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User's Guide
Making Life Easier
Customer Assistance
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And Safer
In this user's guide, you should find all the information you need to operate your microTALK
radio. If you require
further assistance after reading this guide, Cobra Electronics offers the following customer assistance services:
Staying in touch with your family and
For Assistance In The U.S.A.
friends is convenient and easy when using your
radio. Some of the many
Automated Help Desk English only.
Technical Assistance
uses you will discover include:
24 hours a day, 7 days a week 773-889-3087 (phone).
English only.
(on-line: Frequently Asked Questions).
Communicating with others while hiking, biking,
Customer Assistance Operators English and Spanish.
English and Spanish. productinfo (e-mail).
and working; keeping track of family and friends
8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Central Time, Monday through
at a crowded public event; checking with travel companions
Friday (except holidays) 773-889-3087 (phone).
For Assistance Outside The U.S.A.
in another car; talking with neighbors; arranging meeting
Questions English and Spanish.
Contact Your Local Dealer
spots with others while
Faxes can be received at 773-622-2269 (fax).
Channel Numbers
Transmit Icon
shopping at the mall.
While in Standby mode or when selecting
Visible when transmitting a message.
a channel, shows current channel (1 through 22).
Receive Icon
When adjusting the volume,
Visible when
Talk Button
shows current level (1 through 8).
Charge Jack
receiving a message.
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Press and hold to communicate with
Battery Low Icon
others. With the microphone about two
(2) inches [five (5) cm] from your mouth,
Blinks when battery power level is low.
" CH" is visible when in Standby
speak in a normal voice.
Your microTALK
radio has a unique circuit
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mode or when selecting a
Release the Talk button when you are
designed to extend battery life. If there are no
finished talking and listen for a response.
transmissions within ten (10) seconds, the radio
" LE" is visible when
You cannot receive incoming calls while
will automatically switch to Battery Save mode.
adjusting volume.
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pressing the Talk button.
This will not affect the radio's ability to receive
incoming transmissions.
NOTE Both radios must be
Maximum range may vary and is based on unobstructed
tuned to the same channel
line-of-sight communication under ideal conditions.
to communicate.
Batteries and Charger
Mode/Power Button
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Press and hold to turn the
To Install or Replace Batteries:
Remove Belt Clip
radio On or Off.
1. Remove belt clip by releasing belt clip
To Replace Battery Pack(s)
latch and sliding clip up.
Remove battery compartment cover. Insert
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Press and release to enter
Slide Cover Down
2. Pull up on the battery door latch to remove the
battery pack as indicated on battery pack.
mode function to change
battery compartment cover.
Pull Latch Up
Replace cover.
3. Insert the supplied three (3) AAA rechargeable
The channel numbers will blink
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batteries (also works with non-rechargeable
when that mode is selected.
alkaline batteries). Position batteries according
NOTE Radio can also be used with three (3) AAA alkaline
Use the Up/ Down buttons to
to polarity markings.
Insert Batteries
batteries. Position batteries according to polarity markings
select a channel.
4. Replace battery compartment cover
in radio. Alkaline batteries cannot be recharged.
and belt clip.
Up/Down Buttons
To Charge Batteries in Radio:
Radio Charger Jack
To Charge Battery Packs In Radio(s)
Press and release to adjust
Belt Clip
1. Check to see that the batteries have been inserted
the volume.
Insert battery pack into radio
Insert Radio(s)
properly. See above for battery installation
according to directions above,
then insert radio into charger.
While in mode function, press
2. Insert round connector of wall charger into the charge jack located at the top
Insert round connector into the
and release to change channels.
of the radio. The wall charger has two round connectors which enables you to
back of the charger and plug into
charge either one or two radios at a time.
an electrical outlet. If the charging light is not On ,
Call Button
3. Plug the wall charger into electrical outlet.
check position of the radio. The radio should be upright.
Press and release to alert others that
It normally takes 15 hours to fully recharge batteries. It is not recommended
It normally takes about eight (8) hours to fully recharge a NiCD
to recharge batteries more than 24 hours. Estimated operation time on a full
you are calling. This tone is used only
battery pack. Battery packs will not be damaged if they stay in
charge is 8 hours.
to establish voice communications.
the charging well longer than that.
Use only the supplied rechargeable batteries and wall charger for
Trademark Acknowledgement
recharging your Cobra microTALK
radio. Non-rechargeable alkaline batteries
, microTALK
, Nothing Comes Close to a Cobra
and the snake design are registered
can also be used.
trademarks of Cobra Electronics Corporation, U.S.A. Cobra Electronics Corporation™ is a
trademark of Cobra Electronics Corporation, U.S.A.
Product Service Questions
Limited 1-Year Warranty On Radio(s) And Charger
This two-way radio operates on GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service) frequencies
If you have any questions about operation or installing your new Cobra product,
For Products Purchased In The U.S.A.
which require an FCC (Federal Communications Commission) license. A user must be
or if you are missing parts...
