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Old June 30th, 2006, 07:20 AM   #1
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Hiring Sennheiser gear in Washington DC area?

Hi guys, I am a Brit coming over to film a wedding this Summer. I am told my British spec. Sennheiser radio mike gear is big NO-NO, as it interferes with your radio telephone frequencies.

So I need to hire Sennheiser Evolution G2 Gear in that area. Systems Wireless don't do it, so ... any recommendations for a place that will hire such stuff? TIA!
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Old June 30th, 2006, 07:36 AM   #2
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Hi guys, I am a Brit coming over to film a wedding this Summer. I am told my British spec. Sennheiser radio mike gear is big NO-NO, as it interferes with your radio telephone frequencies.

So I need to hire Sennheiser Evolution G2 Gear in that area. Systems Wireless don't do it, so ... any recommendations for a place that will hire such stuff? TIA!
Martin,

I'm sure someone will be able to help you, but you need to state where you will be. What city?

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Old June 30th, 2006, 07:41 AM   #3
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Thanks, Mike - I will be staying in Washington City.
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Old June 30th, 2006, 04:19 PM   #4
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Martin....check these out .
http://www.pfarrell.com/prc/rentals.html
Haven't used any of them though and not sure if they have what you need.
HEY....what's up with you coming across the pond and doing a wedding in my neck of the woods??? :)
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Old July 7th, 2006, 06:18 PM   #5
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I never had a problem traveling from US to UK with my Lectrosonics kit..hmm...
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Old July 7th, 2006, 07:20 PM   #6
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I never had a problem traveling from US to UK with my Lectrosonics kit..hmm...
DANIEL,

The problem is not with them working, but that their frequencies are not compatable with the country's laws. You would be in violation of communicatons laws of the respective country.

Each country or area has their own available free frequencies, and those which are preassigned.

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Old July 8th, 2006, 03:53 PM   #7
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It's probably worth looking into a little further. What frequencies are your units on?
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Old August 4th, 2006, 08:14 AM   #8
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Thanks, Mark: I'll give those suggestions on that site a try.

And we're coming to show you guys a thing or two! ( :-D - OKOK, it's my nephew, a Brit living there.)

A.J.: My gear is on 830-865MHz, and Sennheiser UK tell me they ARE illegal in US, for they WILL interfere with US mobile phones, and they WILL (probably) be confiscated by customs on the way in - not worth the risk, eh?

Their website seems to confirm this. :-(
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Old August 4th, 2006, 08:35 AM   #9
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Martin,

What dates are you in the States. I don't quite understand your first post, "Systems Wireless don't do it!" You need wireless units right?-----Lavs and receivers?

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Old August 4th, 2006, 08:45 AM   #10
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Martin,

What dates are you in the States. I don't quite understand your first post, "Systems Wireless don't do it!" You need wireless units right?-----Lavs and receivers?

Cheers-----Mike
Sept 13-20th. My first post referred to the company named "Systems Wireless", who looked ideal, but they only sell (not rent out) Sennheiser gear. Sorry for the confusion.
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Old August 4th, 2006, 08:49 AM   #11
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Sept 13-20th. My first post referred to the company name "Systems Wireless", who looked ideal, but they only sell (not rent out) Sennheiser gear. Sorry for the confusion.
Ahh, now I understand. Sending you an email.

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Old August 4th, 2006, 12:17 PM   #12
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The AMPS uplink band is 824 to 849 MHz and the downlink band 869 to 894 so 849 to 865 MHz would not interfere with AMPS and no one (or almost no one) uses AMPS anymore (in fact the carriers have just announced a surcharge for anyone who wants to continue using an AMPS phone). 849-851 MHz is used for the ground based parts of aeronautical telephones and 851-865 is for trunked business and public safety use. It is unlikely that your equipment with its milliwatts of power would actually interfere with either of these systems. Furthermore, this frequency band is not one of the exclusion bands under Part 15 of the FCC's regs so that if the units' power levels are low enough operation might even be legal though the Part 15 regs have lots of nuances and exceptions and it is certainly true that these devices would not be type accepted by the FCC as they would have to be to make them completely legal.

So while you could probably operate here without difficulty, the conservative thing to do is leave these units home.
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Old August 4th, 2006, 01:03 PM   #13
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Thanks, A.J. for the benefit of your detailed knowledge.

I'm (slightly) tempted to use my UK kit.... but probably not going to risk it, as I'm sure US Customs won't agree that "it's probably OK", and they will undoubtedly be looking closely at the gear I bring in.
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