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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…


What’s Up With the Tin Bins?

Go backstage on any major show or event, and you’re bound to see something strange: row upon row of baking pans, each filled with one or more wireless audio…


Protect Antennas and Wireless Gear from Rain, Basketballs, and Other Hazards with Transparent Domes

We often receive calls from installed A/V professionals looking for a way to mount one of our external antennas safely in a school gymnasium, or outdoors somewhere in an…


Polarization, Polarity, and Polar Pattern: What’s the Difference?

We often hear these three terms confused or used interchangeably. Although they all begin with the letters POLAR, they are distinct concepts, and confusing one over the other could lead…


Three Passive Splitter Hacks for Antenna Distribution

Here are three simple and low-cost wireless audio antenna distribution configurations using the RF Venue 2x1SPLIT passive splitter/combiner—a versatile accessory we’ve used for years to build affordable…


Common Sources of Interference in Small Venues

Small venues offer an abundance of errant charms. Funky seating, graffitied bathrooms, folk art: they are the authentic backdrops to stages where real music is played. Unfortunately, they also may…


How to Stop Cell Phones From Interfering With Audio Equipment

Yesterday I stated that blackberry buzz, or GSM buzz, doesn’t happen much anymore. Apparently, it does. Thanks to those who emailed. GSM buzz is an audible interaction between some…


Do Cellphones and WiFi Interfere With Wireless Audio Equipment?

Yes and no—but mostly no. Cellphones using spectrum owned by wireless carriers for voice or data never intentionally interfere with wireless audio, but can unintentionally interfere through the dreaded…


Don't Let Rehearsals Fool Your Wireless Microphone

Too often, we receive worried calls from techs or FOH engineers that go a little something like this: “We set up and coordinated our wireless during rehearsals on Tuesday, but…


The Time to Get Licensed Is Now

With the 600 MHz auction knocking, it has never been more important for large-scale users of wireless audio devices to get a Part 74 license. Thanks to regulatory changes, publicly…