Wireless Microphone systems PLEASE HELP!

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Member Since: Oct 29, 2008

I'm in the McQueen marching band in reno nv and i'm a soloist in our show. I'm having trouble with getting a clear connection with my product similar to the Audio-Technica ATW-3131a Lavaliere Wireless System. I'm positioned as far as 20-50 yards from the transmitter and i can't play with out the connection cutting out (especially when other members are in front of me). My radio frequency is set to high and the batteries are changed every show. Also the transmitter is located about 6.5 ft off of the ground on the drum major podium. Is there any way i can boost my range? is there any other products that will have better range? Thank you for your help.

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The Czar of BS
Since: Dec 31, 2007

Oct 29, 2008 02:06 am

The problem is that you are getting steeped on.

Meaning that there is something else in the area that is more powerful, and is the same frequency.

You can thank the FCC for that. All entertainment frequencies have been sold to TV and cell phone companies.

This is a battle that is raging right now in congress. It should be settled in the next few months. So, normally I would recommend finding a new wireless to buy. Something that works in your area. Sadly, all companies that make wireless mic's, have all of their new products on hold. They are waiting to see what will be made available to us.

So, I am afraid that we are going to have to wait until that happens.

Eat Spam before it eats YOU!!!
Since: May 11, 2002

Oct 29, 2008 08:40 am

Whats the actual problem with penetration that you would need a mic in the first place? You're not a clarinet playing a bit flat are you? :)

The Czar of BS
Since: Dec 31, 2007

Oct 29, 2008 12:46 pm

I forgot about this part of the rule that is coming down from the FCC.

What is says. Is that any device working in the 700 mhz range, and the UHF channels 52 - 69 are now illegal.

You must be a licensed TV or Radio operator to use these bands. Meaning that, if you own a wireless mic that operates in that band, and they catch you, you will be fine for using them.

This means that just about all wireless mics that have been sold in the past 20 years. Are now illegal. You are not permitted to use them.

Fun Huh? Google and others are buying all of our wireless bandwidth. Shure is the only company out there fighting for us. But, I believe that they are losing. Soon, we may loss all wireless mics all together.

Lets hope not!




Since: Nov 27, 2007

Nov 02, 2008 02:06 am

you know what they can do with their illegal mics? they can shove em where the sun dont shine.
and sideways at that.

someone owes someone here, but you'll never be compensated for anything.

i cant believe they can do that.
Is this an issue in Australia too? or just in the US?

how do they figure they own any frequency in the first place?

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