By PSW Staff • August 9, 2017 SynAudCon is presenting the latest edition of its Making Wireless Work seminar this coming September 26 and 27 in Dallas, featuring presentations by instructors James Stoffo, Karl Winkler, and Tim Vear. For years, the available UHF bandwidth for the professional audio industry extended to 800 MHz. It was decreased to 700 MHz in 2008. The FCC just auctioned another large portion of the spectrum to T-Mobile, forcing the use of wireless mics to below 600 MHz. The pro audio industry must cope with the loss of over 100 MHz of spectrum. Manufacturers have been forced to introduce equipment in new RF bands. These frequencies (wavelengths) respond differently than what users and manufacturers have been dealing with. This seminar will help users increase the reliability of the existing wireless systems and integrate the new technologies into existing productions. Stoffo (Radio Active Designs) works as a frequency coordinator for the Grammy Awards, Olympics, World Cup, Rose Bowl, and many others. Winkler (Lectrosonics) and Vear (Shure) represent the manufacturers who make the hardware and assist their customers, and as a result, understand the most common problems seen in the field. “The next three years will present greater challenges to the wireless microphone and intercom operator than in any three-year period in the history of man-made radio on the planet,” Stoffo states. “Wireless manufacturers are responding by introducing new wireless technologies in alternate radio spectrum. The hardware used to implement this technology will require new and innovative antenna systems and accessories. The SynAudCon Making Wireless Work course will teach the strategies and techniques required to implement and master wireless audio operations well in to the future.” Topics to be addressed include: — How do I fit more channels into a lot less spectrum? — How do I increase the reliability and performance of my existing wireless mic systems? — How to implement new technologies outside of the traditional UHF spectrum into existing systems. — How do I deal with interference from lighting and video walls? — How do I evaluate new wireless mic systems and components? — What are the most effective transmit and receive antennas? The major topics will include: — Wireless microphone technologies — Equipment that works in new RF bands — Frequency coordination and band planning — RF fundamentals — Antenna selection and placement — FCC and spectrum allocation issues — Site survey and commissioning procedures Watch the presentation video for Making Wireless Work here. Dates: September 26-27, 2017 Location: Dallas, TX Register online or call Brenda at 812-923-0174. Approved for 16 Renewal Units. Making Wireless Work Info and Registration SynAudCon Tagged with: IEM Lectrosonics Microphones Radio Active Designs Shure Spectrum Synaudcon Wireless · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound.