I installed a Cobra 19 today. Hardwired it to a constant hot with an add-a-fuse. If you turn it off, when you turn it back on it's on channel 1. Is there not a way to turn it on to the last channel used (19)?
I thought I saw something about this a while back but couldn't find it again. I thought it had said wiring to constant hot rather than Acc was the fix.
The rest of the story:
Had it peaked/tuned. Supposedly getting ~20w with a Lil Wil. So far happy with the set up. Good little starter CB/counter measure/entertainment. May try srtga's LED swap this week-end.