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Old June 14th, 2009, 05:48 PM   #1
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Can wind affect transmission over a wireless?

Can wind affect transmission over a wireless other than the sound picked up by the mic?
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Old June 14th, 2009, 06:19 PM   #2
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The short answer is no. RF frequencies are not subject to being blown away.

Now if the antenna was moving on either a transmitter or receiver in the wind, THAT could affect transmission and receiving ability. But wind alone? no.
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Old June 14th, 2009, 07:03 PM   #3
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Now if the antenna was moving on either a transmitter or receiver in the wind, THAT could affect transmission and receiving ability. But wind alone? no.
The antenna on the receiver was subject to the wind. The reason I asked is the interference I hear on the transmission is not like any interference I've heard in the past.

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Old June 14th, 2009, 08:40 PM   #4
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Are you 100% sure that you are not hearing wind hitting the mic? In my experience most lav mics are very sensitive to wind, even with the proper protection. And sometimes that can sound like you are getting static through your wireless...
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It's not wind noise on the lavalier. I would describe it as a 'strike' on the transmission.
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Old June 15th, 2009, 04:00 PM   #6
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Umm, anybody with a Blackberry near your wireless? Sounds like a problem we have encountered with cellphones, particularly Blackberries, doing ...well, some arcane cellphone thing that periodically induces some kind of interferance......??? / Battle Vaughan/miamiherald.com video team
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I HATE Blackberrys.They are the worst for causing hits. Cell phones and Blackberrys make a hideous noise and nasty interference when they hunt for the network which they do on a very irregular basis and ALWAYS at the worst time.
People think that if they put them on "silent" there's no problem, ARRGGG! Turn them off, you can live without the damn thing for an hour when at a wedding ceremony.
At a seminar I don't care, I'm usually not running audio ;-) but at a wedding, come on people, whats more important? Talking to your riend or being at your friends wedding?
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Old June 16th, 2009, 12:22 PM   #8
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The antenna on the receiver was subject to the wind. The reason I asked is the interference I hear on the transmission is not like any interference I've heard in the past.

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Rarely, but YES. Also depending on what wireless system do you have.
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