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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Harris View Post
    Now how do i use all this stuff!
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    Quote Originally Posted by C2V View Post
    the G3 systems added diversity (a second antenna, reducing the likelihood for signal dropouts)

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    Often, the uber-cheap systems run on VHF frequencies and are non-diversity, which means terrible reception and more vulnerability to interference.
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    two points I'd like to add:

    1 There is no second antenna on the G3s, instead the cable serves as second antenna. They look the same as the G2 units, just one visible antenna.

    2 Funnily, I have had the best reach/reception with non-diversity VHF units (Lectrosonics) compared to diversity UHF units (Audio Limited).


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    Quote Originally Posted by sonidista View Post
    1 There is no second antenna on the G3s, instead the cable serves as second antenna. They look the same as the G2 units, just one visible antenna.
    And if you'd quoted the entire statement:

    Quote Originally Posted by C2V View Post
    the G3 systems added diversity (a second antenna, reducing the likelihood for signal dropouts) by utilizing the audio output cable from the receiver as the second antenna.
    As for VHF, it is a lower band, and as such can bend a little bit better. UHF must be more line-of-sight than VHF (though neither can perform miracles around harsh geography or complex structures).

    There are some pro-level VHF units (such as from Lectro) that used to be the standard before the UHF units were introduced. However, in the cheap-o wireless world VHF units are absolute garbage, and that is the context that relates to the original post. If one is convinced that it's fine to go with a $100 VHF system, he or she might as well go buy a nursery monitor and use that.

    The UHF Lectro systems also sound, in terms of audio frequency response, much better than the old VHF units.
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    PM'ed 2 mods, no response. Anyone else care to try?


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    Thanks C2V, I have that book and love it!

    I was just joking, I just need to figure out all this new gear and do all sorts of tests and whatnot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C2V View Post
    And if you'd quoted the entire statement:
    sorry about that, C2V, my ole eyes and my lil' netbook display are giving me a hard time...


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    Thanks very handy. Over in the UK you can also get some good prices on quality old vhf units from audio ltd and micron, but you need to make sure they are still legal!
    G3 is where I find myself heading, they are also more precise in the bandwidth so apparently you can find your slot more easily if in an RF hostile environment.


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    I saw the title and thought, "Groan.... here we go again. G3 bla bla bla..."

    Hopefully C2V has saved us a lot of rewriting of the same thing over and over! Thanks man.
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    "Though the U100 systems were splendid in their class (I had two of them), I have not seen or heard many positive reviews of the 1800 series"

    Does this mean negative reviews or no reviews of the 1800 series? Any personal experiences at this point?

    Eh..ok...this doesn't read so nice:
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._Wireless.html
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    I was really interested in these when they came out (1800 series) but heard underwhelming things. I now am so glad I got a G3. Most of the time I only need one person using wireless, so I don't have to carry around the big dual receiver of the 1800, and the G3 stuff just sounds better. I can buy 2 for the same price and use them as needed.
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