CB RADIO
AE 5090
OPERATING MANUAL
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Index
Important note
Introduction
Accessories included
Safety Precautions
Front view
LC Display
Rear view
Country switch setting before Installation
Installation of the radio
Power supply
Antenna connection
Operation
Before switching on
Switching on and adjusting volume
Selecting the operating channel
Field intensity meter (S-meter)
RF Gain setting
Adjusting squelch (muting) and ASC
ASC Noise and Interference Reduction
AM / FM mode switch
Special interest channels
MEMO Modus
Recall direct channels
Programming one of the 5 direct channels
Switching back to normal channel operation
Channel scan
Dual Watch
Transmitting and correct use of microphone
Bar graph switching between POWER and MOD
MIC Gain setting
External sockets
External loudspeaker
External S-meter
Microphone socket
Service and Warranty information
Legal Information
Albrecht Radio Passport
Declaration of Conformity
Technical Details
Service contacts
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Important Note
Your Albrecht AE 5090 corresponds to the latest European CB standards. As a
unique feature, it has a country switch which allows selecting the operation mode
according to the country, where You intend to use the radio. Please make sure that
You put the country switch on the front side of the radio into the correct position
before installing and connecting the power supply!
40 FM
40 channels FM / 4 Watt (former “CEPT” settings with 40
Channels FM according to EN 300 135-2). This mode is free of
charges and licences in nearly all European countries (except
Italy, You must have a licence there for any kind of CB radio).
80/40
For Germany only: 80 channels FM / 4 Watt, 40 channels AM /
1 Watt. You need no licence to operate the radio in this mode,
but in certain border regions base stations transmitting on
channels 41 to 80 in FM is not allowed (or special licence should
be applied for).
40/40
40 channels FM / 4 Watt, 40 channels AM / 1 Watt. Latest
European Standard EN 300 433-2, not yet applied in all
countries. In Belgium, Italy, Spain and Switzerland You need a
licence to operate the radio, while it is already free of charges
and licence in France, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands and
Portugal.
Introduction
Your new Albrecht CB Radio AE 5090, developed and manufactured in accordance
with the latest CB regulations, offers you:
• 40 channels FM / 4 watt
or
• 80 channels FM / 4 watt / 40 channels AM / 1 Watt
or
• 40 channels FM / 4 Watts / 40 channels AM / 1 Watt
• Channel selection knob on the radio set and UP/DOWN buttons on the
microphone
• Scan modes for up and down frequencies and Dual watch
• 5 freely programmable memory positions for stored stations
• Direct Access Key Channel 9
• Multifunction LCD display
• 6-pole microphone socket, suitable for amplifier microphones, selective
calling systems or Packet Radio modems/TNC’s
• Socket for external S-meter
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• Socket for external loudspeaker
• Rugged , noise-reduced dynamic “Trucker” microphone
• Conventional Squelch + additional ASC noise reduction system
Please read this operating manual through carefully. This will enable you to make
use of all the functions your new CB Radio has to offer as soon as possible.
Accessories included
Your AE 5090 comes operational with the following accessories:
• mobile mount
• 2 knurled screws for the mobile mount
• 2 rubber washers for the mobile mount
• DC plug-in power cable with looped-in fuse
• spare fuse
• noise-reduced dynamic hand-held microphone with UP/DOWN buttons
• microphone hanger
• various screws to fasten the radio and microphone fixing devices
• User manual with circuit diagram and Radio Passport
Safety Precautions
People with pacemakers are recommended as a precaution to consult their doctor
before operating the CB radio. Not all types of pacemakers are sufficiently protected
from radiation from a nearby transmitter, so do not assume it is safe to start
operation without checking! Please remember that you are in the immediate vicinity
of a transmitting aerial, particularly when used as a mobile. If your doctor, or the
manufacturer of the pacemaker, has recommended keeping a certain safe distance
from the aerial, then please follow their instructions!
Do not transmit without connecting the aerial and never touch the aerial during
transmission!
Please also take road safety into account! CB Radio (even when only receiving,
particularly when volume is turned up) can divert your attention from the road! Road
safety is of course to be given priority! Therefore only use your ALBRECHT AE 5090
when the traffic situation enables it to be used safely.
