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Cobra microTALK CXR925 Owner's Manual

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Nothing

 Comes Close to a Cobra

® 

English

For more information or to  

order any of our products,  

please visit our website:

www.cobra.com

A1

Making Life Easier and Safer

Owner’s Manual

Nothing

 Comes Close to a Cobra

® 

English

TWO-WAY RADIO  MODEL 

CXR925

Printed in China

Part No. 480-578-P

Version A

Introduction

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. 
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

©2009 Cobra Electronics Corporation™ 

6500 West Cortland Street 

Chicago, Illinois 60707 USA

www.cobra.com

Customer Assistance

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Product Features

A2

Product Features

Introduction

Introduction

Backlit LCD Display

Important FCC Licensing Information

This radio operates on General Mobile Radio 
Service (GMRS) frequencies which require a 
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 
license. See page 27 for licensing and other  
related information.

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

Features

• 

 22 Channels

 

7 shared with FRS/

GMRS, 7 FRS only, 

8 GMRS only

•  

Rewind-Say-Again™

Digital Voice Recorder

• 

 10 Channel NOAA 

ALL Hazards Radio

  142 Privacy Codes

(38 CTCSS/104 DCS)

•  

Hands-Free 

Operation (VOX)

• 

 VibrAlert

®

 

Silent Paging

•  

10 Channel 

Memory

•  

Scan

Channels, privacy  

codes, memory

•  

Selectable 

Hi•Med•Low Power  

In GMRS

•  

Backlit 

LCD Display

• 

 Button Lock

•  

Call Alert 

10 selectable  

tones

•  

Speaker/

Microphone/ 

Charge Jack

•  

Roger Beep

 

Selectable on/off

•  

Battery/

Power Saver

 

•  

Keystroke Tones

 

Selectable on/off

•  

Auto Squelch

•  

Maximum Range 

Extender

  Belt Clip

Warranty and Trademark

Acknowledgement

Warranty

1

2

3

4

6

9

7

11

13

14

10

1.  Antenna

  2.  External Speaker/ 

  

Microphone/Charge Jack

  3.  Backlit LCD Display

  4. 

On/Off Power

 Button

  5. 

Hi-Low Power

 Button

  6. 

Channel Up/Down

 Buttons

  7. 

Mode

 Button

  8. 

Lock/Enter 

Button

  9. 

Rewind

 Button

 10.  Speaker/Microphone

 11. 

Volume Up/Down 

Buttons

 12. 

Light/Max Range 

Button

 13. 

Talk

 Button

 14. 

Call

 Button

 15.  Wrist Strap Connector

 16.  Belt Clip

 17.  Battery Compartment

 18.  Battery Door Latch

15

16
17
18

12

1

2

3 4

6

9

10

13

15

16

18

11

14

1.  Rewind Icon

  2.  Call Alert and 

  

VibrAlert

®

 Icon

  3.  Lock Icon

  4.  Keystroke Tones 

  

Icon

  5.  DCS Icon

  6.  Roger Beep Icon

  7.  VOX Icon

  8.  NOAA All Hazards 

  

Radio Icon

  9.  Memory Icon

 10.  CTCSS Icon

 11.  Memory Location 

  

Number

 12.  Privacy Code 

  

Numbers

 13.  Receive/Transmit 

  

Icon

 14.  Hi-Med-Low Power 

  

Icons

 15.  Battery Low 

  

Indicator

 16.  Scan Icon

 17.  Power Saver Icon

 18.  Channel Numbers

5

8

12

17

7

5

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 Cobra Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery Packs 

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™ and Rewind-Say-Again™ 

are trademarks of Cobra Electronics Corporation, USA.

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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 Battery Pack and 

Desktop Charger  

To install or replace battery pack:
1.

  Remove belt clip by releasing belt clip 

latch and sliding clip up.

2.

  Pull down on the battery door latch to remove 

the battery compartment cover.

3.

  Insert lithium ion battery pack. Position 

battery pack as shown in radio.

4.

  Replace battery compartment cover 

and belt clip.

Estimated operation time on full charge:  

12 hours.

