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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS FOR YOUR

40 CHANNEL

CITIZENS BAND 

2-WAY MOBILE RADIO

Model

29 LTD ST

Cobra Electronics Corporation

6500 W. Cortland Street

Chicago, IL 60707

PRINTED IN HONG KONG

©COBRA ELECTRONICS CORP. 1997

480-113-P-001

 


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The Citizens Band lies between the shortwave broadcast and 10-meter Amateur
radio bands, and was established by law in 1949. The Class D two-way commu-
nications service was opened in 1959. (CB also includes a Class A citizens band
and Class C remote control frequencies.)
FCC regulations permit only ÒtransmissionsÓ (one party to another) rather than
ÒbroadcastsÓ (to a wide audience). Thus, advertising is not allowed on CB
Channels because that is Òbroadcasting.Ó

“Cuts Static coming in, adds Punch going out!”

Cobra proudly introduces the first Patent Pending technology that dramatically
improves the transmission and reception of CB radio signals.
This revolutionary system reconfigures the transmission signal which allows it to
be transferred more effectively through cluttered airwaves. It literally ÒpunchesÓ
your message through the hundreds of thousands of signals that are in the air. At
the same time, 

SoundTracker 

system dynamically adjusts the relationship between

the signal and static commonly referred to as noise. This allows CobraÕs

SoundTracker

system to significantly reduce the amount of static on all incoming

CB signals. The system can be further optimized when two SoundTracker CBÕs are
used to talk to each other.
The end result is a clearer, cleaner sounding reception of signals and more 
powerful transmissions which 

dramatically

improve CB Communications

Serial No.

Date of Purchase

Dealer Name

Keep this manual for detailed information about your Cobra 
CB radio.

SAVE YOUR SALES RECEIPT, THE CARTON AND 
“PACKING” FOR POSSIBLE FUTURE USE.

All transmitter adjustments other than those supplied by the manufacturer
as front panel operating controls, must be made by, or under the supervision
of, the holder of an FCC-issued general Radio-Telephone OperatorÕs License.
Replacement or substitution of transistors, regular diodes or other parts of
a unique nature, with parts other than those recommended by Cobra, may
cause violation of the technical regulations of Part 95 of the FCC Rules, or
violation of Type Acceptance requirements of Part 2 of the Rules.
You should read and understand Part 95 (included with this unit) of the
FCC Rules and Regulations, before operating your Cobra radio, even
though the FCC no longer requires you to obtain an operators license.

The CB Story

1

How To Use Your

Citizens Band 

2-Way Mobile Radio

Model 29 LTD ST

Contents

Page

The CB Story

............................................................................................1

SoundTracker System

............................................................................1

Specifications

........................................................................................2,3

Installation

Location..................................................................................................4
Mounting Connections ....................................................................4, 5
CB Antenna ..........................................................................................6
Ignition Noise Interference ................................................................7

Operation

Controls and Indicators ............................................................8, 9, 10
Operating Procedure to Receive ......................................................11
Operating Procedure to Transmit ....................................................12
How SoundTracker Works ................................................................13

Maintenance and Adjustment

............................................................14

Appendix

Ten Code ..............................................................................................15
A Few Rules That Should Be Obeyed ............................................16
How Your CB Can Serve You ..........................................................16

Warranty Service Instructions

............................................................17

Limited Two Year Warranty

................................................................18

Accessories

..................................................................Inside Back Cover

 


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Specifications (cont.)

GENERAL

Channels

40 

Frequency Range

26.965 to 27.405 MHz.

Frequency Control

Phase Lock Loop (PLL) synthesizer.

Frequency Tolerance

0.005%.

Operating Temperature Range

-30¡ C to + 50¡ C.

Microphone

Plug-in dynamic.

Input Voltage

13.8VDC nom.(positive or negative ground).

Current Drain

Transmit

: AM full mod., 1.5A (maximum)

Receive

: Squelched, 0.3A; full audio output, 1.2A

(nominal).

Size

8 5/8Ó D  x 79/32Ó W  x 2 13/64Ó H .

Weight

4 lbs.

Antenna Connector

UHF, SO-239.