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Front view
Microphone
AM-FMSwitch
ScanStart
Ch 9
key
Double potentiometer
Volume and RF Gain
Memory-keys
volume
Country
switch
Double potentiometer
Squelch / ASC
Dual watch (DW)
Channel switch
Mod-Powerdisplay
switch
LC Display
FM-Mode
Mod-Display
S-/Power-Display
S/PWR/MOD
Meter
Channel
Rear view
Socket for
external S-meter
Brand plate with country list
Antenna socket
50 Ohms
PL-259 Standard
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External speaker
8 Ohms, min. 2 W
DC power cable
socket 13.2 V
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Country switch setting before installation
Before You switch on Your new CB radio, You
should preset the country switch on the front panel
of the radio according to the local authority
requirements. If You are not sure and if You should
not have any individual CB licence issued by the
telecommunications authority of the country where
You live, You should use the factory default setting
of the switch: This is the left position on the picture,
40 FM. Please consult our Radio Passport (see the
chapter “Legal Information” later in this manual)
40 FM
This is former “CEPT” mode, the (upper) position which is allowed in most
countries. Here the radio works on the international 40 Channels in FM
mode. The Function switch F on the front side is disabled in this mode.
(Caution: In Italy You need a licence, even for this mode!)
80/40
This position (medium switch position) is only allowed to be used in
Germany, no individual licence is necessary. Restrictions are still in force
in the border regions to other countries (except to Czechia), where
transmitting on channels 41 – 80 is not allowed or only with a special
licence.
40/40
This lowest switch position can be used in those countries, where already
all 40 international channels are allowed to be used in AM and FM. AM
was traditionally used by CB from the beginning in the early 60’s in USA,
and it is still the preferred mode of all truck drivers in the world. Please
use this mode only in countries according to the list in the Radio Passport,
and please apply for an individual licence where requested.
Re- Programming to another country code
This is possible at any time, even after installation and when the radio is in use:
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Just switch to the desired new position
Note: Please follow the national regulation. Never use a switch position which is not
allowed in Your country.
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Installation of the radio
You can either operate your ALBRECHT AE 5090 in the car or at home as a base
station. For installation as a mobile station in the car, a mobile mount device is
enclosed. Mount the set in such a way that it is not exposed to direct sunlight if
possible, as this would lead to an increase in the temperature and can decrease the
(set’s) working life. The set should also not be installed near a heater. Mount the set
in such a way that it is exposed to as little vibration as possible.
The mobile fixing device should be attached to the dashboard, the tunnel slot or to
any other suitable place using the enclosed tapping screws. Do not install the set in
a place where it could cause injuries in the case of an accident (be particulary
careful to ensure free leg movement). Take care not to damage any underlying wires
during installation!
Then insert the radio into the mobile mount. Secure the set with the large knurled
screws (using the enclosed plastic washers) firmly at the required angle.
Also mount the microphone hanger using the enclosed screws in an easilyaccessible place.
In order to prevent interference to the vehicle electronics from transmission in the
vehicle, please make sure to take any mounting instructions from the vehicle
manufacturer for radios and antennas into account.
Power supply
Your AE 5090 receives power from the 2 pin plug-in cable.
The red and black wires in the cable are for the power supply. The cable has a
looped-in fuse.
However, You can choose from two methods when connecting to the power supply
(red and black):
Example 1
The Radio should be able to be switched on and off at any time using the
volume / on/off switch.
Connect up the red wire to the positive pole on the vehicle battery (or
elsewhere in the vehicle’s electrical system with permanent plus) or to a 12
Volt external power supply unit.
Example 2
The set should be automatically switched on and off with the ignition.
Attach the red wire to a part of the vehicle electrical system which is
interconnected to the ignition.
Connect up the black wire to the negative pole on the vehicle battery or the
power unit or to a well-conductive part of the car body.
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An non volatile flash memory keeps the channel and country information
stored even if the radio is not connected to power.
Note for all connecting methods:
For EMC reasons, the cable used to connect to the power supply should be no
longer than 3 metres.
