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Old November 12th, 2010, 01:50 PM   #1
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Illegal Sennheiser Wireless Mic. Question

Hello all!! I'm hoping someone can help me out and answer a question for me....
I have a Sennheiser ew 100 g2 wireless mic system that is in the 740-776 mhz range....
is it illegal just in the U.S. or is it other countries too? I'm asking because I'm hoping to sell it on ebay to someone overseas, but I don't want to list it if its no good anywhere.

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Old November 12th, 2010, 01:59 PM   #2
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This band can be used in the UK/US/Europe subject to licensing, so is quite legal to sell. The only real issue here on this side of the water is that many current bands we can use will be changed very shortly, making lots of kit technically redundant. Our laws ban equipment for which a license is not available - so at the moment, this kit would be fine. Over here, this band is not the most common one, but the TV people are quite active in that band, where as theatrical users tend to be somehere else.
Sell it now on ebay, because the prices are going to drop, once people realise the legal lifespan of this kind of kit is going to be months not years. I can't speak for countries other the UK/EU.
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Old November 12th, 2010, 02:45 PM   #3
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Thank you so much Paul for such a quick and detailed answer!!!
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Old November 12th, 2010, 03:41 PM   #4
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Hi, Sal..........

Legal here in NZ, 646 Mhz to 806 Mhz available, no license required.


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Old November 17th, 2010, 05:59 PM   #5
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How much do you want for it?
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Old November 17th, 2010, 09:34 PM   #6
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In Australia that is in the newer digital TV band, there are still lots of gaps if you search for them.
Lets face it a 30 mw radio mic isn't going to swamp out a TV station, its you that will have any RF problems not them.
I know the attitude of many operators of radio mics in these frequencies is they will continue to use them until the problems get to large and unworkable. The thought being is hire them out and use them as much as possible and get maximum $$$ return before the cut off date, then they owe you little or nothing and what you can pick up later on eBay is a bonus. [sell them with a disclaimer]
A new system will still be charged out at the same cost as the old.
I would like to see some defined alternatives before in committing to a new system.
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