Cobra HHRT 50 Road Trip CB Radio with Rooftop Magnet Mount

(10 customer reviews)


Upgrade your next road trip and stay connected with the HH RT 50. You get 40 channels of full CB radio, a magnetic mount antenna for in-vehicle operation, and 10 weather channels for up-to-the-minute forecasts.

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The HHRT 50 is a self-contained, full power 40 channel CB transceiver for sport, recreation, or emergency use. Communicate with over 30 million CB radios in use across the country. Sound Tracker system cuts noise up to 90%, allowing calls to be heard loud and clear, even over a noisy engine. Plus, you’ll have complete access to 10 National Weather Channels for the latest weather information. Includes high efficiency magnet mount antenna for maximum range.

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Cobra Citizens Band 2-Way Handheld CB Radio with Magnet Mount Antenna
Cobra Citizens Band 2-Way Handheld CB Radio with Magnet Mount Antenna

Cobra Citizens Band 2-Way Handheld CB Radio with Magnet Mount Antenna

A compact, simple design mobile radio designed for use in the Citizens Band (CB) Radio Service with Mag Mount. The Citizens Band delivers the convenience of a handheld CB radio with the security of knowing you have the longest range possible so you can always stay in touch.

It has complete access to 10 National Weather Channels for the latest weather information in a portable or mobile design.

Ready when you need it.

Recharging jack allows charging of rechargeable NiMH AA batteries in unit with a AC wall charger (not included) or from the 12V port in your vehicle.


  • MAGNETIC MOUNT MOBILE ANTENNA – Allows mobile operation from your vehicle. Mount the magnetic antenna to the roof of your car and use your radio easily from inside your vehicle.
  • SOUND TRACKER SYSTEM – Don’t miss any important information due to interference or static, with the Sound tracker system cutting 90% of the noise, you’ll hear crystal clear communication
  • 10 NOAA WEATHER CHANNELS – Be the first to know of incoming hazards or changing weather w/ instant access to NOAA weather channels 24 hours a day and audible tone if an emergency or threatening weather is nearby while monitoring up to 3 channels at once
  • DUAL WATCH – select two channels to constantly monitor simultaneously. Keep an ear open for incoming transmissions on multiple channels so you will hear alerts around you.
  • 40 CHANNEL ACCESS – Navigate the complete range of 40 channels for full coverage of CB stations.


What is CB?

Citizens Band radio (CB) is a 2-way voice communication system for personal use for the general public. It lets you talk from your truck, car, home, business, or boat to other people who have a CB radio. Technically, a CB radio is a transceiver. It functions both as a radio transmitter (when sending messages) and a receiver (when receiving messages). Citizens Band radio was created by the FCC in 1958. There are as total of 40 channels on the CB band. Channel 19 is unofficially regarded as a general-purpose channel to make contacts and listen to conversations and reports of traffic and road conditions. Channel 9 is reserved for emergency communications.

Do I need a license to operate a CB?

No license is required. The FCC used to issue licenses for CBs, but they discontinued that requirement many years ago.


Cobra Citizens Band 2-Way Handheld CB Radio with Magnet Mount Antenna

Cobra Citizens Band 2-Way Handheld CB Radio with Magnet Mount Antenna

Cobra Citizens Band 2-Way Handheld CB Radio with Magnet Mount Antenna

Recharging jack allows charging of rechargeable NiMH AA batteries in unit with a AC wall charger (not included) or from the 12V port in your vehicle.

High efficiency flexible antenna provides long range and bends without breaking.

DC power cord with charge tip included for in-vehicle use. Plugs into vehicle’s cigarette lighter.

Cobra Citizens Band 2-Way Handheld CB Radio with Magnet Mount Antenna

Cobra Citizens Band 2-Way Handheld CB Radio with Magnet Mount Antenna

Cobra Citizens Band 2-Way Handheld CB Radio with Magnet Mount Antenna

Speaker/microphone jack allows use of a combination speaker/microphone accessory (not included).

Omni-directional microphone allows voice to be picked up from multiple directions.

Up to 4 miles range. Range will vary between 1/2 and 4 miles depending on geographic terrain.


Brand Cobra
Color Black
Number of Channels 40
Number of Batteries 9 AA batteries required.
Item Dimensions LxWxH 6.3 x 2 x 1.75 inches
Item Weight 0.64 Pounds
Voltage 13.5 Volts

Installation and Downloads

HH 50 WX ST Manual – English

HH RT 50 Spec Sheet

Additional information

Weight 10.2 lbs
Dimensions 6.3 × 2 × 1.75 in
Product Dimensions

6.3 x 2 x 1.75 inches

Item Weight

10.2 ounces



Item model number



9 AA batteries required.

Special Features

40 Channel Access NOAA Weather Channels

Other display features




Included Components

Item antenna User Guide

Country of Origin


Date First Available

February 1 2018



10 reviews for Cobra HHRT 50 Road Trip CB Radio with Rooftop Magnet Mount

  1. Marco A.

    Quiero informacionNecesito k me orienten para su uso no jalan



  3. Gustavo

    Muy prácticoMuy práctico pero si les faltó mencionar que para hacerlo portátil ay que colocarle 9 pilas AA

  4. W

    Quiality Mobile CB RadioI purchased this as a mobile radio for communication and emergencies in my truck when I am not in cell range, or on a road trip with other friends. From what I have noticed in a short time using it, range is actually pretty good for something this size and picks up weather channels basically everywhere. If you are in the car, you need to use the external magnet mount antenna to get range. I would guess that some of these bad range reviews from people in their cars don’t have it set up. You can also purchase bigger/better antennas to boost your range as well. If you need something with a ton of range and power, you might want to get a hard-wired CB on your dash with an external fixed antenna that is longer. If you want something that doesn’t need to be hard-wired and can move with you when you leave your car, this thing is great. If you are buying this for an emergency radio while hiking/camping, I would recommend buying a long extendable antenna and get to higher ground. Mountains, lots of trees, etc, are going to block your signal in an emergency. That said, unless you want to buy a sat phone, this is definitely better than nothing.

