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Cobra MR HH125 Compact Waterproof Marine Handheld VHF Radio with 1 or 3 Watts, All Weather Channels, and Weather Alert (Black)

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  •  us, Canadian & International Channels
  • 1w Or 3w
  •  10 Noaa Weather Channels
  •  waterproof
  • Features Weather Alert, Large Illuminated Lcd Display & Keys, Scan, Signal Strength Meter, Key Lock & Wrist Strap
  • Waterproof, VHF marine radio is perfect for recreational boaters or as a portable backup on larger vessels
  • Selectable 1/3 watt output power, access to all U.S., Canadian, and International Channels, as well as 10 NOAA/Weather channels
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight1 pounds
Product Dimensions2 x 3.8 x 1.1 inches
Item model numberMRHH125
Batteries:1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
Display Size2
Warranty365 Days (Parts) / 90 Days (Labor)
  
Additional Information
ASINB00126K8BM
Best Sellers Rank #2,532 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableDecember 12, 2001
  
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Warranty, Parts: Parts
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Cobra
  • Model: MRHH125
  • Display Size: 2

Product Description

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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.

Cobra MR HH125

Full-Featured Radio

Weather Alert

Alerts with an audible tone and visual alarm if threatening weather is nearby.

1 or 3 Watts

Dual output power for short and long communication.

Roger Beep Tone (selectable)

Confirmation tone indicates the completion of the user's transmission, and signals to others it is clear to talk. This feature is selectable and can be turned on or off. The default is off.

All 10 NOAA/Weather Channels

Instant access to national all hazards and weather information, 24 hours a day.

Noise Cancelling Microphone with Controls

Blocks background noise. Controls allow instant access to channels 16 & 9 and changing of channels & setting features.

Speaker Microphone Jack

Allows connection of hands-free accessories. (Single pin connection)

Instant Channel 16/9

Instant access to channel 16 and channel 9 for emergency situations.

Signal Strength Meter

Shows the strength of outgoing and/or incoming signal.

Memory Scan

Scan channels programmed in memory to find conversations in progress.

Scan

Scan all channels to find conversations in progress.

USA, Canada and International Channels

Allows operation on any of the three (3) different channel maps established for these areas.

Cobra MR HH125
Brilliant, illuminated LCD display and function keys allow for easy visibility, day and night.
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Smart Design

Battery Charge Jack

Allows charging of batteries in unit.

Waterproof

Waterproof to JIS4 standards; splashproof.

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.

Illuminated LCD Display

Provides maximum ease of use even at night.

Keystroke Tone Signal (Selectable on/off)

Confirms key activation. This feature is selectable and can be turned ON or OFF.

Spring Loaded Belt Clip

Secures the radio while on the go. Easily locks in place.

Illuminated Function Keys

Allows high visibility of function keys.

Button/Key Lock

Locks function buttons and keys to eliminate accidental change of settings.

What's in the Box

Cobra MR HH125 Radio, Wrist Strap, 12V Power Cord, Spring-Loaded Belt Clip, 5 Rechargeable NIMH Batteries, Documentation

Product Description

The Cobra MR HH125 is a compact, waterproof, Marine Handheld VHF Radio with 1 or 3 watt power options for short and long communications. The unit works for all U.S., Canadian, and International channels, allowing operation on any of the three different channel maps established for these areas. It also has instant national access to all the NOAA weather Channels which provide information on hazards and weather 24 hours a day. This feature is further bolstered by the Weather Alert function which alerts with an audible tone and visual alarm if threatening weather is nearby. Other features of this unit include: instant channel 16, a large illuminated LCD display and keys, scan option, signal strength meter, key lock, a speaker/ microphone jack, and a battery charge jack. Accessories included are a wrist strap, DC adapter plug, and rechargeable NiMH batteries.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Battery life is becoming really short.
N. Aoun
Worked well talking with other boats, NOAH weather radio comes in fine, clear sound.
JP Vic
If you plan to buy this just make sure you don't need it to be waterproof.
Leslie Lai

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By JP Vic on August 6, 2009
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I got this for my PWC (jet ski) as I'm on the great lakes and off-shore. For the price I found this radio to be perfect for basic communications with my other boating friends as well as piece of mind for emergency use.

