Blue tooth mixer and high school games

FM does it with frequency!
User avatar
kkiddkkidd
Posts: 700
Joined: Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:13 am
Location: Lawrenceburg, TN

Re: Blue tooth mixer and high school games

Post by kkiddkkidd » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:51 pm

W2XJ wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:02 am
For what its worth, keep an eye on Tmobile. They are agressively rolling out their newly acquired 600 MHz spectrum. While this doesn’t solve the current problems, they are focusing on more rural areas since the repack hasn’t happened. Once they light up service, a new phone will be required since none of the current devices cover 600 MHz.
I sure hope that TMobile comes to the hills of TN... Verizon turned up 4g here about 2 years ago and it is horrible. We went from very decent 3g service to unusable 4g. For years, VZW had magnitudes better service than ATT and now has backed up to them. Now we have vast miles of 4 lane roads that good 3g service with NO service . It looks like we are back to 1990's with cars stopping on hilltops just hoping for a little signal. One smart ass VZW rep told me in no uncertain terms that 4g was never meant to provide voice service comparable to 3g and that we are now in an area of "signal opportunity".
--
Kevin C. Kidd CSRE/AMD
WD4RAT
AM Ground Systems Company
http://www.amgroundsystems.com
KK Broadcast Engineering
http://www.kkbc.com

W2XJ
Posts: 109
Joined: Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:15 pm

Re: Blue tooth mixer and high school games

Post by W2XJ » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:46 pm

Well Verizon is headed in a different direction. They did not bid on any 600 MHz spectrum. They are focusing on smaller and smaller cells to offer more speed. Problem there is no ROI on these cells out in the country. Supposedly TMobile is doing the opposite and are taking advantage of 600 MHz range and penetration.

User avatar
kkiddkkidd
Posts: 700
Joined: Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:13 am
Location: Lawrenceburg, TN

Re: Blue tooth mixer and high school games

Post by kkiddkkidd » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:18 pm

W2XJ wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:46 pm
Well Verizon is headed in a different direction. They did not bid on any 600 MHz spectrum. They are focusing on smaller and smaller cells to offer more speed. Problem there is no ROI on these cells out in the country. Supposedly TMobile is doing the opposite and are taking advantage of 600 MHz range and penetration.
They didn't come right out and say it but it was made very clear that rural coverage was no longer a priority. 60% of the coverage with all of the price... AND the speed is no better than 3g either.

It looks like TMobile has notified a Channel 39 LPTV (actually owned by one of my radio customers) that they were turning up and testing their system in the north AL/MS area with a target to go live in February.
--
Kevin C. Kidd CSRE/AMD
WD4RAT
AM Ground Systems Company
http://www.amgroundsystems.com
KK Broadcast Engineering
http://www.kkbc.com

TPT
Posts: 796
Joined: Mon Dec 03, 2007 3:18 pm
Location: St. Marys, WV

Re: Blue tooth mixer and high school games

Post by TPT » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:03 pm

Off-topic, but look for a lot of wireless mike systems to suddenly "die."

User avatar
kkiddkkidd
Posts: 700
Joined: Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:13 am
Location: Lawrenceburg, TN

Re: Blue tooth mixer and high school games

Post by kkiddkkidd » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:37 pm

TPT wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:03 pm
Off-topic, but look for a lot of wireless mike systems to suddenly "die."
But live forever on Ebay...
--
Kevin C. Kidd CSRE/AMD
WD4RAT
AM Ground Systems Company
http://www.amgroundsystems.com
KK Broadcast Engineering
http://www.kkbc.com

User avatar
kkiddkkidd
Posts: 700
Joined: Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:13 am
Location: Lawrenceburg, TN

Re: Blue tooth mixer and high school games

Post by kkiddkkidd » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:48 pm

I just talked to my radio client with an associated Ch39 LPTV. He advised that they had in fact been notified to vacate 39 and a couple of weeks ago had moved to Ch34 on an STA. They are contemplating whether it was worthwhile to spend several thousand dollars to replace their narrow band antenna and modify the existing TX for higher output allowed on the new channel. He was under the impression that the north Alabama area was already installed and was being tested this month and would be turned up on 600mhz in early February.
--
Kevin C. Kidd CSRE/AMD
WD4RAT
AM Ground Systems Company
http://www.amgroundsystems.com
KK Broadcast Engineering
http://www.kkbc.com

TvRadioGuy
Posts: 26
Joined: Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:40 am

Re: Blue tooth mixer and high school games

Post by TvRadioGuy » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:52 am

I hope this can help you getting some Better coverage of your games
Below you will see 3 solutions for a Dial up line Out in the field. I am Very Familiar with #1& 2

1 TELULAR SX5 FXD CELL TERM /GSM DUAL BND 850/1900 - USED With TV NEws Netorks for Calling crews and IFB Talk back **Pricey**
2 Cradlepoint COR-IBR650B-LP4-NA 4G LTE w/ 3G Fallback Router: Indoor Enterprise AT&T, Verizon
3 Voice CTI GSM Phone to Landline adapter - Found this looks Interesting at Current Price

User avatar
Slab Bulkhead
Posts: 119
Joined: Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:34 pm

Re: Blue tooth mixer and high school games

Post by Slab Bulkhead » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:33 am

We try to avoid cell calls for ball game feeds as much as possible. Typically we use 4G IP with a smartphone tethered to an old router that I flashed with openWRT, and then connect a Tieline Commander to the router via the Ethernet port. Since we are in a fairly good area for cell coverage, we usually don't run into issues with the IP.

The last time we had to do a dial in call, it was because the tethering function on the phone got broken somehow by an Android system update. My backup plan using the school WiFi failed, apparently they upgraded their firewall and my VPN connection no longer worked.

Post Reply