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Cobra CXT395 Owner's Manual

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Category: Two-Way Radio
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Introduction

©2012 Cobra Electronics Corporation

6500 West Cortland Street

Chicago, Illinois 60707 USA

www.cobra.com

Making Life Easier and Safer

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:

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.

 Secure your microTALK

®

  

radio while on the go.

Carrying your microTALK

®

 radio with you is easy 

when using the belt clip or optional wrist strap. 
The belt clip easily attaches to your belt, purse,  

or backpack.

For Assistance in the U.S.A. 

In this user’s manual, you should find all the information you need to 

operate your microTALK

®

 radio. If you require further assistance after 

reading this manual, Cobra Electronics offers the following customer 

assistance services:

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). 

Technical Assistance

  

English only. www.cobra.com (on-line: Frequently Asked Questions).  

English and Spanish. productinfo

@

cobra.com (e-mail).

For Assistance Outside the U.S.A. 

Contact Your Local Dealer

Customer Assistance

A1

Owner’s Manual

Nothing

 Comes Close to a Cobra

® 

Nothing

 Comes Close to a Cobra

® 

For more information or to 

order any of our products, 

please visit our website:

www.cobra.com

Belt Clip

Printed in China

Part No. 480-858-P

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Product Features

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1.   Antenna
2.   External Speaker/ 
     Microphone/Charge Jack
3.   

Mode/Power

 Button

4.   

Weather/

Lock

 Button

5.  

Channel Up/Down   

     

Buttons 

6.   Backlit LCD Display 
  

  7.  Speaker/Microphone
  8. 

Volume Up/Down 

Buttons

  9. 

Light/Max Range 

Button

 10. 

Talk 

Button

 11. 

Call 

Button

 12.  Wrist Strap Connection
 13.  Belt Clip
 14.  Battery Compartment
 15.  Battery Door Latch

Product Features

A3

Introduction

Product Features

A2

Limited One-Year Warranty on Radio(s) 

For Products Purchased in the U.S.A.

Cobra Electronics Corporation warrants that its Cobra microTALK

®

 radios 

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 microTALK

®

 

radios, 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.

Trademark Acknowledgement 

Cobra

®

, microTALK

®

, Nothing Comes Close to a Cobra

®

, VibrAlert

®

  

and the snake design are registered trademarks of Cobra Electronics 

Corporation, USA. Cobra Electronics Corporation™ is a trademark  

of Cobra Electronics Corporation, USA.

Warranty and Trademark

Acknowledgement

Warranty

Features

• 

 22 Channels

  

Seven shared  
with FRS/GMRS,  
seven FRS only,  
eight GMRS only.

 10 Channel  

Weather Radio 

• Weather Alert

 121 Privacy Codes 

(38 CTCSS codes/ 
 83 DCS codes)

 Hands-Free Operation 

(VOX)

•  

Scan

 

Channels,  
privacy codes

•  

Backlit LCD Display

•  

Call Alert 

 

Five selectable  
tones

• 

 Button Lock

•  

Speaker/ 

Microphone/  

Charge Jack

•  

Roger Beep

  

Selectable On/Off

•  

Battery/Power Saver

 

•  

Keystroke Tones

•  

Battery Level 

Indicator

•  

Auto Squelch

•  

Maximum  

Range Extender

Important FCC Licensing Information

This radio operates on General Mobile Radio 
Service (GMRS) frequencies which require a 
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 
license. See page 19 for licensing and other  
related information.

Maximum range may vary and is based on 
unobstructed line-of-sight communication  
under ideal conditions. 

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Backlit LCD Display

  1.  Battery Level Indicator
  2.  VOX Icon
  3.  Scan Icon
  4.  Roger Beep Icon
  5.  Lock Icon
  6.  Low Power Icon
  7. 

DCS/CTCSS Icons

  8.  Weather Icon
  9.  Weather Alert Icon
 10.  DCS/CTCSS Privacy Code Numbers
 11.  Power Saver Icon
 12.  Channel Numbers
 13.  Receive/Transmit Icon

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Caring for Your microTALK

®

 Radio 

 

Your microTALK

®

 radio will give you years of trouble-free service  

if cared for properly. Handle the radio gently. Keep the radio away from 

dust. Never put the radio in water or in a damp place. Avoid exposure to 

extreme temperatures.

Installing Batteries 

To install or replace batteries:

1.

  Remove belt clip by releasing belt clip  

latch and sliding clip up.

2.

  Pull up on the battery door latch to remove the 

battery compartment cover.

