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Cobra MicroTalk How To Use Manual

Cobra electronics owners manual two-way radio microtalk.
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How to Use Y our Cobra
M i c ro Ta l k
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
LCD Display ..............................................................................................4
Turning On...............................................................................................5
Auto Battery Power Saver...................................................................5
Select Main Channel (1-14)................................................................6
Select CTCSS Subchannel (00-38).................................................... 7
Battery Low ..............................................................................................9
Calling Another Party ...........................................................................10
Talking To Another Party.....................................................................12
Talk Confirmation Tone........................................................................14
Listening For Another Party...............................................................14
Auto Squelch...........................................................................................15
Maximum Range Extender.................................................................15
Listening to Weather Channels.........................................................16
MicroTalk Range.....................................................................................18
Making Life Easier And Safer ..............................................................19
External Microphone/Speaker Jack .................................................21
Advanced Features...................................................................................22
Programming Memory Locations....................................................24
Using Memory Locations....................................................................28
Scan Function..........................................................................................30
Memory Scan Function........................................................................34
Private Call ( Voice Scramble).............................................................36
Ringer/Vibrate Modes..........................................................................38
Tone Settings...........................................................................................42
Lock Function..........................................................................................44
Dual Watch Function............................................................................45
Frequency Ranges ....................................................................................48
Caring for Your MicroTalk .....................................................................49
MicroTalk Specifications........................................................................51
Limited Two Year Warranty...................................................................53
Optional Accessories ...............................................................................54
Order Form...................................................................................................55
If You Think You Need Service................................Back Cover
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2 - Way Radio
Features of This Product
• UHF FM Frequencies
• 10 Weather Channels
• No License Required
• No Air Time Fees
• Up to 2 mile range
• 14 Main Channels
• 38 CTCSS Subchannels
• LCD Function Display
• Pri va te Call® Vo i ce
S c ra m b l i n g
• Talk Confirmation To n e
• Ca l l / Ring Bu t to n
• Recharging Pads
• Retractable Antenna
• Au to Ba t te ry Saver Ci rc u i ty
• Auto Squelch
• 10 Memory Locations
• Memory Scan
• Channel and CTCSS Scan
• Lock Key
• Ri n g / Vi b ra te No t i f i ca t i o n
• Wrist Strap/Belt Clip
• Water Resistant
• Dual Watch
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    Private Call ( Voice Scramble)...36 Ringer/Vibrate Modes...38 Tone Settings...42 Lock Function...44 Dual Watch Function...45 Frequency Ranges ...48 Caring for Your MicroTalk ...49 MicroTalk Specifications...51 Limited Two Year Warranty...53 Optional Accessories ...54 Order Form...55 If You Think You Need Service...Back Cover...

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    Operation Battery Install Batteries Installation Note Batteries not included with MicroTalk 2-way radio. Remove belt clip by (A.) pulling tab out and (B.) Sliding belt clip up and off unit. Clear antenna. Pull lock tab down and lift door up...

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    Operational Mode 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.

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    310WX.MANUAL.qx copy 6/17/99 12:18 PM Page 6 Operation Select Main Select Main Channel (1-14) Channel Rotate ON - OFF Volume Control An audible “tone” will indicate the unit is on and then the LCD will go through a 3 second Note self-test and then go to operational mode.

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    310WX.MANUAL.qx copy 6/17/99 12:18 PM Page 8 Operation Select CTCSS Subchannel continued Push and release flash next to channel display on LCD. Note Push and hold the buttons for fast channel advance. Se l e ct s u bchannel number by pushing and re l e a s i n g When desired subchannel is displayed push and release...

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    To alert another party that you wish to Party 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.

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    Party Note Both units must be on same channel and subchannel to Turn on your MicroTalk 2-way radio. communicate. 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.

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    Your MicroTalk is always in listening mode when the PTT button is not pressed and you are not in function mode. See Advanced Features section on page 22.

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    Operation Listening to Listening to Weather Channels Weather Turn on your MicroTALK 2 -way radio. An audi- Channels ble “tone”will indicate the unit is on. The LCD will go through a 3 second self test and then go operational mode.

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    Making 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: 2.

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    E x t e rnal 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: 4.

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    Page 22 Advanced Features Advanced Advanced Features Features Your MicroTalk has many advanced features not found on other 2-w ay radios. These include: No te • 10 Memory Storage Location and Recall When using or prog ra m m i n g •...

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    Page 24 Advanced Features Programming Programming Memory Locations Memory Your MicroTalk has 10 memory (0-9) locations for Locations storing your most frequently used channels. Rotate ON - OFF Volume Control 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.