Semiconductors

26 transistors, 26 diodes, 4 integrated  circuits.

Meter 

Illuminated; indicates relative power output and
received signal strength.

TRANSMITTER

Power Output

4 watts. 

Modulation

AM (Amplitude Modulation).

Frequency Response

300 to 3000 Hz.

Output Impedance

50 ohms, unbalanced.

RECEIVER

Sensitivity

Less than 1 

µ

V for 10dB (S+N)/N.

Selectivity

6dB @ 7 KHz, 60 dB @ 10 KHz. 

Image Rejection 

80 dB, typical.

Adjacent-Channel Rejection

60 dB, typical.

IF Frequencies

Double Conversion: 1st: 10.695 MHz.

2nd: 455 KHz.

Automatic Gain Control (AGC)

Less than 10 dB change in audio output for inputs
from 10 to 50,000 microvolts.

RF Gain Control

Adjustable for optimum signal reception.

Noise Blanker

RF type.

Squelch

Adjustable; threshold less than 1µV.

Audio Output Power

4 watts.

Frequency Response

300 to 3000 Hz.

Distortion

Less than 7% @ 3 watts @ 1000 Hz.

Built-in Speaker

16 ohms, round.

External Speaker (Not Supplied)

8 ohms; disables internal speaker when connected.

PA SYSTEM

Power Output

4 watts into external speaker.

External Speaker for PA

8 ohms, when PA-CB switch is in PA, the PA speaker
also monitors the receiver; separate jack provided. 

(SPECIFICATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE)

(Not Supplied)

3

Channel

Channel Frequency 

in MHz

21

27.215

22

27.225

23

27.255

24

27.235

25

27.245

26

27.265

27

27.275

28

27.285

29

27.295

30

27.305

31

27.315

32

27.325

33

27.335

34

27.345

35

27.355

36

27.365

37

27.375

38

27.385

39

27.395

40

27.405

Specifications

FREQUENCY RANGE
The COBRA 29 LTD ST transceiver represents one of the most advanced AM
two-way radios ever designed for use as a Class D station in the Citizens Radio
Service. This unit features advanced Phase Lock Loop (PLL) circuitry providing
complete coverage of all 40 channels as shown below.

Channel

Channel Frequency 

in MHz

1

26.965

2

26.975

3

26.985

4

27.005

5

27.015

6

27.025

7

27.035

8

27.055

9

27.065

10

27.075

11

27.085

12

27.105

13

27.115

14

27.125

15

27.135

16

27.155

17

27.165

18

27.175

19

27.185

20

27.205

The COBRA 29 LTD ST has a vastly superior receiver which includes noise blanker
circuitry and an automatic noise limiter. The receiver also features increased 
protection against cross modulation and strong adjacent channel signals.

To obtain maximum performance please read carefully the descriptions and
operating instructions in this manual. Fill out below; keep for your records.

Serial No.

Date of Purchase

Dealer Name

Keep this manual for detailed information about your Cobra CB radio.

SAVE YOUR SALES RECEIPT, CARTON AND PACKING FOR POSSIBLE
FUTURE  USE.

2

 


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5

Installation (Cont.)

3.

Connect the antenna cable plug to the standard receptacle on the unit. Most
CB antennas are terminated with a type PL-259 plug which mates with the
receptacle marked "ANT."

4.

Connect the red lead of DC power cord to +13.8 VDC. In automobile instal-
lations, +13.8 VDC is usually obtained from the accessory contact in the
fuse box. This prevents the set being left on accidentally and also permits
operating the unit without the vehicle's engine running.

Before installing the CB radio, visually check the vehicle battery connec-
tions to determine which battery terminal, positive or negative (positive
is the larger of the two) is grounded to the engine block (or chassis).

5.

Connect he black lead to the negative side of the automobile. This is usual-
ly the chassis of the car. Any convenient location with good electrical con-
tact (remove paint) may be used. Plug power cable into jack on back of
transceiver.

In positive ground automobiles the red wire goes to the chassis and the
black wire is connected to the ignition switch.

6.

Mount microphone bracket on right side of the transceiver, or near it using
two screws supplied. When mounting in an automobile, place the bracket
under the dash so the microphone is readily accessible.

Installation

Location

Plan the location of the transceiver and microphone bracket before starting the in-
stallation. Select a location that is convenient for operation and does not interfere
with the driver or passengers in the vehicle. In automobiles, the transceiver is
usually mounted to the underneath of the dash panel, with the microphone
bracket beside it.

Mounting and Connection

The transceiver is held in the universal mounting bracket by two thumbscrews,
permitting adjustment at the most convenient angle.

A universal mounting bracket is supplied along with self tapping screws and star
washers. The mounting must be mechanically strong and also provide a good
electrical connection to the chassis of the vehicle. To mount the transceiver:

1.

Determine the most convenient location in your vehicle, hold the COBRA
radio with mounting bracket in the exact location desired. If nothing will
interfere with mounting it in the desired position, remove the mounting
bracket and use it as a template to mark the location for the mounting
screws.

2.

Drill necessary holes and secure mounting bracket in location.

4

 


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7

Installation (Cont.)

Ignition Noise Interference

Use of a mobile receiver at low signal levels is normally limited by the presence
of electrical noise. The primary source of noise in automobile installations is
from the alternator and ignition system in the vehicle. Under most operating
conditions, when signal level is adequate, the background noise does not present
a serious problem. Also, when extremely low level signals are being received, the
transceiver may be operated with vehicle engine turned off. The unit requires
very little current and therefore will not significantly discharge the vehicle bat-
tery.

Even though the COBRA 29 LTD ST has an automatic noise limiter, in some in-
stallations ignition interference may be high enough to make good communica-
tions impossible. The electrical noise may come from several sources. Many pos-
sibilities exist and variations between vehicles require different solutions to
reduce the noise. Consult your COBRA dealer or a 2-way radio technician for
help in locating and correcting the source of severe noise.

Base Station Operation (Operation from 120VAC, House Current)

To operate your transceiver from your home or office, using the regular house
current as the power source, you will require a 12 VDC power pack that has
been specially designed for the purpose. It is available as optional equipment
from your COBRA dealer. It consists of a 120-volt, 60 Hz AC to 12-volt DC
power converter that delivers the required power for the operation of the
transceiver. Simply connect the red (+) and black ( - ) leads of the transceiver to
the corresponding terminals of the power packs.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO OPERATE THIS TRANSCEIVER BY
CONNECTING DIRECTLY TO 120 VAC.

Temporary Mobile Operation

To operate your COBRA transceiver from a car on a temporary basis, you may
want to purchase an optional cigar lighter adapter from your COBRA dealer.
This adapter and a magnetic mount antenna allow you to quickly "install" your
transceiver for temporary use.

6

CB Antenna

Since the maximum allowable power output of the transmitter is limited by the
FCC, the antenna is one important factor  affecting transmission distance. Only
a properly matched antenna system will allow maximum power transfer from
the 50 ohm transmission line to the radiating element. In mobile installations
(cars, trucks, boats, etc.), an antenna system that is non-directional should be
used.

A vertically polarized, quarter-wavelength whip antenna provides the most reli-
able operation and greatest range. Shorter, loaded-type whip antennas are more
attractive, compact and adequate for applications where the maximum possible
distance is not required. Also, the loaded whips do not present the problems of
height imposed by a full quarter-wavelength whip.

Mobile whip antennas utilize the metal body of the vehicle as a ground plane.
When mounted at a corner of the vehicle they are slightly directional, in the di-
rection of the body of the vehicle. For all practical purposes, however, the radia-
tion pattern is nondirectional. The slight directional characteristic will be
observed only at extreme distances. A standard antenna connector (type SO-239)
is provided on the transceiver for easy connection to a standard PL 259 cable
termination. Cobra loaded type antenna models are highly recommended for
most installations. Consult your Cobra dealer for further details, or call 773-889-
3087 and speak to a Cobra customer representative.

WX Antenna

For best reception of weather channels, we recommend dual band antennas
which provide optimum CB and WX reception. If you want more information
about models and prices, call our consumer hotline 773-889-3087.

