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Cobra MR F45-D Class D VHF Radio Package With 8' Antenna And Mount

Item # 75992
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Key Features

  • Class-D Digital Selective Calling (DSC) Technology

  • 10 NOAA weather channels

  • Noise-cancelling microphone

  • Includes 8' fiberglass antenna and ratchet mount


Our Price   $149.99
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Product Description
cobra With the Cobra MR F45-D Class D VHF Radio Package, you can enjoy the water with peace of mind. Features the latest in Class-D Digital Selective Calling (DSC) Technology, including dedicated channel 70 (DSC channel) receiver, GPS position display capability, illuminated distress button, easy MMSI entry, position send and request, position input reminder, and Coast Guard DSC check capability.

The Cobra MR F45-D provides access to all 10 NOAA weather channels for national hazard and weather information 24 hours a day and instant access to channels 16 and 9 for emergencies. The Dual Watch feature monitors channel 16 and a second, user-selected channel at the same time. Noise-cancelling microphone blocks background noise. The MR F45-D VHF radio also offers a signal strength meter, scan, illuminated keys, large illuminated LCD display, and dual output power at 1 or 25 watts for short and long communication. Submersible to JIS7 standards. Comes with mounting kit and GPS interface cable to connect your GPS receiver. Package includes MR F45-D VHF radio, 8' fiberglass antenna, and nylon ratchet mount. 6-1/4"W x 2-1/4"H x 7-1/8"D.

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Cobra MR F45-D Class D VHF Radio Package With 8 Antenna And Mount
 
4.3

(based on 58 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (50)
  • Waterproof (37)
  • Good value (31)
  • Easy to use (30)
  • Reliable (30)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Boating / sailing (31)
  • Outdoors (20)
  • Small boats (19)
  • Large boats (12)
  • Forecasting (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (21), Enthusiast (10), Casual/ recreational (8), Recreational (8), Advanced (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (34)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good package for the money

I trust Cobra for electronic accessories. Decided to replace my Cobra portable VHF radio with a fixed mount radio. The portable will be my back-up radio. I needed the additional range of a...Read complete review

I trust Cobra for electronic accessories. Decided to replace my Cobra portable VHF radio with a fixed mount radio. The portable will be my back-up radio. I needed the additional range of a hhigher antenna on a fixed radio. The portable radio is handy to use any where as a weather radio. The only draw back is the antenna mount. I will eventually replace the one that came with the package with a stainless steel one. The installation was fairly easy and lookd good.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

2nd time this radio has gone bad!!

I like everything about this radio except the fact that is does not work. I have had two now and both of them have stopped transmitting after using only one or two times. Very...Read complete review

I like everything about this radio except the fact that is does not work. I have had two now and both of them have stopped transmitting after using only one or two times. Very disappointing.

Reviewed by 58 customers

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5.0

6 years and still going strong

By jd50i

from tn

About Me Casual User

Pros

  • Easy to Install
  • Easy to Use
  • Good Value
  • Lots of Features
  • Reliable
  • Waterproof

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Boating

    Comments about Cobra MR F45-D Class D VHF Radio Package With 8 Antenna And Mount:

    Installed on my boat in 2009 and hasn't missed a beat. Works great and I connected my GPS to it for the added safety/convenbience of transmitting my position at the touch of a button.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
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    5.0

    I was surprised in the range over 40 miles

    By TOP. CAT

    from Newport news va.

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Easy to Install
    • Easy to Use
    • Good Value
    • Lots of Features
    • Reliable
    • Waterproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Boating
      • Forecasting
      • Indoor
      • Outdoor
      • Travel

      Comments about Cobra MR F45-D Class D VHF Radio Package With 8 Antenna And Mount:

      I called for a radio check after it was installed and picked up tugboat over 40 miles away from me at my house on the trailer. Can u imagine the range out on the water. Safety is the name of the game hope you never have to use it is the other. I fill safer now on the water then before and if you don't have one you can't go rong with this one.you need one and this one is one of the best.I love it and you will to,go get one R/B .

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Compete project no added

      By Jimmy

      from Wilmington,NC

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compete Unit

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Boating
        • Forecasting

        Comments about Cobra MR F45-D Class D VHF Radio Package With 8 Antenna And Mount:

        Trying to match a radio with the correct antenna
        can get complicated. This unit came completed and ready to use. I am very impressed over the whole operation.
        I was completely satified with the purchase and delivery of the unit. I would suggest it for anyone that does not have the knowledge of radio installation.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        Excellent

        By Team Bloodsport

        from Upper Peninsula, MI

        About Me Power User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Easy to Install
        • Easy to Use
        • Good Value
        • Lots of Features
        • Reliable
        • Waterproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Boating
          • Outdoor

