Cobra Electronics PR150 User Manual.pdf

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Trademark Acknowledgement

Cobra®, microTALK®, Nothing comes close to a Cobra® and the snake design are registered trademarks of Cobra Electronics Corporation, U.S.A.

Cobra Electronics Corporation™ is a trademark of Cobra Electronics Corporation, U.S.A.


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.

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.



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, in violation of FCC rules. Operation of this radio is subject to additional rules specified in 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

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.

Product Service Questions

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 above.

For Products Purchased in the U.S.A.

If your product should require factory service, please call Cobra first before sending your radio, charger or battery pack(s). This will ensure the fastest turn-around time on your repair. You may be asked to send your products 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 product. Include a typed or clearly printed name and address of where the product is to be returned. 4) Pack product 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 product is in warranty, upon receipt of your product 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 product 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.

Limited One-Year

Warranty on Radio(s)

For Products Purchased in the U.S.A.

Cobra Electronics Corporation warrants that its Cobra GMRS radios,

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, 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.

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

©2004 Cobra® Electronics Corporation

6500 West Cortland Street

Chicago, Illinois 60707 U.S.A.

Printed in the Philippines

Part No. 480-190-P

Version C

User’s Guide

Call Button

Press and release to alert others that you are calling. This tone is used only to establish voice communications.


Talk Button



Press and hold to



communicate with others.



With the microphone about



two inches (five cm) from



your mouth, speak in a



normal voice.



Release the Talk button



when you are finished



talking and listen for a



response. You cannot



receive incoming calls while



pressing the Talk button.






NOTE Both radios must



be tuned to the same



channel and privacy



code to communicate.





To Install or

Replace Batteries

Slide Cover Down

Remove belt clip and battery compartment cover. Insert three AAA alkaline batteries according to polarity markings in the radio. Replace cover and belt clip.

The Cobra line of quality products includes:

CB Radios microTALK® Radios Radar/Laser Detectors

Safety Alert® Traffic Warning Systems Handheld GPS Receivers Mobile GPS Navigation Systems HighGear® Accessories CobraMarine™ VHF Radios Power Inverters Accessories




Mode/Power Button

Press and hold to turn the



radio on or off.


Press and release to enter


mode functions to change


channels or privacy codes.


The channel numbers or


privacy code numbers will


blink when that mode is


selected. Use the Up/Down


buttons to select a channel


or privacy code.


Up/Down Buttons


Press and release to adjust


the volume.


While in mode functions,


press and release to change


channels or privacy codes.




Numbers Transmit



Low Icon Privacy



Battery Low Icon

Blinks when battery power level is low.

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. This will not affect the radio’s ability to receive incoming transmissions.

Channel Numbers

While in Standby mode or when selecting a channel, shows current channel (1 through 22).

When adjusting the volume, shows current level (1 through 8).

Transmit Icon

Visible when transmitting a message.

Receive Icon

Visible when receiving a message.

Privacy Code Numbers

While in Standby mode, shows current privacy code (00 through 38).


Life Easier

and Safer

Staying in touch with your family and friends is convenient and easy when

using your microTALK® radio. Some of the many uses you will discover include:

Communicating with others while hiking, biking, and working; keeping track of family and friends at a crowded

public event; checking with travel companions in another car; talking with neighbors; arranging meeting spots with others while shopping

at the mall.

Customer Assistance

In this user’s guide, you should

find all the information you need

to operate your microTALK® radio. If you require further assistance after reading this guide, Cobra Electronics offers the following customer assistance services:

For Assistance in the U.S.A.

Automated Help Desk

English only.

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

773-889-3087 (phone).

Customer Assistance Operators

English and Spanish. 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday (except holidays) 773-889-3087 (phone).


English and Spanish. Faxes can be received at 773-622-2269 (fax).

Technical Assistance

English only. (on-line: Frequently Asked Questions).

English and Spanish. (e-mail).

For Assistance

Outside the U.S.A.

Contact Your Local Dealer