Monday, October 12, 2009

AES Antennas

Bunch of antennas at the Shure booth.  L-R Helical circularly polarized, above that some little antenna or something, two shark fins, AKA "paddles" and some wireless mics and gadgets.

Wireless is in a state of flux these days, with TV Band Devices (TVBDs) that are going to occupy the so-called White Spaces, and other band changes from the FCC expected, including a possible future rule or order from FCC for wireless mics to vacate the 700 MHz band, maybe within a couple of years.

The performance wireless space is peopled by a lot of ham radio types, already familiar with the vagaries of coax, RF connectors, antenna patterns and other things not generally well known or appreciated by the audio crowd.

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