Cobra | 148 GTL ST | Specifications | Cobra 148 GTL ST Specifications

Cobra 148 GTL ST Specifications
148 NW ST manual 3.3
6/15/99 3:11 PM
Page 1
How to Use Your
Cobra 148 NW ST
Contents
Features..................................................................................................1
The CB Story.........................................................................................A1
FCC Regulations
FCC Warnings
Included Accessories
Controls & Indicators.......................................................................A2
Our Thanks to You .............................................................................A3
SoundTracker™
Customer Support
Installation
Location............................................................................................. 2
Mounting and Connection.........................................................2
Antennas
CB Antenna.......................................................................................6
Marine Installation.........................................................................6
Ignition Noise Interference ..........................................................7
Operating Your 148 NW ST
Turning On Your CB........................................................................8
Setting Channel Selector............................................................. 9
To Receive..........................................................................................10
S-Meter...............................................................................................10
SoundTracker™ System................................................................11
Activating SoundTracker ™ ..........................................................12
NB, Off, (Noise Blanker/Limiter) Switch...................................13
Dimmer Switch................................................................................14
RF Gain Control................................................................................14
Setting Squelch...............................................................................16
To Transmit........................................................................................20
RF Meter.............................................................................................21
External Speaker.............................................................................22
PA (Public Address)........................................................................23
Home And Office Set-Up .............................................................25
Temporary Mobile Set-up............................................................26
How Your CB Can Serve You..........................................................27
A Few Rules You Should Know ..................................................27
Channel 9 Emergency Messages..............................................27
CB 10 Codes......................................................................................29
Frequency Ranges.............................................................................31
148 NW ST Specifications..............................................................32
Warranty Information .....................................................................33
Optional Accessories .......................................................................34
Order Form ...........................................................................................36
If You Think You Need Service ...................................Back Cover
Features of This Product
• 40 CB Radio Channels
• 80 SSB Channels
• SoundTracker ™ System
• Heavy-Duty Dynamic
Microphone
• Full 4 Watts AM RF Power Output
• 12 Watts SSB RF Power Output
• Instant Channel 9
• Front Panel 4-Pin Microphone
Connector
• Switchable Noise Blanker
• Adjustable Dynamike Boost
• Tactile Controls
• SWR Calibration Meter
• RF Gain
• 9 Ft Mic Cord
• Illuminated Front Panel
• Dimmer Control
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
!
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK)
NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE
PERSONNEL
1
!
148 NW ST manual 3.3
6/15/99 3:11 PM
Page 2
Installation
Installation
Location
Location
Plan location of transceiver and microphone
bracket before starting the installation.
Select a location that is convenient for operation,
yet does not interfere with the driver or passenger.
The transceiver is usually mounted to the underside of the dash with the microphone bracket
beside it.
Mounting and
Connection
Mounting and Connection
1
Note
The transceiver is held in the
universal mounting bracket by
four thumbscrews which allow
for adjustment at a convenient
angle.
Hold the radio with the mounting bracket in
the exact desired location. If there is no interference, remove the bracket and use it as a
template to mark the location for the mounting screws.
3
Connect the antenna cable plug to the receptacle marked “ANT” on the back of the unit.
The bracket includes two selftapping screws and star washers.The mounting must be
mechanically strong, conveniently located.
2
Drill the holes and secure the bracket.
continued
2
3
148 NW ST manual 3.3
6/15/99 3:12 PM
Page 4
Installation
Installation
Note
Connecting to an accessory fuse
prevents the unit from being left
on accidentally, and also permits operating the unit without
running the engine.
Note
In positive ground vehicles the
red wire goes to the chassis and
the black wire is connected to
the ignition switch.
Note
Before installing the CB radio,
visually check the vehicle’s
battery connection to determine which terminal, positive
or negative, is grounded (positive is the larger of the t wo)
to the engine block (or chassis).A negatively grounded
vehicle has its negative lead
grounded to the chassis.
4
4
In a negative grounded vehicle, connect the
red lead of the DC power cord to an accessory
12 volt fuse.
5
Connect the black lead to the negative side of
the vehicle. This is usually the chassis. Any convenient location with a good electrical contact
(remove paint) may be used.
6
Plug power cable into back of unit mar ked
“Power”. Be sure to observe polarity markings.
7
Mount the microphone
bracket on either side of
the unit (driver’s left)
using two screws supplied. Bracket should be
placed under the dash
so microphone is readily
accessible.
8
Attach the 4-pin microphone cable to receptacle on front of unit and Install unit in bracket
securely.
