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Cobra® 40-Channel NightWatch™ CB Radio with SoundTracker®

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29 WX NW ST

 | Catalog #: 21-1601
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Product Summary

Communication made easy.

This Cobra CB radio features 40 channels plus seven NOAA weather channels. The NightWatch illuminated front panel makes viewing easier, day or night. All NightWatch series CB radios incorporate Cobra's exclusive SoundTracker system to reduce static by up to 90 percent.

  • 40 channels, plus seven NOAA weather channels
  • NightWatch illuminated front panel
  • SWR calibration of antenna for maximum performance

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  • Antenna
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What's in the box

  • CB Transceiver
  • DC power cord
  • Microphone
  • Transceiver bracket
  • Microphone bracket
  • FCC guidelines
  • Owner's manual
 

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Manufacturer Warranty

  • Parts: 2 years
  • Labor: 2 years
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Cobra® 40-Channel NightWatch™ CB Radio with SoundTracker®
 
4.5

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (33)
  • Clear signal (17)
  • Durable (15)
  • Good reception (15)
  • Rugged (14)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Emergencies (11)
    • Camping (10)
    • Families (5)
    • Hunting (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (11), Avid adventurer (3), Casual adventurer (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (17)

    Reviewed by 35 customers

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    (1 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Tech specs are wrong

    By Bruce Proofreader

    from Maryland, USA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Cobra® 40-Channel NightWatch™ CB Radio with SoundTracker®:

          The "Tech Specs" on the Radio Shack listing of this product are incorrect. They show that the minimum operating temperature is 30 F and the max is 50 F. If that were true, this unit wouldn't work at all. The correct temps should be the same, but in Celsius (centigrade) temperature scale, not in Fahrenheit! Check the manual like I did. I wonder what other mistakes there are. I'd ask someone I know personally to show me this before I'd buy such a complicated model. The writer of the specs obviously didn't know what he was writing.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good Radio

          By farmerboyms

          from North Ms

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Clear Signal
          • Easy To Use
          • Good Audio
          • Lightweight
          • Rugged

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Boating
            • Camping
            • Emergencies
            • Families
            • Hunting

            Comments about Cobra® 40-Channel NightWatch™ CB Radio with SoundTracker®:

            Pros This radio has good reception and is very
            quiet. I really like the illuminated display and
            dimmer switch. The swr calibration is nice to have.Weather radio works great at night.

            Cons I can hear the weather channel at daytime
            but it is not very clear or loud. The radio when
            powered on comes on very loud even if the volume
            control is off. And the volume control is located
            between the mic and the Rf gain which makes it a
            little trouble to use. But over all it is a very
            nice Radio.I wish they would make one like it with
            SSB.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent Radio

            By Buster

            from VA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Clear Signal
            • Easy Setup
            • Easy To Use
            • Good Audio
            • Rugged

            Cons

            • Size

            Best Uses

            • Camping
            • Emergencies
            • Families
            • Hunting

            Comments about Cobra® 40-Channel NightWatch™ CB Radio with SoundTracker®:

            Great radio. Picks up great and sends out signal clear and loud weather in the mountains or in town. Only thing I don't like is the size. I have a mid size pick up and space is limited but got it mounted and looks great !!!

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Nice. A little pricy but well worth it.

            By Boonie

            from Middle Tennessee

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Clear Signal
            • Easy To Use
            • Good Audio
            • Lightweight
            • Rugged

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Camping
              • Emergencies

              Comments about Cobra® 40-Channel NightWatch™ CB Radio with SoundTracker®:

              Nice radio but a little on the priciey side but well worth it. Love the weather channels and the night watch feature. A little hard to fit in my s-10 pickup. Now that i have it fit in cant wait for the next road trip..

