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Cobra PR 255 VP C Owner's Manual

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Limited One-Year Warranty on Radio(s) & Charger

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Your new Cobra GMRS radios and charger are covered by a one-year replacement
warranty. If any manufacturing defect becomes apparent in this product within
one year from the original date of purchase, it will be replaced. Please return the
GMRS radio or charger to your dealer with original or copy of dated proof of
purchase. This warranty does not cover damages due to careless handling,
negligence, accident, abuse or failure to follow operating instructions. Alteration
of this product or defacing of the serial number cancels all obligations of this 
warranty. This warranty gives you specified legal rights. Additional warranty 
rights may be provided by law in some areas. 

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

Cobra will, without charge, repair or replace, at its option, defective GMRS 
radios, chargers, products or component parts upon delivery to the Cobra 
Factory Service department, accompanied by proof of the date of first 
consumer purchase, such as a duplicated copy of a sales receipt. 

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.

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

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Warranty

Warranty

Owner’s Manual

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TWO-WAY RADIO MODEL 

PR 255 VP C

Printed in the Philippines  Part 

No. 

480-276-P  Version B

 


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© 2006 Cobra Electronics Corporation

6500 West Cortland Street

Chicago, Illinois 60707 USA

www.cobra.com

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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.

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Carrying your microTALK

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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. Simply squeeze the clip and place 
it where you prefer.

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

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radio. If you require further assistance

after reading this manual, Cobra Electronics offers the following
customer assistance services:

Automated Help Desk 

English and French. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 
(514) 683-1771, ext. 2-264 (phone). 

Customer Assistance Operators

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday to Friday
(except Holidays) (514) 683-1771, ext. 2-264 (phone).  

Questions

Faxes can be received at (514) 683-5307 (fax).

Technical Assistance

English and French. www.cobra.ca (on-line: Frequently Asked Questions).
English and Spanish. productinfo@cobra.com (e-mail).

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Contact Your Local Dealer

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Operation

Warranty

Introduction

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Product Service

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If you have any questions about operation or installing your new 
Cobra product, or if you are missing parts… 

Please call Cobra first! DO NOT RETURN THIS PRODUCT TO THE STORE! 
See customer assistance on page A1.

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For out of warranty service, ship this product prepaid to: AVS Technologies 
Inc., 2100 Trans Canada Hwy S., Montreal, Quebec, H9P 2N4, www.cobra.ca. 
We reserve the right to repair or replace the radio with an equivalent product.
Please include the following information: Date of Purchase, Model Number, 
Dealer Purchased From, Dealer Address, Dealer Phone Number.

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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 some form of proof-of-purchase, 

such as a mechanical reproduction or carbon of a sales receipt. 
If you send the original receipt, it cannot be returned. 

2) Send the entire product. 

3) Enclose a description of what is happening with the radio. Include a typed 

or clearly printed name and address of where the radio 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 in warranty, upon receipt of your radio, it will either 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.

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Please contact your local dealer for product service information.

 


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Battery 

Compartment

Battery Door

Latch

Belt Clip

Wrist Strap

Connection

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Trademarks, Products
and Product Service

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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 Commission (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 five cm (two inches) from your face 
and speak in a normal voice, with the antenna pointed up and away.

Trademark Acknowledgement

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Cobra

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, microTALK

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, Nothing Comes Close to a Cobra

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, VibrAlert

®

and the snake design are registered trademarks of Cobra Electronics
Corporation, USA. Cobra Electronics Corporation™ is a trademark 
of Cobra Electronics Corporation, USA.

The Cobra line of quality products includes

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CB Radios  •  microTALK

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Radios  •  Radar/Laser Detectors  •  

Safety Alert

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Traffic Warning Systems  •  Handheld GPS Receivers  •

Mobile GPS Navigation Systems  •  HighGear

®

Accessories  •

CobraMarine™ VHF Radios  •  Marine Chartplotters • 
Power Inverters  •  Accessories

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.

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: 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.

 


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Low

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Roger Beep Icon

Battery Low
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Lock

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Power

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Channel

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CTCSS Privacy 
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22 Channels

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

38 Privacy Codes

Hands-Free
Operation (Vox)

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Scan

Channel, 
privacy code

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Backlit LCD Display

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Call Alert 

Five selectable 
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Button Lock

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Speaker/
Microphone/ 
Charge Jack

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Roger Beep

Selectable On/Off

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Battery/Power Saver

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Keystroke Tones

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Auto Squelch

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Maximum 
Range Extender

Belt Clip

Vox

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Industry Canada Notice:

Operation is subject to the following two conditions: 
1) this device may not cause interference, and 2) this device
must accept any interference, including interference that may
cause undesired operation of the device.