When installed in a boat

, the transceiver will not operate at maximum efficien-

cy without a ground plate, unless the vessel has a steel hull. Before installing the
transceiver in a boat, consult your dealer for information regarding an adequate
grounding system and prevention of electrolysis between fittings in the hull and
water.

3-Way Combination Antennas are available which allow operation of all three
bands (AM-FM & CB), using a single antenna. However, use of this type of
antenna usually results in less than normal transmit and receive range when
compared to a standard-type "Single Band" antenna designed for CB only. The
quality of reception of radio signals is highly dependent on the antenna sys-
tem. Typical CB antennas may not be very efficient when used for WX recep-
tion. Call 773-889-3087 for further information.

Installation (Cont.)

 


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Operation (Cont.)

9

6.

DELTA-TUNE.

For normal operation, set this control to the center posi-

tion. This feature has several uses and can greatly enhance receiver oper-
ation. If a received signal is slightly off frequency, the Delta-Tune control
can be used to Òfine-tuneÓ your receiver. Fine tuning is accomplished by
listening for a more readable signal at the speaker or by noting the S-
meter reading when the Delta-Tune control is operated.
Another use of this control is eliminating adjacent interference. If an
exceptionally high level signal from an adjacent channel is creating inter-
ference on the channel being used, the Delta-Tune can be used to mini-
mize or eliminate the interference. Rotate the control until you obtain
minimum adjacent channel interference. 

NOTE:

Delta-Tune is operable

only in the 

receive

mode.

7

.

SWR CAL. 

Used to calibrate the meter for SWR (standing wave ratio)

measurements. Simply switch to "CAL," press the PTT switch on the
microphone and calibrate the meter.

8

.

CHANNEL SELECTOR SWITCH.

This switch selects any one of forty

Citizens Band channels desired. The selected channel is indicated by the
LED readout (18), directly above the channel selector knob.

9

.

S/RF/SWR/CAL SWITCH.

When in the S/RF position, the meter swings

proportionally to the strength of the received signal. When 

transmitting

,

the meter indicates relative RF output power.
When in the "CAL" position, the SWR meter can be calibrated by adjust-
ing the "SWR CAL" control to the "CAL" mark on the meter face.
When in the "SWR" position, the standing wave ratio is measured.

10

. NB-ANL/ANL/ OFF SWITCH:

When this switch is in the ANL position,

only the automatic noise limiter in the audio circuits is activated. When it
is in the NB/ANL position, the RF noise blanker also is activated. The RF
noise blanker is very effective for repetitive impulse noise, such as igni-
tion interference.

11

. PA/CB SWITCH:

.Selects the mode of operation. In the CB position, the

PA function is disabled and the unit will transmit and receive on the
selected frequency. 

The PA function should not be used unless a PA speaker is

connected. 

In the PA mode, incoming CB transmissions will be heard

through the PA speaker. This allows you to monitor messages when you
are not inside your vehicle.

12

. BRT/DIM SWITCH:

Controls brightness of the LED channel indicator

(18) and the multi-function meter (14), for optimum intensity for day or
nighttime driving.

Controls and Indicators

Refer to controls, indicators and connectors as illustrated below:

A. Front Panel

1.

MICROPHONE CONNECTOR.

Front panel microphone connector.

2.

OFF/ON/VOLUME.

Turn clockwise to turn power on and set the

desired listening volume.

3.

SQUELCH.

This control is used to cut off or eliminate receiver back-

ground noise in the absence of an incoming signal. For maximum receiv-
er sensitivity it is desired that the control be adjusted only to the point
where the receiver background noise or ambient background noise is
eliminated. Adjust until the receiver noise disappears. This will require
the incoming signal to be slightly stronger than the average receiver
noise. Further clockwise rotation will increase the threshold level which
a signal must overcome in order to be heard. Only strong signals will be
heard at a maximum clockwise setting.

4.

DYNAMIKE.

Adjusts the microphone gain in the transmit and PA

modes. This controls the gain to the extent that full talk power is avail-
able several inches away from the microphone. In the Public Address
(PA) mode, the control functions as the volume control.

5.

RF GAIN.

Adjust as required to optimize signal. This control is used pri-

marily to optimize reception in strong signal areas. Gain is reduced by
counterclockwise rotation of the control. 

