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Introduction
Owner’s Manual
Making Life Easier and Safer
Staying in touch with your family and friends is
convenient and easy when using your microTALK®
radio. Some of the many uses you will discover include:
Communicating with others while hiking, biking and working;
keeping track of family and friends at a crowded public event;
checking with travel companions in another car; talking with
neighbors; arranging meeting spots with others while
shopping at the mall.
Belt Clip
Secure your microTALK
radio while on the go.
Carrying your microTALK radio with
you is easy when using the belt clip.
The belt clip easily attaches to your belt,
purse or backpack.
Customer Assistance
For Assistance in Canada or the U.S.A.
In this user’s manual, you should find all the information you need
to operate your microTALK® radio. If you require further assistance
after reading this manual, Cobra Electronics offers the following
customer assistance services:
Automated Help Desk
English. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (773) 889-3087 (phone).
Customer Assistance Operators
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday to Friday
(except holidays) (514) 683-1771, ext. 2-264 (phone).
Questions
Faxes can be received at (514) 683-5307 (fax).
Technical Assistance
English and French. www.cobra.ca (on-line: Frequently Asked
Questions).
English and Spanish. productinfo@cobra.com (e-mail).
For Assistance Outside Canada, the U.S.A. or in French
Contact Your Local Dealer
TWO-WAY RADIO MODEL
CXT450C
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Printed in China
Part No. 480-479-P
Version A
A1
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© 2008 Cobra Electronics Corporation
6500 West Cortland Street
Chicago, Illinois 60707 USA
www.cobra.com
Product Features
Introduction
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• 22 Channels
Seven shared
with FRS/GMRS,
seven FRS
only, eight
GMRS only
Product Features
Backlit LCD Display
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• 121 Privacy Codes
(38 CTCSS codes/
83 DCS codes)
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• 10 Channel NOAA
All Hazards Radio
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• Hands-Free
Operation (VOX)
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• 10 Channel Memory
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• Signal Strength
Meter
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• Scan
Channels, privacy
codes, memory
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• Selectable
Hi•Low Power
In GMRS
• Backlit
LCD Display
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• Button Lock
• Call Alert
10 selectable tones
• Speaker/
Microphone/
Charge Jack
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• Roger Beep
Selectable on/off
• Battery/Power Saver
1. Antenna
2. External Speaker/
Microphone/Charge Jack
3. On/Off Volume Knob
4. Backlit LCD Display
5. Channel Up Button
6. Channel Down Button
7. Mode/Lock Button
8. Speaker/Microphone
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Call Button
Light/Max Range Button
Talk Button
Enter/Hi-Low Power Button
Wrist Strap Connector
Belt Clip
Battery Compartment
Battery Door Latch
• Keystroke Tones
Selectable on/off
• Auto Squelch
• Maximum Range
Extender
• Belt Clip
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Signal Strength Meter Icon
Lock Icon
Keystroke Tones Icon
Roger Beep Icon
VOX Icon
NOAA All Hazards Radio
Icon
7. DCS/CTCSS Icons
8. Scan Icon
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9. Memory Icon
10. Memory Location
Number
11. Privacy Code Numbers
12. Hi-Low Power Icons
13. Receive/Transmit Icons
14. Battery Low Indicator
15. Power Saver Icon
16. Channel Numbers
Maximum range may vary and is based on unobstructed lineof-sight communication under ideal conditions.
Industry Canada Notice:
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1) this device may not cause interference, and
2) this device must accept any interference, including
interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
«IC» before the equipment certification number signifies that
the Industry Canada technical specifications were met.
It does not guarantee that the certified product will operate
to the user’s satisfaction.
Important FCC Licensing Information
This radio operates on General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS)
frequencies which require a Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) license in the U.S.A. See page 22 for
licensing and other related information.
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Caring for Your microTALK Radio
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Your microTALK radio will give you years of trouble-free service
if cared for properly. Handle the radio gently. Keep the radio away
from dust. Never put the radio in water or in a damp place.
Avoid exposure to extreme temperatures.
Remove Belt Clip
Pull Up Lock Latch
Insert Batteries
Rechargeable Batteries and
Desktop Charger
To install or replace batteries:
1. Remove belt clip by releasing belt clip
latch and sliding clip up.
2. Pull up on the battery door latch to
the battery compartment cover.
3. Insert batteries according to
polarity markings.
4. Replace battery compartment cover
and belt clip.
Estimated operation time on full charge:
12 hours.
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These rechargeable batteries must be recycled or disposed of
properly in compliance with all applicable laws. They may not be
thrown in the trash.
Certain states or municipalities require recycling and have
established collection programs. Please contact your local waste
removal authority for instructions, or return to Cobra® for recycling.
