Cobra Electronics MR HH400X VP Portable Radio User Manual

Nothing comes close to a Cobra®
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A1 English
Printed in China Part No. 480-186-P
© 2004 Cobra® Electronics Corporation
6500 West Cortland Street
Chicago, Illinois 60707 USA
www.cobra.com
MR HH400X VP
Contact your local dealer
For assistance outside the U.S.A.
VHF MARINE RADIO
Technical assistance English only.
www.cobra.com (on-line: Frequently Asked Questions).
English and Spanish. productinfo@cobra.com (e-mail).
Questions English and Spanish.
Faxes can be received at 773-622-2269 (fax).
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Warning English and Spanish.
Notice assistance
Customer
operators
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. CT Mon. through Fri. (except holidays) 773-889-3087 (phone).
Manual del propietario
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24 hours a day, 7 days a week 773-889-3087 (phone).
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For assistance in the U.S.A.
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Should you encounter any problems with this product, or not understand
its many features, please refer to this owner’s manual. If you require further
assistance after reading this manual, Cobra® Electronics offers the following
Customer
Installationassistance services:
customer
Assistance
Agradecimiento y asistencia
al cliente
Introducción
Intro
Operation
Customer
Assistance
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Gracias por adquirir un radio VHF CobraMarine™.
Este producto Cobra® le brindará muchos años
de servicio sin problemas si lo usa correctamente.
Customer
Cómo funciona el Installation
radio VHF
CobraMarine™
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Este radio esSecondary
un transceptor
portátil alimentado con baterías para uso a bordo de
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una embarcación. El mismo permite la comunicación bidireccional, tanto entre una
embarcación y otra como entre una embarcación y la costa, principalmente para fines
de seguridad aunque también para fines de navegación y operación. Con este radio
usted puede pedir ayuda, recibir información proveniente de la tripulación de otras
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embarcaciones, hablarle a operadores de esclusas y puentes levadizos, y realizar llamadas
radiotelefónicas a cualquier parte del mundo a través de un operador marítimo.
Además de permitir comunicaciones bidireccionales, el radio puede proporcionar un
acceso rápido para recepción de los 10 canales de información meteorológica de la
Administración nacional del océano y la atmósfera (NOAA, National Oceanographic and
Atmospheric Administration), y avisarle sobre emergencias relacionadas con mal
tiempo mediante un tono recibido en un canal meteorológico que usted selecciona de
acuerdo a su área.
Asistencia al cliente
Intro
Operation
Customer
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Customer
assistance
Assistance
Intro
Operation
Customer
Assistance
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Asistencia al cliente
Customer Assistance
Besides 2-way communications, the radio can provide quick access to receive
all ten (10) NOAA (National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration)
weather channels and alert you to weather emergencies with a tone on a
weather channel you can select for your area.
Si se le presenta algún problema con este producto o tiene dificultad para entender
alguna de sus funciones, consulte el manual del propietario. Si no encuentra la
Customer
respuesta
después
de consultar el manual, Cobra® Electronics ofrece los siguientes
Installation
Assistance
servicios de asistencia al cliente:
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Para obtener asistencia en EE.UU.
Sistema de ayuda automatizada Inglés solamente.
Las 24 horas del día, los 7 días de la semana; teléfono +1 773 889 3087.
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This radio isSecondary
a battery
powered portable transceiver for use afloat. It gives you
2-way vessel-to-vessel and vessel-to-shore station communications, primarily
for safety and secondarily for navigation and operational purposes. With it, you
can call for help, get information from other boaters, talk to lock or bridge tenders,
and make radiotelephone calls
in the
world through a marine operator.
Notice to anywhere
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Warning
Impreso en China Nº de pieza 480-186-P
Owner’s Manual
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radio works
How your CobraMarine™ VHF
Installation
Customer
Thank you for purchasing a CobraMarine™ VHF radio.
Properly used, this Cobra® product will give you
many years of reliable service.
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Introduction
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Assistance
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Our Thanks to You and
Customer Assistance
Notice
Operadores
de Caution
asistenciaWarning
al cliente Inglés y español.
9:00 a. m. a 7:00 p. m. (hora estándar del Este de EE.UU.), de lunes a viernes
(excepto días feriados); teléfono +1 773 889 3087.
Preguntas Inglés y español.
Para comunicarse por fax llame al número +1 773 622 2269.
Asistencia técnica Inglés solamente.
www.cobra.com [en línea: Frequently Asked Questions (preguntas frecuentes)].
Inglés y español. productinfo@cobra.com (correo electrónico).
RADIO VHF PARA SERVICIO MARÍTIMO
MR HH400X VP
Nada se compara a Cobra®
Para obtener asistencia fuera de los EE.UU.
Comuníquese con el concesionario local.
© 2004 Cobra® Electronics Corporation
6500 West Cortland Street
Chicago, Illinois 60707 USA
www.cobra.com
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Español
Controles e indicadores del radio
Introducción
Intro
Antena
Pantalla de cristal líquido y
características del producto
Introducción
Operation
Customer
Assistance
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Pieza de enganche
de la pinza para
el cinturón
Intro
Operation
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Assistance
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Pantalla de cristal líquido (LCD) iluminada
Perilla de reducción
de ruido de fondo
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Notice
Caution
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Icono de triple
vigilancia
Customer
Assistance
Perilla de encendido,
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apagado y volumen
Icono
de rastreo
Customer
Assistance
Números
de canal
Iconos de alta
y baja potencia
Icono de canal
meteorológico
Icono de
transmisión
Botón de luz de
fondo y bloqueo
de teclas
Warning
Notice
Botón de
transmisión
Icono de aviso
meteorológico
Compartimiento
de baterías
Botones
de
selección
de canal
Conector
de correa para
la muñeca
Botón de
meteorología/UIC
Botón
de memoria
Botón
de rastreo
Caution
Iconos de
intensidad
de la señal
recibida
Warning
Icono
de bloqueo
de botones
Iconos de mapa
de canales
activos U-I-C
Icono
de carga de
las baterías
Número
de ubicación
de memoria
Icono de
operación
símplex
Icono de
memoria
Características del producto
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Rastreo/rastreo de memoria
Le permite rastrear todos los canales o hasta
10 ubicaciones de memoria seleccionadas
para encontrar conversaciones.
Canales de EE.UU., Canadá e internacionales Bloqueo de botones
Permite el funcionamiento en cualquiera
Al seleccionar esta función se evita la
de los tres diferentes mapas de canales
modificación accidental de la configuración.
establecidos para estas áreas.
10 canales meteorológicos de la NOAA
Acceso instantáneo a todos los canales
meteorológicos nacionales, las 24 horas
del día.
Aviso meteorológico de emergencia
Puede avisarle mediante un tono audible y
una alarma visible si el estado del tiempo
representa un peligro en las cercanías.
Impermeable
Sumergible en agua hasta una profundidad
de un metro durante 30 minutos; satisface
la norma JIS7.
Acceso instantáneo al canal 16/9
Acceso instantáneo al canal prioritario 16 y
al canal de llamada 9.
Triple vigilancia
Le permite monitorear tres canales a la vez: el
canal 16 y dos canales programables por el
usuario.
Se incluyen seis baterías AA recargables
de NiMH
Permiten una mayor autonomía si se les
compara con las baterías alcalinas, y no
presentan efecto de memoria.
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Botón de alta y
baja potencia
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Memory
Location
Number
Received
Signal
Strength
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Warning
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Assistance
Dos niveles de potencia
Potencia de salida seleccionable entre uno y
cinco vatios para llamadas cercanas o
distantes.
Six AA Rechargeable
NiMH Batteries Included
Provides extended operating time compared
to alkaline batteries with no memory effect.
Cargador de tipo receptáculo para
escritorio, de 120V/12V (incluido)
Le permite cargar las baterías dentro del radio,
ya sea en la casa, en el automóvil o en el bote.
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Pantalla de
cristal líquido
iluminada
Waterproof
Submersible to one meter of water
for 30 minutes — meets JIS7 Standards.
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Altoparlante
y micrófono
Tri-Watch
Lets you monitor three channels
at once — Channel 16 and two user
programmable channels.
Button Lock
Prevents accidental changes to your
settings when you set this feature.
Channel Scan/Memory Scan
Lets you scan through all channels or
up to 10 selected memory locations
to find conversations in progress.
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U-I-C Active
Channel Map
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High/Low
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Channel
Numbers
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Backlit LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) screen
Introduction
Botón de acceso
instantáneo al
canal 16/9
Emergency Weather Alert
Can alert you with an audible tone
and visual alarm if threatening weather
is nearby.
Belt Clip
Engagement
Knob
Botón de triple
vigilancia
Tri-Watch
Button
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Contactos
de carga
Instant Channel 16/9
Instant access to priority Channel 16
and calling Channel 9.