Operation

8

11

12

14

16

17

18

15

13

1

2 3

4

5

6

8

9

10

7

 


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Operation (Cont.)

11

C. Rear Panel

1.

PUBLIC ADDRESS:

An external 8-ohm 4.0 watt PA speaker may be connect-

ed to the PA Speaker Jack when this unit is used as a public address system.
The speaker should be directed away from the microphone to prevent acoustic
feed-back. Physical separation or isolation of the microphone and speaker
must be employed when operating the PA at high output levels.

2.

EXTERNAL SPEAKER:

The External Speaker Jack is used for remote receiver

monitoring. The external speaker should have 8-ohm impedance and be rated
to handle at least 4.0 watts. When the external speaker is plugged in, the inter-
nal speaker is automatically disconnected.

3.

ANTENNA CONNECTOR:

This SO-239 connector permits connection of the

transmission line cable PL-259 connector to the transceiver.

4.

POWER. 

This jack permits connection of the DC power to the transceiver. A

power cord with polarized plug is supplied with the radio. The polarized plug
ensures that the power will always be connected properly.

1

2

3

4

13.

CH.19/CH.9/NORMAL SWITCH. 

Used for instant selection of emer-

gency Channel 9 (CH. 9 position) or information Channel 19. In NOR-
MAL position, all 40 CB channels are selected by the CHANNEL SELEC-
TOR switch (8).

14.

S-METER. 

Swings proportionally to the strength of the incoming signal

during receiving. The S/RF-SWR-CAL switch must be in the S/RF position.

RF-METER.

Swings proportionally to the RF output power while trans-

mitting. The S/RF-SWR-CAL switch must be in the S/RF position.

SWR METER.

Measures standing wave ratio of the antenna system.

Used to properly adjust the length of the antenna and to monitor the
quality of the coaxial cable and all RF electrical connections. If there is any
degradation whatsoever in any of the foregoing, due to humidity, salt
spray, vibration or corrosion, the SWR meter reading will rise, thereby
indicating that a problem exists.
To calibrate, switch to the "CAL" position, transmit by pressing the mike
switch, and adjust the SWR control to the "CAL" mark on the meter; then
switch to "SWR" position for the SWR measurement.

15

. RX/TX LED INDICATOR.

When your radio is in the CB receive mode,

the LED will be green. When in transmit mode, the LED will be red.

16.

SOUNDTRACKER™ SWITCH.

Depressing this button turns on the

SoundTracker system in your CB.

17.

SOUNDTRACKER™ INDICATOR.

A red LED will illuminate when the

SoundTracker system is engaged on your CB.

18.

LED CHANNEL DISPLAY.

The selected channel will be displayed. 

B. PRESS-TO-TALK MICROPHONE.

Both the receiver and transmitter are con-

trolled by the Press-to-Talk switch on the microphone. Press the switch and the
transmitter is activated; release the switch to receive. When transmitting, hold the
microphone two inches from the mouth and speak clearly in a normal voice. The
microphone provided with your radio is a detachable low-impedance dynamic
type.

Operation (Cont.)

10

 


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12

Operation (Cont.)

Operating Procedure to Receive

1.

Be sure that the power cord, antenna and microphone  are connected to the
proper connectors before proceeding further. The PA/CB  should be in the
CB position.

2.

Turn the radio ON by rotating the VOLUME CONTROL clockwise.

3.

Set the RF GAIN CONTROL fully clockwise.

4.

Set DELTA-TUNE CONTROL to center(click-stop) position.

5.

Rotate SQUELCH CONTROL counterclockwise until incoming signal is heard.

6.

Set the CHANNEL SELECTOR Switch to the desired channel.

7.

Set VOLUME CONTROL to a comfortable listening level.

8.

Engage the SoundTracker system by depressing the buttons labeled ST. 
Listen to the background noise from the speaker. Turn the SQUELCH CON-

TROL slowly clockwise until the noise 

JUST

disappears (no signal should be

present). Leave the control at this setting. The squelch is now properly adjust-
ed. The receiver will remain quiet until a signal is actually received. Do not
advance the control too far, or some of the weaker signals will not be heard.
The revolutionary SoundTracker system allows you to reduce unwanted back-
ground noise (static) and increase the signal for better reception.

