Making Life Easier
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
friends is convenient and easy when using
your microTALK radio. Some of the many
uses you will discover include:
For Assistance In The U.S.A.
English only. www.cobra.com
Automated Help Desk English only.
24 hours a day, 7 days a week 773-889-3087 (phone).
(on-line: Frequently Asked Questions).
English and Spanish. email@example.com (e-mail).
Communicating with others while hiking, biking,
and working; keeping track of family and friends
Customer Assistance Operators English and Spanish.
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Central Time, Monday through
For Assistance Outside The U.S.A.
Contact Your Local Dealer
at a crowded public event; checking with travel companions Friday (except holidays) 773-889-3087 (phone).
in another car; talking with neighbors; arranging meeting
spots with others while
shopping at the mall.
Questions English and Spanish.
Faxes can be received at 773-622-2269 (fax).
While in Standby mode or when selecting a
channel, shows current channel (1 through 22).
Visible when transmitting a message.
When adjusting the volume, shows current level (1
receiving a message.
Press and hold to communicate with
others. With the microphone about two
Battery Low Icon
speak in a normal voice.
2) inches [five (5) cm] from your mouth,
Blinks when battery power level is low.
“CH” is visible when in Standby
mode or when selecting a
Your microTALK radio has a unique circuit
Release the Talk button when you are
finished talking and listen for a response.
You cannot receive incoming calls while
pressing the Talk button.
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.
LE” is visible when
Maximum range may vary and is based on unobstructed
line-of-sight communication under ideal conditions.
NOTE Both radios must be
tuned to the same channel
Batteries and Charger
Press and hold to turn the
radio On or Off.
To Install or Replace Batteries:
To Replace Ba1ttery Pack(s)
. Remove belt clip by releasing belt clip
latch and sliding clip up.
Press and release to
enter mode function to change
Slide Cover Down
Remove battery compartment cover.
. Pull up on the battery door latch to remove the
Insert battery pack as indicated on
battery compartment cover.
Pull Latch Up
battery pack. Replace cover.
. Insert the supplied three (3) AAA rechargeable
batteries (also works with
non-rechargeable alkaline batteries). Position
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The channel numbers will blink
when that mode is selected.
Use the Up/ Down buttons to
select a channel.
alkaline batteries. Position batteries according to polarity
. Replace battery compartment cover
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Press and release to alert others that
you are calling. This tone is used only
to establish voice communications.
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.
Use only the supplied rechargeable batteries and wall charger
for recharging your Cobra microTALK radio. Non-rechargeable alkaline
batteries can also be used.
Cobra , microTALK , Nothing Comes Close to a Cobra and the snake design are registered
trademarks of Cobra Electronics Corporation, U.S.A. Cobra Electronics Corporation™ is a
trademark of Cobra Electronics Corporation, U.S.A.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: FCC LICENSE REQUIRED
Product Service Questions
Limited 1-Year Warranty On Radio(s) And Charger
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.
If you have any questions about operation or installing your new Cobra product,
or if you are missing parts…
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.
Please call Cobra first! DOꢀNOTꢀRETURNꢀTHISꢀPRODUCTꢀTOꢀTHEꢀSTORE!
See customer assistance above.
For Products Purchased In 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.
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.
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.
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.
For licensing information and application forms, please call the FCC Hotline at
00-418-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 www.fcc.gov.
Safety Information For microTALK Radios
Your wireless handheld portable transceiver contains a low power transmitter.
When the Talk button is pushed, it sends out radio frequency (RF) signals.
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.
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.
) 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
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.
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6) If the product is in warranty, upon receipt of your product it will either be
repaired or exchanged depending on the model.
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. Use only the
supplied antenna. Unauthorized antennas, modifications, or attachments
could damage the transmitter and may violate FCC regulations.
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.
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 warranty information.
Hold the transmitter approximately two (2) inches from your face and
speak in a normal voice, with the antenna pointed up and away.
90-Day Warranty On Rechargeable Batteries
For Products Purchased Outside The U.S.A.
Please contact your local dealer for product service information.
For Products Purchased In The U.S.A. And Canada
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.
The Cobra line of quality products includes:
CB Radios® • microTALK Radios • Ra®dar/Laser Detectors • Safety Alert Traffic Warning Systems
HighGear Accessories • CobraMarine VHF Radios • Power Inverters • Accessories
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.