Comtek PR-216 Operator`s manual

PR-216 OPERATOR’S MANUAL
PR-216
High Performance
Personal Receiver
357 West 2700 South • Salt Lake City, Utah 84115 • Phone: (800) 496-3463 • Fax: (801) 484-6906 • www.comtek.com
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction ..........................................................
1
Controls ..............................................................
2
Setup ...................................................................
3
Frequency Selection
4
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Multiple Channel Operation
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4
Frequency Groups ..............................................
5
Frequency Chart .................................................
6
Monitoring Capabilities
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7
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8
Battery Removal and Replacement ....................
8
Battery Charging
9
Low Battery Indicator
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Belt Clip Installation and Removal
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10
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11
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12
Optional Accessories
Specifications
Warranty and Service
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© 2010 COMTEK® All rights reserved.
Print Release Date 05-27-2010
13
INTRODUCTION
PR-216
High Performance
Personal Receiver
T
he PR-216 is a professional
quality, personal monitor
receiver designed to operate with
transmitters in the 216-217 MHz
band under Part 95 of the FCC
regulations. This versatile receiver
can tune both standard and
high- fidelity channels for a variety
of speciality applications:
assistive listening, personal cueing,
language interpretation, tour guide
monitoring, and other personal
remote monitoring applications.
The PR-216 receiver incorporates both
advanced digital and analog microcircuit technologies to produce
superior audio performance
with the convenience of
channel-selectability to
accommodate adverse
multi-channel operation.
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PR-216 CONTROLS
n AUDIO OUTPUT JACK: This stereo 3.5 mm audio output jack accommodates
any low impedance headphone — either stereo or mono; also, charging input for
rechargeable battery, and auxiliary power input.
o VOLUME CONTROL: This control has 50 dB of range to adjust the audio
output for a comfortable listening level (clockwise for maximum level).
p POWER / RECEIVER STATUS INDICATOR:
The LED test indicator displays three functions:
1. The indicator will illuminate continuously
when unit is “ON” and NO signal is being
received.
2. A steady slow flash indicates the receiver
is receiving a signal on the tuned channel.
3. A rapid flash of the LED indicator and a
subtle beeping signal indicates a low battery.
Optional EnviroMic
q ON / OFF SWITCH: This switch turns the
receiver on and off.
r OPTIONAL EnviroMic ON / OFF:
Note: If receiver does not have
EnviroMic option, this switch is
non-operational.
s CHANNEL SWITCHES:
These rotary switches select the
channel. Channel must be the
same as transmitter’s channel.
(See page 6 for frequency
selection chart.)
t BATTERY COMPARTMENT: The battery
compartment features a hinged battery cover
and an alignment system that ensures proper
battery polarity. Battery installation and removal is
facilitated by simply manipulating the rear of the battery.
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Battery
Cover Latch
PR-216 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Setup
a. Check to ensure that the PR-216 receiver’s radio frequency channel is the
same as the associated COMTEK transmitter’s channel.
(Channels are indicated by the rotary switches on the back of the receiver. See page 4.)
b. Open the battery cover on the receiver (see page 8) and insert a new nine
volt alkaline battery (Eveready E522 or equivalent). This type of battery will
offer up to 30 hours of operation. (Replace the battery before every use if the
demand for fail-safe operation outweighs battery cost. The use of carbon batteries is
not recommended.)
NOTE: If a rechargeable battery is to be used, ensure that the
battery has a full charge before use. (See page 9 for battery
charger instructions.)
c. Connect the headphone to the receiver by inserting the headphone plug
into the receptacle on the top of the receiver. The receiver is operating when
the receiver power switch is turned on and the battery status on indicator
illuminates.
NOTE: The headphone cord also functions as part of the
receiver’s antenna system. For optimum performance, this cord
should be fully extended. Coiling or bunching the headphone
cord may reduce the range of the receiver. Also, coil-cord
type headphone cords are not recommended. The receiver
should be carried by the snap-on belt clip (included) or in a
pocket or belt-clip pouch.
d. Set the audio output level control to a comfortable listening volume. This
control is turned clockwise for maximum output level.