USA/International/Canada Channels
Allows operation on any of the three
different channel maps established for
these areas.
Dual Power
Selectable to one or five watts
output power for near or distant calling.
Product Features
Memory Icon
Battery
Power Icon
Notice
Scan
Icon
Customer
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Customer
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10 NOAA Weather Channels
Instant access to all of the national
weather channels, 24 hours a day.
Scan
Button
Memory
Button
Wrist
Strap
Connector
Warning
Transmit
Icon
Weather
Channel
Icon
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Operation
Backlit LCD Screen
and Product Features
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A2 English
Drop-in 120v/12v Desk Charger Included
Lets you charge the batteries right in the radio
— at home, in your car, or in your boat.
Instant
Channel
16/9 Button
Charging
Contacts
Speaker/
Microphone
Backlit
LCD Screen
High/Low
Power Button
Weather/
UIC Button
Channel
Up/Down
Buttons
Battery
Compartment
Caution
Button
Lock
Icon
Weather
Alert Icon
Talk
Button
Notice
Backlight/
Key Lock
Button
On-Off Power/
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Volume Knob
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Tri Watch Icon
Squelch
Knob
Intro
Antenna
Introduction
Radio Controls
and Indicators
Table of Contents
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Introduction
Our Thanks To You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A1
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Operation
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Installation Warranty
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Radio Controls
And Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A2
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Backlit
LCD Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3
Product Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3
Important
Safety
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Customer
Installation
Assistance
Recommendations For Marine Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
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Customer
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Caution
Warning
VHF Marine Radio Protocols
FCC Licensing Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Customer
Warranty Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
VHF
Marine Radio
Assistance
Voice
Calling Caution
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Notice
Radiotelephone Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Emergency Messages And Distress Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Customer
VHF
Marine Channel Assignments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Assistance
Customer
Warranty
Assistance
NOAA
Weather Channels And Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
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Included In This Package . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Customer
Antenna,
Wrist Strap, And Belt Clip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Assistance
Caution
Batteries
andWarning
Charger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
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Operating Your Radio
Intro
Operation
Notice
Installation
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Standby/Receive
Customer
WarrantyAnd Transmit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Assistance
CautionAll Hazards/Weather
Warning
NOAA
Radio And Alerts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Advanced Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Customer
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Troubleshooting
Assistance
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
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Limited 3-Year Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
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ssistance
Warranty
Notice
Operation
Customer
Assistance
Customer Service
Caution
Warning
Product Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Order
Form And Optional Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
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ssistance
Nothing comes close to a Cobra®
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Intro
Important Safety Information
Introduction
Intro
Operation
Customer
Assistance
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Customer
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of this radio, it must be assembled and used properly.
Please
read the assembly and operating instructions carefully before assembling
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and using it. Special attention must be paid to the WARNING and CAUTION
statements in this manual.
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Caution
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Notice
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Operation
The following WARNINGS and CAUTIONS will make you aware of RF exposure
hazards and how to assure you operate the radio within the FCC RF exposure
limits established for it.
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Warning and caution statements
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Important Safety Information
Introduction
Installation
Before assembling and using your CobraMarine™ VHF radio,
Warranty please read these general precautions and warnings.
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Important Safety Information
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ce
Operation
Warning
WARNING
Statements identify conditions that could result in personal injury or loss of life.
Caution
Warning
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Assistance
WARNING
™
Your CobraMarine
radio generates electromagnetic RF (radio frequency)
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energy when it is transmitting. To ensure that you and those around you are
not exposed to excessive amounts of that energy (beyond FCC allowable
limits for occupational use):
Warning
ALWAYS hold the radio,Notice
especiallyCaution
the antenna,
at least two (2) inches
[five (5) cm] away from you when you are transmitting.
NEVER allow the antenna to touch any part of your body when transmitting.
Warning
Caution
CAUTION
Statements identify conditions that could cause damage to the radio
Warning equipment.
or other
Safety training information
This CobraMarine™ radio is designed for and classified as “Occupational Use Only.”
It must only be used in the course of employment by individuals aware of both the
hazards and the ways to minimize those hazards. This radio is NOT intended for
use in an uncontrolled environment by the “General Population.”
This radio has been tested and complies with the FCC RF exposure limits for
“Occupational Use Only.” This CobraMarine™ VHF radio also complies with the
following guidelines and standards regarding RF energy and electromagnetic
energy levels as well as evaluation of those levels for human exposure:
■ FCC OET Bulletin 65 Edition 97-01 Supplement C, Evaluating Compliance with
FCC Guidelines for Human Exposure to Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields.
■ American National Standards Institute (C95.1-1992), IEEE Standard for Safety
Levels with Respect to Human Exposure to Radio Frequency Electromagnetic
Fields, 3 kHz to 300 GHz.
■ American National Standards Institute (C95.3-1992), IEEE Recommended
Practice for the Measurement of Potentially Hazardous Electromagnetic
Fields — RF and Microwave.
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KEEP the radio and antenna at least as far from bystanders as from yourself.
DO NOT operate the radio without the supplied antenna or a Cobra® authorized
replacement attachment. In addition to the RF energy exposure hazard, doing
so may damage the radio.
DO NOT transmit more than 50% of the time the radio is in use — 50%
duty cycle. The radio is transmitting when the Talk button is pressed and
the Transmit icon shows on the LCD screen.
ALWAYS use only Cobra® authorized accessories (antennas, batteries,
belt clips, etc.).
DO NOT operate the radio where RF energy generated during transmission
may cause electromagnetic interference or incompatibility with other devices
or systems. This includes aircraft, blasting sites, and hospitals.
TURN OFF the radio in explosive atmospheres and where signs are posted
prohibiting radio transmissions.
Failure to observe any of these warnings may cause you to exceed
FCC RF exposure limits or create other dangerous conditions.
Nothing comes close to a Cobra®
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Intro
Caution
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Introduction
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CAUTION
Your
radio is waterproof only when the antenna and batteries
Warning
are properly installed.
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Assistance
AVOID using or storing the radio at temperatures below -4˚F (-20˚C)
or aboveSecondary
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(60˚C).
KEEP your radio at least three (3) feet (0.9 m) away from your
vessel’s magnetic navigation compass.
DO NOT attempt to service
partsWarning
yourself. Have any
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Notice any internal
necessary service performed by a qualified technician.
This radio is supplied with six (6) NiMH (Nickel-Metal Hydride)
rechargeable batteries.
■
Use only the Cobra® charger to recharge NiMH batteries in the radio.
■
Do not short circuit the battery pack.
■
When replacing the batteries, dispose of the old batteries
properly. NiMH batteries may explode if disposed of in a fire.
Changes or modifications to your radio MAY VOID its compliance with
FCC rules and make it illegal to use.
Recommendations for
Marine Communication
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Recommendations for Marine Communication
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The frequencies your radio uses are set aside to enhance safety afloat and for vessel
navigation and operational messages over a range suitable for nearshore voyages. If the
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five (5) watt maximum output
Installationof your radio isn’t sufficient for the distances you travel
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from the coast, consider installing a CobraMarine™ fixed mount radio with up to 25 watts
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of output power. (Visit www.cobra.com or your local dealer for model availability.)
If you will be going far offshore, you should consider adding even more powerful
radio equipment such as HF single side band or satellite radio for your vessel.
The U.S. Coast Guard doesNotice
not endorse
cellularWarning
telephones as substitutes for marine
Caution
radios. They generally cannot communicate with rescue vessels and, if you make a
distress call on a cellular telephone, only the party you call will be able to hear you.
Additionally, cellular telephones may have limited coverage over water and can be
hard to locate. If you don’t know where you are, the Coast Guard will have difficulty
finding you if you’re using a cellular telephone.
However,
cellular telephones can have a place on board where cellular coverage
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is available — to allow social conversations and keep the marine frequencies
uncluttered and available for their intended uses.
VHF Marine Radio Protocols
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Customer
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Assistance
FCC LICENSING INFORMATION
CobraMarine™ VHF radios comply with the FCC (Federal Communication
Commission) requirements that regulate the Maritime Radio Service.
The radio operates
on allCustomer
currently allocated marine channels and is switchable for
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use according to U.S.A., International, or Canadian regulations. It features instant
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access
to emergency Channel 16 and calling Channel 9 as well as NOAA (National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) All Hazards Radio with Alert that can be
accessed by pressing one (1) key.
Station license
Notice
Caution
•
Warning
An FCC ship station license is no longer required for any vessel traveling in U.S.A.
waters which uses a VHF marine radio, RADAR, or EPIRB (Emergency Position
Indicating Radio Beacon), and which is not required to carry radio equipment.