If you wish to operate your set at home from the mains supply then please only use
a stabilized power pack with at least 2 amps permanent current-carrying capacity.
Under no circumstances should you use a car battery charger, as these are not
stabilized and during open circuit reach such high voltage levels that your radio set
could be destroyed.
In any case, please set the country switch on the front panel to the correct country
position before You plug in the DC cable! A reset procedure will not be necessary if
the power cable had been unplugged for more than 10 seconds.
If in base station use it is important to you that the stored stations are kept even after
switching off and on again, then please do not switch the external power supply
power unit off when you switch your set off for a short time. Only use the on/off
switch on the set itself.
Never repair a blown fuse with silver paper or with alumunium foil! If the
fuses keep blowing, then please give your radio set to your servicing dealer
to be repaired or hand it in to Albrecht’s service station.
The maximum allowed voltage variation for this radio is up to 15.6 volts.
Never exceed this voltage under no circumstances! The transmitting stages
for your AE 5090 are electronically stabilized, and therefore it is impossible
to increase output by means of excessive supply voltage. Such attempts may
lead to serious damage to the radio set but will never increase output power!
Antenna connection
Connect your CB antenna to the ANT socket on the rear side of your ALBRECHT AE
5090. Most CB antennas must be tuned to best radiation during installation to give
highest effective communication range. CB specialists do that job with a standing
wave meter to check and adjust the aerial. Tune the aerial to the best standing wave
ratio (SWR) on an intermediate channel e.g. using Channel 1 in 80/12 mode (26.965
MHz) or Channel 20 in all other modes.
On this channel you should attain a SWR of approx. 1.5 or less. If the SWR
deteriorates on the highest (Channel 40) and lowest (Channel 41) channels up to a
value of 2.5, then your aerial is still acceptable. SWR above 3 is too bad for good
communication range. A bad SWR may also indicate that there is perhaps an
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installation error or missing ground. Problems may be caused through missing
ground, especially in boats and motor homes with fiber glass body. For these cases,
Albrecht offers a special connecting cable with matching box as “artificial ground”
(AKM 27)
Some antennas, like “Gamma II” are broadbanded and do not need any
retuning during installations.
Even if your AE 5090 has a particularly robust transmitter highlevel stage which can even withstand mismatching of SWR=3, you
should still never transmit without an antenna!
Operation
Before switching on
• Turn SQUELCH and ASC control left (counterclockwise) as far as possible
Switching on and adjusting volume
The on/off switch is combined in the VOLUME control. To switch on:
• Turn VOLUME control (the inner knob) from OFF position slightly clockwise.
LC display and buttons are illuminated. Then turn further until desired volume is
reached.
Selecting the operating channel
On the radio set:
• With the rotary channel knob You can continuously select channels. The present
channel is displayed.
On the microphone:
• Press the ∧ or ∨ button on the microphone briefly, to switch up or down a channel.
• Press the respective button longer to run up or down through the channels. The
present channel is displayed.
Field intensity meter (S-meter)
On the bar graph display You can see approximately how strong the receiving signal
is.
The scale under the bar display (S1 to +30) helps with orientation for an input signal
in the stages S1 to S9+30dB.
Please note: the field intensity meter only registers a signal when the muting control
has opened.
RF Gain setting
You can adjust the overall-sensitivity of Your receiver with the RF gain knob, which
is combined with the volume knob (outer ring). Normally, RF gain should be in the
full clockwise position. Sometime You may desire to listen only to nearby stations. Or
You may receive much interference signals. In such cases You can reduce the
sensitivity of Your receiver by turning the knob more counter clockwise.
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Please note: Squelch and ASC settings may require re-adjusting in low sensitivity
position.
Adjusting SQUELCH (muting) and ASC
Particularly in FM, noise can be a nuisance on a free channel. To suppress as much
noise as possible, Your radio is equipped not only with an ordinary muting control
(SQUELCH) like all CB radios have, but has also a preinstalled ASC circuit
(patented by GPE). Both circuits can be preset and adjusted independent of each
other. Please be careful with the squelch circuit: it may suppress noise, but if turned
too tigh, it can also suppress weaker signals.
There is a double potentiometer for both SQUELCH and ASC setting. The inner ring
is for SQUELCH, the outer ring is for ASC.
