Our stake is hosting a fireside tomorrow evening with a member of the Seventy. I was asked to Webcast it to outlying stakes in our Coordination Council. It is my first experience with setting up a Webcast. All is in place except the audio backup. The information here and on RKATS has been invaluable.danpass wrote: Useful information if you decide to go with this solution:
- Our FM group initially couldn't find these Emtech devices in their ordering system. Tell your FM person that they need to place the order through the Church MTS Department.
- These Emtech devices are designed to be installed between your telephone handset and the telephone base. Some phones are not compatible with these devices, so if it doesn't work when you test, try a different phone. Also, Princess type phones, with the buttons in the handset, will not work at all. Use a classic phone that has the buttons in the base.
I obtained the recommended Mackie VLZ3 mixer and Emtech EJ-R and put them in place yesterday. Connected the audio source and called my cell phone from the phone in the satellite closet. No audio, but did get clicking if I unplugged the phono plug and the lights at the lower right of the mixer showed there was sound.
Read the section of the quoted post above and determined the problem was the princess style phone. Went back today and put one of the office phones in the loop instead of the princess phone. Called my cell and again, no audio. Again the lights on the right of the mixer show that there is sound at the mixer.
It was interesting that the handset mic didn't pick up my voice when I talked into it regardless if the mute switch on the EJ-R was set at Mute or Off. If I talked into my cell, I could hear myself in the handset speaker.
The quoted post says not all phones are compatible. I guess now, the theory is that the desk phones in the stake center are the problem. Or can anyone see where I'm not doing something right?