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Cobra 2-Way Radio Owner`s manual
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Staying in touch with your family
and friends is
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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
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neighbors;
arranging meeting spots with others while
shopping at the mall.
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Belt Clip
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Secure your microTALK®
radio while on the go.
Carrying your microTALK® radio with
you isNotice
easy when using the belt clip.
The belt clip easily attaches to your belt,
purse or backpack. Simply squeeze the
clip and place it where you prefer.
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For more information or to
order any of our products,
please visit our website:
www.cobra.com
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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 6:00 p.m. CT,
Monday through Friday (except holidays) 773-889-3087 (phone).
Questions
English and Spanish. Faxes can be received at 773-622-2269 (fax).
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Technical Assistance
English only. www.cobra.com (on-line: Frequently Asked Questions).
English and Spanish. productinfo@cobra.com (e-mail).
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For Assistance Outside the U.S.A.
Contact Your Local Dealer
TWO-WAY RADIO MODEL
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Part No. 480-165-P
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© 2005 Cobra® Electronics Corporation
6500 West Cortland Street
Chicago, Illinois 60707 USA
www.cobra.com
Product Features
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Strap
Connector
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Belt Clip
Battery
Compartment
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Battery Door
Latch
Antenna
External Speaker/
Microphone/Charge Jack
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Talk
Button
On/Off
Volume
Knob
Mode/Lock
Button
Backlit LCD
Display
Call
Button
Enter/
Hi•Low Power
Button
Channel Up
Button
Channel Down
Button
Light/
Max Range
Button
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Microphone
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• Two-Way Radio
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With up to an 10 mile
(16 km) range
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Call Alerts and
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• 22 Channels
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Seven shared
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with FRS/GMRS,
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seven FRS
only, eight
Hi•Low
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GMRS only
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• 38 Privacy Codes
• Hands-Free
Memory
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• VibrAlert®
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• 10 Channel Memory
• Signal Strength
Meter
• Scan
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• Selectable
Hi•Low Power
In GMRS
• Backlit
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LCD Display
Memory
Receive/
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Location
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• Call Alert Intro Transmit
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10 selectable tones
CTCSS Privacy
Channel Numbers
• Speaker/
Code Numbers
Microphone/
Charge Jack
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• Roger Beep
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Selectable
on/off
• Battery/Power Saver
• Keystroke Tones
Selectable on/off
Maximum range may vary and is based on
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• AutoSecondary
unobstructed line-of-sight communication under
ideal
conditions.
• Maximum Range
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• Belt Clip
Important FCC Licensing Information
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This radio operates on General Mobile Radio
Service (GMRS) frequencies which require a
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
license. See page 21 for licensing and other
related information.
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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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Pull Up Latch
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Your microTALK® radio is easy to use.
To get started, simply:
1. Rotate the On/Off Volume knob to turn
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radio.
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2. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down
button to select a channel.
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To install or replace batteries:
1. Remove belt clip by releasing belt clip
latch and sliding clip up.
2. Pull up on the battery door latch to
remove
the battery compartment cover.
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3. Insert four AAA batteries. (Always use high
quality alkaline batteries.) Position batteries
according to polarity markings.
4. Replace battery compartment cover
and belt clip.
Contact your local Cobra dealer or Cobra
directly for optional battery pack and wall
charger accessories.
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Both radios must be tuned to
the same channel/privacy code
to communicate.
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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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On/Off Power
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Battery Low
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Turning on Your microTALK® Radio
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To turn on your radio:
1. Rotate the On/Off Volume knob clockwise
to turn on your radio and adjust the volume.
A series of tones will indicate 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/Lock buttons are pressed.
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Battery Low
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Your microTALK® radio has a battery level meter
that shows when battery power is decreasing.
The greater the number of bars visible, the
stronger the battery level. When the battery
level is low, the last bar and “bALo” will flash
indicating your batteries should be replaced or,
if using rechargeable batteries, recharged.
Auto Battery Save
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Your microTALK® radio has a unique circuit
designed to extend battery life. If there are
no transmissions for 10 seconds, 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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To talk to another person:
1. Press and hold the Talk button.
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microphone about two inches
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(five cm) from your mouth, speak in a
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normal voice.
3. Release the Talk button when you are
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finished talking and listen for a response.
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You cannot receive incoming calls while
pressing the Talk button.
Talk Button
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Channel Buttons
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Both
radios must be tuned to
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the same channel/privacy code
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communicate.
