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Operating Instructions

RKP-4B,RKP-4

Professional Wireless

Keypanel System

Table of Contents

Section 1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-1GeneralDescription . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-1SystemFeatures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-1RKP-4BBlockDiagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-3RKP-4BlockDiagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-4

Section 2 RKP-4B Base Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-1Controls and Connections - FrontPanel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-1Controls and Connections - RearPanel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-2Section 3 RKP-4 Beltpack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-1Controls and Connections - TopPanel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-1Controls and Connections - RearPanel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-2Section 4 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-1RKP-4BSpecifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-1RKP-4Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-2Section 5 Initial Equipment Set-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-1Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-1RackMounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-2Rack Mounting a Single BaseStation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-2Rack Mounting Two Base StationsSide-by-Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-2AntennaConnection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-3AntennaPolarization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-3Distance BetweenAntennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-3AntennaPlacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-3Section 6 RKP-4B (Base Station) Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-1Basic OperationalDescription . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-1System QuickStart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-1Interfacing to theRKP-4B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-3TX/RXAntennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-3MatrixPort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-2AuxiliaryPort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-2CANBus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-3Relay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-3LocalHeadset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-4Powering the BaseStation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-4Start-up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-5StatusScreen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-5EncryptionCode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-5SystemSettings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-6Name andNumber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-6Base MainSettings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-6AuxiliaryLine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-6Base TXPower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-6SidetoneLevels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-6FrequencySettings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-7MatrixSettings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-8Four WireSettings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-8RFMeter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-8ClearScanTM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-9Special ButtonFunctions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-9

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Table of Contents (continued)

Section 7 RKP-4 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. .7-1

Basic Operational Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.7-1

System Quick Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.7-1

Battery Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.7-2

Headset Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.7-3

Sidetone .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.7-3

Antenna Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.7-3

RKP-4Top Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.7-4

On/Off Volume Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.7-4

Intercom Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.7-4

Copy and Scroll Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.7-4

Call Waiting Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.7-4

Relay push button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.7-4

Group and Channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.7-5

Transmit Frequency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.7-5

Receiver Frequency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.7-6

Battery Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.7-6

Microphone Gain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.7-7

Transmit Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.7-7

Dark Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.7-7

Encryption Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.7-7

Serial Number Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.7-8

Auto Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.7-8

Software/Channel Map Version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.7-8

ClearScan .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.7-8

Factory Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.7-9

1st Use . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.7-9

Lock Out .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.7-9

Section 8 Operation with a Matrix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.8-1

Start-upand Operational Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.8-1

Assigning Intercom Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.8-1

Clearing Key Assignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.8-2

Charging Setup Pages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.8-2

Momentary vs. Latching Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.8-2

Intercom Key Operation for Different Types of Key Assignments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.8-2

Intercom Key Indications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.8-2

Call Waiting Operation for Incoming Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.8-3

Displaying Key Assignments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.8-3

Quick List of Matrix Key Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.8-3

Section 9 RKP-4 Menu Structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.9-1

Section 10 RKP-4B Menu Structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Section 11

Frequency Bands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Section 12

Trouble Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Section 13

Battery Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Section 14 RKP-4B to Matrix Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Section 15

FCC Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Section 16

Software License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Section 17 Accessories and Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Section

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Introduction

General Description

The RTS RKP-4UHF wireless keypanel system is the ultimate in reliable, high performance, encrypted full duplex communications.

The RKP-4system includes theRKP-4Bfrequency agile base station and aRKP-4frequency agile beltpack.

The RKP-4system is ideal for users who want the freedom of a wireless keypanel and want full access to the most commonly used keypanel features. It is for those who generally communicate with four or less locations in the intercom system at any given time.

The RKP-4systems has been designed for reliable, efficient operation. Operating in the 482 to 746 MHz range. The unit has expansion ability to add dozens of base stations to create a system. Thehigh-efficiencybeltpack provides up to 10 hours of uninterrupted operation using standard alkaline batteries.

System Features

.Frequency agile base station and beltpacks.

.No external computer/device required to select frequencies or set parameters.

.Telex Communications proprietary digitally encrypted wireless communication between the base station and belt pack.

.AC or DC operation in the 12 to15 Volt range.

.Backlit base station LCD allows the user to easily monitor the beltpack’s status.

. The frequencies of a beltpack may be changed at the beltpack or from the base station.

. Beltpack units contained in a weather and shock resistant die cast magnesium case.

.4-wire,balanced audio input and output.

