Monday, April 27, 2009

Wireless Mic Antennas

Sennheiser's vertically polarized log periodic antenna, AKA "flounder paddle" shown atop a mic stand, with the RG174 cable dangling down.

Antennas of this type have the advantage of very broad bandwidth and low VSWR, but at the expense of gain. You could of course orient the antenna horizontally if you like, which would then match the "flounder" description a little more closely, and it could hold a beer bottle or an ashtray that way, but it might not look as cool.

Expect to see a lot more wireless gear in the future and even into the studio as film and TV broadcast production techniques integrate more wireless and remote devices over time.

1 comment:

Chris Regan said...

The scullers on the charles would love a pair