3.

  Insert the supplied three AA rechargeable 

batteries or non-rechargeable alkaline batteries. 

Position batteries according to polarity markings.

4.

  Replace battery compartment cover and  

belt clip.

• Do not attempt to charge alkaline batteries.
• Do not mix old and new batteries.
• Do not mix alkaline, standard (carbon-zinc), or  

rechargeable (Ni-Cd, Ni-MH, etc.) batteries.

To charge batteries in radio:
1.

  Check to see that the batteries have been 

inserted properly. 

2.

  Insert the cable into the charge jack located at 

the top of the radio. 

3.

  Plug the cable into USB-compatible power port.

Use only the supplied rechargeable batteries and charger for recharging 

your Cobra microTALK radio.
Cobra recommends your radio is turned off while being charged.
Non-rechargeable alkaline batteries can also be used in your radio.

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Remove Belt Clip

Pull Up Lock Latch

Insert Batteries

Operation

Customer Assistance Warranty

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Turning on Your microTALK

®

 Radio 

  Press and hold the 

Mode/Power

 button until you hear 

a series of audible tones indicating the radio is 

on

.

Your microTALK

®

 radio is now in 

Standby 

mode, 

ready to receive transmissions. The radio is always 

in 

Standby 

mode except when the 

Talk

Call

 or 

Mode/Power 

buttons are pressed.

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Operation

Battery Low  

    When battery power is low, the final bar in the 

Battery 

Low

 icon will blink and an audible tone will sound twice 

before the radio shuts off. Your batteries should be 

replaced or recharged, if using rechargeable batteries.  

The radio will display flashing battery icon while 

charging.

Auto Battery Save  

If there are no transmissions within 10 seconds, the radio 

will automatically switch to 

Battery Save 

mode and the 

Power Saver

 icon will flash in the display. This will not 

affect the radio’s ability to receive incoming transmissions.

Communicating with Another Person 

1.

 Press and hold the 

Talk

 button.

2.

  With the microphone about two inches (5 cm) from 

your mouth, speak in a normal voice.

3.

  Release the 

Talk

 button when you are  

finished talking and listen for a response.

You cannot receive incoming calls while pressing 

the 

Talk

 button. 

Note:

 both radios must be tuned to the same 

channel to communicate.

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Using Your Radio

Operation

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Quick Start

1.

  Press and hold the 

Mode/Power

 button  

to turn 

on

 your radio.

2.

  Press the 

Channel Up

 or 

Channel Down

  

button to select a channel.

Both radios must be tuned to the same 

channel/privacy code to communicate.

3.

  Press and hold the 

Talk

 button while  

speaking into the microphone.

4.

  When finished talking, release the 

Talk

  

button and listen for a response.

Battery Low

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Talk Button

Two Inches (5 cm) 
from Mouth

To Select a Channel  

 With the radio 

on

, select any of the 22 channels by 

pressing the 

Channel Up

 or 

Channel Down

 button. 

Note: 

both radios must be tuned to the same 

channel to communicate.
Channels 1 through 7 are shared with FRS/ GMRS. 

Channels 8 through 14 are FRS only. Channels 15 

through 22 are GMRS only. See 

page 14

 for  

FRS/GMRS frequency allocations and compatibility 

charts.

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Channel Button

Channel Number

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Mode/Power

For charging microTALK radio(s) in desktop charger:
1.

 Insert radio(s) into desktop charger as shown. 

2.

  Insert the micro-USB cable into jack on back  

of charger.

3.

  Plug the cable into USB-compatible power port. 

For pluggable equipment, the socket-outlet shall 

be installed near the equipment and shall be easily 

accessible.

If charging light is not 

on

, check position of radio. Radio should be 

upright. The charge indicator light will stay 

on

 as long as the radio is in 

the charging well, and the light will go off when the charging is complete.

Note:

 To charge a single radio, you can bypass the desktop charger and 

simply insert the micro-USB’s connector directly into the charge jack 

located on the top of the radio.
The radio will display flashing battery icon while charging.
Cobra recommends your radio be turned 

off

 

while being charged.

Non-rechargeable alkaline batteries can also be used in your radio.

Battery Status Indicator 

  The battery charge status is shown on the display.

 

Four bars indicates fully charged.

Battery Charge 
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To temporarily turn off auto squelch:

Press the 

Light/Max Range

 button for  

less than five seconds. 

To turn maximum range extender on:

  Press and hold the 

Light/Max Range

 button  

for at least five seconds until you hear  

two beeps which indicates the maximum 

range extender is 

on

.

