Introduction
Owner’s Manual
Making Life Easier and Safer
Staying in touch with your family and friends is
convenient and easy when using your microTALK®
radio. Some of the many uses you will discover include:
Communicating with others while hiking, biking, and working; keeping
track of family and friends at a crowded public event; checking with
travel companions in another car; talking with neighbors; arranging
meeting spots with others while shopping at the mall.
Belt Clip
Secure your microTALK®
radio while on the go.
Carrying your microTALK® radio with you is easy
when using the belt clip or optional wrist strap.
The belt clip easily attaches to your belt, purse,
or backpack.
Customer Assistance
For more information or to
order any of our products,
please visit our website:
www.cobra.com
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For Assistance in the U.S.A.
In this user’s manual, you should find all the information you need to
operate your microTALK® radio. If you require further assistance after
reading this manual, Cobra Electronics offers the following customer
assistance services:
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 5:30 p.m. Central Time,
Monday through Friday (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).
TWO-WAY RADIO MODEL
CXT545
Printed in China
Part No. 480-840-P
English
Version C
For Assistance Outside the U.S.A.
Contact Your Local Dealer
©2012 Cobra Electronics Corporation
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6500 West Cortland Street
Chicago, Illinois 60707 USA
www.cobra.com
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Introduction
Product Features
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Features
• 22 Channels
Seven shared
with FRS/GMRS,
seven FRS only,
eight GMRS only.
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• 10 Channel NOAA All
Hazards Radio
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• Hands-Free Operation
(VOX)
• VibrAlert®
Silent Paging
• Scan
Channels,
privacy codes
• Backlit LCD Display
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• 121 Privacy Codes
(38 CTCSS codes/
83 DCS codes)
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1. Antenna
2. External Speaker/
Microphone/ USB Charge Jack
3. Mode/Power Button
4. Call/Lock Button
5. Channel Up/Down
Buttons
6. Backlit LCD Display
7. Speaker/Microphone
8. Volume Up/Down Buttons
9. LED Light Button
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Backlit LCD Display
• Weather Alert
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Talk Button
Memory/Escape Button
Max Range Hi/Lo Button
Scan Button
Wrist Strap Connection
Belt Clip
Battery Compartment
Battery Door Latch
Rubberized Grips
LED Flashlight
• LED Flashlight
• Call Alert
Five selectable
tones
• Button Lock
• Speaker/
Microphone/
Charge Jack
• Roger Beep
Selectable On/Off
• Battery/Power Saver
• Keystroke Tones
• Battery Level
Indicator
• Low Battery
Audible Alert
• Auto Squelch
• Maximum
Range Extender
• Belt Clip
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Battery Level Indicator
Roger Beep Icon
VOX Icon
Weather Icon
Lock Icon
Hi/Low Power Icon
DCS/CTCSS Icons
Scan/Memory Icon
Weather Alert Icon
DCS/CTCSS Privacy Code Numbers
Power Saver Icon
Channel Numbers
Receive/Transmit Icon
Memory Channel Number
VibrAlert® / Call Alert Icon
Key Tone Icon
Important FCC Licensing Information
This radio operates on General Mobile Radio
Service (GMRS) frequencies which require a
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
license. See page 15 for licensing and other
related information.
Maximum range may vary and is based on
unobstructed line-of-sight communication
under ideal conditions.
Warranty and Trademark
Acknowledgement
Limited One-Year Warranty on Radio(s)
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For Products Purchased in the U.S.A.
Cobra Electronics Corporation warrants that its Cobra microTALK® radios
and the component parts thereof, will be free of defects in workmanship and
materials for a period of one year from the date of first consumer purchase. This
warranty may be enforced by the first consumer purchaser, provided that the
product is utilized within the U.S.A.
Cobra will, without charge, repair or replace, at its option, defective microTALK®
radios, 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.
90-Day Warranty on Rechargeable Batteries
For products purchased in the U.S.A. and Canada.