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PR-216 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Frequency Selection (216-217 MHz)
The PR-216 personal receiver can operate on one of 76 available channels
between 216 MHz and 217 MHz. COMTEK’s channel designations
indicate both standard non-companded channels and
high-fidelity, companded channels. Channels 1-40
are non-companded channels offering compatibility
with other manufacturers. Channels 41-60 are
high-fidelity, companded channels for use with
COMTEK transmitters. Channels 61-79 are
standard non-companded channels for compatibility
with other manufacturers transmitters. COMTEK
transmitters automatically transmit the proper mode when set
to channels 1-40 for non-companded or 41-60 for companded
channels.
After you have determined the channel on which you are going to operate,
position the two rotary switches to indicate the channel. The left rotary
switch is for tens and the right rotary switch is for ones. To select channel 41
(216.0250 MHz), position the left rotary switch to point to 4 (X10), and
position the right rotary switch to point to 1 (X1). Refer to frequency charts
on pages 5 and 6 for selectable frequencies.
Multiple Channel Operation
TANT
IMPOR
Simultaneous operation of more than two channels
requires frequency coordination to avoid intermodulation
interference. This interference could result in poor or unusable performance.
When multiple transmitters are broadcasting, the RF signals will “mix”
together generating additional signals. If these product frequencies are
too close to a frequency which you are using, you will experience this
type of interference. This condition is common to all radio receivers to some
extent. This interference produces whistle and whine type sounds
and/or reductions of range. To avoid this type of interference, you should
select frequencies from one of the standard groups (see frequency group
charts on page 5), or you can use COMTEK’s frequency selection guide
software to determine appropriate frequencies. Contact COMTEK to
obtain a free copy of the frequency selection software or download it off
the web at www.comtek.com/support.html
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PR-216
PR-216
216 MHz
NON-COMPANDED
FREQUENCY GROUPS
216 MHz
COMPANDED
FREQUENCY GROUPS
Compatible with COMTEK
and other manufacturers
For COMTEK
equipment only
GROUP 1
GROUP A
CHANNEL
FREQUENCY
CHANNEL
FREQUENCY
1
9
15
24
31
36
216.0125 MHz
216.2125 MHz
216.3625 MHz
216.5875 MHz
216.7625 MHz
216.8875 MHz
41
44
51
55
60
216.0250 MHz
216.1750 MHz
216.5250 MHz
216.7250 MHz
216.9750 MHz
GROUP B
GROUP 2
CHANNEL
FREQUENCY
CHANNEL
FREQUENCY
4
10
14
32
35
40
216.0875 MHz
216.2375 MHz
216.3375 MHz
216.7875 MHz
216.8625 MHz
216.9875 MHz
42
49
53
58
216.0750 MHz
216.4250 MHz
216.6250 MHz
216.8750 MHz
GROUP C
GROUP 3
CHANNEL
FREQUENCY
CHANNEL
3
5
12
22
38
216.0625 MHz
216.1125 MHz
216.2875 MHz
216.5375 MHz
216.9375 MHz
43
46
51
57
GROUP D
FREQUENCY
216.1250 MHz
216.2750 MHz
216.5250 MHz
216.8250 MHz
GROUP 4
CHANNEL
FREQUENCY
CHANNEL
FREQUENCY
17
23
30
34
39
216.4125 MHz
216.5625 MHz
216.7375 MHz
216.8375 MHz
216.9625 MHz
44
47
54
59
216.1750 MHz
216.3250 MHz
216.6750 MHz
216.9250 MHz
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PR-216 FREQUENCY CHART (216-217 MHz band)
Non-Companded Channels
Companded Channels
For use with COMTEK and other manufacturers
(Educational Standard)
For use with COMTEK equipment only
CHANNEL
FREQUENCY
CHANNEL
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
FREQUENCY
(SWITCH POSITION)
(SWITCH POSITION)
216.0125 MHz
216.0375 MHz
216.0625 MHz
216.0875 MHz
216.1125 MHz
216.1375 MHz
216.1625 MHz
216.1875 MHz
216.2125 MHz
216.2375 MHz
216.2625 MHz
216.2875 MHz
216.3125 MHz
216.3375 MHz
216.3625 MHz
216.3875 MHz
216.4125 MHz
216.4375 MHz
216.5125 MHz
216.5375 MHz
216.5625 MHz
216.5875 MHz
216.6125 MHz
216.6375 MHz
216.6625 MHz
216.6875 MHz
216.7125 MHz
216.7375 MHz
216.7625 MHz
216.7875 MHz
216.8125 MHz
216.8375 MHz
216.8625 MHz
216.8875 MHz
216.9125 MHz
