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Old May 22nd, 2017, 04:02 PM   #1
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Need Help, how to find which wireless mic Frequencies are 'legal' in China?

Hi all. I've been trying to figure out which wireless mic frequencies are available for use in China for an upcoming project but have not been able to find out difinitively, despite a lot of searching.

Does anyone know of a site which may list available frequencies or how I might go about getting solid, up to date information so I can buy the right product?

Thanks a bunch!
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Old May 22nd, 2017, 05:27 PM   #2
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Might be easiest to go with the ones that use the Wi-Fi frequencies. Those have gotta be legal. :-)

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Old May 23rd, 2017, 08:13 AM   #3
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Unless you are hiring a pro sound mixer in China, do yourself a favor and just use 2.4ghz like the Røde Wireless Video Mics or the 1.9ghz Sennheiser AVX wireless. Neither require government permission or registration anywhere in the world. I would not deal with the Chinese government on registering and obtaining clearance for UHF, it is reportedly a nightmare (I have a friend who shots in Shenzen a lot)

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Old May 23rd, 2017, 09:40 AM   #4
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The Chinese government is very strict on any radio equipment and you will be best advised to hire a local sound guy or sound kit from someone who speaks the language and knows the rules.

We even had problems during the Olympics and they were all over anything that was not a known entity.
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Old May 23rd, 2017, 09:48 AM   #5
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Where in China will you be?

Maybe contact this reseller in Beijing? Sorry, I don't know if they rent or not...
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Old May 23rd, 2017, 12:13 PM   #6
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As backup option a digital recorder with lav.You can't monitor it and it needs to be synched in post...

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Old May 24th, 2017, 08:39 PM   #7
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As backup option a digital recorder with lav.You can't monitor it and it needs to be synched in post...
That's not a bad idea

Will be shooting in Sichuan, mostly rural areas and in the mountains. Thanks for the suggestions guys.
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Old May 26th, 2017, 01:26 AM   #8
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Re: Need Help, how to find which wireless mic Frequencies are 'legal' in China?

When the UK switched from channel 69 to 38 a few years back, the Chinese factories couldn't produce ch38 equipment because it was being used by their military. They can now do some of the channels, but not our full range - and let's face it, if they cannot produces something for export, you have to ask why? Probably get carted off in the middle of the night!
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Old May 26th, 2017, 09:45 AM   #9
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I did get a response from Sennheiser's China branch on what frequencies were legal. He said all of their products (current I assume) would work there. I also received an email from Boya which makes a line of dual-channel wireless mics, and their product is legal to use in China too ..according to them.

But anyway, I have decided the better approach is to take Paul's advice (above) and just use audio recorders and Lavs. Gets around a whole bunch of other things including interference issues, longer battery life and more. It's mainly for backup audio and in noisy places. Thanks for everyone's suggestions.
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