To turn maximum range extender off:

  Press and release the 

Light/Max Range

  

button or change channels.

Lock Function 

The 

Lock

 function locks the 

Channel Up

,

 Channel 

Down

 and 

Mode/Power

 buttons to prevent 

accidental operation. 

To turn the lock on or off:

   Press and hold the 

Lock

 button for  

two seconds.

A double beep sound is used to confirm your lock 

on

 or

 off 

request. When in 

Lock 

mode,  

the 

Lock

 icon will be displayed.

Customer Assistance Warranty

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Operation

Using Your Radio

Operation

Listening for a Response 

Release the 

Talk

 button to receive incoming 

transmissions. Your microTALK

®

 radio is always in 

Standby 

mode while the 

Talk

 or 

Call

 buttons are 

not pressed.

To Adjust Volume  

Press the 

Volume Up

 or 

Volume  

Down 

button.

A double beep sound is used to indicate  

the minimum and maximum volume levels  

(1 through 8).

Call Button 

 

Press and release the 

Call

 button. 

The other person will hear a two second call 

tone. This tone is used only to establish voice 

communications.

See page 12 on how to select between five 

call tone settings.

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Volume Button

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Call Button

Listening

Volume Level

Lock Icon

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Light/Max Range

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Lock Button

To Illuminate Display 

Press and release the 

Light/Max Range

 button  

to illuminate the display for 10 seconds.

Auto Squelch/Maximum Range 

Your microTALK

®

 radio will automatically shut 

off

 weak transmissions 

and unwanted noise due to terrain, conditions or if you’ve reached your 

Maximum Range

 limit.

You can temporarily turn 

off

 auto squelch or turn 

on

 maximum range 

extender, allowing all signals to be received and extending the maximum 

range of your radio.

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Light/Max Range

microTALK

®

 Range 

Your range will vary depending on terrain and conditions.

In flat, open country your radio will  

operate at maximum range.
Buildings and foliage in the path of the  

signal can reduce the range of the radio.
Dense foliage and hilly terrain will further  

reduce the range of the radio.
On FRS Channels 8 through 14, your radio 

automatically switches to low power, which  

will limit the range the radio can communicate.

Remember, you can achieve maximum 

range by using maximum range extender. 

See page 4 for details.

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Set CTCSS Privacy Codes 

To select a CTCSS privacy code:
1.

  After selecting a channel, press  

the 

Mode/Power

 button until the 

CTCSS

 icon 

appears and the small numbers next to the 

channel number flash on the display.

If DCS is turned 

on

 at the channel selected, 

the display will flash the  

CTCSS icon and “OFF.” To switch from  

DCS to CTCSS, press the 

Channel Up

  

or 

Channel Down

 button while the display 

is flashing “OFF.” The display  

will then show the small numbers flashing 

and you will then be able  

to proceed to step 2.

2.

  Press using the 

Channel Up

 or 

Channel Down

 

button to select a privacy code. You can hold the 

Up

 or 

Down

 button for fast advance.

3.

  When your desired CTCSS privacy code is 

displayed, choose one of the following:

    

a.

  Press the 

Mode/Power

 button to enter the 

new setting and proceed to other functions.

    

b.

  Press the 

Lock

 button to enter the new setting 

and return to 

Standby 

mode.

    

c.

  Do not press any buttons for 15 seconds  

to enter the new setting and return to 

Standby 

mode.

Customer Assistance Warranty

Introduction

Operation

Using Your Radio

Operation

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Privacy Code

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Mode/Power

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Channel Button

Scrolling Through the Mode Function 

By scrolling through the 

Mode 

function, you will be able to  

select or turn 

on

 preferred features of your microTALK

®

 radio. When 

scrolling through the 

Mode

 function, your radio features  

will be displayed in the same predetermined order:

          Set CTCSS Privacy Codes 

Set DCS Privacy Codes 

Set Vox On/Off  

Set Vox Sensitivity 

Set Channel Scan 

Set CTCSS Privacy Code Scan 

Set DCS Privacy Code Scan 

Set Call Tones 

Set Roger Beep On/Off 

Privacy Codes 

Your microTALK radio incorporates two advanced coded squelch 

systems that can help to reduce interference from other users  

on any given channel. CTCSS (Continuous Tone Coded Squelch 

System) provides 38 privacy codes and DCS (Digitally Coded Squelch) 

provides 83 privacy codes. This provides a total of 121 

Privacy 

Codes

. Either system can be used on all channels, but both systems 

cannot be used on the same channel at the same time.

