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Alpine RUE-M1RF

RF marine remote control system

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The bright sun out on the water does more than give you a great tan — it also makes conventional IR remotes impractical, since the light interferes with the IR remote eye. Alpine solves that problem with the RUE-M1RF RF remote system. Plug the included RF receiver module into the steering wheel controls jack of your compatible Alpine receiver, then use the RF remote to control the receiver from up to 100 feet away.

Don't worry about losing your remote when you hit choppy seas. The remote comes with a mounting cup, and you can string it onto a lanyard using the built-in tabs. Best of all, it floats if you do accidentally drop it in the drink. If you're unlucky, or want spares on hand, extra remotes are available.

Product Highlights:

  • marine RF remote system for select Alpine receivers
  • remote range: 100 feet
  • remote floats if dropped in the water
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Alpine RUE-M1RF Reviews

Average Customer Review:

5 Reviews

Alpine wireless remote is the best!

Written by: 9124299427 from 9124299427 on April 30, 2015

The RU-M1RF is in a class all by itself, just for it's simplicity. I can't understand why the other manufacturers have not caught on to RF technology. If the thing is occasionally sticking due to environmental factors, it is easy to dismantle and clean. Then she is back to working good as new.

Pros: Simple, RF not IR!

Cons: She don't float, but is easy to clean and dry out.

Alpine RUE-M1RF

Written by: boater from Anaheim, CA on June 21, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I was a bit worried the remote wouldn't work from the fly bridge on my boat. After I installed it, I couldn't wait to test it. Before I knew it, I was sitting in my captain's chair turning the volume up and down with no problem. So nice to adjust the volume now from my fly bridge with the Alpine CDE-143BT stereo in the cabin.

Pros: Range

Cons: I wish it could seek pre set stations on the radio versus scanning to the next available station.

great range

Written by: troy from chicago on June 15, 2009

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

nothing else sounds like an alpine. great remote. simple, straight forward hookup, everyone else is doing the "remote aiming technique", no aiming needed, just press the button.used with ida 305




Written by: Awboater from Michigan on January 23, 2009

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought this remote for my iDA-X100. It works fine, after I discovered you
have to depress the "OFF" button to turn the unit on and off, while the
owner's manual sez to use the SRC button.

The switch membrane also seems to stick occasionally, which can result in
constant transmission.

But otherwise, it works like a champ, and I like the idea of a small
waterproof remote that uses RF rather than IR for marine use - which
means you can use it outside.



Still up in the air on this purchase

Written by: Rob from San Antonio on May 30, 2008

I purchased this unit hoping to control my Head Unit from the water. It works from a pretty good distance . . .but I have to push the buttons quite a bit. Almost like they are not working 100% of the time.
Kind of bites cuz if you hold the remote and the volume goes WAY up. I have about 2000 Watts RMS (need to be able to bring volume down quickly) on my boat, it takes a good while for the volume to go down. The buttons stick a little also. I am going to call crutchfiedl tech support as I am thinking the battery may be weak. For now, I am giving it a middle of the road rating. Maybe with a new battery I will change my tune. I really like alpine gear.



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What's in the box?

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  • Marine RF wireless remote control with plastic mounting clip attached
  • RF receiver with attached 14.5" antenna/19" minijack cable/6" ground lead/6" power lead/6" programmable orange lead
  • Operation/Installation Instructions

Product Research


Overview: The Alpine RUE-M1RF Marine RF Remote Control Kit is compatible with Alpine headunits that offer the steering wheel remote-control input. The RUE-M1RF kits comes supplied with one RF marine remote control and an RF receiver that plugs into the steering wheel remote control jack of your compatible Alpine headunit. In addition to the supplied RF remote control, additional single remotes may be purchased separately, if needed (item# RUE-M1EX). You can program as many as eight remotes to work with the same Alpine headunit. The Alpine marine remote uses RF (radio frequency) technology so you can control your system with the remote from up to 100 feet away. The RUE-M1RF Kit's remote also has the ability to float and is water resistant. The RUE-M1RF Remote Kit comes with a mounting bracket that the remote can clip into to prevent it from getting tossed overboard in rough waters. You can also string the remote through an optional lanyard and hang it up to prevent loss.

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So I can run my Alpine head unit from my trolling motor seat! [ Dennis  Feb 02, 2016 ]

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