Personal PA® Body-pack Transmitter

Product Highlights

  • Flexible mic and auxiliary inputs
  • Push-button on/off/mute controls
  • Channel lock switch
  • Meets ADAAG Guidelines
  • Made in the USA


The PPA T36 transmitter will broadcast a speaker’s voice or audio program on one of 16 available channels, 72-76 MHz, to listeners using PPA R35-8 or PPA R37 receivers or an R1600 speaker. The unit features flexible mic and auxiliary inputs, push-button on/off/mute controls, channel lock and selectable compression. Lightweight and portable, the PPA T36 will operate at a range of up to 150 feet (46m) from the listening audience. Ideal for providing hearing assistance to students in the classroom, tour group participants, employee training, business meetings and more. 

Note: The Personal PA® system is approved by the FCC for operation in U.S. markets. The Personal PA® cannot be used in all countries. Check with your government´s radio regulations for 72 - 76 MHz operation.



System Includes

(1) PPA T36 transmitter
(2) BAT 001 AA batteries
(1) WCA 087 auxiliary input cable

Microphone sold separately.

*All items can be purchased separately

Ppa t36


  • 16-channel selectable, 72-76 MHz
  • Digitally synthesized frequencies
  • Portable, lightweight, stylish design
  • Accepts electret mic with 3.5mm mono plug or audio source (MP3, CD player) with 2.5mm plug
  • Range of up to 150’ (45.7 m)
  • Push-button On/Off/Mute control
  • Flashing mute and low-battery indicator
  • Operates in normal or compress (2:1) mode
  • Individual mic and auxiliary volume controls
  • Belt clip for hands-free operation
  • Lifetime PLUS Limited Warranty (90 days on accessories)


PPA T36 Architectural and Engineering Specifications

  • The PPA T36 is a wide band body-pack transmitter and shall operate on 16 selectable frequencies between 72MHz and 76MHz. It shall operate for up to 30 hrs with two AA Alkaline batteries and shall be housed in a black plastic enclosure. The T36 shall have a 3.5 mm microphone jack and a 2.5 mm auxiliary audio input jack. The T36 shall have access to channel select, compression on/off, channel lock, master gain and aux gain inside the battery compartment. There shall be a power switch which also serves as a microphone mute control on the top bezel of the transmitter.
  • The T36 shall have wide band modulation at 75kHz peak with a frequency response of 200Hz to 13kHz. The transmitting antenna shall be integrated into the microphone cable.
  • The PPA T36 shall be covered under a Lifetime PLUS Limited Warranty. This transmitter shall be the Williams Sound PPA T36.



4.1" L x 2.8" W x 1.1" H (104 mm x 71 mm x 28 mm)


2.6 oz (74 g), no batteries


Black, shatter-resistant PC/ABS plastic

Battery Type:

Two (2) AA 1.5 V non-rechargeable Alkaline batteries (BAT 001), 70 mA nominal current drain, 30 hours approx. life

Two (2) AA 1.5 V NiMH rechargeable batteries (BAT 026), 70 mA nominal current drain, 20 hours per charge approx., recharges in 14–16 hours, uses CHG 3502 or CHG 3512 Charger

Operating Frequencies:

Selectable, 16 channels, 72.1 – 75.9 MHz* (channels 1-8 correspond with R35-8 receiver channels and PPA R1600)


± .005%, frequency synthesized, crystal reference, PLL


Wide-band FM, 75 kHz pk, 75 µS pre-emphasis

RF Output:

80 mV/m at 3 m (max. allowed by FCC rules)

Frequency Response:

200 Hz to 13 kHz, ± 3 dB at 1% max. THD

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:

65 dB (typical) transmitted

Transmit Antenna:

Integral with microphone cord


Electret type, 3.5 mm mono phone plug

External Controls:

Momentary push button: push and hold 3 seconds for power On/Off, push and release for microphone mute On/Off; Rotary sixteen channel switch (with internal channel lock switch)

Mic Input:

3.5 mm mono phone jack with electret mic bias, internal adjustable gain with 25 dB range

Aux Input:

2.5 mm stereo phone jack, internal adjustable gain with 60 dB range

Audio Compression:

1:1 or 2:1 ratio selected with internal slide switch

Compatible Receivers:

PFM R31, PFM R32, PFM R33, PFM R36, PPA R35, PPA R35-8, PPA R1600


FCC, Industry Canada, RoHS, WEEE


Lifetime PLUS Limited Warranty, 90 Days on most accessories.

Accessories for Personal PA® Body-pack Transmitter

BAT 001 AA Alkaline Battery

CHG 3502 Body-pack charger, 2-bay

CHG 3512 Body-pack charger, 12 bay

MIC 020 Lightweight rear wear mic

MIC 027 Handheld unidirectional microphone

MIC 044 Noise-Cancelling Mic

MIC 049 Omnidirectional conference microphone

MIC 054 Directional lapel mic

MIC 090 Mini lapel clip microphone

MIC 100 Unidirectional headband microphone

WCA 087 3.5 mm to 2.5 mm stereo audio cable (3 ft)

Products compatible with Personal PA® Body-pack Transmitter


Download/View Name Type Language
PPA T36 Specifications Specifications English
Client Profile - Palm Beach County Schools Client Profiles English
Client Profile - Grace Church Client Profiles English
PPA T36 Manual Use and Care Manuals English
FM Frequency/Channel Chart Technical Bulletins English


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