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The Godfather of WiFi Wants Wireless Microphone Users to Pay for Spectrum

  Michael Marcus knows a thing or two about wireless. His contributions to regulations and technologies in the 80s (that went on to become millimeter waves, Wifi, and other technologies)…


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Why Live Events Matter

The spectrum we use—the UHF broadcast band—is going away, and the devices we operate—analog FM radios—are ill-equipped for the digital and database controlled ecosystems they are…


RF Venue Co-Founder Robert Crowley Talks Product Design

Meet Bob Crowley, RF Venue co-founder, and a man of varied scientific and entrepreneurial laurels. Some of you may remember Bob from the days of Crowley & Tripp microphones. Besides…


Journey to the Center Conductor

A few days back we got an email from an engineer in Spain about whether our RF Optix fiber optic remote antenna system is compatible with a so-called “leaky coax”…


The Trouble with Analog FM

Most wireless microphones use analog wideband FM modulation to transmit audio in wireless form. “FM” stands for “frequency modulation.” In an analog FM system, an RF carrier wave varies its…


Paddle Antennas are 50 Years Old; It’s Time for Something Better.

Years ago, while RF Venue was in early stages of R&D, we spent a lot of time in the field observing wireless mic systems and how they and…


How Dynamic Microphones Create Audio Signal

On cue from Jacob O’Neal’s excellent animation of loudspeaker operation, we set out to illustrate and animate the principles of another type of acoustic transducer: the dynamic microphone.…


The Godfather of WiFi Wants Wireless Microphone Users to Pay for Spectrum

  Michael Marcus knows a thing or two about wireless. His contributions to regulations and technologies in the 80s (that went on to become millimeter waves, Wifi, and other technologies)…


RF Venue Antennas Support Times Square Musical Festival

  In this video, we see how our antennas formed the backbone for a dozen delay towers at the CBGB music festival. The towers were wirelessly networked by…


Reduce, Reuse, Rejoice: The Magic of Frequency Reuse

Take a good look at this photograph. What do you see? Besides the telecom employee flashing sign of the horns for some reason from hundreds of feet in the air,…


What Is a Broadcaster?

A few weeks ago, while I was having lunch, I realized how confused I am by the concept of broadcasting. I was discussing the TV industry with our CEO, Chris…