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Cobra microTALK FRS 110 Operating Instructions Manual

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Type: Operating Instructions
Category: Two-Way Radio
Pages: 14
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2-Way Radio

O pe rating Instru ctions for your 

No t h i n g comes close to a Co b ra ™

FRS 110

 


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The Family Radio Service Story

Ever wish you could talk to someone who wasn’t
within earshot? Like contacting ski partners back
at the lodge? Or letting a friend know how to find
you in a busy mall? Cobra®’s microTALK® FRS 110
is a great way for friends or family to increase
their fun–and safe ty – by staying in touch while on
the go.

The FCC (Federal Communications Commission)
has created 14 license free frequency bands,
or channels, called Family Radio Service (FRS) 
frequencies. These channels are in the UHF 
(Ultra High Frequency) band which means great
penetration through buildings, thick forests, hills,
and other dense structures. They are also FM
(Frequency Modulation) signals which means
crystal clear reception even in crowded noisy
environments.

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.

Included with your microTALK®

1.

Holster/Belt Clip/Desk Stand

The Family Radio Service Story

A1

1

How to Use Your Cobra

®

2 - Way Radio

1

Features of This Product

• Two-way static-free

radio with up to a 2 
mile range

• 14 channels

• SuperFlex™ antenna

• Holster belt clip

• Roger beep confirmation

tone

• Backlit LCD 

• Speaker/Microphone

jacks

Contents

Features

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

The FRS Story

................................................................A1

FCC Warnings
Included Accessories

Controls & Indicators

.................................................A2

Our Thanks to You

.......................................................A3

Customer Support ...................................................A3

Operating your microTALK® 

Battery Installation...................................................2
Turning On..................................................................3
Illuminating the Display ........................................3
Auto Squelch.............................................................4
Maximum Range Extender/Auto Monitor......4
Select Channel..........................................................5
Auto Battery Save.....................................................5
Calling Another Party .............................................6
Talking To Another Party .......................................7
Talk Confirmation Tone..........................................8
Listening For Another Party .................................8
microTALK® Range...................................................9
Making Life Easier And Safer...............................10
Holster-Belt Clip/Desk Stand................................11
External Microphone/Speaker Jack...................12

Caring for Your microTALK®

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

Frequency Ranges

.......................................................16

microTALK® Specifications

......................................16

Limited Two Year Warranty

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

Optional Accessories

..................................................19

Order Form

.....................................................................20

If You Think You Need Service

...............Back Cover

 


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Controls and Indicators

A2

1.

Antenna

2.

Microphone/Speaker 
Jack

3.

On/Off Power Button

4.

L LCD Display Panel

5.

? Light/Max Range Button

6.

Down/Up Volume 
Control

7.

Speaker

8 .

Battery Compartment

9.

Talk Button

10.

Call Button

11.

Channel Select Button

1 2 .

Charge Pads

6

7

9

1 1

1 0

3

5

1

2

8

4

1

2

9

1 1

1 0

1 2

Thank you for purchasing the Cobra® FRS 110 
2-way Radio. Pro pe rly used, this Co b ra® prod u ct
will give you many years of reliable serv i ce.

Customer Support

Should you encounter any problems with the 
product or not understand its many features,
please refer to this owner’s manual. If, after 
referring to the manual, you still need help,
call Cobra® Customer Service at 773.889.3087.

Our Thanks to You

A3

Cobra® Customer Service
Live operators are available 
M-F 8:00 am - 6:00 pm CST
at: 773.889.3087 

Automated Technical
Assistance available 24
hours a day, seven days a
week.E-mail questions to:
p rod u ct i n fo @ co b ra . co m

Co b ra® on the Wo rld Wi d e
We b : Frequently Asked
Questions (FAQ) can be
found on-line at:
www.cobra.com

 


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Push and hold the                POWER button for
2 seconds. An audible “tone” will indicate the
unit is on.

Operation

3

Turning On Your microTALK®

Note
Whenever the unit is on 
you can receive
communications.

Turning 

On Your

microTALK

®

Illuminating the Display

Illuminating

the Display

1

1

Push and release

LIGHT/MAX RANGE

button to illuminate display for ten seconds.

Pull lock tab down
to remove battery
cover.

Insert four “AAA”
batteries. Position
batteries according
to po l a ri ty marki n g s.

Operation

2

Note
Always use high quality
a l caline batte ri e s.

