To increase the level of safety, these marine VHFs include Automatic Radio Check, which allows you to check the voltage of the batteries being transmitted, the RF transmission power and the operation of the antenna.
In this way we can check if the power supply is sufficient, if the VHF is transmitting at the right power and if the antenna is fully operational. I mean, we can immediately tell if our VHF is not working perfectly.
The Rewind Say Again, an exclusive feature of Cobra Marine, could not be missing. It can digitally store the last 20 seconds of signal received, thus increasing the security that any important message is not lost.
These new fixed VHFs include voice amplifier functionality, so they send audio messages to the entire crew, connecting the output to an external speaker.
The display is large (30 x 56 mm) and can show all operating modes in the same screen, so that the user has no surprises during any situation.
Operation is well aided by the soft keys located under the display that facilitate operations in the various menus, being placed under the function indicated on the screen. The channel caption helps to understand the intended use of each channel, indicating with a brief description the selected channel.
As usual for the Chicago-based company, the flush-mounting kit is included and the flush-mounting dimensions are exactly the same as those of the previous Cobra Marine fixed VHFs, so we won't have to drill the flush-mounting further to replace the old VHF. Same situation in case of installation on bracket which is the same as that of previous models, you can then use the old bracket, without having to fix the new one.
NMEA IN for primary or secondary GPS data input. NMEA Output to show on the nautical GPS the boats involved in a DSC communication.
They also offer the possibility of scanning external alarms from other on-board devices. We can in fact be alerted by the VHF speaker in case of arrival alarms, MOB etc.. This solution is compatible with Garmin, Simrad, B&G and some Raymarine devices.
The construction is submersible (IPx7) and the frame is made of die-cast aluminium with large cooling fins.