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How to Use Your Cobra
microTalk 2-Way Radio
Contents
Features .........................................................................................................1
The FRS Story ..............................................................................................A1
FCC Warnings
Included Accessories
Controls & Indicators...............................................................................A2
Our Thanks to You.....................................................................................A3
Customer Support .................................................................................A3
Operating your microTalk
Battery Installation................................................................................2
Turning On...............................................................................................4
LCD Display ..............................................................................................4
Auto Battery Power Saver...................................................................5
Select Main Channel (1-14)................................................................6
Select CTCSS Subchannel (00-38)....................................................7
Battery Low ..............................................................................................9
Talking To Another Party.....................................................................10
Talk Confirmation Tone........................................................................11
Listening For Another Party...............................................................11
Calling Another Party ...........................................................................12
Auto Squelch...........................................................................................14
Maximum Range Extender.................................................................14
Listening to Weather Channels.........................................................15
Weather Alert ..........................................................................................16
External Microphone/Speaker Jack .................................................17
Advanced Features...................................................................................18
Programming Memory Locations....................................................19
Using Memory Locations....................................................................23
Scan Function..........................................................................................25
Memory Scan Function........................................................................29
Private Call (Voice Scramble).............................................................31
Ringer/Vibrate Modes..........................................................................33
Tone Settings...........................................................................................36
Lock Function..........................................................................................38
Dual Watch Function............................................................................39
microTalk Range ........................................................................................42
Making Life Easier And Safer ..............................................................43
Frequency Ranges ....................................................................................45
Caring for Your microTalk ....................................................................47
microTalk Specifications........................................................................48
Limited Two Year Warranty...................................................................49
Optional Accessories ...............................................................................50
Order Form ...................................................................................................51
If You Think You Need Service...................................Back Cover
Features of This Product
• UHF FM Frequencies
• 10 Weather Channels
• Weather Alert
• No License Required
• No Air Time Fees
• Up to 2 mile range
• 14 Main Channels
• 38 CTCSS Subchannels
• LCD Function Display
• Private Call® Voice
Scrambling
• Talk Confirmation Tone
• Call/Ring Button
• Recharging Pads
• Retractable Antenna
• Auto Battery Saver Circuity
• Auto Squelch
• 10 Memory Locations
• Memory Scan
• Channel or CTCSS Scan
• Lock Key
• Ring/Vibrate Notification
• Belt Holster
• Water Resistant
• Dual Watch
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Operation
Operation
Install Batteries
Battery
Installation
Clear antenna.
Note
Batteries not included with
microTalk 2-way radio.
Note
Always use high quality
alkaline or NiMH batteries.
Incorrect positioning can
damage both the batteries
and the unit.
Only the Cobra NiMH
battery (Part # FA-BP)
pack can be recharged.
Pull lock tab down
and lift door up
(towards you) to
remove battery
cover.
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See Accessories on page 50.
Charge ports for recharging
NiMH (Nickel Metal
Hydride) battery pack are
located on back of unit.
Insert four “AAA”
batteries. Position
batteries according
to polarity markings.
Note
When batteries are low or
need charging the (
)
BATT LOW indicator will
blink. Replace alkaline
batteries or recharge NiMH
battery pack.
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Operation
Operation
Turning On Your microTalk
Turning On
Your microTalk
Auto Battery
Power Saver
Auto Battery Power Saver
Your microTalk has a unique circuit designed to
extend battery life. If there are no transmissions
within 10 seconds, the unit will automatically
switch to battery save
mode.
Note
Note
Whenever the unit is on you
can receive communications.
The Auto Battery S ave
Circuit does not effect the
unit’s ability to receive
incoming transmissions.
Press and hold the
Power Button for
two seconds. An audible “tone”will indicate
the unit is on, and the LCD will go on.
Illuminating
the Display
Illuminating the Display
The
icon will flash.
Press and release
LIGHT/MAX RANGE
Button to illuminate display for ten seconds.
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Operation
Operation
Select Main
Channel
Select Main Channel (1-14)
Turn on microTalk. An audible “tone”will indicate the unit is on and then the LCD will go
through a 3 second self-test and then go to
Operational Mode.
