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Old 10 August 2015, 10:11   #1
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cobra hh500 vhf marine radio

Anyone using the above radio or have any feed back good or bad?

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Old 10 August 2015, 10:38   #2
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Usual advice is stick to Icom or Standard Horizon.

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Old 10 August 2015, 11:39   #3
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Usual advice is stick to Icom or Standard Horizon.
Yip, as a general rule you'll find it easier to find people on here who have had disappointing experience from Cobra waterproofing or build quality than been delighted with it, including me - although I have no experience with that actual model. They do serve a market but are clearly built to a price. If I had a yacht and wanted a spare I might go there again. For wet open boats I think they are potentially a false sense of security.
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Old 11 August 2015, 16:37   #4
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Old 11 August 2015, 20:24   #5
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Had my Cobra handheld for a year.
Gave it to my old man as a back up.
I now have a standard horizon hand held.
It's different class.
False economy going for a Cobra in my opinion.
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Old 12 August 2015, 03:33   #6
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+1 for Icom or Std Horizon
My cobra got wet on a MOB from a yacht and stopped working due to water ingress. Again a different model, but lost confidence in them as a brand.

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