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Venture-6 User’s Guide 3
How to Use Venture-6
The Venture-6 receiver operates on two AA-size
batteries (alkaline or rechargeable Ni-Cad). To
install the batteries, place your thumbs on ei-
ther side of the pocket clip and slide the battery
cover off. Note the polarity markings and insert
the batteries as shown.
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How to Use Venture-6
Plug the earphone into the earphone jack.
The earphone cable also acts as the receiver
antenna. Extend the cable fully for the best
reception and least interference.
Turn on the receiver by rotating the volume wheel.
The red power LED will light up. This indicates
that the receiver is ON and the batteries are
Adjust the volume to the desired listening level.
To avoid harm to ears, keep all receivers
OFF until the transmitter is operating at
full power. Keep volume setting at low to
mid-range at all times.
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Be sure to turn off the receiver when it is not in
use. This will help preserve the battery charge.
A white line will appear centered at the top of
the thumb wheel when in the OFF position.
To change presets, turn the preset selector
wheel. The current preset will appear in the round
window on the front of the receiver.
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Changing Preset Selection:
The Venture-6’s six presets come factory set to
frequencies across the Assistive Listening Band
selected for best overall performance:
Factory Setting Frequency
You may change the presets by following the
step-by-step instructions on the next three pages.
See page 10 for frequencies corresponding to
other channels. The Venture-6 receiver is digi-
tally tuned. Once a channel is selected, no fur-
ther adjustments are necessary.
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Remove the battery cover from the back of the
Remove the two Phillips case screws and re-
move the back panel.
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Turn the preset selector wheel to the desired
Using a small, plastic, flathead screwdriver, turn
the channel setting rotary switches to the de-
sired channel number.The left-hand switch
indicates the “ones” place. The right-hand switch
indicates the “tens” place. The example shows
the setting for channel 07.
Push the memory button to save the channel
setting to the current preset. Repeat steps three
through five for each preset.
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Before changing batteries, wait one minute after
turning off the receiver. This allows the CPU to
switch from active mode to standby mode.
Otherwise memory will be lost and the presets
will return to the factory settings. Also, units
without power (due to no/dead batteries) for more
than one hour will revert to the factory presets.
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*Frequencies are in MHz
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With any type of radio-frequency (RF) device,
other RF sources can interfere with reception.
Even the Assistive Listening Band is occasion-
ally subject to use by other types of devices.
To check for on-channel interference, take the
Venture-6 receiver to the place where the inter-
ference is the worst and turn off the transmitter.
The interfering signal should now become stron-
ger. Set the Venture-Base transmitter and the
receivers to a different channel and return to
the same place. If interference continues, try
changing channels again until you get a clear
If more than one Venture-Base is operating in
the same area, try to keep the channels used as
far apart as possible (3 channel spacing recom-
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The Venture-6 is designed for use with regular
or rechargeable Ni-Cad batteries. Each receiver
has two recharger contacts, one on each side
(see the diagram below).
These contacts may be used in conjunction with
Gentner’s BC-10A for quick and easy recharg-
ing. Simply place the Venture-6 receiver in the
BC-10A charger when not in use and it will au-
tomatically recharge for the next usage.
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Use ONLY Ni-Cad rechargeable batter-
ies in the Venture-6 when using the BC-
10A battery charger. Alkaline batteries
will damage the BC-10A. Also, do not
exceed 60 hours of continuous recharg-
ing or you may damage the batteries
and/or the receiver.
Important Recharging Information:
Fully depleted Ni-Cad batteries require approxi-
mately 18 hours to recharge. Once charged,
Ni-Cad batteries will power the Venture-6 for
approximately 30 hours. Alkaline batteries will
power the Venture-6 for approximately 40 hours.
