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  • Range Up to 20 Mile Range: Extended range capacity provides up to 20 mile range. (Range will vary depending on terrain and conditions.)
  • NOAA Weather Radio
  • VOX
  • Compact design with up to 20 mile r

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Two-way Radio
Frequency Band
UHF/FM: Ultra-clear long distance reception.
2662 Channel Combinations: Available when the 22 channels are combined with the 142 privacy codes (38 CTCSS/104 DCS), these combinations prevent interference from other radios.
Up to 20 Mile Range: Extended range capacity provides up to 20 mile range. (Range will vary depending on terrain and conditions.)
NOAA Weather Radio
NOAA Weather and Emergency Radio & Weather Alert: In the event of a major storm or other weather condition, NOAA broadcasts a 1050 Hz tone that this microTALK radio can detect and warn you of a weather alert condition. The radio will emit a tone when weather alert signals are received and will automatically switch to the broadcasting weather channel.
VOX: The user's voice is detected and the radio transmits without the need to press any buttons, freeing hands for other tasks. 5 VOX sensitivity levels allow the user to select at which point the radio will detect their voice.
Call Tones
5 Call Tones: Allows the user to differentiate between up to 5 different parties on incoming calls.
Keypad Lock
Key Lock: When activated, provides key pad security eliminating accidental channel changes.


Compact design with up to 20 mile range. Now with NOAA! Be prepared for storms and emergencies with built-in NOAA radio receiver. Voice-activated (VOX) transmission frees hands for other tasks. Five selectable tones will distinguish between different parties for incoming calls. A total of 2662 channel combinations are available when the 22 channels are combined with the 121 privacy codes (38 CTCSS/83 DCS). These combinations prevent interference from other radios. The pair of radios also includes rechargeable batteries and a "Y" wall charger.

May also be used with AAA alkaline batteries.

Feature & Benefit

Battery Saver Circuitry: A unique circuit extends the life of the batteries. If there are no transmissions within 10 seconds, the unit will automatically switch to battery saver mode.

Scan Feature: Allows the user to scan either channels or privacy codes within a channel to locate conversations in progress.

Roger Beep Tone: Conformation tone indicates the completion of the user's transmission, and signals to others it is clear to talk.

Auto Squelch: Automatically shuts off weak transmissions or unwanted noise due to terrain or range constraints.

Maximum Range Extender: Overrides Auto Squelch to provide extended range reception.

Illuminated LCD Display: Provides maximum ease of use even at night.

Keystroke Tone Signal: Confirms key activation.

Speaker/Microphone/Charger Jack: Allows use of wall charger, or earphone speaker/microphones (not included) for "hands-free" operation.

Belt Clip: Secures your microTALK radio while on the go.

1 Year Warranty: On radios. For products sold in the USA.

8 AAA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries: Radios can also be used with 4 AAA alkaline batteries per radio (not included).

Wall Charger with: Charges supplied rechargeable batteries inside radios. Charger accommodates 1 or 2 radios.
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  • JARED W.
  • 6/3/2015 10:34:23 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsNot bad as a starter set...

Pros: Small, easy to set up. nice belt clip with spring tension so you don't have to worry so much about it popping off.

Cons: Battery life was cut by 40% within 6 months. So about 120 charge cycles and these things were dying halfway through the day. Before they would die, they would emit loud bursts of static on and off for about 3 hours. So effectively only working for about 2 hours. I bought new AAA batteries as Cobra says they will charge any...not so. I got some 750mAh to replace the 300mAh these come with, and found that either the original batteries weren't the problem and the AC adapters weren't working anymore, or that the radios no longer charged correctly. From day 1, you had to repeat everything twice, as they cut off the first 5 seconds of every transmission...and just not impressed with the lack of accessory options (no way to use a charging cradle, no active battery life display, loud acknowledgement beeps, poor button lock control, etc.).

Other Thoughts: I only used these on low power channels, so I can't speak to the high power radius or quality...but from my experience I wouldn't use these for more than hobby/kids...or if you're like me, testing out a new workflow system as an initial investment before buying a better product. They lasted 6 months, so for the price I guess that's not too bad. Used every day for 8 hours at a time. But when they start to go, they go quickly. Out of 6, only 2 worked correctly at the 6 month mark.

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  • JARED W.
  • 9/22/2014 8:37:38 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsNot bad for the price

Pros: Small, rechargeable, comes with power supply, easy to use

Cons: Can't leave them on while charging.

Need FCC license to use them at high power.

Low power receives interference...intermittent on some, constant on others (I bought two sets, one of the four individual radios gets interference static bursts on a regular basis, the other 3 do not).

No flat surface to stand them up.

Belt clip is just plastic, no spring tensioners on if you use it on your pockets it tends to fall pretty easily. Definitely meant for belt use only, anything thin and this will fall off all the time.

Have a belt pouch would make more sense with a clip this flimsy, but that's not offered for these.

Other Thoughts: Best bang for your buck if you're using these in an office environment. I only use them at low power, so I can't make any claims about high-power use. Make sure if you plan to use them for high power to get the full 20 mile range, that you plan ahead for your FCC license. Otherwise, if you interrupt police/radio/military bands by accident, they'll probably track you down and slap a hefty fine on you.

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  • irene s.
  • 1/13/2014 1:54:01 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCobra Electronics CXT235

Pros: Got these for my grandson for Xmas. Got damaged in the mail, and shipper replaced/reshipped replacement without any hassle. Great customer service with shipper.

Cons: No negative cons from my grandson

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  • irene s.
  • 1/13/2014 1:49:17 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great customer service. Stands behind product.

Cons: No cons

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