Wrap batteries carefully and mail postage prepaid to:
Cobra Electronics Corporation, 6500 West Cortland Street,
Chicago, IL 60707 USA, Attn: Battery Recycling.
Do not put batteries into fire or expose to high heat.
They may explode.
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Insert Radio(s)
Using Your Radio
For charging microTALK radio(s) in desktop
charger:
1. Insert radio(s) into desktop charger as shown.
2. Insert round connector of 120-volt adapter
into jack on back of charger.
3. Plug 120-volt adapter into electrical outlet.
If charging light is not on, check position of radio. Radio should be
upright. The charge indicator light will stay on as long as the radio
is in the charging well, even after the batteries are fully charged.
It normally takes about 15 hours to fully recharge batteries.
Batteries will not be damaged if they stay in the charging well
longer than that.
Note: To charge a single radio, you can bypass the desktop charger
and simply insert the wall adapter’s round connector directly into
the speaker/microphone/charge jack located on the top of the radio.
Use only the supplied rechargeable batteries and charger for
recharging your Cobra microTALK radio.
Cobra recommends your radio is turned off while being charged.
Non-rechargeable alkaline batteries can also be used in your radio.
Quick Start
1. Rotate the On/Off Volume knob to turn
on your radio.
2. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down
button to select a channel.
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Turning on Your microTALK Radio
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Rotate the On/Off Volume knob clockwise to turn
on your radio and adjust the volume. A series
of tones will indicate the radio is on.
Your microTALK radio is now in Standby mode,
ready to receive transmissions. The radio is
always in Standby mode, except when the Talk,
Call or Mode/Lock buttons are pressed.
Battery Low
Battery Low
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When battery power is low, the Battery Low icon
will blink. Your batteries should be recharged or
replaced if using alkaline batteries.
Auto Battery Save
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Your microTALK radio has a unique circuit
designed to extend battery life. If there are
no transmissions for 10 seconds, the radio will
automatically switch to Battery Save mode and
the Power Saver icon will flash in the display.
This will not affect the radio’s ability to receive
incoming transmissions.
Signal Strength Meter
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Your microTALK radio has a Signal Strength
Meter that shows the strength of your incoming
and outgoing transmissions. The ascending bars
next to the signal strength indicate the strength
of the signal. The greater the number of bars
visible, the stronger the signal. The fewer
number of bars visible, the weaker the signal.
Communicating with Another Person
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1. Press and hold the Talk button.
2. With the microphone about 2 inches (5 cm)
from your mouth, speak in a normal voice.
3. Release the Talk button when you are
finished talking and listen for a response.
You cannot receive incoming calls while
pressing the Talk button.
Battery Save Mode
Signal Strength
Talk Button
Both radios must be tuned to
the same channel/privacy code
to communicate.
3. Press and hold the Talk button while
speaking into the microphone.
4. When finished talking, release the Talk
button and listen for a response.
Operation
On/Off Power
Two Inches (5 cm)
from Mouth
Both radios must be tuned to the same
channel/privacy code to communicate.
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Channel Buttons
Channel Number
Using Your Radio
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Channels
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With the radio on, select any of the 22 channels
by pressing the Channel Up or Channel Down
button.
Both radios must be tuned to the
same channel to communicate.
Enter/Hi-Low Button
Hi Power Icon
Channels 1 through 7 are shared by FRS and
GMRS. Channels 8 through 14 are FRS only.
Channels 15 through 22 are GMRS only.
Low Power Icon
See page 21 for FRS/GMRS frequency
allocations and compatibility charts.
Listening
Volume Knob
Call Button
Listening for a Response
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Release the Talk button to receive incoming
transmissions. Your microTALK radio is always
in Standby mode while the Talk or Call buttons
are not pressed.
Volume
Rotate the On/Off Volume knob.
Call Button
To alert another person that you are calling:
Press and release the Call button.
The other person will hear a two second
call tone. This tone is used only to establish
voice communications.
See page 19 on how to select from
10 available call tone settings.
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Light/Max Range
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Selectable High•Low Power Output
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When in close proximity to another party or
during favorable conditions, you can switch
from High to Low Power to extend battery life.
This feature applies to GMRS Channels
1 through 7 and 15 through 22 only.
Channels 8 through 14 operate
exclusively on low power.
To toggle between high and low power:
Press the Enter/Hi•Low button for
two seconds.
When using Channels 1 through 7 and
15 through 22 on high power, the Hi icon
will be visible on the display.
When using those channels on low power
and on Channels 8 through 14, the Low icon
will be visible on the display.
To Illuminate Display
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Press and release the Light/Max Range button
to illuminate the display for 10 seconds.
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Auto Squelch/Maximum Range
Your microTALK radio is equipped with Auto Squelch, which
automatically shuts off weak transmissions and unwanted noise
due to terrain and conditions. This slightly reduces the Maximum
Range at which signals can be heard.
