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The Ultimate Guide to In-Ear Monitors, Straight from the World’s Best Monitor Engineers

[Editor's Note: These interviews were first published in August of 2014. We've revived this post because of a sharp uptick in sales of in-ear monitoring systems (IEM) into both integrated…


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A New FCC Rises

Flash Summary Trump appoints Republican Ajit Pai to FCC Chairman. Thus heralds the dawn of a new FCC with a new agenda—though unlike other winners of the Trump appointment…


A Chairman's Farewell

Below, is the transcript of the final public address of former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler. It was delivered Friday, January 13th, at the Aspen Institute, a bi-partisan think tank where…


Incentive Auctions Will Complete at 470-608 MHz

It has been almost eight months since the U.S. Incentive Auctions began. The bidding continues; it has not closed, yet. But we know with complete certainty this bumpy ride…


Bernie Beaudry: “The Definition of Tough”

Almost exactly two months ago, a 328 lb defensive lineman ran out of a paper mâche tube filled with purple smoke, and knocked Bernard Beaudry off his feet and onto…


40,148 Fans, 15º F, and 2 RF Coordinators for '17 NHL Centennial Classic

Confused, I asked Ike Zimbel, seasoned RF Coordinator and owner of Zimbel Audio Productions, how he and only one A2, Tony Crea, successfully assayed, databased, calculated, and enforced 302 transmitters…


The Ultimate Guide to In-Ear Monitors, Straight from the World’s Best Monitor Engineers

[Editor's Note: These interviews were first published in August of 2014. We've revived this post because of a sharp uptick in sales of in-ear monitoring systems (IEM) into both integrated…


New Information Suggests Repacked UHF Band to Span 470-619 MHz, or Wider

On Wednesday last week Robert Weller, former Chief of Technical Analysis at the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology, former Vice President of Spectrum Policy at NAB, and current…


Correct Antenna Distribution in Three Simple Diagrams

Never heard of antenna distribution for wireless audio? Or heard about it, but don't really know what it is? It's one of those things where, yeah, OK, you can get…


Incentive Auctions Conclude First Phase, Stage Two, with $54.6 Billion Ask

Through now familiar smoke and mirrors, analysts, economists, and various industries scramble for scraps of information tossed to them by the FCC and private sector participants about the progress and…


Incentive Auctions Fail to Meet Final Stage Rule, Reset to be Scheduled at Lower 114 MHz Target

This morning the spectrum policy, broadcast, and telecom worlds awoke to a flurry of headlines, all urgent, but diverse in tone. The first pass through the Incentive Auctions has come…