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Two Common Causes of RF Interference

Marc Henshall, Senior Marketing Specialist, Pro Audio at Shure UK explains the two most common causes of RF interference.

When it comes to RF interference, there are two elements (or items if you like) that come up frequently as common culprits - metal and salt water. We've written plenty of detail about these major RF enemies before, and the following video should help to add context.

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In essence, large metal structures (fences, stage rigs, etc) and salt water (predominately in people) attenuate RF signals significantly. There ability to disrupt an otherwise healthy signal is often overlooked as we're used to RF travelling through other large structures and walls with relative ease. Fortunately, with a little diligence and common best practice, interference from both of these impervious sources can be easily avoided.

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Two Common Causes of RF Interference

Large metal structures (fences, stage rigs, etc) and salt water (predominately in people) attenuate RF signals significantly. In this session, we exp…

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About the Author

Marc Henshall

Marc forms part of our Pro Audio team at Shure UK and specialises in Digital Marketing. He also holds a BSc First Class Hons Degree in Music Technology. When not at work he enjoys playing the guitar, producing music, and dabbling in DIY (preferably with a good craft beer or two).

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