You can turn off auto squelch to allow all signals to be received
and extend the maximum range of your radio.
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Light/Max Range
Using Your Radio
To briefly turn off auto squelch:
Press the Light/Max Range button
for less than five seconds.
If you hear two beeps, you have turned
the maximum range extender on (see below).
To turn maximum range extender on:
Press and hold the Light/Max Range button
for at least five seconds until you hear
two beeps which indicates the maximum
range extender is on.
To turn maximum range extender off:
Press and release the Light/Max Range
button or change channels.
Lock Feature
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The Lock feature locks the Channel, Mode/Lock and Enter/Hi•Low
Power buttons to prevent accidental operation.
Mode/Lock Button
To turn the lock feature on or off:
Press and hold the Mode/Lock button
for two seconds.
A double beep sound is used to confirm your
lock on or off request. When in Lock mode,
Lock Mode
the Lock icon will be displayed.
Dual Function Buttons
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Two of the buttons on the microTALK radio have Dual Functions;
Mode/Lock
• Press and release the button to scroll to the next mode function.
• Press and hold the button for two seconds or more to turn the
lock function on or off.
Enter/Hi•Low Power
• Press and release the button to enter settings in Function mode.
• Press and release to toggle between high and low power
transmission in Standby mode.
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Speaker/Microphone/
Charge Jack
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Placed in Ear
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Clipped to Clothing
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Push to Talk
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Reduced Range
Reduced Range
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Speaker/Microphone/Charge Jack
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Your microTALK radio can be fitted with an external
Speaker/Microphone, freeing your hands for
other tasks. This same jack also serves as the
connecting point for a wall charger/adapter.
To attach a speaker/microphone:
1. Open the speaker/microphone/charge
tab on top of your microTALK radio.
2. Insert the plug into the speaker/
microphone/charge jack.
To connect a wall charger/adapter:
1. Open the speaker/microphone/charge
tab on top of your microTALK radio.
2. Insert the wall charger/adapter plug
into the speaker/microphone/charge jack.
Earbud Microphone
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1. Plug earbud microphone into radio.
2. Place earbud in ear.
3. Clip microphone onto clothing 3 inches (7.6 cm)
to 6 inches (15.2 cm) from your mouth.
4. Push to talk.
microTALK Range
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Your range will vary depending on
terrain and conditions.
In flat, open country your radio will
operate at maximum range.
Buildings and foliage in the path of the
signal can reduce the range of the radio.
Dense foliage and hilly terrain will
further reduce the range of the radio.
On FRS channels 8 through 14, your radio
automatically switches to low power, which
will limit the range the radio can communicate.
Remember, you can achieve maximum
range by using maximum range extender.
See page 6 for details.
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Mode Functions
Scrolling through Mode Functions
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By scrolling through the Mode Functions, you will be able to
select or turn on/off preferred features of your microTALK radio.
When scrolling through the Mode Functions, your radio features
will be displayed in the following order:
Set CTCSS Privacy Codes
Mode/Lock Button
Set DCS Privacy Codes
Set NOAA All Hazards Radio Channel
Set VOX On/Off
Set VOX Sensitivity Level
Set Memory Locations
Set Channel Scan
Set CTCSS Privacy Code Scan
Set DCS Privacy Code Scan
Set Memory Location Scan
Set Call Tones
Set Roger Beep On/Off
Set Keystroke Tones On/Off
Scroll through the mode functions using the Mode/Lock button.
Each press and release of the Mode/Lock button will advance to
the next mode function. Press the Talk button at any point to
return the radio to Standby mode.
Privacy Codes
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Your microTALK radio incorporates two advanced coded squelch
systems that can help to reduce interference from other users
on any given channel. CTCSS (Continuous Tone Coded Squelch
System) provides 38 privacy codes and DCS (Digitally Coded
Squelch) provides 83 privacy codes. This provides a total of 121
Privacy Codes. Either system can be used on all channels, but both
systems cannot be used on the same channel at the same time.
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Set CTCSS Privacy Codes
To select a CTCSS privacy code:
Mode/Lock Button
1. After selecting a channel, press
the Mode/Lock button until the small
numbers next to the channel number
flash on the display.
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CTCSS Privacy Code
Channel Buttons
If DCS is turned on at the channel
selected, the display will flash the
CTCSS icon and “OFF.” To switch from
DCS to CTCSS, press the Channel Up
or Channel Down button while the
display is flashing “OFF.” The display
will then show the small numbers
flashing and you will then be able
to proceed to step 2.
2. Press using the Channel Up or Channel Down button to select
a privacy code. You can hold the Up or Down button for fast advance.
3. When your desired CTCSS privacy code is displayed, choose one
of the following:
a. Press the Mode/Lock button to enter the new setting and
proceed to other functions.
b. Press the Enter/Hi•Low button to enter the new setting and
return to Standby mode.
c. Do not press any buttons for 15 seconds to enter the new
setting and return to Standby mode.
