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© Cobham DC Ltd. All rights reserved. This is an unpublished work created November 2007 

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POCKET GUIDE 

The information contained in this document is proprietary to Cobham DC Ltd unless stated otherwise and is made available in confidence; it 
must not be used or disclosed without the express written permission of Cobham DC Ltd. This document may not be either copied or stored 
in whole or in part in any form without the express written consent of Cobham DC Ltd, which may be given by contract. This document is a 
design document for the purposes of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. 

 


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Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for 
compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment. 
 
FCC ID: ########## 
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the 
following two 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. 
 
Occupational/controlled limits apply in situations in which persons are exposed as 
a consequence of their employment provided those persons are fully aware of the 
potential for exposure and can exercise control over their exposure. Limits for 
occupational/controlled exposure also apply in situations when an individual is 
transient through a location where occupational/controlled limits apply provided 
he or she is made aware of the potential for exposure. 
 
General population/uncontrolled exposures apply in situations in which the 
general public may be exposed, or in which persons that are exposed as a 
consequence of their employment may not be fully aware of the potential for 
exposure or can not exercise control over their exposure. 

Eagle Radio 

Z500A 

 


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CONTENTS 

1.   OVERVIEW 
 
2.   EAGLE RADIO DIAGRAM 
 
3.   RADIO ON/OFF AND VOLUME 
 
4.   MENU OPTIONS 
 
5.   STATUS MENU 
 
6.   CONFIGURATION MENU OPTIONS 
 
7.   CONFIGURATION MENU GROUP OPTIONS 
 
8.   PTT MENU (SECONDARY PTT) 
 
9.   BATTERIES 
 
10. REMOTE ACTIVATION 
 

Defence Communications 

SEE MAIN OPERATOR GUIDE FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION INCLUDING HEALTH & SAFETY 

 


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OVERVIEW 

The Eagle Close Combat Radio is a Frequency Hopping Networked Radio 
incorporating 128 bit AES Encryption.  
 
The radio can be used in individual, group or multiple group scenarios. This 
functionality may be set/changed by the designated commander. Eagle radio may 
also be connected to a COBHAM Intercom system allowing Eagle users to 
communicate with crew and vehicle mounted radio systems.  
In addition a Manpack Combat Net Radio (CNR’s) can be connected to the Eagle 
radio, expanding the communications network for eagle users. 
 
Eagle Radio may be configured in one of two operating modes:    

 

 

 

1.Soldier mode 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 2.Commander 

Mode 

 
These modes determine the functionality of the radio providing users with specific 
functionality dependant upon there role. 
All functions are accessed and configured using aural menus through the headset 
once a unit is turned on.  
 

Note:  When the Radio is turned on a WARNING TONE will sound every 4 seconds 
 

through the headset if no group/network is detected. This same tone will 

 

occur if a radio ever leaves a group/network it has previously been part of.  

 


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EAGLE RADIO DIAGRAM 

EAGLE NET 

(PRIMARY)  

PTT  

CNR 

(SECONDARY) 

PTT 

PCS SWITCH 

HEADSET 
CONNECTOR 

BATTERY 
COMPARTMENT 

CNR/DATA 
CONNECTOR 

 


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ROTATE 

PRESS 

RADIO ON/OFF AND 

VOLUME 

PRESS & HOLD 
TO POWER 
ON OR OFF 

“VOLUME ADJUSTMENT” 

 

 

 

The PCS (Primary Control Switch) is the interface that allows the user to adjust the 
functionality of Eagle Radio. Pressing and holding the PCS switch will power the Eagle 
ON or OFF. 
 
The Radio has two modes: “

OPERATIONAL MODE

” &“

MENU MODE.

” After being switched 

on the unit enters “

OPERATIONAL MODE”

.  

 
Once the unit is powered on, an aural acknowledgement will be heard through the 
headset “

RADIO ON

” this is followed by a warning tone if the radio is not connected to a 

group, this warning tone is also an indication of the units volume level. Once in 
operational mode the volume may be adjusted at any time by rotating the PCS. 
 

Operational Mode 

- This is the normal working mode assuming the radio is configured 

and ready for use, the radio will return to 

Operational Mode 

automatically from the end 

of any menu selection or if no selection is made. 
 

Menu Mode 

- Used to select and set up advanced functions, to select menu mode press 

the PCS once the unit is “ON”. Menu options are described in pages 4-8. 
 
  

 

 

 


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“STATUS” 

“GROUP” 

“VOX” 

“CONFIGURE” 

“PTT” 

4. CONFIGURATION MENU 

5. PTT 

Configuration menu options, for details refer to page 6. 

Secondary PTT configuration Menu option, for details refer to page 8.  

MENU OPTIONS 

 

“MENU 
MODE” 

 

3. VOX 

2. GROUP  

1. STATUS 

Provides user with an overview of radio status, for details refer to page 5. 

Informs the user of the group they are connected to. For details refer to 
page 7 

Enables VOX . If VOX is selected as of then the primary Push To Talk switch 
(PTT) is used for keying the radio. 

ROTATE 

PRESS 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 


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STATUS MENU 

2. UNIT NUMBER. 

1. BATTERY 

CONDITION.  