This is how to adjust the signal strength required to switch on the loudspeaker, using
the (inner) SQUELCH control knob:
The further the control knob is turned to the right, the stronger a signal has to be in
order to be audible through the loudspeaker.
In order to adjust the set to be the most sensitive to incoming signals, switch to a
free channel:
• Use the rotary switch or the microphone buttons to find a free channel,
where no signal is displayed.
• Then turn the SQUELCH control carefully to the right until the noise just
about disappears.
Now the loudspeaker stays off when on a free channel but it switches back on when
receiving even very faint signals.
The muting adjustment is particularly important during channel
scanning. In this mode the point to which the set is adjusted
decides whether scanning is stopped at the signal or not.
Therefore you should test the various muting settings for various
signal strengths and get to know this function.
ASC Noise and Interference Reduction
While the Squelch opens and closes statically at a certain preadjusted value of the
incoming signal, not taking into account interference signals, the ASC circuit works
very smooth and dynamically. If interference signals suddenly appear, ASC
automatically varies the threshold point to a safer adjustment and returns to the old
adjustment when interferences are disappearing again.
An example:
You have adjusted the SQUELCH carefully to the most sensitive point while the
engine of Your car was still off. Now You start the engine and switch on the
windshield wiper The squelch circuit will immediately regard the interference of the
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engine or wiper as a signal and will open, because the squelch cannot distinguish
between a wanted signal and an unwanted interference.
If You would have preset the ASC at switched-off engine before, the interference
coming from the wiper motor would be detected and the ASC circuit would shift the
threshold point so long automatically, until the interference will disappear.
The radio will remain muted, but stay on the highest sensitivity level during the whole
procedure studied in this example.
That means: in most cases You only need to adjust the ASC knob to Your needs
only once before starting. The setting will be maintained during travelling. The
switching point is no sudden on-off point like the squelch, but a more smooth gliding
effect between on and off. The best point is, where the background noise is just
becoming so weak, that it does no more disturb You. A small background noise may
remain.
Please do not turn the ASC knob too much into full
clockwise direction. If You intend to suppress weaker
signals which You do not like to hear, use the inner Squelch
knob for this purpose and not the ASC knob. A symptom for
too much closed ASC potentiometer is when weak speech still
comes through, but louder speech no more.
AM / FM mode switch
In the two programming modes 40/40 and 80/40, FM modulation is available on all
channels, but AM only on the 40 international CB channels. On these 40 channels
you can switch between AM and FM using the function button F. The display shows
either AM or FM accordingly.
When you switch on the set the first time it operates on FM.
Please note that in 80/40 mode, 41-80 it is not possible to operate on AM. If your
radio is set to AM and you choose an FM channel, the radio will automatically switch
from AM to FM. This is indicated by the FM symbol on the display starting to blink. If
you switch back to a channel permissible on AM, the radio will switch back to AM.
Special interest channels
There are a few channels which have established themselves for certain purposes:
Channel 1
Channel 9
Channel 16
Channel 19
Channel 24/25
Channel 40
Call channel on FM
Call and emergency channel, also Trucker channel
on AM in Germany
Water sport channel
Trucker channel on AM in France, Spain and Italy
Data transfer (Packet Radio, Germany only)
Calling channel in Switzerland
Some recommendations are being worked out by the CB clubs for the new channels
41 to 80 in Germany. To find out which channels are suitable for special purposes,
please get in touch with the respective groups or check in CB magazines.
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MEMO Modus
Using the 5 direct channel buttons You can switch at any time from the present
channel (normal channel modus) to the 5 programmable stored stations (MEMO
modus) and switch back again.
Recall direct channels
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Press one of the 5 direct channel buttons briefly. The unit will switch to the pre
programmed channel. The channel number and the button number will displayed.
The manufacturer has pre-programmed your AE 5090 for some commonly-used
channels:
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Channel 1
Channel 4
Channel 9
recommended call channel on FM
recommended as call channel for AM
international calling and emergency channel
In Germany particularly this Channel 9 (in AM) is also used by all truck drivers. This
means: a large number of stations are listening in. If the worst comes to the worst
(e.g. in case of accident etc.) there is a good chance that someone will be listening.
