Cobra 148 GTL



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Quick Overview

The Cobra 148 GTL is a legend in the CB world and our top recommendation for a reliable, no-nonsense SSB mobile radio! Owners consistently praise this radio's durability and longevity, commonly reporting 10+ years of problem-free operations. In addition to long-range SSB capabilities, the 148 GTL features PA functionality, NB/ANL noise reduction, RF gain, tactile controls and a built-in SWR meter. Unlike many other SSB models, the radio doesn't include an oversized meter or flashy 5-digit frequency counter. If you're looking for style and flair, you'll want to check out our Galaxy SSB units. But for a rugged, reliable SSB mobile unit, the Cobra 148 GTL simply can't be beat.

Cobra 148 GTL CB Radio

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Model / SKU: Cobra C148GTL
Recommended for: Users who want the benefit of long-range SSB communications in a rock-solid, reliable, no-frills unit. Most commonly used in pick-ups, semi-trucks and commercial vehicles.
Radio Features: Public Address, Built-in SWR, Single Side Band (SSB)
Other Features: Dynamike Boost, Noise Reduction (NB/ANL), RF Gain, Tactile Controls
Compatible with: Compatible with all CB antennas on the market. Mounts to any flat surface with "U" mounting bracket. Single Side Band (SSB) transmissions utilize the frequencies just above and below the standard 40 CB channels, can legally transmit at 12 watts (instead of 4 watts for standard CBs), and can achieve significantly improved range. SSB radios can communicate on the standard 40 CB AM channels with all CB users, but are only able to use SSB for long-range communication if BOTH parties have an SSB-equipped radio.
Product Includes:
  • Radio and microphone
  • Mounting bracket and screws
  • Fused power cord
  • Microphone hanger
  • Owners manual (Download Manual)
  • Manufacturer Warranty: Two Years
    Radio Dimensions: 7-7/8" W x 9-1/4" D x 2-3/8" H


    The original Cobra 148GTL is back and better than ever! Professional driver-requested improvements include a front panel microphone connector for convenient in-dash installation, 9-foot microphone cord for easy reach anywhere within the cab, and tactile controls for added convenience and safety when adjusting functions. MSRP $189.95

    • 40 AM and 80 SSB Channels- 40 AM, 40 Upper Side Band, 40 Lower Side Band
    • 4 Watts AM, 12 Watts SSB - The maximum allowed by law
    • SWR Calibration - Allows calibration of antenna system for maximum performance
    • 9-Foot Microphone Cord - For easy reach within any area of the vehicle
    • Front Microphone Connector - Allows convenient installation in or under dash
    • Tone Control - Three-position control allows fine-tuning of audio levels
    • Adjustable Dynamike Boost - Dynamically boosts microphone for increased voice clarity
    • Tactile Controls - Allows you to feel where the dial is in its rotation without taking your eyes off the road
    • PA Capability - Use your CB radio as a public address system with PA speaker; incoming signals can also be monitored through PA
    • RF Gain - Adjusts receive gain in weak and strong signal areas
    • Switchable Noise Blanker - For increased noise reduction
    • Dimensions - 7-7/8" W x 9-1/4" D x 2-3/8" H
    • Warranty - Two-year limited manufacturer's warranty

    • Radio and microphone
    • Mounting bracket and screws
    • Fused power cord
    • Microphone hanger
    • Owners manual (Download Manual)

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    Customer Reviews

    Great radio!

    Review by Kurt
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    Great CB radio for the price! The Cobra GTL 148 is a good deal for the money. (Posted on December 3, 2013)
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    Excellent Radio!

    Review by Fleetwood
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    I use this radio with a 4 foot Firestik and it works great. This is my second CB radio. I looked at a lot of reviews before I purchased it and I am very happy with this radio and Right Channel Radios for their GREAT communications. I used two pieces of wood perpendicular to each other and covered with light carpet. I mounted the radio and an external speaker and the mic hanger on it. It fits on the center front floor between the seat and dash on my F150. I can remove this system out of the truck in 60 seconds. (Posted on September 2, 2013)
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    Great radio!

    Review by John
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    I got my 148 GTL from a friend who had it for 25 yrs. I cleaned it up and it works great. I coupled it to a Wilson 5000 antenna that I got from Right Channel Radios and it is able to transmit long distances. Awesome reception! (Posted on January 16, 2013)
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    Exactly what I expected

    Review by Michael All my reviews  (1)
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    I had this product installed to my 2012 class A coach. I used the Firestik antenna to complete the system. The radio made me feel Cobra is the way to go as far as mobile radio's go. I bought two of them, one for my business partners coach and one for mine. We just go back from a business trip to Montana and with no service from our cell phones, the radio's really came in handy. We turned up the squelch and it was as we were the only two on the radio. Love this product, in fact I just order to hand held portable Cobra's as well. Thanks Right Channel Radios! (Posted on July 5, 2012)
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