Summary: this radio is bad ,mic to big too much mic cord too bulky poor recption static engine noise, i hjad other raiods such as midlands kraco uniden cobra 25 ltd is much better than this one ge ,radio shack is the worst radio i ever had the others works excellent no problems what so ever if you have a good set up it will work veyr good .
Summary: Needed an "all-around" CB radio to use with sevral vehicles and this baby fits the bill perfectly. Excellent performance in a rugged package from a product that has been around for a long while and isstill selling.... what more do you want?
Pros: Compact, Durable, Easy To Use, Improves Experience
Summary: You get what you pay for. Don't assume its a quality product because its a Cobra. Although its roughly half the price of a Cobra 25, its not half the radio that the 25 is. I bought this radio because I got tired of moving my other one back and forth between my car and my truck. This one is going back to the store. The mic sucks, other drivers cant understand what I'm saying half the time. The speaker is lacking as well, as I can barely hear them.
Summary: This CB would have got a solid 5 but the "Noise Elimination Squelch" feature makes a thump or pop when it goes in and out of squelch. So every time the squelch is broken there is an annoying pop. This pop will drive you nuts very quickly on your long drive. If you drive on the highway for a living and need to use a CB the Cobra 19 DX IV will get on your nerves and the nerves of anyone in the vehicle with you. So after someone unkeys or keys up there is a pop.
Summary: it works good for what i needed it for, had a five foot antenna from the 70's connected it to this radio and worked like a charm, gets about 7 miles with good reception, doesnt need that little variable squelch knob just set it and go
Summary: I have seen $20 radios that were better put together. Cobra messed up big time on this radio. Buy a Midland or Uniden, or even Motorola...more bang for your buck. For this price you can buy a milspec radio.