COBRA 148 GTL-DX
"The PINK Box"
The COBRA 148 GTL-DX "CLONE" Transceiver also refered to as
"The Pink Box" was not manufactured by UNIDEN, instead it was a CYBERNET chassis Multimode Transceiver hiding under the Cobra brand.
The first 148 Clones or Pink Boxes Cobraworxshopz Technicians saw were from customers who were 'confused' to say the least with their new "Cobra".
Advertised as: "NEW Boxed Cobra 148 GTL-DX" most people imagined the Uniden chassis PB-010 chrome retro-looking masterpiece, in the Orange-coloured -box, printed with the DYNASCAN reassurance of quality everyone had come to expect.
Instead they received one of these....
After the initial shock from the colour of the box and the dramatic realisation that "this isn't the Cobra I was expecting" some owners actually opened the box to find a strange hybrid ROTEL RVC 240 crossed with a NATO 2000.
COBRA 148 GTL-DX CLONE
Not a problem if you like grey/black-coloured Cybernet Multimodes
Major disappointment if you like chrome-styled Uniden Multimodes!
See Cobra 148 GTL-DX (Original) for comparison
The 148 Clone has aquired it's styling from the below "ROTEL RVC-240"
The similarities in functionality and layout of the controls can be easily compaired between the "Cobra Clone" (above the Rotel) and the NATO 2000 Cybernet Multimode pictured below.
Essentially the Cobra Clone is a Nato 2000, re-branded Cobra 148 GTL-DX and designed with the looks of a UK27/81 Rotel RVC-240.
No major differences exist between the Clone and the Nato,
except the band switch.
The Nato 2000 is shown to have 5 bands (200 channels) UK40 being marked "FM". The Cobra Clone has 6 bands, marked A - F (240 channels).
The Clone is also virtually identical to the LAFAYETTE 2400FM Transceiver.
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