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Cobra Marine MR F300 BT Owner's Manual

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Our Thanks to You

Thank you for purchasing a CobraMarine Bluetooth Handset.
Properly used, this Cobra product will give you many years 
of reliable service.

How Your CobraMarine Bluetooth Handset Works

This handset allows use of mobile telephones (cell phones) afloat while protecting

them from potential damage in the marine environment.

Bluetooth wireless technology allows voice and data transmission over short

distances by means of a radio link. Using that technology, the Bluetooth handset

allows your cell phone to be turned on and stowed in a waterproof and protected

location on the vessel. Calls are then made and received using the Bluetooth

handset on deck or in the cockpit of your boat.

Customer Assistance

Should you encounter any problems with this product, or not understand its 

many features, please refer to this owner’s manual. If you require further 

assistance after reading this manual, Cobra Electronics offers the following 

customer assistance services:

For Assistance in the U.S.A.

Automated Help Desk English only.

24 hours a day, 7 days a week 773-889-3087 (phone).

Customer Assistance Operators English and Spanish.

8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Central Time Mon. through Fri. (except holidays) 

773-889-3087 (phone).

Questions English and Spanish.

Faxes can be received at 773-622-2269 (fax).

Technical Assistance English only.

www.cobra.com (on-line: Frequently Asked Questions).

English and Spanish. productinfo

@

cobra.com (e-mail).

For Assistance Outside the U.S.A.

Contact Your Local Dealer or Visit www.cobra.com.

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© 2008 Cobra Electronics Corporation

6500 West Cortland Street

Chicago, Illinois 60707 USA

www.cobra.com

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and Indicators

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Backlit LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) Screen

Red Phone
Button

Back Light/

Lock Button

Function

Buttons

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Green Phone

Button

Level

Missed Call

Cell Phone Signal

Incoming Call

Up Arrow

Button

Product Features

Hanger 

Peg

Voice Dialing /
Last Number
Redial Button

Disconnected

Backlit LCD Screen,
Product Features and Trademarks

Outgoing Call

Enter 
Button

Home 

Button

Push to Talk
(PTT)

Backlit LCD 
Screen

Escape 

Button

Down Arrow
Button

Widely Compatible

Links with most Bluetooth enabled 

cell phones.

Intuitive Operation

Handset is similar to CobraMarine 

radio microphones for easy operation.

Submersible

Meets JIS7 submersible standards.

Noise Cancelling Microphone

Reduces effect of environmental 

noise when speaking.

External Audio Output

Allows connection of the F300 to 

your stereo’s AUX input.

Key Lock

Prevents accidental operation or setting

changes when key lock is set.

Backlit LCD Screen

Allows adjustment of brightness and

contrast for legibility in all light conditions.

Illuminated Buttons

Allows high visibility of all function

buttons.

Phonebook

Allows storage of up to 50 name and

number entries.

Call Log

Displays data on up to the 50 most recent

calls including sent, received and missed.

Mode/VOX

Button

Power 
Button

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Function button effects vary with
the mode in which the handset is
operating. Button functions are
shown directly above them on 
the LCD screen.

Pointers

Trademark Acknowledgement 

Cobra

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, CobraMarine

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, Nothing Comes Close to a Cobra

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and the snake design 

are registered trademarks of Cobra Electronics Corporation, U.S.A.

Cobra Electronics Corporation

TM

and MicroBlue

TM

are trademarks of Cobra Electronics

Corporation, U.S.A.

The Bluetooth

®

word mark and logo are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc.,

and any use of such marks by Cobra Electronics Corporation, U.S.A. is under license.

Other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.

Microphone

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Our Thanks to You  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A1

Customer Assistance  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A1

Handset Controls and Indicators  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A2

Backlit LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) Screen  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3

Product Features  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3

Trademark Acknowledgement  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3

Important Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 

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Included in this Package  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Installation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Operating Your Handset

Getting Started  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Common MR F300 Functions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Operation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Customizing the MR F300  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Warranty and FCC Notice

Warranty  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

FCC Notice  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Product Service

Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Product Service  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

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Connecting Power to the Bulkhead Connector Cord

Your Bluetooth handset is powered from your vessel’s 13.8 volt DC system 

(12 volt nominal). A fused power connection lead is provided at the opposite 

end from the bulkhead connector fitting.

