Telephones: technical training and a system!

If your station has no phone system, if you’re spooked by the NBN rollout, or if you need to know how to set up and program an existing Commander system, this will be the one-day class you can’t afford to miss.


Technorama and CMTO are running a one-day Pathways session on how to select and set up a small phone system for your station!

This session is being hosted at 3MDR and there are a few spaces still available for community radio volunteers and staff to join in.

When: Thursday, 19th July 10am-6pm
Where: Forest Park Homestead, Riley Rd, Upwey South, 3158
Cost: Free + access to heavily discounted rates on a Commander Phone system.

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What will we cover: This session will feature Commander BN installation and programming.   The Commander BN is a highly reliable hybrid analogue/digital phone system which suits many small (and very large) stations and interfaces easily to NBN phone lines.

If you don’t have a phone system now, and if you have between one and five incoming phone lines, this is an excellent solution.

Who should come?  This session will be ideal if you need a small phone system and don’t have one;  you have a Commander BN system but you don’t know how to set it up;  or you want to learn about configuring phone systems in general.  Small is 1-5 incoming lines, and 4-12 extension handsets.

Topics will include:

  • Planning the phone layout
  • Sizing and specifying
  • Commander BN programming
  • Basic installation
  • Testing the phone system
  • How to interface a hybrid and your console
  • Connecting the “phone call” light and muting the phone
  • Interfacing the system to NBN
  • What wiring you need in your station
  • Where to go for help
  • Tricks and tips

What you will take away:  At the end of the session you will have performed basic configuration, you will  have a system which works, and be confident about how to approach the documentation (supplied).

Places are strictly limited, so please register your interest here.