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Cobra MICROTALK CXT175 User Manual

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Making Life Easier
And Safer
Staying in touch with your family and
friends is convenient and easy when using your
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.
Talk Button
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Press and hold to communicate with
others. With the microphone about two
(2) inches [five (5) cm] from your mouth,
speak in a normal voice.
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Release the Talk button when you are
finished talking and listen for a response.
You cannot receive incoming calls while
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pressing the Talk button.
NOTE Both radios must be
tuned to the same channel
to communicate.
Trademark Acknowledgement
, microTALK
, Nothing Comes Close to a Cobra
trademarks of Cobra Electronics Corporation, U.S.A. Cobra Electronics Corporation™ is a
trademark of Cobra Electronics Corporation, U.S.A.
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. which comprise the GMRS channels of this radio. Serious
penalties could result for unlicensed use of GMRS channels, in violation of FCC rules.
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
Safety Information For microTALK
Your wireless handheld portable transceiver contains a low power transmitter.
When the Talk button is pushed, it sends out radio frequency (RF) signals.
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The device is authorized to operate at a duty factor not to exceed 50%.
In August 1996, the Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) adopted
RF exposure guidelines with safety levels for handheld wireless devices.
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
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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:
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Hold the transmitter approximately two (2) inches from your face and
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
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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In this user's guide, you should find all the information you need to operate your microTALK
further assistance after reading this guide, Cobra Electronics offers the following customer assistance services:
For Assistance In The U.S.A.
Automated Help Desk English only.
24 hours a day, 7 days a week 773-889-3087 (phone).
Customer Assistance Operators English and Spanish.
8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Central Time, Monday through
Friday (except holidays) 773-889-3087 (phone).
Questions English and Spanish.
Faxes can be received at 773-622-2269 (fax).
Charge Jack
Belt Clip
Call Button
Press and release to alert others that
you are calling. This tone is used only
to establish voice communications.
and the snake design are registered
Product Service Questions
If you have any questions about operation or installing your new Cobra product,
or if you are missing parts...
See customer assistance above.
For Products Purchased In The U.S.A.
If your product should require factory service, please call Cobra first before
sending your radio, charger or battery pack(s). This will ensure the fastest turn-
around time on your repair. You may be asked to send your products 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 of 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 product. Include a typed or clearly
printed name and address of where the product is to be returned. 4) Pack product 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 West Cortland Street
Chicago, Illinois 60707 U.S.A.
6) If the product is in warranty, upon receipt of your product it will either be
repaired or exchanged depending on the model.
Please allow approximately three (3) to four (4) weeks before contacting Cobra
for status. If the product 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 The U.S.A.
Please contact your local dealer for product service information.
The Cobra
CB Radios • microTALK
LED Lights • Jumpstarters Accessories
While in Standby mode or when selecting
a channel, shows current channel (1 through 22).
shows current level (1 through 8).
Battery Low Icon
Blinks when battery power level is low.
Your microTALK
radio has a unique circuit
designed to extend battery life. If there are no
transmissions within ten (10) seconds, the radio
will automatically switch to Battery Save mode.
This will not affect the radio's ability to receive
incoming transmissions.
Mode/Power Button
Press and hold to turn the
radio On or Off.
Press and release to enter
mode function to change
The channel numbers will blink
when that mode is selected.
Use the Up/ Down buttons to
select a channel.
Up/Down Buttons
Press and release to adjust
the volume.
While in mode function, press
and release to change channels.
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Technical Assistance
English only.
(on-line: Frequently Asked Questions).
English and Spanish. productinfo (e-mail).
For Assistance Outside The U.S.A.
Contact Your Local Dealer
Channel Numbers
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When adjusting the volume,
Maximum range may vary and is based on unobstructed
line-of-sight communication under ideal conditions.
Batteries and Charger
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To Install or Replace Batteries:
Remove Belt Clip
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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Slide Cover Down
2. Pull up on the battery door latch to remove the
battery pack as indicated on battery pack.
battery compartment cover.
Pull Latch Up
Replace cover.
3. Insert the supplied three (3) AAA rechargeable
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batteries (also works with non-rechargeable
alkaline batteries). Position batteries according
NOTE Radio can also be used with three (3) AAA alkaline
to polarity markings.
Insert Batteries
batteries. Position batteries according to polarity markings
4. Replace battery compartment cover
in radio. Alkaline batteries cannot be recharged.
and belt clip.
To Charge Batteries in Radio:
Radio Charger Jack
To Charge Battery Packs In Radio(s)
1. Check to see that the batteries have been inserted
Insert battery pack into radio
Insert Radio(s)
properly. See above for battery installation
according to directions above,
then insert radio into charger.
2. Insert round connector of wall charger into the charge jack located at the top
Insert round connector into the
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 ,
3. Plug the wall charger into electrical outlet.
check position of the radio. The radio should be upright.
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
battery pack. Battery packs will not be damaged if they stay in
charge is 8 hours.
the charging well longer than that.
Use only the supplied rechargeable batteries and wall charger for
recharging your Cobra microTALK
can also be used.
Limited 1-Year Warranty On Radio(s) And Charger
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 The U.S.A.
Please contact your local dealer for warranty information.
90-Day Warranty On Rechargeable Batteries
For Products Purchased In The U.S.A. And Canada
Traffic Warning Systems •
User's Guide
Visible when transmitting a message.
Receive Icon
Visible when
receiving a message.
" CH" is visible when in Standby
mode or when selecting a
" LE" is visible when
adjusting volume.
radio. Non-rechargeable alkaline batteries

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