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Cobra MICROTALK PR 270 Owner's Manual

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Introduction

© 2008 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 6:00 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. 480-405-P

English

Version A

TWO-WAY RADIO MODEL 

PR 270

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2

Product Features

1

3

7

11

8

4

5

12

13

14

15

10

6

9

1. Antenna
2. External Speaker/

Microphone/Charge Jack

3.  

Mode/Power

Button

4.

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) & Charger

For Products Purchased in the U.S.A.

Cobra Electronics Corporation warrants that its Cobra microTALK

®

radios

and charger, and the component parts thereof, will be free of defects in
workmanship and materials for a period of one year from the date of first
consumer purchase. This warranty may be enforced by the first consumer
purchaser, provided that the product is utilized within the U.S.A. 

Cobra will, without charge, repair or replace, at its option, defective
microTALK

®

radios, chargers, products or component parts upon delivery

to the Cobra Factory Service department, accompanied by proof of the date
of first consumer purchase, such as a duplicated copy of a sales receipt.

You must pay any initial shipping charges required to ship the product for
warranty service, but the return charges will be at Cobra’s expense, 
if the product is repaired or replaced under warranty. This warranty gives
you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which may
vary from state to state.

Exclusions: This limited warranty does not apply:

1) To any product

damaged by accident; 2) In the event of misuse or abuse of the product or
as a result of unauthorized alterations or repairs; 3) If the serial number
has been altered, defaced, or removed; 4) If the owner of the product
resides outside the U.S.A.

All implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability and fitness
for a particular purpose are limited in duration to the length of this warranty.
Cobra shall not be liable for any incidental, consequential or other damages;
including, without limitation, damages resulting from loss of use or cost of
installation. 

Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty
lasts and/or do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so the above limitations may not apply to you.

For Products Purchased Outside the U.S.A.

Please contact your local dealer for warranty information.

90-Day Warranty on Rechargeable Batteries

For products purchased in the U.S.A. and Canada.

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.

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 Low Indicator

• 

Auto Squelch

• 

Maximum 
Range Extender

Belt Clip

Important FCC Licensing Information

This radio operates on General Mobile Radio
Service (GMRS) frequencies which require a
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
license. See page 15 for licensing and other 
related information.

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

Introduction

Backlit LCD Display

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

DCS/CTCSS Icons

8. DCS/CTCSS Privacy Code Numbers
9. Power Saver Icon

10. Channel Numbers
11. Receive/Transmit Icon

1

2

3

4

5

6

9

10

11

7

17

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Remove Belt Clip

Pull Up Lock Latch

Insert Batteries

Radio Charger Jack

Operation

Customer Assistance

Warranty

Introduction

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.

Rechargeable Batteries and Charger

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 four AAA rechargeable
batteries or non-rechargeable alkaline
batteries. Position batteries according to
polarity markings.

4.

Replace battery compartment cover and 
belt clip.

To charge batteries in radio:
1.

Check to see that the batteries have been
inserted properly. 

2.

Insert the wall charger/adapter into the charge
jack located at the top of the radio. The wall
charger/adapter has two round connectors
which enables you to charge either one or two
radios at a time.

3.

Plug the wall charger/adapter into electrical
outlet.

It normally takes 15 hours to fully recharge batteries. It is not
recommended to recharge batteries more than 24 hours. Estimated
operation time on a full charge is 8 hours.

Use only the supplied rechargeable batteries and wall
charger/adapter for recharging your Cobra microTALK

®

radio. 

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Customer Assistance

Warranty

Introduction

Operation

Battery Low

When battery power is low, the 

Battery Low

icon

will blink. Your batteries should be replaced or
recharged, if using rechargeable batteries.

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.

Both radios must be tuned to the 
same channel to communicate.

2

Speaker/Microphone/Charge Jack

To attach a speaker/microphone:
1.

Open the speaker/microphone/charge 
tab on top of your microTALK

®

radio.

2.

Insert the speaker/microphone accessory
plug into the speaker/microphone/charge jack.

To connect a wall charger/adapter:
1.

Open the speaker/microphone/charge 
tab on top of your microTALK

®

radio.

