BF1 – Butterfly Antenna Wideband Antenna

Betso Bowtie Antenna

Quick Look

A butterfly antenna is a type of antenna that is used in wireless microphone systems on film sets and stage applications. It has some unique characteristics that make it well-suited for certain purposes in these contexts;

  • Ultra Wideband Design
  • 470MHz-1GHz
  • Rugged Build Quality
  • CNC Metal Mount
  • 50Ohm BNC Connector
  • Omnidirectional pickup pattern
  • Compact Design

The Deity Butterfly bow-tie antenna is designed to have a relatively wide bandwidth. This means it can operate effectively over a range of frequencies, which can be advantageous in wireless microphone systems. Film sets often use different frequency bands for wireless microphones to avoid interference, and a broadband antenna like ours that can cover all these bands without needing frequent adjustments.

Omni Wireless Microphone Antenna simliar to the Betso Bowtie

All BF1 – Butterfly Antenna features

Supports Global OneBand™ Frequencies

The Deity Butterfly supports a ultra wideband of frequencies; 470MHz-1,000GHz. This means you have plenty of support for the Global OneBand within the THEOS ecosystem but also plenty of extra frequency bandwidth to support other brands wireless as well.

Now when you go into an antenna splitter, you can mix-n-match different blocks/bands.

Omni Wireless Microphone Antenna simliar to the Betso Bowtie

Weather Sealed Housing

Our BNC mount is IP65 weather sealed for situations where the butterfly antenna is being used for a permanent outdoor install.

Metal Mount Brackets

Our mounting bracket is made out of CNC'ed Aluminum which provides a rugged and secure block for a 1/4" 20 threaded mounting hole.

The ball head pivot arms are also made out of 100% metal, making for a durable accessory.

*The Deity AMB1 not included

Line of Sight Test Results

Regarding line of sight signals, the BF1 beats other Biconical antenna (bowtie antenna) in a head to head signal strength test.

This chart showcases the signal strength difference between a Betso bowtie antenna and a Deity butterfly antenna.

Obscured Reception Results

Regarding obscured signals, the BF1 meets or beats other Biconical antenna (bowtie antenna) on the market in a head to head signal strength test.

This chart showcases the signal strength difference between a Betso bowtie antenna and a Deity butterfly antenna.

Butterfly Antenna Kit

Includes:

2x BF1 Antenna
2x Articulating mounting arm
2x BNC to BNC Cables
2x BNC to Right Angle SMA Cables
1x Carrying Case

Only

$369

specifications

Antenna TypePassive
Frequency Range470MHz~1GHz
GainAve +2.2dBi
Impedence50 Ohm
RF ConnectorBNC
Standing Wave Ratio<1.5 (550~750MHz)
Built-In FilterNone
Pickup PatternOmni-Directional
Mounting1/4"-20
MaterialComposite Fiberglass
Dimensions (H x W x D)19*11.5*15 mm
7.5*4.5*.6 inch
Weight98 g (Antenna Only)
3.4 oz
Included In Kit2x BF1 Antenna
2x Articulating mounting arm
2x BNC to BNC Cables
2x BNC to Right Angle SMA Cables
1x Carrying Case

Support

Can I use the Deity Butterfly with non-Deity wireless systems?

Yes, you can! The great thing about an antenna is it will work with any wireless system you want as long as it covers the same frequency range as the antenna. In our case, the Deity Butterfly covers 470MHz-1GHz.

So if you use a system that lands in the traditional “TV Band” of 470-608MHz, you are covered. And if your wireless kit lands in the 600, 700, 800, or even 900MHz bands… you’re still covered.

Can I spray paint the Deity Butterfly so it blends into the side of a building or back wall better?

Depends. Do not use metallic paint. The metal flakes found in metallic paint could cause the antenna to be less effective.

However, non-metallic paint will not hurt the antenna’s ability to receive signals.