1. Attach the black wire to a negative ground.

2. Attach the fused red power wire to the positive side of the vessel’s 

12 volt DC power system.

Connecting (Optional) to a Stereo System AUX Input

Telephone conversations can be switched from the internal speaker in the 

Bluetooth handset to the speakers that are part of the boat’s stereo system.

1. Connect the external stereo system to the handset connector cord 

with a 3.5 mm male stereo jack. This cable is not supplied but can be 

found at your local audio/visual store.

USB Connector

The USB connector shown next to the external stereo jack is used to 

connect to a personal computer (PC) to reprogram or update the software 

in the Bluetooth handset. The latest software and update instructions can 

be found at www.cobra.com.

Connecting to the Bulkhead Connector Cord

Red

Black

1 Ampere Fuse

3.5 mm 
Female Jack

USB 
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Before using your Bluetooth handset, the bulkhead connector cord must be 

installed on your vessel and connected to a 12 volt DC power source.

Installing the Bulkhead Connector Cord

Choose a convenient location for the connector near where the Bluetooth handset

will be used. Keep in mind that the nine foot long coiled cord on the handset must

be attached to the connector when the handset is to be used.

1. Drill a hole through the bulkhead or dash in the chosen location 7/8 inches for a

thick dash or 5/8 inches for a thin dash.

2. Install the components as shown in the diagram.

If the dash is thin enough, the flange can be at the back surface of the dash and the

threads project out the front. If the dash is thick, the threaded part of the Male

Bulkhead Connector will project through the Mounting Plate and the hole in the dash

will be big enough for the flange at the base of the threads to be right up behind the

Mounting Plate.

Installing the Hanger Bracket

1. Install the hanger bracket on a vertical surface 

near the bulkhead connector using the supplied 

stainless steel screws.

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Installing Bulkhead Connector Cord in a Thick Dash

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Getting Started

Common MR F300 Functions

Getting Started

Refer to the foldout at the front of this manual to identify the various controls and

indicators on your Bluetooth handset.

Most button functions are activated by a momentary press, then release. In those

cases that call for “press and hold,” hold the button down for at least two seconds

after it is pressed. The PTT button is held down as long as you are speaking into 

the microphone.

When using the handset, tones will sound to:

Indicate an error – three beeps.

Confirm an action – two beeps.

Confirm a single button press (except the PTT button) – one beep.

You can turn the Key Tones Off if you want (see page 22). 

Try It Out

Using the Bluetooth handset is the most effective way to learn about it. Don’t

hesitate to explore functions and add entries to see how they work. Do not be

concerned if you make mistakes. They can all be undone in Edit mode. Or you 

can reset the unit to the original factory default condition by turning the unit On 

while holding down the left two Function buttons.

Common MR F300 Functions

The following procedures define common operating functions of the handset.

Power On/Off

Press the Power button at the top of the handset for two seconds to turn it On

or Off.

The first time you turn On the CobraMarine Bluetooth handset you will see a

message that the unit is ready for pairing with a cell phone. The message also

provides a password. If you do not want to pair a device right away, press the

Escape button to go to Standby mode.

When the unit is subsequently turned On, it will search for the currently selected

Bluetooth device and go to Standby mode.

Mode/VOX

This button serves two functions:

To change the mode of operation between the Bluetooth handset and 

your cell phone itself.

To switch voice activation of the microphone between On and Off. Turn VOX On 

if you want to operate in a hands-free mode similar to a Bluetooth handset.

Mode

Normal operation of the CobraMarine Bluetooth handset uses its internal

microphone and speaker to conduct conversations during a call. However,

there may be times you want to suspend the Bluetooth pairing and continue 

part or all of the call on your cell phone itself. 

