Kevin Sanford is owner and founder of wireless equipment rental company Wireless First. Sanford and his team have successfully executed major live events such as the NFL Kick-Off in Times Square, NBA All-Star Game in Atlanta, Divas Live at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and NBC's Tree Lighting in Rockefeller Center.
Having trouble getting range out of your wireless mics or in-ear monitors on the road? Remember, height is your friend. Unless you are 20 feet away from the source, a mic stand will not get the antennas high enough for proper transmission/reception to the receiver. Use lighting stands to get antennas up at least 10 to 12 feet. This ensures a line of sight between our antennas and transmitters. With the current DTV environment, it is crucial to coordinate your frequencies. Almost all wireless manufacturers have updated DTV charts on their Websites or check out the FCC's site. Getting a jump on the competition ahead of time may save you from a very long day on the road or in the studio!