However, any vessel required to carry a marine radio on an international voyage,
carrying a HF single side band radiotelephone, or carrying a marine satellite
terminal must obtain a station license.
FCC license forms and applications for ship and land stations can be downloaded
through the Internet at www.fcc.gov/forms. Forms can also be obtained by calling
the FCC at 888-225-5322.
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VHF Marine Radio Protocols
Intro
Operation
FCC Licensing Information
Customer
Assistance
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Maintain your watch
Canadian ship station license
This portable VHF radiotelephone is suitable ONLY for voluntary carriage onboard
Canadian ships NOT subject to the Ship Station (Radio) Regulations, 1999. You may
need a license if your vessel is operated in Canadian waters. Please contact the
nearest field office or write: Industry of Canada, Radio Regulatory Branch,
Attn: DOSP,
300Warranty
Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0C8.
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User responsibility and operating locations
All users are responsible for observing domestic and foreign government regulations
and are
subject to severe penalties for violations. The VHF frequencies on your radio
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are reserved for marine use and require a special license to operate from land,
including when your boat is on its trailer.
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Notice
NOTE
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is
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Warning
subject to the following two (2) 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 80 of the
FCC Rules, or violation of type acceptance requirements of part 2 of the rules.
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Customer
If your vessel will be entering the sovereign waters of a country other than the
U.S.A. or Canada, you should contact that country’s communications regulatory
Customer
authority for licensing
information.
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Currently, the FCC does not require recreational boaters to have a license.
The United States Coast Guard recommends that the boat’s registration
number and state of registry (e.g., Illinois 1234 AB) be used as a call sign
and be clearly visible
on the
vessel. Warning
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Radio
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VHF Marine Radio Protocols
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VHF Marine Radio
Procedures
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Whenever your boat is underway, the radio must be turned On and
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be tuned to Channel
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Power
Try one (1) watt first if the station being called is within a few miles.
If there is no answer, switch to a higher power. This will conserve your
battery and minimize interference to other users.
Notice
Caution
Warning
Calling coast stations
Call a coast station on its assigned channel. You may use Channel 16
when you do not know the assigned channel.
Calling other vessels
Call other vessels on Channel 16 or on Channel 9. (Channel 9 is preferred
for recreational vessel use.) You may also call on ship-to-ship channels
when you know that the vessel is listening on a ship-to-ship channel.
Limits on calling
You must not call the same station for more than 30 seconds at a time.
If you do not get a reply, wait at least two (2) minutes before calling again.
After three (3) calling periods, wait at least 15 minutes before calling again.
Change channels
After contacting another station on a calling channel, change immediately
to a channel which is available for the type of message you want to send.
Station identification
Identify, in English, your station by your FCC call sign, ship name, the state registration
number, or other official number at both the beginning and end of each message.
Prohibited communications
You MUST NOT transmit:
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False distress or emergency messages.
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Messages containing obscene, indecent, or profane words or meaning.
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General calls, signals, or messages (messages not addressed to a particular
station) on Channel 16, except in an emergency or if you are testing your radio.
■
When you are on land.
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VHF Marine Radio Protocols
Intro
Operation
Customer
Assistance
Intro
Voice Calling
Main Icons
VHF Marine Radio Protocols
Operation
Voice calling
Customer
Assistance
Warranty
Intro
To call another vessel or a shore installation such as a lock or bridge tender:
Installation
■
■
Operation
Customer
Assistance
Select Channel 16 and listen to make sure it is not being used.
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NOTE
Channel 9 may be used by recreational vessels for general-purpose
Caution
Warning
calling. This frequency should be used whenever possible to relieve
congestion on
ChannelCaution
16.
Warning
Notice
Notice
Installation
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■
When the channel is quiet, press the Talk button and call the ship you wish to
call. (Hold the microphone a few inches from your face and speak directly into
it in a normal tone of voice — clearly and distinctly.) Say “[name of station
being called] THIS IS [your vessel’s name or call sign].”
■
Once contact is made on the calling channel, you must switch to
a proper working channel. See the channel listing on pages 14 through 15.
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Operation
Customer
Warranty
Assistance
Radiotelephone calls
•
Intro
Customer
Assistance sure your radio is On.
Make
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dary Icons
Radiotelephone Calls
Warranty
Notice
Boaters may make and receive radiotelephone calls to and from any number on the
Customer
Warranty
telephone
network by using the services of public coast stations. Calls can be made
Assistance
Customer
— for a fee —Installation
between your
radio and telephones on land, sea, and in the air. See
Assistance
pages 14 through 23 for the public correspondence (marine operator) channels.
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Customer If you plan to use these services, consider registering with the operator of the
Assistance
public coast station that you plan to work through. Those services can provide
you with detailed information and procedures to follow.
Caution
•
Caution
Warning
Notice
CAUTION
You may disclose privileged information during a radiotelephone call.
Warning
Keep
in mind that your transmission is NOT private, as it is on a regular
telephone. Both sides of the conversation are being broadcast and can be
heard by anyone who has a radio and tunes to the channel you are using.
For Example
The vessel Corsair calling the vessel Vagabond:
Intro
“Vagabond,
this is Corsair.”
Corsair:
Warranty
Customer
Operation
Assistance
Vagabond: “Corsair, this is Vagabond. Reply 72 (or any proper working channel).”
Corsair: “72” or “Roger”
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Notice
8
Customer
Assistance
After communications are completed, each vessel must sign off with its
call sign or vessel name and switch to Channel 16.
NOTE
For best sound quality at the station you are calling, hold the microphone
Caution
Warning
on the front of the radio at least two (2) inches [five (5) cm] from your mouth
and slightly off to one (1) side. Speak in a normal tone of voice.
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VHF Marine Radio Protocols
Intro
Operation
Emergency Messages
and Distress Procedure
Customer
Assistance
VHF Marine Radio Protocols
Warranty
Emergency messages and distress procedure
The ability to summon assistance in an emergency is the primary reason
to have a VHF marine radio. The marine environment can be unforgiving,
and what may Installation
initially beCustomer
a minor problem can rapidly develop into a
Assistance
situation beyond your control.
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The Coast Guard monitors Channel 16, responds to all distress calls,
and coordinates all search and rescue efforts. Depending on the availability
of other capable vessels or commercial assistance operators in your vicinity,
Coast Guard or Coast Guard Auxiliary craft may be dispatched.
Caution
Warning
Notice
In any event, do communicate with the Coast Guard as soon as you experience
difficulties and before your situation becomes an emergency. Use the emergency
message procedures only after your situation has become grave or you are faced
with a sudden danger threatening life or property and requiring immediate help.
If you are merely out of gas, do not send an emergency message. Drop your
anchor and call a friend or marina to bring the fuel you need or give you a tow.
Intro
•
Operation
Emergency Messages
and Distress Procedure
Customer
Warranty
Marine emergencyAssistance
signals
The three (3) spoken international emergency signals are:
MAYDAY
Customer
Installation
The distress signal
MAYDAY
is used to indicate that a station is threatened
Assistance
by grave and imminent danger and requests immediate assistance.
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PAN PAN
The urgency signal PAN PAN is used when the safety of the vessel
or person is in Notice
jeopardy. Caution
(This signalWarning
is properly pronounced pahn-pahn.)
SECURITE
The safety signal SECURITE is used for messages about the safety of navigation or
important weather warnings. (This signal is properly pronounced see-cure-it-tay.)
When using an international emergency signal, the appropriate
signal is to be spoken three (3) times prior to the message.
If you hear a distress call
You must give any message beginning with one (1) of these signals
priority over any other messages. ALL stations MUST remain silent on
Channel 16 for the duration of the emergency unless the message relates
directly to the emergency.
If you hear a distress message from a vessel, stand by your radio.
If it is not answered, YOU should answer. If the distressed vessel is
not nearby, wait a short time for others who may be closer to acknowledge.
Even if you cannot render direct assistance, you may be in a position to
relay the message.
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VHF Marine Radio Protocols
Intro
Operation
Emergency Messages
and Distress Procedure
Customer
Assistance
Warranty
Speak slowly — clearly — calmly.
1. Make sure your radio is On.
Customer
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Installation
Customer
“Mayday — Mayday — Assistance
Mayday”
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3.
Press Talk button and say:
“MAYDAY — MAYDAY — MAYDAY.”
(Or “PAN PAN — PAN PAN — PAN PAN,”
or “SECURITE — SECURITE — SECURITE.”)
Caution
Operation
For Example
Customer
Assistance
2. Select VHF Channel 16.
Notice
Intro
Assistance
Keep the radio nearby. Even
after your message has been received, the Coast Guard
can find you more quickly if you can transmit a signal for a rescue boat to hone in on.
