New Wireless mics are 2.4 Ghz

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New Wireless mics are 2.4 Ghz

Postby kreeve » Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:35 am

The new wireless mics the FM ground dropped off are 2.4GHz. Not sure how the wireless internet and mics will get along, and who will interfere with who.

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Re: New Wireless mics are 2.4 Ghz

Postby craiggsmith » Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:06 pm

Haven't gotten ours yet but am worried about that too. Might be a good reason to upgrade our access points to the 5 GHz Meraki units.
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Re: New Wireless mics are 2.4 Ghz

Postby Biggles » Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:18 pm

Assuming you are referring to the Meraki MR33’s, they are dual band 2.4 and 5Ghz. Therefore you will still have a 2.4Ghz source of possible interference?

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Re: New Wireless mics are 2.4 Ghz

Postby russellhltn » Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:55 pm

Hopefully the mics can be set to a channel different than the APs. However, since the APs select their own channel, it should be checked before each use.
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Re: New Wireless mics are 2.4 Ghz

Postby danpass » Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:17 pm

craiggsmith wrote:Haven't gotten ours yet...


Is everyone getting wireless mics?

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Re: New Wireless mics are 2.4 Ghz

Postby russellhltn » Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:59 pm

danpass wrote:Is everyone getting wireless mics?

I can't imagine this being church-wide. Perhaps within a FM group at best.

But if you ask for one....
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Re: New Wireless mics are 2.4 Ghz

Postby kreeve » Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:42 pm

Our FM group received notice that the FCC had auctioned off the spectrum our current Audio-Technica mics are using. These are the same standard Audio-Technica mics the LDS church supplies to Stakes.

So I was totally surprised to see that the replacements they are buying are 2.4 GHz ones. Because we are a large double chapel YSA building, we have 8 Access points (CISCO) and around noon time 400 - 600 in the building at one time. That is a lot of RF flying around from smartphones on both 2.4 and 5 GHz.

Stake Conference the week after General Conference with a visiting authority who has requested wireless mics. (They all do now.) 600+ in our adult session, probably 3 - 4 wireless mics. It will be an interesting test.

I would say the wireless mics are in use 2 times a month on Sundays. They are especially popular with 5th Sunday lessons and ward conferences.

Hopefully Church HQ/AV/IT has thought this through?

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Re: New Wireless mics are 2.4 Ghz

Postby WA6IJD » Tue May 15, 2018 6:49 am

Are the new mics WFM or Spread Spectrum?


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