To Change Between Handset and Cell Phone Modes:

1. Press the Mode/VOX button to switch the call to your cell phone.

2. Talk and listen to your cell phone in the usual way. The handset will be inactive.

3. Press the Mode/VOX button to restore operation to the handset.

4. Talk and listen to the call on the Bluetooth handset.

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Resetting the unit will clear ALL Bluetooth device pairings as well as the

Call Log, Phonebook and Bluetooth device list.

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Push to Talk (PTT)

This button serves two functions:

To activate the handset microphone during a call when VOX is Off. This is similar

to the action of such a button on a CobraMarine VHF or a CB radio.

To activate the handset microphone for a PA announcement, the unit must be in

Standby and be connected to the stereo’s AUX input with the stereo in AUX mode.

To Activate the Handset Microphone During a Call:

1. After placing or accepting a call, press the PTT button and talk into the handset

microphone.

To Make a PA Announcement:

1. When the unit is in Standby mode, press the PTT button and talk into the

microphone.

NOTE

Before a PA announcement can be made:

The PA function must be turned ON from the settings menu.

The F300 must be connected to the stereo system AUX input.

The stereo must be in AUX mode with the stereo’s volume adjusted.

Green Phone Button

This button acts just like the green phone button on a cell phone. Pressing the

button answers an incoming call and initiates dialing an outbound call after the

number has been entered or selected.

In Standby mode, this button is a shortcut to the Call Log where a number can be

selected to call.

Red Phone Button

This button acts just like the red phone button on a cell phone. Pressing the button

ends an active call.

In modes other than an active call, it either backs up one step or returns to Standby.

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Common MR F300 Functions

VOX

The VOX function converts the handset microphone’s pickup of your voice from

being controlled by the PTT button to being activated by your voice. When VOX

is On, the PTT button does not need to be pushed to transmit your voice and 

you can just speak into the microphone.

When VOX is Off, you need to push the PTT button while speaking.

To Change Between VOX On and Off:

1. Press and hold the Mode/VOX button for two seconds while a call is in progress.

NOTE

When the VOX function is On in noisy environments, the caller connected 

to the F300 might hear some of your background noise. 

Back Light/Lock

This button serves two functions:

To turn the display back light On and Off.

To lock and unlock most of the buttons on the handset.

Back Light

A light is provided behind the LCD screen to improve visibility of the information

provided there. However, you can turn the light On or Off at will.

To Turn the Back Light On or Off:

1. Press the Back Light/Lock button.

Lock

The Lock function disables the operation of all buttons except PTT, Back Light/Lock

and Power buttons. When Lock is On, accidental presses of any of the other buttons

are ignored by the unit. A call can be continued if it was started before Lock was

turned On, but new calls cannot be made or answered when Lock is On.

To Turn Lock On or Off:

1. Press and hold for two seconds the Back Light/Lock button.

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Home Button

Pressing this button enables you to return the handset to Standby mode from any

other mode. If a call is in progress, it will be ended with use of this button.

Voice Dialing / Last Number Redial

This button serves two functions:

To enable voice dialing.

To redial the last number dialed from the handset.

Voice Dialing

You can activate your cell phone's voice dialing feature from Standby mode.

To Voice Dial A Number:

1. Press and release the Voice Dialing / Last Number Redial button.

2. Say the name or phone number command following the audio prompt.

The display screen will show the progress of dialing and connecting the call.

NOTE

Your cell phone must have voice dialing enabled and voice commands

recorded to use this feature with the F300.

To Redial The Last Number Dialed:

1. Press and hold for two seconds the Voice Dialing / Last Number Redial button.

The display screen will show the progress of dialing and connecting the call.

Function Buttons

The Function buttons provide different utilities to different modes of handset

operation. In any mode, the active functions are shown directly above the buttons 

on the display screen as shown in this Standby display.

In this example, pressing the second button from the 

left will display the Menu.