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2.63"/6.68 cm W x 3.5"/
8.89 cm H x .75"/1.91 cm D
2.2 oz.(4.5 oz with earbud & batteries)
62.8 g (128.6 g)
140 mW into 32 Ohms at 10
>55 dB at 1 mV
< 2 percent
FM, medium bandwidth
RF Frequency Range:
19 Channels, 216 MHz
0.6 uV typical, 1 mV max
for 12 dB SINAD
On-Off / Volume, Preset Selector,
Channel Selector (hidden)
Standard 3.5 mm Mono
40 hours with Alkaline types
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Gentner Communications Corporation assumes no
liability for improper use or operation of this
equipment. The user is cautioned to operate the
volume controls at the lowest acceptable level, and
in a manner that will not cause damage to hearing.
Ear pieces and accessories should be worn using
good judgment and for their intended purpose. To
avoid entanglement, the ear pieces and neck loops
should be removed and stored promptly after use
and before sleeping.
Users are cautioned that changes or modifications
not expressly approved by Gentner
Communications Corporation could void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
If you experience problems with this equipment,
contact Gentner Communications Corporation.
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Tested to Comply with FCC Standards
The Venture-6 complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation
is subject to the following two conditions:
1) This device may not cause harmful interference.
2) This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause any undesired
This device complies with RSS-210 of Industry Canada.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this
device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference, including interference that may cause
undesirable operation of the device.
This devise may not interfere with TV reception or federal
government radar, and must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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Gentner Communications Corporation (Manufacturer) warrants
that this Assistive Listening System (ALS) product is free of
defects in both materials and workmanship. Should any part of
this equipment be defective, Manufacturer agrees, at its option,
A. Repair or replace any defective ALS product, free of charge
(except transportation charges), for a period of one year from
the date of the original purchase, provided the owner returns
the equipment to the Manufacturer at the address set forth below.
No charge will be made for parts or labor during this period;
B. Furnish replacement for any defective ALS product parts in
the equipment for a period of one year from the date of original
purchase. Replacement parts shall be furnished without charge,
except labor and transportation;
C. Repair or replace any defective ALS accessory, free of charge
(except transportation charges), for a period of 60 days from
the date of the original purchase, provided the owner returns
the equipment to the Manufacturer at the address provided.
No charge will be made for parts or labor during this period. This
Warranty excludes assembled products not manufactured by
Manufacturer whether or not they are incorporated in a
Manufacturer product or sold under a Manufacturer part or model
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THIS WARRANTY IS VOID IF:
A. The equipment has been damaged by negligence, accident,
act of God or mishandling, or has not been operated in
accordance with the procedures described in the operating and
technical instructions; or,
B. The equipment has been altered or repaired by other than
Manufacturer or an authorized service representative of
C. Adaptations or accessories other than those manufactured
or provided by Manufacturer have been made or attached to
the equipment which, in the determination of Manufacturer, shall
have affected the performance, safety or reliability of the
D. The equipment’s original serial number has been modified
NO OTHER WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED,
INCLUDING WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR
FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR USE, APPLIES TO THE
EQUIPMENT, nor is any person or company authorized to
assume any warranty for Manufacturer or any other liability in
connection with the sale of Manufacturer’s products.
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Manufacturer does not assume any responsibility for
1) consequential damages, 2) expenses or loss of revenue or
property, 3) inconvenience or interruption in operation
experienced by the customer due to a malfunction in the
purchased equipment. No warranty service performed on
any product shall extend the applicable warranty period.
In case of unsatisfactory operation, the purchaser shall
promptly notify Manufacturer at the address set forth below in
writing, giving full particulars as to the defects or
unsatisfactory operation. Upon receipt of such notice,
Manufacturer will give instructions respecting the shipment of
the equipment, or such other matters as it elects to honor this
warranty as above provided. This warranty does not cover
damage to the equipment during shipment and Manufacturer
assumes no responsibility for such damage. All shipping
costs shall be paid by customer.
This warranty extends only to the original purchaser and is
not assignable or transferable.
Starin Distributing, Inc • 1531 South Calumet
Road • Chesterton, IN 46304 USA •
(219) 929-4127 • Fax: (219) 929-4377 •
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Sales and Technical Support:
Phone..............................1 (219) 929-4127
Fax....................................1 (219) 929-4377
Other Contact Information:
World Wide Web....www.gentnerals.com
Starin Distributing, Inc.
1531 South Calumet Road, Chesterton, IN