Note
Units must be on same
channel and subchannels
to communicate.
Select CTCSS
Subchannel
Select CTCSS Subchannel (00-38)
The CTCSS (Continuous Tone Controlled Squelch
System) is a great convenience when you are in
an area with many radios. It acts like a gate to
transmissions from other radios. Once your radio
is set to a CTCSS code, you will only hear transmissions from other radios on the same channel
and the same CTCSS code.
Note
CTCSS (Coded Tone
Controlled Squelch System)
is an advanced subcoding
system that allows
segmentation of a
main channel.
Note
Channels 8-12 generally are
less used and give better
results for communications
in most areas.
Select channel by moving the Channel Button
up or down.
Note
Push and hold Channel up
or down Buttons for fast
channel advance.
Note
If you push and hold the
Mode Button,the LCD display will cycle through the
different functions.
Turn on the microTalk. An audible “tone”will
indicate the unit is on and then the LCD will go
through a 3 second self-test and then go to
Operational Mode.
Note
To return to operational
mode and not save your
last setting push and
release Talk Button.
Select main channel by moving the Channel
Button up or down.
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Operation
Operation
Select CTCSS
Subchannel
Battery Low
Battery Low
Note
Note
Press and hold Channel Button
up or down for fast channel
advance.
When in use the (
) icon may begin flashing.
This is a warning to you that your batteries are
getting low.
When battery capacity is at
the 1/4 level it is recommended that you replace
alkaline batteries or
recharge your NiMH (Nickel
Metal Hydride) battery pack.
Select CTCSS Subchannel continued
Press and release
Mode Button. Small numbers flash next to channel display on LCD.
Only the Cobra NiMH
battery (Part # FA-BP)
pack can be recharged.
Replace alkaline batteries as soon as possible or
recharge NiMH battery pack.
Note
Select subchannel number by moving the
Channel Button up or down.
NiMH rechargeable battery
Pack (item #FA-BP) and
desktop charger (item #FACR) are not included with
this unit. See Accessories
section on page 50.
When desired subchannel is displayed press and
release
Lock Button. If key audible tone is
on, an audible tone will confirm your selection.
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Operation
Operation
Talk Confirmation Tone
Talking to
Another
Party
Your listener will hear an audible
tone when you release
the Talk Button.
Talk
Confirmation
Tone
This alerts the other par ty that
you are finished talking and it’s
OK for them to begin talking.
Note
While Talk Button is
depressed you cannot
receive incoming calls.
Press and hold Talk Button.
The ( ) icon will appear.
Note
When you release the
Talk Button,the person you
are talking to will hear a
tone indicating that it’s ok
to talk. See Talk
Confirmation Tone section
on page 13.
When finished talking:
Standby Mode
Hold mic about 2 inches from mouth.
Speak in a normal voice.
Release Talk Button to receive incoming
transmissions.
Your microTalk is always in the standby mode
when the Talk Button is not pressed and you are
not in function mode. See Advanced Features
section on page 18.
Release
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Note
While Talk Button is depressed
you cannot receive incoming
communications.
Talk Button and listen for response.
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Operation
Calling
Another
Party
Operation
Calling Another Party
To alert another par ty that you wish to
communicate:
Turn on your microTALK 2-way radio.
An audible “tone” will indicate the unit is on.
The LCD will go through a 3 second self test
and then to operational mode.
Select desired channel by moving Channel
Button up or down. Both the calling and
receiving units must be on same channel and
subchannel for the call function to work.
Place antenna in full upright position.
Note
Your incoming “Call”audio
ringing level is dependent on
your unit’s volume setting.
Press and release
Call Button. The ( ) indicator icon will flash and the ( ) icon
will remain on for 3 seconds.
The unit you are calling will hear a 2 second
ring tone.
Your microTalk is always in the standby mode
when the Talk Button is not depressed.
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Operation
Auto Squelch
Maximum
Range
Extender
Operation
Auto Squelch
Listening to Weather Channels
Your microTALK is equipped with Auto Squelch,
which automatically shuts off weak transmissions
and unwanted noise due to terrain conditions or
if you have reached your range limit.