To call other stations, who you know are listening in on channel 9, you can also use
this channel. Call up the desired station on channel 9. As soon as contact has been
made, agree on a free channel for your conversation and then channel 9 will be free
again for other calls.
An emergency channel can of course only work if as many stations as possible are
listening in. Therefore listen in to this channel as often as possible.
• Channel 19: Trucker channel in France, Spain and Italy (in AM).
• Channel 40
Programming one of the 5 direct channel buttons
You can re-programme each of the 5 numbers of the memory positions to any
desired channel (e.g. private channels or club channels):
• Choose when in normal modus the desired channel and the modulation
mode AM or FM (where allowed).
• Press the M button briefly (ME for Memory Enable appears on the display)
• Within the next 5 seconds press the desired direct channel button (1 to 5)
The desired channel is now stored on the direct channel button selected. You will
see both channel number (large) and direct button number (small) in the display.
The station will remain stored as long as the power supply is not interrupted or until
You make a reset procedure for country switching.
Please note that the German channels 41-80 can only be stored and recalled from
Memory in the 80/40 mode!
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Switching back to normal channel selection
• Simply turn the rotary knob or press up or down on microphone.
• The display of direct button numbers disappears and the channel selection works
again via microphone or rotary knob.
Channel scan
Your AE 5090 has an automatic channel scan, which can be used for all channels.
First choose the mode of operation (normal channel modus or MEMO modus).
Adjust the muting control to the point at which the receiver should open (see also
‘Adjusting squelch’).
Start channel scan
• Briefly press the button SCAN.
• SCAN appears on the display and the channel scan starts almost immediately by
scanning all the channels down the frequencies.
• The scan is stopped at each signal worth receiving and you can listen in to the
conversation.
If you leave the set alone it will re-start the scan after about 5 seconds and continue
to search for channels in use.
Stop channel scan
• You can stop the scan at any time by pressing the SCAN button a second time.
• Pressing the transmission button will also automatically stop the scan modus.
Change direction of scan
As a special function of the AE 5090 you can also change the direction in which
scanning takes place:
• Press the ∨ button on microphone during the scan or turn the rotary knob slightly
to the left: the scan direction will change, i.e. from higher to lower channel
numbers.
Dual Watch
The transceiver can also observe two channels. This feature is useful when You like
to stay on Your preferred “house” channel, but observe another channel at the same
time.
• Select Your house channel with rotary knob or up/down.
• Press DW briefly. DW will appear in the display.
• Select the other channel with channel knob or Up Down.
You will now hear the selected last channel (see number in display). Your receiver
switches now automatically again and again for a short moment to Your preferred
house channel. If a signal should be detected there, Dual Watch will stop switching
and You will hear the signal, otherwise it will go back to the other channel.
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Direct channel 9 access
Just press the button and the channel will be changed to the international calling- and
emergency channel 9. Channel display will be blinking. To go back to the original channel,
just press knob once more.
Transmitting and correct use of microphone
With the transmission button (Push To Talk) on the side of the microphone you can
switch between receiving and transmitting:
• Press PTT button to transmit.
The display shows TX .
• Release PTT button again to switch back to receiving.
Before transmitting the first time, make sure that the MIC gain potentiometer above
the mic socket is in the full clockwise position. When the transmission PTT button is
pressed, you can speak from a distance of about 5-10 cm into the microphone. The
modulation amplifier of your AE 5090 is sensitive enough and enables you in most
cases to speak with even more distance, depending on how loud your voice is. An
automatic regulator ensures that your partner always hears your signal at the same
volume.
It is best to test the best distance from the microphone for yourself with the help of
another station.
Bar graph switching between POWER and MOD
During transmitting, You will normally see the bar graph
display as indicator for Your transmitter output power.
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of the S-meter in the
Alternatively You may now switch with the MOD-PWR button to Modulation
display instead of Power display. The display shows MOD now.
This will show your modulation volume in the display and will help to check and
adjust the microphone.
