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Equipment - Regarding the use of various equipment we get a lot of similar questions, so please read the following below first . It should answer the usual questions we get. If you have a question about a particular device you don't see here, please Contact Us.
Batteries - It is important to be careful putting batteries in and taking them out. The contact springs can bend or break if to much pressure is applied or you yank the batteries out. Misuse will void the warranty. ALWAYS use fresh batteries and DO NOT USE rechargeable batteries or cheap batteries.
Power up - Hold power button down for 3+ seconds to turn it on, and the same to turn it off.
Volume - The SB7 has a built in speaker, to adjust volume you must increase the volume before putting into sweep mode. Once in sweep mode you cannot increase or adjust the volume. Increase volume first.
External Speaker - It is suggested to attach an external speaker to the device especially when using AM frequencies. In larger rooms the internal speaker is not powerful enough to fill the room also when recording sessions a good external speaker will help you capture and document better audio sessions.
Settings - Since this is an experimental ITC research device it is up to you to decide which settings work best for you. I use 150 to 250 in FM mode and 250 in AM mode for my results. I prefer lately AM mode, however have had success as well in FM mode. I highly suggest you experiment with both.
Recording - Use a good recorder to record your sessions. The SB7 doe not have recording capabilities.
Placement - The SB7 can be held in your hand or placed on a table or flat surface. There is a wire arm in the back that can be opened to hold the SB7 in a slightly upright position. I have found it best to hold an external speaker or place the external speaker at least 2-4 feet away from the SB7.
Antenna - Some researchers have removed the antenna and experimented with the device that way. While we have yet to try that, we do not reccommend it as the manufacturer will not warrant the device if the antenna has been removed and we cannnot accept any returns if the antenna has been removed or product damaged due to its removal.
PRODUCT SUPPORT / Returns on defect or malfunctioning units - Problems with the SB7?
If problems are persistant and have not been solved by following the above. Please contact DAS. All Spirit boxes have a one year warranty. Does not cover antenna. If the device is malfunctioning. Please contact the engineer/manufacturer at the following email. They are now requesting all defects and malfunctioning units be returned directly to them for either repair or replacment.
Let them know your purchase date and who you purchased it from.
email : email@example.com
They will respond within 24 hours.
Ovilus III -
Manual - PDF version of the manual here - http://www.digitaldowsing.com/assets/OV3user.pdf
Dimensions: The Ovilus III is 2 1/2” W x 6” L and 1' inch thick
When using this device it is important to use NEW, FRESH, HIGH QUALITY batteries.
I recommend Energizers or Energizer lithium, I never recommend Duracell “We see more Dead out of the pack Duracell then even the drug store brands”
If the Ovilus III is stuck in Dictionary Mode and stuttering this means you need to put in brand new batteries. The batteries need to produce at least 3.0 volts total for the Ovilus III. When they get weaker they don't produce the neccessary voltage. New standard Alkaline batteries should output 1.5 volts per battery which would give you 4.5 Volts. To get the “stuck or stutter” the input voltage has to fall below 1 volt per cell. Anything less then the 3.0 volts minimum needed to run the Ovilus III will cause these issues.
The Ovilus has III on board processors and low or bad batteries below 3.0 Volts will cause issues.
The Battery issue as explained above solves 80% of all complaints for this item.
If you run into LCD screen issues please try the following-
First do a Reset
1. Turn off the Ovilus
If you are having Screen issues with the Ovilus III, in 90% of the cases this in relation to bad batteries, or marginal-weak batteries. It is best to use fresh lithium batteries. We use Energizers. The Ovilus III has 3 onboard processors, so quality batteries are a must. Resetting the Ovilus with marginal batteries will result in the same failure.
PRODUCT SUPPORT - Problems with Ovilus III?