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    Select desired subchannel you wish to store a n y t i m e. (00-38) by pushing and releasing buttons. (Use SUBCHANNEL 38 for this example.) Your MicroTalk will stay in the subchannel continued section until you: Push and hold location and stay in memory scan.

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    310WX.MANUAL.qx copy 6/17/99 12:18 PM Page 28 Advanced Features Using Memory Channel Recall/Talk Memory To recall a channel in memory: Locations Push and release a memory location flashes. Select desired memory location you wish to recall (0-9) by pushing and releasing buttons.

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    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. button until icon and Within 10 seconds you can: Push and hold return to operational mode on that channel.

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    Push and release subchannel scanning begins and stops when an incoming transmission is detected. Your MicroTalk will pick it up for 10 seconds. Within 10 seconds you can: Push and hold return to operational mode on that channel.

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    Me m o ry Scan co nve n i e ntly allows you to access fre- q u e ntly used channel and sub-channel co m b i n at i o n s. Turn on your MicroTALK 2 -way radio. An audi- ble “tone” will indicate the unit is on. The LCD will go through a 3 second self test and then go to operational mode.

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    310WX.MANUAL.qx copy 6/17/99 12:18 PM Page 36 Advanced Features Private Call Private Call (Voice Scrambling) ( V o i c e Private Call ensures that no one can eavesdrop on S c r a m b l i n g ) your conversation.

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    Advanced Features Ringer/Vibrate Ringer/Vibrate Modes 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: Rotate ON - OFF Volume Control 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.

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    310WX.MANUAL.qx copy 6/17/99 12:18 PM Page 40 Advanced Features Ringer/Vibrate Ringer/Vibrate Modes Modes Note Push and release When you push and hold icon appears for vibrator mode. the PTT button,the unit exits out to operational mode. If, after 10 seconds no selec- tion is made, the unit will return to operational mode.

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    Settings The Key Stroke Tone and Talk Confirmation Tone can be temporarily turned on or off during the operation of your MicroTalk 2-Way Radio. Key Stroke Tone Indicator You will hear an audible tone when any button is pushed (except PTT button). You can turn the...

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    Dual Watch allows you to simultaneously monito r a ny two pre s e l e cted Family Radio Se rv i ce channels. Turn on your MicroTALK 2 -way radio. An audi- ble “tone” will indicate the unit is on. The LCD will go through a 3 second self test and then go to operational mode.

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    310WX.MANUAL.qx copy 6/17/99 12:18 PM Page 46 Advanced Features Dual Watch Dual Watch Function Function Press b u t ton to set CTC S S . C TC S S channel numbers will flash. Pre s s b u t tons to select CTC S S . Press button.This will store the second channel and CTCSS and start Dual Watch.

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    310WX.MANUAL.qx copy 6/17/99 12:18 PM Page 48 Frequency Range The MicroTalk unit represents one of the most Frequency advanced FM two-way radios available. Ranges Channel Frequency Channel In MHz 462.5625 462.5875 462.6125 462.6375 462.6625 462.6875 462.7125 CTCSS Channel Frequency 67.0 Hz 71.9 Hz...

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    310WX.MANUAL.qx copy 6/17/99 12:18 PM Page 50 Caring for Your MicroTalk 3. Never place or store the unit in water or in a moist place. Radio I.GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS A. GENERAL CH=14 CHANNELS WITHIN 462-467 MHZ B. RECEIVER 1. SENSITIVITY FOR 12 DB SINAD FOR CALL SIG.DETECTION...

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    1. BATTERY LIFE (1:1:18 RATIO) 2. BATTERY (4 x AAA) Limited Two Year Warranty COBRA ELECTRONICS CORPORATION warrants that its UNIT COBRA FRS Radios, and the component parts thereof, will be free of defects in wor kmanship and materials for a period of two (2) years from the date of first consumer pur- chase.

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    FA - C C Camouflage Carrying Case Carrying Case FA - C C B Black Carrying Case Durable nylon case perfectly fits your MicroTalk radio FA-BC Replacement Belt Clip FA- CC (Camouflage) $19.95 Prices subject to change without notice. FA- CCB (Black) $19.95...

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    4. Pack unit 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 First Class Mail to avoid loss in transit to: Cobra Factory Service, Cobra Electronics Corporation,6500 W. Cortland St., Chicago, IL 60707.

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    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 safe ty – by staying in touch while on the go.

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    15 . PTT (Push To Talk ) Key 16 . Battery Chamber Thank you for purchasing this Cobra MicroTalk 2-way Radio. Properly used, this Cobra product will give you many years of reliable service. Customer Support Should you encounter any problems with the product or not understand its many features, please refer to this owner’s manual.

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