Worked well talking with other boats, NOAH weather radio comes in fine, clear sound. I like the fact that you can scan multiple channels. For example channel 16 is the general hail and emergency channel, whereas in my area channel 68 is the general `chat' channel. With a single push of a button I listen to my normal chat channel and also scan the emergency bands.

Using the radio it seems to be generally waterproof. Mine did get dunked a bit, and constantly gets splashed. No issues so far (two years of use). Don't put this in the water 3 feet under for 30 min to see if it still works, but with some common sense you should not have any issues. Although it is rated to be underwater like that, I don't suggest doing that. If this is only for emergency use, then keep it and the 12V charger in a plastic zip lock.

The batts are standard AAA, the radio comes with a 12V plug you can use to charge the batts, or I sometimes take the batts out and put them in my nomral battery charger.

I did a ton of research on the different models and brands - and in the end wanted a best value/point handheld marine radio - mostly for emergency , but also for light use - I did not need high end. I have a 25watt marine radio that cost me a ton for that. This cobra is what I found and after two years of use am happy with it.

On the negative side I wish it could transmit at 5 watts, this is 3 watts and that's good for a few miles, but 5 watts would be better. It's now two years later and I don't jet ski anymore, (into just boating) I did just buy the Midland nautica 3 for a gift as it is 5 watts. My cobra still works fine but going with the midland as the 5 watts does matter.
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful By B. Christensen VINE VOICE on July 3, 2008
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This is a short-term review, as it has only been in use for less than a month. I also have a Uniden MHS350 radio, which is a much heavier duty VHF radio that this Cobra model.

Comparison between the two:

The Cobra is about 1/2 the cost

Cobra is about 1/2 the weight, and smaller in size - much easier to clip to your PFD or jacket/belt while on the water.

Cobra is "splash resistant" while Uniden is "water proof - submersible" which means that you probably should carry the Uniden unit in a plastic baggie if you are using it on a kayak (where things tend to get wet frequently).

battery life is moderate - using AAA batteries, it lasts for a full day or so before needing fresh batteries. The MHS350 on the other hand, will last a week or more of all-day use with its NMh battery pack, and it includes a back-up battery and dual-slot charger.

Feature-wise the Cobra does a good job of covering the basics - a full channel selection for all VHF channels, plus NOAA weather. The squelch is not infinitely adjustable, but has a couple of "steps" controlled by a single button. There is no scan feature (unlike the Uniden, which will scan as many channels as you choose in memory on a continuous basis).

Bottom line, if you want to add the safety of having a VHF radio with you while you kayak, I recommend the Cobra unit based on its price and its small size and weight. I would not recommend it for heavier usage (like daily on a boat) because it is definitely made from cheaper materials, and will also not go very long on a charge/set of batteries.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Ted on October 14, 2011
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I have been a captain for 15 years and this is a great handheld. Easy to use and for the money it is a steal. I would recommend for a great back up in emergency and I use it onthe kayak, small and stays running a long time.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Joe Z. on June 16, 2011
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The very first time I needed to use this radio it failed.

The radio was easy to set-up and use, but does not appear to be ruggedly built and is NOT "waterproof" as advertised. It is merely "splash"-proof. Those are two very different classifications.

The first time I used this on the boat I set it up for memory scan and it worked fine for about an hour. Then I noticed it appeared to be quiet for an abnormally long time. When I checked the radio I found it to be locked on channel 72. No matter what I did I was unable to change the channel nor transmit so the radio was basically useless. Turning off the radio and removing the batteries did nothing to reset the radio. The next day I turned on the radio and it worked okay. Tonight it again stopped working.

At a price of less than $50 I was not expecting a world-class radio, but I did expect it to last for at least one summer.

I am sending this back to Amazon. I am interested to see if they will take it back since I cut and discarded the plastic clamshell packaging.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Robert E. Carpenter on September 10, 2009
It's small, compact and works very well, It fits in my boat carry on bag on my boat or any boat I'M on. Weather channels are handy no matter if I'M going boating, diving or for a motorcycle ride. Very good product at a good price.
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