I am using a SLX2B87A-J3, when using indoors for introducing wedding parties and guests this mic works great with no delay or dropouts even when I am a long ways away from base unit (100 to 150 feet). Last weekend while doing an outdoor pool party while I was standing on the other side of the pool less than 150' from the base unit but with the pool between me and the base unit, I was was getting a very noticable delay, when I would move to a place where the pool was not between me and the base unit everything was back to normal no delays. I guess my question is can a swimming pool cause a delay when it is between my handheld and the base unit.
Thank you for any help, answers, ideas, or suggestions.
The delay is acoustical, not electrical. And the pool could cause other acoustical reflections as water is an excellent reflector of sound.
Sound travels at about 1 foot per millisecond. If you are 200 feet from a loudspeaker, you would hear your amplified voice delayed by 0.2 seconds - two-tenths of second and that is a noticeable acoustical delay.
Indoors, the same amount of delay is often not a noticeable because of the numerous reflections off the walls and ceilings.