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Just wondering if there is any option some genius has figured out to boost the Zaxnet signal

coming out of the Nomad from 50 to 100 mw? I want to start using Erx's as comtek/timecode feeds,

but find that it doesn't have nearly as much range as my Lectro IFB system. Also don't want to get the Zaxcom IFB transmitter, that kinda defeats the purpose of Zaxnet. So, possibly a firmware upgrade, or antenna booster? Or is it just not possible?

 

Thanks

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There are plenty of threads on this already, depending on whether you're cart or bag based...

L-Com make a good amp for cart work, and I found this the other day:

 

http://www.streakwave.com/itemdesc.asp?ic=24251&eq=&Tp=

Is anyone using the "streakwave" unit?? Seems kinda pricey however if it works like a champ then it'll be worth it. 

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When I use my Zaxnet TX on my Nomad I seem to go through battery power quite a bit faster. If it could go to 100mw it'd likely drain more. Using 2x NP-F970s in a Hawk-Woods cup. May just be my experience though.

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I've been looking too....

Interesting and economical, but I can't see how it get's it's power....  do you use this one ?

 

MF

You mean the streak wave unit? It's powered via the DC flying lead. Can be powered via USB or AC adaptor. Something like the remote audio BDS4u with its up-to-2A USB should be able to take care of it pretty well. Would drain your battery fast, and no, I don't use a 2.4ghz amp as I'm only using Zaxnet for TC distro.

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@Soundmachine What's your setup? are you putting a QRX100 on a camera? You can make the IFB board in the QRX100 your zaxnet IFB transmitter. That way the antenna is up in the air. If you are doing bag work, that might be useful. 

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@Soundmachine What's your setup? are you putting a QRX100 on a camera? You can make the IFB board in the QRX100 your zaxnet IFB transmitter. That way the antenna is up in the air. If you are doing bag work, that might be useful. 

If you are using a QRX you can also use IFB voting.

Voting is when you set the ERX to search for the stronger of two signals and use the stronger signal. So the QRX IFB board could be one signal and Nomad's Zaxnet could be the other. This way if the QIFB andNomads IFB are sending the same audio you get more coverage. 

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it's around 50 USD, super good,takes 12v DC,i use it for cart and bag.  The amp with one QIFB will draw a NP1 batt around 3-4 hours. 

 

i used it in bag a few times but not often for doc/eng,just don't need that range, bigger setup/budget only.

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