Marine distress procedure
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VHF Marine Radio Protocols
Emergency Messages
and Distress Procedure
Warning
4. Say:
“THIS IS [your vessel name or call sign].”
5. Say:
“MAYDAY (or “PAN PAN” or “SECURITE”)
[your vessel name or call sign].
“This is Corsair — Corsair — Corsair” [or “Illinois 1234 AB” three (3) times]
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“Mayday Corsair (or Illinois 1234 AB)”
“Navy Pier bears 220 degrees magnetic — distance five (5) miles”
Caution
Warning
Notice
“Struck submerged
object
and flooding
— need pump and tow”
“Four adults, three children aboard — no one injured”
“Estimate we will remain afloat one-half (1⁄2) hour”
“Corsair (or Illinois 1234 AB) is 26 foot sloop with blue hull and tan deck house”
“I will be listening on Channel 16”
6. Tell where you are:
(what navigational aids or landmarks are near).
7. State the nature of your distress.
8. State the kind of assistance needed.
9. Give number of persons aboard and conditions of any injured.
“This is Corsair (or Illinois 1234 AB)”
“Over”
It is a good idea to write out a script of the message form and post it where you
and others on your vessel can see it when an emergency message needs to be sent.
10. Estimate present seaworthiness of your vessel.
11. Briefly describe your vessel (length, type, color, hull).
12. Say:
“I WILL BE LISTENING ON CHANNEL 16.”
13. End message by saying:
“THIS IS [your vessel name or call sign] OVER.”
14. Release Talk button and listen. Someone should answer.
If not, repeat the call, beginning at item 3 above.
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VHF Marine Radio Protocols
Intro
Operation
VHF Marine
Channel Assignments
Customer
Assistance
VHF Marine Radio Protocols
Warranty
VHF marine channel assignments
Intro
Warranty
Channels 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 84, 84A, 85, 85A, 86, 86A, 87, 87A, 88*
For calls to marine operators at public coast stations. You can make and receive
Customerstations.
telephone callsInstallation
through these
Assistance
Port
Operations
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Channels 1A*, 5A*, 12*, 14*, 20A, 63A*, 65A, 66A, 73, 74, 77*
Used for directing the movement of ships in or near ports, locks, or waterways.
Messages must be about operational handling, movement, and safety of ships.
The following is a brief outline of the channel assignments in the U.S.A.
Channel Map.
Caution
Customer
Assistance
Public Correspondence
(Marine Operator)
•
Three (3) sets of VHF channels have been established for marine use in the U.S.A.,
Canada, and the rest of the world (International). Most of the channels are the same
Customer
for all three (3)Installation
maps, butAssistance
there are definite differences (see table on the following
pages).
Your radio has all three (3) maps built into it and will operate correctly in
Secondary Icons
whichever area you choose.
Notice
Operation
VHF Marine
Channel Assignments
Warning
Caution
Warning
Distress, Safety, And Calling
NavigationalNotice
Channel 16
Getting the attention of another station (calling) or in emergencies
(distress and safety).
Channels 13, 67
Channels are available to all vessels. Messages must be about navigation, including
passing or meeting other vessels. These are also the main working channels for
most locks and drawbridges. You must keep your messages short and power output
at no more than one (1) watt.
Calling
Channel 9
General purpose (non-emergency) calling by non-commercial vessels.
Recreational boaters are urged to use this channel to reduce congestion
on Channel 16.
Maritime Control
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Intership Safety
Channel 6
Ship-to-ship safety messages and for search and rescue messages to
Coast Guard ships and aircraft.
Digital Selective Calling
Intro
Coast Guard Liaison
Channel 22A
To talk to the Coast Guard (non-emergency) after making contact on Channel 16.
Non-Commercial
Channels 68*, 69, 71, 72, 78A, 79A*, 80A*
Working channels for small vessels. Messages must be about needs of the
vessel, such as fishing reports, berthing, and rendezvous. Use Channel 72 only
for ship-to-ship messages.
Channel 17
For talking to vessels and coast stations operated by state or local governments.
Messages must be about regulation and control, boating activities, or assistance.
Channel 70
This channel
is Warranty
set aside for distress, safety, and general calling using only digital
Customer
Assistance
selective
calling techniques. Voice communication is prohibited; your radio cannot
transmit voice messages on this channel.
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Weather
Customer
Installation
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Assistance
Channels Wx 1 Thru 10
Receive-only channels for NOAA weather broadcasts. You cannot transmit on them.
Notice
NOTE
* These channels are restricted to the listed uses in certain parts of
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Warning
the country or for certain types of users only. Consult FCC rules
or a knowledgeable radio operator before using them.
Commercial
Channels 1A, 7A, 8, 9, 10, 11, 18A, 19A, 63A, 67, 72, 79A, 80A, 88A*
Working channels for working ships only. Messages must be about business or
needs of the ship. Use Channels 8, 67, 72, and 88A only for ship-to-ship messages.
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VHF Marine Radio Protocols
Intro
Channel
Number
Operation
•
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•
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Customer
Assistance
•
•
02
03
03A
Customer
Assistance
•
•
Caution
•
05
•
•
07
•
•
Channel
156.050
160.650
01
156.050
156.050
01A
156.100
160.700
156.150
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Operation
•
•
VHF Marine
Channel Assignments
Customer
Assistance
Warranty
Use
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
Customer
Assistance
Port Operations and Commercial, VTS in selected areas
02
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
160.750
03
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
156.150
156.150
03A
156.200
160.800
04
156.200
156.200
04A
156.250
160.850
05
156.250
156.250
05A
156.300
156.300
06
Intership Safety
156.350
160.950
07
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator), Port Operations, Ship Movement
Warning
•
04A
06
Intro
Power
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•
04
05A
•
•
Notice
VHF Marine Radio Protocols
Warranty
Channel Map
Frequency
USA
Int’l Canada Transmit Receive
01
01A
VHF Marine
Channel Assignments
Government
Only
Caution
Notice
Warning
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator), Port Operations, Ship Movement
West Coast (Coast Guard Only); East Coast (Commercial Fishing)
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator), Port Operations, Ship Movement
Port Operations, VTS in selected areas
156.350
07A
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•
•
•
156.350
156.400
156.400
08
Commercial (Intership Only)
156.450
156.450
09
Boater Calling Channel, Non-Commercial (Recreational)
156.500
156.500
10
Commercial
156.550
156.550
11
Commercial, VTS in selected areas
12
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•
•
•
•
•
156.600
156.600
12
Port Operations, VTS in selected areas
13
•
•
•
156.650
156.650
13
Intership Navigation Safety (Bridge-to-Bridge). In U.S. waters,
large vessels maintain a listening watch on this channel.
14
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•
156.700
156.700
14
Port Operations, VTS in selected areas
Rx Only
156.750
15
Environmental (Receive Only). Used by class C EPIRB’s.