216.9375 MHz
216.9625 MHz
216.9875 MHz
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
70
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216.0250 MHz
216.0750 MHz
216.1250 MHz
216.1750 MHz
216.2250 MHz
216.2750 MHz
216.3250 MHz
216.3750 MHz
216.4250 MHz
216.5250 MHz
216.5750 MHz
216.6250 MHz
216.6750 MHz
216.7250 MHz
216.7750 MHz
216.8250 MHz
216.8750 MHz
216.9250 MHz
216.9750 MHz
216.0250 MHz
216.0750 MHz
216.1250 MHz
216.1750 MHz
216.2250 MHz
216.2750 MHz
216.3250 MHz
216.3750 MHz
216.4250 MHz
216.5250 MHz
216.5750 MHz
216.6250 MHz
216.6750 MHz
216.7250 MHz
216.7750 MHz
216.8250 MHz
216.8750 MHz
216.9250 MHz
216.9750 MHz
PR-216 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Monitoring Capabilities
Because each monitoring application requires a
different headphone or transducer to best
satisfy each listening need, the PR-216 can
source a strong audio signal (+16 dBu) to
either stereo or mono headphones with
an impedance as low as 16 ohm.
A hearing-aid type button receiver may
be used with impedances as high as
2 k ohm and still produce a strong
audio signal.
The PR-216 is ideal for use with the
COMTEK NTC-102 neckloop
transductor and wireless IR-230
miniature universal-fit ear canal
inductor receiver or hearing aids
having a “T” switch.
Can be used with consumer or
professional headphones.
Can be used with
hearing aid button
receiver for assistive
listening or acoustic
ear tube for IFB
application.
Can be used to
drive neckloop for
use with IR-230
inductor receiver or
hearing aids.
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PR-216 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Low Battery Indicator
The LED on the receiver is a multi-function indicator which includes low
battery detection. When the receiver is first turned on, the indicator will
illuminate continuously indicating that the unit is “ON” and NO signal is
being received. When the receiver is receiving a signal on the tuned
channel, the LED will show a steady slow
flash indicating reception. A rapid flash
on the LED indicator and a subtle beeping
signal through the headphone indicates
a low battery. Replace battery as soon as
possible with a new alkaline battery or
charge the rechargeable battery, as
performance of the receiver will be
Battery indicator LED
unpredictable and may vary from audio
distortion to complete failure to operate.
Battery Removal / Replacement
Pull back battery door latch and allow
battery cover door to spring open. To
remove battery, simply manipulate the
bottom of battery out of the
compartment and remove.
To insert battery, face
battery with negative
terminal in line with large hole in
battery compartment, press battery
into compartment and close battery door until
it snaps shut. Note: It is not possible to put
battery in backwards.
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PR-216 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Battery Charging
1. Make sure that a seven cell 9 volt Ni-MH rechargeable
battery is used with a minimum of 200 mAh capacity.
(Alkaline batteries must not be charged.)
TANT
IMPOR
2. Make sure the PR-216 is turned OFF.
3. Note that the red charging indicator on the charger is ON when the PR-216
is plugged into the charger through the audio output jack.
4. When using the NBC 9-2C charger allow the battery to charge for 14 hours
for a full charge. Unit must then be unplugged. When using the
NBC 9-3-1 digital fast charger the charger will automatically end the
charge cycle and the red LED will change to green. With this charger
the unit may be left in the charger until the unit is used.
5. Periodically open the battery compartment on stored COMTEK units to
check for battery leakage. If a battery is leaking, it must be discarded,
and the battery compartment must be cleaned or returned to COMTEK’s
service department for repairs.
NBC 9-2C
14-hour charger
NBC 9-3-1
digital fast charger
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PR-216 SNAP-ON BELT CLIP
STEP 2:
Belt clip installation
Rotate belt clip down onto case.