. Compatible with Adamä, Adamä CS, Cronusä, and Zeusä Digital Matrix Intercom Systems.

. Relay contact closure on the base station that can be activated from the beltpack.

. ClearScanä function to automatically find the best channels on which to operate.

.Base stations are table or rack mountable.

.Alphanumeric call waiting display.

.Auxiliary balanced audio input and output.

.Full-functionintercom keys with LED indicators.

RTS® is a registered trademark of Telex Communications, Inc.

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RKP-4Block Diagram

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Section

Controls and Connections - Front Panel

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RKP-4BBase Station

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RKP-4B-FrontPanel

1.On/Off Switch: Turns the base station on/off

2.[Menu] and [Set] buttons: Used to select menus and set options on the LCD.

3.Backlit LCD w/Contrast Adjust: Adjust the level of contrast to the LCD.

4.[Up] and [Down] buttons: Used to select menus and set options on the LCD.

5.Peak Aux Level Light: Will flash red when the auxiliary input level into the base station is high.

6.Peak Matrix Level Light: Will flash red when the intercom input levels into the base station are high.

7.Talk Light: Green when the talk button is active. Will turn red when the microphone level into the local headset is high.

8.Talk Button: Press to enable the audio path from the headset.

9.Headset Volume: Used to adjust the volume level out to a headphone.

10.Microphone Gain: Adjusts the audio gain from the local headset microphone.

11.Local Headset Connector: Female XLR connector.

A dynamic or electret headset microphone is automatically detected.

Figure 2-2

Local Headset Wiring

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Controls and Connections - Rear Panel

Figure 2-3

RKP-4B- Rear Panel

12.Relay Contacts: Normally Open. When activated it will close.

13.Receive Antenna Connector: TNC Female connector. The color dot near the connector must match the color of the antenna.

16.Matrix Connector: RJ-12connector used to connect balanced4-Waudio into and out of the base station.

17.Ground Lug: Allows customer the option to ground the unit to a common system ground if needed.

18.Power Connector: Input power jack that requires 12 to 15 Volts AC or DC at 1000 mA.

14.Auxiliary Connector: RJ-12connector used to connect

balanced auxiliary audio into and out of a base station. 19. Transmit Antenna Connector: TNC Femalecon-con-

nector. The color dot near the connector must match the

15. CAN Bus: RJ-45connectors used to connect a base sta-

color of the antenna.

tion to a CAN type of communications bus.

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Section

3

RKP-4Beltpack

Figure 3-1

RKP-4Top Panel

Controls and Connections - Top Panel

1.On/Off & Volume Control: Turns the beltpack power on and controls headset volume.

2.Intercom Buttons: Assignable for several types of operation, including talk only, listen only, talk with autolisten, andall-call(where activating the key also activates all keys to the left of that key). Keys feature momentary or latching operation. For momentary operation, the operator presses and holds a key while communicating, then releases it when finished. For latching operation, the operator taps a key to turn it on, then taps it again to turn it off. Latching can be disabled via software options in the base station or from AZedit. Two bicolor (red and green) LED indicators for each key provide indications for talk on/off, listen on/off, incoming call, busy (for keys assigned to talk to IFB’s), andin-use(for keys assigned to talk to either IFB’s or ISO’s).

3.Copy and Scroll keys: Used for key and setup page assignment. Can also be used to talk to any location in the intercom system when no intercom key is assigned. (Note: There are 4 setup pages. Each contains a complete set of key assignments.)

4.Call Waiting Display: 4-character,alphanumeric display for incoming caller names.

5.Relay push button: A momentary or latching (set via beltpack software) push button for activating the relay contact closure on the rear of the base station.

6.Bat/O.M. Light

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Figure 3-2

RKP-4Rear Panel/Connector/Antennas

7.[MENU] and [SET] buttons: Used to select menus and set options on the LCD.

8.LCD (Liquid Crystal Display)

9.[UP] and [DOWN] buttons: Used to select beltpack options on the LCD.

10.Headset Connector: Female XLR connector. A dynamic or electret headset microphone is automatically detected.

11.Battery Latch: Press down to enable the battery pack to be released. While the latch is held down, slide the battery pack about 1/8 inch back, toward the latch, until it stops, then lift out.

12.Receive and Transmit Antennas: The antennas are screw type, ¼ wave, replaceable antennas. The color dot on the screw end of the antenna must match color dot on antenna receptacle.