Operation

Once the CobraMarine Bluetooth handset has been paired with a cell phone,

incoming calls can be answered and outgoing calls can be made. 

Standby

While waiting to receive or make a call, the handset will be in Standby mode.

The upper part of the screen shows the Waiting For A Call

icon and the cell phone signal strength.

The Function buttons (from left to right) will activate display

of the Volume screen, the Menu screen, the Call Log screen

and the Phonebook screen.

The Up and Down Arrow buttons will also adjust handset

speaker volume directly while in Standby or during a call.

Incoming Call

When the active paired cell phone receives a call, the ring tone will sound and it will

be announced on the handset screen.

Ringing

The call can be answered by pressing either the Answer

Function button or the Green Phone button.

If the Ignore Function button is pressed, the call will not 

be accepted, but will be recorded in the Call Log.

Answered Call

After answering a call, the screen will show the connection

and elapsed time of the call.

The Mute Function button will disable the microphone, 

but allow you to continue to hear the calling person.  

To end the call and return to Standby mode, press either 

the End Function button or the Red Phone button.

Caller information like name and number of the incoming

caller will only be shown if it is available on your network

and/or device.

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Call Waiting

When a second call rings during an active call, it will be announced on the 

handset screen. 

To Answer the Waiting Call:

1. Press the Answer Function button. The waiting call 

will become active, the first call will be put on hold, 

and the Answer Function button will be converted 

to the Swap Function.

You can swap back and forth between calls with repeated

presses of the Answer/Swap Function button.

Outgoing Call

Outgoing calls can be initiated in three ways:

By selecting a Phonebook entry.

By selecting a Call Log entry.

By dialing the number using handset Function buttons.

Phonebook

After adding a number to your Phonebook, you can go to the Phonebook and select

it from the available numbers to be dialed.

To access a number in the Phonebook, press the Menu Function button in Standby

mode, then select the Phonebook mode to arrive at the screen shown.

To Select and Dial a Number:

1. Use the Page Up and Page Down buttons to shift up and

down the list of entries displaying up to four items at a time.

2. Use the Up and Down Arrow buttons to scroll the pointer

at the left of the screen to the desired entry.

3. Press the Green Phone button to call the number.

Call Log

Up to 50 of the most recent incoming and outgoing calls are recorded in the handset

Call Log. These can be used to select and dial a number.

To access a number in the Call Log, press the Menu Function button in Standby

mode, then select the Call Log mode to arrive at the screen shown. 

To Select and Dial a Number:

1. Use the Page Up and Page Down buttons to shift up 

and down the list of entries displaying up to four items 

at a time.

2. Use the Up and Down Arrow buttons to scroll the pointer

at the left of the screen to the desired entry.

3. Press the Green Phone button to call the number.

NOTE

While in Call Log mode, you can see details of the

selected entry by pressing the View Function button

or Enter button. The call details include:

Name (if available)

Phone number

Call duration

Date of call

Time call ended

Dial Number

To enter a number you want to dial, press the Menu Function button in Standby

mode, then select the Dial By Number mode to arrive at the screen shown.

To Enter a Number to be Dialed:

1. Press and release the Function button under the first digit

of the phone number until the correct number appears

above the flashing cursor.

2. Wait for the cursor to shift to the right or press either 

the Enter or PTT buttons to shift the cursor.

3. Enter the second digit of the phone number as in step 1.

4. Repeat steps 1 and 2 until the complete number has 

been entered.

5. Press the Green Phone button to call the number.

NOTE

The number will appear on the screen without dashes

or other separators.

BILL ANDERSON

1 555 588 2300

JANE DOE

VIEW

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2

3

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BILL

ANDERSON

1 555 588V2300

JOHN DOE

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3

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Bluetooth Phone Setup and Switching

The CobraMarine Bluetooth handset can be paired with only one device at a time.

However, it can store pairing information on up to eight different devices.

To Begin Phone Setup or To Switch To Pair With 

a Different Device:

1. Press the Menu button in Standby mode, then select 

the Settings mode to arrive at the screen shown.

