The Cobra CXT85 comes in a GMRS/FRS two-way radio value pack with a range of up to 16 miles. The radios include rechargeable batteries and a “Y” wall charger. Roger Beep, a Battery Low indicator, Battery/Power Saver, and Call Alert, make this an affordable and compact option for everyone from the novice to the professional radio enthusiast!
|Up to 16 Mile Range||Extended range capability provides up to 16 Mile Range. (Range will vary depending onerrain and conditions.)|
|UHF/FM||Ultra-clear long distance reception.|
|22 Channels||Front panel push buttons provide easy access to all 22 channels (7 GMRS/FRS, 7 FRS, 8 GMRS). Works with other GMRS/FRS walkie-talkie 2-way radios.|
|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.|
|Call Alert||Provides an easily recognizable alert for incoming calls.|
|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.|
|LCD Display||Easy to view display provides the radio’s status at a glance.|
|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.|
|6 AAA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries||Radios can also be used with 3 AAA alkaline batteries per rdaio (not included).|
|Wall Charger with||Charges supplied rechargeable batteries inside radios. Charger accommodates 1 or 2 radios.|
I love gadgets and I have strict requirements specially if I’m going to use them outdoors. The Cobra MicroTalk CTX-85 MicroTalk is one of my favorites. Very compact, light and handy. Signal transmission and reception is clear and crisp even in dense forests. They took a beating when I brought them with me in Mount Hibok-Hibok where we encountered a typhoon-like weather. They are not waterproof and that’s where I was surprised. The radio I had with me got wet and the sound started to garble because water was already in the speaker and mic. I thought I lost both radios permanently due to the wet conditions but they survived!!!
One comment I have are the supplied batteries. Mine came with a measly 250 mAh rating which is sufficient for day hikes but for multi-day and heavy use they won’t suffice. So I bought some 2800 mAh batteries and they lasted for about 3-days 🙂
Cobra is one brand that you can trust when it comes to two-way-radios built-wise and feature-wise. I’m already looking at their new rugged line https://www.cobra.com/detail/index.cfm?nPID=312 to upgrade my Cobra MicroTalk CTX-85.
I give the Cobra CTX-85 4.5-out-0f-5 stars.