Cobra Micro Talk 3 Owner`s manual

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
ecure your microTALK®
S
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
CXT280
Printed in China
Part No. 480-743-P
English
Version B
For Assistance Outside the U.S.A.
Contact Your Local Dealer
©2013 Cobra Electronics Corporation
A1
6500 West Cortland Street
Chicago, Illinois 60707 USA
www.cobra.com
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Introduction
Product Features
Introduction
Features
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2
1
• 22 Channels
Seven shared
with FRS/GMRS,
seven FRS only,
eight GMRS only.
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15
11
10
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4
5
6
9
Product Features
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1
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• 121 Privacy Codes
(38 CTCSS codes/
83 DCS codes)
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• Hands-Free Operation
(VOX)
•S
can
Channels,
privacy codes
•B
acklit LCD Display
•C
all Alert
Five selectable
tones
• Button Lock
•S
peaker/
Microphone/
Charge Jack
•B
attery Low Indicator
A2
4
6
•B
attery/Power Saver
7. Speaker/Microphone
8.Volume Up/Down Buttons
9.Light/Max Range Button
10. Talk Button
11. Call Button
12. Wrist Strap Connection
13. Belt Clip
14. Battery Compartment
3
• Weather Alert
•K
eystroke Tones
1. Antenna
2. External Speaker/
Microphone/Charge Jack
3. M
ode/Power Button
4. Lock Button
5. Channel Up/Down
Buttons
6. Backlit LCD Display
2
• 10 Channel NOAA All
Hazards Radio
•R
oger Beep
Selectable On/Off
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Warranty
Backlit LCD Display
•A
uto Squelch
•M
aximum
Range Extender
• Belt Clip
A3
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7
12
11
10
1. Battery Low Indicator
2. VOX Icon
3. Scan Icon
4. Roger Beep Icon
5. Lock Icon
6. Low Power Icon
7. DCS/CTCSS Icons
8. Weather Icon
9. Weather Alert Icon
10. DCS/CTCSS Privacy Code Numbers
11. Power Saver Icon
12. Channel Numbers
13. Receive/Transmit 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) & Charger
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For Products Purchased in the U.S.A.
Cobra Electronics Corporation warrants that its Cobra microTALK® radios
and charger, 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, chargers, 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
•
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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Rechargeable Batteries and Desktop Charger
To install or replace batteries:
Remove Belt Clip
•
1. Remove belt clip by releasing belt clip
latch and sliding clip up.
Pull Up Lock Latch
2. Pull up on the battery door latch to remove the
battery compartment cover.
3. Insert the supplied four AAA rechargeable
batteries or non-rechargeable alkaline batteries.
Position batteries according to polarity markings.
Insert Batteries
Insert radio(s)
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4. Replace battery compartment cover and
belt clip.
•Do not mix old and new batteries.
•Do not mix alkaline, standard (carbon-zinc), or rechargeable (Ni-Cd, Ni-MH, etc.) batteries.
To charge radios in desktop charger:
1. Insert radio(s) into desktop charger as shown.
2. Insert round connector of 120-volt adapter into
jack on back of charger.
3. Plug 120-volt adapter into electrical outlet.
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.
It normally takes about 15 hours to fully recharge
batteries. Batteries will not be damaged if they stay
in the charging well longer than that.
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Using Your Radio
Operation
Radio Charger Jack
To charge batteries in radio:
1. Check to see that the batteries have been
inserted properly.
2. Insert the wall charger/adapter into the charge
jack located at the top of the radio.
3. Plug the wall charger/adapter into electrical
outlet.
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.
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.
Introduction
Customer Assistance
Warranty
Battery Low
•
When battery power is low, the Battery Low icon
Battery Low
will blink. Your batteries should be replaced or
recharged, if using rechargeable batteries.
Auto Battery Save
•
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.
Communicating with Another Person
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1. Press and hold the Talk button.
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)
You cannot receive incoming calls while
from Mouth
pressing the Talk button.
Both radios must be tuned to the
same channel to communicate.
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.
Operation
To Select a Channel
•
With the radio on, select any of the 22 channels by
Channel Button
pressing the Channel Up or Channel Down button.
Both radios must be tuned to the
same channel to communicate.
Turning on Your microTALK® Radio
•
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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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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Operation
Using Your Radio
Introduction
Listening for a Response
•
Release the Talk button to receive incoming
Listening
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).
•
Volume Level
Call Button
Press and release the Call button.
Call Button
The other person will hear a two second call
tone. This tone is used only to establish voice
communications.
•
See page 13 on how to select between five
call tone settings.
To Illuminate Display
Press and release the Light/Max Range button
Light/Max Range
to illuminate the display for 10 seconds.
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Auto Squelch/Maximum Range
•
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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Light/Max Range
Operation
Customer Assistance
Warranty
To turn maximum range extender on:
– Press and hold the Light/Max Range 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 Light/Max Range
button or change channels.
Lock Function
•
The Lock function locks the Channel Up, Channel
Lock Button
Down and Mode/Power buttons to prevent
accidental operation.
To turn the lock on or off:
– Press and hold the Lock button for
Lock Icon
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.