Trademark Acknowledgement
Cobra®, microTALK®, Nothing Comes Close to a Cobra®, VibrAlert®
and the snake design are registered trademarks of Cobra Electronics
Corporation, USA. Cobra Electronics Corporation™ is a trademark
of Cobra Electronics Corporation, USA.
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Introduction
Operation
Customer Assistance
Warranty
Caring for Your microTALK Radio
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Your microTALK® radio will give you years of trouble-free service
if cared for properly. Handle the radio gently. Keep the radio away from
dust. Never put the radio in water or in a damp place. Avoid exposure to
extreme temperatures.
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Installing Batteries
To install or replace batteries:
1. Remove belt clip by releasing belt clip
Remove Belt Clip
latch and sliding clip up.
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2. Pull up on the battery door latch to remove the
battery compartment cover.
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Pull Up Lock Latch
Insert Batteries
Radio Charger Jack
3. Insert the supplied three AA rechargeable
batteries or non-rechargeable alkaline batteries.
Position batteries according to polarity markings.
4. Replace battery compartment cover and
belt clip.
• Do not attempt to charge alkaline batteries.
• Do not mix old and new batteries.
• Do not mix alkaline, standard (carbon-zinc), or
rechargeable (Ni-Cd, Ni-MH, etc.) batteries.
To charge batteries in radio:
1. Check to see that the batteries have been
inserted properly.
2. Insert the cable into the charge jack located at
the top of the radio.
3. Plug the cable into USB power source.
Use only the supplied rechargeable batteries and charger for recharging
your Cobra microTALK radio.
Cobra recommends your radio is turned off while being charged.
Non-rechargeable alkaline batteries can also be used in your radio.
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Using Your Radio
Operation
For charging microTALK radio(s) in desktop charger:
1. Insert radio(s) into desktop charger as shown.
2. Insert the micro-USB cable into jack on back
of charger.
3. Plug the cable into USB-compatible power port.
If charging light is not on, check position of radio. Radio should be
upright. The charge indicator light will stay on as long as the radio is in
the charging well, even after the batteries are fully charged.
Note: To charge a single radio, you can bypass the desktop charger and
simply insert the micro-USB’s connector directly into the charge jack
located on the top of the radio.
The radio will display flashing battery icon while charging.
Cobra recommends your radio be turned off while being charged.
Non-rechargeable alkaline batteries can also be used in your radio.
Quick Start
1. Press and hold the Mode/Power button
to turn on your radio.
2. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down
button to select a channel.
Both radios must be tuned to the same
channel/privacy code to communicate.
3. Press and hold the Talk button while
speaking into the microphone.
4. When finished talking, release the Talk
button and listen for a response.
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Turning on Your microTALK® Radio
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Press and hold the Mode/Power button until you hear
Mode/Power
a series of audible tones indicating the radio is on.
Your microTALK® radio is now in Standby mode,
ready to receive transmissions. The radio is always
in Standby mode except when the Talk, Call or
Mode/Power buttons are pressed.
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Battery Low
Battery Low
Operation
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When battery power is low, the final bar in the Battery
Low icon will blink and an audible tone will sound twice
before the radio shuts off. Your batteries should be
replaced or recharged, if using rechargeable batteries.
The radio will display flashing battery icon
while charging.
Auto Battery Save
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If there are no transmissions within 10 seconds,
Battery Save Mode
the radio will automatically switch to Battery Save
mode and the Power Saver icon will flash in the
display. This will not affect the radio’s ability to
receive incoming transmissions.
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Communicating with Another Person
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Talk Button
1. Press and hold the Talk button.
2. With the microphone about two inches (5 cm) from
your mouth, speak in a normal voice.
3. Release the Talk button when you are
finished talking and listen for a response.
Two Inches (5 cm)
from Mouth
You cannot receive incoming calls while
pressing the Talk button.
Both radios must be tuned to the same
channel/privacy code to communicate.
To Select a Channel
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With the radio on, select any of the 22 channels by
Channel Button
pressing the Channel Up or Channel Down button.
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Both radios must be tuned to the
same channel to communicate.
