Product Comparison: Cobra HH 38 WX ST vs Midland 75-822


General Specifications
Brand
Cobra
Midland
Model
HH 38 WX ST
75-822
Origin
USA
China
About the Product
The HH 38 WX ST is a rugged portable CB radio that offers instant access to all 40 CB radio channels, 10 Weather channels for up to the minute weather information 24 hours a-day, Soundtracker Noise Reduction System for loud and clear communication, all 40 channel scan and dual watch to monitor your favorite channels, an illuminated full-function display for easy readability at night. The radio can be used in a car with the supplied 12 Volt cord.
This two-in-one CB radio is portable and lightweight, and can be converted to a mobile radio with required accessories (sold separately). The 75-822 includes NOAA Weather Alert Radio and 5 memory channels.
Key Specs
Channels
40
40
Frequency Range From
26.965 MHz
26.965 MHz
Frequency Range To
27.405 MHz
27.405 MHz
Frequency Stability
0.005 %
0.005 %
Frequency Control
PLL Synthesizer
PLL Synthesizer
Modulation
AM
AM
Input Voltage
12 V DC
12 V DC
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Cobra HH 38 WX ST 40-Channel CB Radio
  • Great radio. I got it for my motorcycle. It's a bit large for the bike, but works well. Imhadman issue with the power plug.
  • Works fine, added the telescoping antenna from Cobra to get more that a 1/2 mile or so with the rubber duck.
  • This HT works great. Have had Midland and Maxon HT CB's but this out performs them easily. It's nice to be able to tune in on NOAA weather reports too as we daily run 80 miles to and from work.
  • It is for handheld use and in our car when traveling with motorcycles. It worked great
  • Worked very well for short distance communication. Used it while off-roading with a number of Jeeps. Had no problem staying in touch with the lead Jeep and the tail Jeep.
Midland 75-822 40 Channel CB-Way Radio
  • This radio is fantastic. I got this unit as a backup to my base unit mounted in my truck, but now find myself using this little guy more. With all of its features like dual channel monioring and a scan with adjustable sensitivity, this radio truly is my new favorite.
  • SWR Readings: I could not get a good SWR reading on channels 1 through 8. And i think the SWR was pretty poor between 33 and 40. But do not let that dissuade you from buying this radio; most people talk on 19 or on channels in the 20s.
  • All of the controls are easy to reach and are labeled clearly. The scan function is nice if you like to monitor activity on all 40 channels.
  • This Midland CB radio unit fits nicely into my hand and feels well made. Both of those are important to me. I am glad I bought this Midland 75-822 40 Channel CB-Way Radio (my hand held CB) and expect to get good service from it for a long time.
  • Might be a minor point - or a technical nightmare - but it'd be mad handy if the unit could be used with 12v power and the whip antenna..
Size & Weight
Height
5.5 in.
9.9 in.
Width
2.5 in.
7.5 in.
Depth
1.25 in.
2.25 in.
Weight
0.56 lbs.
1.5 lbs.
Transmitter
Power Output (AM)
4 W
4 W
Frequency Response Min
300 Hz
Frequency Response Max
3000 Hz
Frequency Tolerance
0.005 %
0.005 %
What customers say about "Transmitter"
Cobra HH 38 WX ST 40-Channel CB Radio
  • Transmission and reception is good even with the rubber duck antenna, and with a full-size magnet mount antenna it performs as well as a mobile CB.
  • This is exactly what I thought it would be. They work very good for use around the house. Don't expect to experience a long range on ANY cb radio, but certainly they are useful. Need external antenna if you plan on using in a car.
  • This radio works as expected, with the weather channel coming through clearly. It is easy to use. I hooked up my 80s era CB and used both at the same time to compare reception.
  • I took one of these out to Death Valley and was out near the Badlands in the middle of a salt marsh area and was able to receive and transmit some distance on a nice sunny, dry day.
  • I have no reception unless the transmitter is very close and I have yet to receive the response to the first signal.
Midland 75-822 40 Channel CB-Way Radio
  • Adequate range on alkaline battery power and stubby antenna.
  • This little CB works fine. It is no powerhouse but with a good, name brand antenna you should be able to transmit a few miles. I tested it with a K30 magnet mount antenna with excellent results.
  • Cb is crystal clear transmitting and receiving. Very well made and love the fact that it can be powered by the cigarette adapter included.
