The benefits of a helical antenna (CP Beam) vs. a whip antenna:
- Provides constant signal regardless of IEM receiver position
- Not buried in a rack – better signal with line of sight to IEMs
- Focused beam signal – for better reception compared to omnidirectional
To use, disconnect straps and extend CP Beam. Connect coaxial cable (not included) to receiver, transmitter, or antenna combiner. Provides up to 9 dB of antenna gain. Mounts to ¼"-20, ⅜"-16 or ⅝"-27 threads.
Reduce the impact of dropouts due to the changing position of the IEM bodypack
For IEM systems, getting a good signal to the bodypack receiver is essential. One barrier to great reception is that many belt-pack receivers don’t support diversity reception--which is to say they have only a single antenna. This makes these receivers much more likely to encounter dropouts and multi-path fades than the dual antenna diversity systems common in microphones and higher end IEMs. The belt-pack is also in motion, and can change orientation depending on body position. Plus, the pack sits beside or behind the talent, requiring the signal to pass through or alongside the performer's body, which is nontransparent for RF energy.