Maximizing Wireless Range Indoors and Outdoors


When on stage or in the studio, transmitters are often in close proximity to receivers. In these situations, it is good practice to reduce the transmitter output power and to use omnidirectional ¼ wave whip or ½ wave dipole antennas. These can be mounted directly to the receiver, or to a slot receiver chassis like an A10-RACK that provides good coverage. The advanced digital diversity technology in the A10-RX receivers take advantage of multipath, or reflected RF signals. 

A10-RACK with A10-RX mounted


When using wireless systems outdoors, multi-element Yagi or a LPDA receive antennas increase range. With active, wideband LPDA-type antennas, it is paramount that the gain on the amplifier is applied only to overcome the loss due to the cable run from the antennas to the system. The cable length on each side of a diversity receiver should be equal. Unequal lengths could favor one side of a diversity, making the system perform like a non-diversity system with more frequent dropouts.

To learn more about how to get the best from digital wireless, visit

Part 1: Why Digital Wireless?

Part 2: Picking the Right Antenna for Digital Wireless Audio

Part 3: Minimizing RF Problems When Using Digital Wireless Audio

Part 4: Maximizing Wireless Range When Using a Production Bag 

Part 5: Maximizing Wireless Range Indoors and Outdoors

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