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Old August 27th, 2007, 10:31 AM   #1
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If I were to buy this Sennheiser radio mic kit in the US does anybody know of any reason why it wouldn't work in the UK?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...00_Series.html

Do I have to buy the same kit from the UK for the frequency to be compatible?
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Old August 27th, 2007, 04:33 PM   #2
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Hi Rino.......

Check the Sennheiser web site(s) and see what frequency range they sell for the UK, then purchase the same setup from the US if you wish. Getting a set not designed for UK frequencies can only lead to trouble.

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PS. If it is not posted on the Sennheiser web site anywhere, send them an e - mail and ask.
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Old August 28th, 2007, 04:18 AM   #3
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Thanks for the advice Chris. it seems as though they might be ok in the uk.
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Old August 29th, 2007, 12:36 PM   #4
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Rino,

If I could expand a little...

The transmitteer and receiver, being matched to a particular frequency, will WORK just fine.

The issue is whether there are any OTHER transmissions taking place in that same slice of frequncy spectrum. If not, you're fine. If so, you have potential problems.

There are a LOT of radio frequency users. Everything from Police & Fire emergency transmissions down to kids using walkie-talkies for play.

That's why governments typically control who can use which frequencies for what purposes.

The big question is what is the likelyhood that someone will ALSO be using the frequencies you want to use for your radio mics for something else.

And that can ONLY be determined by looking at the lists of who's using which frequencies in your area - and for what purposes.

But don't confuse that for meaning that your radio mics somehow won't FUNCTION. Take the same radios giving you problems in location A and move them a mile away, or simply wait until other radio traffic stops, and they'll technically WORK just fine.

You just don't want to find yourself in a situation where your system is discovered to be on a transmission band reserved for (yikes) police emergencies - or even a local HDTV station and your recordings get regularly infected with the audio from a local cooking show!

Good luck.
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Old August 29th, 2007, 01:04 PM   #5
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Thanks for the advice Chris. it seems as though they might be ok in the uk.
Not sure what you're basing that on, Rino.

I think you'll find the US-version transmitter's frequency bands are different from the UK-version, and illegal in UK.

As others have said, the US transmitter and US receiver will work OK as a pair, but they may or may not (a) interfere with other legitimate transmissions in UK, and (b) they may or may not pick up interference from other UK transmissions.
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Old August 29th, 2007, 01:31 PM   #6
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There is also the license fee that has to be applied for, although I don't think they check your frequency, you simply tell them what range you are using and pay the license fee.

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