Rechargeable battery packs must be recycled  

or disposed of properly in compliance with all 

applicable laws. They may not be thrown in  

the trash. 
Certain states or municipalities require recycling 

and have established collection programs. Please 

contact your local waste removal authority for 

instructions, or return to Cobra for recycling. 
Wrap battery packs carefully and mail postage 

prepaid to: Cobra Electronics Corporation, 6500 

West Cortland Street, Chicago, IL 60707 USA, 

Attn: Battery Recycling.

Do not put battery packs into fire or 

expose to high heat. They may explode.

Pull Down Latch

Insert Battery Pack

Remove Belt Clip

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For charging microTALK

®

 radio(s) in desktop 

charger:
1. 

Insert radio(s) into desktop charger as shown. 

2.

  Insert round connector of 120-volt adapter 

into jack on back of charger.

3.

  Plug 120-volt adapter into electrical outlet.

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 battery pack is charging. After the battery pack is fully 

charged, the charge indicator light will turn 

off

It normally takes about 15 hours to fully recharge battery pack.  

Battery pack will not be damaged if it stays in the charging well 

longer than that. 

To charge a single radio, you can bypass the desktop 

charger and simply insert the wall adapter’s round 

connector directly into the speaker/microphone/charge 

jack located on the top of the radio. 

Use only the supplied rechargeable batteries and charger for 

recharging your Cobra microTALK

®

 radio. 

Cobra recommends your radio is turned 

off

 while being charged.

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Turning on Your microTALK

®

 Radio 

Press and hold the 

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

,

 Mode

 or 

Power

 buttons are pressed.

Battery Low 

When battery power is low, the 

Battery Low

 icon 

will blink. Your batteries should be recharged.

Auto Battery Save 

 Your microTALK

®

 radio has a unique circuit 

designed to extend battery life. If there are  

no transmissions for 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 2 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/privacy code  

to communicate.

Introduction

Using Your Radio

Customer Assistance Warranty

Introduction

Operation

Quick Start

1.

  Press and hold the 

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.

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On/Off Power

Battery Low

Battery Save Mode

Talk Button

Two Inches (5 cm) 
from Mouth

Insert Radio(s)

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Customer Assistance Warranty

Introduction

5

Operation

4

Using Your Radio

Channels 

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 by FRS and 

GMRS. Channels 8 through 14 are FRS only. 

Channels 15 through 22 are GMRS only.

See page 26 for FRS/GMRS frequency 

allocations and compatibility charts.

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.

Call Button 

To alert another person that you are calling:
– 

 Press and release the 

Call

 button. 

The other person will hear a two (2) second  

call tone. This tone is used only to establish 

voice communications.

See page 24 on how to select from  

10 available call tone settings. 

To Illuminate Display 

Press and release the 

Light/Max Range

button to illuminate the display for  

10 seconds.

Operation

Time-out Timer 

The Time-out Timer feature limits transmit time 

to three (3) continuous minutes to extend battery 

life and prevent accidental operation. After three 

(3) continuous minutes of transmission, the 

radio will stop transmitting and will require a 

rest period of 30 seconds. During this time the 

display will flash on and off, and an error tone 

will sound if the 

Push-to-Talk

 button is pressed.

Selectable High•Medium•Low 

 

Power Output 

When in close proximity to another party or during 

favorable conditions, you can switch from 

High

 to 

Medium

 to 

Low Power

 to extend battery life.

This feature applies to GMRS Channels  

1 through 7 and 15 through 22 

only. Channels 8 through 14 operate 

exclusively on low power.

To switch from high to medium to low power:

  Press and release the 

Hi•Low

 button.

When in High Power and using Channels 1 

through 7 and 15 through 22, the 

Hi

 icon will be 

visible in the LCD display.
When in Medium Power and using Channels 1 

through 7 and 15 through 22, the 

Med

 icon will 

be visible in the LCD.
When in Low Power or while using channels 8 

through 14, the 

Low

 icon will be visible in the 

display. 

When using an external speaker/ 

microphone accessory on channels 1-7 

or 15-22, your microTALK

®

 radio will 

only operate on medium or low power.