Turn on your microTalk 2 -way radio. An audible
“tone” will indicate the unit is on. The LCD will
go through a 3 second self test and then go
operational mode.
Maximum Range Extender
Place antenna in full
upright position.
Auto squelch can be temporarily removed to allow
all signals to enter (Maximum Range Extender).
Listening to
Weather
Channels
Note
To learn more about the
range of your microTALK,
see page 42.
Range is dependent on
battery condition and
geographic territory.
Auto Monitor
Press and hold
LIGHT/MAX RANGE
Button to allow all signals to enter.
Auto Monitor
When the signal you want to hear is consistently
weak, you may place the radio in Maximum
Range mode without having to constantly hold
the button. Press and hold the Maximum Range
Extender Button for five seconds. You will hear an
audible beep confirmation. To return to normal
operation,momentarily press the Maximum
Range Extender Button again or change channels.
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Press and release Mode Button until weather
icon
flashes. The last weather channel
tuned will be displayed.
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Operation
Listening to
Weather
Channels
External Microphone/Speaker Jack
Listening to Weather Channels
External
Microphone/
Speaker Jack
External Microphone/Speaker Jack
Your microTalk 2-Way Radio can be fitted with a
variety of accessories, (not included) freeing your
hands for other tasks.
To attach an external microphone/speaker
accessory:
Press Channel Button up or down to select
the appropriate channels for your area.There
are ten weather channels to choose from,(0-9)
To exit weather reception,press the Mode or
Talk Button. The radio will go to the last FRS
channel and CTCSS sub-channel.
Weather Alert
Note
External microphone/
speaker (item #FA-SM) is
not included with this unit.
See Accessories Section on
page 50.
Open Mic/Spkr tab on top of unit.
Weather Alert
Turning
Weather Alert
On/Off
A tone alert will be automatically activated
when NOAA activates emergency weather notification.
To turn Weather Alert on/off:
Press
Mode until Weather Alert
Icon flashes
.
Pressing Channel Button up or down will
turn Weather Alert On or Off.
Once you’ve selected On or Off, press
Lock Button to confirm.
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Insert plug into the Mic/Spkr jacks.
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Advanced Features
Advanced
Features
Advanced Features
Programming Memory Locations
Your microTalk has many advanced features
not found on other 2-way radios.
These include:
Your microTalk has 10 memory (0-9) locations for
storing your most frequently used channels.
• 10 Memory Storage Location and Recall
Note
When using or programming
functions,pushing and
releasing the Mode Button or
the Lock Button will save all
entered information.
Note
To exit out of function mode
and return to operational
mode without saving entered
information simply press the
Lock Button.
Advanced Features
• Memory Scan
Programming
Memory
Locations
Turn on microTalk. An audible “tone” will
indicate the unit is on and then the LCD will
go through a 3 second self-test and then go to
Operational Mode.
• Channel/Sub Channel Scan
• Private Call® (Voice Scramble)
• Dual Watch
• Ring/Vibrate Notification Modes
• Tone Indicator Settings
Key Stroke Tone
Talk Confirmation Tone
• Lock Key
Press and release
Mode Button until (
icon and a memory location flashes.
)
• Dual Watch
Select memory location you wish to change
by pressing Channel Button up or down.
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Advanced Features
Advanced Features
Programming
Memory
Locations
Programming Memory Locations continued
Note
Once you enter memory
mode you can talk and listen to any channel you
select after programming is
complete. See Using
Memory Locations section
on page 23.
Note
Press and release
Mode Button again.
Main Channel and (
) Icon will flash.
Select desired main channel you wish to store
(1-14) by pressing Channel Button up or
down.
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Press and hold Channel
Button up or down for fast
channel advance.
Press Channel Button up or down to set the
main channel in memory and moves to subchannel selection. The subchannel begins
flashing.The (
) icon will remain flashing.
Note
You can push and hold the
Talk Button to begin talking
anytime.
Select desired subchannel you wish to store
(00-38) by pushing Channel Button up or
down.
