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Cobra 148 GTL INTL

Discussion in 'CB and Export Equipment and Accessories' started by mechanic, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. mechanic

    mechanic Active Member

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    This has been out for a while now in mainly Brazil, sometimes on Ebay. Looks to be a spin off of the Anytone AT-6666, 10 bands accessible by pushing the channel knob. Equals 400 channels. No idea of the price.




    In Brazilian Portuguese


     
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  2. Retro CB Guy

    Retro CB Guy Active Member

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    Thanks mechanic, mine needed some good old receive alignment and I took it over to mr. Nomad radio and he got it taken care of...

    73's, Retro
     
  3. sunbulls

    sunbulls Active Member

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    Looking at the inside photos between the two radios, the boards are very similar, but many differences can also be seen. A spin off indeed, but not a clone by any means.
    Brazil sells them for 742 Brazlian Real. That converts to about $228 U.S.
     
  4. Big Kahuna

    Big Kahuna Well-Known Member

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    No frequency counter and no plug in option? You need the piece of paper taped to the top the old school way to tell what frequency you are on I guess :)

    Why didn't they make it like the 148F and then at least you'd know where you were.
     
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  5. sunbulls

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    I agree, the Cobra 148F-GTL would have been a far more logical choice. The thing that bothers me more is the fact that the circuit board in the INTL version doesn’t have any relation whatsoever to Cobra’s 148 line up. In this case, Cobra is simply playing off of the 148’s reputation of dependability. The average customer that buys into that ruse is actually getting something totally different. It would be nice if Cobra was more honest about that model by giving it a different number.
     
  6. Captain Kilowatt

    Captain Kilowatt Professional Amateur
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    Didn't Ranger make the Cobra 148F-GTL-DX? Perhaps they made this model as well.
     
  7. magnuman

    magnuman Active Member

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    Some nice functionality off the channel selector but it really needs some sort of frequency counter or you will get lost in no time. A 2 digit channel readout is pretty useless with all the coverage it appears to have.
     
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  8. ShadeTreeMechanic

    ShadeTreeMechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    Maybe the Cobra company here and the Cobra company there are two different companies. It all depends on who owns the rights to the name in that area of the world.
     
  9. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    The corporate HQ is about 10 miles from me, should I stop by and ask...lol
     
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  10. kaos513

    kaos513 Well-Known Member

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    ask them please
     
  11. kaos513

    kaos513 Well-Known Member

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    based on my google search its been out since 2014 in brazil.
     

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