Figure 3-3

Headset Jack Wiring

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Section

4

Specifications

RKP-4B

Specifications

Overall

RF Frequency Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482 - 608 MHz, 614 - 746 MHz in 18 MHz TX and RX bands

Power Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-15Volts AC/DC @ 1 Amp TemperatureRange . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .-4o F to 130o F(-20o C to 55o C)

Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8.25” W x 1.72’ H x 9.00” D (20.9 cm x 4.4 cm cm) Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 lbs 8 oz (1.59 kg) TX Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1/2 Wave (supplied), TNC Male Connector RX Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1/2 Wave (supplied), TNC Male Connector FCC ID: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B5DM519 Frequency Response . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100Hz-4.0kHzFour Wire Input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Level Adjustable (2 Vrms typical) Four Wire Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Level Adjustable (2 Vrms typical) Auxiliary Input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Level Adjustable (2 Vrms typical) Auxiliary Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Level Adjustable (2Vrms typical into 600 Ohms) Microphone input sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 m V (200 Ohm Source)

Local Headset Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200 mW output into 150 Ohm (1% Distortion)

Transmitter

Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Synthesized Transmitter, 720 channels Transmit Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50mW typical (High), 5 mW typical (Normal) Modulation Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .GMSK Deviation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Complies with FCC 74.861 RF Frequency Stability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0.005%

Radiated Harmonics & Spurious . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Exceeds FCC specifications

Receiver

Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dual Conversion Superheterodyne, 720 channels each RF Sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .<0.8 V for 12 dB SINAD IF Selectivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 dB at 230 kHz Image Rejection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 dB or better RF Frequency Stability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0.005% Distortion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .<1% at peak level S/N Ratio out to Matrix port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 dB (30kHz Low Pass Filtered)

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RKP-4

Specifications

Overall

RF Frequency Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482 - 608 MHz, 614-746MHz in 18 MHz TX and RX bands Power Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 “AA” Cells Alkaline (NiMH optional)

Current Draw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .190 mA (Typical) Temperature Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .-4o F to 130o F(-20o C to 55o C)

Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.75” W x 5.35” H x 2.02” D (9.5 cm x 13.5 cm x 5.1 cm) Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 oz (545 g) with alkaline batteries TX Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1/4 Wave (supplied), Screw type, Replaceable RX Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1/4 Wave (supplied), Screw type, Replaceable FCC ID: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B5DM523 Frequency Response . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100Hz-4.0kHzMicrophone input sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 m V (200 Ohm Source)

Local Headset Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200 mW output into 150 Ohm (1% Distortion)

Transmitter

Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Synthesized, 720 channels Transmit Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 mW typical (High), 5 mW typical (Low), or auto-powerswitching Modulation Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .GMSK Deviation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Complies with FCC 74.861 RF Frequency Stability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0.005%

Radiated Harmonics & Spurious . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Meets or exceeds FCC specifications

Receiver

Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dual Conversion Superheterodyne, 720 channels RF Sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .<0.8 V for 12 dB SINAD IF Selectivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 dB at 230 kHz Image Rejection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 dB or better RF Frequency Stability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0.005% Distortion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .<1% at peak level S/N Ratio out to Matrix port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 dB (30kHz Low Pass Filtered)

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Section

5

Initial Equipment Set-Up

Unpacking

Unpack your RKP-4system. Below are the items that should come with our base station and each belt pack. Contact the shipper or your dealer immediately if anything is damaged or missing.

RKP-4B

Quantity

 

Description

1

 

RKP-4Base Station

1

 

Operating Instructions (CD-ROM)

1

 

In-LinePower Supply

2

 

Antennas (one Transmit, one Receive)

1

 

Limited Warranty Sheet

4

 

Rubber Feet

1

 

Gain Adjust Plastic Screwdriver

1

 

Two Terminal Plug (for Relay)

2

 

Large Phillips Pan head Screw for Rack Mounting

2

 

Small Phillips Flathead Screw for rack Mounting

1

 

Single Unit Rack Mount Bracket

1

 

Dual Units (Side by Side) Middle Rack Mount Bracket

1

 

Rack Mount side Bracket

 

 

 

RKP-4

 

 

 

 

 

Quantity

 

Description

1

 

RKP-4Beltpack with Antennas

1

 

Instruction Sheet

1

 

Battery Pack

1

 

Limited Warranty Sheet

 

 

 

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Rack Mounting

The rack mounting brackets come with each RKP-4.These brackets may be used to mount a single base station in a 19” wide rack or mount two base stations side by side in a rack. Figure5-1shows the three brackets that come with a base station.