5
148 NW ST manual 3.3
6/15/99 3:12 PM
Page 6
Antennas
Ignition Noise Interference
CB Antenna
CB Antenna
Since the maximum allowable power output of
the transmitter is limited by the FCC,the antenna
For optimum performance in
is critical in affecting transmission distance. Only
passenger cars the ideal anten- a properly matched antenna system will allow
na location is on the center of
maximum power output. Cobra loaded type
the roof. Second choice is on the antenna models are highly recommended for
center of the trunk.
most installations. Consult your Cobra dealer for
further details, or call 773.889.3087 and speak to
Note
a Cobra representative.
Note
Because many newer trucks
feature fiberglass door skins, the
outside mirror must be grounded to the chassis via a ground
strap if the antenna is mounted
on mirror bracket.
Note
3-way Combination Antennas
are also available which allow
operation of all three bands
(AM-FM & CB),using a single
antenna. However, this type of
antenna usually results in less
than normal transmit and
receive range when compared
to a standard-type “Single
Band” CB antenna. Call 773889-3087 for further information.
1
A standard antenna connector is provided
on the transceiver for easy connection.
Use of a mobile receiver at low signal levels is
normally limited by the presence of electrical
noise. The primary source of noise in automobiles
is from the alternator and ignition system.
Typically, when signal level is adequate, the background noise does not present a serious problem.
Also, when extremely low level signals are being
received, the transceiver may be operated with
the vehicle’s engine turned off. The unit requires
very little current and therefore will not significantly discharge the vehicle’s battery.
Even though the Cobra 148 NW ST has an automatic noise limiter, in some installations ignition
interference may be high enough to make good
communications impossible. Many possibilities
exist and variations between vehicles require
different solutions. Consult your COBRA dealer or
a 2-way radio technician for help in locating the
source of a severe noise.
Marine Installation
The transceiver will not operate at maximum efficiency in a boat without a ground plate, (unless it
has a steel hull). Before attempting installation ,
consult your dealer for information regarding an
adequate grounding system and prevention of
electrolysis between fittings in the hull and water.
6
7
148 NW ST manual 3.3
6/15/99 3:12 PM
Page 8
Operation
Operation
Turning On
Setting Channel
Selector
Setting Channel Selector
Turning On
Make sure the power cord, antenna and microphone are connected to their proper connectors
before starting.
1
8
1
The CB/PA button should be in the
CB position.
2
Rotate the On/Off Volume knob
a normal listening level.
Select
one of forty channels and adjust
volume. The selected channel is indicated by
the LED readout directly above the channel
selector knob
clockwise to
9
148 NW ST manual 3.3
6/15/99 3:12 PM
Page 10
Operation
To Receive
Operation
To Receive
The SoundTracker TM System
While previous systems only “blanket out” or limit
noise in higher sound frequencies, the revolutionary new SoundTrackerTM System actually reduces
noise while leaving the signal intact in the reception mode. In the transmission mode, it actually
strengthens the signal,providing you with a
significant reduction in noise on reception
and transmission.
1
S-Meter
S-Meter
How SoundTracker TM Works
Swings proportionately to strength of incoming
signal when receiving.
On Reception - “Cuts noise coming in”
With a normal CB, distant signals fall below
the squelch level and are unintelligible. With a
SoundTrackerTM CB, the noise level is cut up to
90%,which increases the signal-to-noise ratio
and dramatically improves signal clarity. This also
allows you to significantly reduce the squelch
level,which greatly expands your listening range.
1
10
Rotate the
On/Off Volume knob clockwise
the green RT/TX LED will be illuminated.
Sound clarity is measured by the ratio
of the signal level to the noise level.
The higher the signal-to-noise ratio,
the better the sound.
The S/RF-SWR-CAL switch must be in the
S/RF position to read the meter.
On Transmission - “Strengthens signals going out”
A SoundTrackerTM CB strengthens the transmit
signal by more effectively using the available RF
power output of the CB. The result is improved
transmission signal clarity and an expanded
transmission range.
11
Note
SoundTracker™ gives you
clearer, cleaner reception to
improve CB communications
while on the air.
148 NW ST manual 3.3
6/15/99 3:12 PM
Page 12
Operation
Operation
Activating
SoundTracker™
Activating SoundTracker™
NB-ANL/ANL/OFF (Noise
Blanker/Automatic Noise Limiter) Switch
NB-ANL/ANL/
OFF (Noise
Blanker /
Automatic
Noise Limiter)
Switch
Note
1
Push and release the
ST button. Red LED
is illuminated when SoundTracker™ is
turned on.
1
When switched to ANL the Automatic Noise
Limiter is activated. This helps reduce noise
created by the vehicle’s electronics.
When switched to NB/ANL position the RF
Noise Blanker is also activated, providing
increased noise filtration.