You can toggle with the switch between MOD and POWER display
MIC Gain setting
For dynamic microphones, the full clockwise position of the MIC gain knob above
the mic socket will be optimised. If You should use amplified microphones, or if You
speak with a very loud voice or in high surrounding sound environment, we
recommend to readjust the potentiometer more to counter clockwise positions.
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External sockets
External loudspeaker
Depending on the surrounding noise, it can be advisable to hook up an external
loudspeaker. Usual commercial radio loudspeakers with 4-8 ohms impedance and 24 W minimum output can be plugged in.
The cable can be up to 3 metres long. For car loudspeakers, make sure to use a
two-pin 3.5 mm jack plug and ensure that none of the loudspeaker connections are
attached to the vehicle chassis.
External S-meter
On the back, your AE 5090 has an S-Meter socket on the rear side, which allows you
to connect up an external S-Meter to show the relative signal strength. This gives
more exact information than the bar display. Please ask your authorized dealer
about external S-meters. The S-meter should be installed near the radio set using a
cable no longer than 3 metres. You need a 2.5 mm jack plug to connect it up. The
polarity is positive, i.e. the positive pole of the S-meter is connected to the inner pin,
and the negative pole is on the outside.
Microphone socket
The 6-pole microphone socket on the front side is wired according to the well-known
Albrecht specifications, which also meet the recommendations issued by the German
manufacturers of CB radios.
Apart from the rugged dynamic “Trucker microphone” included in the package, you
can also hook up other microphones and accessories.
The microphone socket has been tested and is suitable for nearly all kind of
microphones, even those with amplifiers or selective calling devices. According to
the latest regulations you are also allowed to plug in modems or so-called TNC`s for
data transfer (Packet Radio). However, this type of data transfer is only permitted on
certain channels and only for non-commercial use.
Special regulations apply to data transfer abroad. In Switzerland, for example,
Packet Radio is permitted on channels 21-25, but only with a call signal granted by
the authorities. In some other European countries Packet Radio is not allowed at all.
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Service and Warranty informations
Troubleshooting
Check at first the power supply and the fuse. A problem max be caused through power supply, when
no light appears after switching on. If the unit works in a strange way, disconnect the power supply
cable, while the radio remains switched on, wait some time (minimum 10 seconds), and then
reconnect power again.
Check the microphone and antenna connector. We think You cannot do more in case of a problem.
Please ask Your dealer or consult our service hints in the Internet. If You should return the radio to
Your dealer for repair, do not forget to describe the problem as exactly as possible.
European 2 years warranty
The distributor, dealer or retail shop where You bought the radio warrants to the original retail
purchaser of this product that should this product or any part of it, under normal use and conditions,
be proven defective in material or workmanship within 2 years from the date of original purchase,
such defect(s) will be repaired or replaced with new or reconditioned product without charge for parts
and repair labor. To obtain repair or replacement within the terms of this warranty, the product is to be
delivered with proof of warranty coverage (e.g. a copy of Your bill of sale), specification of defect(s),
to the distributor, dealer or his authorized repair centre.
Liability for communications range of this product is disclaimed. The warranty does not apply to any
product or part there of which, has suffered or been damaged through alteration, improper installation,
mishandling, misuse, neglect, accident, or by removal or defacement of the factory serial number
label(s). The warranty does not apply to accessory parts or problems caused through not authorized
or not recommended accessories like other than the supplied microphone, external antennas,
external power supplies and overvoltage caused through external power supplies, lightning or
overvoltage defects via antenna or other cables, broken or damaged acrylic glass windows and
cabinet parts.
Please contact the dealer or person where You have purchased Your CB radio.
Where to find service hints and service documentation
The complete technical documentation is updated regularly. You can download the latest versions of
user manuals, technical documents and the original signed conformity declaration, as well as service
hints or FAQ’s any time from our server under
http://www.albrecht-online.de/service
If You should have a problem, please have a look to the service hints or frequently asked questions
(FAQ) before You send Your CB radio back to the service centre.
Electronic Waste Disposal regulations
The European WEEE directive requests that defective or no more used electronics
items may only be disposed in dedicated collection and recycling centres.
It is no more allowed to put electronic items into the normal household trash bin.
