By PSW Staff • August 9, 2016 Teaching wireless/RF best practices in light of ongoing challenges at SynAudCon's "Making Wireless Work." As the available UHF bandwidth for pro audio gets smaller, and with the FCC attempting to auction as much as 126 MHz of additional spectrum, SynAudCon is addressing the situation with the upcoming “Making Wireless Work” in-person seminar that’s coming to Newark, NJ on September 12-13. Headed by an all-star panel of RF experts, the seminar is intended to help wireless users increase the reliability of their existing wireless systems and to integrate the new technologies into existing productions. Panel members include James Stoffo, Karl Winkler, Tim Vear, and Eric Reese. Stoffo works as a frequency coordinator for the Grammy Awards, Olympics, World Cup, Rose Bowl, and many other top events, while Winkler, Vear and Reese represent leading manufacturers of wireless equipment. Collectively they’ve seen and understand the most challenging RF situations facing audio professionals today. “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 technology in alternate radio spectrum. The hardware used to implement this technology will require new and innovative antenna systems and accessories. “This SynAudCon Making Wireless Work discussion will teach the strategies and techniques required to implement and master wireless audio operations well in to the future,” he adds. The following topics will be addressed:—How do I fit more channels into a lot less spectrum?—How do I increase the reliability of my existing wireless mic systems?—How do I 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? Major topics include:—Wireless microphone technologies—Equipment that works in new RF bands—Frequency coordination and band planning—RF fundamentals—FCC and spectrum allocation Issues—Site survey and commissioning procedures The seminar is approved for 16 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Note that the previous two “Making Wireless Work” seminars sold out, and space for the Newark event is limited, so it’s advised to register as soon as possible. The cost to attend the two-day seminar is $750, and note that the purchase price also includes a one-year membership in SynAudCon. To find out more and register, go here. SynAudCon Comments Have something to say about this PSW content? Leave a comment! Cancel reply Scroll past the ”Post Comment” button below to view any existing comments. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Tagged with: Education Engineer James Stoffo Karl Winkler RF Synaudcon Technician Time Training Wireless Systems · 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. Subscribe Today!