When switched to OFF position all noise
filtration will be turned off.
Hi/Low Tone Control
The RF Noise Blanker is very
effective in reducing repetitive
noises such as ignition
interference.
The Automatic Noise Limiter
helps reduce noise created by
the vehicle’s electronics.
Hi/Low/ Tone
Control
1
to
When switched,this button is used to shape the
audio response to the operator’s preference.
12
13
148 NW ST manual 3.3
6/15/99 3:12 PM
Page 14
Operation
Operation
Dimmer Control
Dimmer Control
USB/AM/LSB Switch
Controls the brightness of the front panel,signal
strength meter and channel display
For maximum brightness turn
clockwise;
counterclockwise for minimum illumination
RF Gain Control
RF Gain Control
1
Select mode of operation from
to LSB
USB to AM
Voice Lock
The RF Gain is used to optimize reception in
strong or weak signal areas.
Note
The RF Gain is used to optimiz e
reception in weak signal areas.
1
14
Rotate the
RF Gain knob counterclockwise
to reduce gain in strong signal areas. In weak
signal areas turn clockwise to increase gain.
1
to
Ro t ate to clarify re ce i ve r’s fre q u e n c i e s
a bove and be l ow assigned fre q u e n c i e s.
Pri m a rily used to tune SSB signals as we l l
as optimizing AM signals.
15
148 NW ST manual 3.3
6/15/99 3:12 PM
Page 16
Operation
Setting Squelch
Operation
Gate set to Desired
Squelch Setting (DSS)
Setting Squelch
Squelch is the “control gate” for incoming signals.
Gate closed
3
1
Full
clockwise rotation closes the gate
allowing only very strong signals to enter.
2
Full
counterclockwise rotation opens the
“gate” allowing all signals in.
To achieve the Desired Squelch Setting (DSS),
turn the Squelch control
counterclockwise
until you hear noise. Now turn the control
clockwise just until the noise stops. This is the
DSS setting.
Gate open
16
17
148 NW ST manual 3.3
6/15/99 3:12 PM
Page 18
Operation
Operation
Calibrate For
SWR (Standing
Wave Ratio)
Note
Calibrate for SWR (Standing Wave Ratio)
Calibration must be made in an
open area (never in a garage).
Vehicle doors must be closed. No
one should be standing near the
antenna.(See your antenna
directions for more complete
information).
Note
SWR calibration is done to properly adjust the length of the
antenna and to monitor the
quality of the coaxial cable and
all RF connections.
This calibration is critical in
order to achieve optimum performance.
1
2
Select
4
While holding mic
button adjust the
SWR CAL knob so the
meter needle swings
to the CAL ▼ mark on
the meter (located on the right). If optimum
signal is not achieved (less than 3) a slight
adjustment to the length of the antenna must Note
be made. Recalibrate.
The reading will be slightly high-
5
Repeat the same steps on Channel 1 and 40.
6
Continue holding the mic button and turn the Note
SWR CAL knob to the SWR position for SWR
When switched to SWR position
measurement.
the meter needle should ideally
channel 20.
Switch to the
CAL position.
er on Channels 1 and 40 compared to Channel 20.
be as far to the left as possible.
Anything over 3 is not acceptable. A slight antenna height
adjustment (higher or lower)
may be required. Repeat recalibration step.
3
18
Push and hold mic button.
19
148 NW ST manual 3.3
6/15/99 3:12 PM
Page 20
Operation
To Transmit
Operation
To Transmit
Transmit
Transmit
Caution!
Be sure the antenna is properly
connected to the radio before
transmitting. Prolonged transmitting without an antenna,or
a poorly matched antenna,
could cause damage to the
transmitter.
Select desired
channel.
Be sure to read the F.C.C. Rules
and Regulations included with
this unit before transmitting.
1
Setting
Dynamike
Setting Dynamike
This controls the microphone sensitivity
(outgoing audio level).
1
20
Initially, set fully
clockwise so that maximum voice volume is available. Dynamike
may have to be reduced in some conditions.
1
Press and hold mic button to transmit.
Transmitter is now activated. When transmitting, hold the microphone two inches from
your mouth and speak in a clear, normal voice.
Release to receive.
RF Meter
RF Meter
This meter swings proportionately to the RF
output (outgoing signal) while transmitting.
1
The
S/RF-SWR-CAL switch must be in the
S/RF position.
21
148 NW ST manual 3.3
6/15/99 3:12 PM
Page 22
Operation
Operation
External Speaker External Speaker
PA (Public
Address)
PA (Public Address)
The external speaker jack is used for remote
receiver monitoring.