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              great radio for the price

              By Jim

              from Cheyenne, WY

              About Me Military/Law Enforcement

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Clear Signal
              • Easy To Use
              • Good Audio
              • Great for night operation
              • Lightweight
              • Rugged

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Camping
                • Emergencies
                • Families
                • Hunting
                • Off Roading

                Comments about Cobra® 40-Channel NightWatch™ CB Radio with SoundTracker®:

                This is one of the best radios i have had the pleasure of owning. I always have had a radio installed on my vehicles since I was first able to drive. If you go camping or off roading this is a must have, I get a minimum of 10 miles and have heard people close to 100 miles away. When i bought this I also bought the 102in whip with the heavy duty 6in spring. And currently get a consistant 1.1:1 which is the best swr reading i've had for a while.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

                (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Super powerful radio.

                By Tom

                from Norwalk, Ohio

                About Me Casual Adventurer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Signal
                • Easy To Use
                • Good Audio
                • Lightweight
                • Rugged

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • On the road

                  Comments about Cobra® 40-Channel NightWatch™ CB Radio with SoundTracker®:

                  Great for keeping informed about the weather and possible traffic problems ahead.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

                  (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Product with Super Features!

                  By djlarj

                  from San Gabriel

                  About Me Casual Adventurer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Signal
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Camping
                    • Emergencies

                    Comments about Cobra® 40-Channel NightWatch™ CB Radio with SoundTracker®:

                    The SoundTracker is among one of the best features this CB offers. Really does cut a lot of the annoying background noise. Along with my Lil Wil, this CB performs great on the road.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

                    (7 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Not a fan

                    By Travelin' CB

                    from Southern IL

                    About Me Avid Adventurer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Poor Reception
                    • Short Range

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel

                    Comments about Cobra® 40-Channel NightWatch™ CB Radio with SoundTracker®:

                    I picked up this radio after having the Radio Shack model TRC-447. The reason for the switch was basically to have the Nightwatch feature. I was pleased with the 447, and thought the Cobra would be just as good, if not better. The radio was paired with a 4 foot firestick II, and I was only getting the SWR to about 2 after many attempts to tune the antenna (the 447 was around 1.3 on the same setup). The built in Power/SWR meter would stop functioning after about 1 hour of driving. Soundtracker would help cut down on background noise, but also cut out on incoming signal. I found the included microphone to be too large.

                    I read on some forums that the nightwatch lights are known for going out after a year or two.

                    I did like the feature of being able to choose what NOAA weather channel to receive. Came in handy to hear a nearby station you may be traveling to.

                    This radio was in my possession for all of about 1 week.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

                    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Works GREAT in my shack

                    By Ken Folsom

                    from Yucaipa, CA

                    About Me Casual Adventurer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Clean Graphics
                    • Clear Signal
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good ballistics on meter
                    • Lightweight
                    • Mic Front Mount
                    • RF Gain good
                    • Solid Chassis

                    Cons

                    • No SSB-NOT A KILL
                    • Stock mic undermodulated

                    Best Uses

                    • Base Unit
                    • City Operations
                    • Emergencies
                    • Families

                    Comments about Cobra® 40-Channel NightWatch™ CB Radio with SoundTracker®:

                    I use this unit in my shack(I'm a ham,too) to talk to other CBers in town and on the I-10. Modulation was weak until I replaced stock mic with a "Desk-Top Voice-Compressed Power Mic". Gotta watch the mic input and the "Power-Mic" output. It is easy to over-modulate with such a scheme.

                    I like the 'touchy/feely' controls. After about one week, I was able to control the unit by feel with my left hand. I'm a righty.

                    WX receive is deaf. But in all fairness, I am using this unit as a base tranceiver with a Crossbow 10/11 meter vertical antenna. When I connect the tranceiver to my 5/8 Collinear vert, I get S9+10dB on WX. Since I have a dedicated VHF antenna and 2M rig, I see no need to utilize the WX capabilities, but it works just fine.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

                    (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Good Radio

                    By Shawn

                    from Hutchinson, KS

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Signal
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Rugged

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Emergencies

                      Comments about Cobra® 40-Channel NightWatch™ CB Radio with SoundTracker®:

                      I bought this radio off a friend of mine, added a few extras to it, and I hooked it up to a 102" whip, SWR hardly moved, got out 30 miles on it easy. I could hear people 100 miles away. GREAT RADIO to have! WX band is a lifesaver if you live in the Midwest.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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