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HaLow 900 MHz. Goodbye 900 MHz.

It seems like only a year ago—wait, actually it was two years ago that I wrote an article about the 900 MHz ISM band and its potential for small…


Using Vantage with Shure® Wireless Workbench®

This brief video shows how Vantage, RF Venue’s OS X software for RF Explorer spectrum analyzers, can be used with Shure® Wireless Workbench® in a professional live production scenario…


Is VHF the Answer to the Spectrum Crunch?

Last week Lectrosonics announced the release of the IFB-VHF, a 174-216 MHz tuned version of their popular IFB-UHF system. (Which, by the way, has nothing to do with, and does…


RF Venue Releases VANTAGE: OS X Spectrum Scanning and Monitoring Software for RF Explorer

We usually refrain from talking about our own products on this blog, but occasionally we need to make an exception. Last week, we released a long anticipated native Macintosh OS…


13 Simple Tools Under $100 That Seriously Improve Wireless Audio Performance

Improving your wireless microphone or in-ear monitor system doesn't have to be expensive. There are a lot reasonably priced accessories that might actually be more effective at improving range and…


How Adding an External Antenna Can Actually Make Wireless Problems Worse

External antennas are an incredibly effective tool for solving interference and dropout problems of all kinds. But, it is possible to use an external antenna incorrectly in a way that…


The Tradeoff: Higher Gain Antenna, Narrower Beam-Width

One of the tradeoffs with high gain antennas is that the higher the gain, the narrower the beam of coverage. This is usually a good thing—but not always. For…


4 Proven Strategies for Fighting Video Wall RF Interference

1. Find the Interference. Before you can fight interference, you must find it. Finding a source or spurious radiation is not easy, no less on a stage crammed full of…


Unplugging the Mystery Behind (and Inside) Video Wall RF Interference

RF interference (RFI) from LED, LCD, and other types of display walls used in productions is a big problem for wireless audio. Some say the problem is getting better. Others…


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…