- Size (LWH): 1.55 inches, 2.41 inches, 6.05 inches
- Weight: 3.52 ounces
- Battery Type: NiMh
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Cobra Electronics CXT 345 Walkie-Talkie Two-Way Radio
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- Ultra-clear long distance reception
- Front panel push buttons provide easy access to all 22 channels
- Automatically shuts off weak transmissions or unwanted noise due to terrain or range constraints
- Easy to view display provides the radio's status at a glance
- Allows use of wall charger, or earphone speaker/microphones (not included) for hands-free operation
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- Longer range of 'Up to 20 miles'
- 'Privacy Codes'
- Rechargeable batteries and charger included
My initial impression of the CXT235 was quite positive. The control buttons are fairly simple to use. The LCD panel is back-lighted and easy to read. The 'Privacy Code' feature seems to work well. However, there are several marketing hypes and deficiencies that I need to point out:
1. Like all walkie talkies, the advertised range of 'Up to 20 miles' is highly inflated. This number is only possible under optimal test conditions (transmitting from one hilltop to another with clear line-of-sight, perfect weather, no RF interference, etc). In an urban environment with obtrusions and interferences, you're lucky to get up to 2 miles in range.
2. The so-called 'Privacy Code' does NOT prevent others from listening in to your conversation. Instead, it prevents you from receiving unwanted transmission from other people. Let's say your group is using channel 11 with privacy code set to 22. You will not hear any transmission on channel 11 unless it is preceded by the correct privacy code. But anybody listening in to channel 11 without using privacy code can hear everything you transmit.
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First off, on the radios themselves, they are terrific. Great range, fast charge times, love the drop in charge base, great features, long-lasting chargeable batteries come with them - and some really nice 'add-on' features like helmet-microphones and lapel mics are available for these radios, as well. They only come with the wall charger and drop in base, but you can also buy a car DC plug in charger for them, also.
As for what FRS and GMRS radio is, it is adult 'walkie talkies'. The GMRS (General Mobile Radio System) channels (1-7 and 14-22) are 4-watt high power channels, and are the actual channels that the companies baseline to get their '22-mile', '24-mile', etc. flat-land, unobstructed range values for. The problem is, GMRS is controlled by the FCC, and you have to apply for an operational license to use those channels, or risk a fine. In effect, GMRS is the old CB Radio system gone digital, but where you have to apply for a license to use it - like in the old days.
The FRS (Family Radio System) function in these (and all other similar radios) is only allowed on channels 8-13, and are max-set at 0.5 watt of power. THIS IS BY FCC LAW, so don't go saying 'mine put out more power', because if they do, then you are in FCC violation. Period. FRS does NOT need a license, because they are intentionally range-limited due to very low power levels. Best FRS ranges are 1-3 miles, depending on environment, weather, obstacles, battery power, etc.Read more ›
Has rechargeable batteries. My car has a USB port, so I was able to keep the radios charged and didn't have to worry about replacing batteries. All the other radios I looked at were horrible at battery life.
It's range is okay. People who complain about radio range don't understand that radios are not cellphones. We don't live in an ideal world where there is never any interference. When you are in range though, the voice is clear.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good price. . . .fast delivery time. . . Works well but not the receiver distance advertised . . . .good for my needsPublished 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
Traveling in vehicles in sight of each other and very poor receptionPublished 23 days ago by Ginny Acheson
I purchased these for a Family trip. I could not be happier. I have not had any "0" interference. Voices come through crystal clear even in hotels.Published 28 days ago by Kevin Toth
Yes for the adaption our daycare is using it for they work great.Published 1 month ago by Vicki D. Butler
The range is great and signal is strong. I used these in the mountains for various activities and sound or call quality is clear.Published 2 months ago by Ron McCain
I bought these to participate in our community's emergency radio program. The have worked very well in our weekly radio tests with range in excess of a mile with clear line of... Read morePublished 2 months ago by T. Scott
These are great & very clear when talking through the walkie talkies. My kids are having a blast with them!Published 2 months ago by Jamie Gilley