far be it from me to fly in the face of such public condemnation....but
after I lost my Entel Handheld on the way to the Round Ireland last year,
I had to buy the only thing available in the chandlers at Neyland,
which just happened to be a Cobra MR HH325.
Its got no bells and whistles, no DSC, but it surprised me with how it felt
when I picked it up. It's quite a solid weighty unit that gives
the impression its well put together.
It did sterling service in some not great conditions,
and hasnt missed a beat since. Its loud, clear, does the job.
Of course it's been relegated to the back of the locker by the arrival of
an all singing all dancing Icom 91, but a year later the Cobra is still working fine.
(Maybe I got the one off the production line on a good day!)