Select a Feature or Term:
› Accessory Port
› Adjustable Microphone Gain
› Adjustable Output Power
› Adjustable RF Gain
› Adjustable Squelch
› AM Output Power
› Antenna Warning Indicator
› Battery Type
› Caller ID
› CB Radio Channels
› Channel Scan
› Dimmer Control
› Dual Watch
› Frequency Display
› Handheld Design
› Illuminated Display
› Instant Channel Access
› Key Lock
› Key Tones
› Last Channel Memory
› Manufacturer Warranty
› Memory Channel Scan
› Memory Channels
› Microphone Connector
› NOAA Weather Channels
› Noise Blanker
› Noise Canceling Microphone
› Public Address Capability (PA Capability)
› Quick Disconnect
› Radio Check Diagnostic
› Rechargeable Battery Included
› Remote Mount Installation System
› RF Meter
› Signal Strength Meter
› Sound Tracker System
› Special Edition
› SSB Channels
› SSB Output Power
› SWR CAL Meter
› SWR Calibration (SWR CAL)
› Tactile Controls
› Talk Back
› Text-To-Speech Conversion
› Transmit / Receive Indicator
› Voice Lock
› Volume Control
› Weather Alert Scan
› Weather Alerts
› Weather Scan
An accessory port allows you to connect the radio to some type of external device. Common devices are headsets, microphones, or vehicle/wall chargers.
Boosts the microphone output for stronger and clearer transmits
Allows you to increase or decrease the transmit power of the CB radio. At a higher transmit power the signal will travel farther. In battery powered radios, users may want to lower the transmit power in order to increase battery life.
Allows you to fine-tune the receiver sensitivity to pick up a signal with enough strength, but not too much background noise.
Changes the sensitivity of your CB radio to adjust for whatever signal strength you may be receiving. Lower squelch levels will allow you to receive transmissions from a greater distance, but these transmissions will contain more background noise. Higher squelch levels reduce the background noise, but will eliminate some weaker transmissions.
Determines the amount of range your sending transmits will have on AM frequencies.
The radio displays an alert when the antenna needs to be checked.
Handheld CB radios are mobile devices and were intended to move around with you. Because of this all handheld CB radios operate on battery power. Some handheld CB radios take rechargeable batteries, but others just use standard alkaline batteries.
Allows you to make and receive phone calls through the CB radio with most Bluetooth® enabled phones.
The radio displays the number of the incoming call. If equipped with Caller ID With Voice, the radio will display the number with a voice announcement.
Radio channels that are used for broadcasting and receiving transmits to other CB radio users in your area.
Scans through CB radio frequencies to find active channels.
The CB Radio features a clock, timer and/or alarm.
Delta-Tune allows you to fine tune incoming signals for greater clarity to reduce interference between adjacentchannels.
Allows you to change the brightness of any illuminated features on the radio.
Allows you to monitor two channels at once.
The radio displays the current channel frequency.
Handheld CB radios are more portable than standard CB radios, which need to be hardwired into a vehicle. A handheld CB radio can be easily moved from one vehicle to another or even used outside of a vehicle. Handheld CB radios are usually battery powered with an option to get power from a 12 volt source, such as a cigarette lighter.
Face plate on radio lights up to be easily seen in the dark.
Buttons or switches present on the control panel for the sole purpose of selecting a pre-programmed channel, typically channels 9 and 19.
The key lock prevents input if the key is unintentionally pressed.
CB Radios with this feature play a tone whenever a button is pressed or controls are in operation.
Automatically tunes to the last selected channel when the radio is first turned on.
This is the warranty provided by the manufacturer. See manual for specific details.
The radio will scan a specific number of channels stored in memory.
CB radios with memory locations allow you to store your frequently used channels for easy access later.
Allows you to connect the microphone to the CB unit.
CB radio frequencies set aside for weather information.
Blocks certain wave-length frequencies to better identify and block interference.
The radio is equipped with a noise canceling microphone to provide clear communication when used in a noisy environment.
Allows you to send out a message as a public address through an aftermarket external speaker.
Allows quick disconnection of the cable.
The Radio Check Diagnostic mode tests radio functions such as antenna condition, battery voltage and RF power.
Some Handheld CB radios include or are compatible with rechargeable batteries. If you plan to use your radio frequently, upgrading to a model that includes rechargeable batteries will pay for itself in no time!
The transceiver can be mounted remotely.
Allows you to observe your RF settings.
Allows you to observe the quality of the receiving signal.
A noise-reduction device unique to Cobra Electronics that helps to maintain a strong, clear signal.
Special Edition or Limited Edition version with styling or features not included in the standard model of the same series.
SSB channels, or Single Side Band channels, are the upper and lower halves of the normal 40 channels. This allows you to mix to different frequencies together to get a custom frequency, like mixing colors together.
SSB Output Power is the amount of wattage that the CB radio can transmit on while on a Single Side Band channel.
Lets you see the effects of the SWR Calibration to better enhance your ability to fine tune it.
SWR Calibration, or Standing Wave Ratio Calibration, lets you calibrate your CB radio’s antenna for the best reception. The lower the ratio, the better performance you will get. A 1.1:1 ratio is the best, but 1.5:1 is easier to achieve.
Tactile controls are controls that are shaped in such a way that you can tell how they are adjusted without looking at them, typically with the use of fins and flats.
The Talk Back feature adjusts the level of modulation talk back at the speaker during transmission.
The radio can convert incoming text messages to speech. This feature may require a third party app.
Usually a two-color LED used to show you when you are receiving a transmit or sending one.
Helps to clarify distorted Sideband transmits.
Adjusts the loudness of your CB radio.
The radio will scan for the nearest weather alert signal.
Radios that support weather alerts will pro-actively alert you when a weather alert, such as a severe weather warning, is issued in your area. This means that if you are concerned about possible severe weather, you don't have to continually monitor a weather channel. Instead you can rest assured that your radio will alert you when an alert is issued. NOTE: Weather alerts are not yet supported by all NOAA stations.
The radio will scan all weather bands to locate the strongest channel.