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Old August 14th, 2006, 08:55 PM   #1
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Sennheiser G2 wireless mic kits ?

I'm considering buying a Sennheiser Evolution G2 UHF wireless mic kit to use with my XL2.What I would like to know is,as these kits come in A,B,C,D, frequancy ranges. A being 518-554MHZ, through to D being the 830-866 MHZ confiquration,depending on what country you live in..I intend doing some overseas travel and would like to know if anyone has had experiance ,say using a 515-554 MHZ from one country in a country that stipulates you must use the 830-866MHZ model range? Will the mic kit still work ok in other countries,even though it uses a differant UHF frequance.It seems crazy to buy say B, system 626-662MHZ that is made for NZ and not be able to travel and use it say UK that I think stipulates system E, 830-866MHZ.
Anybody out there travel internationaly and use this type of wireless system ? Its a lot of money to shell out if it is so restricted in its use.
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Old August 14th, 2006, 09:31 PM   #2
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No iron-clad guarantee of currency/accuracy, but this should give you a decent idea about which frequencies are legal or not in particular countries that you may be planning to visit:
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Old August 15th, 2006, 01:43 AM   #3
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Thanks for that Pete. I have most of the legal regency frequencies off the sennhieser site.But,as I will only need to use the system occasionaly overseas, I'm trying to find out if a system with one set of frequancies will work ok in other countries, rather than if its legal or not.I don't want to shell out big dollars for a kit set for Australian frequensies if it won't work in the other destinations I travel to.
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Old August 15th, 2006, 04:20 AM   #4
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The mics certainly will work regardless of where you are but if you're trying to use frequency bands that aren't legal in the country where you're shooting, that means there may be other radio services working in those bands - taxi or police dispatch, commercial comms, pagers, etc - that might suddenly blast into your soundtrack. And it works the other way 'round as well - I've heard tales of shoots getting an unexpected visit by the local constabulary when their wireless mics happened to get picked up by a nearby police cruiser or a taxi's radio. If your mics aren't in the bands officially listed as legal you'll probably be okay but all you can do is try 'em out and see and keep handy the address of a reliable local rental house.
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Old August 15th, 2006, 04:46 AM   #5
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I started a similar thread here about taking such UK kit to US.

My Sennheiser contact tells me of US customs being well aware of such issues and they are quite likely to CONFISCATE such kit on entry if it operates in illegal bands for the destination country - probably not worth the risk?

(This is, of course, quite a separate issue from the current "difficulty" in taking such battery powered electronic little black boxes on flights from UK to US.......!)
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