Blog Posts from Radio Facilities

Published: Friday 17th May, 2019

Creating the Perfect Corporate Podcast

by Andrew Hughes – 17th May, 2019

London Podcast Studio

Corporate podcasting has seen a huge rise over the past few years. We’ve recorded a fair number of them in our London podcast studio, so thought we might compile a list of dos and don’ts, so you can avoid some of the pitfalls we’ve seen people fall into over the years.

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Published: Thursday 21st February, 2019

What will the impact of a hard Brexit be on the pan-European radio mic frequency band?

by Andrew Hughes – 21st February, 2019

Way back in 2015, I wrote about the introduction of a new Europe-wide radio mic licence band. This band is effectively 823-832 Mhz and we have found it to be a very useful addition to our Ofcom licence. With Brexit fast approaching, I thought it might be useful to look at what “no deal” Brexit might mean for radio mic customers using a “programme maker and special event” (PMSE) licence.

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Published: Tuesday 4th December, 2018

Christmas Opening Hours 2018

by Andrew Hughes – 4th December, 2018

Here are our opening hours for the 2018 festive period:

Friday 21st December10am – 6pm
Saturday 22nd DecemberCLOSED
Sunday 23rd DecemberCLOSED
Monday 24th December10am – 6pm
Tuesday 25th DecemberCLOSED
Wednesday 26th DecemberCLOSED
Thursday 27th December10am – 6pm
Friday 28th December10am – 6pm
Saturday 29th DecemberCLOSED
Sunday 30th DecemberCLOSED
Monday 31st December10am – 3pm
Tuesday 1st JanuaryCLOSED
Wednesday 2nd January10am – 6pm

From all of us at Radio Facilities we wish you a very merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!

Published: Friday 10th August, 2018

How Many Radio Mics Can You Use At Once

by Andrew Hughes – 10th August, 2018

Radio Mic Systems

We’re often asked to supply a large number of radio mics for a single project. When this happens we take the time to explain the licensing limitations, and how we overcome them. Andrew Hughes explains the issues.

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Published: Monday 16th April, 2018

Choosing The Right Microphone For Stage Performances

by Andrew Hughes and Graham Caplin – 12th April, 2018

Choosing The Right Microphone

Choosing the right microphone can be confusing, and it seems as if a degree in electronics would be a bonus! Schools, conferences, the entertainment industry and a dozen other areas use microphones all the time. Are all these people technical geniuses? Rest assured, you don’t need a university degree to pick the right microphone for the job. In this article we’ll explain some basic terminology, and provide a guide to making the right choice every time.

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Published: Wednesday 3rd January, 2018

I Am Who I Am, or Proving My Identity

by Graham Caplin – 3rd January, 20187


We like to think that we’ve made the process of hiring equipment as easy as possible. But even so we’re always looking at ways to improve without compromising the information we give to our customers, or maintaining our security. However to simplify things in the long-term, we have to check the identity of all first-time customers. In this article I’ll explain the steps we take before a first-time hire, and why we do this.

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Published: Monday 4th December, 2017

Christmas Opening Hours 2017

by Graham Caplin – 4th December, 2017

Here are our opening hours for the 2017 festive period:

Friday 22nd December10am – 6pm
Saturday 23rd DecemberCLOSED
Sunday 24th DecemberCLOSED
Monday 25th DecemberCLOSED
Tuesday 26th DecemberCLOSED
Wednesday 27th December10am – 6pm
Thursday 28th December10am – 6pm
Friday 29th December10am – 6pm
Saturday 30th DecemberCLOSED
Sunday 31st DecemberCLOSED
Monday 1st JanuaryCLOSED
Tuesday 2nd January10am – 6pm

From all of us at Radio Facilities we wish you a very merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!

Published: Tuesday 28th November, 2017

Can Taxis and Wifi Cause Radio Mic Interference?

by Andrew Hughes – 28th November, 2017

radio mic interference 1

Of course the answer is that radio mic interference is highly unlikely and has never happened to one of our customers yet. However it’s one of the questions we get asked most frequently. You’re hiring radio mics for your school play, but are you going to pick up the local taxi company during that crucial scene? The short answer is “no” and here’s our beginners’ guide to the reason why.

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