2. At this screen, use the Up and Down Arrow buttons 

to move the pointer to the desired function. Then press

the Enter button to select the function and advance to 

its screen.

New

New can be used to add a device to those already paired or to pair a device 

if you did not do so at the initial Power On of the F300.

To Add a New Cell Phone: 

1. Select New on the Phone Setup screen to advance 

to the screen shown.

2. Follow the cell phone’s instructions to search for 

available pairing with another Bluetooth device.

3. Wait for the pairing process to complete.

You will then see a confirmation of successful pairing 

or a notice to try again if pairing did not occur.

The newly paired cell phone will become the active one 

that is used for calls until you Switch to another.

Delete

Delete is used to remove the pairing information for a device from the handset memory.

To Delete a Cell Phone:

1. Select Delete on the Phone Setup screen to advance to

the screen shown.

2. Use the Page Up and Page Down buttons to shift up and

down the list of entries three items at a time.

3. Use the Up and Down Arrow buttons to scroll the pointer

at the left to the screen to the desired entry.

4. Press the Delete Function button to remove the device

from the list.

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Disable

Disable prevents pairing with a device, but does not remove it from the list 

or its pairing data from the handset memory.

To Disable a Cell Phone:

1. Select Disable on the Phone Setup screen to advance 

to the screen shown.

2. Use the Page Up and Page Down buttons to shift up

and down the list of entries three items at a time.

3. Use the Up and Down Arrow buttons to scroll the 

pointer at the left to the screen to the desired entry.

4. Press the X Function button to disable an available 

device or to enable a disabled device.

An at the right of an entry indicates that it is in 

disabled status.

Switch

The Switch function allows you to select which device will be used for calls from 

the list of those available.

To Switch From One Active Cell Phone to Another:

1. Select Switch on the Phone Setup screen to advance 

to the screen shown.

2. Use the Page Up and Page Down buttons to shift up 

and down the list of entries three items at a time.

3. Use the Up and Down Arrow buttons to scroll the pointer

at the left of the screen to the cell phone which you want

to make active.

4. Press the Enter button to begin the process of re-pairing

to the selected device.

You will see the hourglass waiting icon, then a confirmation

of successful pairing to the selected device or a notice to 

try again if pairing did not occur.

NEW

DELETE

DISABLE

SWITCH

PHONE SETUP

Bluetooth Setup

F300 READY FOR

PAIRING TO YOUR

PHONE.

PASSWORD IS 0000

TIME REMAINING 3:00MIN

Add a New Cell Phone

BILL

ANDERSON

JANE DOE

WIFES

PHONE

DEL

EXIT

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PG

DELETE

Delete a Cell Phone

BILL ANDERSON

X

JANE DOE

WIFES PHONE

X

X

EXIT

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PG

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BILL

ANDERSON

X

JANE DOE

WIFES

PHONE

X

DEL

EXIT

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PG

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Cell Phone to Another

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Customizing the MR F300

Phonebook Entries

The Operation section described using a Phonebook entry to dial an outgoing call.

Up to 50 names and numbers can be stored in the Phonebook.

To Enter a New Name and Phone Number

1. Select Phonebook from the Menu function and scroll 

the pointer down to Add New at the bottom of the list 

to arrive at the screen shown.

2. Press the Enter or New Function button to advance 

to the Phonebook Edit mode.

3. Press the Up or Down Arrow button to scroll the

alphanumeric list to the first character of the Name.

NOTE

The list consists of the letters A to Z followed by the

numbers 0 to 9 followed by +, “space,” *, and # and 

it will wrap around from # to A.

NOTE

If only a number (without a name) is to be entered, 

at step 3, press the Right Arrow Function button until

the cursor moves to the first character of the Number

and jump to step 7.

4. When the first character appears above the cursor, press

the Enter or PTT button to save the character and move

the blinking cursor to the right.

5. Repeat step 7 until the entire name has been entered.

6. Press the Right Arrow Function button until the cursor

moves to the first character of the Number.

