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Old November 6th, 2010, 08:08 AM   #1
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Need a 1 way communication system - any ideas?

I'm the cameraman/director on a shoot and I need a one way communication sytem that allows me to talk to the presenter so that i can tell hime what to do and which questions to ask. It needs to be wireless.

I can't seem to find the right type of equipment. I need:

1. A mic & sender unit for me to talk into
2. An earpeice and receiver for the presenter

Anyone know where I can get or adapt a sytem for this use.

Thanks for reading (and I hope I've posted this in the right section)
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Old November 6th, 2010, 10:45 AM   #2
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I use simple PMR licence free radios. Mine have VOX (voice operated switches) so I can keep both hands free. Take a look here Pama - Walkie Talkies - PMR446
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Old November 6th, 2010, 11:21 AM   #3
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Purchase a used IFB setup.
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Old November 6th, 2010, 04:46 PM   #4
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Always worth looking at the Canford site - Canford - Professional Audio and Video Equipment - handy for the actual ear tubes presenters like.
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Old November 6th, 2010, 06:03 PM   #5
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I have used an MP3 FM transmitter like used on ipods etc so they can be used in cars...
They have about 10-15m range, very cheep and the receiver is a standard FM pocket radio tuned to that frequency. Just plug the T/B mic into something to get the level up a bit then into the transmitter.
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Old November 6th, 2010, 09:32 PM   #6
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I used a cheap but good wireless microphone...the Sony UTX-B1. Keep the transmitter/mic in your pocket, and have the presenter with the receiver/earphone. If you need to talk to him, simply talk into the lav mic. If you have 2 sets, you can even do full duplex and everything is crystal clear. No buttons to push, no dropouts or interference. You can find these sets on ebay.
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Old November 6th, 2010, 10:43 PM   #7
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Don't know if it's available in GB, but a brand of wireless intercoms popular here is Eartec. They make a lot of different items, might be worth browsing their line. B&H Photo (bhphotovideo.com) is a vendor in the States.
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Old November 7th, 2010, 05:24 AM   #8
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The Super Sneak - Hidden In-Ear Audio Receiver Kit - eBay (item 150476544926 end time Dec-03-10 14:43:57 PST)

problem is if you work in a loud environment (music on stage or lots of applause) , the power of the earpiece could be not enough, in that case a wired earplug is better.
you can also use this kind of kit with mobile phone.
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