Channel Number
Channels 1 through 7 are shared with FRS/ GMRS.
Channels 8 through 14 are FRS only. Channels 15
through 22 are GMRS only.
See page 14 for FRS/GMRS frequency
allocations and compatibility charts.
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Using Your Radio
Operation
Listening for a Response
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Release the Talk button to receive incoming
Listening
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transmissions. Your microTALK radio is always in
Standby mode while the Talk or Call buttons are
not pressed.
To Adjust Volume
Press the Volume Up or Volume
Volume Button
Down button.
A double beep sound is used to indicate
the minimum and maximum volume levels
(1 through 8).
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Call Button
Call Button
Light/Max Range
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Volume Level
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Lock Icon
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LED/S.O.S. Flashlight
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LED/S.O.S. Flashlight Press and release the LED flashlight button below
the TALK button to use the LED flashlight located at
the bottom of the radio.
To activate S.O.S. function, press and hold the LED
flashlight button to turn on. Press and release to
turn off the flashlight or S.O.S. function.
Auto Squelch/Maximum Range
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Your microTALK® radio will automatically shut off weak transmissions
and unwanted noise due to terrain, conditions or if you’ve reached your
Maximum Range limit.
You can temporarily turn off auto squelch or turn on maximum range
extender, allowing all signals to be received and extending the maximum
range of your radio.
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To temporarily turn off auto squelch:
Press the Max Range Hi/Lo button for
less than five seconds.
To turn maximum range extender on:
– Press and hold the Max Range Hi/Lo button
for at least five seconds until you hear
two beeps which indicates the maximum
range extender is on.
To turn maximum range extender off:
– Press and release the Max Range Hi/Lo
button or change channels.
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The Lock function locks the Channel Up, Channel
Down and Mode/Power buttons to prevent
accidental operation.
To turn the lock on or off:
– Press and hold the Call/Lock button for
two seconds.
A double beep sound is used to confirm your lock
on or off request. When in Lock mode,
the Lock icon will be displayed.
See page 13 on how to select between five
call tone settings.
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Lock Function
Lock Button
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Press and release the Call button.
The other person will hear a two second call tone. This
tone is used only to establish voice communications.
Customer Assistance
microTALK® Range
Your range will vary depending on terrain and conditions.
In flat, open country your radio will
Maximum Range
operate at maximum range.
Buildings and foliage in the path of the
signal can reduce the range of the radio.
Dense foliage and hilly terrain will further
Reduced Range
reduce the range of the radio.
On FRS Channels 8 through 14, your radio
automatically switches to low power, which
will limit the range the radio can communicate.
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Remember, you can achieve maximum
range by using maximum range extender.
See page 4 for details.
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Using Your Radio
Operation
Scrolling Through the Mode Function
By scrolling through the Mode function, you will be able to
select or turn on preferred features of your microTALK® radio. When
scrolling through the Mode function, your radio features
will be displayed in the same predetermined order:
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Mode/Power
Set CTCSS Privacy Codes
Set DCS Privacy Codes
Set Vox On/Off
Set Vox Sensitivity
Set Call Tones 1-10
Set VibrAlert On/Off
Set Roger Beep On/Off
Set Key Tones On/Off
Privacy Codes
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Your microTALK radio incorporates two advanced coded squelch
systems that can help to reduce interference from other users
on any given channel. CTCSS (Continuous Tone Coded Squelch
System) provides 38 privacy codes and DCS (Digitally Coded Squelch)
provides 83 privacy codes. This provides a total of 121 Privacy
Codes. Either system can be used on all channels, but both systems
cannot be used on the same channel at the same time.
To successfully communicate using a privacy code, both
the sending and receiving radios must be tuned to the same
channel and to the same privacy code system (CTCSS or DCS)
and privacy code number. Each channel will remember the last
privacy code system and number you select.
The privacy code 00 is not a privacy code, but allows all signals
to be heard on a channel that is set to 00 on both
the CTCSS and DCS systems.
