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Title: Wireless Mic Making Noise
Post by: Isaac South on May 24, 2016, 08:50:24 am
We have a wireless mic that makes noise when the preacher stands in one certain spot.  Obviously, it's difficult to explain this noise on here, but it's kind of like a radio when you are trying to dial it in to the correct station.  Kind of fuzzy and a few popping noises (nothing loud), but you can still clearly hear the preacher.

Does anyone know what I can do to help this?

Thank you.
Title: Re: Wireless Mic Making Noise
Post by: Courtney Williams on May 24, 2016, 09:21:09 am
We have a wireless mic that makes noise when the preacher stands in one certain spot.  Obviously, it's difficult to explain this noise on here, but it's kind of like a radio when you are trying to dial it in to the correct station.  Kind of fuzzy and a few popping noises (nothing loud), but you can still clearly hear the preacher.

Does anyone know what I can do to help this?

Thank you.
I had that same problem at church last Sunday, i let the more experienced members deal with this, have a nice day
Title: Re: Wireless Mic Making Noise
Post by: Pete Erskine on May 24, 2016, 10:47:17 am
We have a wireless mic that makes noise when the preacher stands in one certain spot.  Obviously, it's difficult to explain this noise on here, but it's kind of like a radio when you are trying to dial it in to the correct station.  Kind of fuzzy and a few popping noises (nothing loud), but you can still clearly hear the preacher.

Does anyone know what I can do to help this?

Thank you.

Sounds like a poor freq in a bad receive area.  Try another freq and move 1 of the antennas a few feet.
Title: Re: Wireless Mic Making Noise
Post by: Isaac South on May 24, 2016, 11:31:14 am
Sounds like a poor freq in a bad receive area.  Try another freq and move 1 of the antennas a few feet.

Awesome.  Thank you.  I will try that.
Title: Re: Wireless Mic Making Noise
Post by: g'bye, Dick Rees on May 24, 2016, 11:41:47 am
Awesome.  Thank you.  I will try that.

Isaac...

For future reference, answers to such questions are almost always found in the user manual.  A description of the problem, probable cause and likely solutions should all be there.  I believe this is true for the major brands.

If you do not have a hard copy of the manual a simple search should direct you to a PDF.  And wireless being wireless you can likely use the manual for ANY decent wireless rig for such general problems.

Good luck.
Title: Re: Wireless Mic Making Noise
Post by: Isaac South on May 24, 2016, 01:34:56 pm
Isaac...

For future reference, answers to such questions are almost always found in the user manual.  A description of the problem, probable cause and likely solutions should all be there.  I believe this is true for the major brands.

If you do not have a hard copy of the manual a simple search should direct you to a PDF.  And wireless being wireless you can likely use the manual for ANY decent wireless rig for such general problems.

Good luck.

Thank you for that tip, Dick.  I will keep that in mind.
Title: Re: Wireless Mic Making Noise
Post by: Lee Buckalew on May 24, 2016, 10:22:10 pm
Awesome.  Thank you.  I will try that.

Do you have more than 2 wireless?
If so, don't just randomly change 1 frequency as you may create additional problems.
You need to coordinate all 3 (or more) if they are close together in frequency range.

What is the wireless mic, make and model?

Lee
Title: Re: Wireless Mic Making Noise
Post by: Isaac South on May 25, 2016, 09:24:47 am
We have two wireless mics.  To my knowledge they are both are SM58's.  But I'll have to check that to be 100% sure.
Title: Re: Wireless Mic Making Noise
Post by: Jordan Wolf on May 25, 2016, 11:05:47 am
We have two wireless mics.  To my knowledge they are both are SM58's.  But I'll have to check that to be 100% sure.
Isaac,

We're going to need specific manufacturer, model, and frequency band names/numbers.

The handheld transmitter might indeed have an SM58 capsule, but that has nothing to do with the RF side of things.


- Jordan Wolf