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COBRA ELECTRONICS MR HH125- 3 Watt Waterproof Handheld VHF, Black

Model # 10230498Mfg # MR HH125

$59.99

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Product Description

The Cobra MR HH125 is a fully featured VHF radio with a rugged compact design. It’s perfect for recreational boaters or as a portable backup on larger vessels. It comes standard with a removable spring loaded belt clip, lanyard and DC cigarette lighter charger. Anyone who lives, works or plays on the water needs one of these VHF radios. It is packaged with long-lasting rechargeable NiMH batteries that won’t develop a memory when charging. It can also be used with 5 standard AAA alkaline batteries in emergencies.The backlit LCD and keypad allows it to be used in low light conditions and will turn off automatically to conserve battery power. The built-in NOAA Channels and NOAA weather alert give you 24-hour access to local weather information. It also acts as an All-Hazards Emergency receiver and will alert you to weather, natural disasters and other emergencies provided to the National Weather Service by local and state government officials.

Specs

MR HH125- 3 Watt Waterproof Handheld VHF, Black

Battery Life 9 Hours
Dimensions 2 1/4" Width x 4 " Height x 1 1/4" Depth
Battery Type Nickel Metal Hydride
Display Type Backlit Segmented LCD
Features Weather Alert
Material Aluminum
Scanning Modes Programmable Scan
Priority Scan
Dual-Watch
Transmit Power 1/3 Watt
Weight 9.9 Ounces
Warranty Details One Year

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Cobra Electronics MR HH125- 3 Watt Waterproof Handheld VHF, Black
 
3.1

(based on 11 reviews)

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29%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (5)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Good audio (3)

Cons

No Cons

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    • Casual/ recreational (3)
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    • Personal (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fragile antenna

Had this radio on board for one week and the rigid antenna broke off completely. This is not a "rubber ducky" flexible antenna. Bend it and it breaks away at the mount.

Had this radio on board for one week and the rigid antenna broke off completely. This is not a "rubber ducky" flexible antenna. Bend it and it breaks away at the mount.

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Terrible

Used this radio for one month before it borke. Water from typical boat spray off the bow entered the housing and ruined the radio. I would not even rate the radio as water resistant...Read complete review

Used this radio for one month before it borke. Water from typical boat spray off the bow entered the housing and ruined the radio. I would not even rate the radio as water resistant let alone waterproof. Otherwise it worked fine till it got splashed.

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5.0

great little radio

By Irishwake

from Newport, RI

Verified Buyer

Comments about Cobra Electronics MR HH125- 3 Watt Waterproof Handheld VHF, Black:

I work in the marine industry and dependable communications are very important. This radio fits in your pocket and has all the features and power of much larger and more expensive radios. Have not gotten it wet so can't attest to it being waterproof but I do love this radio otherwise.

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4.0

Cobra backs up what they sale

By WaterBug

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Cobra Electronics MR HH125- 3 Watt Waterproof Handheld VHF, Black:

Worth the money, and as you can see in the reviews, Cobra backs up their product 100%
Thanks Cobra

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

What is it possible to do if the antenna is broken?

By Albert485

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Cobra Electronics MR HH125- 3 Watt Waterproof Handheld VHF, Black:

What is it possible to do if the antenna is broken?

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

It doesn't appear to be waterproof

By Al D

from Raleigh, NC, USA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Cobra Electronics MR HH125- 3 Watt Waterproof Handheld VHF, Black:

The main reason I bought this radio was that it said it's "waterproof". I've had good experience with the "Cobra" brand in the past, so I believed that this will be the case as well.
However, as much as I like the performance of the radio where its lacking is so called the "waterproof-ness". What happened to me is that last week while helping me dock, my father-in-law dropped the unit I had given him into about 3 feet of water so, I jumped into the water right away and fetched the unit. He felt really bad but I assured him not to worry because the unit was water-proof and that nothing had happened to the unit.
Well, I was wrong. Now when I try to use the radio, it turns on but none of the buttons work, so I'm stuck on channel 88 and can NOT change or set anything on the radio. Its sad because it really is a pretty powerful radio and it has a very good range and sound for the price but a so called "Marine" radio? I'm not sure. Now I'm left with one radio.

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1.0

Don't get it wet....

By Labess

from Northern Michigan

Verified Buyer

Comments about Cobra Electronics MR HH125- 3 Watt Waterproof Handheld VHF, Black:

We used this little VHF as an emergency radio while Kayaking. I really loved it for two seasons until it started raining about two weeks ago. I laid the radio down face up in our sailboat cockpit for a few minutes only to find water drops under the clear plastic screen. Now the radio no longer functions. It says "WATERPROOF" on the bottom. Our definitely would not even stand a little bit of rain. Very disappointing as we liked carrying it along on Kayak outings as an emergency VHF.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

NOT SUBMERSIBLE!

By NOHUHU

from Honolulu

About Me Avid Adventurer

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Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Not Truly "waterproof"

Best Uses

    Comments about Cobra Electronics MR HH125- 3 Watt Waterproof Handheld VHF, Black:

    If you are looking for a real "Waterproof" VHF emergency radio, look at the many affordable JIS-7 and JIS-8 rated radios offered by Westmarine.

    This radio is JIS-4 only, meaning it has a fairly low "Splash resistant" rating at best.

    It can not be submerged, so it has little use aboard a kayak or small sinking boat, much less in a man overboard situation.

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    4.0

    its ok

    By cliff

    from brentwood ca.

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

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    Pros

    • Clear Signal
    • Good Audio
    • Lightweight
    • Rugged

    Cons

    • Complicated Controls
    • Difficult To Program

    Best Uses

    • Boating

    Comments about Cobra Electronics MR HH125- 3 Watt Waterproof Handheld VHF, Black:

    it it very hard to use

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    • Personal

    (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Wonderful gift and easy to use.

    By Sunny

    from Fort Worth

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Audio
    • Lightweight
    • Rugged

    Cons

    • Drains Battery

    Best Uses

    • Emergencies

    Comments about Cobra Electronics MR HH125- 3 Watt Waterproof Handheld VHF, Black:

    This was a gift for my father. He enjoys the rugged dependability of the radio during severe weather.

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    (15 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Terrible

    By Kwaj

    from Kwaj

    About Me Professional/Guide

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • NOT water resistant

    Best Uses

      Comments about Cobra Electronics MR HH125- 3 Watt Waterproof Handheld VHF, Black:

      Used this radio for one month before it borke. Water from typical boat spray off the bow entered the housing and ruined the radio. I would not even rate the radio as water resistant let alone waterproof. Otherwise it worked fine till it got splashed.

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      • Personal

      (6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Don't be fooled by rechargable batteries

      By a boater

      from new york

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

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            Comments about Cobra Electronics MR HH125- 3 Watt Waterproof Handheld VHF, Black:

            Don't advertise something as having rechargeable batteries if you can't charge them before getting on the boat.

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