To successfully communicate using a privacy code, both
the sending and receiving radios must be tuned to the same
channel and to the same privacy code system (CTCSS or
DCS) and privacy code number. Each channel will remember
the last privacy code system and number you select.
The privacy code 00 is not a privacy code, but allows all
signals to be heard on a channel that is set to 00 on both
the CTCSS and DCS systems.
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Mode Functions
Set DCS Privacy Codes
Mode/Lock Button
DCS Privacy Code
Channel Buttons
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To select a DCS privacy code:
1. After selecting a channel, press the Mode/Lock
button until the DCS icon appears and the
small numbers flash on the display
(01 through 83).
If CTCSS is turned on at the channel
selected, the display will flash the DCS
icon and “OFF.” To switch from CTCSS to
DCS, press the Channel Up or Channel
Down button while the display is flashing
“OFF.” The display will then show the
small numbers flashing and you will then
be able to proceed to step 2.
2. Press using the Channel Up or Channel Down
button to select a DCS privacy code. You can
hold the Up or Down button for fast advance.
3. When your desired DCS privacy code is
displayed, choose one of the following:
a. Press the Mode/Lock button to enter the
new setting and proceed to other functions.
b. Press the Enter/Hi•Low button to enter the
new setting and return to Standby mode.
c. Do not press any buttons for 15 seconds
to enter the new setting and return to
Standby mode.
NOAA* All Hazards Radio Channels
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You can use your microTALK radio to listen to NOAA All Hazards
Radio channels transmitting in your area.
To listen to All Hazards Radio channels:
Mode/Lock Button
1. Press the Mode/Lock button until the
All Hazards Radio icon, the currently
selected All Hazards Radio channel,
and signal strength are displayed.
2. Use the Channel Up or Channel Down
button to change All Hazards Radio channels.
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Hazards Radio Icon
Channel Buttons
Enter/Hi-Low Button
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3. The All Hazards Radio icon will continue to
be displayed when All Hazards Radio is on.
Choose one of the following:
a. Press the Mode/Lock button to proceed
to other functions.
b. Press the Enter/Hi-Low button to exit
All Hazards Radio channel mode and
return to Standby mode.
c. Press Talk button to exit and start on
last used transmitting channel.
*National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration
Voice Activated Transmit (VOX)
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In VOX mode, your microTALK radio can be used “hands-free,”
automatically transmitting when you speak. You can set the VOX
sensitivity level to fit the volume of your voice and avoid
transmissions triggered by background noise.
To turn VOX mode on or off:
Mode/Lock Button
1. Press the Mode/Lock button until the VOX
icon flashes on the display. The current on
or off setting is displayed.
2. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down
VOX Icon
button to turn VOX on or off.
3. Choose one of the following:
a. Press the Mode/Lock button to enter the
selected on or off setting and proceed to
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other functions.
b. Press the Enter/Hi•Low button to enter
the selected on or off setting and return
to Standby mode.
To set VOX sensitivity:
1. Press the Mode/Lock button until the VOX
icon flashes and the current sensitivity level
is displayed.
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Mode/Lock Button
Mode Functions
The current sensitivity level is displayed
with letters “LE” and a Number 01
through 05, with Number 05 being the
most sensitive level and Number 01
being the least sensitive level.
VOX Sensitivity Level
Channel Buttons
2. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down
button to change the setting.
3. Choose one of the following:
a. Press the Mode/Lock button to enter
the selected setting and proceed to
other functions.
b. Press the Enter/Hi•Low button to enter the
selected setting and return to Standby mode.
10 Memory Locations
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Your microTALK radio has 10 Memory Locations for storing
your most frequently used channels and channel/privacy code
combinations. These Memory Locations can be selected individually
or can be scanned. (See page 18 for memory location scan.)
To program a memory location:
Mode/Lock Button
1. Press the Mode/Lock button until the
Memory icon and the memory location
flash on the display.
2. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down
Memory Icon
button to select the memory location
(0 through 9).
Channel Buttons
Enter/Hi-Low Button
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If a location has been programmed
before, its associated channel/privacy
code will be shown on the display.
3. Press the Enter/Hi•Low button to enter
a new memory location or edit an already
programmed memory location. The channel
numbers will flash on the display.
4. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down
button to select a channel (1 through 22).
5. Press the Enter/Hi•Low button. The CTCSS
icon and privacy code numbers will flash on
the display.
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6. Choose one of the following:
a. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down button to select
a CTCSS privacy code (01 through 38) for the channel.
b. Press the Enter/Hi•Low button to switch from CTCSS to
DCS. The DCS icon and privacy code numbers will flash on
the display. The Channel Up or Channel Down button can
then be used to select a DCS privacy code (01 through 83)
for the channel.
