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Jamin Lynch

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New Antenna Question
« on: May 05, 2022, 02:37:01 PM »

I've been using the Sennheiser A2003-UHF paddle antenna for wireless in ears as well as wireless mics a while. I noticed it has been discontinued and replaced with the ADP UHF paddle like the one shown in the picture.

Often times a new model will mean better. (not always of course)

Anybody know if the new model is in fact better? If so, in what way?

Thanks

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Re: New Antenna Question
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2022, 08:14:46 AM »

Set up outside it may no blow over as easy!

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Re: New Antenna Question
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2022, 10:12:24 AM »

Looks like the same design simply with cutouts.

Less wind load, but potentially more fragile.
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Re: New Antenna Question
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2022, 12:53:12 PM »

Looks like the same design simply with cutouts.

Less wind load, but potentially more fragile.

I've always found that the bnc/N connector solder pads are the point of failure on any of the paddle style antenna.
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Re: New Antenna Question
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2022, 07:21:19 PM »

I've always found that the bnc/N connector solder pads are the point of failure on any of the paddle style antenna.

Yes, I'd agree.  The regular circuit board construction of normal paddles is extremely and surprisingly robust. But with this cut out design, you've now weakened that board tremendously. Under normal conditions it shouldn't matter at all, but in the event of getting hit with stuff, or getting things piled on it, I'm guessing it won't take as much abuse.  Additionally, with the holes there's better chance of it getting hooked on stuff unexpectedly.
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Re: New Antenna Question
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2022, 09:54:24 AM »

The connector pointing down is a nice update.
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Re: New Antenna Question
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2022, 06:04:03 PM »

Yes, I'd agree.  The regular circuit board construction of normal paddles is extremely and surprisingly robust. But with this cut out design, you've now weakened that board tremendously. Under normal conditions it shouldn't matter at all, but in the event of getting hit with stuff, or getting things piled on it, I'm guessing it won't take as much abuse.  Additionally, with the holes there's better chance of it getting hooked on stuff unexpectedly.

I don't know about the Sennheiser version, but most of these are made from fiberglass circuit board material. Ours (Lectrosonics) are quite thick - 1/8" - and are extremely rugged. The BNC connector is not only soldered, but mounted with screws. We have sold many hundreds of these over the years and I've never seen one broken, nor heard of one snagging or catching on anything. The reduced wind drag, however, makes them much more friendly to use outside.
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