Channels
To select a channel:
1. With the radio on, select any of the
22 channels
by pressing
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or Channel
Down button.
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Both radios must be tuned to the
same channel to communicate.
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Channels
1 through 7 are shared by FRS and
GMRS. Channels 15 through 22 are GMRS only.
Channels 8 through 14 are FRS only.
See page 20 for FRS/GMRS frequency
allocations and compatibility charts.
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Listening for a Response
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When you are finished talking:
1. Release the Talk button to receive incoming
transmissions. Your microTALK® radio is
always in Standby mode while the Talk or
Call buttons are not pressed.
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Volume Knob
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Volume
To adjust the volume:
1. Rotate the On/Off Volume knob.
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See
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10 available call tone settings.
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Enter/Hi•Low Button
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Selectable High•Low Power Output
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When in close proximity to another party or
during favorable conditions, you can switch
from High to Low Power to extend battery life.
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This feature applies to GMRS Channels
1 through 7 and 15 through 22 only.
Channels 8 through 14 operate
exclusively on low power.
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Auto Squelch/Maximum Range
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Your microTALK® radio is equipped with Auto Squelch, which
automatically shuts off weak transmissions and unwanted noise
due to terrain and conditions. This slightly reduces the Maximum
Range at which signals can be heard.
off auto
squelch to allow all signals to be
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received and extend the maximum range of your radio.
To briefly turn off auto squelch:
Light/Max Range
1. Press the Light/Max Range button
for less than five seconds.
If you hear two beeps, you have turned
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the maximum
To turn maximum range extender on:
1. 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:
1. Press and release the Light/Max Range
button or change channels.
Lock Feature
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The Lock feature locks the Channel, Mode/Lock and Enter/Hi•Low
Power buttons to prevent accidental operation.
To turn the lock feature on or off:
Mode/Lock Button
1. Press and hold the Mode/Lock button for
two seconds.
A double beep sound is used to confirm your
lock on or off request. When in Lock mode,
Lock Mode
the Lock icon will be displayed.
To toggle between high and low power:
1. Press and hold the Enter/Hi•Low button for
two seconds.
When using Channels 1 through 7 and
15 through 22 on high power, the Hi icon
will be visible on the display.
When using those channels on low power
and on Channels 8 through 14, the Low icon
will be visible on the display.
Display Illumination
To illuminate your display:
1. Press and release the Light/Max Range
button to illuminate the display for
10 seconds.
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Call Button
To alert another person that you are calling:
1. 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.
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Dual Function Buttons
Two of the buttons on the microTALK® radio have Dual Functions;
Mode/Lock
• Press and release the button to scroll to the next mode function.
• Press and hold the button for two seconds or more to turn the
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lock function on or off
Enter/Hi•Low Power
• Press and release the button to enter settings.
• Press and hold the button for two seconds or more to toggle
between high and low power transmission.
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Speaker/Microphone/Charge
Jack
Your microTALK® radio can be fitted with an external
Speaker/Microphone, freeing your hands for other tasks.
This same jack also serves as the connecting point for
an optional wall charger/adapter.
Speaker/Microphone/ To attach a speaker/microphone:
Charge Jack
1. Open the speaker/microphone/charge
tab on top of your microTALK® radio.
2. Insert the plug into the speaker/
microphone/charge jack.
To connect a wall charger/adapter:
1. Open the speaker/microphone/charge
tab on top of your microTALK® radio.
2. Insert the wall charger/adapter plug
into the speaker/microphone/charge jack.
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microTALK® Range
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Your microTALK® radio has a range of up to 10 miles (16 km).
Your range will vary depending on terrain and conditions.
In flat, open country your radio will
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operate at maximum range.
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Buildings
and
foliage in
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signal can reduce the range of the radio.
Dense foliage and hilly terrain will
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further reduce the range of the radio.
On FRS channels 8 through 14, your radio
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automatically switches to low power, which
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will limit the
range the radio can communicate.
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Signal Strength Meter
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Your microTALK® radio has a Signal Strength
Meter that shows the strength of your incoming
and outgoing transmissions. The ascending bars
next to the signal strength indicate the strength
of the signal. The greater the number of bars
visible, the stronger the signal. The fewer
number of bars visible, the weaker the signal.
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Remember, you can achieve maximum
range by using maximum range
extender. See page 5 for details.
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Scrolling through Mode Functions
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By scrolling through the Mode Functions, you will be able to
select or turn on/off preferred features of your microTALK® radio.
