web sites with spectrum analyzer scans?

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by peter, May 20, 2008.

  1. peter

    peter Guest

    For wireless mic users who don't have a spectrum analyzer, are there web
    sites that post scans by cities and are updated once in a while?
    This would not show location specific "stations" like other wireless mics,
    but would hopefully show the large and fixed stations. I know there are
    published lists of TV stations by FCC and wireless mic makers. However, a
    scan seems more direct and probably more update.
     
    peter, May 20, 2008
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    jakdedert Guest

    I would think it of only limited usefulness, given the low-power nature
    of devices (besides TV stations) in the RF mic bands.

    However, many venues stick to a set of frequencies which they will
    supply to visiting production. I know that the many hotels which are
    staffed by PSAV publish such a sheet. If you are shooting in or near
    one of those, it might be useful to give them a call.

    jak
     
    jakdedert, May 20, 2008
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    Kill Bill Guest

    Yeah.. pretty useless because these frequencies change every day. BTW,
    the lectros have a feq scan, in which I set all my wireless every day of
    use to different freqs depending on what I find at the location.

    -bill
     
    Kill Bill, May 21, 2008
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  4. Unlikely of any practical use unless they were updated every 20
    minutes, at least in larger cities. And then assuming you had web
    access on location (via wireless internet, perhaps? :)

    Furthermore, it makes a difference exactly WHERE you are since
    many kinds of interference are very localized.
     
    Richard Crowley, May 21, 2008
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