Indicates the battery working condition. 

Indicates the current unit number (if assigned by a group). 

“STATUS” 

CURRENT 
GROUP 

Indicates the current group setting.  e.g. “Group 01”. 

Current user 
type 

Indicates the user type: SOLDIER or COMMANDER. Several of the radio functions are 
only accessible when set to COMMANDER. 

VOX STATUS 

Indicates the VOX status ON or OFF. If VOX is off then user must press the primary PTT to 
communicate. 

“EXTENDED STATUS” 

“MENU 
MODE” 

 

 

ROTATE 

PRESS 

 

 

 

 


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CONFIGURATION 

MENU OPTIONS 

2.NETLINK 

4.GROUP 

5.REMOTE ACTIVATION 

3.MONITOR 

1.USER 

Change user type either RESET, SOLDIER or COMMANDER. 

7.CNR 

6.LANGUAGE 

Enable the Netlink function. If on is selected the user can monitor a second group. 

Enable the monitor only function. If on is selected, the user can only monitor radio 
traffic and cannot transmit. 

Allows the user to change and create groups. For details refer to page 7.  

Enables the remote activation unit. For details refer to page 10. 

Enables the user to select alternative programmed languages, only if another language 
option is included. 
Configures the function of the secondary PTT. If a CNR is connected then this menu 
option is available. For details refer to page 8. 

“CONFIGURE”  

 

“USER” 

“NETLINK” 

“MONITOR” 

“GROUP” 

“REMOTE 
 ACTIVATION” 

“LANGUAGE” 

“CNR” 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ROTATE 

PRESS 

 

 

 

 


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CONFIGURATION MENU- 

GROUP OPTIONS 

2.CLOSE GROUP 

3.EXPAND GROUP 

4.OPEN GROUP 

1.CREATE GROUP 

A new group will be created, all radios within range may join this group. Once a group is 
created SECURE GROUP prevents any other new users from accessing the group using 

AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) encryption. 

Once a group is formed, CLOSE GROUP prevents other users from joining the group. 

When selected a CLOSED or SECURE group will be ‘opened’ for ten seconds to allow new 
users to join the group. 

This function will open a CLOSED group indefinitely so new users can join the group as 
required. 

“Group” 

 

“CREATE GROUP” 

“CLOSE GROUP” 

“EXPAND GROUP” 

“OPEN GROUP” 

 

 

 

 

ROTATE 

PRESS 

 

 

 

 


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“PTT” 

“CNR” 

“INTERCOM” 

“RADIO A” 

“RADIO B” 

“RADIO C” 

2. INTERCOM 

4. RADIO B 

5. RADIO C 

3. RADIO A 

“INTERCOM” allows cross communication outside the Eagle Net. CCR’s (close combat 
radios) can communicate across the intercom channel of an Intercom System. 

1. CNR 

“CNR” allows Eagle users to access a CNR for long range communication. The CNR must be 
physically connected to the Eagle radio or connected to another Eagle Radio in the same 

group and ‘shared’ as a NETWORK CNR (see page 6). 

PTT MENU(SECONDARY PTT)  

 

ROTATE 

PRESS 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

“RADIO A” allows Eagle users to access a radio outside the Eagle Net for long range 
communication. This is achieved through a Cobham Intercom System. 

“RADIO B” allows Eagle users to access a radio outside the Eagle Net for long range 
communication. This is achieved through a Cobham Intercom System. 

“RADIO C” allows Eagle users to access a radio outside the Eagle Net for long range 
communication. This is achieved through a Cobham Intercom System. 

 

 


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BATTERIES 

The Eagle Radio uses 6 x ‘AA’ (LR6) Batteries to power the unit. 
 
Primary or Secondary battery types may be used, however secondary batteries 
can only be charged outside the unit with separate equipment. 

 
 

Insert the batteries as shown 
using the guide on the battery 
cap (base of the radio when 
closed). Take care to ensure all 
batteries are positioned with 
the 

correct polarity 

before 

closing the battery 
compartment. 
 
Should the Eagle be connected 
to an external power source via 
the CNR/DATA Connector then 
the radio will automatically 
switch to external power until 
disconnected. 

“BATTERY CAP” 

 


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REMOTE ACTIVATION 

The Remote Activation Unit (RAU) is a handheld wireless device replicating the 2 PTT 
buttons on the Radio.  
 
When “Remote Activation” is enabled on in the “CONFIGURE” menu, the 

Primary

 & 

Secondary

 PTT’s may be remotely operated from the ‘RAU’.  

 
The RAU can be attached to the users weapon if required with the supplied 
elasticated strap or cradle mount allowing attachment to a weapons MIL-STD-1913 
(Picatinny) Rails.      

Remote Activation Unit  

PRIMARY PTT 

SECONDARY PTT 

 


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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: 

The Customer Support Manager 
COBHAM Defence Communications, 

Haslingden Road, 
Blackburn, 

Lancashire, 
BB1 2EE, 

UK 

Tel:   

+44 (0) 1254 292010 

Fax:   

+44 (0) 1254 292035 

 

E-mail: support@cobhamdc.com 

Website: www.cobhamdcweb.com