General Description

The Shure PA805V uses a log periodic dipole array to offer enhanced reception when directed toward the desired coverage area. The PA805V can be mounted on a microphone stand, suspended from the ceiling, or mounted to a wall using the integrated swivel adapter.

Installation Instructions

  1. Choose a location for installing the antenna that follows the proper guidelines for cabling and antenna placement.
  2. Mount the antenna to a microphone stand, or use the mounting holes to suspend it from the ceiling.
  3. For outdoor installations, use the mounting holes to secure the antenna against wind.
  4. Point the antenna toward the intended coverage area.
  5. Use antenna cable to connect it to a wireless receiver or antenna distribution system.

Selecting Antenna Cables

Use 50 ohm low-loss coaxial cable, such as RG-8U. Shure offers pre-terminated antenna cables ranging from 6 to 100 feet.

Cable Maintenance

To maintain top performance for antenna cables:

  • Avoid sharp bends or kinks in the cables.
  • Do not deform cables with makeshift clamps, such as bending a nail over the cable.
  • Do not use in permanent outdoor installations.
  • Do not expose to extreme moisture.

Antenna Placement

Use the following guidelines when mounting antennas:

  • Receivers, amplifiers, and other accessories must be rated for use within the same frequency range as the antenna.
  • Mount antennas at least one wavelength (1.75 m) apart.
  • Keep antennas away from metal objects.
  • Position antennas so there is nothing obstructing a line of sight to the transmitter (including the audience).
  • Place antennas as close as possible to transmitter, such as to the side of the stage (instead of a front of house location).
  • For cable runs exceeding 50 feet (15 meters), an in-line amplifier (Shure UA834) might be necessary to compensate for signal loss.

Important: Always perform a "walk around" test to verify coverage before using a wireless system during a speech or performance. Experiment with antenna placement to find the optimum location. If necessary, mark "trouble spots" and ask presenters or performers to avoid those areas.

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Frequency Range

PA805SWB 470–952
PA805V 174–216
PA805X 650–1100
PA805Z 1240–1805


H x W x D

PA805SWB 334 x 378 x 27  mm (13.15 x 14.88 x 1.10 in.)
PA805V 334 x 378 x 27  mm (13.15 x 14.88 x 1.10 in.)
PA805X 226 x 234 x 27.9  mm (8.90 x 9.21 x 1.10 in.)
PA805Z 334 x 378 x 27  mm (13.15 x 14.88 x 1.10 in.)

Net Weight

PA805SWB 11.3 oz. (319 g) with mounting accessories
PA805V 8 oz. (227  g)
PA805X 8 oz. (227  g)
PA805Z 8 oz. (227 g)

Antenna Gain

PA805 6 dBi typical
PA805SWB 6.5 dBi typical
PA805V 3 dBi typical
PA805X 6 dBi typical
PA805Z 6dBi typical
3  dB Beam Width 100 degrees

Radiation Pattern

Directional; Cardioid


50 Ω, Female, BNC-type

Stand Adapter

5/8-27 thread mount


This product meets the Essential Requirements of all relevant European directives and is eligible for CE marking.

The CE Declaration of Conformity can be obtained from:

Authorized European representative:

Shure Europe GmbH

Headquarters Europe, Middle East & Africa

Department: EMEA Approval

Jakob-Dieffenbacher-Str. 12

75031 Eppingen, Germany

Phone: 49-7262-92 49 0

Fax: 49-7262-92 49 11 4