Having a know how to transmit messages via radio is important. You can use it in emergency situations. You can also use it in finding local areas to sleep and eat. Receive and transmit messages via a radio for different communication purposes. Below are guides on how to transmit over a Cobra CB Radio.
- Check the manual of your radio. Each model radio comes with a manual. If you’ve bought a new model, then you need to read the manual thoroughly to use it properly. If you’ve bought a pre-owned unit and there’s no manual included, then try to search online to find a free download of the radio’s manual.
- Determine how to find channels using your Cobra radio. The channel buttons are usually located at the side of the radio. There are arrow keys that you can use to change or preset channels. Presetting channels is vital if you are finding areas or persons quickly because there is an important message that you need to receive or transmit.
- Check the antenna of your Cobra radio. It must be properly connected so you can send and receive messages clearly. The antenna might have problems getting signals if the messages are choppy. Refer to the manual of your radio for other directions.
- Turn your Cobra radio on. Locate the volume or power dial on the top part of the unit. Don’t operate the radio if your hands are wet to avoid electrical shocks. Refer to the manual for other safety measurements.
- Hold the PTT button of the Cobra radio. The PTT or push-to-talk or press-to-transmit button will enable your voice or message to be submitted to the receiver. Think about your message before you speak. It is an important practice to deliver a clear message or instruction in delicate situations. Note that you can’t receive signals while you are pressing the PTT button. Release the button to listen to the messages of your recipient. Through practice, you can press and release the button instantaneously as you converse.
- Speak properly on the microphone. The microphone must be two inches away from your mouth so your voice will be clearly understood. Don’t modulate. Speak with your normal voice so your recipient can understand your voice clearly. You might stutter if it is your first time transmitting message over the radio. Don’t frown because it is natural. Just practice to develop confidence over time.
- Understand laws about CB radios in your locale. Include the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) regulations in your study. The laws are important to understand to ensure that you’re not committing any offense.
- Use other means of communication besides radio. It is about being prudent if you use your mobile phone if you can’t use the radio for communication. You can also e-mail him if the message is not that urgent. It is also practical to give notice to the person that you will be going to radio or call him in specified times so he can anticipate for it.
Besides referring to the manual of your radio, you can visit the website of Cobra Electronics if you have any concerns.