7. Enter the phone number in the same fashion as the name.

8. Press the Save Function button to save the entry and go

back to the Phonebook function.

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NAME :

NUMBER: +

SAVE

DEL

_

Enter a New Name 
and Phone Number

+1 555 588 2300

JANE DOE

ADD NEW

EXIT

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NEW

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Customizing the MR F300

Your CobraMarine Bluetooth handset allows you to customize its operation to match

your preferences. Features you can adjust have the following defaults when the unit

is new or after a reset:

Menu

The customizable features on your handset are reached from the Menu mode.

To begin customizing your handset, press the Menu Function

button in Standby mode to arrive at the screen shown.

The Menu options list appears on the screen three entries 

at a time. The complete list is:

Phonebook

Call Log

Dial By Number

PA Output

Bluetooth Phone Setup

Settings

Exit

You can scroll through the list one entry at a time by use of

the Up and Down Arrow buttons or the right two Function

buttons. You can also scroll a page at a time by using either

of the left two Function buttons.

Once the pointer at the left of the screen is positioned at the

option you want, press the Enter button to select it and

advance to its screen.

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PHONEBOOK

CALL LOG

DIAL BY NUMBER

MORE

MENU

Menu –  Top

BLUETOOTH PHONE SETUP

SETTINGS

EXIT

BACK

Menu – Bottom

VOX – Off

PA Output – Off

Display Brightness – medium

Ring Tone – #1

Call Log – cleared

BT Device List – cleared

Display Contrast – 10

Button Tones – On

Phonebook – cleared

Volume – 50%

Auto Dim – Off

BT Region – USA - EUROPE

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Customizing the MR F300

To Adjust the Volume of the Auxiliary Stereo Output:

1. Press the VOL Function button at the PA Output On/Off

screen to arrive at the screen shown.

2. Press the Up or Down Arrow buttons or the Up or Down

Function buttons to adjust the speaker volume. The bar

graph will show the level you have set.

3. Press the Enter or Save Function button to save the

volume setting and return to Menu function.

Settings

The Settings option on the Menu provides access to the remaining functions needed

to customize your handset.

To access these functions, select the Settings option from

the Menu to arrive at the screen shown.

The Settings options list appears on the screen three entries

at a time. The complete list is:

Volume

Display

VOX

Ring Tones

Button Tones

BT Region

Exit

Once the pointer at the left of the screen is positioned at the

option you want, press the Enter button to select it and

advance to its screen.

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ON

OFF

PA OFF

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Auxiliary Speakers

DOWN

UP

SAVE

VOLUME ADJUST

Adjust Volume of 
Auxiliary Speakers

NOTE

If corrections are needed before saving the entry, press the Left or Right

Arrow Function button to move the cursor to the character that is to be

changed and press the Del Function button to remove that character. 

Then scroll the list to select the correct character.

NOTE

A “double click” on the Del Function button will remove the entire entry 

and return the cursor to the initial position after Name.

To Edit an Existing Name or Phone Number:

1. Select Phonebook from the Menu function, scroll down to

name or number to be edited and press the Edit Function

button to arrive at the screen shown.

2. Use the Right and Left Arrow Function buttons to move

the cursor to the character(s) to be changed and proceed

as described for making corrections when entering a new

name or number.

3. Press the Save Function button to save the changes or

deletion and go back to the Phonebook function.

PA Output

If, during installation, you have connected the CobraMarine Bluetooth handset

connection cable to your vessel’s stereo AUX input, you can allow the handset 

to be used as a public address microphone.

To Enable Use of Auxiliary Speakers:

1. Select PA Output from the Menu function to arrive at 

the screen shown.

2. Press the On or Off Function button to toggle between 

On and Off condition.

NOTE

When PA Output is enabled, the VOX function will be

disabled so that handset microphone audio will pass 

to the auxiliary speakers only when the PTT button 

is pressed. 

