
Warranty Details Two Years
Weight 9 Ounces

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Cobra Electronics HH38 WXST Handheld CB Radio
 
3.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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5.0

Excellent Portable/Mobile Handheld CB

By Securityman

from Virginia

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Range
  • Good Reception
  • Lightweight
  • Rugged

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Emergencies
    • Off Roading
    • Road Travel

    Comments about Cobra Electronics HH38 WXST Handheld CB Radio:

    This unit is quite good. I have it because it's portable. I carry it hunting, fishing, hiking, highway long distance, about town and at home. Great if you happen to be somewhere there is no cell service. Very handy.
    For highway use, to get better range, Cobra sells outside magnetic 42" antennas under accessories on their product page. Works great!
    I like the face I can plug it into 12v vehicle outlet or use mobile with batteries.

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    4.0

    Real happy

    By Paulski1

    from Redlands, CA, USA

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Cobra Electronics HH38 WXST Handheld CB Radio:

    This has worked pretty decently for me. Beats having to lug around a larger set, fits in a travel bag nicely. Decently priced also.

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    2.0

    Falls Short Of What I Expect From Cobra

    By smitty03281964

    from Yeadon, PA, USA

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Cobra Electronics HH38 WXST Handheld CB Radio:

    I have owned this unit since 2003. Just recently tried using it. Really no reception at home with the supplied antenna. Went out on interstate with it and still really no reception. The weather feature works great. Maybe a better antenna is needed. I will get one and post the results. Also I don't think a owners manual came with the unit and I looked in the box

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    5.0

    Good Basic Radio

    By Gill

    from San Diego

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Cobra Electronics HH38 WXST Handheld CB Radio:

    I have owned this for years (maybe since 2003 timeframe?) I kept in in my car mostly, and in moving vans over several cross country moves. I have only had reason to use it twice. Once when being overtaken by a large truck at a high Appalachian pass in thick snow. I saw him coming from a couple miles back and coordinated passage. The other was during a New Mexico high country snowstorm when they were shutting the highway down and I radioed for some guidance.

    I think I paid around $50. I never expected a 20 mile radio, for god sakes, it's a handheld radio - if you're a trucker, buy a real system, otherwise quit your griping! For a handheld it did it's job. Once was enough to pay off, twice is a bonus, now I keep it plugged in the center console of my Jeep just in case. And it has been (accidentally) slammed in car doors, launched about the cabin during hard stops, dropped in slush, rain, snow, mud, and on pavement. Durable little sucker.

    I only thought to look it up online to get a manual (after a decade I just figured out how to use the DW button!)

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    5.0

    Very convenient handheld

    By C Newton

    from Owensboro, KY, USA

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Cobra Electronics HH38 WXST Handheld CB Radio:

    I bought this radio about a week ago, mainly for being out and about (camping, etc.) and as a convenient way to test my other transcievers. It is set up with the stock rubber antenna and equipped with standard alkaline batteries. As can be expected, the range is not "great" with this setup, but is better than I expected. The built in weather function is very nice and receives well, very handy to have around the house in case of an emergency. Very pleased with this product myself, but would definitely recommend an actual mobile transciever for use in a vehicle.

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    1.0

    Poor reception

    By John Robert

    from West Lafayette, IN, USA

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    Comments about Cobra Electronics HH38 WXST Handheld CB Radio:

    I purchased this radio when traveling a year ago at a truck stop. The unit rarely picks up anything on any channel even when traveling in or near highly contested traffic. I would not recommend this product. Unfortunately ther was no option to return this product so we are out about $100.

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