If problems are persistant and have not been solved by following the above. Please contact Digital Dowsing. You have a warranty card with the device and if that has not been sent in yet, you will need to ship that with the product as well. Ghost Outlet cannot repair or replace any defective Digital Dowsing products. They must be sent back to Digital Dowsing for repair or replacment per the manufacturers guidelines.
Once again, please make sure you are using brand now out of package batteries, not duracell, and have reset the display as discribed above.
Please state the device and where it was purchased from in your email as well as describe the problem. If you have already attempted the above, please tell them that otherwise they will state to try the above first as well.
They will respond within 24 hours.
Word List for Ovilus X, Ovilus II and PX -
Ovilus X -
Use - The OVX has many modes (8) and it is important to become familiar with the different modes and what they can be used for. Please read the manual and go through each mode.
Manual - PDF version of the manual here - http://www.chapp.com/ovx/OVXM.pdf
Software - Download software to pair up your OVX with a PC computer. More features and adjustments can be made to the device. Software & Instalation user page- Please go to for step by step instructions - http://www.digitaldowsing.com/ovx/
Batteries - It is required to use lithium batteries due to the amount of power needed to run the OVilus X. The manufacturer suggests to NOT use Duracell batteries. We use Energizer Lithium Batteries.
Volume and Pitch - Volume and pitch can be modified when you hook up to a PC and use the software (Must download from website).
Resetting - Occasionally it may be necessary to reset your Ovilus X - If it is not functioning properly please reset the device.
Here is how:
1) Disconnect all cables from the Ovilus X and power it off
2) Hold down the Mode button
3) Turn on the power
4) Wait for the LED's to flash from left to right twice
5) Release the mode button.
Speech is slow or slurred - If a current Ovilus X then do a reset. If that doesn't work then do a firmware upgrade at Digital Dowsing.com. This can be caused by running the unit when batteries are really low. This causes the speech processor to re-set itself. Also, very important USE BRAND NEW BATTERIES out of the packing. Do not use Duracell. Only lithium or alkaline batteries. Do not buy store brand batteries, use Energizer if you can. Lithiium are the best. The batteries need to produce at least 3.0 volts to run the Ovilus correctly, antyhing weaker then that will cause it to slur and repeat.
Volume Level is low - USe an external speaker or you can hook up to a PC download the software and set the Volume control higher with the software.
How Does the Ovilus X work?
EMF and the theories - This device is NOT a random generator as some people ignorantly state (especially when they have not used or researched the device). It has no sweep function or algorithm to employ to produce speech or text in any specific pattern. So how does it work? It uses what is called ECM. Environmental Communications Modes. It takes energy levels in the environment and creates speech, nothing more.
My opinion (to come to your own conclusion please do your own research and studies) - So what are the energy levels? Well what causes those spikes are anybodies guess. Our environment is filled with an invisible field of man made frequencies. We are bombarded every day. However, it is believed, theorized, speculated and of course now being researched, that our thoughts produce frequencies not only in our head but also outside of our head. Such as thought projection. Ghosts and spirits, are theorized to be conscious energy when no longer in the body. Past events, can hold energy, information, and emotion. So if we have a device that can pick up whatever is in the environment it can be considered to be one of the following:
These are what I believe to be the energy levels that exist and can effect the device. It is up to you to collect your own data, which is what using this device is all about. Yes, I believe I have had conversations back and forth with an intelligent energy and yes I have used it at times and got nothing, silence, no responses "0". On other occasions I have got nothing but gibberish, random responses and nothing I would consider at the time to be any "supportable" data to have me consider I was picking up any intelligent information. This is an experimental tool. Have the device sit for minutes to hours. You may get nothing and then all of a sudden it says a few words, or it may talk non-stop. Test, experiment, document your data, that is what our venture into new science is all about.
Operating the Ovilus X
The Ovilus X requires 3 AAA batteries, not included. Carefully remove back cover and install batteries in their proper order; note the + and - of the batteries.
The Power Switch is on the end of the Ovilus X. To turn ON, slide the switch up toward the top of the unit. Slide it down toward the back to turn OFF.