If “OFF” flashes in place of the privacy code numbers,
a privacy code is already set in the opposite (CTCSS
or DCS) system. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down
button to cancel the opposite code and select a privacy
code from the active system for the selected channel.
7. Choose one of the following:
a. Press the Enter/Hi•Low button to enter the channel/privacy
code in the selected memory location. Radio then proceeds
to next memory location, which will blink.
b. Press the Mode/Lock button to enter the channel/privacy
code in the selected memory location and proceed to other
functions on the channel/privacy code displayed before you
entered mode functions.
c. Press the Talk button to enter the channel/privacy code
in the selected memory location and exit mode functions.
Upon release of the Talk button, the radio will enter
Standby mode on the channel/privacy code just entered.
To recall a stored memory channel location:
Mode/Lock Button
1. Press the Mode/Lock button until the Memory
icon and the memory location number flash
on the display.
2. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down
Memory Icon
button to select a memory location
(0 through 9).
If a location has been programmed
before, its associated channel/privacy
code will be shown on the display.
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Channel Buttons
Mode Functions
3. Press the Talk button to return to Standby
mode on the selected memory location.
A memory location can be reprogrammed
at any time it is displayed. Press the
Enter/Hi•Low button to begin.
While recalling a stored memory location, if you do not press any
buttons for 15 seconds, your radio will automatically return to
Standby mode on the channel/privacy code displayed before you
entered mode functions.
To de-program a memory location:
Mode/Lock Button
1. Press the Mode/Lock button until the
Memory icon and the memory location
flash on the display.
2. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down
Memory Icon
button to select the memory location
(0 through 9).
Channel Buttons
Enter/Hi-Low Button
Channel 0
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If a location has been programmed
before, its associated channel/privacy
code will be shown on the display.
3. Press the Enter/Hi•Low button. The channel
numbers will flash on the display.
4. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down
button to select Channel 0.
5. Choose one of the following:
a. Press the Enter/Hi•Low button to enter
the channel/privacy code in the selected
memory location and return to the
beginning of memory location options.
b. Press the Mode/Lock button to
enter the channel/privacy code in
the selected memory location and
proceed to other functions on the
channel/privacy code displayed
before you entered mode functions.
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While de-programming a memory location, if you do not press any
buttons for 15 seconds, your radio will automatically return to
Standby mode on the channel/privacy code displayed before you
entered mode functions.
Channel Scan
Your microTALK radio can automatically scan channels.
To scan channels:
Mode/Lock Button
1. Press the Mode/Lock button until the
Scan icon and the channel numbers
flash on the display.
2. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down
Scanning Channels
button to begin scanning channels.
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The radio ignores specific privacy
codes while scanning channels.
The Scan icon will continue to be displayed
when scan is on. Your radio will continue to
scan all channels and stop if an incoming
transmission is detected. Your radio will
remain on that channel for 10 seconds.
While setting channel scan, if you do not press any buttons for
15 seconds, your radio will automatically return to Standby mode
on the channel or channel/privacy code displayed before you
entered mode functions.
During channel scan (while receiving an incoming transmission),
you can choose from the following:
a. Press and hold the Talk button to communicate on that
channel. Your radio will remain on that channel and return
to Standby mode.
b. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down button to resume
scanning channels.
If you press the Talk button while scanning, but more than
10 seconds after receiving a transmission, you will transmit
on the channel on which you last received a transmission.
This will return the radio to Standby mode.
Channel Buttons
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Mode Functions
If you do not press any button within 10 seconds after receiving
a scanned transmission, your radio will automatically resume
scanning channels.
During channel scan (while not receiving a transmission),
you can choose from the following:
a. Press and hold the Talk button to communicate on the
channel or channel/privacy code that was displayed before
you entered mode functions or the channel on which, during
scanning, you last received a transmission. This will then
return the radio to Standby mode.
b. Press the Mode/Lock button to proceed to set privacy
code scan on the channel that was either displayed before
you entered mode functions or on which, during channel
scanning, you last received a transmission (see below for
further details).
c. Press the Enter/Hi•Low button to return to Standby mode
on the channel/privacy code that was displayed before you
entered mode functions or the channel on which, during
scanning, you last received a transmission.
Privacy Code Scan
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Your microTALK radio can automatically scan the Privacy
Codes (either CTCSS 01 through 38 or DCS 01 through 83)
within one channel. Only one set of privacy codes (CTCSS
or DCS) can be scanned at a time.
To scan privacy codes:
Select Channel
1. While in Standby mode, press the
Channel Up or Channel Down button
to choose the channel on which you
wish to scan privacy codes.
Mode/Lock Button
2. Press the Mode/Lock button until either the
CTCSS or the DCS icon appears on the
display and the Scan icon and the privacy
code numbers flash on the display.
3. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down
button to begin scanning privacy codes
within the channel you selected.
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The Scan icon will continue to be displayed
when privacy code scan is on. Your radio will
continue to scan privacy codes and stop as an
incoming transmission is detected. Your radio
will remain on that channel/privacy code for
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10 seconds.
While setting privacy code scan, if you do not
press any buttons for 15 seconds, your radio
will automatically return to Standby mode on
the channel/privacy code that was displayed
before you entered mode functions.
During privacy code scan (while receiving an incoming
transmission), you can choose from the following:
a. Press and hold the Talk button to communicate
on that channel/privacy code. Your radio will remain
on that channel/privacy code and return to Standby mode.
b. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down button to
resume scanning privacy codes.
If you press the Talk button while scanning, but more than
10 seconds after receiving a transmission, you will transmit
on the channel/privacy code on which you last received a
transmission. This will then return the radio to Standby mode.
If you do not press any button within 10 seconds, your
radio will automatically resume scanning privacy codes.
During privacy code scan (while not receiving a transmission),
you can choose from the following:
a. Press and hold the Talk button to communicate on
the channel/privacy code that was displayed before you
entered mode functions or the channel/privacy code on
which, during scanning, you last received a transmission.
This will return the radio to Standby mode.
b. Press the Mode/Lock button to proceed to set memory
location scan (see page 18 for further details).
c. Press the Enter/Hi•Low button to return to Standby
mode on the channel/privacy code that was displayed
before you entered mode functions or the channel/
privacy code on which, during scanning, you last
received a transmission.
Scan Privacy Codes
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Operation
Mode Functions
Memory Location Scan
Your microTALK radio can automatically scan up to
10 programmed Memory Locations.
If there are one or fewer memory locations
programmed in your radio, the scan memory
locations option will not be available. To program
at least two memory locations, see program
memory locations on page 12.
Mode/Lock Button
Scanning Locations
Channel Buttons
To scan memory locations:
1. Press the Mode/Lock button until the Scan
icon, Memory icon and the memory location
number flash on the display.
2. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down
button to begin scanning memory locations.
The Scan icon and the Memory icon will
continue to be displayed when memory
location scan is on. Your radio will continue
to scan memory locations and stop if an
incoming transmission is detected. Your
radio will remain on that memory location
for 10 seconds.
While setting memory location scan, if you do not press any
buttons for 15 seconds, your radio will automatically return to
Standby mode on the channel/privacy code displayed before
you entered mode functions.
During memory location scan (while receiving an Incoming
transmission), you can choose from the following:
a. Press and hold the Talk button to communicate on that
memory location. Your radio will remain on that memory
location and after 10 seconds of no activity, radio will start
memory location scan again.
b. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down button to resume
scanning memory locations.
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If you press the Talk button while scanning, but more than
10 seconds after receiving a transmission, you will transmit on
the memory location on which, during scanning, you last received
a transmission. This will return the radio to Standby mode.
If you do not press any button within 10 seconds, your radio
will automatically resume scanning memory locations.
During memory location scan (while not receiving a
transmission), you can choose from the following:
a. Press and hold the Talk button to communicate on the
channel/privacy code that was displayed before you entered
mode functions or memory location on which, during
scanning, you last received a transmission.
b. Press the Mode/Lock button to proceed to other functions.
c. Press the Enter/Hi•Low button to return to Standby mode
on the channel/privacy code that was displayed before you
entered mode functions or the memory location on which,
during scanning, you last received a transmission.
To reduce the number of memory locations being scanned,
you may de-program any unwanted locations. (See page 14
to de-program a memory location.)
10 Call Tone Settings
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You can choose from 10 different call tone settings to transmit
a unique call alert.
To change a call tone setting:
Mode/Lock Button
1. Press the Mode button until the letter “C” and
the current call tone number (01 through 10)
is displayed.
2. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down
Call Tone Setting
button to hear the other call tone settings.
3. Choose one of the following:
a. Press the Mode/Lock button to enter the
new setting and proceed to other functions.
Channel Buttons
b. Press the Enter/Hi•Low button to enter the
new setting and return to Standby mode.
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Operation
Mode Functions and
General Specifications
Roger Beep Confirmation Tone
•
Roger Beep is an audible tone that your listener will hear when you
release the Talk button. This alerts the other party that you are
finished talking and it is OK for them to speak.
Mode/Lock Button
To turn roger beep on or off:
1. Press the Mode button until the Roger Beep
icon flashes on the display. The current on
or off setting is displayed.
2. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down
Roger Beep On
button to select roger beep on or off.
3. Choose one of the following:
a. Press the Mode/Lock button to enter
the new setting and proceed to other
Channel Buttons
functions.
b. Press the Enter/Hi•Low button to enter the
new setting and return to Standby mode.