  • The range isn't as good as a normal CB but an external antenna can help that
  • The small antenna and battery pack has very limited range, and is only good for use around a campsite. I doubt it will broadcast past 100 yards in wide open spaces with the small antenna.
  • I have no problem hearing others in my work site but no one can hear me when I transmit,I bought this same radio in the past and it worked great and lasted me 4 years
Receiver
Sensitivity for 10dB (AM)
1 µV
0.7 µV
Image Rejection
60 dB
50 dB
Audio Power Output
0.5 W
4 W
What customers say about "Receiver"
Cobra HH 38 WX ST 40-Channel CB Radio
  • I have had this for a month and primarily use it in my truck along with the 18 inch cobra antenna. I could get about a good 1.5 to 2 mile clear talking and received further away.
  • I use this hand held for off roading and to monitor the truckers on long trips. It receives well but broadcasts much better with the external antenna. Fine for the price.
  • Decent quality portable CB radio. The supplied antenna (which includes a magnetic roof mount) is simply a joke as the barely 10 inch long rubber whip antenna is way too short for any decent receive or transmit operation.
  • Don't waste your money..The transmit and receive on this unis is horrible.. Find an old radio shack walkie talkie..
  • It is my opinion that the short 10 inch magnetic roof antenna is ineffective in receiving clear signals and if you do get a clear nearby signal it is unlistenable because of the poor quality of the speaker.
Midland 75-822 40 Channel CB-Way Radio
  • Startling clarity. A fellow 4 wheeler asked me what unit I was using, that he wanted to buy one for a backup / handheld.
  • I really like this CB. It has the ability to transmit quite well with a dedicated whip. If you like this sort of thing like I do you will really enjoy its compact size and features. Technology is a trip.
  • Paired mine with a Midland 18-2442 3 foot antenna and I can transmit about 2 to 3 miles and receive from up to 50 miles away.
  • I use this when wheeling in the Jeep to stay in contact with other drivers. It works, just not sure about how far it may transmit and receive.
Features
Display
LCD Display
Backlit LCD Display
Controls
Squelch Knob, On/Off Volume Control, Channel Up/Down Keys, PTT Button, Lock Key, SoundTracker® Key, CB/WX Weather Key and HI/LO Power Key, Instant Channel 9 & 19 and Dual Watch Key, Function Key, Channel Scan
CH Up/Down buttons, Backlight Button, Last Channel Recall, Push To Talk, Dual Function Button, Memory Channels/H/L Power, Squelch Control, On/Off Volume Control
Weather Alert
Yes
Yes
Extras
Dual watch & full-channel scan, 10 Weather Channels, Includes removable belt clip, Sound tracker system cuts noise up to 90 percent, Range of up to 4 miles
Built in ANL, NOAA Weather Radio, Instant channel 9/19, Last Channel Memory, Flexible, Removable Antenna with BNC connector
What customers say about "Features"
Cobra HH 38 WX ST 40-Channel CB Radio
  • It is located in a gated community without any cell phone coverage. The Cobra HH38WXST allows us to get in touch with security and also stay in contact with our friends who are spread all over the complex.
  • I purchased a Firestik KW antenna 5', an SWR meter, and a Cobra HH WX ST w/weather and a telescoping antenna. I use my vehicle CB for a base while hunting, camping, off-roading, or back packing
  • The weather channels are a usefull feature, especially when hiking / camping, but recenption with the rubber duck antenna is hanpered because it is tuned to a different frequency range. But overall, it is probably the best handheld CB you can buy, and the price is just right.
  • I really like this handheld, Has features , like send/receive meter, weather and soundtracker noise reduction. Works good , I use it when I'm in the garage working or outside in the back yard.
  • The only downside is you do get a lot of static from power lines but you can turn squelch up.
Midland 75-822 40 Channel CB-Way Radio
  • It can be used similar to a walkie talkie. Access the 10 NOAA weather radio channels.
  • Comes with everything needed to be functional, short of batteries and a fixed mount antenna.
  • More than adequate battery life. I did 2 day-long trips before I was tempted - not forced - to change batteries.
  • When using an external antenna, this unit works as good as any other modern budget Chinese made CB radio with the same features.
  • Access the 10 NOAA weather radio channels.
  • Cord isn't very long which could make it more difficult for bigger trucks/cars.
  • The transmit button is next to the channel change buttons. Once in a while you may accidentally change channels when you think you are pushing the transmit button.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
3 year(s)
Certifications
FCC
FCC
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