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Channel Button

Channel Number

Listening

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Call Button

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Hi-Low Button

Hi Power Icon

Low Power Icon

Light/Max Range

Medium Power Icon

Talk Button

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Operation

6

Using Your Radio

Auto Squelch/Maximum Range 

Your microTALK

®

 radio is equipped with 

Auto Squelch

, which 

automatically shuts 

off

 weak transmissions and unwanted noise 

due to terrain and conditions. This slightly reduces the 

Maximum 

Range

 at which signals can be heard.

You can turn 

off 

auto squelch to allow all signals to be 

received and extend the maximum range of your radio.

To briefly turn off auto squelch:

  Press the 

Light/Max Range

 button 

for less than five (5) seconds. 

If you hear two (2) 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 (5) seconds until you hear  

two (2) 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 Feature 

The 

Lock

 feature locks the 

Channel

Mode

Hi•Low 

and

 Power

 

buttons to prevent accidental operation. 

To turn the lock feature on or off:

  Press and hold the 

Lock/Enter

 button for 

two (2) 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.

Operation

Light/Max Range

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Lock Mode

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 the 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. (See page 5 for 

power output settings while using speaker/ 

microphones.)

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. 

Rewind-Say-Again

 

The 

Rewind-Say-Again

 feature on your microTalk

®

 radio can record 

incoming or outgoing calls. Recorded calls will fill the memory 

up to its 20-second capacity. As additional calls are recorded, the 

oldest calls will be dropped from memory. To save recordings,  

turn 

off

 the Rewind-Say-Again feature.

To turn on Rewind-Say-Again:
1.  

Press and hold the 

Rewind

 button until the 

Rew

 icon illuminates.

The feature will remain 

on

 until turned 

off

.

To turn off Rewind-Say-Again:
1.  

Press and hold the 

Rewind

 button until the 

Rew

 icon is no longer illuminated.

Recording will be ended and the most recent 20 

seconds of recording will be retained in memory.

To record incoming transmissions:
1.  

Turn 

on

 Rewind-Say-Again.

If Rewind-Say-Again is already 

on

, incoming calls 

will be recorded without further action on your part.

Speaker/Microphone/
Charge Jack

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Rewind Button

Rewind Icon

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Operation

8

Using your Radio  

and Mode Functions

Scrolling through Mode Functions 

By scrolling through the 

Mode Functions

, you will be able to 

select or turn 

on/off

 preferred features of your microTALK

®

 radio. 

When scrolling through the 

Mode Functions

, your radio features 

will be displayed in the following order:

         Set CTCSS Privacy Codes 

Set DCS Privacy Codes 

Set NOAA All Hazards Radio Channel 

Set VOX On/Off  

Set VOX Sensitivity Level 

Set Memory Locations 

Set Channel Scan 

Set CTCSS Privacy Code Scan  

Set DCS Privacy Code Scan  

Set Memory Location Scan 

Set VibrAlert

®

 and/or Call Alert

Set Call Alert Tone Signal 

Set Roger Beep On/Off 

Set Keystroke Tones On/Off

Scroll through the mode functions using the 

Mode

 button. Each press 

and release of the 

Mode

 button will advance to the next mode function. 

Press the 

Talk

 button at any point to return the radio to 

Standby

 mode.

Operation

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Mode Button

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 6 for details.

Maximum Range

Reduced Range

Reduced Range

To play back an incoming transmission:
1.  

Check that the 

Rew

 icon is illuminated. If it is 

not, turn 

on

 Rewind-Say-Again.

2. 

Press the 

Rewind

 button.

The most recent call recorded will play, then second 

most recent, and so on. Play back can be stopped at 

any time by pressing the 

Rew

 or 

Talk

 button.

To record an outgoing message:
1.  

Check that the 

Rew

 icon is illuminated. If it is 

not, turn 

on

 Rewind-Say-Again.

2.  

While no message is being received, press 

and hold the 

Hi-Lo Power

 button until the 

Rew

 icon blinks.

3.  

Press and hold the 

Talk

 button and begin recording your 

message. The display will show a 20-second countdown and  

the 

Rew

 icon will stop blinking.