To successfully communicate using a privacy code, both  

the sending and receiving radios must be tuned to the same 

channel and to the same privacy code system (CTCSS or DCS) 

and privacy code number. Each channel will remember the last 

privacy code system and number you select.

The privacy code 00 is not a privacy code, but allows all signals 

to be heard on a channel that is set to 00 on both  

the CTCSS and DCS systems.

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If CTCSS is turned 

on

 at the channel  selected,  

the display will flash the DCS icon and “OFF.”  

To switch from CTCSS to DCS, press the  

Channel Up

 or 

Channel Down

 button while  

the display is flashing “OFF.” The display will  

then show the  small numbers flashing and you  

will then be able to proceed to step 2.

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Operation

Mode Functions

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Set DCS Privacy Codes 

To select a DCS privacy code:

1.

  After selecting a channel, press the 

Mode/Power 

button until the DCS icon appears and the small 

numbers flash on the display (01 through 83). 

    

 

2.

  Press using the 

Channel Up

 or 

Channel Down

 button to select a DCS 

privacy code. You can hold the

 Up

 or

 Down

 button for fast advance.

3.

  When DCS privacy code is displayed, choose one of the following:

    

a.

  Press the 

Mode/Power

 button to enter the new setting and 

proceed to other functions.

    

b.

  Press the 

Lock

 button to enter the new setting and return to 

Standby 

mode.

    

c.

  Do not press any buttons for 15 seconds to enter the new setting 

and return to 

Standby 

mode.

DCS Privacy Code

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Channel Button

To set VOX sensitivity:
1.

  Press the 

Mode/Power

 button until the 

VOX

 icon 

flashes and the current sensitivity level is displayed. 

The current VOX sensitivity level is displayed 

with letters “L” and a Number 1 through 

5, with Number 5 being the most sensitive 

level and Number 1 being the least 

sensitive level.

2.

  Press the 

Channel Up

 or 

Channel Down

  

button to change the setting.

3. 

 Choose one of the following:

    

a.

  Press the 

Mode/Power

 button to enter the 

selected setting and proceed to other functions.

    

b.

  Press the 

Lock

 button to enter the selected 

setting and return to 

Standby 

mode.

VOX Sensitivity Level

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Mode/Power

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Channel Button

Voice Activated Transmit (VOX) 

In 

VOX 

mode, your microTALK

®

 radio can be used “hands-free,” automatically 

transmitting when you speak. You can set the 

VOX

 sensitivity level to fit the 

volume of your voice and avoid transmissions triggered by background noise. 

To turn VOX mode on or off:
1.

  Press the 

Mode/Power

 button until the 

VOX

 icon 

flashes on the display. The current 

On 

or 

Off 

setting is displayed.

2.

  Press the 

Channel Up

 or 

Channel Down

  

button to turn VOX 

On 

or 

Off

.

3. 

 Choose one of the following:

    

a.

  Press the 

Mode/Power

 button to enter the  

selected 

On 

or 

Off 

setting and proceed  

to other functions.  

    

b.

  Press the 

Lock

 button to enter the selected 

On 

or 

Off 

setting and return to 

Standby 

mode. 

VOX  Icon

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Mode/Power

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Customer Assistance Warranty

Introduction

Operation

Mode Functions

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Mode Functions

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Channel Scan 

  

Your microTALK

®

 radio can automatically scan channels.

To scan channels:
1.

  Press the 

Mode/Power

 button until the  

Scan

 icon and the channel numbers appear  

on the display.

2.

  Press the 

Channel

 

Up

 or 

Channel

 

Down

 button to 

begin scanning channels.  

The radio ignores specific privacy  

codes while scanning channels.

The 

Scan

 icon will continue to be displayed when 

scan is 

on

. Your radio will continue to scan all 

channels and stop if an incoming transmission is 

detected. Your radio will remain on that channel for 

10 seconds. 

During scanning (while receiving an incoming transmission),  

you can choose from the following:

    

a.

  Press and hold the 

Talk

 button to communicate on that channel. 

Your radio will remain on that channel and return to 

Standby 

mode.

    

b.

  Press the 

Channel

 

Up

 or 

Channel

 

Down

 button to resume  

scanning channels.

c.

  Press the 

Lock

 button to return to 

Standby

.

During scanning (while receiving an incoming transmission),  

you can choose from the following:

    

a.

  Press and hold the 

Talk

 button to communicate on that channel/

privacy code. Your radio will remain on that channel/privacy code 

and return to 

Standby 

mode.