The Ovilus X will announce the current mode it is in.
To change modes, press the Mode switch on the front. (Note: when changing modes, hold the mode button down until the Ovilus X begins to announce the next mode.)
The Ovilus X Modes
Ovilus X Disclaimer
DTD Digital Text Display -
What is it? - The DTD (Digital Text Display) is an add-on device for the Ovilus X, built by Digital Dowsing, LLC Displays the spoken words from the Dictionary mode as they are spoken by the Ovius X. Back light display shows two, 8-character words at a time. Easy to read from up to 5 feet away. Requires 3 AAA Batteries.
The DTD is easy to use:
The DTD will only display words from the Dictionary mode or "last word said" mode.
Pwr = Numbers - Displayed underneath the word stated in Dictionary mode means the power level in the EMF field.
The POWER level will range from 0-2048. The higher the value the
More energy the Ovilus has detected.
Not compatable with the PX and does not work alone. Requires an Ovilus X to use, not included.
The RT-EVP comes formatted and updated with latest software. (2nd generation). 1st Generation cannot be updated to most recent software.
Proper Recording Tips & Technique
When using the RT-EVP, there are several factors that can influence the recording quality of your EVP session. Here are some suggestions that will help you to use your RT-EVP effectively while achieving optimum results.
The RT-EVP uses a custom designed, Silicon MEM's Microphone. This is the only microphone type that we could find that could be modified to detect the lower level (15Hz) frequencies. It also provides very high sensitivity to subtle Sound Pressure Level (SPL) changes in and around the environment. The RT-EVP recording sensitivity level can be adjusted up to 81.5dB during the Simultaneous Playback. So, if you increase the Recording sensitivity beyond 55dB, the device can actually pick up some unwanted sounds, like the Audio Playback inside of your ear canal. There are several ways to resolve this matter. Here are some suggestions if using the RT-EVP's Recording sensitivity above 55dB.
1. Hold the RT-EVP device extended away from you, and project your voice in a different direction away from the RT-EVP microphone.
2. Talk more quietly and determine what voice level is best for you.
3. Always use proper fitting (in ear) earbuds. Do not use earphone or a headset that rest on the surface of your ear.
4. If you want to increase the Recording sensitivity above 65dB, there are a few things you can do. Use an audio extension cable and place the RT several feet away from you. Or, use the earbuds combined with a Noise Blocking Headphones. These are readily available at your local Home Depot or Hardware store for $10-$15. This combination is the most effective, and blocks 100% of the echo regardless of how loud you speak, or how high the dB level setting is.
"LIVE" Audio Remote Monitoring
If you would like to perform "LIVE" Audio EVP sessions consisting of an external speaker connected with your RT-EVP, this can be done. But there are some precautions that you must be aware of when doing so. The biggest obstacle to overcome is FEEDBACK. Feedback will occur when the RT microphone picks up the amplified sound coming out of a speaker. When you speak into the RT-EVP Microphone, the RT device amplifies your voice and sends it out through the remote speakers. While this (in theory) may be ideal for everyone in the group to hear the session, the sound from the speakers will unfortunately also be picked up by the RT's microphone. That sound is made even louder and sent back out through speakers where it is picked up by the microphone again, and again and so on. It is also referred to as a "looped signal".
Here are a few suggestions on how to avoid this problem.
1. Be sure to position your speaker at a minimum distance of 10' facing away from the RT-EVP microphone. This will help eliminate the speaker output pattern from being detected by the RT's Omni-Directional internal microphone.
2. Once the RT-EVP and remote speaker are in position, have someone speak into the RT-EVP Microphone with the Recording sensitivity starting at 50dB. Slowly raise the Recording level in 5dB increments until you get the system operating at a good volume level for everyone to hear. If you are using a Boom Box or other Amplified Audio speaker system with separate volume adjustment like I do, this can also be "tweaked" to get the desired results.
