F57 VHF Radio
F57 VHF Radio

F57 VHF Radio

Catalogue Code: 200323
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Cobra F57 VHF Radio

DOWN IN PRICE RRP £159.98 WAS £139.95 NOW £99.95 While Stocks Last.

Cobra F57 VHF Radio - An affordable waterproof DSC VHF packed full of features commonly found on much more expensive sets.


  • INTERNATIONAL, U.S.A., & Canadian Channel sets.
  • REWIND-SAY-AGAIN¨ Replay missed calls. Automatically records the last 20 seconds of incoming radio transmissions. Handy when in noisy conditions.
  • RADIO CHECK Checks battery voltage when transmitting, RF power output, and antenna output.
  • INSTANT CHANNEL 16 Instant access to channel 16 for emergency situations.
  • TRI-WATCH Monitors three (32) channels at once - Channel 16 and two (w) user selected channels.
  • SCAN / MEMORY SCAN Scan all channels to find conversations in progress, or scan channels placed into memory.
  • CHANNEL NAMES Friendly VHF channel names under the channel number.
  • SIGNAL STRENGTH METER Shows the strength of incoming signal.
  • ILLUMINATED KEYS Allows high visibility of keys.
  • ILLUMINATED LCD DISPLAY: Super Large See radio settings from practically anywhere with the largest
  • LCD available on a fixed radio.
  • NOISE CANCELLING MICROPHONE Blocks background noise.
  • External Speaker and PA Speaker Connect an external speaker and a PA (Public Address) speaker.
  • NMEA IN AND OUT NMEA in for GPS input. NMEA output to display other vessels and their information transmitted by DSC on your chart plotter.
  • EXTERNAL ALARM INPUT Senses the alarm from your chart plotter and uses the speaker on the radio to amplify the alarm for way point arrival, MOB, etc.
  • ATIS Capable of operating within the Automatic Transponder Identification System. ATIS includes data at the end of a transmission for station identification.


  • Waterproof: IPX8 - Submersible for 30 minutes in 1.5 meter deep water.
  • CURRENT DRAIN: Stand-by 200 mA / Receive 300 mA
  • TRANSMIT 5 A @ High Power // 1 A @ Low Power
  • TEMPERATURE RANGE: -20ºC to 60ºC
  • UNIT DIMENSIONS 159 mm x 57 mm x 180 mm
  • UNIT WEIGHT: 1100 g

In the Box:

  • Gimbal bracket and knobs
  • Flush Mount Kit
  • User Manual
  • NMEA Input Cable
Stock Availability

Stock can move quickly, so this is just a suggestion of current levels, please phone the shop to confirm.

The ship to store service is based on Head Office sending stock to a branch.

If you wish to call & collect stock, please do so over the phone using the number provided.

Store Availability Telephone
Nailsworth (Head Office) 0345 130 0710
Force 4 Chandlery Cardiff Not currently in stock - available to ship to store by 25th June 2021 02920 787190
Force 4 Chandlery Chichester 01243 773788
Force 4 Chandlery Deacons 02380 402182
Force 4 Chandlery Lymington 01590 673698
Force 4 Chandlery Plymouth 01752 548301
Force 4 Chandlery Poole 01202 723311
Force 4 Chandlery Poole Quay Not currently in stock - available to ship to store by 24th June 2021 01202673056
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Force 4 Chandlery Southampton 02380 632 725
Concession & collection point Chichester Not currently in stock - available to ship to store by 24th June 2021 01243 773788

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Delivery & Returns

Our Mail Order team ship chandlery, yacht parts and sailing clothing around the world. We use the best value couriers available, and we will endeavour to get your products to you as quickly and as cost effectively as possible.

International Orders: Due to delays we have had to suspend our international delivery options. We are currently only able to offer an Airmail service for orders under 2kg

UK Standard Delivery

  • UK Mainland 0 - 1Kg (small jiffy) £3.95 Royal Mail Service. Despatch within 3- 5 working days, delivery in 5-7 working days
  • UK Mainland 1 - 25Kg £5.95 Courier service with signature. Despatch within 3- 5 working days, delivery in 5-7 working days
  • UK Mainland 25Kg+ Price on request
  • UK Mainland Next Day 0 - 25Kg £9.95 Courier service with signature, orders must be placed before midday
  • Northern Ireland, Highlands & Islands 0 - 1Kg (small jiffy) £3.95 Royal Mail Service. Despatch within 3- 5 working days, delivery in 5-7 working days
  • Northern Ireland, Highlands & Islands 1 - 20Kg £9.95 Courier service with signature. Despatch within 3- 5 working days, delivery in 5-7 working days
  • Northern Ireland, Highlands & Islands 20Kg+ Price on request
  • Channel Islands 0 - 1Kg (small jiffy) £5.95 Royal Mail Service Despatch within 3- 5 working days, delivery in 5-7 working days
  • Channel Islands 1 - 20Kg £13.50 Courier service with signature. Despatch within 3- 5 working days, delivery in 5-7 working days
  • Channel Islands 20Kg+ Price on request

UK Exceptional Delivery

  • UK Mainland; Antifoul & paints £5.95
  • UK Mainland; Inflatable dinghy £10.00
  • UK Mainland; Liferafts £17.50
  • UK Mainland; Flares £24.00
  • Northern Ireland, Highlands & Islands; Antifoul & paints £9.95
  • Northern Ireland, Highlands & Islands; Inflatable dinghy price on request
  • Northern Ireland, Highlands & Islands; Liferafts price on request
  • Northern Ireland, Highlands & Islands; Flares not available to ship at this time
  • Channel Islands; Antifoul & paints £13.50
  • Channel Islands; Inflatable dinghy price on request Channel Islands; Flares not available to ship at this time

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Standard Returns

If you are not entirely happy with your purchase, we will exchange or refund your goods in full, provided that the items are returned within 14 days of receipt.*

Please check the condition of goods on arrival - we are unable to accept goods damaged during shipping after 14 days.