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NAME : BILL ANDERSON

NUMBER: +1 555 566 1234

SAVE

DEL

Phonebook Edit

VOLUME

DISPLAY

VOX

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SETTINGS

Settings Menu – Top

BACK

KEY TONES

BT REGION SET

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Volume

This volume adjustment can be performed on the internal speaker in the handset

either from Standby mode or during a call.

To Adjust the Handset Volume:

1. Select Volume from the Settings function to arrive at the

screen shown.

2. Press the Up or Down Arrow buttons or the Up or Down

Function buttons to adjust the speaker volume. The bar

graph will show the level you have set.

3. Press the Enter or Save Function button to save the

volume setting and return to Settings function.

Display

The Display function adjusts the lighting of the LCD screen and includes three

separate adjustments: Brightness, Contrast and Auto Dim.

To access these functions, select the Display option from

Settings mode to arrive at the screen shown.

You can scroll the list using the Up and Down Arrow

buttons.

Once the pointer at the left of the screen is positioned at the

option you want, press the Enter or PTT button to select it

and advance to its screen.

To Adjust the Screen Brightness:

1. Select Brightness from the Display mode to advance to

the screen shown.

2. Press the Up or Down Arrow or Up or Down Function

button to step through the available settings of High,

Medium, Low, Night and Off.

3. At the desired setting, press the Enter or Save Function

button to save the setting and return to Display function.

DOWN

UP

SAVE

VOLUME ADJUST

Adjust Handset Volume

SAVE

BRIGHTNESS

HIGH

Adjust Screen Brightness

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BRIGHTNESS

CONTRAST

AUTO DIM

DISPLAY

Display Settings

To Adjust the Screen Contrast

1. Select Contrast from the Display mode to advance to the

screen shown.

2. Press the Up or Down Arrow or Up or Down Function

button to step through the available settings. The range is

from a minimum at 0 to a maximum at 16.

3. At the desired setting, press the Enter or Save Function

button to save the setting and return to Display function.

To Set Auto Dim On or Off

1. Select Auto Dim from the Display mode to advance to 

the screen shown.

2. Press the Off or On Function button to select the 

desired condition.

3. Press the Enter button to save the setting and return 

to Display mode.

NOTE

When Auto Dim is set to On, the LCD screen backlight

will be turned Off after 15 seconds if no button is

pressed. It will be turned On for 15 seconds following

any button press except PTT.

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CONTRAST

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AUTO DIM

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OFF

Adjust Auto Dim

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ON

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OFF

VOX Setting

VOX

The VOX function can be turned On or Off directly with the Mode/VOX button as

described on page 8 or from the Menu.

To Set VOX On or Off from the Menu:

1. Select VOX from Settings mode to advance to the 

screen shown.

2. Press the Off or On Function button to select the desired

condition. 

3. Press the Enter button to save the setting and return 

to Settings mode.

NOTE

The VOX On or Off setting will be retained when the

unit is turned Off.

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Ring Tones

Ten different ring tones are available from which to choose.

To Select a Ring Tone:

1. Select Ring Tones from Settings mode to advance 

to the screen shown.

2. Press the Up Arrow or Down Arrow button to scroll

through the tones from 01 to 10.

3. Press the Play Function button to hear the selected tone.

4. Press the Enter or Save Function button to save the 

tone and return to Settings mode.

Key Tones

Key tones confirm button presses for all but the PTT button.

To Set Key Tones On or Off:

1. Select Key Tones from Settings mode to advance 

to the screen shown.

2. Press the Off or On Function button to select the 

desired condition. 

3. Press the Enter or PTT button to save the setting 

and return to Settings mode.

Bluetooth Region

Different parts of the world use different sets of radio frequencies for Bluetooth

pairing. You can select from four regions for handset operation: (1) USA - Europe,

(2) France, (3) Spain and (4) Japan. Most users will not need to change these settings.

To Select A Bluetooth Region:

1. Select BT Region from the Settings function to arrive 

at the screen shown.

2. Press the Up or Down Arrow buttons or the Up or Down

Function buttons to scroll through the list.