The attached crossed trash bin logo remembers that You should follow the
regulations! Disposal of electronics items is free of charge for the end user.
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Legal Information
The radio may be used in European Countries only according to following information, which we
publish as “Radio Passport”. Because the number of countries allowing the new AM standard is
changing, the latest version of this radio passport is published on our Internet Web server and may be
downloaded any time. (http://www.albrecht-online.de/service)
ALBRECHT RADIO PASSPORT AE 5090
This CB radio complies to the latest European regulations (R&TTE directive and European harmonised
standards) and has been notified in the countries according to following table: (as of March 2006):
Country
Country switch position
Licence and operating conditions
Operation only with individual licence
Austria
40 FM
Belgium
Great Britain (UK)
Italy
Switzerland
Spain
40/40 and 40 FM
40 FM
40/40 and 40 FM
40/40 and 40 FM
40/40 and 40 FM
Belgium
40FM
40/40
Denmark
Finland
40 FM
40/40 and 40 FM
France
Germany
40/40 and 40 FM
80/40, 40/40, 40 FM
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Luxembourg
Netherlands
Norway
Portugal
Spain
40 FM
40 FM
40 FM
40 FM
40 FM
40/40 and 40 FM
40 FM
40 /40 and 40 FM
40 FM and 40/40
Sweden
Switzerland
40 FM
40 FM and 40/40
United Kingdom UK
40 FM
Austria does not accept radios with country
switches, please do not use in Austria or ask Your
dealer for a limited 40 CH FM version AE 5090FM!
Residents in Belgium need licence
Residents of UK need CB licence
Licence and regular charges for all CB radios
Licence and monthly charges
Licence and regular charges
Operation without licence and charges allowed
Free for short-time travellers up to 1 month
Home country licence /Circulation Card accepted
for travellers
Free of licence and charges for all users
Free of licence and charges for all users
(Circulation Card)
Free of licence and charges for all users
Free of licence and charges for all users except in
some border regions for base stations using
channels 41-80 (except border to CZ).
Free of licence and charges for all users
Free of licence and charges for all users
Free of licence and charges for all users
Free of licence and charges for all users
Free of licence and charges for all users
Free of licence and charges for all users
Free of licence and charges for all users
Free of licence and charges for all users
Free of licence and charges for travellers with
Circulation Card
Free of licence and charges for all users
Free of licence and charges for travellers with
Circulation Card
Free of licence and charges for travellers
Important Note: Please respect the licence conditions in the above listed countries and do not use the radio
without licence, where necessary. For travelling with Your radio, we recommend to provide a copy of Your home
country licence document and this Radio Passport together with the radio. The above list is based on public
available information, while country specific requirements may change without notice during the harmonisation
process in Europe, we recommend to ask local authorities before travelling.
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Declaration of Conformity / Konformitätserklärung
We hereby declare that our product: / Wir erklären hiermit, dass unser Produkt
CB-Radio Albrecht AE 5090
satisfies all technical regulations applicable to the product within the scope of EU Council Directives,
European Standards and national frequency applications:/ alle technischen Anforderungen im
Geltungsbereich der EU Richtlinien, europäischer Normen und nationaler Frequenzanwendungen einhält:
73/23/EEC, 89/336/EEC and 99/5/EC
EN 300 135 -2 / EN 300 433-2
EN 301 489-1, EN 301 489-13, EN 60 950
All essential radio test suites have been carried out. /
Alle für das Produkt vorgeschriebenen Funktestreihen wurden durchgeführt.
This declaration is issued under our sole responsibility. Basing on not harmonized frequency
applications, the CB radio may be used only in listed countries according to selected channel
programming. An individual license for operating this radios in AM+FM on 40/40 channels in B, CH,
E, and I is requested.
In D (where 80/12, 80/40, 40/12 or 40 / 40 FM/AM channels are allowed) , F, FIN, NL and P the CB operation on
40 / 40 channels in AM + FM is free of license and free of charges. If the radio is programmed to 40 FM
only, it may be used without license and free of charge in D, DK, F, FIN, GB, GR, H, IRL, IS, L, N.
