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Cobra microTALK FRS-110 Operating Instructions Manual

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Type: Operating Instructions
Category: Two-Way Radio
Pages: 13
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Th

2 Way Radio

O pe rating Instru ctions for your 

Nothing comes close to a Co b ra ™

obra Electronics Corporation

500 West Cortland Street

hicago, IL 60707

bra Electronics Corp.© 2000
nted in China

t No. 480-115-P-001

For t e c h n i cal assistance, please call our A u to m a ted Help Desk which can assist 

you by answ e ring the most fr e q u e n t ly asked questions about C o b ra prod u ct s .

(773) 889-3087 

24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

A Consumer Service Representativ e can be reached thr ough this same number 

8:00 am - 8:00 pm, Monday through F riday, CST.

echnical assistanc e is also available on-line in the Frequently Asked Questions (F AQ)

section at www.cobraelec.com or by e-mail t o productinfo@cobraelec.com

f you think you need service call 1.773.889.3087

 your product should require factory service please call Cobra first before sending your 
nit in. This will ensure the fastest turn-around time on your repair.”

u may be asked to send your unit to the Cobra factory. It will be necessary to furnish the follow-

g in order to have the product serviced and returned.

or Warranty Repair include some form of proof-of-purchase, such as a mechanical reproduction

or carbon or a sales receipt. If you send the original receipt it cannot be returned.

end the entire product.

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.

ack unit securely to pr event damage in transit. If possible, use the original packing material.

hip prepaid and insured by w ay of a traceable car rier such as United Parcel Service (UPS) or First

lass Mail to avoid loss in transit to: Cobra Factory Servic e, Cobra Electronics Corporation,6500

W. Cortland St., Chicago, IL 60707.

f 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 warranty a letter will automatically be sent informing you of the 

epair charge or replacement charge. If you have any questions, please call 1.773.889.3087 for

assistance.

You Think You Need Service

FRS 110

1

 


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Thank you for purchasing the Cobra FRS 110 
2-way Radio. Properly used, this Cobra product
will give you many years of reliable service.

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 - 8:00 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 e l e c. 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.cobraelec.com

Controls and Indicators

A2

Antenna

Microphone/Speaker 
Jack

On/Off Power Button

LCD Display Panel

Light/Max Range Button

Down/Up Volume 
Control

Speaker

Battery Compartment

Talk Button

Call Button

Channel Select Button

6

7

9

1 1

1 0

3

5

1

2

8

4

1

2

9

1 1

1 0

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
i nte rfe re n ce re ce i ve d, i n c l u d i n g
interference that may cause
undesired operation.

 


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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
External Microphone/Speaker Jack...................12

Frequency Ranges

......................................................13

Caring for Your microTALK

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

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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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

3

Operation

2

Note

Batteries not included with
microTALK 2-way radio.
Always use high quality
alkaline batteries.

Note

When batteries are low the     

i n d i ca tor willb l i n k .

Install Batteries

Battery
Installation

1

2

Turning On Your microTALK

Note

Whenever the unit is on 
you can receive communi-
cations.

Turning 
On Your
microTALK

Illuminating the Display

Illuminating
the Display

1

1

Push and release the                POWER button.
An audible “tone” will indicate the unit is on.

Push and release

LIGHT/MAX RANGE

button to illuminate display for ten seconds.

 


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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

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

2

1

Maximum Range Extender

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

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

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 release

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 nor-
mal 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

Operation

6

Calling Another Party

To alert another par ty that you wish to
communicate:

Turn on

your microTALK 2-way radio. An audi-

ble “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.

Push and release

CALL button. The unit you

are calling will hear a two second ringing tone.

Talking To Another Party

Calling
Another 
Party

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

Release

TALK 

button and listen
for response.

P

ush and hold      

TALK button.

The TX / RX indicato r
will be displayed.

1

2

3

4

1

2

3

 


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Operation

9

Operation

8

Roger Beep
Confirmation
Tone

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

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.

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.

Roger Beep Confirmation Tone

2

 


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11

5. Checking on travel-

ing companions in
another car.

6. Agree on a meeting

spot after an event.

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.

Holster/Belt Clip/Desk Stand

Your microTALK Radio comes with a custom mold-
ed 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 maxi-
mum convenience and portability.

1. Desk Stand

2. Belt Clip

Holster-
Belt Clip and
Desk Stand

 


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E x t e rnal Microphone/ 

Speaker Jack

13

E x t e rnal Microphone/ 
Speaker Jack

12

Note

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, (not included)
freeing your hands for other tasks.

To attach the external microphone/speaker:

External
Microphone/
Speaker Jack

Insert plug into the Spkr/Mic jack.

Open Spkr/Mic tab on top of unit.

1

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15

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 perform-
ing as it should, please call
Cobra at 773.889.3087.
Do not return the unit to
the retailer.

3. Never place the 

unit in water or in 
a moist place.

4. Avoid exposure

to extreme 
temperatures.

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 R ATIO) 

HR 

24

2. BATTERY

V

4.2 - 6.0

microTALK

Specifications

17

microTALK

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  

uV 

-119

FOR CALL SIG.DETECTION 

uV 

-121

2. MAX. AUDIO OUTPUT @10% THD

mW

150

3. MAX.S/N RATIO @ 1mV RF INPUT 

dB 

45

4. SQUELCH 

a) SENSITIVITY

uV 

-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                               $49.95

Optional Accessories

19

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 wor kmanship and materials for period
of two (2) years from the da te 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 FRS radios, products or component parts upon
delivery to the COBRA fac tory Service Department, accom-
panied 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 alter-
ations 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 war ranty.
COBRA shall not be liable for any incidental, consequen-
tial or other damages;including, without limitation,
damages resulting from loss of use or cost of installat i o n .

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

You Can Find These Fine Accessories At Your Local Cobra Dealer

If you wish, you can order directly from Cobra.

Order by phone

Call 1.773.889.3087 (Press 1 from the main menu) 8 a.m.-8 p.m. M-F CST. )

Order by mail or fax

Please fill out order form on next page, and mail/fax directly to Cobra.

Order over the Web

www.cobraelec.com

Ear Bud Mic with PTT

Co m p a ct earbud and micro-
phone with Pu s h - to - Talk switc h .
M A-EBM   

$29.95 

Lapel Speaker/Microphone

Remote microphone/speaker
with Push-to-Talk switch.
M A- S M

$ 2 4 . 9 5

Replacement Holster

FA-HR1                           $4.95

 


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Accessory Order Form

20

Subtotal
(Tax if applicable)  

Shipping/handling

Total 

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Illinois residents add 7%
Cook Co.residents add .75% (7.75% total)
Chicago residents add 1% (8.75% total)

Indiana residents add 5%
Michigan residents add 4% 
Ohio residents add 6%
Wisconsin residents add 5%

Prices subject to change without notice.

M A - E B M

Ear Bud Mic with PTT

$ 2 9 . 9 5

M A - VOX

Vox Headset Mi c

$ 4 9 . 9 5

MA-SM

Lapel Speaker/ Microphone 

$24.95

FA - H R 1

Replacement Holster

$ 4 . 9 5

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