Shure Wireless Microphone Quick Guide

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The Shure Wireless Microphones are restricted to Staff and Faculty

Start Up

  1. Turn OFF the microphone or body-pack. If left on, it will create a false busy indicator.
  2. Plug in the power supply. The channel display should illuminate. There is no power switch.
  3. Press and hold the channel button until the display begins flashing. If you see the Busy Indicator (A flashing dash) change the channel.
  4. Wait for the channel display to stop flashing.
  5. If you haven't installed the battery, do it now and leave the cover off.
  6. Turn ON the handheld or body-pack transmitter by pressing the power button. Then channel display should illuminate. It turns off after ten seconds to conserve battery.
  7. Check to see that the transmitter and the receiver display the came channel. The ready LED on the receiver should be illuminated.
  8. Replace battery cover.

Busy Indicator

When selecting channels, a flashing dash indicates interference from the television broadcasts, electronic devices, or other wireless systems. if this occurs, change the channel.

Changing Channels

Press and hold the channel button until the display starts flashing, press the channel button. The channel is active once the display stops flashing.


Testing Audio

Talk, sing, or play an instrument into the microphone. The audio LED on the receiver should flicker green or amber, if red adjust the Gain Switch.

Locking and unlocking Transmitter Controls

To lock controls

Turn transmitter off. Remove Battery Cover. Press and hold the Channel Button. Press and release Power/Mute button. Power/Mute LED will flash red and green.

Tip: Locking system controls prevents accidental muting.

To unlock controls

Press and hold Power/Mute button down until Power/Mute LED flashes red and green.

LED Status


LED Color Status
Green Ready
Amber Mute On
Red Battery Low
Flashing Red on Startup Battery is Dead
Flashing Red and Green Controls Locked
Flashing Amber and Red Mute on and Battery Low


Audio LED Color Indicates
Green Normal Signal Strength
Amber Strong Signal
Red Peak Signal

Charging Battery

Expected life for a 9 volt battery is up to 8 hours. Total battery life will vary depending on battery type and manufacturer. Red LED' signifies "Low Battery" with typically less than 60 minutes of remaining battery life.

Wearing the Body-Pack Transmitter

Clip the transmitter to the belt or guitar strap as shown. Make sure the antenna is unobstructed.

Multiple System Setup

To set up multiple systems, repeat the previous steps for each transmitter and receiver pair. Once transmitters have been set, leave them on. Be sure to set each transmitter and receiver pair to a different channel.


Issue LED Status Solution
No sound or faint sound Transmitter Power/Mute LED on, Receiver LED's on Perform Transmitter setup.

Verify all sound system connections.
Adjust transmitter gain.

Receiver Channel Display off Make sure AC adapter is securely plugged into electrical outlet and into Power connector on rear of receiver.
Make sure AC outlet works and is supplying proper voltage.
Transmitter LED glowing or flashing red Replace transmitter battery.
Transmitter LED off Turn transmitter on.
Make sure the +/- indicators on battery match transmitters terminals.
Insert fresh batteries
Cannot turn transmitter on Transmitter LED flashing red Replace transmitter battery.
Distortion or unwanted noise bursts Remove nearby interference (CD players, computers, cell phones, etc.)
Select new channel for both receiver and transmitter.
Sound level different from cables, guitar or microphone, or when using different guitars. Adjust gains as necessary.