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Advanced Features
Programming
Memory
Locations
Programming Memory Locations continued
After selecting your Memory Channel and
Main/Sub Channels, for immediate entry
press Talk Button.
Advanced Features
Using Memory
Locations
Memory Channel Recall/Talk
To recall a channel in memory:
or...
Note
After selecting you Memory Channel and
Main/Sub Channel,DONOT press any buttons
for 10 seconds and your unit will automatically
set the Memory and Main/Sub Channels. It will
then go to the NEW channel.
If you push and hold the
Mode Button,the LCD display will cycle through the
different functions.
Press and release
Lock Button to return to
Operational Mode original Main Channel.
Press and release
Mode Button until (
icon and a memory location flashes.
)
or...
Press and release
Mode Button to proceed
to next Function Mode (Scan).
Select desired memory location you wish to
recall (0-9) by pushing Channel Button up
or down.
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Advanced Features
Advanced Features
Using Memory Using Memory Locations continued
Locations
Scan Function
Scan Function
Turn on microTALK. An audible “tone” will
indicate the unit is on and then the LCD will
go through a 3 second self-test and then go
to Operational Mode.
Note
If Mode Button is pushed
while listening/talking,
programming will begin.
See Programming Memory
Locations on page 22.
Note
The microTALK “zeros out”
the subchannels to allow
scanning of the main
channels.
Press and hold Talk Button and talk. Your
radio will stay on this recalled location until
you exit out of memory function mode.
Repeat step 2 for recalling other memory
locations.
Press and release
Mode Button until (
icon and
Main Channel flashes.
)
To exit the Memory Mode and return to
Operational Mode:
Press and release
Mode Button.
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Advanced Features
Scan Function
Scan Function continued
Press Channel Button up or down and the
unit will begin scanning the main channels.
Advanced Features
To scan subchannels:
Press and release
Mode Button and
subchannel and scan icon will flash.
Unit will continue to scan all main channels and
stop if an incoming transmission is detected.
Your microTALK will pick it up for 10 seconds.
Within 10 seconds you can:
Press and hold Talk Button and talk. Your
radio will return to operational mode on
that channel.
or...
Press Channel Button up or down to
rescan the main channel.
or...
Press and release Channel Button up or down
and subchannel scanning begins and stops
when an incoming transmission is detected.
Proceed to subchannel scan on next page.
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Advanced Features
Advanced Features
Your microTalk will pick it up for 10 seconds.
Within 10 seconds you can:
Press and hold Talk Button and talk.Your radio
will return to operational mode on that channel.
or...
Note
If you wish to proceed to the
next function mode,push
and release Mode Button.
(Private Call Voice Scramble).
Press Channel Button up or down to rescan
the main channel.
To exit the Scan Mode and return to
Operational Mode:
Press and release
Memory Scan Function
Memory Scan conveniently allows you to access frequently used channel and sub-channel combinations.
Memory Scan
Function
Turn on your microTALK 2 -way radio. An audible “tone” will indicate the unit is on. The LCD
will go through a 3 second self test and then
go to operational mode.
Place antenna in full
upright position.
Mode Button.
Press and release
Mode Button until
MEM/SCAN icon flashes.
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Advanced Features
Memory Scan
Function
Memory Scan Function continued
Advanced Features
Private Call (Voice Scrambling)
Private Call ensures that no one can eavesdrop on
your conversation.
Private Call
(Voice
Scrambling)
To engage the Private Call function:
Turn on microTalk. An audible “tone” will
indicate the unit is on and then the LCD will
go through a 3 second self-test and then go
to Operational Mode.
Note
When you push and hold the
Talk Button,the unit will exit
out to operational mode.If
after 10 seconds no selection
is made,the unit will return to
operational mode.
Press Channel Button up or down to begin
the scan mode.
The radio will stop at the first memory location for 1/2 second.
• If no signal is detected it will move on.
• If a signal is detected, it will stay at that location for 10 seconds. If you want to stay at
that location for more than 10 seconds, press
and release Talk Button.
Press and release
Mode Button until
(
) icon flashes.