Keystroke Tones
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With Keystroke Tones turned on, your radio will sound beeps
each time you press a button or change a setting.
Mode/Lock Button
To change keystroke tones:
1. Press the Mode/Lock button until the
Keystroke Tones icon flashes on the display.
The current on or off setting is displayed.
2.
Press the Channel Up or Channel Down
Keystroke Tones On
button to turn keystroke tones on or off.
3. Choose one of the following:
a. Press the Mode/Lock button to enter the
new setting and return to Standby mode.
Channel Buttons
b. Press the Enter/Hi•Low button to enter the
new setting and return to Standby mode.
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Operation
Warranty
General Specifications
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FRS/GMRS Frequency
Allocation and Compatibility
Important: Please note that Cobra GMRS models with 15 Channels may
designate different channel numbers for the same frequency. For example,
a Cobra 15 Channel GMRS model would need to be tuned to Channel 11
in order to communicate with a 22 Channel GMRS tuned to Channel 15.
Please refer to the chart below for channel/ frequency number compatibility.
A = Channel No. for 22 Channel FRS/GMRS Models
B = Channel No. for 15 Channel GMRS Models
C = Type of Radio Service
D = Frequency in MHz
E = Power Output
A
B
C
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
FRS/GMRS
FRS/GMRS
FRS/GMRS
FRS/GMRS
FRS/GMRS
FRS/GMRS
FRS/GMRS
FRS
FRS
FRS
FRS
FRS
FRS
FRS
GMRS
GMRS
GMRS
GMRS
GMRS
GMRS
GMRS
GMRS
11
8
12
9
13
10
14
15
D
E
462.5625
462.5875
462.6125
462.6375
462.6625
462.6875
462.7125
467.5625
467.5875
467.6125
467.6375
467.6625
467.6875
467.7125
462.5500
462.5750
462.6000
462.6250
462.6500
462.6750
462.7000
462.7250
High or Low
High or Low
High or Low
High or Low
High or Low
High or Low
High or Low
Low
Low
Low
Low
Low
Low
Low
High or Low
High or Low
High or Low
High or Low
High or Low
High or Low
High or Low
High or Low
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Customer Assistance
FCC Licensing and
Product Service Questions
LICENSING
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For Products Used in Canada
Industry Canada Notice
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: 1) this device
may not cause interference, and 2) this device must accept any
interference, including interference that may cause undesired
operation of the device.
«IC» before the equipment certification number signifies that the
Industry Canada technical specifications were met. It does not
guarantee that the certified product will operate to the user’s
satisfaction.
For Products Used in the U.S.A.
FCC Licensing Required
This two-way radio operates on GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service)
frequencies which require an FCC (Federal Communications
Commission) license. A user must be licensed prior to operating on
channels 1 through 7 or 15 through 22, which comprise the GMRS
channels of this radio. Serious penalties could result for unlicensed
use of GMRS channels; operation of this radio is subject to additional
rules specified in 47 C.F.R. Part 95.
Licensed users will be issued a call sign by the FCC, which should be
used for station identification when operating this radio. GMRS users
should also cooperate by engaging in permissible transmissions only,
avoiding channel interference with other GMRS users, and being
prudent with the length of their transmission time.
For licensing information and application forms, please call the FCC
Hotline at 800-418-FORM. Request form #159 and form #605.
Questions regarding the license application should be directed to the
FCC at 888-CALL-FCC. Additional information is available on the FCC’s
website at www.fcc.gov.
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject
to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
FCC Warnings: Replacement or substitution of transistors, regular diodes or
other parts of a unique nature, with parts other than those recommended by
Cobra may cause a violation of the technical regulations of part 95 of the FCC
rules, or violation of type acceptance requirements of part 2 of the rules.
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Operation
Customer Assistance Warranty
Product Service
•
For any questions about operating or installing this new Cobra product,
or if parts are missing…PLEASE CALL COBRA FIRST…do not
return this product to the store. See customer assistance on page A1.
For Products Purchased in Canada
If your product should require factory service, please call AVS Technologies
Inc. at 514-683-1771 ext. 2-264 before sending your radio. For out of
warranty service, ship this product prepaid to: AVS Technologies Inc.
(A Division of SYNNEX Canada Limited), 3300 Côte-Vertu, Ste 310 Ville
St-Laurent, Québec, CANADA H4R 2B7, www.cobra.ca. We reserve the right
to repair or replace the radio with an equivalent product. Please include the
following information: Date of Purchase, Model Number, Dealer Purchased
From, Dealer Address, Dealer Phone Number.
For Products Purchased in the U.S.A.
If your product should require factory service, please call Cobra first before
sending your radio. This will ensure the fastest turn-around time on your
repair. You may be asked to send your radio to the Cobra factory. It will be
necessary to furnish the following to have the product serviced and returned.