If you start hearing feedback reduce the volume level until it stops. If it is still loud enough you are all set to enjoy your session. If not, try to move the loudspeakers even further away from the microphone. Under no circumstances should the loudspeakers be behind and facing the microphone. We sell various lengths of audio extension cables that allow up to 100' distance between the RT-EVP and Remote Amplified Speaker. Just remember, the louder you want the volume, the more distance you must have between the RT-EVP and you Speaker system.
3. Avoid aiming the speakers directly at reflective surfaces such as walls, ceilings. Room Acoustics can affect the results.
Recently, I created a handheld "Push To Listen" amplified speaker box for Zak on GA. In this scenario, you hold the RT-EVP in one hand and the speaker interface in the other. With the RT-EVP set to a 1 second (almost instant) playback, you can ask your question and then push a soft activated momentary pushbutton which activates the built- in internal / amplified speakers.
The intent of using this technique is that you only hear if there is a Spirit Response...assuming that it is audible without having to use editing software.
This approach still records your questions, but completely eliminates your voice from being played back through the speakers. This allows the RT-EVP microphone and speaker to be held by the user within a few feet of each other without feedback if the recording sensitivity is set at a reasonable dB level, and you are quiet as you listen. If someone speaks during the "listening" sequence, you simply release the button and wait 1-2 seconds to reset and erase the feedback
Frequency Sweep Audio
When using the RT-EVP Frequency Sweep Feature, it is important to understand the basic Playback operation. We discussed Feedback when using remote speakers, and how to prevent mutual interference during your EVP sessions. The same operating principal described in points 1-3 above must also be applied when doing your Frequency Sweep sessions while using a remote speaker if you have the RT-EVP internal microphone "ON".
If you have the RT microphone "OFF", you can perform your Sweep session with the speaker as close to the RT-EVP as you want. Please note that the RT-EVP internal 25mm speaker is only used for playback of your recorded files. It can not be used as an audio speaker when conducting a session.
General Operating Instructions to help in your use of the RT-EVP.
RT-EVP / Record Mode
1. Insert Earphone 3.5mm plug into the headset port on the left side of the RT-EVP
2. Press ENTER for 3 seconds to TURN ON Unit. It will show DAS-RT-EVP on the display and then go to the last file recorded.
3. Press REC for 1 sec. to Start Recording. RED Light will blink. The RT-EVP will default to a specific Ambient Noise (dB) level. Press the +to increase the Ambient Sound Sensitivity to the 63.5dB level.
4. Press the REC button for 1 sec. to PAUSE the recording session.
5. Press the REC button for 1 sec. to Resume the recording session.
6. To Save the Recording while in the PAUSE mode, hold the REC button for 3 seconds.
7. To Play what you have just Recorded Press the ENTER button for 1 sec.
8. To Pause the Playback, Press the ENTER button for 1 sec.
9. To escape from the Playback and go back to Recording, Press ENTER for 3 sec.
10. To start a new Recording, repeat step 3.
Note: A special function (Intelli-Q) has been added to allow EVP review and analysis without interrupting your recording session. Each time you press the DOWN ARROW located on the right side of the RT-EVP, you will backup in a 5 second increment. When you press UP ARROW, you move forward by 5 seconds. This tool is only active when you are Recording.
RT-EVP / EVP & Frequency Sweep Mode
1. Insert Earphone 3.5mm plug into the headset port on the left side of the RT-EVP
2. Press ENTER for 3 seconds to TURN ON Unit. It will show DAS-RT-EVP and then go to the last file recorded.
3. Press MENU button for 3 seconds.
4. Use the UP ARROW to scroll to the Radio Icon, and press ENTER. The frequency Sweep function will activate. Use the + or - to adjust the volume.
5. Press REC for 1 sec. to Start Recording. RED Light will blink. The RT-EVP will default to a specific Ambient Noise (dB) level. Press the + to increase the Ambient Sound Sensitivity to 63.5dB.