156.750
156.750
15
Canada (EPIRB Buoys Only); International (On-Board Communication)
156.800
156.800
16
International Distress, Safety and Calling
156.850
156.850
17
State Controlled (U.S.A. Only)
07A
08
09
10
11
15
15
16
17
16 English
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•
•
•
•
•
•
1 Watt USA and CAN
1 Watt CAN and INT
1 Watt CAN
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VHF Marine Radio Protocols
Intro
Channel
Number
Operation
•
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•
•
•
Notice
20A
24
25
26
27
28
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
60
61
61A
62
62A
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Intro
•
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•
•
•
•
•
Power
Limits
Channel
156.900
161.500
18
156.900
156.900
18A
156.950
161.550
156.950
156.950
157.000
161.600
VHF Marine
Channel Assignments
Operation
19
19A
1 Watt CAN
20
Warning
Port Operations, Ship Movement
Commercial
Customer
Assistance
Port Operations, Ship Movement
Commercial
Canada
(CoastCaution
Guard Only);
International (Port Operations, Ship Movement)
Warning
Notice
157.000
157.050
161.650
21
157.050
157.050
21A
157.100
161.700
22
•
157.100
157.100
•
157.150
161.750
23
157.150
157.150
23A
157.200
161.800
24
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
157.250
161.850
25
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
157.300
161.900
26
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
157.350
161.950
27
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
157.400
162.000
28
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
156.025
160.625
60
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
156.075
160.675
61
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator), Port Operation, Ship Movement
156.075
156.075
156.125
160.725
62
156.125
156.125
62A
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•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
20A
Warranty
Use
Installation
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Customer
Assistance
157.000
•
23
23A
Caution
•
22
22A
•
•
21
21A
•
•
19
20
Customer
Assistance
VHF Marine Radio Protocols
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•
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19A
Customer
Assistance
Channel Map
Frequency
USA
Int’l Canada Transmit Receive
18
18A
VHF Marine
Channel Assignments
22A
61A
Port Operations
Port Operations, Ship Movement
U.S. (Government Only); Canada (Coast Guard Only)
Port Operations, Ship Movement
U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard Liaison and Maritime Safety Information
Broadcasts that are announced on Channel 16
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
Government Only
U.S. (Government Only); Canada (Coast Guard Only);
West Coast (Coast Guard Only); East Coast (Commercial Fishing)
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator), Port Operations, Ship Movement
West Coast (Coast Guard Only); East Coast (Commercial Fishing)
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VHF Marine Radio Protocols
Intro
Channel
Number
Operation
•
Secondary Icons
•
65
Notice
65A
Intro
160.775
63
156.175
63A
156.225
160.825
156.225
156.225
64A
156.275
160.875
65
156.275
156.275
65A
156.325
160.925
•
156.325
156.325
1 Watt CAN
1 Watt USA
•
•
•
Secondary Icons
64
Warning
•
66A
•
67
•
•
•
156.375
156.375
68
•
•
•
156.425
156.425
69
•
•
•
156.475
156.475
70
•
•
•
RX only
156.525
71
•
•
•
156.575
156.575
72
•
•
•
156.625
156.625
73
•
•
•
156.675
156.675
74
•
•
•
156.725
156.725
77
•
•
•
156.875
156.875
20 English
Operation
66
1 Watt CAN
66A
67
VHF Marine
Channel Assignments
Customer
Assistance
Warranty
Use
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator), Port Operations, Ship Movement
Installation
•
66
Channel
156.175
Caution
•
Power
Limits
156.175
Customer
Assistance
•
64
VHF Marine Radio Protocols
Warranty
•
Installation
64A
Customer
Assistance
Channel Map
Frequency
USA
Int’l Canada Transmit Receive
63
63A
VHF Marine
Channel Assignments
Customer
Assistance
Port Operations and Commercial, VTS in selected areas
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator), Port Operations, Ship Movement
U.S. (Government Only); Canada (Commercial Fishing)
Public
Correspondence
(Marine
Operator), Port Operations, Ship Movement
Caution
Warning
Notice
Port Operations
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator), Port Operations, Ship Movement
Port Operations
U.S. (Commercial). Used for bridge-to-bridge communications in lower
Mississippi River (Intership Only); Canada (Commercial Fishing), S&R
68
Non-Commercial (Recreational)
69
U.S. (Non-Commercial, Recreational); Canada (Commercial Fishing Only);
International (Intership, Port Operations, Ship Movement)
70
Digital Selective Calling (Voice communications not allowed)
71
U.S. and Canada (Non-Commercial, Recreational);
International (Port Operations, Ship Movement)
72
Non-Commercial (Intership Only)
73
U.S. (Port Operations); Canada (Commercial Fishing Only);
International (Intership, Port Operations, Ship Movement)
74
U.S. (Port Operations); Canada (Commercial Fishing Only);
International (Intership, Port Operations, Ship Movement)
77
Port Operations (Intership only). Restricted to communications
with pilots for movement and docking of ships.
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VHF Marine Radio Protocols
Intro
Channel
Number
Icons
Intro
78
78A
Icons
Secondary
79
79A
80
80A
81
81A
82
82A
83
83A
84
84A
85
85A
86
86A
87
87
Operation
Customer
87A
Assistance
88
Installation
88
88A
Customer
Assistance
•
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•
Customer
Assistance
•
•
•
•
•
•
Notice
Caution
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Warranty
•
•
•
•
VHF Marine Radio Protocols
Warranty
Intro
Channel Map
Frequency
USA
Int’l Canada Transmit Receive
Customer
Assistance
ndary Icons
Notice
Operation
VHF Marine
Channel Assignments
156.925
156.925
156.975
156.975
157.025
157.025
Warning
157.075
157.075
157.125
157.125
157.175
157.175
157.225
157.225
157.275
157.275
157.325
157.325
157.375
157.375
157.375
161.525
156.925
161.575
156.975
161.625
157.025
161.675
157.075
161.725
157.125
161.775
157.175
161.825
157.225
161.875
157.275
161.925
157.325
161.975
157.375
157.375
157.425
162.025
157.425
157.425
157.425
157.425
Power
Limits
NOTE
Many of the plain numbered channels, such as 01, 02, and 03, transmit and receive
Caution
Warning
on different frequencies. This is termed duplex operation. The rest of the plain
numbered channels and all of the A channels, such as 01A, 03A, and 04A,
transmit and receive on a single frequency, which is termed simplex operation.
Your radio automatically adjusts to these conditions. When in simplex operation,
the A icon will appear on the LCD (see illustration on page A3).
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Channel
Main Icons
Intro
78
78A
Icons
Secondary79
79A
80
80A
81
81A
82
82A
83
83A
84
84A
85
85A
86
86A
87
87
Operation
Customer
87A
Assistance
88
Installation
88
88A
Customer
Assistance
Operation
VHF Marine
Channel Assignments
Customer
Assistance
Warranty
Use
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
Customer
Installation
Assistance
Non-Commercial
(Recreational)
Port Operations, Ship Movement
Commercial (Also Non-Commercial only in Great Lakes)
Port Operations, Ship Movement
Commercial
(Also
Non-Commercial
only in Great Lakes)
Caution
Warning
Notice
Port Operations, Ship Movement
U.S. (Government Only; Environmental Protection Operations)
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator), Port Operation, Ship Movement
U.S. (Government Only); Canada (Coast Guard Only)
Canada (Coast Guard Only)
U.S. (Government Only); Canada (Coast Guard Only)
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
WarrantyCorrespondence (Marine Operator)
Public
Public Correspondence (Ship to Coast). In U.S. only within
75 miles of Canadian Border.
Commercial Intership only
Commercial Intership only
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Notice
NOTE
All channels are pre-programmed at the factory according to international
Caution
Warning
regulations and those of the FCC (U.S.A.) and Industry Canada (Canada).
They cannot be altered by the user nor can modes of operation be changed
between simplex and duplex.
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Intro
VHF Marine Radio Protocols
Intro
Operation
NOAA Weather Channels
And Alert
Customer
Monitoring the weather will probably be a frequent use of your VHF radio. The
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) provides continuous,
Customer
around-the-clock
broadcasts
of the latest weather information. Taped weather
Installation
Assistance
messages run every four (4) to six (6) minutes and are revised every two (2)
orSecondary
threeIcons
(3) hours, or as needed. The Coast Guard also announces weather
and other safety warnings on Channel 16. Smart boaters keep an eye on safety
and an ear to the VHF radio — and never let the weather catch them unaware.
Installation
•
Customer
Assistance
Warranty
Included In This Package
Installation
Warranty
Assistance
NOAA Weather Channels
And Alert
Operation
Customer
Assistance
Included In This Package
•
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You should find all of the following items in the
package with your CobraMarine™ VHF radio:
Notice
Caution
Warning
Radio
Wrist Strap
Drop-In Battery Charger
Flexible Antenna
Battery Charger Power Cord
Battery Tray With
6 AA NiMH Batteries
NOAA Emergency
Weather
Alert
Caution
Warning
Notice
In the event of a major storm or other weather condition requiring vessels at sea
or on other bodies of water to be notified, NOAA broadcasts a 1050 Hz tone that
receivers such as your CobraMarine™ VHF radio can detect and warn you of a
weather alert condition. When the Weather Alert mode on your radio is On,
this signal will produce a loud tone from the speaker in the radio and a flashing
“ALRT” icon on the LCD to signal that a weather alert is being broadcast. To hear
the warning itself, you will need to switch to the weather channel you selected.
Test
To test this system, NOAA broadcasts the 1050 Hz signal every Wednesday sometime
between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in each local time zone. Any receiver that can detect the
weather alert tone may use this feature to verify that this feature is functioning properly.
Weather Frequency
Channel
RX Frequency MHz
1
162.550
2
162.400
3
162.475
4
162.425
5
162.450
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For connection to 120 volt wall outlet.
Battery Charger Power Cord
Operating Instruction Manual
Belt Clip
For connection to 12 volt source
through cigarette lighter.
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Notice
Wrist Strap
The flexible
Antenna for the radio is shipped separately in
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the package and must be attached before you use the radio.
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Align the base
of the antenna with the socket in the
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top of the radio.
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2. Screw it all the way into the socket. Be sure that
the seal seats properly.
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CAUTION
Operating the radio without the antenna in place
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may
damage the unit. The radio is not waterproof
until the antenna and battery pack are in place
with their seals properly seated.
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Installing The Batteries
Battery Compartment Lock
1. Open the battery compartment by turning the
screw counter-clockwise one-quarter (1⁄4) turn.