          Comments about Cobra MR F45-D Class D VHF Radio Package With 8 Antenna And Mount:

          Awesome value for the package. Super easy to install. Great reception with this radio.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          Great price on a necessity

          By Mrbill

          from Long Key, Florida

          About Me Power User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Easy to Install
          • Easy to Use
          • Good Value
          • Waterproof

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Boating

            Comments about Cobra MR F45-D Class D VHF Radio Package With 8 Antenna And Mount:

            Replaced another brand of radio that failed after 14 years of use. The antenna was also getting pretty bad so I replaced the entire setup with this package. I reused my stainless antenna mount and installed the radio in the existing opening but I have a dash that closes and the microphone plug sticks out so far that I need to unscrew it before closing the dash. No big deal but inconvenient. Radio works fine and has good range and clarity.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            • Q:

              Does this radio need anything else to give GPS location?
              Asked on 6/5/2015 by AlbeeFshing from Foresthill, CA

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Thank you for your question.
                This unit requires it to be connected via a NMEA connection to a NMEA enabled GPS/Charplotter to utilize the DSC/GPS function.

                Answered on 6/8/2015 by Anonymous
            • Q:

              How long is the included Antenna cable if it is included?
              Is the connector pre installed on the cable?
              If so, how big of a hole is needed to feed the cable through?
              Asked on 5/18/2015 by Steve from Petoskey, MI

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Thank you for your question.
                Cable is 20ft-connector is not installed on cable but is included.

                Answered on 5/20/2015 by Anonymous
            • Q:

              is this radio weather resistant if mounted on dash
              Asked on 11/1/2013 by jay from gaylord mi

              2 answers

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Yes.
                Dash Mounting will not affect its JIS7 rating.

                Answered on 11/4/2013 by Anonymous
              • A:

                yes it is to 1 meters for 30 min

                Answered on 4/30/2015 by james schell from bourbonnais, il
            • Q:

              Is running on batteries an option for this radio? Does it plug into a boat cig lighter?
              Asked on 6/8/2010 by Paige from Jacksonville, FL

              1 answer

              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                This Radio Has to be hard wired in to your 12Volt system. This Radio is mainly used for boating.

                Answered on 12/1/2010 by Rick the GAS MAN from Gonzales, La.
            • Q:

              Antenna Question: What model is the antenna and what is the gain?
              Thank you
              Asked on 3/21/2010 by Anonymous

              1 answer

            • Q:

              My old radio had 2 antennas one on each side can i get another antenna for this radio and would it help , i have a 28' lake Erie boat , if not what would you recommend
              Asked on 12/26/2009 by Timmo fisherman from Newark,Ohio

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                You could get another antenna to go with that radio. Try item 900026 or 900030. They should install rather easily.

                Answered on 12/28/2009 by toby from overtons tech. dept.
            • Q:

              does the attena collapse smaller than 8 ft?
              Asked on 12/11/2009 by boater from maryland

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                The antenna itself does not collapse but the ratchet mount will allow you to fold the antenna down 90 degrees so that it is horizontal instead of vertical for traveling.

                Answered on 12/17/2009 by Justin from Overton's Technician
            • Q:

              What is the "Gain" on the antenna? 3 dB, 6 dB or 9 dB
              Asked on 11/23/2009 by Norse from St. Paul, mn

              0 answers

            • Q:

              what model antenna does this package come with?
              Asked on 10/24/2009 by Anonymous

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                Package includes MR F45 VHF radio, 8' fiberglass antenna, and nylon ratchet mount.

                Answered on 10/26/2009 by Chad @ Overton's from Greenville, NC
            • Q:

              What is the range on this unit? How far offshore will I be able to communicate?
              Asked on 9/13/2009 by David from Beaumont, Texas

              2 answers

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                When looking at VHF radios the rule of thumb is 1 watt equals 1 mile. It also depends on your surroundings. Rather you are in a wooded area or in a cove surrounded by cliffs. With that being said on a clear day out on the water you are looking at about 25 miles.

                Answered on 9/16/2009 by Chad @ Overton's from Greenville, NC
              • A:

                The 1 watt per mile rule is no where near true. Working for an antenna tower manufacturer and a little reasearch on the shakespere website shows a lot of variables that effect range. Especially terrain. You will have better range on an open lake, or out at sea, than you will on a river.

                Here is the formula. You factor the square root of the height to the tip of your antenna above the water line measured in feet. Multiply that by 1.42 that gives you a range. Now you must know the hieght of the antenna that you are trying to contact and perform the same formula. Add both numbers together, that is your range.

                Two boats trying to reach each other with an 8 foot antenna, would be able to do so at a maximum range of about 10 miles.

                The higher your antenna is, the farther the range you have.

                Answered on 10/2/2009 by ChadW - USCG Aux from IL
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