4.  

Release the 

Talk

 button at the end of your message to end recording. 

The 

Rew

 icon will remain illuminated.

If attempting a long recording, two beeps will sound at the end of  

20 seconds, then recording will stop and the first 20 seconds of your 

message will be saved.

To review your recorded outgoing message:
1.  

Check that the 

Rew

 icon is illuminated. If it is not, turn 

on

 

Rewind-Say-Again.

2.  

Press the 

Rewind

 button.

The message will play through the speaker and the display will show  

a 20-second countdown, but the message will not be transmitted.  

The radio will return to standby at the end of the message.

To send (transmit) your message:
1.  

Check that the 

Rew

 icon is illuminated. If the icon is not 

illuminated, turn 

on

 Rewind-Say-Again.

2.  

Press and hold the 

Talk

 button, then press the 

Rewind

 button.

3.   

Release the 

Talk

 button when you hear the beginning of the 

message from the speaker.

The message will continue to transmit and play to the end, then the 

radio will return to standby. Transmission can be stopped at any time 

by pressing the 

Rew

 or 

Talk

 button.

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Rewind Button

Rewind Icon

Talk Button

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Operation

10

Mode Functions

Operation

11

3.

  When your desired CTCSS privacy code is 

displayed, choose one of the following:

    

a.

  Press the 

Mode

 button to enter the new 

setting and proceed to other functions.

    

b.

  Press the 

Lock/Enter

 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.

Set DCS Privacy Codes 

To select a DCS privacy code:
1.

  After selecting a channel, press the 

Mode

 

button until the DCS icon appears and the 

small numbers flash on the display 

(01 through 104).

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.

2.

  Press the 

Channel Up

 or 

Channel Down

 

button to select a DCS privacy code. You can 

hold the 

Channel Up

 or 

Channel Down

 button 

for fast advance.

3.

  When your desired DCS privacy code is 

displayed, choose one of the following:

    

a.

  Press the 

Mode

 button to enter the new 

setting and proceed to other functions.

    

b.

  Press the 

Lock/Enter

 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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Mode Button

Privacy Codes 

Your microTALK

®

 radio incorporates two (2) 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 104 privacy codes. This provides a total of 142 

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.

Set CTCSS Privacy Codes 

To select a CTCSS privacy code:
1.

  After selecting a channel, press the 

Mode

 button until the CTCSS icon appears 

and the small numbers flash on the display 

(01 through 38).

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 CTCSS privacy 

code. You can hold the 

Channel Up

 or 

Channel Down

 button for fast advance.

CTCSS Privacy Code

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Mode Button

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Channel Button

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Channel Button

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Customer Assistance Warranty

Introduction

13

Operation

12

Mode Functions

Operation

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

 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

 button to enter the 

selected 

on

 or 

off

 setting and proceed

to other functions.  

    

b.

  Press the 

Lock/Enter

 button to enter 

the selected 

on

 or 

off

 setting and return 

to 

Standby 

mode. 

To set VOX sensitivity:
1.

  Press the 

Mode

 button until the 

VOX

 icon 

flashes and the current sensitivity level  

is displayed. 

The current sensitivity level is displayed 

with letters “LE” and a Number 01 

through 05, with Number 05 being the 

most sensitive level and Number 01  

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

 button to enter 

the selected setting and proceed to  

other functions.

    

b.

  Press the 

Lock/Enter 

button to 

enter the selected setting and return  

to 

Standby 

mode.

VOX Icon

VOX Sensitivity Level

Mode Button

NOAA* All Hazards Radio Channels 

You can use your microTALK

®

 radio to listen to 

NOAA All Hazards 

Radio 

channels transmitting in your area.

To listen to All Hazards Radio channels:
1.

  Press the 

Mode

 button until the 

WX 

(All 

Hazards Radio) icon, the currently selected All 

Hazards Radio channel, and signal strength 

are displayed.

2.

  Use the 

Channel

 

Up

 or 

Channel

 

Down

 button 

to change All Hazards Radio channels.

