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Rode TX-XLR Wireless Transmitter Quick Start Guide

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Rode TX-XLR Wireless Transmitter Quick Start Guide

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PARTS GUIDE

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Transmitter (TX)

  • XLR Connection
  • Mic Locking Thread
  • Locking TRS Input
  • Power/Mute Status LED
  • Multi Function Display
  • Power/Mute/Selection Button
  • Scroll/Pair Buttons
  • Micro USB Input
  • Headphone Output
  • Control Cover
  • Battery Compartment Latch
  • Battery Compartment (2 x AA
  • Batteries or Sony NP-F series camera batteries)

Receiver (RX) News shooter Kit only

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  • On/Off Button
  • Channel Selection Button
  • Mute Button
  • Multi Function Display
  • Power LED
  • Microphone Output
  • Micro USB input
  • Cold Shoe Mount
  • Battery Compartment Release
  • Battery Compartment (2 x AA Alkaline)
  • Three Position Output Gain Switch (inside battery compartment)
  • Pair Button (inside battery compartment)

POWERING THE UNIT(S)

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Powering on:

The RX can be powered either by 2 x AA batteries or a suitable USB power source via the Micro USB connector. The TX can be powered either by 2 x AA batteries, a suitable USB power source via the Micro USB connector, or Sony NP-F series camera batteries.

  • To insert batteries into the RX, press the battery compartment release and slide the rear cover down. Insert batteries and close compartment.
  • To insert batteries into the TX, press the battery compartment latch in the direction of the arrow and remove battery compartment. Insert batteries and close compartment.
  • Press and hold Power Button on both units.
  • Both the RX and TX will display the RØDE Link logo, followed by a flashing channel number. After a few seconds the channel number will remain solid.

Your New shooter Kit has now paired.

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CAUTION

Risk of explosion if battery is replaced by an incorrect type. Dispose of used batteries according to the instructions.

PAIRING NEW OR MULTIPLE TRANSMITTERS

Pairing New or Multiple Transmitters

RØDE Link kits are shipped pre-paired from the factory, however if you purchased the TX-XLR separately or wish to re-pair for any reason just follow these steps:

  • Turn on the Receiver and Transmitter units.
  • Open the battery door of the receiver, allowing access to the Pair (red) Buttons.
  • On the Receiver unit, press the Pair Button (12). The screen status should change to display a fl ashing channel number and a searching animation to indicate it is in pair mode.
  • If you wish to select a specific channel number, press the ‘CH’ Button (2) to cycle through to the desired channel.
  • Press and release on the TX the two arrow keys simultaneously (to pair) (7)
  • Both units should now display a solid, matching channel number indicating that they are now paired.

If you wish to pair multiple RØDE Link kits, simply switch off the first set and then pair the second set using the steps above on a different channel.

MULTI FUNCTION DISPLAY

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Multi Function Display

The Multi Function Display on your News shooter Kit TX indicates:

  • Channel Number/Link Status
  • Audio Input (XLR or TRS)
  • P48 (On or Off)
  • Input Level (dB) (0, +10, +20, +30*, +40*) *XLR Input only.
  • Headphone Volume (0-11)

To edit the audio settings press the Power Button to highlight a setting, and then use the Scroll Buttons to scroll through the available settings. Press the Power Button to access a setting, and to exit the menu. The Multi Function Display on your TX will go blank when the Control Cover is UP.

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RX – The Multi Function Display on your News shooter Kit RX indicates:

  • Channel Number
  • Link Status/Audio Volume/Mute Status
  • RX and TX Battery Level

The Multi Function Display on your RX will go blank when inactive for 30 seconds.

POWER AND MUTE STATUS LED

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Power and Mute Status LED

The Power and Mute Status LED on both the TX and RX will indicate the following:

  • Solid Green – High Power / Audio On
  • Flashing Green – Low Power / Audio On
  • Solid Red – High Power / Audio MUTE
  • Flashing Red – Low Power / Audio MUTE

To mute and un-mute audio, simply press the Mute Button on the RX.

AUDIO CONNECTIONS

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Audio Connections:

The TX accepts 3-pin XLR and both standard (MiCon-2 style) and lock-nut (MiCon-1 style) 3.5mm TRS mic connections. 4V ‘Plug In Power’ and 48V Phantom Power are supplied.

  • When connecting a mic via XLR always lock the mic to the TX using the mic locking thread.
  • When connecting a mic via TRS use the lock-nut to secure your mic to the TX if available.
  • Connect the lock-nut end of the Output Cable to the RX Mic Output, and the other end to your camera 3.5mm mic input or other recording device.
  • If required use the TX input level and RX output level controls to ensure you are recording a healthy signal into your camera or recording device. Your TX will provide signal boost (0dB to +40dB) while your RX will provide signal cut (0dB to –20dB).

RF EXPOSURE STATEMENT:

This transmitter must not be co-located or operated in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.

NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.

These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

  • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
  • Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
  • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
  • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

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, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. This device complies with Industry Canada license exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

  • this device may not cause interference,
  • this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.

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