2. Slide the empty battery tray out of the radio.
3. Align the batteries with the slots in the battery
tray and insert them. Be sure to match the polarity
markings on the batteries with those on the tray.
4. Slide the full battery tray into the radio. Be sure
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is in its groove and not pinched between
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the tray and the body of the radio.
5. Turn the screw one-quarter (1⁄4) turn clockwise to
lock the battery tray in place.
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need to be charged before they can be used.
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The gasket on the base of the battery pack is essential
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Use the Belt Clip to carry your radio around with you.
1. Slide the clip onto your belt.
2. Insert the knob on the back of the radio into the
channel on the back of the belt clip. You must
have the radio upside-down, as shown, to insert
or remove it from the belt clip.
3. Once the knob has been inserted all the way into
the belt clip channel, the radio will swing freely
while being securely retained.
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The radio is shipped with six (6) rechargeable NiMH
(Nickel-Metal Hydride) Batteries in the package. When
your rechargeable Batteries begin to discharge too quickly,
it is time to install new ones. It will also operate with
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sixCaution
(6) high quality
alkaline Batteries.
Six (6) Rechargeable Batteries
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Wrist Strap
Slide Belt Clip Onto Belt
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Initial Charge
The Cobra® provided NiMH batteries can be Charged
at home, in your automobile, or in your boat using the
appropriate 12 or 120 volt power cord with the charger.
1. Insert one (1) of the power cords into the back of the
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Caution
drop-in charging
cradle.
2. Insert the other end of the power cord into the
appropriate 12 or 120 volt power source.
3. Insert the radio into the charger. The metal pads
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on the radio will contact mating pads in the charger
to transfer the charging current.
4. Observe that the red light on the front of the charger
glows to indicate that the radio is properly seated and
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5. Allow the batteries to charge for 15 to 18 hours.
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Only
the rechargeable NiMH batteries
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can be recharged.
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Partially Charged
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Maintaining
The Battery Charge
Warrantyyour radio, the battery power icon will show the
As you use
battery power remaining. When the icon begins to flash, it is
time to recharge or change the batteries.
You can monitor incoming calls while the radio is charging.
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However,
youWarning
should remove it from the charger to transmit.
Charging will be quicker if the radio is turned Off.
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Fully Discharged
Notice
Caution
CAUTION
Use only the drop-in charger provided by Cobra®.
DoWarning
not use the charger with alkaline batteries; only
the NiMH batteries are rechargeable. Spent alkaline
batteries must be discarded and replaced.
It is a good idea to keep a set of fresh, high quality alkaline
batteries with your radio. Should the rechargeable batteries
become discharged and no electrical power source be
available, you can insert the alkaline batteries and continue
to use your radio until you can return to using the
rechargeable ones.
NOTE
If the drop-in charger is to be used on a boat,
Caution
Warning
Cobra® recommends you attach it to a shelf or
bulkhead (using the screw holes provided) to
prevent damage due to the boat rolling or pitching.
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Getting Started
Getting Started
Customer
Assistance
Refer to the foldout on the front cover of this manual to identify the various
controls and indicators on your radio.
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Throughout thisInstallation
manual you
will be instructed to press or to press and hold buttons
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on the radio. Press means a momentary press, then release; press and hold means
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to hold the button down.
Whenever you press any button except the Talk button on your radio, a brief tone
(beep) will sound to confirm the button press. With all button presses, the appropriate
icon will appear on the LCD and the backlight will turn On. The backlight will stay
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On for five (5) seconds after the button is released.
At times you will hear two (2) other sounds. Two (2) beeps will sound to confirm
your setting changes and three (3) beeps will sound to notify you of an error.
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The On-Off Power/Volume knob on the top of the radio is held in the Off position
by a click stop.
Squelch Knob
On-Off Power/Volume Knob
On-Off Power/Volume Knob
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To Turn Your Radio On:
1. Turn the Squelch knob half-way counter-clockwise
(when viewed from above).
2. Turn the On-Off Power/Volume knob clockwise
until you hear and feel a click.
When the radio is powered On, a brief tone will sound,
the display backlight will turn On, and the display will
show all icons for two (2) seconds. All buttons will be
inoperative during these two (2) seconds.
After two (2) seconds, the radio will return to the settings
in effect when it was last powered Off, the LCD will show
the appropriate icons, and all controls will be operative.
The radio will then be in Standby mode.
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Volume
On-Off Power/Volume Knob
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The On-Off Power/Volume knob also controls the speaker
Volume. The Volume adjustment applies only to what you
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hear
from the speaker and does not affect the Volume of
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your outgoing messages, which is controlled by the
circuitry of your radio.
To Increase The Volume:
1. Turn the On-Off Power/Volume knob clockwise.
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DecreaseWarning
The Volume:
1. Turn the On-Off Power/Volume knob counter-clockwise.
Squelch
Squelch control filters weak signals and radio
frequency noise so that you can more clearly hear
the signals you want.
To Squelch Your Radio:
1. With the Squelch knob turned fully counter-clockwise,
turn the On-Off Power/Volume knob clockwise until you
hear a hissing (noise) sound.
2. Turn the Squelch knob clockwise until the hissing
sound stops. Turning the Squelch knob further clockwise
will filter weak and medium strength signals until only the
strongest signal can get through at its highest setting.
To receive weaker signals, turn the Squelch knob
counter-clockwise.
If the squelch is set so you can hear a continuous hissing
sound, the scan and tri-watch functions will be blocked.
To Turn Your Radio Off:
1. Turn the On-Off Power/Volume knob all the way
counter-clockwise until you hear and feel a click.
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U.S.A./International/Canada Channel Maps
Three (3) sets of VHF Channel Maps have been established for marine use in the
U.S.A., Canada, and the rest of the world (International). Most of the channels
are the same for
all three Customer
(3) maps, but there are definite differences (see table on
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pages 16 through 23). Your radio has all three (3) maps built into it and will
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operate
correctly in whichever area you choose.
Weather/UIC Button
Notice
Active Channel Map Icon
To Set Your Radio For The Area
In Which You Will Be Using It:
From Standby
mode, press and hold the Weather/UIC
1.Caution
Warning
button for two (2) seconds. The radio will shift one (1)
channel map and the Active Channel Map icon on
the LCD will show the change on the LCD.
Repeat step 1 to shift to the next channel map(s).
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High/Low Power Button
Currently On Channel 88
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Transmit
Power Output
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Your radio will receive and transmit VHF signals
on the Channel indicated on the LCD. You can change
the Channel at any time using the Channel Up and
Channel Down buttons.
To Change Channels:
1. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down button.
You are on Channel 88, pressing the Channel Up
button will advance to Channel 1. If you are on
Channel 1, pressing the Channel Down button
will advance to Channel 88.
You can hold the Channel Up or Channel Down
button for fast advance.
The beep sound will occur only at the first press
of the button and not during fast advance.
If the new channel selected is restricted to low power,
the radio will automatically switch to Low Power mode
and the Low Power icon will appear on the LCD.
If the radio is in the Key Lock mode, the channel will not
change and the three (3) beep error signal will sound.
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Low Power Mode
Channels
Channel Up/Down Buttons
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Your radio can Transmit selectively at one (1) or five (5)
watts of power. Cobra® suggests you maintain the low
Customer setting for short-range communications, to conserve
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battery life, and to avoid overpowering nearby stations with
your signal. Use the high power setting for long-range
communications or when you do not receive a response
to a signal sent at one (1) watt.
To Toggle Between The High And Low Power Modes:
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1. Press the High/Low Power button. The LCD will show
which mode is in effect.
Some channels are restricted to use at a maximum of
one (1) watt. Your radio will automatically set the power
to Low Power mode when you select those channels.
While using the U.S.A. channel map, if, in an emergency,
you need to increase the output power on Channel 13 and
Channel 67 for your signal to be heard, you can override
the Low Power mode by pressing and holding the High/
Low Power button.
Backlight
The LCD will be illuminated by the Backlight as long as any key is pressed and will
remain on for five (5) seconds after the button is released.
Backlight/Key Lock Button
If You Need To Turn On The Backlight
Without Disturbing Any Settings:
1. Press the Backlight/Key Lock button. The backlight will
remain On for ten (10) seconds.
If the backlight is On, a press of the Backlight/Key Lock
button will turn it Off.
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Backlight/Key Lock Button
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Key Lock
Locked Buttons
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Low Power Mode
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To Lock Or Unlock The Buttons:
1. Press and hold the Backlight/Key Lock button for
three (3) seconds. The key icon will appear or
disappear in the LCD.
When key lock is On, pressing any of the listed buttons
on the front of the radio will result in a three (3) beep
error message. Both the Backlight/Key Lock button
and the Talk button are active — you can receive
or transmit a message with key lock On, but you
cannot change the channel.