Note
Speaker should have 8-ohm
impedance and be rated to
handle at least 4.0 watts.
Note
The external speaker should
have 8-ohm impedance and be
rated to handle at least 4.0
watts.When the external speaker is plugged in,the internal
speaker is automatically disconnected.
Note
Note
1
1
Cobra external speakers are
rated at 10 watts. See
Accessories page 39.
Connect an external PA speaker to the PA jack
on the rear panel.
Note
Connect an external speaker to the external
speaker jack on the rear panel.
Activity on the CB channel will
be heard through the PA speaker. Adjust volume control to a
normal listening level.
2
22
The speaker should be directed
away from the microphone to
prevent acoustic feedback.
Set
CB/PA switch to PA position.
23
148 NW ST manual 3.3
6/15/99 3:12 PM
Page 24
Operation
Operation
Base Station Operation
(From 120V AC House Current)
To operate your transceiver from home or office
you will need a 13.8 volt DC Power Pack rated at a
minimum of 2 amps, and a properly installed base
station antenna.
3
Base Station
Operation
(From 120V AC
House Current)
Warning!
Do not attempt to operate this
transceiver by connecting it
directly to 120 vac.
Push and hold microphone button and speak
in a normal voice. Your voice will now transmit
on the PA speaker.
Note
For further information call
Cobra Customer Service
1.773.889.3087.
1
4
24
Adjust PA speaker volume with the
Dynamike control.
Simply connect the red (+) and black (-)
leads of the transceiver to the corresponding
terminals of the power pack.
25
148 NW ST manual 3.3
6/15/99 3:12 PM
Page 26
Temporary Mobile Set-Up
How Your CB Can Serve You
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
2
3
Temporary
Mobile Set-Up
Plug power cable into back of unit marked
“Power”. Be sure to observe polarity markings.
Connect properly installed and matched base
station antenna.
Warn of traffic problems
Provide weather and road data
Provide help in event of an emergency
Provide direct contact with home or office
Assist police by reporting erratic drivers
Get “local information” to find destination
Communicate with family and friends
Suggest spots to eat and sleep
Keep you alert while driving
A Few Rules
You Should
Know
A Few Rules You Should Know
Channel 9
Emergency
Messages
1. Set to channel 9 for emergencies
Temporary Mobile Operation
For temporary mobile operation you may want to
purchase an optional cigarette lighter adapter
from your COBRA dealer. This adapter and a magnetic mount antenna allow you to quickly “install”
your transceiver for temporary use.
Note
If no response on channel 9,
try channels 19 or 14.
A. Conversations cannot last more than 5 minutes
with another station. A one minute break is
required to let others use the channel.
B. You cannot blast others off the air by use of
illegally amplified transmitters or illegally
high antennas.
C. You cannot use CB to promote illegal activities.
D. Profanity is not allowed.
E. You may not transmit music with a CB.
F. Selling of merchandise and/or services is
prohibited.
Be sure antenna is properly connected.
2. CB Distress Data
When transmitting an emergency, you should
request a “REACT BASE”and provide the CB
distress data (called CLIP):
C
L
I
P
all Sign
ocation
njuries
roblem
Identify yourself.
Be exact.
Number. Type. Trapped?
Give details and help needed.
Transmit CLIP repeatedly so any monitor can assist.
26
27
148 NW ST manual 3.3
6/15/99 3:12 PM
Page 28
How Your CB Can Serve You
The FCC gives these examples of permitted and
prohibited messages for channel 9. These are
only guidelines and not all-inclusive:
Permitted
Example Message
Yes
“Tornado sighted six miles north
of town.”
“Post number 10.
No tornado sighted.”
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
28
“Out of gas on I-95 at mile
marker 211.”
“Out of gas in my driveway.”
“Four car accident on I-94 at
Exit 11. Send police and
ambulance.”
“Traffic moving smoothly on I-94.”
“Weather Bureau has issued
thunderstorm warning.
Bring sailboat into port.”
“Attention motorists.
Weather Bureau advises snow
tomorrow will accumulate
4 to 6 inches.”
“Fire in building at 539 Main,
Evanston.”
“Halloween patrol number 3.
All quiet.”
How Your CB Can Serve You
CB 10-Codes
CB 10-Codes
Citizen Bands have adopted the “10-CODES” for
standard questions and answers. These codes
provide quick and easy communication,especially
in noisy areas. Following are some of the more
common codes and meanings:
Code
10-1
10-2
10-3
10-4
10-5
10-6
10-7
10-8
10-9
10-10
Meaning
Receiving poorly
Receiving well
Stop transmitting
OK,message received
Relay message
Busy, stand by
Out of service, leaving
In service, subject to call
Repeat message
Transmission completed standing by
10-11
10-12
10-13
10-16
10-17
10-18
10-19
10-20
10-21
10-22
10-23
10-24
10-25
10-26
10-27
10-28
Talking too rapidly
Visitors present
Advise weather/roads
Make pick up at
Urgent business
Anything for us?