    

b.

  Press the 

Channel

 

Up

 or 

Channel

 

Down

 button to  

resume scanning privacy codes.     If you do not press any button

within 10 seconds, your radio will automatically resume scanning  

privacy codes. 

    

c.

  Press the 

Lock

 button to return to 

Standby

.

Scan Channels

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Channel Button

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CHANNEL

Mode/Power

During scanning (while receiving an incoming transmission),  

you can choose from the following:

    

a.

  Press and hold the 

Talk

 button to communicate on that channel/

privacy code. Your radio will remain on that channel/privacy code 

and return to 

Standby 

mode.

    

b.

  Press the 

Channel

 

Up

 or 

Channel

 

Down

 button to  

resume scanning privacy codes.     If you do not press any button

within 10 seconds, your radio will automatically resume scanning  

privacy codes. 

    

c.

  Press the 

Lock

 button to return to 

Standby

.

Privacy Code Scan 

Your microTALK radio can automatically scan the 

Privacy Codes

 (either 

CTCSS 01 through 38 or DCS 01 through 83) within one channel. Only 

one set of privacy codes (CTCSS or DCS) can be scanned at a time.

To scan privacy codes:
1.

  While in 

Standby 

mode, press the 

Channel

 

Up

 or 

Channel

 

Down

 button to choose the channel on 

which you wish to scan privacy codes.

2.

  Press the 

Mode/Power

 button until either the 

CTCSS or the DCS icon appears on the display 

and the 

Scan

 icon and the privacy code numbers 

flash on the display.

3.

  Press the 

Channel

 

Up

 or 

Channel

 

Down

 button 

to begin scanning privacy codes within the 

channel you selected.

Select Channel

Scan Privacy Codes

VO

LUME

CALL

MODE

CHANNEL

Mode/Power

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Five Call Tone Settings 

You can choose between five different 

Call Tone Settings

 to transmit 

a call alert. 

To change a call tone setting:
1.

  Press the 

Mode/Power

 button until the  

letter “C” and the current call tone number  

(01 through 05) is displayed. The current  

call tone will sound for one second.

2.

  Press the 

Channel

 

Up

 or 

Channel

 

Down

 button 

to hear the other call tone settings.

3. 

 Choose one of the following:

    

a.

  Press the 

Mode/Power

 button to  

enter the new setting and proceed  

to other functions.

    

b.

  Press the 

Lock

 button to enter the new setting 

and return to 

Standby 

mode.

Roger Beep Confirmation Tone 

Your listener will hear an audible tone when you release the  

Talk

 button. This alerts the other party that you are finished  

talking and it is OK for them to speak.

To turn roger beep on or off:
1.

   Press the 

Mode/Power

 button until the  

Roger Beep

 icon flashes. The current  

on

 or 

off

 setting is displayed.

2.

  Press the 

Channel

 

Up

 or 

Channel

 

Down

 button 

to select roger beep 

on

 or 

off

.

3. 

 Choose one of the following:

    

a.

  Press the 

Mode/Power

 button to enter the 

new setting and return to 

Standby 

mode.

    

b.

  Press the 

Lock

 button to enter the new setting 

and return to 

Standby 

mode.

Customer Assistance Warranty

Introduction

Operation

Mode Functions

Operation

12

13

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Comes Close to a Cobra

®

Channel Button

Call Tone Setting

Roger Beep Off

VO

LUME

CALL

MODE

CHANNEL

Mode/Power

VO

LUME

CALL

MODE

CHANNEL

Channel Button

VO

LUME

CALL

MODE

CHANNEL

Mode/Power

VO

LUME

CALL

MODE

CHANNEL

Channel Button

Weather Radio Channels 

You can use your microTALK radio to listen to weather channels 

transmitting in your area.

To listen to Weather Radio channels:
1.

  Press the 

Weather

 button until the 

WX

 icon 

and the currently selected weather channel is 

displayed.

2.

  Use the 

Channel

 

Up

 or 

Channel

 

Down

  

button to change weather 

c

hannels.

3.

  The

 WX

 weather icon will continue to  

be displayed when in weather mode. 

4. 

To exit weather mode, press and hold the 

Weather

 button.    

Hazards Radio Icon

VO

LUME

CALL

MODE

CHANNEL

Channel Button

VO

LUME

CALL

MODE

CHANNEL

Weather Button

Weather (WX) Alert Mode 

Turning 

On

 the 

Weather Alert

 function will allow your radio to automatically 

receive NOAA weather signals and warnings from designated weather 

broadcast stations.  If the radio is turned 

ON

, it will alert to Weather and other 

emergency alerts broadcast by NOAA. 