When scrolling through the Mode Functions, your radio features
will be displayed in the following order:
Set Privacy Codes
Mode/Lock Button
Set VOX On/Off
Set VOX Sensitivity Level
Set Memory Locations
Set Channel Scan
Set Privacy Code Scan
Set Memory Location Scan
Set VibrAlert® and/or Call Alert
Set Call Tones
Set Roger Beep On/Off
Set Keystroke Tones On/Off
Scroll through the mode functions using the Mode/Lock button.
Each press and release of the Mode/Lock button will advance to
the next mode function. Press the Talk button at any point to
return the radio to Standby mode.
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CTCSS Privacy Codes
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CTCSS (Continuous Tone Coded Squelch System) is an advanced
tone coding system allowing you to select one of 38 privacy codes
to reduce interference from other users on the channel.
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If you are using a privacy code, both radios must
be tuned to the same channel and privacy code to
communicate. Each channel will remember the
last privacy code you selected.
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Privacy Code
Channel Buttons
To select a privacy code:
1. After selecting a channel, press
the Mode/Lock button until the small
numbers next to the channel number
flash on the display.
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 privacy code is displayed,
choose one of the following:
a. Press the Mode/Lock button to enter the
new setting and proceed to other functions.
b. Press the Enter/Hi•Low 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.
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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.
turn VOX mode on or off:
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1. Press the Mode/Lock 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
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button to turn VOX on or off.
3. Choose Notice
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a. Press the Mode/Lock button to enter the
selected on or off setting and proceed to
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other functions.
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the Enter/Hi•Low
button to enter
the selected on or off setting and return
to Standby mode.
To set VOX sensitivity:
Mode/Lock Button
1. Press the Mode/Lock button until the VOX
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icon flashes and the current sensitivity level
is displayed.
VOX Sensitivity Level
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The current sensitivity level is displayed
with letters “LE” and a Number 01
through 05, with Number 05 being the
most sensitive level and Number 01
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/Lock button to enter
the selected setting and proceed to
other functions.
b. Press the Enter/Hi•Low button to
enter the selected setting and return
to Standby mode.
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10 Memory Locations
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Your microTALK® radio has 10 Memory Locations for storing
your most frequently used channels and channel/privacy code
combinations. These Memory Locations can be selected individually
or can be scanned. (See page 16 for memory location scan.)
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1. Press the Mode/Lock button until the
Memory icon and the memory location
flash on the display.
2. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down
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button to select the memory location
(0 through 9).
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If a location has been programmed
before, its associated channel/privacy
code will be shown on the display.
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3. Press the Enter/Hi•Low button to enter
a new memory location or edit an already
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programmed memory location. The channel
numbers will flash on the display.
4. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down
button to select a channel (1 through 22).
5. Press the Enter/Hi•Low button. The privacy
code numbers will flash on the display.
6. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down
button to select a privacy code (00 to 38).
7. Choose one of the following:
a. Press the Enter/Hi•Low button to enter the channel/privacy
code in the selected memory location and return to the
beginning of memory location options.
b. Press the Mode/Lock button to enter the channel/privacy
code in the selected memory location and proceed to other
functions on the channel/privacy code displayed before
you entered mode functions.
c. Press the Talk button to enter the channel/privacy code in
the selected memory location and return to Standby mode
on the selected memory location.
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While setting a memory location, if you do not press any buttons
for 15 seconds, your radio will automatically return to Standby
mode on the channel/privacy code displayed before you entered
mode functions.
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stored memory
channel location:
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Press
the
Mode/Lock
button until the Memory
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icon and the memory location number flash
on the display.
2. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down
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button to
select a memory
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before, its associated channel/privacy
code will be shown on the display.
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3. Press the Talk button to return to Standby
mode on the selected memory location.
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A memory location can be reprogrammed
at any time it is displayed. Press the
Enter/Hi•Low button to begin.
While recalling a stored memory location,
if you do not press any buttons for 15 seconds,
your radio will automatically return to Standby
mode on the channel/privacy code displayed
before you entered mode functions.
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To de-program a memory location:
1. Press the Mode/Lock button until the
Memory icon and the memory location
flash on the display.
2. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down
button to select the memory location
(0 through 9).
If a location has been programmed
before, its associated channel/privacy
code will be shown on the display.
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3. Press the Enter/Hi•Low button. The channel
numbers will flash on the display.
4. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down
button to select Channel 0.
5. Choose one of the following:
a. Press the Enter/Hi•Low button to enter
the channel/privacy code in the selected
memory location and return to the
beginning of memory location options.
b. Press the Mode/Lock button to
enter the channel/privacy code in
the selected memory location and
proceed to other functions on the
channel/privacy code displayed
before you entered mode functions.