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Warranty
Set CTCSS Privacy Codes
To select a CTCSS privacy code:
Mode/Power
1. After selecting a channel, press
the Mode/Power button until the CTCSS icon
appears and the small numbers next to the
channel number flash on the display.
Privacy Code
Channel Button
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If DCS is turned on at the channel selected,
the display will flash the
CTCSS icon and “OFF.” To switch from
DCS to CTCSS, press the Channel Up
or Channel Down button while the display
is flashing “OFF.” The display
will then show the small numbers flashing
and you will then be able
to proceed to step 2.
2. Press using the Channel Up or Channel Down
button to select a privacy code. You can hold the
Up or Down button for fast advance.
3. When your desired CTCSS privacy code is
displayed, choose one of the following:
a. Press the Mode/Power button to enter the
new setting and proceed to other functions.
b. Press and hold the Mode button to enter the
new setting and return to Standby mode.
c. Press Talk or Call/Lock button to enter the
new setting and return to Standby mode.
d. Do not press any buttons for 15 seconds
to enter the new setting and return to
Standby mode.
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Set DCS Privacy Codes
Mode/Power
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To select a DCS privacy code:
1. After selecting a channel, press the Mode/Power
button until the DCS icon appears and the small
numbers flash on the display (01 through 83).
DCS Privacy Code
Channel Button
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If CTCSS is turned on at the channel
selected, the display will flash the DCS
icon and “OFF.” To switch from CTCSS to
DCS, press the Channel Up or Channel
Down button while the display is flashing
“OFF.” The display will then show the
small numbers flashing and you will then
be able to proceed to step 2.
2. Press using the Channel Up or Channel Down button to select a DCS
privacy code. You can hold the Up or Down button for fast advance.
3. When DCS privacy code is displayed, choose one of the following:
a. Press the Mode/Power button to enter the new setting and
proceed to other functions.
b. Press and hold the Mode button to enter the new setting and
return to Standby mode.
c. Press Talk or Call/Lock button to enter the new setting and return
to Standby mode.
d. Do not press any buttons for 15 seconds to enter the new setting
and return to Standby mode.
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Mode/Power
VOX Sensitivity Level
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Voice Activated Transmit (VOX)
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In VOX mode, your microTALK® radio can be used “hands-free,” automatically
transmitting when you speak. You can set the VOX sensitivity level to fit the
volume of your voice and avoid transmissions triggered by background noise.
To turn VOX mode on or off:
Mode/Power
1. Press the Mode/Power button until the VOX icon
flashes on the display. The current On or Off
setting is displayed.
2. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down
VOX Icon
button to turn VOX On or Off.
3. Choose one of the following:
a. Press the Mode/Power button to enter the
new setting and proceed to other functions.
b. Press and hold the Mode button to enter the
Channel Button
new setting and return to Standby mode.
c. Press Talk or Call/Lock button to enter the
new setting and return to Standby mode.
d. Do not press any buttons for 15 seconds to enter
the new setting and return to Standby mode.
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To set VOX sensitivity:
1. Press the Mode/Power button until the VOX icon
flashes and the current sensitivity level is displayed.
The current VOX sensitivity level is displayed
with letters “LE” and a Number 1 through 5,
with Number 5 being the most sensitive level
and Number 1 being the least sensitive level.
2. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down
button to change the setting.
3. Choose one of the following:
a. Press the Mode/Power button to enter the
new setting and proceed to other functions.
b. Press and hold the Mode button to enter the
new setting and return to Standby mode.
c. Press Talk or Call/Lock button to enter the
new setting and return to Standby mode.
d. Do not press any buttons for 15 seconds to enter
the new setting and return to Standby mode.
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Mode Functions
Operation
Operation
Introduction
Customer Assistance
Warranty
Ten Call Tone Settings
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You can choose between ten different Call Tone Settings to transmit
a call alert.
To change a call tone setting:
Mode/Power
1. Press the Mode/Power button until the
letter “C” and the current call tone number
(01 through 10) is displayed. The current
call tone will sound for three seconds.