2.

Insert the wall charger/adapter plug 
into the speaker/microphone/charge jack.

Using Your Radio

Operation

3

Speaker/Microphone
/Charge Jack

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

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.

Mode/Power

Talk Button

Battery Save Mode

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. 

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.

Channel Button

Channel Number

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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.

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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 13 on how to select between
five call tone settings.

4

5

Volume Button

Call Button

Listening

Volume Level

Lock Icon

Light/Max Range

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.

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.

Maximum Range

Reduced Range

Reduced Range

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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

6

7

Mode/Power

Mode/Power

Privacy Code

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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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. 

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 “LE” 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.

Customer Assistance

Warranty

Introduction

Operation

Operation

Mode Functions

8

9

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 your desired 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.

Channel Buttons

Mode/Lock Button

DCS Privacy Code

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.

VOX  Icon

Channel Button

Mode/Power

Channel Button

Mode/Power

VOX Sensitivity Level

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Operation

During scanning (while not receiving a transmission), 
you can choose from the following:

a.

Press and hold the 

Talk

button to communicate on the 

channel or channel/privacy code that was displayed before 
you entered mode functions or the channel on which, 
during scanning, you last received a transmission. 
This will return the radio to 

Standby 

mode.

b.

Press the 

Mode/Power

button to proceed to set privacy 

code scan on the channel that was either displayed before 
you entered mode functions or on which, during channel
scanning, you last received a transmission (see page 12 
for further details).

c.

Press the 

Lock

button to return to 

Standby 

mode on the

channel/privacy code that was displayed before you entered
mode functions or the channel on which, during scanning, 
you last transmitted or received.

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.

Mode Functions

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. 

While setting channel scan, if you do not press any buttons for 15 seconds
your radio will automatically return to 

Standby

mode on the channel or

channel/privacy code displayed before you entered mode functions.

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.

If you press the 

Talk

button while scanning and not within 

10 seconds of receiving a transmission, you will transmit 
on the channel on which you last received a transmission. 
This will return the radio to 

Standby 

mode.

If you do not press any button within 10 seconds, your 
radio will automatically resume scanning channels. 

10

11

Operation

Mode Functions

Channel Button

Mode/Power

Scan Channels

Channel Button

Mode/Power

Select Channel

Scan Privacy Codes

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Operation

Mode Functions

Operation

The 

Scan

icon will continue to be displayed when privacy code scan

is 

on

. Your radio will continue to scan privacy codes and stop as an

incoming transmission is detected. Your radio will remain on that
channel/privacy code for 10 seconds. 
While setting privacy code scan, if you do not press any buttons for
15 seconds your radio will automatically return to 

Standby 

mode on 

the channel/privacy code that was displayed before you entered
mode functions. 

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 press the 

Talk

button while scanning and not within 

10 seconds of receiving a transmission, you will transmit on the
channel/privacy code on which you last received a transmission.
This will return the radio to 

Standby 

mode.

If you do not press any button within 10 seconds, your 
radio will automatically resume scanning privacy codes. 

During scanning (while not receiving a transmission), 
you can choose from the following:

a.

Press and hold the 

Talk

button to communicate on 

the channel/privacy code that was displayed before you
entered mode functions or the channel/privacy code on 
which, during scanning, you last received a transmission. 
This will return the radio to 

Standby 

mode.

b.

Press the 

Mode/Power

button to proceed to other functions.

c.

Press the 

Lock

button to return to 

Standby 

mode on the

channel/privacy code that was displayed before you entered
mode functions or the channel/privacy code on which, 
during scanning, you last transmitted or received.

12

13

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.

Channel Button

Channel Button

Mode/Power

Mode/Power

Call Tone Setting

Roger Beep Off

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Operation

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.

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.

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

A

B

C

D

E

1 1  FRS/GMRS 

462.5625

High 

2 2

FRS/GMRS

462.5875

High

3 3

FRS/GMRS 

462.6125

High 

 

4 4  FRS/GMRS 

462.6375

High 

 

5 5  FRS/GMRS 

462.6625

High 

 

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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