Operating Procedure to Transmit

1.

Be sure the operator has read and understands part 95, F.C.C. Rules and

Regulations prior to operating the transmitter.

2.

Select the desired channel.

3.

Set the DYNAMIKE control fully clockwise.

4.

The receiver and transmitter are controlled by the press-to-talk switch on the

microphone. Press the switch and the transmitter is activated; release switch to
receive. When transmitting (on a clear channel), hold the microphone two
inches from the mouth and speak clearly in a normal voice.

Be sure the antenna is properly connected to the radio before transmitting.
Prolonged transmitting without an antenna, or a poorly matched antenna, could
cause damage to the transmitter. 

Operating Procedure for Public Address

1.

Connect a PA speaker to the PA jack provided on the rear panel.

2.

Place PA/CB/ANL switch into the PA position.

3.

Depress push-to-talk switch on micÑspeak in normal voice.

4.

Adjust PA speaker volume with front panel DYNAMIKE control.

When the Volume control is rotated clockwise, activity on the CB channel
will be heard through the PA speaker.

How SoundTracker Works

SOUNDTRACKER SYSTEM

While previous systems only Òblanked outÓ or limited noise in higher sound
frequencies, the revolutionary new SoundTracker System actually reduces noise
while leaving the signal intact in the reception mode. In the transmission mode,
it actually strengthens the signal, providing you with a significant reduction in
noise on reception and transmission.

Sound clarity is measured by the ratio of the signal level to the noise
level. The higher the signal-to-noise ratio, the better the sound.

HOW SOUNDTRACKER WORKS

On Reception–

“Cuts Noise Coming In”

With a normal CB, distant signals fall below the squelch level and are unintelligi-
ble. With a SoundTracker CB, the noise level is cut by up to 90%, which increases
the signal-to-noise ratio and dramatically improves signal clarity. This also allows
you to significantly reduce the squelch level, which greatly expands your listening
range.

On Transmission–

“Strengthens Signals Going Out”

A SoundTracker CB strengthens the transmit signal by more effectively using
the available RF power output of the CB. The result is improved transmission
signal clarity and an expanded transmission range.

 


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14

Maintenance and Adjustment

The COBRA CB transceiver is specifically designed for the environment encoun-
tered in mobile installations. The use of all solid state circuitry and its light weight
result in high reliability. Should a failure occur, however, review the following,
then if necessary, replace parts only with identical parts. Do not substitute. Refer
to the schematic diagram and parts. 

1.

Check connections to the source of power and make sure it is the 13.8 VDC
required to operate your radio.

2.

Check the fuse in the DC power cord. The main power lead (red wire) has
a 2 Amp 3AG type fuse in its holder. Use only the above specified type and
size fuse for maximum protection. Failure to do so, will void the warranty.

3.

Make certain the microphone is properly plugged in.

4.

Make certain the antenna is properly connected and tuned for minimum
SWR. 

NOTE:

COBRA antennas include full instructions as to how to tune

your antenna. If you're still in doubt about the procedure, contact the
COBRA dealer from whom you purchased your radio and antenna, for
advice. If you hired an installer to install your radio and antenna, contact
the installer.

If you are unable to correct the problem, refer the WARRANTY SERVICE
INSTRUCTIONS at the end of this manual for the correct procedure for warran-
ty and post-warranty service from COBRA.

Adjustment Warning

Replacement or substitution of certain parts with replacements other than those
recommended by COBRA, may be a violation of the technical regulations of Part
95 of the FCC Rules, or of Type Acceptance requirements of Part 2 of said rules.

When making adjustments other than transmitter adjustments, be sure to re-
read applicable portions of this instruction manual to make certain you are fol-
lowing correct procedure and that the radio was properly installed, etc.

For technical assistance, please call our Automated Help Desk 

which can assist you by answering the most 

frequently asked questions about Cobra products.

(773) 889-3087

24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

A Consumer Service Representative can be reached through this same

number 8:00 am - 8:00 pm, Monday through Friday, CST.

