The 19DXIII is kind of like the little brother to the 18WXSTII.
The radio has 40 channels, like its big brother, but does not have
NOAA weather or some of the other features. Measuring 6 7/8"D
x 6 3/4"W x 1 7/8"H, the 19DXIII is pretty much a no-frills
unit for use in small spaces.
- 40 CB channels
- Volume control
- Squelch control
- Channel Selector
(TX) indicator light
- Signal strength
microphone with 9 foot cord
use of the 19DXIII is very similar to the 18WXSTII. Again, you have
easy-to-grab Volume, Squelch and channel knobs. Your only other
switches are for instant Channel 9 and a toggle for CB or PA speaker.
Unlike the 18WXSTII, this little unit can run an external PA speaker.
I was a bit surprised that the big radio did not have this feature.
The PA speaker is a nice feature for trail use. I have used one
in the past to call for a spotter or give directions. Of course,
as a kid, I also used them for the infamous mystery voice in parking
lots, but that's another story for another time.
are straight-forward and easy to use. The microphone hooks up
right on the front of the radio.
speaker is underneath. Keep that in mind when deciding where
to mount it.
big brother, the 19DXIII comes with everything you need to mount
it in most cases.
has outlets for both a PA speaker and an external speaker, as
well as the antenna.
You can pretty much expect about the same performance from both
radios, as the basic guts are similar. The choice between the two
units is going to hinge mostly on the size and your "need"
for extra features. Both units come with the same microphone and
a two year warranty.
that is missing from these units that you might miss is upper and
lower sideband ability. Though this is a luxury feature, it would
have been a nice addition to the 18WXSTII. However, by no means
would I let it be a deal-breaker if looking at this unit. Sideband
is not typically used on the trails, anyway.
Cobra CB radios
have long been regarded as some of the best in the business and
these two radios continue that legacy. The radios are clear, easy
to use, look good and work great. We've even left ours out in several
rain storms and it fired right up the next morning, after letting
it sit and dry out for a while, first. A big plus for a four wheeler!
Cobra also has
many other radios to choose from, including the 75WXST, which is
a compact, remote-mount unit with all of the controls in the microphone
and many other full-featured units, some of which include Cobra's
NightWatch feature for better viewing in the dark. Check out Cobra's
website for their full line of products at www.cobraelectronics.com.
See you on the
trails, good buddy.
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