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Standby
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Standby is the usual mode for the radio whenever it is turned On. From this
mode, you can change your settings using the buttons on the front of the radio
and switch
Customer to Transmit mode using the Talk button. Signals will be Received on
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the selected channel(s) and alerts broadcast by the Coast Guard and NOAA will
activate the corresponding routines in your radio.
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Talk Button
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Check Channel Number
To prevent accidental changes to your settings,
you can Lock:
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■ Channel Up Button
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■ Channel Down Button
■ Scan Button
■ Memory Button
■ Weather/UIC Button
■ 16/9 Button
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■ High/Low
Power Button
■ Tri-Watch Button
Standby/Receive And Transmit
Standby/Receive
And Transmit
Transmit mode gives you the ability to interact with safety
services, other vessels, and shore stations. When you use
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this
capability, be sure to follow the procedures and to
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observe the courtesies that govern its use so everyone
benefits. (See pages 14 through 23 to help you select
the proper channels.)
To Transmit A Message:
Check to see
that your radio is set to a proper
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channel for the type of message you plan to send.
2. Toggle to the low power setting.
3. With the microphone about two (2) inches [five (5) cm]
from your mouth, press and hold the Talk button
and speak into the microphone. The Transmit icon
will appear on the LCD.
4. Release the Talk button when you are finished
speaking. Your radio can only operate in either the
Transmit or the Receive mode at any given time.
You will not hear the response to your message
unless the Talk button is released.
If the Battery Power icon begins blinking on the
LCD when the Talk button is depressed, the radio
will NOT transmit and the Transmit icon will blink.
If the Talk button is held down for five (5) minutes,
the radio will automatically cease transmitting to prevent
unwanted signal generation and battery drain. As soon
as the Talk button is released, it can be pressed again
to resume transmission.
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NOTE
Coast Guard alerts are broadcast on Channel 16 and you
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need to have weather alert turned On to receive NOAA alerts.
While in Standby mode, you will receive any messages sent on the channel
to which you are tuned.
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NOAA All Hazards/Weather Radio And Alert
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Weather Radio
NOAA broadcasts Weather
information
as described in the NOAA weather
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on pageCustomer
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Weather Radio Mode
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Only one (1) or two (2) of the weather channels will be
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operating in any given location. You will need to select
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the channel
with the strongest signal in your location.
To Listen To The Weather Channels:
1. From Standby mode, press the Weather/UIC button.
The radio will enter the Weather mode and the icon
will show on the LCD.
2. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down button to
change the weather channels — hold the button for
fast advance.
To exit the Weather mode and return to Standby
mode, press the Weather/UIC button again.
NOAA also broadcasts special Weather Alerts to warn of
severe weather. These are preceded by a special signal
that your radio can detect. However, you must set your
radio to the weather channel that broadcasts a strong
signal in the area where you are, and you must activate the
Weather Alert mode on your radio to benefit from this signal.
To Activate Weather Alert:
1. Enter the Weather mode and select a station with a
strong signal as described above.
2. Press and hold the Weather/UIC button for two (2)
seconds to turn the Weather Alert mode On or Off.
The Alert icon on the LCD will turn On or Off.
To exit the Weather mode and return to Standby mode,
press the Weather/UIC button again.
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Weather Alert Signal
When NOAA broadcasts a Weather Alert Signal and your radio is in the Weather
Alert mode, you will hear a continuous audible tone and the Alert icon will flash on
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the LCD. The alert
indicators
will sound and flash regardless of what channel you
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are operating on as soon as a NOAA alert signal is received.
When You Hear The Alert:
1. Press any key to turn Off the alert indicators.
2. Switch to the weather channel you selected to hear the NOAA
emergency broadcast.
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Channel 16/9
This function gives you quick access to the calling Channel 16 and Channel 9
from any operational mode.
Channel 16/9 Button
Weather Alert
Weather Alert Mode
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Channel Up/Down Buttons
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Channel 16 or Channel 9
To Switch To Channel 16 Or Channel 9:
1. Press the Channel 16/9 button to change to
Channel 16.
2. Press the Channel 16/9 button again to change
to Channel 9.
To exit the Channel 16/9 mode and return to whatever
status existed before entering this mode, press the
Channel 16/9 button a third time.
While at Channel 16 or 9 in the Channel 16/9 mode,
you can also press the Channel Up and Channel Down
buttons to change channels. In that event, another press
of the Channel 16/9 button will switch your radio to
Channel 16 and the sequence will start over at step 1.
If you press this button when Key Lock mode is On,
you will get a three (3) beep error message and your
radio will not change mode.
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Tri-Watch
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Tri-Watch Button
Tri-Watch gives you one (1) button access to scan the three (3) locations of
most importance
to you. Channel 16 will always be one (1) of the scanned
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locations will be stored in the radio. They can
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be edited and/or recalled for future engagements of Tri-Watch mode.
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The radio must be squelched for tri-watch to function.
Caution
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See page 31 for squelch procedure.
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Channel Up/Down Buttons
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Tri-Watch Mode
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To Program Or Edit The Tri-Watch Locations:
1. Press and hold the Tri-Watch button for three (3)
seconds. The Tri-Watch and Memory icons on
the LCD will be turned On.
2. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down button
to move to the channel you want to enter into
tri-watch location one (1).
3. Press the Tri-Watch button. You will hear a
two (2) beep confirmation signal.
4. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down button
to move to the channel you want to enter into
tri-watch location two (2).
5. Press the Tri-Watch button. You will hear a
two (2) beep confirmation signal and the Memory
icon will disappear from the LCD. The radio will
immediately engage tri-watch (see page 39
for further details).
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To Exit Tri-Watch Mode:
Press the Warning
Tri-Watch button.
1.Caution
The icon will disappear from the LCD and the
radio will return to Standby mode status.
During Tri-Watch (while receiving an incoming
transmission), You Can Choose From The Following:
a. Press the Talk button to remain on that
tri-watch location and return to Standby mode.
b. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down button
to resume scanning tri-watch locations.
If you do not press any buttons within ten (10)
seconds, your radio will automatically resume
scanning tri-watch locations.
Talk or Channel Up/Down
a
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To
Enter Tri-Watch Mode:
1. From Standby mode, press the Tri-Watch button.
The Tri-Watch icon will appear on the LCD and the radio
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will
scan among Channel 16, tri-watch location one (1),
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and tri-watch location two (2). A signal on any one (1)
of the three (3) locations will stop the scan for ten (10)
seconds to allow you to listen to the traffic on that location.
b
During Tri-Watch (while not receiving a transmission),
You Can Choose From The Following:
a. Press the Talk button to communicate on the
last tri-watch location scanned and return to
Standby mode.
b. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down button
to change scan direction.
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Memory Location Number
Channel Up/Down Buttons
Channel Number
Memory Icon
To Recall A Stored Memory Location:
1. Press the Memory button. The Memory icon
will be turned On.
2. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down button to
select the memory location (0 to 9). If a memory
location has been programmed, its associated channel
will be shown on the LCD.
Your radio is now in Standby mode on the selected
memory location.
To Exit Memory Location Mode:
1. Press the Memory button to return the radio to
Standby mode on the last channel shown on the
LCD before entering Memory Location mode.
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To Program Memory Locations:
1. Press and hold the Memory button for three (3) seconds.
The memory location number will start flashing and
Memory icon will be turned On.
2.Caution
Use the Channel
Up or Channel Down button to change
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to the memory location (0 to 9) you want to program.
3. Press the Memory button to select the memory location.
The memory channel number will stop flashing and the
channel number will start flashing.
4. Use the Channel Up or Channel Down buttons to
change to the channel you want to store in the selected
memory location.
5. Press the Memory button to program that channel.
The memory location number will flash again.
Repeat steps 2 to 5 to program as many additional
memories as you want, up to a total of ten (10).
6. Press and hold the Memory button for three (3)
seconds. This will return the radio to Memory mode.
7. Press and release the Memory button again to
return to Standby mode.
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Scanning
Your radio has ten (10) Memory Locations for storing your most frequently used
channels. These Memory Locations can be selected individually or can be scanned.
Customer
(See page 42 under
memory
location scan.)
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Channel Scan
During Channel Scan, the radio will rapidly switch from
15 all the channels. Whenever any
channel to channel through
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activity
is detected, the radio will stop the scan for ten (10)
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allow you to listen
then continue to scan unless you switch out of the Scan mode.
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The radio must be squelched for the channel scan
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to function.
See page 31 for squelch procedure.
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To Enter Channel Scan:
press the Scan button.
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The radio will immediately begin to scan the entire
channel map selected in the
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The Scan icon will show on the LCD.
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1. From Scan mode, press the Scan button.
This will return the radio to Standby mode
on the last scanned channel.
