Cobra AM845 is a great mid-level pair of two way radio walkie talkies with rechargeable batteries included and an external audio accessory socket as well as a docking charger.
Cobra AM845 Features Explained
Batteries & Charging: The Cobra AM845 has 3x 850mAh NiMH AA batteries included with each radio (6 in total). It also has a twin slot-in docking charger which allows convenient charging of the radios when not in use. Furthermore, the 3x NiMH batteries can be charged using a standard AA plug-in battery charger externally form the radio if required. Standard AA size alkaline (non-rechargeable) batteries can also be used as a backup if required.
Channels, Squelch & Privacy: The Cobra AM845 has 8 channels to choose from which are all PMR446 compliant. This basically means that the Cobra AM845 can be used with almost any other PMR446-compliant radio. Privacy functionaly means that you can choose from any of the 38 available CTCSS tones (or 63 DCS codes) to block out unwanted transmissions from aother users. This prevents unwanted transmissions interfering with your converstions. The AM845 has an auto squelch feature so that the user hears the least amount of electro-magetic static when using the radio.
Power Saver feature ensures absolute maximum battery life by effectively placing the radio in sleep mode when there's nothing being transmitted or received. The AM845 can last up to 8 hours between charges which makes it one of the longest lasting batteries in it's class and price point.
Audio Accessory Socket: The AM845 has a water resistant audio accessory socket on the top of the radio. This enables connecting a selection of audio accessories such as earpiece (for covert security), throat microphone (for motorcycling) or headset (for production use). The connection is the same as Motorola Talkabout / Motorola TLKR connection and it's a single-pin 3.5mm connector.
Voice Activation (VOX) means that by using a VOX-compatible external accessory, such as an earpeice (for covert security), throat microphone (for motorcycling) or headset (for production use), the Cobra AM845 is capable of audomatic transmission when it detects the user's voice. Note, this only works with an external VOX-compatible accessory.
Weatherproof: An extra-durable weatherproof housing ensures that the Cobra AM845 can be used in all weather - including damp and low temprature weather. The AM845 is IPX2 compliant meaning that the odd spot of rain will unliky cause any damage to this radio.
Channel Scan means that the AM845 is capable of scanning all channels, one at a time, at a rapid rate. When activity is detected on a channel, the AM845 temporarily stops scanning to allow the user to reply. When the conversation is over, after a few seconds, the scan function resumes. Ideal for when monitoring multiple channels is required.
VibrAlert® is ideal for when using the AM845 in noisy environments. The VibrAlert® function means that the radio vibrates and alterts the user of radio activity.
Built-In LED Flashlight: The Cobra AM845 has a built-in flashlight torch, which is ideal for when a light is required, such as a inside a tent on a camping trip, or if you need to attract attention to yourself at night time.
Call Tones: The Cobra AM845 has a selection of 10 call tones. There's a call button on the front of the radio that allows you to send a call tone to other users. And since there are 10 call tones, each user can select a different call tone. This is useful for users to identify who's incomming tranmission is coming in.
Roger Beep is a transmission has ended tone which is in addition to, or instead of, saying "over" at the end of each transmission. It tells users that the current transmission has ended and it's safe to start a new transmission call.
Key Lock is one of the most important features in that it allows the user to lock the keypad to ensure the channels are not accidently changed, neither are any settings changed which would inhibit or prevent communications.
Cobra AM845 Features
- Rechargeable Batteries Included
- 8 PMR446 Compliant Channels
- 121 Privacy Codes
- Voice Activated Transmission (VOX)
- IPX2 Weather-Proof
- Rubberised Grips
- Built-in LED Flashlight
- Patented VibrAlert®
- Channel Scan
- 10 Call Tones
- Roger Beep Tone
- Key Lock
- Power Saver
- Auto Squelch
- LCD Display
- Speaker / Microphone / Jack for External Audio Accessories
Included In The Box
- 2x Cobra AM845 Walkie Talkies
- 2x Belt Clips
- 2x 1x Charging USB Cable
- 1x Charging Docking Station