1 Helpful Information About Your AM/FM Pi PI-B Remember that no antenna can receive a radio signal that isn’t there. When a usable radio signal is present, your AM/FM Pi will improve AM and FM reception. Note: Generally, a practical limit to radio reception is 40- 50 miles from the broadcast transmitter depending on the terrain. Gain Control Knob: Located on the back of the AM/FM Pi is the gain control knob. The gain control is the mechanism that either increases or decreases the antenna’s amplifier intensity. The further away you are from the radio signal, the more you increase the gain. If you are very close to the radio signal, lowering the gain may have a greater effect. See Fig. 5. 4 Fig. 4 Fig. 5
2 Limited Warranty Audiovox Corporation (Audiovox) warrants this product against defects in materials or workmanship for one (1) year from the date of purchase. During this period, this product will be replaced without charge. This warranty does not cover any damage due to acts of nature, commercial use, accident, misuse, abuse or negligence. This warranty is only valid in the USA. Replacement as provided under this warranty is the exclusive remedy of the consumer. Audiovox shall not be liable for any incidental or consequential damages for breach of any express or implied warranty on this product, except to the extent that limit ations of this sort are prohibited by applicable law. THERE ARE NO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A P ARTICULAR PURCHASE EX CEPT T O THE EXTENT THA T IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR EITHER SORT ARE REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW, AND IN SUCH C ASE, EA CH W ARRANTY IS LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE ONE YEAR. Common Ques tions My TERK antenna does not work with my boom box. What can I do? Q: You can only use a TERK antenna on a system where there is an input A: or an e ernal ant enna. Some portable boom box radios do not have f xt such an input. Q: Can I e xt end the wire on my FM antenna to place it on a window sill or where away from my receiver? some You can extend the wire with RG-59 cable and a two-way F connector. A: ems are available at any electronics store. These it Q: When I touch the antenna, it works better. How come? When y ou t ouch the ant enna and your feet are touching the A: ground, you are acting as a giant antenna. You can only accurately judge how the antenna is working when et it go. y ou l ce Servi er For Cus tom Web sit e At Vis it Our www .com vox .audio omer service and or cus F t , otos P n, Ph d uct Inf orm a tio ro technical information::1.800.290.6650 wn s FA Q’ s , O al er ’ s Man u 65P003A TERK and the TERK logo are registered trademarks of AUDIOVOX Corp.
3 PI-B OWNER’S MANUAL AM/FM Pi Powered Indoor Antenna
4 Making Connections With Your New AM/FM Pi PI-B Radio tuners and receivers can have different connections for your new Pi antenna. Please find the connection that best matches your tuner or receiver and follow the listed instructions. FM Connections: 75 Ohm Coaxial: Your TERK antenna has a slip-on coaxial connector on the FM lead. Simply slide the connector onto the coaxial terminal. See Fig. 1. 75 Ohm Push-Button Connection: If your Radio tuner or receiver has Push-Button terminals f or FM you will need to use the supplied RED 75 Ohm mat ching tr ansformer. First slide the RED 75 Ohm ching tr ansf ormer into the connector on the FM lead mat of the ant enna. Ne o the terminal xt slide the Red wir e int marked “FM 75 Ohm”. Lastly connect the BLACK wire into erminal marked “FM Ground” or “GND”. See Fig. 2. the t ANTENNA G N D A M Fig. 3 Fig. 2 Fig. 1 1
5 PI-B AM Connections: AM Push-Button Connection: Your TERK antenna uses a Twin Lead Bare Wire for AM connections. If your radio tuner or receiver has a Push-Button connection, simply slip the bare wires into the push button connections. For a Screw Terminal connection, for wrap the bare wires around the screw t erminals and tighten. See Figs. 2/3. o w er Connection: P w er suppl y int o the Plug the small end of the included po jack located on the Slip-On Coaxial connector at the end of the FM Lead. Plug the lar w er suppl y ge end of the po into any working electrical outlet. NOTE: When plugged into an electrical outlet, your TERK antenna will remain “ON”. This is not a problem because the AC adapter uses very little power. To turn “OFF” the wer supply, it must be plugged into a switched outlet. po Some late model radio tuners and receivers come with a switched outlet located on the back. It is safe to use this outlet for the TERK power supply. 2
6 Locating Your AM/FM Pi For Best Results PI-B 1. All antennas are affected by electromagnetic fields. AM/FM Pi To maximize performance, position your antenna away from direct contact with receivers, tuners, CD players, TVs and computers. Note: Antennas work best when CD players, VCRs and computers are turned off. 2. Keep the antenna away from large metal objects. near a window often provides AM/FM Pi Placing the t r esults. the bes 3. On occasions, certain areas in your home may be null points or dead spots where no radio signal can be r eceived. This may also occur in metal-frame buildings and houses with aluminum siding. In this ase, simpl y move your antenna, trying different c oc t reception is achieved. ations, until the bes l 4. In weak signal areas, optimum tuning is achieved our r ec eiv er’ s sc an button in the off position. with y 5. For optimum AM results, position the ”AM Loop“ away fr om the FM portion of the antenna so that the AM Loop is at a 90 ̊ angle from the FM antenna. The LED will change fr om blue t o purple. The AM portion of the Pi is non-amplified. See Fig. 4. 3