6. Press REC for 1 sec. to PAUSE the Frequency Sweep recording session.
7. Press REC for 1 sec. to Resume the recording session.
8. To Save the Recording while in the PAUSE mode, hold the REC button for 3 seconds.
9. To Play what you have just Recorded Press the ENTER button for 1 sec. be careful that the volume is not too high. Adjust as necessary.
10. To Pause the Playback, Press the ENTER button for 1 sec.
11. To escape from the Playback and go back to Recording, Press ENTER for 3 sec.
12. To start a new EVP / Frequency Sweep Recording session, repeat starting at step 3.
RT-EVP / Deleting a File
1. Press ENTER for 3 seconds to TURN ON Unit. It will show DAS-RT-EVP and then go to the last file recorded.
2. Press MENU button for 1 second to enter the Main Menu section.
3. Press the DOWN ARROW to get to Index, then press ENTER. All stored / recorded files will be listed.
4. Use the UP and DOWN Arrow to select the file or files you would like to delete. Then press the DELETE button.
5. Use the UP and DOWN to select NO or YES then press ENTER to confirm action.
6. Once you deleted the selected files, press the Escape button two times to return to the Record screen. Note: the ESC button is the round button located at the top right side of RT-EVP just under the right microphone.
RT-EVP / Changing the Playback Time (1-60 seconds)
1. Press MENU button for 1 second to enter the Main Menu section.
2. Use the UP and DOWN Arrow to select Record/Playback Time then press ENTER
3. Use the Up and Down Arrow to select the desired time from 1 to 60 seconds. Then press ENTER. This is the time from the moment you speak, to the time that it is played back through your headset or speaker.
4. Press the Escape button to return to the Record screen. Note: the ESC button is the round button located at the top right side of RT-EVP just under the right microphone.
RT-EVP. / Using the Intelli-Que Real Time Audio Repeat Feature
1. This feature only works while in the EVP or Frequency Sweep Record Mode. It is designed to allow the user to analyze EVP data without interrupting the recording session. Each time the Down Arrow is pressed, you will backup your audio file by 5 seconds.
Each time the Up Arrow is pressed, you will advance your audio file by 5 seconds.
RT-EVP / Adjusting the Time, Backlight, Auto Power
1. Press MENU button for 3 seconds to enter the Main Menu section.
2. Use the Up Arrow to select the Tool icon, then press ENTER
3. Adjust as desired then press MENU for 3 seconds to escape out
4. Select the Microphone or Radio depending on the mode preferred then press ENTER
RT-EVP / Turning the Microphone ON/OFF & Adjusting the Frequency Sweep Speed while in the Hybrid Mode
1. While in the FM Frequency Sweep Mode (Not Recording), press the MENU button for 1 second to enter the FM Set screen.
2. Use the Up Arrow and Down Arrow to scroll to the Select Sweep or Open MIC, and press ENTER.
3. Adjust the Microphone ON/OFF and the frequency Sweep speed from 12 to 18 seconds as desired using the UP and Down Arrow
4. Press the round Escape button once or twice to return to the Frequency Sweep screen.
Note: When the Microphone is ON, it allows EVP's to be combined with the FM Frequency Steps.
RT-EVP / Power Off
1. Press ENTER button for 3 seconds to turn the device OFF
RT-EVP / Connecting to your PC
1. Attach the RT-EVP to your PC using the USB running Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7
2. The PC will recognize the RT-EVP as a removable Disk.
3. Go to My Computer from the Start menu
4. Double click Removable Disk
5. Double click Record to open all saved files
6. Left click & drag file to desktop or folder
Note: Be sure to unplug the RT-EVP storage device properly. Stop it correctly then unplug it.
Model: RT-EVP Q & A
Question: What types of functions are available in the RT-EVP?