3.  WX 

(All Hazards Radio) icon will continue to 

be displayed when All Hazards Radio is 

on

Choose one of the following:

    

a.

  Press the 

Mode

 button to proceed 

to other functions.

    

b.

  Press the 

Lock/Enter

 button to exit 

All Hazards Radio 

channels mode 

and return to 

Standby 

mode.

*National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration

Hazards Radio Icon

Mode Button

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Channel Button

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Channel Button

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Introduction

15

Operation

14

Mode Functions

Operation

6.

 Choose one of the following:

    

a.

  Press the 

Channel Up

 or 

Channel Down

 

button to select a CTCSS privacy code  

(01 through 38) for the channel.

    

b.

  Press the 

Lock/Enter

 button to 

switch from CTCSS to DCS. The DCS  

icon and privacy code numbers will  

flash on the display. The 

Channel Up

 

or 

Channel Down

 button can then be 

used to select a DCS privacy code  

(01 through 104) for the channel.

If “OFF” flashes in place of the privacy  

code numbers, a privacy code is  

already set in the opposite (CTCSS  

or DCS) system. Press the 

Channel Up

 

or 

Channel Down

 button to cancel 

the opposite code and select a privacy 

code from the active system for the 

selected channel.

7.

 Choose one of the following:

    

a.

  Press the 

Lock/Enter

 button to enter 

the channel/privacy code in the selected 

memory location. Radio then proceeds to 

next Memory location, which will blink. 

    

b.

  Press the 

Mode

 button to 

enter the channel/privacy code in  

the selected memory location and  

proceed to other functions on the channel/

privacy code displayed  

before you entered mode functions.

    

c.

  Press the 

Talk

 button to enter the channel/

privacy code in the selected memory 

location and exit mode functions. Upon 

release of the 

Talk

 button, the 

radio will enter 

Standby

 mode on the 

channel/privacy code just entered.

10 Memory Locations 

Your microTALK

®

 radio has

 10 Memory

 

Locations

 for storing 

your most frequently used channels and channel/privacy code 

combinations. These 

Memory Locations

 can be selected individually 

or can be scanned. (See page 22 for memory location scan.)

To program a memory location:
1.

  Press the 

Mode

 button until the 

Memory

 icon and the memory location 

flash on the display.

2.

  Press the 

Channel Up

 or 

Channel Down

 

button to select the memory location  

(0 through 9).

If a location has been programmed 

before, its associated channel/privacy 

code will be shown on the display.

3.

  Press the 

Lock/Enter

 button to enter 

a new memory location or edit an already 

programmed memory location. The channel 

numbers will flash on the display.

4.

  Press the 

Channel Up

 or 

Channel Down

 

button to select a channel (1 through 22).

5.

  Press the 

Lock/Enter

 button. 

The CTCSS icon and privacy code  

numbers will flash on the display.

Memory Icon

Mode Button

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Channel Button

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Introduction

17

Operation

16

Mode Functions

Operation

To de-program a memory location:
1.

  Press the 

Mode

 button until the 

Memory 

icon and the memory location 

flash on the display.

2.

  Press the 

Channel Up

 or 

Channel Down

 

button to select the memory location  

(0 through 9).

If a location has been programmed 

before, its associated channel/privacy 

code will be shown on the display.

3.

  Press the 

Lock/Enter

 button. The channel 

numbers will flash on the display.

4.

  Press the 

Channel Up

 or 

Channel Down

 

button to select Channel 0.

5.

 Choose one of the following:

    

a.

  Press the 

Lock/Enter

 button to enter 

the channel/privacy code in the selected 

memory location and return to the 

beginning of memory location options. 

    

b.

  Press the 

Mode

 button to 

enter the channel/privacy code in  

the selected memory location and  

proceed to other functions on the channel/

privacy code displayed  

before you entered mode functions.

While de-programming a memory location,  

if you do not press any buttons for 15 seconds, 

your radio will automatically return to 

Standby

 

mode on the channel/privacy code displayed 

before you entered mode functions.

To recall a stored memory channel location:
1.

  Press the 

Mode

 button until the 

Memory

 icon 

and the memory location number flash on the 

display.

