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MobileBlackBox ORION-5000 User Manual

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ORION-5000 Advanced FM Audio Transmitter
Transmit any audio format to all FM receivers within range; in stereo or mono.
Create your own personal commercial-free radio station.
Works with PC/MAC computer: Transmit any audio format from your desktop or notebook
computer. No drivers needed.
Listen to audio from your computer speakers and transmit audio at the same time using
included port splitter cable adapter.
Works with virtually any device: iPod, MP3 player, CD player, PDA, DVD player,
Notebook/Desktop PC/MAC, satellite receiver, TV, etc.
Broadcast any audio format: MP3, MP4, WMA, WAV, AAC, internet streaming audio, internet
radio, CD audio, DVD audio, etc.
PLL Synthesized: Digitally tuned for extra stable transmission, no frequency drifting No re-tuning
necessary.
LCD display: Indicates transmit frequency, audio-mode (stereo/mono).
User adjustable frequency range: User adjustable - 205 frequency range from 87.5 to
108MHz.
Interchangeable External antenna. Includes ¼ wave GP antenna and 32 ft coax cable.
Microphone input option: Plug in standard 3.5mm(1/8") stereo plug microphone to transmit
voice. (USE STEREO MICROPHONE ONLY)
Memory function: Allowing user to save up to four frequency settings for easy recall.
Auto Gain Control – Automatically adjusts input volume level to prevent distortion in FM
receiver.
Transmitting power of 5 Watts (5000mW) – transmit range of 1-5 miles (depending on
environmental conditions and antenna)
USER'S GUIDE

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  • Page 1 ORION-5000 Advanced FM Audio Transmitter USER’S GUIDE Transmit any audio format to all FM receivers within range; in stereo or mono. • Create your own personal commercial-free radio station. • Works with PC/MAC computer: Transmit any audio format from your desktop or notebook •...
  • Page 2 Please follow your local regulations as to the allowable transmit range for an FM transmitter. Dimensions: 5 1/8" (D) X 8 7/8" (W) X 1 1/2" (H) • Weight: 21 ounces • Case material: Metal (aluminum) • Transmit Frequencies: 87.5 ~ 108 MHz (205 frequencies) •...
  • Page 3 Mobile Black Box ORION-5000 FM transmitter • (5 ft.) 3.5mm audio cable • AC power adapter 100-240V • AC power cable • ¼ wave GP antenna • 32 ft. coax antenna cable •...
  • Page 4 Six Common Rules For All Users: 1. The AC adapter supplied is designed for dry indoor use only. DO NOT use the AC adapter outdoors or in wet conditions. 2. Make sure the supplied antenna is connected at all times when transmitter unit is powered ON.
  • Page 5 4. Optional – transmitting from a microphone: You may transmit audio from a microphone by connecting a stereo plug-type microphone to the microphone input jack (DO NOT USE A MONO PLUG-TYPE MICROPHONE, DOING SO WILL CAUSE PERMANENT DAMAGE TO YOUR ORION-5000 FM TRANSMITTER UNIT) see illustration below….
  • Page 6 (Helpful hint: You should pre-scan your local FM frequencies using an FM radio to find an unused frequency and set the Orion-5000 transmitter to this frequency). Helpful hint: You may find optimal or unused FM frequencies to transmit on by visiting radio-locator.com 7.
  • Page 7 (ANTENNA SETUP) Use FREE GP 1/4 wave antenna calculator program to setup your antenna for optimum performance: This program helps in the construction details of building a 1/4 wave antenna with ground place - radials. Enter the frequency in Mhz and hit calculate to get the resulting lengths of the radiating element and the length of the radials.
  • Page 8 Test the ORION-5000 with a different audio source device and/or within another building/home to help isolate the problem device. Make sure the audio level of the source device is set to at least 50%; the ORION-5000 can automatically adjust the volume level down to the appropriate level; but it cannot adjust upwards.
  • Page 9 Internet Support: support@mobileblackbox.com Website: MobileBlackBox.com Transmit range will vary based on environment, frequency, antenna type, etc. End user is responsible for proper use and to comply with local regulations. © 2009 MobileBlackBox.com – Comptechnic, Inc.