Apply pressure on both sides of
clip, snapping clip retainers into
slots.
Clip retainer
STEP 1:
Hook belt clip
retaining lip over
front case ridge.
Retainer slot
Belt clip removal indent
Belt clip removal
Flex out and pull down
with your thumb or twist
out with a large coin
(quarter) to unsnap belt
clip from case.
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PR-216 OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
Optional Accessories
1. NBC 9-2C Dual 14-hour 9V only battery charger
2. NH 9-200 Rechargeable Ni-MH battery
3. P-1 Universal pouch
4. BC-216 Snap-on belt clip
(supplied with PR-216)
5. ET-4 SM-N Button receiver with acoustic ear tube
6. LS-3 High efficiency headphones
7. SM-N Button receiver earphone assembly
8. NTC-102 Neckloop transductor
(for use with inductor receiver IR-230)
9. NBC 9-3-1 Digital single fast charger
10. NBC 9-3-12 Digital 12-station fast charger
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PR-216 SPECIFICATIONS
Audio Output:
Headset output +16 dBu
(low impedance)
RF Sensitivity:RF Sensitivity:
0.3 µV for 12 dB SINAD
Connector:
3.5 mm stereo/mono input used for:
• Headphone cord antenna to receiver
• Audio output to headphone
• Battery charger input
• Auxiliary power input
Indicators:
Three function LED
• Power
• Battery status
• R.F. signal ON and OFF
Adjacent Channel Rejection:
65 dB 50 kHz off channel
Spurious Rejection:
60 dB (image excluded)
Ultimate Quieting:
Better than 95 dB
Deviation Acceptance:
Up to 10 kHz
Controls:
• Power On/Off switch
• Volume control (50 dB range)
• EnviroMic ON/OFF switch (optional)
• 99-position rotary channel
selector switches
Antenna:
Integral with output cable
(no external antenna)
Current Drain:
18 mA nominal
Audio Frequency Response:
80 Hz to 12 kHz ±3 dB
Power Requirements:
9 volt alkaline battery,
Eveready 522 or equivalent
or 9 volt Ni-MH rechargeable
Harmonic Distortion:
Less than 1% (1 kHz tone 5 kHz
deviation)
FCC Compliance:
Complies with Part 15
of FCC rules
Operating Radio Frequency:
• 216 to 217 MHz
• Frequency synthesized
Dimensions:
1 1/16" x 2 1/2" x 3 1/4"
(27 mm x 57 mm x 83 mm)
Frequency Stability:
0.002% frequency synthesized
crystal controlled
NOTE: Specifications subject to
change without notice
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PR-216 WARRANTY AND SERVICE
Warranty
COMTEK transmitters and receivers are warranted to be free from defects in
workmanship and material under normal stand-alone use and conditions for
a period of two years from date of original purchase. Items such as headphones and
earphones, neckloops, and cords are warranted to be free from defects in
workmanship and material for a period of 90 days from the date of original
purchase. Batteries are not covered by this warranty. Damage due to abnormal
use, extreme conditions, misuse, use of the product as a component of another
product, ill treatment and unauthorized modification and repairs are not covered
by this warranty. COMTEK is not liable for any consequential or punitive damages
arising out of any failure of the equipment to perform as intended. COMTEK
shall bear no responsibility or obligation with respect to the manner of use of any
equipment sold by it. COMTEK SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS AND NEGATES
ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS OF THE PRODUCT
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY
WARRANTY THAT THE USE OF SUCH EQUIPMENT FOR ANY PURPOSE
WILL COMPLY WITH APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS.
Service Policies
Warranty repairs must be done by COMTEK. Only factory technicians are
authorized to perform warranty service on the PR-216 receiver. Before
returning the PR-216 for service, a Return Authorization Number should
be obtained from the service department by calling 1-800-496-3463 or
1-801-466-3463. Return the unit to the factory with the original or comparable
packing. COMTEK will pay for insurance and ground return shipping costs in
the United States for all warranty service.
357 West 2700 South • Salt Lake City, Utah 84115
Phone: (800) 496-3463 • Fax: (801) 484-6906
Web Page: www.comtek.com
© 2010 COMTEK® All rights reserved.