To leave Memory Scan, press and release the
Mode or Talk Button at any time.
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Advanced Features
Private Call
(Voice
Scrambling)
Private Call (Voice Scrambling) continued
Advanced Features
Ringer/Vibrate
Modes
Ringer/Vibrate Modes
Your microTALK will signal you that there is an
incoming transmission with either a tone or a
vibration or both. To set for Ringer/Vibrate:
Turn on microTALK. An audible “tone” will
indicate the unit is on and then the LCD will go
through a 3 second self-test and then go to
Operational Mode.
Note
When you push and hold
the Talk Button, the unit exits
out to operational mode.
Press Channel Button up or down to turn private call ON or OFF. To confirm status press
Lock button.
If,after 10 seconds no selection is made, the unit will
return to operational mode.
Press and release
icon flashes.
Mode Button until
Press Channel Button up and down until
icon appears for Ringer Only Mode.
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Advanced Features
Advanced Features
Ringer/Vibrate Ringer/Vibrate Modes continued
Modes
Note
Note
When you push and hold
the Talk Button, the unit exits
out to operational mode.
Unit must be in operational
mode to test ring/vibrate.
Press and release Channel Button up and down
again.
icon appears for Vibrator Only Mode.
If,after 10 seconds no selection is made,the unit will
return to operational mode.
After selecting the mode you desire push and
release
Lock Button or
Mode Button
to proceed to next function.
Ringer/Vibrate Test
To test the ringer/vibrate mode:
Turn on unit.
Press and hold
Lock Button and
Call
Button simultaneously. Unit will ring, vibrate,
or ring/vibrate for 4 seconds.
Press and release Channel Button up and
down again and both
icons will be displayed
for Ringer and Vibrate Mode.
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Advanced Features
Tone Settings
Tone Setting
Press
Advanced Features
Talk Confirmation Tone Indicator
To temporarily eliminate the Talk Confirmation Tone:
Mode Button until flashing
Press
Press Channel Button up or down to turn
On or Off.
To set option:
Press
Lock Button. This will immediately
enter new setting;
Press
Mode Button. This will enter new setting and go to new Function Mode;
Wait 10 seconds. It will go to Operational
Mode with new setting.
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Mode Button until flashing
Press Channel Button up or down to turn
On or Off .
To set option:
Press
Lock Button. This will immediately
enter new setting;
Press
Mode Button. This will enter new setting and go to new Function Mode;
Wait 10 seconds. It will go to Operational
Mode with new setting.
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Advanced Features
Lock Function
Advanced Features
Lock Function
Dual Watch Function
The purpose of the LOCK function is to lock most
buttons to avoid accidental operation.
Dual Watch allows you to simultaneously monitor any two preselected
Family Radio Service channels.
To engage the LOCK function:
Dual Watch
Function
Select first channel and CTCSS
code which you desire to Dual
Watch. (please see pages 6
and 7).
Note
Call Button, Range Extender
Button and Talk Button
do not lock and are full y
operational while the unit
is locked.
The unit cannot lock while
in Function Mode.
Press and hold for one second
Lock Button.
icon flashes. If the Beep Function is ON you
will hear an audible confirmation.Most buttons
are locked.
Dual Watch Function
Dual Watch
Function
To “unlock” press and release
button again.
If the Beep Function is ON you will hear an audible confirmation. Most buttons are locked.
Buttons are “unlocked” and icon disappears.
Press and release
icon flashes.
Mode Button until
Press Channel Button up and down to
select second channel.
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Advanced Features
Dual Watch
Function
Advanced Features
Dual Watch
Function
Dual Watch Function
Press
Mode Button to set CTCSS.
CTCSS channel numbers will flash.
Press Channel Button up and down
to select CTCSS.
To enter Dual Watch when the second channel
and CTCSS are already stored, press the
Mode Button until
icon flashes.
Press
Lock Button. Dual watch will begin.
Press
Lock Button. This will store the second channel and CTCSS and start Dual Watch.
To terminate Dual Watch and go to Normal
Mode, press Lock or Talk Buttons.
Press
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Talk Button to exit Dual Watch Mode.