While de-programming a memory location,
if you do not press any buttons for 15 seconds,
your radio will automatically return to Standby
mode on the channel/privacy code displayed
before you entered mode functions.
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Your microTALK
radio can automatically
scan channels.
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scan
channels:
Mode/Lock Button
1. Press the Mode/Lock button until the
Scan icon and the channel numbers
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flash on the display.
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2. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down
Scanning Channels
button to begin scanning channels.
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The radio ignores specific privacy
codes while scanning 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.
While setting channel scan, if you do not
press any buttons for 15 seconds, your radio
will automatically return to Standby mode on
the channel or channel/privacy code displayed
before you entered mode functions.
During channel scan (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.
If you press the Talk button while scanning,
but more than 10 seconds after receiving a
transmission, you will transmit on the channel
on which you last received a transmission.
This will return the radio to Standby mode.
If you do not press any button within
10 seconds after receiving a scanned
transmission, your radio will automatically
resume scanning channels.
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During channel scan (while not receiving a transmission),
you can choose from the following:
a. Press and hold the Talk button to communicate on the
channel or channel/privacy code that was displayed before
you entered mode functions or the channel on which, during
scanning, you last received a transmission. This will then
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return the radio to Standby mode.
b. Press the Mode/Lock button to proceed to set privacy
code scan on the channel that was either displayed before
you entered mode functions or on which, during channel
scanning, you last received a transmission (see below for
further details).
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c. Press the Enter/Hi•Low button to return to Standby mode
on the channel/privacy code that was displayed before you
entered mode functions or the channel on which, during
scanning, you last received a transmission.
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Your microTALK® radio can automatically scan the Privacy Codes
(01 through 38) within one channel.
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.
Mode/Lock Button
2. Press the Mode/Lock button until the
Scan icon and the privacy code numbers
flash on the display.
3. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down
Scan Privacy Codes
button to begin scanning privacy codes
within the channel you selected.
The Scan icon will continue to be displayed
when privacy code scan is on. Your radio will
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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.
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While setting privacy code scan, if you do not press any buttons
for 15 seconds, your radio will automatically return to Standby
mode on the channel/privacy code that was displayed before
you entered mode functions.
During privacy code scan (while receiving an incoming
transmission), you can choose from the following:
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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 press the Talk button while
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10 seconds after receiving a transmission, you will transmit
on the channel/privacy code on which you last received a
transmission. This will then return the radio to Standby mode.
If you do not press any button within 10 seconds, your
radio will automatically resume scanning privacy codes.
During privacy code scan (while not receiving a transmission),
you can choose from the following:
a. Press and hold the Talk button to communicate on
the channel/privacy code that was displayed before you
entered mode functions or the channel/privacy code on
which, during scanning, you last received a transmission.
This will return the radio to Standby mode.
b. Press the Mode/Lock button to proceed to set memory
location scan (see page 16 for further details).
c. Press the Enter/Hi•Low button to return to Standby
mode on the channel/privacy code that was displayed
before you entered mode functions or the channel/
privacy code on which, during scanning, you last
received a transmission.
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Memory Location Scan
Your microTALK® radio can automatically scan up to
10 programmed Memory Locations.
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If there are one or fewer memory locations
programmed in your radio, the scan memory
locations option will not be available. To program
at least two memory locations, see program
memory locations on page 10.
To scan memory locations:
1. Press the Mode/Lock button until the Scan
icon, Memory icon and the memory location
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number flash on the display.
Scanning Locations 2. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down
button to begin scanning memory locations.
The Scan icon and the Memory icon will
continue to be displayed when memory
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location scan is on. Your radio will continue
to scan memory locations and stop if an
incoming transmission is detected. Your
radio will remain on that memory location
for 10 seconds.
While setting memory location scan, if you
do not press any buttons for 15 seconds,
your radio will automatically return to
Standby mode on the channel/privacy code
displayed before you entered mode functions.
During memory location scan (while receiving an Incoming
transmission), you can choose from the following:
a. Press and hold the Talk button to communicate on that
memory location. Your radio will remain on that memory
location and return to Standby mode.
b. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down button to resume
scanning memory locations.
Mode/Lock Button
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If you press the Talk button while scanning, but more than
10 seconds after receiving a transmission, you will transmit on
the memory location on which, during scanning, you last received
a transmission. This will return the radio to Standby mode.
