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Tom Gresham June 19th, 2015 08:18 PM

How to choose blocks on Lectro sets
I'm about to buy two of the Lectrosonics ZS-LRLT L Series Wireless Systems, with the LT transmitter.

I'm in the U.S. These two will be on shoots all over the country. How do I choose which frequency bands to get?

Should they be the same band or different bands? We will have two people on camera, using both sets at the same time.

Many thanks.

Rick Reineke June 20th, 2015 02:14 PM

Re: How to choose blocks on Lectro sets
Why don't you contact the nice folks at Lectro. If you ask nice, you can probably even speak to the (newly retired) president Larry..
PS- I would not call on April 1st..

Brent Kaplan June 20th, 2015 02:59 PM

Re: How to choose blocks on Lectro sets
also I think there are regional blocks and chart for that, the new L series is great and covers 3 blocks in one set.

Warren Kawamoto June 21st, 2015 01:00 AM

Re: How to choose blocks on Lectro sets
Get in touch with the folks at Lectro, they can refer you to a chart similar to this.

They will be able to tell you what blocks would be the best to use in your area.

Josh Bass June 21st, 2015 02:04 AM

Re: How to choose blocks on Lectro sets
Word is, the 600 Mhz range might be sold off soon, so that will be no good, in addition to the 700 Mhz range which is already illegal.

HOWEVER, many sound guys are still using their old illegal gear with no issues. They tell me it depends where you are. . .a small shoot at an office building or wherever is one thing, sporting events or the like where they have a billion different audio people and guys with scanners walking around checking is quite another.

Rick Reineke June 21st, 2015 08:24 AM

Re: How to choose blocks on Lectro sets
Yes, 600 Mhz range will be up for auction this year if the FCC does not postpone it (again).

FWIW, Back in days when we used the VHS fixed frequency systems (Lectro 185/187) There was what was known as a "traveling frequencies, (around 169.600 MHz as I recall) where there were no TV channels.
With the new Lectro's three block frequency span, I don't finding an open slot would be difficult. Naturally one still wants to scan each new location.

Tom Gresham June 22nd, 2015 10:47 AM

Re: How to choose blocks on Lectro sets
Thanks, Guys. Getting them ordered today.

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