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microTalk Range
microTalk
Range
Making Life Easier and Safer
microTALK Range
Your microTALK Radio has a range of up to 2 miles.
This effective range can be shor tened under
some conditions.
Under flat, open conditions you will experience the microTALK’s
maximum range.
Range can be reduced
by buildings and foliage
in the path of the signal.
microTALK 2-Way Radio Can Make Life
Easier and Safer
microTalk
2-Way Radios
Can Make
Life Easier
and Safer
As you become familiar with your microTALK
Radio you will find many of your own uses for
the unit. Some suggestions include:
Talking with
fellow hikers.
Keeping track of the kids
in a shopping mall.
Communicating
between basement and
first, second or third
floor.
Talking to a neighbor
or a friend.
Range will be further
reduced by dense
foliage and hilly terrain.
To achieve maximum
range the auto squelch
can be overridden.
Refer to Maximum
Range Extender section
on page 14.
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Making Life Easier and Safer
microTalk
2-Way Radios
Can Make
Life Easier
and Safer
microTALK 2-Way Radio Can Make Life
Easier and Safer
Checking on traveling
companions in
another car.
Agree on a meeting
spot after an event.
Holster/Belt Clip/Desk Stand
HolsterBelt Clip and
Desk Stand
Your microTALK Radio comes with a custom molded plastic holster. Its unique dual-function design
enables it to act as a handy desktop storage unit,
as well as easily attaching to your belt for maximum convenience and portability.
Desk Stand
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Belt Clip
Frequency Range
The microTalk unit represents one of the most
advanced FM two-way radios available.
Channel
Channel
FRS
Frequency
FRS
Frequency
Channel
In MHz
Channel
In MHz
1
462.5625
8
467.5625
2
462.5875
9
467.5875
3
462.6125
10
467.6125
4
462.6375
11
467.6375
5
462.6625
12
467.6625
6
462.6875
13
467.6875
7
462.7125
14
467.7125
CTCSS
Channel
Frequency
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
67.0 Hz
71.9 Hz
74.4 Hz
77.0 Hz
79.7 Hz
82.5 Hz
85.4 Hz
88.5 Hz
91.5 Hz
94.8 Hz
97.4 Hz
100.0 Hz
103.5 Hz
107.2 Hz
110.9 Hz
114.8 Hz
118.8 Hz
123.0 Hz
127.3 Hz
131.8 Hz
CTCSS
Channel
Frequency
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
136.5 Hz
141.3 Hz
146.2 Hz
151.4 Hz
156.7 Hz
162.2 Hz
167.9 Hz
173.8 Hz
179.9 Hz
186.2 Hz
192.8 Hz
203.5 Hz
210.7 Hz
218.1 Hz
225.7 Hz
233.6 Hz
241.8 Hz
250.3 Hz
Frequency
Ranges
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Frequency Range
Weather
Frequency
Ranges
Caring for Your microTalk Radio
Weather
Channel
Channel
Frequency
In MHz
Weather
Channel
Channel
Frequency
In MHz
0
1
2
3
4
163.275
162.550
162.400
162.475
162.425
5
6
7
8
9
162.450
162.500
162.525
161.650
161.775
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Caring for Your
microTALK
Radio
Caring for Your microTALK Radio
The microTALK 2-Way Radio will give you years
of service if cared for properly.
Here are some suggestions:
Note
Handle unit gently.
Keep away from dust.
Never place the
unit in water or in
a moist place.
Avoid exposure
to extreme
temperatures.
Modifying or tampering
with the radio’s internal
components can cause
malfunction and will
invalidate the warranty.
If your radio is not performing as it should, please call
Cobra at 773.889.3087. Do
not return the unit to the
retailer.
