Raycom signs F1 deal with Gearhouse
With Sky’s F1 coverage up and running, various announcements are starting to hit the wires, one of which concerns wireless audio specialists Raycom’s deal to supply Wisycom radio mics with a massive 232MHz tuning range systems to Gearhouse Broadcast for its contract with Sky Sports.
The all-new approach being taken by Sky Sports F1 HD has all audio being delivered wireless from pit-lane remotes to studio interviews. To achieve this, Raycom has specified a range of Wisycom radio equipment including the new intermod-free transmitters in belt-pack and hand-held form which feature the widest frequency tuning range in the world of 232MHz for global use.
For receiving, a selection of rack-mount MRK960 dual receivers and camera-mount MCR42 dual-diversity receivers have been specified with up to 370MHz available RF bandwidth.
Commenting on the project Kevin Moorhouse, Group Operating Officer for Gearhouse Broadcast said: “Raycom provide some of the best wireless microphone systems available today. Their products are well designed and they fulfil the requirements we have for this prestigious project for Sky which are why we chose them.”
Raycom’s Pyers Easton said: “The full range of F1 races present a real challenge to broadcasters and we were delighted to assist Sky Sports F1 HD, Gearhouse Broadcast and F1 in their search for the right solution with Wisycom wireless audio.”