«IC» before the equipment certification number signifies 
that the Industry Canada technical specifications were met. 
It does not guarantee that the certified product will operate 
to the user’s satisfaction.

Important FCC Licensing Information

This radio operates on General Mobile Radio Service 
(GMRS) frequencies which require a Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) license in the U.S.A. See page 23 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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Licensing

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Industry Canada Notice 

Operation is subject to the following two conditions: 1) this device may 
not cause interference, and 2) this device must accept any interference, 
including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.

«IC» before the equipment certification number signifies that the Industry 
Canada technical specifications were met. It does not guarantee that the 
certified product will operate to the user’s satisfaction.

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FCC Licensing 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 or 15 through
22, which comprise the GMRS channels of this radio. Serious penalties could
result for unlicensed use of GMRS channels; 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.

 


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Customer Assistance

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Caring for Your microTALK

®

Radio

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Your microTALK

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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

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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 (also works with 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. See above for battery
installation instructions.

2.

Insert round connector of 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. Non-rechargeable

alkaline batteries can also be used.

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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

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462.5625

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3 3

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4 4  FRS/GMRS 

462.6375

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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

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Turning on Your microTALK

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Radio

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To turn on your radio:

Press and hold the 

Mode/Power

button until

you hear a series of audible tones indicating
the radio is 

on

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Your microTALK

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radio is now in 

Standby 

mode,

ready to receive transmissions. The radio is
always in 

Standby 

mode except when the 

Talk

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Call

or 

Mode/Power 

buttons are pressed.

Battery Low

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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

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Your microTALK

®

radio has a unique circuit

designed to extend battery life. 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.

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The Basics to Get You Started

Your microTALK

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radio is easy to use. 

To get started, simply:

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 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.

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Five Call Tone Settings

••

You can choose between five different 

Call Tone Settings

to

transmit a unique 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 

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Communicating with Another Person

••

To talk to another person:
1.

Press and hold the 

Talk

button.

2.

With the microphone about two inches 
(five 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.

Channels

••

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.

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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.

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Listening for a Response

••

When you are finished talking:

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.

Volume

••

To adjust the 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

••

To alert another person that you are calling:

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.

Display Illumination

••

To illuminate your display:

Press and release the 

Light/Max Range

button

to illuminate the display for 10 seconds.

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Privacy Code Scan

••

Your microTALK

®

radio can automatically scan the 

Privacy Codes

(00 through 38) within one channel.

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 

the 

Scan

icon and the privacy code 

numbers appear on the display.

3.

Press the 

Channel Up

or 

Channel Down

button to begin scanning privacy codes 
within the channel you selected.

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. 

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Auto Squelch/Maximum Range

••

Your microTALK

®

radio is equipped with 

Auto Squelch

which automatically shuts 

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.

To temporarily turn off auto squelch:

Press the 

Light/Max Range

button for 

less than five seconds. 

If you hear two beeps, you have turned 
the maximum range extender 

on

(see below).

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

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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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. 

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 11 
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.

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Speaker/Microphone/Charge Jack

Your microTALK

®

radio can be fitted with an external 

Speaker/Microphone

, freeing your hands for other tasks. 

This same jack also serves as the connecting point for 
a wall charger/adapter.

To attach a speaker/microphone:
1.

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

®

radio.

2.

Insert the 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.

See Page 1 for batteries and charger
instructions.

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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 5 for details.

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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. 

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.

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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 Privacy Code
Set VOX On/Off 
Set VOX Sensitivity
Set Channel Scan
Set Privacy Code Scan
Set Call Tones
Set Roger Beep On/Off

CTCSS Privacy Codes

••

CTCSS 

(Continuous Tone Coded Squelch System) is an advanced

tone coding system allowing you to select one of 38 privacy codes
to reduce interference from other users on the channel.

If you are using a privacy code, both radios must
be tuned to the same channel and privacy code to
communicate. Each channel will remember the last 
privacy code you selected.

To select a privacy code:
1.

After selecting a channel, press the 

Mode/

Power

button until the small numbers next 

to the channel number flash on the LCD.

2.

Press the 

Channel Up

or 

Channel Down

button to select a privacy code. You can 
hold the 

Channel Up

or 

Channel Down

button for fast advance.

3.

When your desired privacy code is displayed:

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.

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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 (1) 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 (1) 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.

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