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microTalk Specifications
Limited Two Year Warranty
I.GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
A.GENERAL
CH=14 CHANNELS WITHIN 462-467 MHZ
B. RECEIVER
UNIT
1. SENSITIVITY
FOR 12 DB SINAD
FOR CALL SIG.DETECTION
2. MAX. AUDIO OUTPUT @10% THD
3. MAX.S/N RATIO @ 1mV RF INPUT
4. SQUELCH
a) SENS.
b) ATTACK TIME
c) CLOSING TIME
5. AUDIO FREQUENCY RESP.
@ 300 HZ
@ 3000 HZ
6. SIGNAL DISPLACEMENT BW
7. ADJACENT CH.REJECTION
8. INTERMODULATION REJECTION
9. SPURIOUS RESPONSE REJECTION
uV
uV
MW
DB
0.25
0.2
100
45
uV
mS
mS
0.2
120
200
DB
DB
+/-KHZ
DB
DB
DB
-6
-6
5
55
55
65
C.TRANSMITTER
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
EFFECTIVE RADIATED POWER
CARRIER FREQ.STABILIT Y
MODULATION LIMITING
CARRIER ATTACK TIME
AUDIO FREQUENCY RESPONSE
@ 300 HZ
@ 3000 HZ
6. AUDIO DISTORTION
7. HUM and NOISE
8. TRANSIENT FREQ.BEHAVIOR
a) TX ON
b) TX OFF
D. POWER SUPPLY
1. BATTERY LIFE (1:1:18 RATIO)
2. BATTERY (4 x AAA)
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UNIT
mW
HZ
KHZ
mS
500
500
2.5
80
DB
DB
%
DB
-6
-6
3
35
mS
mS
30
5
HR
24
V
4.8 - 6.0
COBRA ELECTRONICS CORPORATION warrants that its
COBRA FRS Radios, and the component parts thereof, will
be free of defects in workmanship and materials for a
period of two (2) 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 FRS radios, products or component parts upon
delivery to the COBRA factory Service Departmen t, 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 e xclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations may not apply to you.
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Cobra Electronics
Corporation
6500 West Cortland Street
Chicago, Illinois 60707
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Optional Accessories
NiMH Rechargeable
Battery Pack
High performance
Rechargeable Nickel Metal
Hydride battery pack
FA-BP
$29.95
Accessory Order Form
2 Port Desktop Charger
Charges your microTalk Radio
and (1) NiMH battery pack
FA-CR
Vox Headset/ Mic
VOX (Voice Operated Transmitter) provides hands- free
operation.
MA-VOX
$49.95
$29.95
Ear Bud Microphone
Miniature microphone and earbud for private listening.
Lapel Speaker/ Microphone
Remote speaker/microphone
combination.
Replacement Belt Clip
MA-EBM $29.95
MA-SM
FA-HR3
$24.95
You Can Find These Fine Accessories At Your Local
Cobra Dealer
If you wish, you can order directly from Cobra.
Order by phone
Call 1.773.889.3087
(Press 1 from the main menu) 8 a.m.-6 p.m. M-F CST.
Order by mail or fax
Please fill out order form on next page, and mail/fax
directly
to Cobra.
Order over the Web:www.cobraelectronics.com
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$4.95
Item #
Description
Cost Ea.
FA-BP
NiMH Rechargeable Battery Pack
$29.95
MA-EBM
Ear Bud Microphone
$29.95
MA-VOX
Vox Headset/Mic
$49.95
$29.95
FA-CR
2 Port Desktop Charger
MA-SM
Lapel Speaker/Microphone
$24.95
FA-HR3
Replacement Belt Clip
$4.95
Prices subject to change without notice.
Tax Table
Illinois residents add 7%
Cook Co. residents add .75% (7.75% total)
Chicago residents add 1% (8.75% total)
Indiana residents add 5%
Michigan residents add 4 %
Ohio residents add 6%
Wisconsin 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)
8:00 am - 6:00 pm, M-F, CST.
Qty.
Amount
Subtotal
(Tax if applicable)
Shipping/handling
Total
Make check or money order (no stamps)
payable to:
Cobra Electronics
Accessories Dept.
6500 West Cortland St. Chicago, IL 60707
Please print clearly
Name
Address (No P.O. Box)
City
State
Zip
Telephone (
)
Credit Card No.
