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Cobra MR-HH125 VHF Radio

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of Cobra MR-HH125 VHF Radio. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviews about the performance and reliability are overall positive. The size and price also get good views, but many are negative about the maps.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Cobra MR-HH125 VHF Radio is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Cobra MR-HH125 VHF Radio from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on People really like the performance. The reliability also gets good opinions. There are some critical views about the maps, and there are some mixed reviews about the usability.

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90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Cobra MR HH125 Compact Waterproof Marine Handheld VHF Radio with 1 or 3 Watts, All Weather Channels, and Weather Alert (Black)

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: VickyW (

Too Complicated to Set Up


I'm not saying this product is bad and in no way think others should not purchase. It may be great for someone with time to figure out how to set it up but I wanted it for home use and a quick way to get information when I wanted it. I just didn't have...

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: GordonFanatic (

Great Little Radio


I really purchased this radio for the weather alert function. It is a great radio, it has great reception anywhere I go. I haven't used the radio for transmitting yet, so I can't speak to that function. If you need a radio for the weather alerts it is...

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: Matthew (

Great Radio


This is a great little radio. I love boating in the Adirondacks and on Lake Champlain. This VHF radio is great for my small boat and is good if i'm boating with someone who doesn't have a radio. The only time i don't think this radio would work is if...

Easy To Install, easy to use, Reliable, Waterproof

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: TRENT (

great hand held


I have an in-dash marine radio on the boat, but I was looking for hand held for off the boat communication. This Cobra hand held is just what i needed, great distance and clear communications between the boat and this product...great price..

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Chuck (

When it works, it works fine


Bought four to communicate on construction yard. Decent range when outdoors, nothing at all when indoors. First day of use they started locking up randomly when powering up for the first time. Had to leave batteries out overnight for the handset to...

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: susiewho (

Cobra MR HH 125 1 or 3 watt Handheld Radio


We recently invested in a dinghy. We live on water at a fixed bridge and needed water transportation to get under it when tides were too high for our boat to go under the bridge. We love the dinghy but we wanted to make sure we were safe on it. On ...

Good clear signal and sound. COmpact. Waterproof and reasonably priced


Sep, 2009

Consumer review by: Little Red (



The best radio iv ever had. Recives really good and transmitts good.

Durable, Good signal, Reliable, Waterproof

May, 2009

Consumer review by: Bear (

It fit the bill


I wanted a marine band radio under $100 and this fit the bill. Kayak fishing off the waters of Maui you will never know if I going to need help.

Reliable, Waterproof

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: Yorktown angler (

good radio for the price


Vast improvement over older 12 year old radio that I have,primarily being about half the weight and size of my older unit makes it easier to carry in your pocket and battery life is good and so is range.

Durable, Lightweight, Reliable, Small

Within reason none

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: Andrew the Shop Owner (

Very Good


This was very usefull for me at my shop / warehouse. My employyes needed some way to talk to each other and I thoght this would help.

easy to use, Reliable

Jan, 2009

Product Specifications

The Cobra MR HH125 is a fully featured VHF radio with a rugged compact design. It's perfect for recreational boaters or as a portable backup on larger vessels. It comes standard with a removable spring loaded belt clip, lanyard and DC cigarette lighter charger. Anyone who lives, works or plays on the water needs one of these VHF radios. It is packaged with long-lasting rechargeable NiMH batteries that won't develop a memory when charging. It can also be used with 5 standard AAA alkaline batteries in emergencies. The backlit LCD and keypad allows it to be used in low light conditions and will turn off automatically to conserve battery power. The built-in NOAA channels and NOAA weather alert give you 24-hour access to local weather information. It also acts as an all-hazards emergency receiver and will alert you to weather, natural disasters and other emergencies provided to the National Weather Service by local and state government officials.


Antenna Type:External


Technology:Nickel metal hydride

Dimensions & Weight



Type:LCD display


Manufacturer:Cobra Electronics
Model:MR HH125
Packaged Quantity:2
Product Line:Cobra

Radio System

Power:1 watt / 3 watts
Two-Way Radio Type:Two-way radio

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty