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  • Location
    Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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    Classical music, fast cars and Maine Coon cats
  • Interested in Sound for Picture
  • About
    I have been chief janitor at Lectrosonics for 40+ years.

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  1. That tumbleweed is a faint speck, way off in the distance. Best Regards, Larry Fisher Hi Constantin, In the US, some of the new block was already dedicated to live production broadcast users and other remote station control (STL) transmissions. The FCC merely (!) allowed part 74 wireless mic users to use the new frequencies for TV and film production with relaxed rules. This probably won't happen in Europe. Best Regards, Larry Fisher
  2. LarryF

    So, antenna issues with 941

    https://www.lectrosonics.com/US/Menu-item-for-category-listing-module-197/product/252-pca900.html Best Regards, Larry Fisher
  3. This is currently your best choice for a remote antenna: https://www.lectrosonics.com/US/Menu-item-for-category-listing-module-197/product/252-pca900.html Best Regards, Larry Fishern
  4. LarryF

    Tomorrow morning breezes in Rio Rancho, NM

    Nope. A rolling tumbleweed would happily bounce along at the speed of the wind, scattering millions of seeds for next year's crop. A rolling 2002 would sadly scatter only side mirrors and door handles. LEF
  5. LarryF

    Tomorrow morning breezes in Rio Rancho, NM

    Perfect, Daniel. Years later, the classic BMW T-shirt was one that said, "In 1976, God stopped making BMWs". 1977 was the last year of the 2002. After that came the softer 3 series, 2500 sedans and the Bavaria or “The Boring Driving Machines”. Best, LEF Derek, I temporarily forgot that we have been making IFB in the 944 band for several years. Originally, they could only be used by broadcast TV in their studios but I'm not sure how the new rules change this or if they do. Best, LEF
  6. LarryF

    Tomorrow morning breezes in Rio Rancho, NM

    "That depends" on how conservative your frequency program is. Lectro (very conservative) has always ended up recommending fewer channels than what users have been able to do. So, I'll give a wishy washy answer of 3/4 as many channels as in a regular 25.6 MHz block, assuming both blocks are totally clear. We all know this is not a normal state of affairs anymore, so the real answer is more than you can get in a usual lower block. Best Regards, Larry Fisher We have a reasonably priced PCA 900 antenna. It is fiberglass dipole that has 3.75 dBd of gain. It's a broadband dipole with a reflector, is relatively small and is road worthy. It comes with a cute (cheap) mounting strap for fixed locations or an optional (more money) mounting kit for stands and booms. Other than the standard whip antenna on the receivers, it is the only available antenna. It should be more than sufficient and is a much smaller solution than us extending the range of the ALP series of antennas. https://www.lectrosonics.com/US/phocadownload/PCA900td.pdf Best Regards, Larry Fisher
  7. LarryF

    Tomorrow morning breezes in Rio Rancho, NM

    It will happen, eventually. The 941 block is for film and Tv production so we did the most popular products for those users first. VRTs would be next on that list along with SSM. Tumbleweeds are not an endangered plant in Rio Rancho. Best, Larry F
  8. LarryF

    Tomorrow morning breezes in Rio Rancho, NM

    941 block usable range is 16.150 MHz after the gaps are taken out. Lef
  9. LarryF

    Tomorrow morning breezes in Rio Rancho, NM

    Hi Derek, It is the "classic" single block transmitter moved up to the new range. The circulating isolator is back in the transmitter output stages for low intermod. The receivers can have narrower front end filters again since the new block covers 19 MHz (minus some gaps) similar to the lower UHF 25.6 MHz blocks. Power is a full 100 mW and variable. As far as range, I'm hearing consistently excellent results but this is tempered by the fact that there is very little noise in this band. A TV station in block 19 might be 100 miles away and not show up on a scan but still reduce your range by half. There are no TV stations in 941. As far as IFB, we currently see IFB in the lower blocks with wireless mics in the higher 941 Block. At least it will take some pressure off frequency co-ordination in larger productions. Also, we spent 40 grand+ getting this new gear approved in the new block; we need to take a breath so we can buy paint. Best Regards, Larry Fisher As far as I know, US only. Best Regards, Larry Fisher
  10. LarryF

    Tomorrow morning breezes in Rio Rancho, NM

    A traveling band is the best way to think of this band. It is for Part 74 users, which is the users on this forum. It is not for churches , musicians or theater, cell phones or broadcast TV stations, etc. Scans by beta users in ten locations, have shown nothing but the noise floor. Best, Tumbling Tumbleweeds Fisher
  11. LarryF

    Tomorrow morning breezes in Rio Rancho, NM

    https://www.lectrosonics.com/US/lectrosonics-announces-the-availability-of-select-digital-hybrid-wireless-expanded-941-960-mhz-frequency-band.html The FCC both taketh and giveth. Best Regards, Larry Fisher
  12. LarryF

    Tomorrow morning breezes in Rio Rancho, NM

    The architectural look is called Retro Lectro and is what happens when you spend all your money on FCC lab testing of the new stuff. Fortunately, steel siding lasts for a long time in this climate. Without paint. Also, we get spare change from visitors that feel sorry for us. And that's an invitation to anyone that wants to visit. Best, Larry F
  13. LarryF

    Tomorrow morning breezes in Rio Rancho, NM

    Many years ago in a BMW 2002, I raced a tumbleweed down Route 66 coming into Albuquerque; the tumbleweed won, but after all, it was bigger. Best, Larry F
  14. Hi Doug, Open your wallet: if it's empty, you are still infected. Best, LEF