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.

    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.

    Kill Bill, May 21, 2008
  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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