Technical assistance is also available on-line in the Frequently Asked

Question (FAQ) section at www.cobraelec.com or by e-mail 

to productinfo@cobraelec.com

10-35

Confidential information

10-36

Correct time is

10-37

Wrecker needed at

10-38

Ambulance needed at

10-39

Your message delivered

10-41

Please turn to channel

10-42

Traffic accident at

10-43

Traffic Tie up at

10-44

I have a message for you

10-45

All units within range 
please report

10-50

Break channel

10-60

What is next message number?

10-62

Unable to copy, use phone

10-63

Net directed to

10-64

Net clear

10-65

Awaiting your next 
message/assignment

10-67

All units copy

10-70

Fire at

10-71

Proceed with transmission
in sequence

10-77

Negative contact

10-81

Reserve hotel room for

10-82

Reserve room for

10-84

My telephone number is

10-85

My address is

10-91

Talk closer to mike

10-93

Check my frequency on 

this channel

10-94

Please give me a long count

10-99

Mission completed, all 
units secure

10-200 Police needed at

Appendix

Citizens Band radio operators have largely adopted the Ò

10-code

Ó for standard

questions and answers. Its use permits faster communications and better under-
standing in noisy areas. The following table lists some of the more common
codes and their meanings:

Code

Meaning

Code

Meaning

10-1

Receiving poorly

10-2

Receiving well

10-3

Stop transmitting

10-4

OK, message received

10-5

Relay message

10-6

Busy, stand by

10-7

Out of service, leaving air

10-8

In service, subject to call

10-9

Repeat message

10-10

Transmission completed, 
standing by

10-11

Talking too rapidly

10-12

Visitors present

10-13

Advise Weather/Road 
conditions

10-16

Make pick up at

10-17

Urgent business

10-18

Anything for us?

10-19

Nothing for you, return 

to base

10-20

My location is

10-21

Call by telephone

10-22

Report in person to

10-23

Stand by

10-24

Completed last assignment

10-25

Can you contact

10-26

Disregard last information

10-27

I am moving to channel

10-28

Identify your station

10-29

Time is up for contact

10-30

Does not conform to FCC rules

10-32

I will give you a radio check

10-33

EMERGENCY TRAFFIC

10-34

Trouble at this station

 


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Appendix (Cont.)

A Few Rules That Should Be Obeyed

1.

You are not allowed to carry on a conversation with another station for more
than five minutes at a time without taking a one-minute break to give others
a chance to use the channel.

2.

You are not allowed to blast others off the air by overpowering them with
illegally amplified transmitter power or illegally high antennas.

3.

You canÕt use the CB to promote illegal activities.

4.

You are not allowed to use profanity.

5.

You may not play music in your CB.

6.

You may not use your CB to sell merchandise or professional service.

How Your CB Can Serve You

Warn of traffic tie ups ahead.

Provide weather and road information.

Provide help fast in event of emergency or breakdown.

Suggest good spots to eat and sleep.

Make long trips more interesting, and help keep you awake.

Provide direct contact with your office or home.

Make friends for you as you travel.

Provide Òlocal informationÓ to find you destination.

Help law enforcement officers by reporting drunk and reckless drivers.

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If You Think You Need Service 

If You Think You Need Service, Call 773-889-3087

“If your product should require factory service please call Cobra

first before sending your unit in. This will ensure the fastest

turnaround time on your repair.”

You may be asked to send your unit to the Cobra factory. It will be  necessary to
furnish the following,  in order to have the product serviced and returned.

1.

For Warranty Repair, include some form of proof-of-purchase, such as  a me-
chanical reproduction or carbon or a sales receipt. If you send the original
receipt it cannot be returned.

2.

Send the entire product. Must include CB unit and microphone. 

3.

Enclose a description of what is happening with the unit. Include a typed or
clearly printed name and address of where the unit is to be  returned.

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  

(to  avoid  loss in

transit)  

such as United Parcel Service (UPS), Roadway Parcel Service

(RPS) or First Class Insured Mail

to 

Cobra  Factory  Service,  Cobra

Electronics Corporation, 6500 W. Cortland St., Chicago, IL 60707. Cobra is
not responsible for units not received if package has not been properly
insured.

