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Title: Learning resources
Post by: alex.cerutti on March 08, 2017, 02:52:39 pm
Hi All, can anyone please point me in the direction of some good books, videos, or web site to improve my understanding wireless audio please, im talking about everything from the electronics and how it works to RF gain structure and antenna design and use, and everything in between.

Cheers
Title: Re: Learning resources
Post by: Diogo Nunes Pereira on March 08, 2017, 07:37:00 pm
Hi All, can anyone please point me in the direction of some good books, videos, or web site to improve my understanding wireless audio please, im talking about everything from the electronics and how it works to RF gain structure and antenna design and use, and everything in between.

Cheers

Hi Alex, my two cents:

I can't not put this one first: Best Audio (http://www.bestaudio.com/rf-coordination/) - on the topic of RF Coordination, and then more. This is Pete Erskine (moderator on this forum) site; terrific source of knowledge, links and RF scans repository. RF Coordination for Roadies (http://www.bestaudio.com/s/rf_coordination_process_Pete_Erskinedoc-e8mx.pdf) is a must read.

Tait Radio Academy (http://www.taitradioacademy.com/courses/) - about 2-way (LMR) radio communications.

Lectrosonics FAQs (http://www.lectrosonics.com/Support/component/com_fsf/Itemid,714/view,faq/) page, White Paper (http://www.lectrosonics.com/Support/Table/White-Papers/Wireless/) section and Wireless Microphone Systems (http://www.lectrosonics.com/US/images/PDFs/wg2000.pdf) book will give you plenty to go about. I wish Lectrosonics would revise this document, but still, it's an oldie, but a goodie!!

Shure webinars (http://blog.shure.com/topics/education/wireless-systems-education/) and publications: Selection and Operation of Wireless Microphone (http://cdn.shure.com/publication/upload/827/selection_and_operation_of_wireless_microphone_systems_english.pdf) by Tim Vear and also this one about Antenna Setup (http://cdn.shure.com/publication/upload/396/wireless-systems-guide-for-antenna-setup-english.pdf).

Anritsu RF Fundaments (https://www.anritsu.com/en-US/test-measurement/support/training-and-education/elearning/rf-fundamentals) webinars were quite important for my understanding of deep RF (and physics) concepts.

Radio Electronics (http://www.radio-electronics.com/) - Resources and analysis for electronics engineers.

Maxim Integrated (https://www.maximintegrated.com/en/app-notes/index.mvp/id/1890#) paper on spread spectrum communications.

RF Venue (http://blog.rfvenue.com/) blog on RF issues actualité.

Eager to see this forum follow-up on this topic. Salut,

Diogo


Added by Henry, March 8:

ARRL Handbook (http://www.arrl.org/shop/ARRL-Handbook-2017-Hardcover-Edition/). On every RF engineer's first bookshelf.

ARRL Antenna Handbook (http://www.arrl.org/shop/ARRL-Antenna-Book-23rd-Softcover-Edition/). On every antenna engineer's bookshelf and my personal favorite.

Astron Wireless Technical Library (http://www.astronwireless.com/topic-archives.asp). Lot's of great information on antennas, coax and connectors.
Title: Re: Learning resources - Thanks
Post by: Mac Kerr on March 08, 2017, 08:08:35 pm
Hi Alex, my two cents:

Thanks Diogo!

Mac
Title: Re: Learning resources
Post by: alex.cerutti on March 09, 2017, 11:53:21 am
Thanks folks
Title: Re: Learning resources
Post by: Patrick Riley on May 14, 2017, 09:52:12 pm
Hi All, can anyone please point me in the direction of some good books, videos, or web site to improve my understanding wireless audio please, im talking about everything from the electronics and how it works to RF gain structure and antenna design and use, and everything in between.