Figure 5-1

Rack Mount Brackets

Rack Mounting a Single Base Station

1.Remove the four pan head screws (two on each side) closest to the front panel.

2.Place the double unit side bracket on the side of the base station you wish closest to the edge of the rack.

3.Replace the two pan head screws and use a third pan head screw (2 supplied with base station) to screw into the upper middle location of the bracket.

4.Place the single unit rack mount bracket on the other side of the base station.

5.Replace the two pan head screws and the other pan head screw that came with the base to secure the bracket. Screw the third screw into the upper middle hole of the bracket.

6.Use the rack mount screws (not supplied) to secure the unit to the rack.

Rack Mounting Two Base Stations

Side-by-Side

1.Remove the four pan head screws (two on each side) closest to the front panel.

2.Place the double unit side brackets on the sides of the base stations you wish closest to the edge of the rack.

3.Replace the two pan head screws and use a third pan head screw (2 supplied with base station) to screw unto the upper middle location of the rack mount middle bracket.

4.Place the dual bracket on the other sides of the base stations. Make sure the bracket is flipped so the front bend is toward the front of the base station. As you face the rack, the right base station will have the middle bracket front bend high and left base station will have the bend low.

5.Replace the two pan head screws and the other pan head screw into the upper middle hole of each bracket.

6.Use the four flat head screws (2 supplied with base station) to secure the top and bottom of the middle brackets together.

7.Use rack mount screws (not supplied) to secure the unit to the rack.

Figure 5-3

Rack Mounting Two Base Units Side-by-Side

Figure 5-2

Rack Mounting of a Single Unit

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Antenna Connection

The base station is supplied with two (2) antennas.

One 1/2-waveantenna for Transmit and one1/2-wavefor Receive. The antennas have TNC male connectors.

The frequency range of the antennas should match the receiver and transmitter of the base station. Match the color code on the antenna with the color code on the base station.

Attach the transmit 1/2-waveantenna to the antenna input receptacle labeled “TRAN” on the right side of the rear panel. The antenna should be vertically aligned.

Figure 5-4

Attaching Transmit 1/2-WaveAntenna

Attach the receive 1/2-waveantenna to the antenna input receptacle labeled “RCV” on the left side of the rear panel. The antenna should be vertically aligned.

Figure 5-6

Vertically Polarized Antennas

Distance between Antennas

The distance between the base station’s receive and transmit antennas is not adjustable when the antennas are connected directly on the back of the unit.

The antennas can be remoted for better signal path. A Telex coax assembly with remote antennas may be required. See “Accessory and Replacement Parts” section for ordering information.

NOTE: If your base station is to be located in a shielded rack mount enclosure or other poor RF location, you must remote the1/2-waveantennas with coax assemblies. See “Accessories and Replacement Parts” section for remote mounting hardware.

Antenna Placement

Proper antenna placement probably has the most effect on your TELEX Wireless Intercom System’s overall performance. The following suggestions will result in optimum performance.

Proper placement of the beltpack can be critical. The antennas should be in the open. Bending the antennas up and placing the beltpack in a pocket, etc., will reduce system distance.

It is suggested that the unit be worn on the belt or pocket with both antenna’s vertical for best operating range and performance.

Figure 5-5

Attaching Receive 1/2-WaveAntenna

Antenna Polarization

The Telex Wireless Intercom System is “Vertically Polarized”. This means both the transmitting and receiving antennas should operate in the vertical position.

Figure 5-7

Proper Dressing of the Antennas

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Keep the distance between the base station and the beltpacks as short as possible. The greater the distance, the weaker the signal. Make sure the “signal paths” between the base station and beltpacks are unobstructed. You should be able to visibly locate the base station antennas at all times for best performance.

Attempting to operate the wireless intercom system through or around walls, ceilings, metal objects, etc. will reduce system range and performance.

Figure 5-8

Distance Between base station and beltpack

Figure 5-9

Keeping Site Clear to Antennas

Figure 5-10

Operating System Near Obstructions

DO NOT - mount the base station1/2-waveantennas on, or next to metal, such as beams, walls with metal studs, equipment racks, etc. This also applies to the antennas when assembled directly to the Base Station. This will “detune” the antennas which can result in noise or loss of RF signal at the base station.

Keeping the distance from the base station and beltpack as short, and unobstructed as possible will produce the most reliable performance.

The base station is supplied with two antennas. This should provide satisfactory system performance in most applications. System range can be enhanced by remoting the 1/2-waveantennas.

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Figure 5-11

Antenna Placement

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