3. Once the pointer at the left of the screen is positioned 

at the region you want, press the EnterPTT or Save

Function button to save the setting.

RING TONE SELECT

R 01

PLAY

SAVE

Select a Ring Tone

KEY TONES

ON

OFF

ON

Set Key Tones

USE - EUROPE

FRANCE

SPAIN

SAVE

*

BT REGION SET

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Limited 1-Year Warranty

For Products Purchased In The U.S.A.

Cobra Electronics Corporation warrants that its CobraMarine Bluetooth handset, and the

component parts thereof, will be free of defects in workmanship and materials for a period

of One (1) year from the date of first consumer purchase. This warranty may be enforced

by the first consumer purchaser, provided that the product is used within the U.S.A. 

Cobra will, without charge, repair or replace, at its option, defective handsets, products or

component parts upon delivery to the Cobra Factory Service department, accompanied by

proof of the date of first consumer purchase, such as a duplicated copy of a sales receipt. 

You must pay any initial shipping charges required to ship the product for warranty

service, but the return charges will be at Cobra’s expense, if the product is repaired or

replaced under warranty. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also

have other rights which may vary from state to state.

Exclusions: This limited warranty does not apply:

1. To any product damaged by accident.

2. In the event of misuse or abuse of the product, or as a result 

of unauthorized alterations or repairs.

3. If the serial number has been altered, defaced or removed.

4. If the owner of the product resides outside the U.S.A.

All implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular

purpose are limited in duration to the length of this warranty. Cobra shall not be liable for

any incidental, consequential or other damages; including, without limitation, damages

resulting from loss of use or cost of installation. 

Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts and/or do not

allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above

limitations may not apply to you.

For Products Purchased Outside The U.S.A.

Please contact your local dealer for warranty information or visit www.cobra.com.

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Maintenance and 
Product Service

Maintenance

Very little maintenance is required to keep your CobraMarine Bluetooth handset in good

operating condition:

Keep the handset clean by wiping with a soft cloth and mild detergent. Do not use solvents

or harsh or abrasive cleaners, which could damage the case or scratch the LCD screen.

If the handset is exposed to salt water, wipe with a soft, moist cloth at least once a day to

prevent buildup of salt deposits, which could interfere with button operation.

To determine the software version in your handset, press and hold the PTT button

while turning On the power. The version number will show on the LCD screen for 

five seconds, then proceed to normal startup.

The USB connector on the bulkhead connector cord can be used to update the

software for your handset using a personal computer. Go to Cobra’s website

www.cobra.com to find the latest software version and follow the instructions there.

Product Service

For any questions about operating or installing this new Cobra product, or if parts are

missing…PLEASE CALL COBRA FIRST…do not return this product to the store.

If this product should require factory service, please call Cobra first before sending the product.

This will ensure the fastest turnaround time on any repair. If Cobra asks that the product be sent

to its factory, the following must be furnished to have the product serviced and returned:

1. For Warranty Repair include some form of proof-of-purchase, such as a mechanical

reproduction or carbon of a sales receipt. Make sure the date of purchase and product

model number are clearly readable. If the originals are sent, they cannot be returned.

2. Send the entire product.

3. Enclose a description of what is happening with the product. Include a typed or clearly

printed name and address of where the product is to be returned, with phone number

(required for shipment).

4. Pack the product securely to prevent damage in transit. If possible, use the original

packing material.

5. Ship prepaid and insured by way of a traceable carrier such as United Parcel Service

(UPS) or Priority Mail to avoid loss in transit to: 

Cobra Factory Service, Cobra Electronics Corporation

6500 West Cortland Street, Chicago, Illinois 60707 U.S.A.

6. If the product is in warranty, upon receipt of the product, it will either be repaired or

exchanged depending on the model. Please allow approximately 3 – 4 weeks before

contacting Cobra for status. If the product is out of warranty, a letter will automatically

be sent with information as to the repair charge or replacement charge.

For any questions, please call 773-889-3087 for assistance.

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