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Microphone Instructions

NOTE: These are general instructions are for microphones in the classrooms. Your classroom may have specific instructions, so please refer to the list of classrooms on this page.

The microphones are located in the drawer inside the multimedia lectern. They are required if an audience member is hearing impaired and requires the use of the personal assistive listening system. There is a wireless lapel microphone, a wireless handheld microphone, and/or a wired gooseneck microphone. Each wireless microphone uses one 9 volt battery. We do our best to keep a fresh stock of batteries on hand in the room, but the only way to assure that you will have fresh batteries is to bring spares just in case.

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A. Pull open the microphone/remote drawer inside the lectern.

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B. Locate the wireless lapel microphone in the drawer.

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C. Clip the microphone to your clothing, preferably six to eight inches below your chin.

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D. Flip the power toggle switch to ON. A red light will flash to indicate that the battery is usable. NOTE: If the battery power is low, the indicator will not light or the microphone will not reproduce your voice adequately . You will need to replace the 9 volt battery in the mic’s beltpack with a fresh battery which should be found in the battery box near the rear of the drawer. We do our best to keep a fresh stock of batteries on hand in the room, but the only way to assure that you will have fresh batteries is to bring spares just in case.

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E. Locate the wireless handheld microphone in the drawer inside the lectern. This can be used by the instructor instead of the other microphones, but also can be used by students in the audience to be heard throughout the entire room.

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F. Turn on the wireless handheld microphone by pressing the power button on the very bottom of the handle. Hold the mic about 3 to 4 inches away from your mouth when speaking. NOTE: If the battery indicator shows a low battery, or if the unit will not power on, replace the 9 volt battery in mic’s handle with a fresh battery which should be found in the battery box near the rear of the drawer. We do our best to keep a fresh stock of batteries on hand in the room, but the only way to assure that you will have fresh batteries is to bring spares just in case.

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G. Locate the wired gooseneck microphone on the lectern top.

Point the microphone toward your chin and speak several inches away from it for the best reception.

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H. Control the microphone’s volume level with the touchpanel’s “Mics” volume slide control.

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I. You may mute the microphone’s volume by pressing the speaker button below the slider bar.