When batte ries are low the

i n d i ca tor will blink.

Install Batteries

Battery

Installation

1

2

 


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Select any of the 14 channels by moving the
channel button up or down.

Select Channel

Turn on the microTALK® 2-Way Radio.

Operation

5

Note
The Auto Battery Save
Circuit does not effect the
unit’s ability to receive
incoming transmissions.

Select

Channel

2

1

Auto Battery Save

Your FRS 110 has a unique circuit designed to
extend battery life. If there are no transmissions
within 10 seconds, the unit will automatically
switch to battery save mode and              
will be shown in the display.

Auto Battery

Save

Operation

4

Note
To learn more about the
range of your microTALK®,
see page 9.

Range is dependent on 
battery condition and 
geographic territory.

Auto Squelch

Maximum

Range

Extender

Maximum Range Extender

Auto squelch can be temporarily removed to allow
all signals to enter (Maximum Range Extender).

Auto Squelch

Your microTALK® is equipped with Auto Squelch,
which automatically shuts off weak transmissions
and unwanted noise due to terrain conditions or
if you have reached your range limit.

1

Push and hold

LIGHT/MAX RANGE 

button to allow all signals to enter.

Auto Monitor

Auto Monitor

When the signal you want to hear is
consistently weak, you may place the radio in
Maximum Range mode without having to
constantly hold the button: Press and hold the
Maximum Range Extender button for five
seconds.To return to normal operation,
momentarily press the Maximum Range
Extender button again or change channels.

 


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Operation

7

Note
While the       TALK button is
depressed you cannot 
receive incoming calls.

Note
Your incoming “Call”signal
level is dependent on your
unit volume s e t t i n g.

Talking To

Another Party

Push and release

CALL button. The unit you

are calling will hear a two second ringing tone.

Talking To Another Party

Hold mic about 
2 inches from
mouth. Speak in 
a normal voice.

Release

TALK 

button and listen
for response.

Push and hold      
TALK button.

The TX / RX indicato r
will be displayed.

1

2

3

4

3

Operation

6

Calling Another Party

To alert another par ty that you wish to
communicate:

Turn on your microTALK® 2-way radio.
An audible “tone” will indicate the unit is on.

Select a channel 
by p u s h i n g t h e
CHANNEL butto n
up or down.

Calling

Another 

Party

1

2

 


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Operation

9

microTALK® Range

Your micro TALK® Radio has a range of up to
2 miles. This effective range can be shortened
under some conditions.

Note
To achieve maximum 
range the auto squelch 
can be overridden. Refer to
Maximum Range Extender
section on page 4.

microTALK

®

Range

1. Under flat, open

conditions you 
will experience
the microTALK®’s
maximum range.

2. Range can be

reduced by
buildings and
foliage in the 
path of the signal.

3. Range will be

further reduced by
dense foliage and
hilly terrain.

Operation

8

Roger Beep

Confirmation

Tone

Listening For Another Party

When finished talking:

Listening For

Another Party

Release

TALK button to receive incoming 

transmissions.
Your microTALK® is always in listening mode
when the     TALK button is not pressed.

Adjust volume by pushing
DOWN/UP buttons.

1

Note
While the       TALK button 
is depressed you cannot 
receive incoming calls.

Your listener will hear an 
audible tone when you 
release the      TALK button.

This alerts the other party
t h at you are finished talki n g
and it’s OK for them to be g i n
t a l ki n g.

Roger Beep Confirmation Tone

2

 


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5. Checking on

traveling
companions in
another car.

6. Agree on a meeting

spot after an event.

Holster/Belt Clip/Desk Stand

Your microTALK® Radio comes with a custom
molded plastic holster. Its unique dual-function
design enables it to act as a handy desktop
storage unit, as well as easily attaching to your
belt for maximum convenience and portability.

1. Desk Stand

2. Belt Clip

Holster-

Belt Clip and

Desk Stand

Making Life Easier and Safer

10

microTALK® 2-Way Radio Can Make Life
Easier and Safer

As you become familiar with your microTALK®
Radio you will find many of your own uses 
for the unit.
Some suggestions include:

microTALK

®

2-Way Radio

Can Make 

Life Easier

and Safer

1. Talking with fellow

hikers.

2. Keeping track 

of the kids in a 
shopping mall.

3. Communicating

between basement
and first, second or
third floor.

4. Talking to a 

neighbor or a
friend.