Return to base
My location is
Call by phone
Report in person to
Stand by
Completed last assignment
Can you contact
Disregard last info
Moving to channel
Identify your station
29
148 NW ST manual 3.3
6/15/99 3:12 PM
Page 30
How Your CB Can Serve You
Code
10-29
10-30
10-33
10-34
10-35
10-36
10-37
10-38
10-39
10-41
10-42
10-43
10-44
10-45
10-50
10-60
Meaning
Time is up for contact
Does not conform to FCC rules
Emergency traffic
Trouble at this station
Confidential information
Correct time is
Wrecker needed at
Ambulance needed
Message delivered
Turn to channel
Traffic accident at
Traffic tie up at
Have a message for
All units within range please repor t
Break channel
What is next message number?
10-62
10-63
10-64
Unable to copy. Use phone
Net directed to
Net clear
10-65
Awaiting your next message/assignment
10-67
10-70
10-71
All units comply
Fire at
Proceed, transmission in sequence
10-77
Negative contact
10-81
10-82
10-85
Reserve hotel room for
Reserve room for
My address is
10-91
Talk closer to mic
10-93
10-94
10-99
Check my frequency on this channel
Give me a long count
Mission completed, all units secure
Frequency Ranges
The COBRA 148 NW ST transceiver represents
one of the most advanced AM two-way radios
used as a Class D station in the Citizens Radio
Service. This unit features advanced Phase Lock
Loop (PLL) circuitry providing complete coverage of all 40 CB channels.
Channel
Channel
CB
Freq.
CB
Freq.
Channel In MHz Channel In MHz
1
2
3
4
5
26.965
26.975
26.985
27.005
27.015
21
22
23
24
25
27.215
27.225
27.255
27.235
27.245
6
7
8
9
10
27.025
27.035
27.055
27.065
27.075
26
27
28
29
30
27.265
27.275
27.285
27.295
27.305
11
12
13
14
15
27.085
27.105
27.115
27.125
27.135
31
32
33
34
35
27.315
27.325
27.335
27.345
27.355
16
17
18
19
20
27.155
27.165
27.175
27.185
27.205
36
37
38
39
40
27.365
27.375
27.385
27.395
27.405
10-200 Police needed at
30
31
148 NW ST manual 3.3
6/15/99 3:12 PM
Page 32
148 NW ST Specifications
GENERAL
CHANNELS......................................................................40 AM, 40 LSB, 40 USB
FREQUENCY RANGE..................................................26.965 TO 27.405 MHZ
FREQUENCY CONTROL............................................PHASE LOCK LOOP (PPL) SYNTHESIZER
FREQUENCY TOLERANCE........................................0.005%
FREQUENCY STABILITY ............................................0.001%
OPERATING TEMPERATURE RANGE....................-30° C TO +50° C
MICROPHONE..............................................................PLUG-IN DYNAMIC WITH PUSH-TO-TALK SWITCH
INPUT VOLTAGE............................................................13.8V DC NOM. 15.9V MAX., 11.7V MIN.
(POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE GROUND)
CURRENT DRAIN..........................................................TRANSMIT: AM FULL MOD.,2.2A. SSB 12
WATTS PEP OUTPUT,2A.
RECEIVE:SQUELCHED, 0.25A;MAX. AUDIO
OUTPUT, 0.6A.
SIZE....................................................................................2-3/8”H X 7-7/8”W X 9-1/4” D
WEIGHT............................................................................5 LBS.
ANTENNA CONNECTOR..........................................UHF; SO-239
COLOR LIGHT EMITTING DIODE
METER..............................................................................ILLUMINATED;INDICATES RELATIVE POWER
OUTPUT, RECEIVED SIGNAL STRENGTH AND VSWR
TRANSMITTER
POWER OUTPUT ..........................................................AM 4 WATTS, SSB 12 WATTS,PEP
MODULATION..............................................................HIGH- AND LOW-LEVEL CLASS B, AMPLITUDE
MODULATION
INTERMODULATION DISTORTION......................SSB: 3RD ORDER, MORE THAN -25dB
5TH ORDER, MORE THAN -35dB
SSB CARRIER SUPPRESSION....................................55 dB
UNWANTED SIDEBAND............................................50 dB
FREQUENCY RESPONSE............................................AM AND SSB; 300 TO 2500 HZ
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE ................................................50 OHMS,UNBALANCED
OUTPUT INDICATORS................................................METER SHOWS RELATIVE RF OUTPUT POWER
AND SWR.TRANSMIT LED GLOWS RED
WHEN TRANSMITTER IS IN OPERATION.