If you do not press any button within 10 seconds, your radio
will automatically resume scanning memory locations.
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During memory location scan (while not receiving a
transmission), you can choose from the following:
a. Press and hold the Talk button to communicate on the
channel/privacy code that was displayed before you entered
mode functions or memory location on which, during
scanning, you last received
a transmission. This will
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then return the radio to Standby mode.
b. Press the Mode/Lock button to proceed to other functions.
c. Press the Enter/Hi•Low button to return to Standby mode
on the channel/privacy code that was displayed before you
entered mode functions or the memory location on which,
during scanning, you last received a transmission.
To reduce the number of memory locations being scanned,
you may de-program any unwanted locations. (See page 12
to de-program a memory location.)
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VibrAlert and Call Tones
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Your microTALK® radio can alert you to incoming signals by
sounding an audible call tone, by vibrating silently or both.
To change call settings:
VibrAlert + Ring
Mode/Lock Button
1. Press the Mode/Lock
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button until the Call Setting
icon flashes on the display.
The current setting (“01”
VibrAlert Only
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vibrate + ring, “02” vibrate
only or “03” ring only)
is displayed.
2. Press the Channel Up or
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Ring Only
Channel Down button to
change the call setting.
3. Choose one of the following:
a. Press the Mode/Lock
button to enter the new setting
and proceed to other functions.
b. Press the Enter/Hi•Low button to enter the
new setting and return to Standby mode.
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You can choose from 10 different call tone settings to transmit
a unique call alert.
To change a call tone setting:
Mode/Lock Button
1. Press the Mode button until the letter “C” and
the current call tone number (01 through 10)
is displayed.
2. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down
Call Tone Setting
button to hear the other call tone settings.
3. Choose one of the following:
a. Press the Mode/Lock button to enter the
new setting and proceed to other functions.
Channel Buttons
b. Press the Enter/Hi•Low button to enter the
new setting and return to Standby mode.
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Roger Beep Confirmation Tone
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Roger Beep is an audible tone that your listener will hear 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/Lock Button
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Press the Mode button until the Roger Beep
icon flashes on the display. The current on
or off setting is displayed.
2. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down
Roger Beep On
button to select roger beep on or off.
3. Choose one of the following:
a. PressNotice
the Mode/Lock button to enter
the new setting and proceed to other
Channel Buttons
functions.
b. Press the Enter/Hi•Low button to enter the
new setting and return to Standby mode.
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With Keystroke Tones turned on, your radio will sound
beeps each time you press a button or change a setting.
To change keystroke tones:
Mode/Lock Button
1. Press the Mode/Lock button until the
Keystroke Tones icon flashes on the display.
The current on or off setting is displayed.
Keystroke Tones On 2. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down
button to turn keystroke tones on or off.
3. Choose one of the following:
a. Press the Mode/Lock button to enter the
new setting and return to Standby mode.
Channel Buttons
b. Press the Enter/Hi•Low button to enter the
new setting and return to Standby mode.
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General Specifications
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Introduction
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.
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FRS/GMRS
FRS/GMRS
FRS/GMRS
FRS/GMRS
FRS/GMRS
FRS/GMRS
FRS/GMRS
FRS
FRS
FRS
FRS
FRS
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GMRS
GMRS
GMRS
GMRS
GMRS
GMRS
GMRS
11
8
12
9
13
10
14
15
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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
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
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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
Intro
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
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could damageAssistance
the transmitter and may violate FCC regulations.
Normal Position
Hold the transmitter approximately two inches from your face and
speak in a normal voice, with the antenna pointed up and away.
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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.
Notice
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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 directedNotice
to the FCC at 888-CALL-FCC.
Additional information is available on the FCC’s website at www.fcc.gov.
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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.
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
B
Customer
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
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FRS/GMRS Frequency
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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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Product Service Questions,
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Product Service Questions
If you have any questions about operation or installing
your new Cobra product, or if you are missing parts…
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.
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1) For warranty repair include some form of proof-of-purchase,
such as a mechanical reproduction or carbon of a sales receipt.
If you send the original receipt, it cannot be returned.
2) Send the entire product.
3) Enclose a description of what is happening with the radio.
Include a typed or clearly printed name and address of where
the radio 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 in warranty, upon receipt of your radio it will
either 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.
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Limited One-Year Warranty
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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
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consumer purchase. This
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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 Notice
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.
For Products Purchased Outside the U.S.A.
Trademark Acknowledgement
Please contact your local dealer for product service information.
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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