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 ........................................... Multiple Channel Operation ............................. 4 Frequency Groups .............................................. 5 Frequency Chart ................................................. 6 Monitoring Capabilities .................................... 7 ...................................... 8 Battery Removal and Replacement .................... 8 Battery Charging 9 Low Battery Indicator ............................................... Belt Clip Installation and Removal ................. 10 ........................................ 11 .................................................... 12 Optional Accessories Specifications Warranty and Service ....................................... © 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. Page 1 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. Page 2 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. Page 3 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 Page 4 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 Page 5 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 Page 6 216.0250 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. Page 7 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. Page 8 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 Page 9 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. Page 10 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 Page 11 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 Page 12 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.