 


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E x t e rnal Microphone/ 

Speaker Jack

13

Insert plug into the Spkr/Mic jack.

2

E x t e rnal Microphone/ 

Speaker Jack

12

Note
If external microphone/
speaker is not included with
the unit. See Accessories on
page 19 for available units.

External Microphone/Speaker Jack

Your microTALK® 2-Way Radio can be fitted with 
an external microphone/speaker, freeing your
hands for other tasks.
To attach the external microphone/speaker:

External

Microphone/

Speaker Jack

Open Spkr/Mic tab on top of unit.

1

 


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3. Never place the 

unit in water or in 
a moist place.

4. Avoid exposure

to extreme 
temperatures.

Caring for Your microTALK® Radio

The microTALK® 2 Way Radio will give you years 
of service if cared for properly.

Here are some suggestions:

Caring for Your 

microTAL  

Radio

14

Caring 

for Your

microTALK

®

Radio

Note
Modifying or tampering 
with the radio’s internal 
components can cause 
malfunction and will 
invalidate the warranty.
If your radio is not
performing as it should,
please call Cobra® at
773.889.3087.
Do not return the unit to
the retailer.

1. Handle unit gently.

2. Keep away

from dust.

 


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C.TRANSMITTER 

UNIT 

NOMINAL

1. EFFECTIVE RADIATED POWER

mW 

500

2. CARRIER FREQ.STABILIT Y

H z

200

3. MODULATION LIMITING

KHz 

2.5

4. CARRIER ATTACK TIME

mS 

30

5. AUDIO FREQUENCY RESPONSE

@ 300 HZ 

dB

-10

@ 2500 HZ 

dB

4

6. AUDIO DISTORTION 

%

3

7. HUM NOISE 

dB 

38

8. TRANSIENT FREQ.BEHAVIOR

a) TX ON

mS 

30

b) TX OFF 

mS 

5

D. POWER SUPPLY

1. BATTERY LIFE (1:1:18 RATIO) 

HR 

24

2. BATTERY

V

4.2 - 6.0

Specifications

17

Specifications

16

I.GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

A. FREQUENCIES

CHANNEL ASSIGNMENT

CH 1: 462.5625MHz

CH   8: 467.5625MHz 

CH2: 462.5875MHz

CH   9: 467.5875MHz 

CH 3: 462.6125MHz

CH 10: 467.6125MHz 

CH 4: 462.6375MHz

CH 11: 467.6375MHz 

CH 5: 462.6625MHz

CH 12: 467.6625MHz 

CH 6: 462.6875MHz

CH 13: 467.6875MHz 

CH 7: 462.7125MHz

CH 14: 467.7125MHz 

B. RECEIVER

UNIT 

NOMINAL

1. SENSITIVITY

FOR 12 DB SINAD  

dBm 

-119

FOR CALL SIG.DETECTION 

dB m

-121

2. MAX. AUDIO OUTPUT @10% THD

mW

150

3. MAX.S/N RATIO @ 1mV RF INPUT 

dB 

45

4. SQUELCH 

a) SENSITIVITY

dB m

-121

b) ATTACK TIME 

mS 

120

c) CLOSING TIME 

mS 

200

5. AUDIO FREQUENCY RESP.

@ 300 HZ

dB 

-15

@ 2500 HZ 

dB 

-10

6. SIGNAL DISPLACEMENT BW

+/-KHZ 5

7. ADJACENT CH.REJECTION 

dB 

60

8. INTERMODULATION REJECTION 

dB 

65

9. SPURIOUS RESPONSE REJECTION 

dB 

65

 


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Vox Headset Mic

VOX (Voice Operated
Transmitter) headset and
microphone allows 
hands-free operation.
MA-VOX

Optional Accessories

19

You Can Find These Fine Accessories At Your Local Cobra® Dealer

If you wish, you can order directly from Cobra®.

Order by phone

Call 773.889.3087 (Press 1 from the main menu) 8 a.m.-8 p.m. M-F CST.

Order by mail or fax

Call 773.889.3087 for pricing. Fill out order form on next page, and mail/fax directly to Cobra®.