To turn Weather Alert On or Off:
1.

  Press the 

Weather/Lock

 button until the Weather 

Alert icon flashes on the display.  The current 

On

 

or 

Off

 setting is displayed.

2. 

 Press the 

Channel Up

 and 

Channel Down

 button  

to turn Weather Alert 

On

 or 

Off

.

3.

  Press and hold the Weather/

Lock

 button again to 

save the new setting and exit the 

Weather Alert 

Mode

 and return to 

Standby 

mode. 

VO

LUME

CALL

MODE

CHANNEL

Mode/Power

VO

LUME

CALL

MODE

CHANNEL

Weather Button

This feature is set 

to 

OFF 

by default.

Make sure the strongest 

Weather channel is selected 

for your area using the channel 

selection in the previous menu. 

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Warranty

Introduction

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: FCC LICENSE REQUIRED

 

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 on high power or 15 through 22, 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 www.fcc.gov.
Channel 1 through 7 on low power and channels 8 through 14 comprise the FRS (Family Radio Service). 

No license is required to operate on the FRS.

WARNING

: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for 

compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.”

NOTE:

 This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, 

pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.  These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against 

harmful interference in a residential installation.  This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio 

frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful 

interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.  If this equipment does 

cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off 

and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the  

receiver is connected.

• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

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. 

Important

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. 

Normal Position

Hold the transmitter approximately 2 inches from your face and speak in a normal voice, with the 

antenna pointed up and away.

MODEL CXT395:

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.
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.

General Specifications 

 

  FRS/GMRS Frequency  

Allocation and Compatibility

Important: 

Please note that Cobra GMRS models with 15 Channels  

may designate different channel numbers for the same frequency.  
For example, a Cobra 15 Channel GMRS model would need to be  
tuned to Channel 11 in order to communicate with a 22 Channel  
GMRS tuned to Channel 15. Please refer to the chart below for  
channel/ frequency number compatibility. 

A =  Channel No. for 22 Channel FRS/GMRS Models

B =  Channel No. for 15 Channel GMRS Models

C = Type of Radio Service

D = Frequency in MHz

E = Power Output

 

E

 

1  

1  

FRS/GMRS  

462.5625 

High 

  2  

FRS/GMRS 

462.5875 

High

  3  

FRS/GMRS  

462.6125 

High  

  4  

4  

FRS/GMRS  

462.6375 

High  

  5  

5  

FRS/GMRS  

462.6625 

High  

  6  

6  

FRS/GMRS  

462.6875 

High   

  7  

7  

FRS/GMRS  

462.7125 

High 

  8    FRS  

467.5625 

Low 

  9    FRS  

467.5875 

Low

  10   

FRS 

467.6125 

Low 

  11   

FRS  

467.6375 

Low

  12   

FRS  

467.6625 

Low

  13   

FRS  

467.6875 

Low 

  14   

FRS  

467.7125 

Low

  15  

11  

GMRS  

462.5500 

High  

  16  

8  

GMRS  

462.5750 

High  

  17  

12  

GMRS  

462.6000 

High 

  18  

9  

GMRS  

462.6250 

High  

  19  

13  

GMRS  

462.6500 

High  

  20  

10  

GMRS  

462.6750 

High 

  21  

14  

GMRS  

462.7000 

High  

  22  

15  

GMRS  

462.7250 

High  

 General Specifications  

and Licensing 

Customer Assistance

Operation

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Product Service Questions 

For any questions about operating or installing this new Cobra product, or if 
parts are missing…

PLEASE CALL COBRA FIRST…

do not return this 

product to the store. See customer assistance on page A1.

For Products Purchased in the U.S.A.

If your product should require factory service, please call Cobra first  
before sending your radio. This will ensure the fastest turn-around  
time on your repair. You may be asked to send your radio to the  
Cobra factory. It will be necessary to furnish the following to have  
the product serviced and returned.
1)  For warranty repair include a copy of the original sales receipt.  

If you send the original receipt, it cannot be returned. 

2) Send the entire product. 
3)  Enclose a detailed description of the problem along with the name  

and address of where the product is to be returned. 

4)  Pack radio 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 Priority 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 radio is under warranty, it will be repaired or exchanged depending 

on the model. 

Please allow approximately three to four weeks before  
contacting Cobra for status. If the radio 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.

Product Service 

Customer Assistance

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