How to Use the Marti for a Remote Broadcast
- Contact the Operations director 72 hours in advance of your event to ensure that equipment has not been reserved by someone else. The operations director will gather all equipment and leave it for you.
- Make sure you have 1) The Marti unit 2) The Antenna on a boom stand 3) The Connector Cable 4) A Microphone 5) A Microphone Cable 6) A Surge Suppressor
- When You Arrive On Scene
- Take the antenna and screw one end of the connector cable into it. Make sure your connection is as tight as possible to prevent RF leakage.>
- Take the other end of the cable and screw it into the antenna connector on the right side of the Marti.
- Extend the antenna boom and point the antenna at Memorial. The receiving antenna is located outside the DJ booth on the roof.
- Take the microphone and plug into the MIC input on the front of the Marti.
- Plug the power cable in.
- Switch the MARTI unit to TRANSMIT. Call the DJ and ask them to place the MARTI channel on the board into CUE. While on the phone have them check the quality of the signal. You may have to make small adjustments to the heading of the antenna.
- Switch the MARTI back into Stand-by. You should keep it in this mode whenever you are not on the air.
- Communicate with the DJ by phone and ask for break-ins. Listen to a radio so you can hear when they throw it to you. Remeber to switch to Transmit before you go live and return the switch to STANDBY after you are done. NEVER NEVER NEVER TOUCH ANYTHING METAL TO THE ANTENNA WHEN POWER IS APPLIED. IT’S NOT 26,000 WATTS BUT 10 IS STILL ENOUGH TO MAKE YOU TINGLEY FOR A WHILE.
- When you are done.
When the remote is done neatly wrap up all cables and return the antenna boom to its closed position. Return the equipment to the location specified by the operations director.