6.

If the unit is in warranty, upon receipt of your unit it will either be repaired
or exchanged depending on the model. Please allow  approximately 3 to 4
weeks before contacting us for status. If the unit 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 technical assistance, please call our Automated Help Desk 

which can assist you by answering the most 

frequently asked questions about Cobra products.

(773) 889-3087

24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

A Consumer Service Representative can be reached through this same

number 8:00 am - 8:00 pm, Monday through Friday, CST.

Technical assistance is also available on-line in the Frequently Asked

Question (FAQ) section at www.cobraelec.com or by e-mail 

to productinfo@cobraelec.com

 


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Warranty and Service

Limited Two Year Warranty

COBRA ELECTRONICS CORPORATION warrants that its COBRA citizens
band (CB) radio, and the component parts thereof, will be free of defects in
workmanship and materials for period of two (2) year from the date of first con-
sumer purchase. This warranty may be enforced by the first consumer purchas-
er, provided that the product is utilized within the U.S.A.
COBRA will, without charge, repair or replace, at its option, defective citizens
band (CB) products or component parts upon delivery to the COBRA factory
Service Department, accompanied by proof of the date of first consumer pur-
chase, such as a duplicated copy of a sales receipt.
You must pay any initial shipping charges required to ship the product for war-
ranty service. The return charges will be at CobraÕs expense, if the product is
repaired or replaced under warranty. For further details concerning procedures
for obtaining service, see the ÒIf You Need ServiceÓ section of the OwnerÕs
Manual.

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 unau-
thorized 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 in-
stallation.
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.
This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have
other rights which vary from state to state.

Cobra Electronics Corporation, 

6500 W. Cortland Street,  Chicago, IL 60707

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DYNAMIC MICROPHONE
Replacement microphone with 4-pin screw-on connector

CA-73

$19.95

DC POWER CORD
Exact replacement

426-002-N-001

$7.50

MOUNTING BRACKET
Exact replacement 

251-353-9-001

$4.50

MOUNTING BRACKET SCREWS
Exact replacements

634-081-9-001

$.60 ea

POWER MICROPHONE
Amplified power mic

CA-75

$19.95

POWER/NOISE-CANCELLING MICROPHONE
Amplified power mic with noise-cancelling design

CA-77

$39.95

POWER/ECHO MICROPHONE
Amplified power mic with echo circuitry

CA-79

$69.95

ATW-400 
High performance, dual band, CB and Weather 
magnetic mount antenna

ATW-400

$39.95

ATW-480 
High performance, dual band, mirror mount antenna.
Replacement whip. (Cable and bracket not included)

ATW-480

$29.95

Description

Part No.

Cost Ea. 

X  Qty. 

=  

Amount

Make check or money order (no stamps) payable to Cobra Electronics and mail with this order form to:

Cobra Accessories Dept.

6500 W. Cortland St., Chicago, IL 60707

Call 773-889-3087, or fax 773-622-2269 for credit card orders

Allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery. Offer valid in Continental U.S. only.

Please print clearly: 

Name

__________________________________________________________________

Address (Not P. O. Box) ____________________________________________________

City ________________________________State____________Zip ________________

Credit Card No.______________________________________Exp. Date ____________

Customer Signature __________________________________________

Circle One:

Visa

MasterCard

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OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
You can find these fine accessories at your local Cobra CB dealer.

If you wish, you can order directly from Cobra

Order by phone:
Call 1-773-889-3087 (Press 1 from the main menu) 8a.m.-8p.m. M-F CST. 
Order by mail or fax: Please fill out order form below, and mail/fax directly to Cobra.

Mail to:

Cobra Accessories Dept.

6500 W. Cortland St., Chicago, IL 60707

Fax to: 

1-773-622-2269

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Illinois residents add 7%

★★

Cook Co. residents add .75% (7.75% total)

★★

Chicago residents add 1% (8.75% total)

★★

Indiana residents add 5%

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Michigan residents add 4 %

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Ohio residents add 6%

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Wisconsin residents add 5%

Amount

(Tax if applicable )  

Shipping//handling         $3.50

Total 

(Prices subject to change without notice)