Call Tone Setting
2. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down button
to hear the other call tone settings.
3. Choose one of the following:
a. Press the Mode/Power button to enter the
new setting and proceed to other functions.
Channel Button
b. Press and hold the Mode button to enter the
new setting and return to Standby mode.
c. Press Talk or Call/Lock button to enter the
new setting and return to Standby mode.
d. Do not press any buttons for 15 seconds to enter
the new setting and return to Standby mode.
Roger Beep Confirmation Tone
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Your listener will hear an audible tone when you release the Talk button.
This alerts the other party that you are finished talking and it is OK for
them to speak.
To turn roger beep on or off:
Mode/Power
1. Press the Mode/Power button until the
Roger Beep icon flashes. The current
on or off setting is displayed.
2. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down button
Roger Beep Off
to select roger beep on or off.
3. Choose one of the following:
a. Press the Mode/Power button to enter the
new setting and proceed to other functions.
b. Press and hold the Mode button to enter the
Channel Button
Button
Channel
new setting and return to Standby mode.
c. Press Talk or Call/Lock button to enter the
new setting and return to Standby mode.
d. Do not press any buttons for 15 seconds to enter
the new setting and return to Standby mode.
VibrAlert® and Call Alert
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Your microTALK® radio can alert you to incoming
signals by sounding an audible call tone, by
Call Tone On/
Vibrate On
vibrating silently or both.
To change call settings:
1. Press the Mode button until the Call Setting
icon flashes on the display. The current setting
(“01” vibrate + ring, “02” ring only) is displayed.
Call Tone On/
Vibrate Off
2. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down button to
change the call setting.
3. Choose one of the following:
a. Press the Mode button to enter the new
setting and proceed to other functions.
b. Press and hold the Mode button to enter the
new setting and return to Standby mode.
c. Press Talk or Call/Lock button to enter the
new setting and return to Standby mode.
d. Do not press any buttons for 15 seconds to enter
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the new setting and return to Standby mode.
Key Tone On/Off
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When Key Tone is On, an audible tone will sound each time a button
is pressed.
To turn key tone on or off:
Mode/Power
1. Current key tone status On/Off will flash.
2. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down button
to select key tone on or off.
3. Choose one of the following:
Channel Button
a. Press the Mode/Power button to enter the
new setting and proceed to other functions.
b. Press and hold the Mode button to enter the
new setting and return to Standby mode.
c. Press Talk or Call/Lock button to enter the
new setting and return to Standby mode.
d. Do not press any buttons for 15 seconds to enter
the new setting and return to Standby mode.
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Mode Functions
Channel Scan
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Your microTALK® radio can automatically scan channels.
To scan channels:
Scan Button
1. Press and release the Scan button until the Scan
icon and the channel numbers appear
on the display.
2. Press and hold the Scan button to begin scanning
Scan Channels
channels.
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The Scan icon will continue to be displayed when
scan is on. Your radio will continue to scan all
channels and stop if an incoming transmission is
detected. Your radio will remain on that channel for
10 seconds.
During scanning (while receiving an incoming transmission),
you can choose from the following:
a. Press and hold the Talk button to communicate on that channel.
Your radio will remain on that channel and return to Standby mode.
b. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down button to resume
scanning channels.
c. Press and hold the Scan button to return to Standby.
Channel Button
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Privacy Code Scan
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Your microTALK radio can automatically scan the Privacy Codes (either
CTCSS 01 through 38 or DCS 01 through 83) within one channel. Only
one set of privacy codes (CTCSS or DCS) can be scanned at a time.
Scan Button
To scan privacy codes:
1. While in Standby mode, press and release the
Scan button twice (CTCSS) or three times (DCS)
until the CTCSS or DCS icon and numbers are
flashing.
Channel Button
2. Press and hold the Scan button to begin scanning
privacy codes within the selected channel.
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The radio ignores specific privacy
codes while scanning channels.
