DXing Wireless Mics
Posted on March 14, 2011
Last night a mystery sound got noticed, sounding like loud talking just on the other side of a wall or maybe in the basement. I ran through a mental picture of every radio in the house, but I knew they were all tuned to KDX and whatever I was noticing was something else. So I stepped outdoors and realized it was a highly amplified church service one block uphill from here. I started wondering how the congregation was tolerating so many dB and I wasn’t about to go there and subject myself to hazardous hearing, but I wondered what the all-fire sermon was about.
It was likely they were using a wireless mic, and just maybe I’d be able to listen to their frequency if I knew where to look. And I got to wondering, does anyone DX on the wireless mic frequencies? Seems like it could be fun.
If you were at a sporting event which was being broadcast, you could listen to director’s cues to camera operators.
Near a TV studio who knows what could be heard.