Exp. Date
Customer Signature
Circle One: Visa MasterCard Discover
Shipping & Handling
Amount of
Order
Shipping/
Handling
$25.00 and under $4.75
$25.01–$40.00
$6.95
$40.01–$80.00
$9.25
$80.01–$120.00 $10.25
$120.01–$160.00 $11.75
$160.01 and up
$14.50
For AK,HI and PR please add
an additional $15.00 for UPS
shipments.
Allow 4 to 6 weeks for deliver y. Offer valid in Continental U.S.only.
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Notes
The Cobra line of quality products
also includes:
• Citizens Band Radios
• MicroTalk™ Radios
Family Radio Service
• High Gear™ Accessories
• Radar Detectors
• SafetyAlert™
Traffic Warning Systems
Nothing comes close to a Cobra™
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Cobra Electronics Corporation
6500 West Cortland Street
Chicago, IL 60707
If You Think You Need Service
Operating Instructions for your
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
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
A Consumer Service Representative can be reached through this same number
8:00 am - 6:00 pm,Monday through Friday, CST.
Technical assistance is also available on-line in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
section at www.cobraelectronics.com or by e-mail to productinfo@cobraelectronics.com
2 Way Radio
with Weather Alert
FRS 315 WX
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 Cobra factory. It will be necessary to furnish the following in order to have the product serviced and returned.
1. For Warranty Repair include some form of proof-of-purchase, such as a mechanical reproduction
or carbon or 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 unit.Include a typed or clearly print name
and address of where the unit is to be returned.
4. Pack unit securely to pr event 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 First
Class Mail to avoid loss in transit to: Cobra Factory Service, Cobra Electronics Corporation,6500
W. Cortland St., Chicago, IL 60707.
6. If the unit is in warranty, upon receipt of your unit it will either be repaired or exchanged
depending on the model. Please allow approximately 3 to 4 weeks before contacting us for
status. If the unit is out of war ranty a letter will automatically be sent informing you of the
repair charge or replacement charge. If you have any questions, please call 1.773.889.3087
for assistance.
Cobra Electronics Corp.© 2000
Printed in Thailand
Part No. 480-290-P-001
“Ingenious Products for Easier Communication.”
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The Family Radio Service Story
The Family Radio Service Story
Ever wish you could talk to someone who wasn’t
within earshot? Like contacting ski partners back
at the lodge? Or letting a friend know how to find
you in a busy mall? Cobra’s microTalk radio is a
great way for friends or family to increase their
fun–and safety–by staying in touch while on the go.
The FCC (Federal Communications Commission)
has created 14 license free frequency bands,
or channels, called Family Radio Service (FRS)
frequencies. All of these 14 channels are easily
accessed on your Cobra FRS radio. These channels are in the UHF (Ultra High Frequency) band
which means great penetration through buildings, thick forests, hills, and other dense structures.
They are also FM (Frequency Modulation) signals
which means crystal clear reception even in
crowded noisy environments.
FCC Warnings
1.
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.
Included with your microTalk
1. Holster/Belt Clip/Desk Stand
A1
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Controls and Indicators
Our Thanks to You
1. Antenna
Thank you for purchasing this Cobra microTalk
2-way Radio. Properly used, this Cobra product
will give you many years of reliable service.
2. Microphone/Speaker Jack
3. On/Off Power Button
4. LCD Display Panel
1
5. Light/Max Range Button
6. Down/Up Volume Control
Customer Support
8
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.
1
2
7. Speaker
12
8. Battery Compartment
9. Talk Button
2
10. Call Button
11. Channel Select Button
3
12. Battery Charge Pads
11
9
13. Mode Key
10
13
5
11
Automated Technical
Assistance available
24 hours a day, seven days
a week.E-mail questions to:
productinfo@
cobraelectronics.com
Cobra on the World Wide Web:
Frequently Asked Questions
(FAQ) can be found on-line at:
www.cobraelectronics.com
4
14. Key Lock
Cobra Customer Service
Live operators are available
M-F 8:00 am - 8:00 pm CST
at: 773.889.3087
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9
6
13
10
7
A2
This device complies with part 15 of
the FCC rules. Operation is subject to
the condition that this device does not
cause harmful interference.
A3
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