  5. Thomas Krukenberg

    Good productNot a full size CB but good for short range traffic info while on the high way

  6. Walter Lynch

    Great value, performance for AutoSheerness? I don’t know about that. But, I used this CB on a 4X4 event this weekend and it performed flawlessly. Clarity, transmission and reception were better than I expected for a handheld. I didn’t need the external magnetic mount antenna…but I am sure I will need it in the future.There is a 12vdc charge cable so it can be powered from the car 12V accessory points. There is also a rechargeable battery charge point on the radio. There is an adapter required for the above charge cable (which wasn’t in my package).This radio requires 9 AA batteries so I plan to order rechargeable batteries.The scanner option is intuitive and worked great. I think this is an excellent CB to carry in you car or off-road event.

  7. James

    Everything you would want in a CB without SSBI use this as a mobile paired with a Little Wil antenna, PL-259 to BNC adapter, and the Cobra Lapel Speaker Mic. I did not want to mount a CB in my truck so I got this and it fits in my center console when im not using it. However the mag antenna it came with is garbage hence why I got the Little Wil. The Power Save mode is 1 watt and works great when using a linear. Weather channels are nice to have and sound great. Being that its a handheld I bring it inside when the weather is bad to use as a dedicated weather radio. Kinda a multi-purpose radio for my use. 4/5 Stars Great radio, not so great magnet antenna.

  8. Eric

    WeakI bought this radio as it seemed to be a good deal and that cobra had a decent reputation. However on road trips and doing over-landing this radio is nearly useless. If you go more than 2-3 vehicle lengths you lose signal, and thats with using either antenna. Granted I do get the weather channels, but I would recommend staying away from this product.

  9. Scott

    Works great, decent range with the magnetic antenna that came with itWorks great down the interstate. No problems. radio is clear. I don’t like th 9 AA battery set up because no one sells 9 MIMH in a pack, you have to get one more pack and have 3 left off, but other than that, this is a fine radioI’m getting about a mile and a half i believe on the antenna, judging relatively from where the talk areas are coming fromSo it’s not bad at all. Sure, you can use longer antennas or a different brand, but the one this came with works. Weather bands also work here in KY.Keep in mind this is no different than a regular desk CB, the only difference is this is able to be wireless. You can get an adapter and hook up this same CB to a home CB antenna if you want, and it will work just as well as a regular CB, as all CBs are FCC regulated to 4 watts.

  10. jmriddell24

    Very good radioWorks well with the external antenna on the roof of my van. The rubber ducky antenna is not going to have very good signal because it’s inside the vehicle. And the radio will output at 4 Watts whenever it’s plugged in but it’s not as powerful when it’s running on battery power (sometimes). It depends on what kind of batteries you are using and how much of a charge you have left in them. The display on the radio will let you know how many Watts you are putting out. This radio outputs 4 Watts max which is standard for all legal CB radios. This is a smaller and easier to use alternative to a mounted CB radio system. Don’t think that your radio doesn’t work just because you don’t hear anything on the CB radio because sometimes,not a lot of people are using the radio, so there is nothing to here anyway. Also make sure your squelch is not too hight. The NOAA weather works well with both antennas. Also if you have extra cord for the external antenna, do not loop it in a circle. Loop it in a figure-eight. Looping excess chord in a circle can mess with the signal coming in. I put 9 EBL nickel metal hydride “NI-MH” AA batteries in the radio and I’m surprised how long the batteries are lasting. I generally will have them last for a couple of months before needing to recharge them. However most of the time I can just use the radio plugged in anyway. The magnetic antenna fits very securely to metal roof of the vehicle so even if your roof is slightly curved you won’t have to worry about the antenna getting blown off at highway speeds. I do wish the cord coming from the antenna was a couple feet longer though. The radio is built well and the plastic feels relatively strong. Buttons are easy to feel and easy to push and there is a backlight button so you can see your screen at night. All and all I’m very happy with this radio. It was exactly what I wanted and is a great money and time saving alternative to mounting a CB radio and antenna, and then wiring them all together, and then buying a antenna tuner too tune the antenna, assuming you know how to do that, and, well, you get the point. By the way this is VERY IMPORTANT; do NOT ever start your vehicle with the radio plugged in and turned on! The sudden drop in voltage can damage the radio. I almost broke mine doing that. To fix it, I unplugged the radio, took out the batteries, and let it sit there in the turned on position for about 30 seconds. (a standard procedure used when repairing computers). Luckily I was able to get the radio working again! Now if you want your radio to transmit further, you can buy a long, tunable antenna and tune it to your radio. The how to videos talking about that are on YouTube if your interested. So in summary, get yourself a CB radio and open up a whole new world on the highways, or you can just use it to talk to your spotter when off-roading, either one.

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