Cheers

I took a live 2 day seminar offered by SynAudCon http://www.prosoundtraining.com (http://www.prosoundtraining.com)here in Vegas a couple of years ago. It featured James Stoffo, Karl Winkler, Tim Vear, & Eric Reese. It was nothing short of AMAZING! Not sure when or where the next one will be, but hgave a look at their website for more info.
Title: Re: Learning resources
Post by: Ike Zimbel on July 13, 2017, 04:35:40 pm
Hi All, can anyone please point me in the direction of some good books, videos, or web site to improve my understanding wireless audio please, im talking about everything from the electronics and how it works to RF gain structure and antenna design and use, and everything in between.

Cheers
I have a number of articles on RF on my website http://zimbelaudio.com/wireless-frequency-coordination-articles/#tech
Some of these articles are also on Pete's site, and all of them originally appeared right here on PSW http://www.prosoundweb.com/.
Title: Re: Learning resources
Post by: Karl Winkler on August 30, 2017, 11:41:02 am
I took a live 2 day seminar offered by SynAudCon http://www.prosoundtraining.com (http://www.prosoundtraining.com)here in Vegas a couple of years ago. It featured James Stoffo, Karl Winkler, Tim Vear, & Eric Reese. It was nothing short of AMAZING! Not sure when or where the next one will be, but hgave a look at their website for more info.

There is another class coming up in Dallas in the 3rd week of September. I think the class is nearly full but can take a few more people.

Here's another resource: our Wireless Guide: this covers the basics and, although a bit out of date, the principals still apply.

http://www.lectrosonics.com/US/wireless-guide.html
Title: Re: Learning resources
Post by: Sam Drazin on January 14, 2018, 06:37:40 pm
Hi All, can anyone please point me in the direction of some good books, videos, or web site to improve my understanding wireless audio please, im talking about everything from the electronics and how it works to RF gain structure and antenna design and use, and everything in between.

Hey Alex - When it comes to RF Coordination, there are some helpful (though somewhat product-focused) resources on Shure's YouTube channel that may be of value.  Specifically, I'd recommend the following:


Title: Re: Learning resources
Post by: Lisa Woodward on February 28, 2018, 04:51:56 pm
... and everything in between.

In reference to the "wire" in wireless, I recommend Steve Lampkin's Audio/Video Cable Installers Pocket Guide.

https://www.amazon.com/Audio-Installers-Pocket-McGraw-Hill-Reference/dp/0071386211/
Title: Re: Learning resources
Post by: Karl Winkler on September 07, 2018, 01:31:32 pm
Hi All, can anyone please point me in the direction of some good books, videos, or web site to improve my understanding wireless audio please, im talking about everything from the electronics and how it works to RF gain structure and antenna design and use, and everything in between.

Cheers

The annual "Making Wireless Work" class hosted by Synergetic Audio Concepts is coming up again on Oct. 1 & 2 in Anaheim, CA this time.

https://www.prosoundtraining.com/making-wireless-work/

-Karl
Title: Re: Learning resources
Post by: Karl Winkler on October 23, 2018, 10:16:28 am
Another learning opportunity is coming up this weekend in the form of an online series of classes (live) with the option to also get the recordings and class materials.

Nathan Lively of Sound Design Live is putting this together, and I'm one of several instructors on the roster:

https://www.sounddesignlive.com/why-is-wireless-so-hard/

-Karl
Title: Re: Learning resources
Post by: Blake Cerenzia on January 06, 2019, 09:26:25 pm
Hi All, can anyone please point me in the direction of some good books, videos, or web site to improve my understanding wireless audio please, im talking about everything from the electronics and how it works to RF gain structure and antenna design and use, and everything in between.

Cheers

Hey Alex,

'Audiosystemsgroup.com" has some fantastic publications on wireless to get you started. These guys used to have a pretty neat consulting A/V firm and their owner Jim Brown wrote some great stuff!

They go into quite a lot of depth (which it sounds like you want) and can be very informative:

Wireless Mics and the Audio Professional:
http://audiosystemsgroup.com/wireless.pdf (http://audiosystemsgroup.com/wireless.pdf)

Wireless Mics and Digital Television:
http://audiosystemsgroup.com/wirelessDTV.pdf (http://audiosystemsgroup.com/wirelessDTV.pdf)