RECEIVER
SENSITIVITY....................................................................SSB:0.25 µV FOR 10 dB (S+N) /N AT
GREATER THAN 1/2-WATT OF AUDIO OUTPUT
AM: 0.5 µV FOR 10 dB (S+N) /N AT
GREATER THAN 1/2-WATT OF AUDIO OUTPUT
SELECTIVITY ..................................................................AM:7.8 KHZ, 50 dB @ 9KHZ
SSB: 6 dB @ 1.1 KHZ, 60 dB @ 2.3 KHZ
IMAGE REJECTION ......................................................MORE THAN 65 dB
ADJACENT-CHANNEL REJECTION........................60 dB AM & 70 d BS S B
IF FREQUENCIES ..........................................................AM:7.8MHZ 1ST IF, 455 KHZ 2 ND IF
SSB: 8.7 MHZ
AM & SSB RF GAIN CONTROL ..............................40 dBADJUSTABLE FOR OPTIMUM SIGNAL
RECEPTION
AUTOMATIC GAIN CONTROL (AGC)....................LESS THAN 10 dB CHANGE IN AUDIO OUTPUT
FOR INPUTS FROM 10 TO 100,000 MICROVOLTS
NOISE BLANKER..........................................................RF TYPE, EFFECTIVE ON AM AND SSB
ANL....................................................................................SWITCHABLE
SQUELCH........................................................................ADJUSTABLE;THRESHOLD LESS THAN 0.25 µV
VOICE LOCK RANGE..................................................+/- 1.5 KHZ
AUDIO OUTPUT POWER..........................................4 WATTS INTO 8 OHMS
FREQUENCY RESPONSE............................................300 TO 2500 HZ
DISTORTION..................................................................LESS THAN 0 % @ 0 WATTS @ 0000 HZ??
BUILT-IN SPEAKER ......................................................8 OHMS, 5 WATTS
EXTERNAL SPEAKER (NOT SUPPLIED)................8 OHMS; DISABLES INTERNAL SPEAKER WHEN
CONNECTED
PA SYSTEM
POWER OUTPUT ..........................................................4 WATTS INTO EXTERNAL SPEAKER
EXTERNAL SPEAKER FOR PA ..................................8 OHM, 4 WATTS MIN.
(NOT SUPPLIED)
(SPECIFICATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE)
32
Limited One Year Warranty
COBRA ELECTRONICS CORPORATION warrants that its
COBRA CB radios, and the component parts thereof, will be
free of defects in workmanship and materials for period of
two (2) year from 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 CB radios, products or component parts upon
delivery to the COBRA factory Service Department, accompanied by proof of the date of first consumer purchase, such
as a duplicated copy of a sales receipt.
You must pay any initial shipping charges required to ship
the product for warranty service, but the return charges will
be at Cobra’s expense, if the product is repaired or replaced
under warranty.
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.
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.
33
Cobra Electronics
Corporation
6500 West Cortland Street
Chicago, Illinois 60707
148 NW ST manual 3.3
6/15/99 3:12 PM
Page 34
Optional Accessories
Replacement DC Power Cord
For in vehicle use
420-071-9-001
$7.50
Replacement Mounting
Bracket
For in vehicle use
250-044-N-001
$4.50
Replacement Microphone
Bracket
28” Full Range Center Load,
Magnetic Mount Antenna
For in vehicle use
741-080-9-001
For in vehicle use
AT 35
$0.45
Optional Accessories
Replacement Thumb Screws
For in vehicle use
634-088-9-001
$0.60
25”Glass Mount Antenna
For in vehicle use
AT 55
$27.95
Power Microphone
For in vehicle use
CA 75
Dynamic External Speaker
For in vehicle use
CS 100
$19.95
$21.95
$14.95
Noise Canceling/Power
Microphone
For in vehicle use
CA 77
$24.95
Echo/Noise Canceling
Microphone
For in vehicle use
CA 79
$59.95
Noise Canceling External
Speaker
Dynamic Noise Canceling
With Talk Back External
Speaker
For in vehicle use
CS 500
$24.95
For in vehicle use
CS 300
$19.95
You Can Find These Fine Accessories At Your Local
Cobra CB Dealer
If you wish, you can order directly from Cobra.
39” Full Range Base Load,
Magnetic Mount Antenna
For in vehicle use
AT 70
$24.95
44” Full Range, Center Load,
Dual Band CB/WX Antenna
Allows greater transmission
range while in a moving vehicle.