Answer: The RT-EVP can be configured to operate:
A) Standard Digital Recorder (Auto Playback OFF)
B) EVP Recorder with Simultaneous Playback ON
C) EVP Recorder with White Noise Added
D) FM (77.0MHz to 108.0MHz) Frequency Sweep (Spirit Box) with multi-step Speed control (Microphone OFF)
Note: April 1st we added an additional 100 frequency steps (77.0MHz to 87.9Mhz) there are now a total of 300 frequency steps. The 77.0MHz to 87.9Mhz are typically used in Japan and are not part of the USA broadcast spectrum.
E) Combination EVP and FM Frequency (Hybrid, with Microphone ON)
Question: How much Memory do you have in the RT-EVP?
Answer: The Standard is 8GB (Flash Memory upgraded from first generation that was 4GB) and it provides about 2-3 hours of recording time
Question: Does RT-EVP have a Backlight for use in the Dark?
Answer: Yes, The Backlight can be programmed to stay ON or OFF. You can also enter an OFF delay time that suits your convenience. A Power OFFï¿½ feature can be enabled. This will turn the RT-EVP Power OFF if the unit is not used for a period of time. The backlight is bright enough to use as an emergency navigation light source.
Question: Can I use a remote speaker with the RT-EVP?
Answer: Yes, this can be done as long as the speaker is at least 15 feet away, and pointing away from the RT-EVP. Otherwise the unit will easily detect the sound from the speaker and there will be a continuous feedback. The best way to use the RT-EVP is with a headset or earphone. We have experimented using remote amplified speakers over 100' away.
Question: Can the RT-EVP be upgraded?
Answer: Yes, to a degree. Lets say that we decide to change the FM Frequency Sweep Rate speed adjustment from 12-19 seconds to 12 to 30 seconds. This software change can be emailed to you and easily loaded into the RT-EVP. There may be times when we create a new application or feature within the RT-EVP. Any "Basic" software upgrade changes that we make can be made available to our customers at no charge.
Question: What OS is the RT-EVP compatible with?
Answer: Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Windows 7
Connection is made using mini USB, transfer interface 2.0
Question: What is PCM?
Answer: PCM stands for Pulse Code Modulation. Despite the large file sizes associated with PCM sampling, (The RT-EVP can sample up to 96K) we decided to use PCM because it is by far the best method when the highest quality audio is required. PCM strives to emulate the original analog sine wave as closely as possible. The end result is CD quality sound.
Question: What are the bit rates?
Answer: The user can select the Bit rate depending on length of investigation. But 96K is recommended.
A) PCM at 96K = 2 hours and 45 minutes recording time
B) PCM at 48K = 5 hours and 30 minutes recording time
C) PCM at 44K = 6 hours and 10 minutes recording time
D) PCM at 8K = 33 hours recording time
Note: Files are saved in WAV format
Question: What is the overall Frequency response of the RT-EVP
Answer: 15Hz to 20KHz, The device has been tested by an independent lab.
Question: What is the 711 that is listed under the RT-EVP recording options?
Answer: It's actually called G.711 which is an International standard for audio (speech) compression and decompression that is used in telephone digital transmission systems. It is a pulse code modulation (PCM) scheme operating at a 8 kHz sample rate, with 8 bits per sample. G.711 can encode frequencies between 0 and 4 kHz
Question: Is this a Stereo Digital Recorder and FM Sweep Device?
Question: What is the Intelli-Q function?
Answer: When you are in the Record mode for EVP or Frequency Sweep and listening for an EVP, the Intelli-Q feature allows you to playback / repeat and alalyze any suspect captured evidence without interrupting your Recording session. Each time you press the Intelli-Q reverse button, you can backup in 5-second increments. Similarly, if you press the forward button you can move ahead in 5-second increments.
Answer: Occasionally you need to defragment the device. Save all files to a PC and clear/delete the RT-EVP existing files. Then it is best to reformat the device. This will erase the drive clearing all files in the system and any files that may have been corrupt. Best to do this occasionally to get unit clean and functioning properly.