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Nothing Comes Close to a Cobra
®
TWO-WAY RADIO MODEL
CXT425
Nothing Comes Close to a Cobra
English
Owner's Manual
Printed in China
Part No. 480-575-P
Version A
®
Making Life Easier and Safer
Introduction
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.
Secure your microTALK
Belt Clip
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 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 only. 24 hours a day, seven (7) days a week
773-889-3087 (phone).
Customer Assistance Operators
English and Spanish. 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 773-889-3087 (phone).
Questions
English and Spanish. Faxes can be received at 773-622-2269 (fax).
Technical Assistance
English only. www.cobra.com (on-line: Frequently Asked Questions).
English and Spanish. productinfo
cobra.com (e-mail).
@
For Assistance Outside the U.S.A.
Contact Your Local Dealer
©2009 Cobra Electronics Corporation™
Chicago, Illinois 60707 USA
A1
®
6500 West Cortland Street
www.cobra.com

Summary of Contents

  • Page 1

    For Assistance in 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 only.

  • Page 2

    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.

  • Page 3

    Certain states or municipalities require recycling and have established collection programs. Please contact your local waste removal authority for instructions, or return to Cobra Wrap batteries carefully and mail postage prepaid to: Cobra Electronics Corporation Chicago, IL 60707 USA, Attn: Battery Recycling.

  • Page 4

    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.

  • Page 5

    Using Your Radio Operation Channels Channel Buttons 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 Channel Number same channel to communicate. Channels 1 through 7 are shared by FRS and GMRS.

  • Page 6

    Using Your Radio Operation To briefly turn off auto squelch: Light/Max Range 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...

  • Page 7

    Mode Functions Operation Scrolling through Mode Functions 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...

  • Page 8

    Mode Functions Operation Set DCS Privacy Codes To select a DCS privacy code: Mode/Lock Button 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). DCS Privacy Code If CTCSS is turned on at the channel selected, the display will flash the DCS...

  • Page 9

    Mode Functions Operation The current sensitivity level is displayed Mode/Lock Button 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 2. Press the Channel Up or Channel Down button to change the setting.

  • Page 10

    Mode Functions Operation 3. Press the Talk button to return to Standby Channel Buttons 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.

  • Page 11

    Mode Functions Operation If you press the Talk button while scanning, but more than 10 seconds after receiving a transmission, you will transmit on the channel on which you last received a transmission. This will return the radio to Standby mode. If you do not press any button within 10 seconds after receiving a scanned transmission, your radio will automatically resume scanning channels.

  • Page 12

    Mode Functions Operation 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. Memory Location Scan Your microTALK radio can automatically scan up to 10 programmed Memory Locations.

  • Page 13

    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.

  • Page 14

    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.

  • Page 15

    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.

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