ATW-400
$27.95
34
Replacement Dynamic
Microphone
For in vehicle use
CA 73
$12.95
Order by phone
Call 1.773.889.3087
(Press 1 from the main menu) 8 a.m.-8 p.m. M-F CST.
Order by mail or fax
Please fill out order form on ne xt page, and mail/fax directly
to Cobra.
35
148 NW ST manual 3.3
6/15/99 3:12 PM
Page 36
Accessory Order Form
Item #
Description
Cost Ea.
420-071-9-001
250-044-N-001
634-088-9-001
741-080-9-001
AT 35
Replacement DC Power Cord
Replacement Mounting Bracket
Replacement Thumb Screws
Replacement Microphone Bracket
28” Full Range Center Load,
Magnetic Mount Antenna
25” Glass Mount Antenna
39” Full Range Base Load,
Magnetic Mount Antenna
44” Full Range, Center Load,
Dual Band CB/WX Antenna
Replacement Dynamic Microphone
Power Microphone
Noise Canceling/Power Microphone
Echo/Noise Canceling Microphone
Dynamic External Speaker
Noise Canceling External Speaker
Dynamic Noise Canceling
With Talk Back External Speaker
$7.50
$4.50
$0.60
$0.45
AT 55
AT 70
ATW 400
CA 73
CA 75
CA 77
CA79
CS 100
CS 300
CS 500
Shipping & Handling
Amount of
Shipping/
Order
Handling
$25.00 and under $4.75 minimum
$25.01-$40.00
$6.95
$40.01-$80.00
$9.00
$80.01-$120.00 $10.00
$120.01-$160.00 $11.50
$160.01 and up $14.25
For AK,HI and PR please add
an additional $15.00 for UPS
shipments.
Qty. Amount
$19.95
$27.95
$24.95
$27.95
$12.95
$21.95
$24.95
$59.95
$14.95
$19.95
$24.95
Prices subject to change without notice. Subtotal
(Tax if applicable)
Shipping/handling
Total
Tax Table
Illinois residents add 7%
Michigan residents add 4 %
Cook Co.residents add .75% (7.75% total) Ohio residents add 6%
Chicago residents add 1% (8.75% total) Wisconsin residents add 5%
Indiana residents add 5%
For credit card orders fill out order form
and fax to: 1.773.622.2269
or call 1.773.889.3087
(Press 1 from the main menu)
Please print clearly
8:00 am - 8:00 pm,M-F, CST.
Make check or money order (no stamps)
payable to:
Cobra Accessories Dept.
6500 West Cortland St. Chicago, IL 60707
Name
Address (No P.O. Box)
City
State
Zip
Telephone (
)
Credit Card No.
Exp. Date
Customer Signature
Circle One: Visa MasterCard Discover
Allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery. Offer valid in Continental U.S.only.
36
148 NW ST manual 3.3
6/15/99 3:12 PM
Page 37
148 NW ST
Cobra Electronics Corporation
6500 West Cortland Street
Chicago, IL60707
If You Think You Need Service
For technical assistance,please call our Automated Help Desk which can assist
you by answering the most frequently asked questions about Cobra products.
(773) 889-3087
Operating Instructions
for your Cobra 148 NW ST
CB Radio
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
A Consumer Service Representative can be reached through this same number
8:00 am - 8:00 pm,Monday through Friday, CST.
Technical assistance is also available on-line in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section at
www.cobraelec.com or by e-mail to productinfo@cobraelec.com
If you think you need service call 1.773.889.3087
“If your product should require factory service please call Cobra first before sending your unit in.
This will ensure the fastest turn-around time on your repair.”
You may be asked to send your unit to the Co b ra facto ry. It will be nece s s a ry to
f u rnish the fo l l owing in order to have the prod u ct serv i ced and re t u rn e d.
1 . For Wa rra nty Repair include some fo rm of proo f - o f - p u rc h a s e, such as a
m e c h a n i cal re p rod u ction or ca r bon or a sales re ce i p t . If you send the ori g i n a l
re ceipt it cannot be re t u rn e d.
2 . Send the ent i re prod u ct .
3 . Enclose a description of what is happening with the unit. Include a ty ped or
c l e a rly pri nt name and address of where the unit is to be re t u rn e d.
4 . Pack unit securely to preve nt damage in tra n s i t . If po s s i b l e, use the ori g i n a l
p a c king mate ri a l .
