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[Discuss] Antenna Signal Issues

In a wifi setup I have, I found it helped greatly to get a flat pannel
antenna.  It is directional, but 180 degrees not a 'beam'.  Still, it
helped boost reception for my situation.  The antenna generates a cardioid
pattern, so most of the 'active area' is out front and little behind.

Basically anywhere mostly in front of the antenna I got better

On Wed, Jun 4, 2014 at 10:37 AM, Bill Horne <bill at> wrote:

> On 6/4/2014 9:25 AM, Matt Shields wrote:
>> This is not computer or linux related but I'm hoping that someone on the
>> list might have some technical experience in radio signals or wireless
>> systems for audio engineering.
> Wouldn't you rather talk about DMARC? ;-)
>  I have the following wireless equipment.  ...
>> So the issue we think we have is range issue.  Can I buy a high gain
>> directional antenna and a splitter and run cables to each of the
>> devices(single antenna array)?  Or do I need to have the mic's and IEM's
>> use 2 separate antenna's since one is send and one is receive?  Or do I
>> need to have every system use a separate antenna?
> Splitters cost power; as much as 1/2 of your power can be lost when using
> them.
> Directional antennas are a double-edged sword: you get /some/added gain in
> /some/ direction, but they are never perfect, and will tend to leave dead
> spots in odd places.
> I suggest you start simply: elevate the transmitters and receivers above
> the floor as much as you can, for example, by placing them on top of
> emergency lights. Try to get wireless mic receivers out in the middle of
> the crowd instead of on the stage: they work better when tied to
> ceiling-mounted video projectors in the middle of the room.
> Let us know how well that works. Simplest is always better.
> Bill
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