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Talk or Channel Up/Down
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b
During Channel Scan (while receiving an incoming
transmission), You Can Choose From The Following:
a. Press the Talk button to remain on that channel
and end scanning. This will return the radio to
Standby mode.
b. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down button
to resume scanning channels.
If you do not press any buttons within ten (10) seconds,
your radio will automatically resume scanning channels.
During Channel Scan (while not receiving a
transmission), You Can Choose From The Following:
a. Press the Talk button to communicate on the last
memory location scanned and return to Standby mode.
b. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down button to change
scan direction.
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Memory Location Scan, the radio will rapidly switch
from memory location to memory location. Whenever any
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you to listen briefly on that memory
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location.
It will then continue to scan unless you switch
out of the Scan mode.
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Scan Button
NOTE
Customer
Installation
Assistance
The
radioWarning
must be squelched for the memory location
Caution
Notice
Caution
Warning
scan to function. See page 31 for squelch procedure.
Notice
Memory Scan Mode
Notice
NOTE
If there are fewer than two (2) memory locations
Caution
Warning
programmed in the radio, the memory location
scan option will not be available. To program at
least two (2) memory locations, see page 40.
Talk or Channel Up/Down
a
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Advanced Operation
Operating Your Radio
Warranty
Memory Location Scan
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Memory Location Scan
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Customer
Assistance
b
Customer
Warranty
Assistance
To
Enter Memory Location Scan:
1. From Standby mode, press the Memory button.
2. Press the Scan button.
Customer
The
radio will immediately begin to scan the channels you
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programmed into the memory. The Scan and Memory icons
will show on the LCD.
To Exit Memory Location Scan:
1. From Memory Location Scan mode, press the Scan
Caution
Warning
button. This
will return the radio to Memory mode on the
last scanned memory location.
2. Press the Memory button to return to Standby mode on
the last channel shown before entering memory scan.
During Memory Location Scan (while receiving
an incoming transmission), You Can Choose From
The Following:
a. Press the Talk button to remain on that memory location
and end scanning. This will return the radio to Standby
mode.
b. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down button to
resume scanning memory locations.
If you do not press any buttons within ten (10) seconds,
your radio will automatically resume scanning memory
locations.
During Memory Location Scan (while not receiving a
transmission), You Can Choose From The Following:
a. Press the Talk button to communicate on the last
memory location scanned and return to Standby mode.
b. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down button to change
scan direction.
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Operating Your Radio
Intro
Maintenance And
Troubleshooting
Operation
Maintenance
Customer
Assistance
Operating Your Radio
Warranty
Intro
Very little maintenance is required to keep your CobraMarine™ VHF radio
in good operating condition.
■ Keep the Installation
radio and Customer
charger clean by wiping with a soft cloth and mild
Assistance
detergent. Do not use solvents or harsh or abrasive cleaners, which could
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damage the case or scratch the LCD screen.
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Specifications
Customer
Assistance
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Number of Channels
Installation
Customer
Assistance
Channel Spacing
Modulation
Input Voltage
Battery Life:
5% TX, 5% RX,
90% Stand-by
Caution
Notice
Current Drain:
Stand-by
Receive
Transmit
Temperature Range
Radio Dimensions
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If the radio is exposed to salt water, wipe with a soft, moist cloth at least once a day
to prevent build-up of salt deposits, which could interfere with button operation.
■
Caution for a Warning
If the radioNotice
will be stored
long period, such as over the winter,
remove the batteries from the battery tray and store them in a separate
package. This is especially so if you are using alkaline batteries.
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Problem
Possible Cause(s)
Solution(s)
No display on LCD when
radio is turned On
Batteries are exhausted
Recharge or
replace batteries
Radio Weight
Batteries not installed
properly
Remove batteries and
reinstall according to
polarity markings
NiMH batteries run
down quickly
Batteries are at the
end of their life
Replace with new
batteries
Will transmit at
one (1) watt, but not
at five (5) watts
Batteries are low
Recharge or
replace batteries
Selected channel is imited
to one (1) watt
Switch to
another channel
Frequency Range
Receiver Type
Sensitivity:
20 dB Quieting
12 dB Sinad
Adjacent Channel Selectivity
Intermodulation and Rejection
Spurious and Image Rejection
AF Output
Will not transmit
Selected channel is
limited to receive only
Switch to
another channel
No sound from speaker
Volume level is too low or
squelch level is too deep
Re-adjust volume
and squelch
No response to
button press
Key lock is On
Press Backlight/
Key Lock button
No answer to calls
Out of range of
other station
Switch to five (5)
watts or move closer
Signal is blocked
by terrain
Move until you have a “lineof-sight” to the other station
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Warranty
General
■
Troubleshooting
Specifications
Operation
Warning
All U.S., Canadian, and International
10 NOAA Weather Channels
25 kHz
16 KOF3E
7.2 VDC
2100mAh NiMH: 21 hours, 30 minutes,
@ 5 watts, 38 hours @ 1 watt
40 mA
200 mA
1.8 A @ High power 0.7 A @ Low
-20˚C to 60˚C
5.5" x 2.2" x 1.4"
(14 cm x 5.6 cm x 3.6 cm)
1.1 lbs (0.5 kg)
Receiver
156.050 to 163.275 MHz
Double Conversion Super-Heterodyne
0.35 uV
0.30 uV
-60 dB
-60 dB
-60 dB
250 mW @ 8 Ohms
Transmitter
Frequency Range: TX
RF Output Power
Spurious Emissions
Microphone Type
Frequency Stability
FM Hum and Noise
156.025 to 157.425 MHz
1 and 5 Watts
-60 dB High -55 dB Low
Condenser
+/-5 ppm
-40 dB
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Warranty
Warranty
Operation
Customer
Warranty
Assistance
Limited
3-Year Warranty
Intro
s
Notice
Cobra® Electronics Corporation warrants that its CobraMarine™ VHF radio, and the
Customer
component
parts thereof, will be free of defects in workmanship and materials
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for a period of three (3) years 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 radios,
products
or component
parts upon delivery to the Cobra® Factory Service
Caution
Warning
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.
Operation
Customer
Warranty
Assistance
Product Service
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For Products Purchased In The U.S.A.
Installation
Product Service
Customer Service
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If you have any questions about operation or installing your
new CobraMarine™ VHF product, or if you are missing parts…
Customer
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Installation
®
Assistance first! DO NOT RETURN THIS PRODUCT TO THE STORE!
Please
call Cobra
See customer assistance on page A1.
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:
Caution
Warning
Notice
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 (3)
to four (4) 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 warranty information.
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Order Form And
Optional Accessories
Customer Service
Intro
Operation
Customer
Warranty
Assistance
Order Form
Name
Installation
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Customer
Assistance
Address (No P.O. Boxes)
City
Notice
Telephone
State/Province
Caution
Credit Card Number
Zip
Country
Warning
Type: ❒ Visa ❒ MasterCard ❒ Discover
Exp. Date
Customer Signature
Amount Shipping/Handling*
$10.00 or less . . . . . $3.00
Item #
U.S. Cost Each
Qty
Amount
$10.01-$25.00 . . . . . $5.50
$25.01-$50.00 . . . . . $7.50
$50.01-$90.00 . . . . $10.50
$90.01-$130.00 . . . $13.50
$130.01-$200.00 . . $16.50
Tax Table
$200.01 plus . . . . . 10% of
purchase
Wisconsin add 5%
U.S. Subtotal
(Tax if Applicable)
Indiana, Ohio, Michigan add 6%
*For AK, HI and PR add
additional $26.95 for FedEx
Next Day or $10.95 for
FedEx 2nd Day. Excludes
weekend and holiday
shipments.
Please allow 2-3 weeks
for delivery in the U.S.
Prices subject to change
without notice.
The Cobra®
line of quality
products includes:
CB Radios
microTALK® Radios
Radar/Laser Detectors
Safety Alert® Traffic
Warning Systems
Accessories
GPS (Global
Positioning System)
HighGear® Accessories
VHF Marine Radios
Power Inverters
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California add 7.25%
Illinois add 8.75%
Shipping/Handling
Total
Optional Accessories
You can find quality Cobra® products and accessories at
your local Cobra® dealer, or in the U.S.A., you can order
directly from Cobra®.
Ordering From U.S.A.
Call 773-889-3087 for pricing or visit www.cobra.com.
For credit card orders, complete and return this order
form to fax number 773-622-2269. Or call 773-889-3087
(Press 1 from the main menu) 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. CT,
Monday through Friday.
Make check or money order payable to:
Cobra® Electronics, Attn: Accessories Dept.
6500 West Cortland Street, Chicago, IL 60707 USA
To order online, please visit our website: www.cobra.com
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