1) For warranty repair include some form or proof-of purchase, such as a
mechanical reproduction or carbon of a sales receipt.
If you send the original receipt, it cannot be returned.
2) Send the entire product.
3) Enclose a description of what is happening with the radio. Include a
typed or clearly printed name and address of where the radio is to be
returned.
4) Pack radio securely to prevent damage in transit. If possible, use the
original packing material.
5) Ship prepaid and insured by way of a traceable carrier such as United
Parcel Service (UPS) or Priority Mail to avoid loss in transit to Cobra
Factory Service, Cobra Electronics Corporation, 6500 West Cortland
Street, Chicago, Illinois 60707 U.S.A.
6) If the radio is in warranty, upon receipt of your radio, it will either be
repaired or exchanged depending on the model.
Please allow approximately three to four weeks before contacting Cobra for
status. If the radio is out of warranty, a letter will automatically be sent
informing you of the repair charge or replacement charge. If you have any
questions, please call 773-889-3087 for assistance.
For Products Purchased Outside Canada or the U.S.A.
Please contact your local dealer for product service information.
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Safety
Safety and Trademark
Acknowledgement
Warranty
Safety Information for microTALK® Radios
•
Your wireless handheld portable transceiver contains a low power
transmitter. When the talk button is pushed, it sends out radio
frequency (RF) signals. The device is authorized to operate at a duty
factor not to exceed 50%. In August 1996, the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC) adopted RF exposure guidelines
with safety levels for handheld wireless devices.
Important:
FCC RF Exposure Requirements: For body-worn operation, this radio
has been tested and meets the FCC RF exposure guidelines when used
with Cobra accessories supplied or designated for this product. Use of
other accessories may not ensure compliance with FCC RF exposure
guidelines. Use only the supplied antenna. Unauthorized antennas,
modifications, or attachments could damage the transmitter and may
violate FCC regulations.
Normal Position:
Hold the transmitter approximately five cm (two inches) from your face
and speak in a normal voice, with the antenna pointed up and away.
Trademark Acknowledgement
Cobra®, microTALK®, Nothing Comes Close to a Cobra®, VibrAlert®
and the snake design are registered trademarks of Cobra Electronics
Corporation, USA. Cobra Electronics Corporation™ is a trademark
of Cobra Electronics Corporation, USA.
The Cobra line of quality products includes
CB Radios • microTALK® Radios • Radar/Laser Detectors •
Safety Alert® Traffic Warning Systems • HighGear® Accessories •
CobraMarine® VHF Radios • Marine Chartplotters •
Power Inverters • Accessories
•
•
Warranty
Limited One-Year Warranty on Radio(s) & Charger
•
For Products Purchased in Canada
Your new Cobra GMRS radios and charger are covered by a one-year
replacement warranty. If any manufacturing defect becomes apparent in
this product within one year from the original date of purchase, it will be
replaced. Please return the GMRS radio or charger to your dealer with
original or copy of dated proof of purchase. This warranty does not cover
damages due to careless handling, negligence, accident, abuse or failure to
follow operating instructions. Alteration of this product or defacing of the
serial number cancels all obligations of this warranty. This warranty gives
you specified legal rights. Additional warranty rights may be provided by
law in some areas.
For Products Purchased in the U.S.A.
Cobra Electronics Corporation warrants that its Cobra GMRS radios and
charger, and the component parts thereof, will be free of defects in
workmanship and materials for a period of one year from the date of first
consumer purchase. This warranty may be enforced by the first consumer
purchaser, provided that the product is utilized within the U.S.A.
Cobra will, without charge, repair or replace, at its option, defective GMRS
radios, chargers, products or component parts upon delivery to the Cobra
Factory Service department, accompanied by proof of the date of first
consumer purchase, such as a duplicated copy of a sales receipt.
You must pay any initial shipping charges required to ship the product for
warranty service, but the return charges will be at Cobra’s expense, if the
product is repaired or replaced under warranty. This warranty gives you
specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which may vary
from state to state.
Exclusions: This limited warranty does not apply: 1) To any product
damaged by accident; 2) In the event of misuse or abuse of the product or
as a result of unauthorized alterations or repairs; 3) If the serial number has
been altered, defaced, or removed; 4) If the owner of the product resides
outside the U.S.A.
All implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a
particular purpose are limited in duration to the length of this warranty. Cobra
shall not be liable for any incidental, consequential or other damages; including,
without limitation, damages resulting from loss of use or cost of installation.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts
and/or do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, so the above limitations may not apply to you.
For Products Purchased Outside Canada or the U.S.A.
Please contact your local dealer for warranty information.
90-Day Warranty on Cobra Rechargeable Batteries and Earbud Microphones.
For products purchased in the U.S.A. and Canada.
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