Wireless Pop in wireless mic

We have a Audio Technica wireless with a headworn mic that develops a pop, usually during second service. I have replaced the microphone, twice, with no luck. I am thinking static electricity because it worked fine up until a few weeks ago when the weather changed and pastor started wearing heavier clothes.

Am I on the right track? If so how do I control it?
 
Already checked phantom power, it is off. The noise is coming from the transmitter, and seems to get worse the longer the mic is in use. It tends to appear frequently during second service but hardly ever during first service. This is why I am thinking accumulation of static.
 

FMEng

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Already checked phantom power, it is off. The noise is coming from the transmitter, and seems to get worse the longer the mic is in use. It tends to appear frequently during second service but hardly ever during first service. This is why I am thinking accumulation of static.

It could be static buildup, but it could also be the RF system goin bad. Disconnect the mic from the beltpack and turn it on, along with the receiver. Keep all other environmental conditions the same as on Sunday morning, such as the room temp, other gear on in the rack with the receiver, etc. Then see if you start to get pops from that receiver. If you do, it is something failing with time or temperature in the transmitter/receiver pair.
 

abartucci

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Try replacing the batteries between services.

Because you say it is fine for the first one, then begins to work intermittently for the second, that leads me to believe it could be a battery problem.
 

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