Best Answer dboomer , 26 September 2013 - 09:54 AM
Yes I guess this qualifies as a dilemma. There are only so many cars you can drive down the freeway at the same time.you may think you are operating in fairly calm environments, but there really aren't many left. And of course it's invisable so you can't see it.
So RF1 was developed specifically to operate in heavy RF environments filled with Wi-Fi and we almost always win with no problem. But when you run in RF2 mode you are pretty much just another wi-fi device frequency-wise and have to find clear channels ... just like the wi-fi does. Wi-fi is it's own built-in problem as it interferes with itself and everyone in your audience with a smartphone is touching the wi-fi used to control mixers.
The solution for the sound guys would be to switch over to 802.11N at 5G and shut off their 2.4G. This is likely already builtin to their routers but they just dont know about it. That was the audiences cell phones wont hit them either and their network will run twice as fast.
So back to your problem ... You can operate in RF2 mode when you can find enough open space or switch over to RF1 mode. Now if you know what channel they are operating on you can pick RF1 channels that shouldn't bother them much as long as you are only operating a couple of Line 6 devices. They are probably operating on 1,6, or 11 as these are the only non overlapping wi-fi channels (in the US)
You could also use paddles and focus your pickup area, then switch your transmitters to low power in RF1 mode.Go to the full post