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Select Channel
Scan Privacy Codes
The Scan icon will continue to be displayed when privacy code scan
is on. Your radio will continue to scan privacy codes and stop as an
incoming transmission is detected. Your radio will remain on that
channel/privacy code for 10 seconds.
During scanning (while receiving an incoming transmission),
you can choose from the following:
a. Press the Mode/Power button to enter the new setting and
proceed to other functions.
b. Press and hold the Mode button to enter the new setting and
return to Standby mode.
c. Press Talk or Call/Lock button to enter the new setting and return
to Standby mode.
d. Do not press any buttons for 15 seconds to enter the new setting and
return to Standby mode.
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Mode Functions
Channel Button
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CA
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If CTCSS is turned on at the channel
selected, the display will flash the DCS
icon and “OFF.” To switch from CTCSS to
DCS, press the Channel Up or Channel
Down button while the display is flashing
“OFF.” The display will then show the
small numbers flashing and you will then
be able to proceed to step 2.
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CHANN
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DCS Privacy Code
VOLUME
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To select a DCS privacy code:
1. After selecting a channel, press the Mode/Power
button until the DCS icon appears and the small
numbers flash on the display (01 through 83).
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NOAA* All Hazards Radio Channels
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You can use your microTALK radio to listen to NOAA All Hazards Radio
channels transmitting in your area.
To listen to All Hazards Radio channels:
Weather Button
1. Press the Weather button until the All Hazards
Radio icon and the currently selected All Hazards
MODE
Radio channel are displayed.
2. Use the Channel Up or Channel Down
Hazards Radio Icon
button to change All Hazards Radio channels.
3. The All Hazards Radio icon will continue to
be displayed when All Hazards Radio is on.
Channel Button
4. To exit All Hazards Radio, press and hold the
Weather button until On or Off is displayed.
Set DCS Privacy Codes
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2. Press using the Channel Up or Channel Down button to select a DCS
privacy code. You can hold the Up or Down button for fast advance.
3. When DCS privacy code is displayed, choose one of the following:
a. Press the Mode/Power button to enter the new setting and
proceed to other functions.
b. Press and hold the Mode button to enter the new setting and
return to Standby mode.
c. Press Talk or Call/Lock button to enter the new setting and return
to Standby mode.
d. Do not press any buttons for 15 seconds to enter the new setting and
return to Standby mode.
*National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration
CA
LL
Weather (WX) Alert Mode
•
Turning On the Weather Alert function will allow your radio to automatically
receive NOAA Hazard Alert radio signals and warnings from designated NOAA
broadcast stations. If the radio is turned ON, it will alert to Weather and other
emergency alerts broadcast by NOAA.
Make sure the strongest
This feature is set
Weather channel is selected
to OFF by default.
for your area using the NOAA
All Hazards Radio Channels
selection in the previous menu.
MODE
VOLUM
E
Mode/Power
CA
MODE
VOLUME
CHAN
NEL
LL
Weather Button
CA
LL
MODE
CHAN
NEL
HI / LO
Operation
To turn Weather Alert On or Off:
1. Press the Weather/Lock button until the Weather
Alert icon flashes on the display. The current On
or Off setting is displayed.
2. Press the Channel Up and Channel Down button
to turn Weather Alert On or Off.
3. Press and hold the Weather/Lock button again to
save the new setting and exit the Weather Alert
Mode and return to Standby mode.
This radio is rain resistant to JIS4
standards.
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General Specifications
and Licensing
Operation
General Specifications
•
FRS/GMRS Frequency
Allocation and Compatibility
Important: Please note that Cobra GMRS models with 15 Channels
may designate different channel numbers for the same frequency.
For example, a Cobra 15 Channel GMRS model would need to be
tuned to Channel 11 in order to communicate with a 22 Channel
GMRS tuned to Channel 15. Please refer to the chart below for
channel/ frequency number compatibility.