Cobra Electronics Corporation warrants that its Cobra GMRS radios and charger, and the
licensed prior to operating on Channels 1 through 7 or 15 through 22, which comprise the
component parts thereof, will be free of defects in workmanship and materials for a period of
GMRS channels of this radio. which comprise the GMRS channels of this radio. Serious
one year from the date of first consumer purchase. This warranty may be enforced by the first
See customer assistance above.
penalties could result for unlicensed use of GMRS channels, in violation of FCC rules.
consumer purchaser, provided that the product is utilized within the U.S.A.
Operation of this radio is subject to additional rules specified in 47 C.F.R. Part 95.
For Products Purchased In The U.S.A.
Cobra will, without charge, repair or replace, at its option, defective GMRS radios,
Licensed users will be issued a call sign by the FCC, which should be used for
If your product should require factory service, please call Cobra first before
chargers, products or component parts upon delivery to the Cobra Factory Service
sending your radio, charger or battery pack(s). This will ensure the fastest turn-
station identification when operating this radio. GMRS users should also cooperate
department, accompanied by proof of the date of first consumer purchase, such as
around time on your repair. You may be asked to send your products to the Cobra factory. It
by engaging in permissible transmissions only, avoiding channel interference with other
a duplicated copy of a sales receipt.
will be necessary to furnish the following to have the product serviced
GMRS users, and being prudent with the length of their transmission time.
You must pay any initial shipping charges required to ship the product for warranty service,
and returned. 1) For warranty repair include some form of proof-of-purchase,
For licensing information and application forms, please call the FCC Hotline at
but the return charges will be at Cobra's expense, if the product is repaired
such as a mechanical reproduction or carbon of a sales receipt. If you send the
800-418-FORM. Request form #159 and form #605. Questions regarding the
or replaced under warranty. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you
original receipt, it cannot be returned. 2) Send the entire product. 3) Enclose
license application should be directed to the FCC at 888-CALL-FCC. Additional information is
may also have other rights which may vary from state to state.
a description of what is happening with the product. Include a typed or clearly
available on the FCC's website at
printed name and address of where the product is to be returned. 4) Pack product securely
Exclusions: This limited warranty does not apply:
Safety Information For microTALK
1) To any product damaged by accident; 2) In the event of misuse or abuse of the product or
to prevent damage in transit. If possible, use the original packing material.
Your wireless handheld portable transceiver contains a low power transmitter.
as a result of unauthorized alterations or repairs; 3) If the serial number has been altered,
5) Ship prepaid and insured by way of a traceable carrier such as United Parcel
When the Talk button is pushed, it sends out radio frequency (RF) signals.
defaced, or removed; 4) If the owner of the product resides outside the U.S.A.
Service (UPS) or First Class Mail to avoid loss in transit to:
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The device is authorized to operate at a duty factor not to exceed 50%.
Cobra Factory Service
All implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular
In August 1996, the Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) adopted
Cobra Electronics Corporation
purpose are limited in duration to the length of this warranty. Cobra shall
RF exposure guidelines with safety levels for handheld wireless devices.
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not be liable for any incidental, consequential or other damages; including, without limitation,
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damages resulting from loss of use or cost of installation.
FCC RF Exposure Requirements: For body-worn operation, this radio has
6) If the product is in warranty, upon receipt of your product it will either be
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts and/or
been tested and meets the FCC RF exposure guidelines when used with Cobra accessories
repaired or exchanged depending on the model.
do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages,
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supplied or designated for this product. Use of other accessories
Please allow approximately three (3) to four (4) weeks before contacting Cobra
so the above limitations may not apply to you.
may not ensure compliance with FCC RF exposure guidelines. Use only the
for status. If the product is out of warranty, a letter will automatically be sent
supplied antenna. Unauthorized antennas, modifications, or attachments
For Products Purchased Outside The U.S.A.
informing you of the repair charge or replacement charge. If you have any
could damage the transmitter and may violate FCC regulations.
Please contact your local dealer for warranty information.
questions, please call 773-889-3087 for assistance.
Normal Position:
90-Day Warranty On Rechargeable Batteries
For Products Purchased Outside The U.S.A.
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Hold the transmitter approximately two (2) inches from your face and
Please contact your local dealer for product service information.
For Products Purchased In The U.S.A. And Canada
speak in a normal voice, with the antenna pointed up and away.
NOTE This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two (2) conditions: (1) This
device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device
The Cobra
line of quality products includes:
must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
CB Radios • microTALK
Radios • Radar/Laser Detectors • Safety Alert
Traffic Warning Systems •
FCC Warnings: Replacement or substitution of transistors,
Accessories • CobraMarine
VHF Radios • Power Inverters • Trucker Nav Systems •
regular diodes or other parts of a unique nature, with parts other
LED Lights • Jumpstarters Accessories
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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