2.

  Press the 

Channel Up

 or 

Channel Down

 

button to select a memory location  

(0 through 9). 

If a location has been programmed 

before, its associated channel/privacy 

code will be shown on the display.

3.

  Press the 

Talk

 button to return to 

Standby 

mode on the selected memory location.

A memory location can be reprogrammed 

at any time it is displayed and flashing. 

Press the 

Lock/Enter

 button to begin.

While recalling a stored memory location,  

if you do not press any buttons for 15 seconds, 

your radio will automatically return to 

Standby

 

mode on the channel/privacy code displayed 

before you entered mode functions.

Memory Icon

Channel 0

Mode Button

Memory Icon

Mode Button

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Channel Button

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Channel Button

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Lock/Enter Button

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Introduction

19

Operation

18

Mode Functions

Operation

During channel scan (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, but more than 

10 seconds after 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 after  

receiving a scanned transmission, your radio will automatically 

resume scanning channels. 

During channel scan (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 then 

return the radio to 

Standby 

mode.

    

b.

  Press the 

Mode

 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 20 for further details).

    

c.

  Press the 

Lock/Enter

 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 received a transmission.

Channel Scan 

Your microTALK

®

 radio can automatically scan channels.

To scan channels:
1.

  Press the 

Mode

 button until the 

Scan

 icon and the channel numbers 

flash 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.

Scanning Channels

Mode Button

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Channel Button

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21

Operation

20

Operation

During privacy code scan (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, but more than 

10 seconds after receiving a transmission, you will transmit  

on the channel/privacy code on which you last received a 

transmission. This will then 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 privacy code scan (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

 button to proceed to set memory location 

scan (see page 22 for further details).

    

c.

  Press the 

Lock/Enter

 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  

received a transmission.

Mode Functions

Privacy Code Scan 

Your microTALK

®

 radio can automatically scan the 

Privacy 

Codes

 (either CTCSS 01 through 38 or DCS 01 through 104) 

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

 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.

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. 

Select Channel

Scan Privacy Codes

Mode Button

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Mode Functions

22

During memory location scan (while receiving an Incoming 

transmission), you can choose from the following:

    

a.

  Press and hold the 

Talk

 button to communicate on that 

memory location.     

    b.

  Your radio will remain on that memory location and return to 

Standby 

mode. Press the 

Channel

 

Up

 or 

Channel

 

Down

 button 

to resume scanning memory locations.

    c.

  After 10 seconds of inactivity, unit starts scan again.

If you press the 

Talk

 button while scanning, but more than 

10 seconds after receiving a transmission, you will transmit on  

the memory location on which, during scanning, you last received  

a transmission. 
If you do not press any button within 10 seconds, your radio  

will automatically resume scanning memory locations. 

During memory location scan (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 memory location on which, during 

scanning, you last received a transmission. 

    

b.

  Press the 

Mode

 button to proceed to other functions.

    

c.

  Press the 

Lock/Enter

 button to return to 

Standby 

mode 

on the channel/privacy code that was displayed before you 

entered mode functions or the memory location on which, 

during scanning, you last received a transmission.

To reduce the number of memory locations being scanned,  

you may de-program any unwanted locations. (See page 17  

to de-program a memory location.)

Operation

Customer Assistance Warranty

Introduction

Operation

Memory Location Scan 

Your microTALK

®

 radio can automatically scan up to 

10 programmed 

Memory Locations

.

 If there are one or fewer memory locations  

programmed in your radio, the scan memory  

locations option will not be available. To program  

at least two (2) memory locations, see program  

memory locations on page 14.

To scan memory locations:
1.

  Press the 

Mode

 button until the 

Scan

 icon, 

Memory

 icon and the memory location 

number flash on the display.

2.

  Press the 

Channel

 

Up

 or 

Channel

 

Down

 

button to begin scanning memory locations.

The 

Scan

 icon and the 

Memory

 icon will 

continue to be displayed when memory  

location scan is 

on

. Your radio will continue 

to scan memory locations and stop if an 

incoming transmission is detected. Your  

radio will remain on that memory location  

for 10 seconds.
While setting memory location scan, if you  

do not press any buttons for 15 seconds,  

your radio will automatically return to  

Standby 

mode on the channel/privacy code 

displayed before you entered mode functions.