A = Channel No. for 22 Channel FRS/GMRS Models
B = Channel No. for 15 Channel GMRS Models
C = Type of Radio Service
D = Frequency in MHz
E = Power Output
A
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
B
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
11
8
12
9
13
10
14
15
C
FRS/GMRS
FRS/GMRS
FRS/GMRS
FRS/GMRS
FRS/GMRS
FRS/GMRS
FRS/GMRS
FRS
FRS
FRS
FRS
FRS
FRS
FRS
GMRS
GMRS
GMRS
GMRS
GMRS
GMRS
GMRS
GMRS
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Introduction
D
462.5625
462.5875
462.6125
462.6375
462.6625
462.6875
462.7125
467.5625
467.5875
467.6125
467.6375
467.6625
467.6875
467.7125
462.5500
462.5750
462.6000
462.6250
462.6500
462.6750
462.7000
462.7250
Operation
Customer Assistance Warranty
IMPORTANT NOTICE: FCC LICENSE REQUIRED
•
This two-way radio operates on GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service) frequencies
which require an FCC (Federal Communications Commission) license. A user must be
licensed prior to operating on Channels 1 through 7 on high power or 15 through
22, which comprise the GMRS channels of this radio. Serious penalties could result for
unlicensed use of GMRS channels, in violation of FCC rules. Operation of this radio is
subject to additional rules specified in 47 C.F.R. Part 95.
Licensed users will be issued a call sign by the FCC, which should be used for station
identification when operating this radio. GMRS users should also cooperate by engaging
in permissible transmissions only, avoiding channel interference with other GMRS users,
and being prudent with the length of their transmission time.
For licensing information and application forms, please call the FCC Hotline
at 800-418-FORM. Request form #159 and form #605. Questions regarding
the license application should be directed to the FCC at 888-CALL-FCC.
Additional information is available on the FCC’s website at www.fcc.gov.
E
High
High
High
High
High
High
High
Low
Low
Low
Low
Low
Low
Low
High
High
High
High
High
High
High
High
Channel 1 through 7 on low power and channels 8 through 14 comprise the
FRS (Family Radio Service). No license is required to operate on the FRS.
Safety Information for microTALK Radios
Your wireless handheld portable transceiver contains a low power transmitter.
When the talk button is pushed, it sends out radio frequency (RF) signals.
The device is authorized to operate at a duty factor not to exceed 50%.
In August 1996, the Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) adopted
RF exposure guidelines with safety levels for handheld wireless devices.
Important
FCC RF Exposure Requirements: For body-worn operation, this radio has
been tested and meets the FCC RF exposure guidelines when used with Cobra
accessories supplied or designated for this product. Use of other accessories
may not ensure compliance with FCC RF exposure guidelines. Use only the supplied
antenna. Unauthorized antennas, modifications or attachments
could damage the transmitter and may violate FCC regulations.
Normal Position
Hold the transmitter approximately 2 inches from your face and speak in a normal
voice, with the antenna pointed up and away.
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject
to the following two conditions: 1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and 2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
FCC Warnings: Replacement or substitution of transistors, regular diodes or
other parts of a unique nature, with parts other than those recommended by
Cobra may cause a violation of the technical regulations of part 95 of the FCC
rules, or violation of type acceptance requirements of part 2 of the rules.
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Customer Assistance
Product Service
Product Service Questions
•
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. See customer assistance on page A1.
For Products Purchased in the U.S.A.
If your product should require factory service, please call Cobra first
before sending your radio. This will ensure the fastest turn-around
time on your repair. You may be asked to send your radio to the
Cobra factory. It will be necessary to furnish the following to have
the product serviced and returned.
1) For warranty repair include a copy of the original sales receipt.
If you send the original receipt, it cannot be returned.
2) Send the entire product.
3) Enclose a detailed description of the problem along with the name
and address of where the product is to be returned.
4) Pack radio 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 radio is under warranty, it will be repaired or exchanged depending
on the model.
Please allow approximately three to four weeks before
contacting Cobra for status. If the radio is out of warranty,
a letter will automatically be sent informing you of the repair
charge or replacement charge. If you have any questions,
please call 773-889-3087 for assistance.
For Products Purchased Outside the U.S.A.
Please contact your local dealer for product service information.
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