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.
•
Reduced Range
Remember, you can achieve maximum
range by using maximum range extender.
See page 4 for details.
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Operation
Using Your Radio
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:
Set
CTCSS Privacy Codes
Mode/Power
Set DCS Privacy Codes
Set NOAA All Hazards Radio Channel
Set NOAA Alert On/Off
Set Vox On/Off
Set Vox Sensitivity
Set Channel Scan
Set CTCSS Privacy Code Scan
Set DCS Privacy Code Scan
Set Call Tones
Set Roger Beep On/Off
Privacy Codes
Introduction
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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.
Operation
Customer Assistance
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
•
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 the Lock button to enter the new setting
and return to Standby mode.
c. Do not press any buttons for 15 seconds
to enter the new setting and return to Standby
mode.
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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Operation
Mode Functions
Set DCS Privacy Codes
Mode/Lock Button
•
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
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.
Channel Buttons
Introduction
Customer Assistance
Warranty
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.
This feature is set to OFF by default.
Mode/Power
Channel Button
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 the Lock button to enter the new setting and return to
Standby mode.
c. Do not press any buttons for 15 seconds to enter the new setting
and return to Standby mode.
Operation
Lock Button
Make sure the strongest Weather channel
is selected for your area using the NOAA
All Hazards Radio Channels selection in the
previous menu.
To turn Weather Alert On or Off:
1. Press the Mode/Power 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 the Lock button to save the new setting
and exit the Weather Alert Mode and return to
Standby mode.
NOAA* All Hazards Radio Channels
•
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:
Mode/Power
1. Press the Mode button until the All Hazards
Radio icon and the currently selected All Hazards
Radio channel are displayed.
Hazards Radio Icon 2. Use the Channel Up or Channel Down
button to change All Hazards Radio channels.
3. The All Hazards Radio icon will continue to
be displayed when All Hazards Radio is on.
Choose one of the following:
Channel Buttons
a. P ress Mode button to proceed to other functions.
b. Press the Lock button to exit All Hazards Radio
channel mode and return to Standby mode.
*National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration
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Operation
Mode Functions
Voice Activated Transmit (VOX)
•
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
selected On or Off setting and proceed
to other functions.
Channel Button
b. Press the Lock button to enter the selected On
or Off setting and return to Standby mode.
Mode/Power
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.
VOX Sensitivity Level
Channel Button
Introduction
Operation
Customer Assistance
Warranty
Channel Scan
•
Your microTALK® radio can automatically scan channels.
To scan channels:
Mode/Power
1. Press the Mode/Power button until the
Scan icon and the channel numbers appear
on the display.
2. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down button to
Scan Channels
begin scanning channels.
The radio ignores specific privacy
codes while scanning channels.
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 the Lock button to return to Standby.
Channel Button
The Scan icon will continue to be displayed when privacy code scan
2. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down
button to change the setting.
3. Choose one of the following:
a. P ress the Mode/Power button to enter the
selected setting and proceed to other functions.
b. Press the Lock button to enter the selected
setting and return to Standby mode.
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Operation
Mode Functions
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.
To scan privacy codes:
Select Channel
1. While in Standby mode, press the Channel Up or
Channel Down button to choose the channel on
which you wish to scan privacy codes.
2. Press the Mode/Power button until either the
Mode/Power
CTCSS or the DCS icon appears on the display
and the Scan icon and the privacy code numbers
flash on the display.
3. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down button
Scan Privacy Codes
to begin scanning privacy codes within the
channel you selected.
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 and hold the Talk button to communicate on that channel/
privacy code. Your radio will remain on that channel/privacy code
and return to Standby mode.
b. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down button to
resume scanning privacy codes. If you do not press any button
within 10 seconds, your radio will automatically resume scanning privacy codes.
c. Press the Lock button to return to Standby.
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Introduction
Operation
Customer Assistance
Warranty
Five Call Tone Settings
•
You can choose between five 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 05) is displayed. The current
call tone will sound for one second.
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
Channel Button
to other functions.
b. Press the Lock button to enter the new setting
and return to Standby mode.
Roger Beep Confirmation Tone
•
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.
Mode/Power
To turn roger beep on or off:
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 return to Standby mode.
b. Press the Lock button to enter the new setting
Channel Button
and return to Standby mode.
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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=C
hannel No. for 22 Channel FRS/GMRS Models
B=C
hannel No. for 15 Channel GMRS Models
C = Type of Radio Service
D = Frequency in MHz
E = Power Output
A
B
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 11 16 8
17 12 18 9
19 13 20 10 21 14 22 15 D
E
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 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
High, Med, or Low
High, Med, or Low
High, Med, or Low
High, Med, or Low
High, Med, or Low
High, Med, or Low
High, Med, or Low
Low
Low
Low
Low
Low
Low
Low
High, Med, or Low
High, Med, or Low
High, Med, or Low
High, Med, or Low
High, Med, or Low
High, Med, or Low
High, Med, or Low
High, Med, or Low
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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.
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Introduction
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.
The receiver for these two-way radios and the external power supply for
charging comply 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
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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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