But even when it does, there all is not lost!

In this video I set out to monitor a bunch of comms at a theatre Downtown. Because of pandemic-related restrictions, I had to leave the lobby, which meant recording outside – in -25C.

That meant my battery didn’t last long.

However by watching this video you’ll learn how to listen in on interesting “behind the scenes” production communications, and radio microphones (also known as radio mics, cordless / wireless mics).

I was using my Airspy R2 for the recordings, as it gives me a decent 8 MHz of visible bandwidth which is really helpful in this kind of scenario.

I also used my trusty RTL-SDR blog Dipole Kit. This is highly portable and because it uses telescopic whips, can be tuned for better reception on any given frequency 🙂