Returned goods must be packaged securely, with all original packaging undamaged and in a saleable condition i.e. shoe boxes must be in the same condition as when received.

Goods must be unused and security seals intact.*

If you would like to return goods because they were ordered incorrectly or if clothing does not fit, return postage will be at your expense. If you would like us to replace the goods with another size or colour, we will charge carriage on the replacement.

Please be aware that some navigational and safety products may be dated, and as such a full refund may in some cases not be possible. If you are purchasing dated navigational charts we suggest you contact us for more information.

Faulty Goods

If you receive your goods and believe them to be faulty, please contact us straight away with a brief description of the problem. If we require you to return the product for a replacement, we will send you a pre-paid Royal Mail label for delivery back to us. Unfortuantely we cannot send the courier back to collect the items.

Returning goods to Force 4 is easy!

  1. Please contact us by ringing 0345 1300 710 or email on [email protected] This way we'll be able to determine whether you would like to return the product for a refund or whether you'd like to exchange the product. We are unable to process the return of faulty goods that we're not expecting.
  2. We'll then give you a returns number. This returns number will need to be clearly marked on the outside of your parcel so it can be identified on arrival. Please note, failure to mark a returns reference number on the outside of your parcel may result in a delay in processing your return.
  3. Don't forget your proof of postage, just in case!
  4. Once we receive the item we'll be able to proceed with a refund or an exchange.

*this excludes faulty goods with manufacturers defects. If goods are found to be faulty during use, after the returns period, please just give us a ring on 0345 1300 710 and we'll be happy to help.

Questions & Answers
Questions & Answers
would this be ok with a 1/4 Wave Marine VHF Base Antenna. Lightweight marine antenna, covers uk marine band Frequency 156Mhz - 158Mhz Paul

Yes, this would be suitable

How does it fit to a bulkhead? Henry

This includes Gimbal bracket and knobs as well as Flush Mount Kit

Does this unit require separate GPS receiver & aerial or does it receive the GPS internally? Stephen Archer

The F57 has no internal GPS receiver, so would require a GPS position to be fed from another unit. This can be received through the NMEA 0183 input


Does this have UK M1 and M2 channels? If so, do they show as M1 and M2 or are they something like 37a and P1? Thsnk you. Lindsay Tosh

The Cobra F57 lists these channels as M1 and M2.


Is this, or any other fixed vhs you sell, able to be user inserted ATIS number John Milne

Good morning,

The Standard Horizon GX1300E VHF Radio has user programmable ATIS


Is this radio suitable for UK inshore waters? bill milburn

Yes, this would be suitable for the UK inland waters. It is also ATIS Capable so would be suitable for European inland waters


Does the Cobra F57 fixed vhf have channel 37A (M1) making it suitable for sailing club use please? Vincent Taylor
Yes this does have the M1 channel 26.2.2020
If this radio is flush mounted on a bulkhead what size of cut out is required. David Meehan
Hi David, This requires a cut out of 140mm x 45mm 15/03/21
I have asked this question already but have not had an answer. To mount this radio flush on a bulkhead what size is the required cut out in the bulkhead. David Meehan

Sorry that you have had to ask this question twice. The cut out required is 138 x 45 mm I hope this is helpful 12/03/21

What di I need to buy to provide a GPS input for this radio - Cobra~F57 VHF Radion michael edmunds
Hi Michael, you would need a GPS receiver that can output data via NMEA 0183. Many of our chart plotters are able to do this. Alternatively you could buy something like the veethree GPS Receiver Cable (Product code M150062) 24/03/21

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Men's Size Guide

  To Fit Height To Fit Chest
X SMALL 5'2" - 5'4" 34 - 36"
SMALL 5'5" - 5'7" 36 - 38"
MEDIUM 5'7" - 5'10" 38 - 40"
LARGE 5'11" - 6'1" 41 - 43"
X LARGE 6'1" - 6'3" 44 - 46"
XX LARGE 6'3" - 6'5" 46 - 48"


Shoe Sizes

3.5 36   5.5
4 37   6
4.5 37.5   6.5
5 38 5.5 7
5.5 38.5 6 7.5
6 39.5 6.5 8
6.5 40 7 8.5
7 40.5 7.5 9
7.5 41.5 8 9.5
8 42 8.5 10
8.5 42.5 9  
9 43 9.5  
9.5 44 10  
10 44.5 10.5  
10.5 45 11  
11 45.5 11.5  
11.5 46.5 12  
12 47 12.5  
12.5 47.5 13  
13 48 13.5  
14 50 14.5  
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