Order over the Web

www.cobra.com

Ear Bud Mic with PTT

Compact earbud and microphone
with Push-to-Talk switch.
MA-EBM

Lapel Speaker/Microphone

Remote microphone/speaker
with Push-to-Talk switch.
MA-SM

Replacement Holster

FA-HR1

2 Port Desktop Charger

Charges two microTALK® radios
or two NiMH battery packs.
FA-CR

NiMH Rechargeable 
Battery Pack

High performance Nickel
Metal Hydride battery pack for
multiple charging.
FA-BP

Limited Two Year Warranty

18

COBRA® ELECTRONICS CORPORATION

warrants that its

COBRA® FRS Radios, and the component parts thereof,
will be free of defects in workmanship and materials for
period of two (2) years 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.

COBRA® will, without charge, repair or replace, at its
option, defective FRS radios, products or component parts
upon delivery to the COBRA® factory Service Department,
accompanied by proof of the date of first consumer 
purchase, such as a duplicated copy of a sales receipt.

You must pay any initial shipping charges required to ship
the product for warranty service, but the return charges
will be at Cobra®'s expense, if the product is repaired or
replaced under warranty.

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.

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.

Cobra® Electronics
Corporation

6500 West Cortland Street
Chicago, Illinois 60707 USA

2

Ye

ar Warrant

y

QUALITY SEAL

 


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Accessory Order Form

20

Please print clearly

Name

Address (No P.O. Box)

City

State

Zip

Telephone (       )
Credit Card No.

Exp. Date

Customer Signature

Circle One:  Visa    MasterCard    Discover

Allow 2 to 3 weeks for delivery. Offer valid in Continental U.S. only.

For credit card orders fill out order

form and fax to:  773.622.2269

or call 773.889.3087

(Press 1 from the main menu)

8:00 am - 6:00 pm, M-F, CST.

Make check or money order 

(no stamps) payable to:

Cobra® Electronics

Accessories Dept.

6500 West Cortland Street

Chicago, IL 60707

Subtotal
(Tax if applicable)  
Shipping/handling

Total 

Tax Table

Illinois residents add 8.75% 
Indiana residents add 5%
Michigan residents add 6 % 
Ohio residents add 5%
Wisconsin residents add 5%

Prices subject to change without notice.

FA - H R 1

Replacement Holster

M A - V O X

Vox Headset Mic

M A - E B M

Ear Bud Mic with PTT

MA-SM

Lapel Speaker/ Microphone 

FA - B P

B a t t e ry

FA - C R

C h a r g e r

Item #

Description

Cost Ea.

Qty. Amount

Shipping & Handling

Amount of

Shipping/

Order

Handling

$25.00 and under $4.75
$25.01–$40.00

$6.95

$40.01–$80.00

$9.25

$80.01–$120.00 $10.25
$120.01–$160.00 $11.75
$160.01 and up

$14.50

For AK, HI and PR please add 
an additional $15.00 for 
UPS shipments.

 


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Cobra® Electronics Corporation
6500 West Cortland Street
Chicago, IL60707 USA

© 2002 Cobra® Electronics Corporation
Printed in China

Part No. 480-407-P-001

For te c h n i cal assistance, please call our Au to m a ted Help Desk which can assist 

you by answering the most fre q u e n t ly asked questions about Co b ra® prod u ct s.

(773) 889-3087 

24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

A Consumer Service Representative can be reached through this same number 

8:00 am - 6:00 pm,Monday through Friday, CST.

Technical assistance is also available on-line in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section at

www.cobra.com or by e-mail to productinfo@cobra.com

If you think you need service call 1.773.889.3087

“If your product should require factory service please call Cobra® first before sending your 

unit in.This will ensure the fastest turn-around time on your repair.”

You may be asked to send your unit to the Cobra® factory. It will be necessary to furnish the

following in order to have the product serviced and returned.
1. For Warranty Repair include some form of pr oof-of-purchase, such as a mechanical reproduction

or carbon or 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 unit.Include a typed or clearly print name

and address of where the unit is to be returned.

4. Pack unit securely to prevent damage in transit. If possible, use the original packing ma terial.
5. Ship prepaid and insured by way of a traceable car rier such as United Parcel Service (UPS) or 

First Class Mail to avoid loss in transit to: Cobra® Factory Service, Cobra® Electronics Corporation,

6500 West Cortland Street, Chicago, IL 60707USA.

6. If the unit is in war ranty, upon receipt of your unit it will either be repaired or exchanged

depending on the model. Please allow approximately 3 to 4 weeks before contacting us for 

status. If the unit is out of war ranty 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.

If You Think You Need Service

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also includes:

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