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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2004

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    Product Manufacturer: Cobra
    Cobra Vhf Radio F75

    Cobra Electronics

    Features: Access to all U.S. Canadian and International channels Dual output (1 or 25 watts) for short and long communications 10 NOAA Weather channels Weather alert Digital Selective Calling (DSC) that allows you to send a distress signal or exchange position information with other boats GPS capability when connected to a Cobra or most other GPS receivers, you can send your position to other boats in an emergency, or just to direct a buddy to where the fish are biting Instant channel 16/9 Submersible for 30 minutes in one meter deep water (JIS7) Super Large LCD display Controls on microphone Speaker microphone with volume control Tri- watch Memory Scan Public address capability External speaker jack Flush mount, under-dash mount included
    Cobra MR F75 VHF Radio 25 Watt W/ DSC


    Memory Scan
    PA Capability
    DSC Call Waiting
    Number of Features All: U.S.A., Canadian, International 10 NOAA Weather Channels
    Channel Spacing 25 kHz
    Modulation 5 kHz Max.
    Input Voltage 13.8 VDC
    Current Drain:
    Transmit 200 mA
    300 mA
    5 A @ High Power
    1 A @ Low Power
    Temperature Range -20C to 60C
    Unit Dimensions 6.25" x 2.25" x 7.125"
    (159mm x 57mm x 180mm)
    Unit Weight (Lbs) 2 lbs., 6.8 oz. (1100g)
    Frequency Range 156.050 to 163.275 MHz
    Receiver Type Double Conversion Super-Heterodyne
    20 dB Quieting
    12 dB Sinad 0.35uV
    0.30 uV
    Adjacent Channel Selectivity -60 dB
    Intermodulation and Rejection -60 dB
    Spurious & Image Rejection -60 dB
    AF Output 4 Watts @ 8 Ohms
    Frequency Range 156.025 to 100.425 MHz
    RF Output Power 1 or 25 Watts
    Spurious Emissions -60 dB @ High Power
    -55 dB @ Low Power
    Microphone Type Electret
    Microphone Impedance 2000 Ohms
    Frequency Stability +/- 10 ppm
    FM Hum & Noise 40 dB
    Features Benefits
    1 or 25 Watts Dual output power for short and long communication.
    U.S.A., Canada & International Channels Allows operation on any of the three (3) different channel maps established for these areas.
    10 NOAA Weather Channels Instant access to national all hazards and weather information, 24 hours a day.
    Weather Alert Alerts with an audible tone and visual alarm if threatening weather is nearby.
    Instant Channel 16/9 Instant access to channel 16 and channel 9 for emergency situations.
    DSC (Digital Selective Calling) Meets internationally recognized requirements for RTCM- SC-101 Digital Selective Calling that allows you to send a distress signal at the touch of a button or exchange position information with other boats or stations.
    GPS Capability When connected to a Cobra or most other GPS receivers, you can send your position to other boats in an emergency, or exchange position information with other boats or stations.
    Tri-Watch Monitors three (3) channels at once Channel 16, Channel 9 and one (1) user selected channel.
    Memory Scan Scan channels programmed in memory to find conversations in progress.
    DSC Call Waiting Similiar to the Caller ID function on a telephone, it will capture the caller's MMSI ID number and any other data included in a DSC message.
    Signal Strength Meter Shows the strength of incoming signal.
    3 Year Warranty (on radio) For products sold in the U.S.A.
    Illuminated Function Keys Allows high visibility of function keys.
    Illuminated LCD Display: Large See radio settings from practically anywhere with the largest LCD available on a fixed radio.
    Noise Canceling Microphone with Controls Blocks background noise and allows listening to radio signals on the speaker/microphone. Controls allow instant access to channels 16 & 9, speaker/microphone volume control and changing of channels & setting features.
    External Speaker Jack Allows connection of an external speaker (not included).
    Public Address Capability Allows calling other boats over a PA Speaker (not included).
    Submersible Meets JIS7 standards; Submersible for 30 minutes in one meter deep water.
    Accessories Included
    Flush Mount Kit & Surface Mount Kit Easy installation of radio in or on almost any flat surface with supplied hardware.
    GPS Interface Cable Allows connection of a GPS receiver.

    CA-F75(LIST $199.89)$159.99
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  3. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2004


    Recommended: yes
    Cons: doesnt hold up well to water exposure, flush mounting in an open cockpit, face and mike fade and chalk up over time
    Pros: lots of features for the price
    This is a budget radio. It works,, but I would only recommend this radio for non critical inland water type boating/fishing. You really get what you pay for... so it's much better to over-look Cobra and go with Marine names that have proven reliability and produce a much better product that will stand up time after time and year after year such as Icom, Raymarine, Sitex, Furuno and ect...

    this radio mounted in an open cockpit fush mount on the dash of a 18 ft center faded, all the wording and print was rubbing/fading off, the microphone started to fade so bad it chalked. Once water got in the mic, the radio would never transmit or work right. NOT the reliability you want in a mandatory safety communication radio.

    If this is all you can swing... it's better than nothing -- at least do yourself a favor and mount it where it's out of the weather, or simply spend an extra $100 and get a much better radio that will be dependable. If working within a budget, I would recommend the Uniden Solaris easily over this radio. I had a Uniden Solaris and it worked very well,, much better than the Cobra.

    Just my .02

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