NL, P, S except Austria, where radios with country switches are generally not allowed, and Italy,
where individual license is requested). Residents of Belgium, Spain, Switzerland and Great Britain
(UK) need a CB license in their home country, while travellers from other European countries may
use their CB radios during travelling in these countries free of licence and charges. In Belgium, Finland,
France, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland (+ Liechtenstein) the Circulation Card for travelers is accepted as well.
Diese Erklärung wird unter unserer alleinigen Verantwortung abgegeben. Die oben genannten
Funkgeräte dürfen wegen der nicht harmonisierten Frequenzanwendungen in AM+FM in den Ländern
B, CH, E,und I nur mit gültiger CB-Funkgenehmigung benutzt werden. In D (max. 80 FM / 40 AM
Kanäle), F, Fin, NL und P (40 / 40 Kanäle) ist der CB-Funk anmelde- und gebührenfrei. Dabei ist in
Deutschland mit der Programmierung 80 FM der ortsfeste Sendebetrieb auf den Kanälen 41-80 in
bestimmten Regionen entlang der Grenzen (außer zu CZ) nicht oder nur mit Sondergenehmigung
gestattet.
Mit der Programmierung 40 FM können die Geräte in D, DK, F, FIN, GB, GR, H, IRL, IS, L, N. NL, P,
S (außer Österreich, dort sind Funkgeräte mit Länderumschaltung generell nicht erlaubt und Italien,
dort ist auch CB Funk auf 40 Kanälen FM genehmigungspflichtig) anmelde- und gebührenfrei benutzt
werden. Bewohner von Belgien, Großbritannien, Spanien und der Schweiz benötigen in Ihrem
Heimatland eine Genehmigung (CB Lizenz). Reisende aus anderen europäischen Ländern dürfen in
Großbritannien Ihre Geräte frei benutzen, In Belgien, Finnland, Frankreich, Portugal, Spanien, der
Schweiz und Liechtenstein wird darüber hinaus für Reisende aus Deutschland auch die Circulation
Card für mitgebrachte Funkgeräte (für 40 Kanäle AM und FM) anerkannt.
ALAN Electronics GmbH declara, bajo su responsabilidad, que este aparato cumple con lo
dispuesto en la Directiva 99/05/CE, del Parlamento Europeo y del Consejo de 9 de marzo de
1999, transpuesta a la legislación española mediante el Real Decreto 1890/2000, de 20 de
noviembre"
Point of contact/Ansprechpartner: Dipl.-Phys. Wolfgang Schnorrenberg
Place and date of issue:
Lütjensee, 12.1.2006
(Signature)
Dipl.-Phys. Wolfgang Schnorrenberg
ALAN Electronics GmbH
This Declaration of Conformity and the Albrecht Radio Passport will be re-issued when necessary and
can be downloaded any time from www.hobbyradio.de . The Circulation Card issued by
Bundesnetzagentur can be downloaded as well.
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Technical Details
Microphone socket wiring
Packet Radio
Pin 1
Pin 2
Pin 3
Pin 4
Pin 5
Pin 6
Pin 1
Low frequency microphone
PTT-RX (on ground for reception)
PTT-TX (on ground for transmitting)
up/down
Ground
12 volt for pre-amplifier etc.
Pin 2
Pin 3
Pin 5
Audio input
transmitter
Audio output
reception
PTT
Ground
Transmitter
Transmitting power
4 Watt FM
1 Watt AM
1.5 mV at 600 Ohms
-90 dBc = 4 nW
2.0 kHz
90%
Modulation sensitivity
Harmonic and spurious radiations
Max. frequency deviation
AM modulation degree
Receiver
Sensitivity (FM) (SINAD)
Sensitivity (AM) (SINAD)
Adjacent channel selection
Intermodulation rejection
Image rejection
Audio output power
better + 3dbµV EMK for 20 dB
better + 3dbµV EMK for 12 dB
better 66 dBµV EMK
better 60 dBµV EMK
better 48 dB (EN 300 433-1)
2 Watt to 8 Ohm load
© Alan Electronics GmbH, 2006
www.albrecht-online.de
Service-Hotline:
(+49) 6103 9481 30
Service-Fax:
(+49) 6103 9481 60
e-mail:
service@alan-germany.de
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