5 . Ship prepaid and insured by way of a tra ceable ca rrier such as Un i ted Pa rce l
Se rv i ce (UPS) or First Class Ma i l : to avoid loss in transit to : Co b ra Fa cto ry
Se rv i ce, Co b ra El e ct ronics Co rpo rat i o n , 6500 W. Co rtland St . , Ch i ca g o, I L
60707.
6 . If the unit is in wa rra nty, u pon re ceipt of your unit it will either be re p a i re d
or exchanged depending on the mod e l . Please allow approx i m ately 3 to 4
weeks be fo re co nt a cting us for stat u s. If the unit is out of wa rra nty a lette r
will auto m at i cally be sent info rming you of the repair charge or re p l a ce m e nt
c h a rg e. If you have any questions, please call 1.773.889.3087 for assistance.
Cobra Electronics Corp.© 1999
Printed in China
Part No. 480-301-P-001
“Ingenious Products for Easier Communication.”
148 NW ST manual 3.3
6/15/99 3:12 PM
Page 39
The CB Story
The Citizens Band lies between the shortwave
broadcast and 10-meter Amateur radio bands,
and was established by law in 1949. The Class D
two-way communications service was opened in
1959.(CB also includes a Class A citizens band
and Class C remote control frequencies.)
2
FCC Regulations
1
FCC regulations permit only “transmissions”
(one party to another) rather than “broadcasts”
(to a wide audience). Thus, advertising is not
allowed on CB Channels because that is “broadcasting.”
FCC Warnings
All transmitter adjustments other than those
supplied by the manufacturer as front panel
operating controls, must be made by, or under
the supervision of, the holder of an FCC-issued
General Radio-Telephone Operator’s License.
3
Replacement or substitution of transistors, regular
diodes or other parts of a unique nature, with
parts other than those recommended by Cobra,
may cause violation of the technical regulations
of Part 95 of the FCC Rules, or violation of Type
Acceptance requirements of Part 2 of the Rules.
4
You should read and understand Part 95 (included
with this unit) of the FCC Rules and Regulations,
before operating your Cobra radio, even though
the FCC no longer requires you to obtain an operator’s license.
What’s Included with Your 148 NW ST
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
5
A1
CB transceiver
Microphone
Transceiver bracket
Microphone bracket
Operating Manual
6. DC power cord
7. FCC rules
1. (not shown)
148 NW ST manual 3.3
6/15/99 3:12 PM
Page 40
Controls and Indicators
Our Thanks to You
Thank you for purchasing the Cobra 148 NW ST
CB Radio. Properly used, this Cobra product will
give you many years of reliable service.
1. 4-Pin Microphone
Connector
19
2. Power On/Off,Volume
3. Squelch
SoundTracker TM
4. RFGain/SWRCal
“Cuts noise coming in...strengthens signals
going out.”
5. Dynamike
This Patent pending technology dramatically
improves transmission and reception of CB
signals.
6. Voicelock
7. Dimmer Control
8. Channel Selector
The revolutionary SoundTrackerTM System reconfigures the transmission signal which allows it to
be transferred more efficiently through cluttered
airwaves.
9. LED Channel Display
10. SoundTracker™ LED 11.
11. RX(Receive)/TX(Transmit)
LED Indicator
12. SoundTracker™ On/Off
17 16 15 14 13 11
10
9
18
12
13. Hi/Lo Tone Switch
14. USB/AM / LSB Switch
15. S/RF/CAL/SWR Switch
16. CB/PA Switch
1
17. NB/ANL/ANL/Off Switch
2
4
5
6
7
8
Cobra Customer Service
Live operators are available
M-F 8:00 am - 8:00 pm CST at:
773.889.3087
Automated Technical Assistance
available 24 hours a day, seven
days a week.E-mail questions
to:
productinfo@cobraelec.com
Cobra on the World Wide Web:
Frequently Asked Questions
(FAQ) can be found on-line at:
www.cobraelec.com
At the same time, it significantly reduces the
amount of static on all incoming CB signals.
The end result is a cleaner, clearer sounding
reception of signals and a more powerful
transmission which dramatically improves
CB communications.
3
18. Signal Strength Meter
19. Microphone
20
Back Side
20. Public Address Speaker
Jack
21. External Speaker Jack
22. Antenna Connector
22
21
Customer Support
Should you encounter any problems with the
product or not understand its many features,
please refer to this owner’s manual. If ,after
referring to the manual, you still need help,
call Cobra Customer Service at 773.889.3087.
23
23. Power Jack
A2
A3
148 NW ST manual 3.3
6/15/99 3:12 PM
Page 43
Notes
Notes
Notes
Notes
Was this manual useful for you? yes no
Thank you for your participation!

* Your assessment is very important for improving the work of artificial intelligence, which forms the content of this project

Download PDF

advertising