Scanning Locations

Mode Button

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Channel Button

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Roger Beep Confirmation Tone 

Roger Beep

 is an audible tone that your listener will hear 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

 button until the 

Roger Beep

 icon flashes on the display. 

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

 button to enter 

the new setting and proceed to other 

functions.

    

b.

  Press the 

Lock/Enter

 button to enter the 

new setting and return to 

Standby 

mode.

 

Keystroke Tones 

With 

Keystroke Tones

 turned 

on

, your radio will sound 

beeps each time you press a button or change a setting.
                           

To change keystroke tones:
1.

  Press the 

Mode

 button until the 

Keystroke 

Tones

 icon flashes on the display. The

current 

on

 or 

off

 setting is displayed.

2.

  Press the 

Channel

 

Up

 or 

Channel

 

Down

 

button to turn keystroke tones 

on

 or 

off

.

3. 

 Choose one of the following:

    

a.

  Press the 

Mode

 button to enter the new 

setting and return to 

Standby

 mode.

    

b.

  Press the 

Lock/Enter

 button to enter the 

new setting and return to 

Standby

 mode.

VibrAlert

®

 and Call Alert 

Your microTALK

®

 radio can alert you to incoming signals by 

sounding an audible call tone, by vibrating silently or both. 

To change call settings:
1.

  Press the 

Mode

 button 

until the 

Call Setting

 icon  

flashes on the display.  

The current setting (“01”  

vibrate + ring, “02” vibrate  

only or “03” ring only)  

is displayed.

2.

  Press the 

Channel

 

Up

 or 

Channel

 

Down

 button to 

change the call setting.

3. 

  Choose one of the following:

    

a.

  Press the 

Mode

 button 

to enter the new setting  

and proceed to other functions.

    

b.

  Press the 

Lock/Enter

 button to enter the 

new setting and return to 

Standby 

mode.

10 Call Tone Settings 

You can choose from 10 different call tone 

settings to transmit a unique call alert. 

To change a call tone setting:
1.

  Press the 

Mode

 button until the 

letter “C” and the current call tone number  

(01 through 10) is displayed.

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

 button to enter the new 

setting and proceed to other functions.

    

b.

  Press the 

Lock/Enter

 button to enter the 

new setting and return to 

Standby 

mode.

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25

Mode Functions

Operation

Customer Assistance Warranty

Operation

Roger Beep On

Keystroke Tones On

Mode Button

Mode Button

Call Tone Setting

Mode Button

VibrAlert

®

 + Ring

VibrAlert

®

 Only

Ring Only

Mode Button

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Channel Button

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Channel Button

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Channel Button

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Channel Button

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Warranty

Introduction

27

Customer Assistance

26

General Specifications 

and FCC License

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 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 two 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.

Operation

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

     C 

E

1  

1  

FRS/GMRS  

462.5625 

High, Med, or Low 

  2  

FRS/GMRS 

462.5875 

High, Med, or Low

3  

FRS/GMRS  

462.6125 

High, Med, or Low 

4  

4  

FRS/GMRS  

462.6375 

High, Med, or Low 

  5  

5  

FRS/GMRS  

462.6625 

High, Med, or Low 

  6  

6  

FRS/GMRS  

462.6875 

High, Med, or Low  

  7  

7  

FRS/GMRS  

462.7125 

High, Med, or Low 

  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, Med, or Low 

  16  

8  

GMRS  

462.5750 

High, Med, or Low 

  17  

12  

GMRS  

462.6000 

High, Med, or Low 

  18  

9  

GMRS  

462.6250 

High, Med, or Low 

  19  

13  

GMRS  

462.6500 

High, Med, or Low 

  20  

10  

GMRS  

462.6750 

High, Med, or Low 

  21  

14  

GMRS  

462.7000 

High, Med, or Low 

  22  

15  

GMRS  

462.7250 

High, Med, or Low 

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Product Service

Customer Assistance

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.

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