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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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Q:is this radio weather resistant if mounted on dashAsked on 11/1/2013 by jay from gaylord mi
Dash Mounting will not affect its JIS7 rating.Answered on 11/4/2013 by Anonymous
Q:I would like to purchase a 4' or 3' antenna rather than a 8' antenna with this package. I have a center console and I had rather mount a shorter antenna on the side of the console or the hand rail because this way I could fold it away easier than on the side.Asked on 2/20/2012 by Jay
A:Have you looked into a 2-peace fold down? I know they make them. I had one on a 24 ft. Pro Line walk around.Answered on 5/5/2012 by Capn Joe from TN
Q:Is this the same radio described in Item # 80573?Asked on 8/7/2011 by Anonymous
A:Yes same radio. I really like the radio...Answered on 8/7/2012 by Rodster from Canada
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
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 youAsked on 3/21/2010 by Anonymous
A:Follow this link to the antenna information we have.
http://www.shakespeare-marine.com/antennas.asp?antenna=5206-nAnswered on 3/25/2010 by Bryant from Tech
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 recommendAsked on 12/26/2009 by Timmo fisherman from Newark,Ohio
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
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 dBAsked on 11/23/2009 by Norse from St. Paul, mn
Q:what model antenna does this package come with?Asked on 10/24/2009 by Anonymous
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
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