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  1. Wireless in Europe

    Europe is going to the 470-700 MHz range as the US did back in 2010. Now, of course, the US FCC has auctioned off the 641-698 MHz band. I would not be terribly surprised to see that happen in Europe in 5-10 years, but we don't see any concrete signs of such actions yet. So, for now, the "safest" range worldwide is 470-614 MHz (608-614 MHz is reserved for radio astronomy in some countries, including the US). Most of what Lectrosonics sells in the US is the A1 and B1 bands (blocks 470, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23). In Europe, it is mostly B1 and C1 (blocks 21-26) if that helps. Our agent in Europe is Jim Bakker, +33 (0) 78558 3735 if you are interested in reaching someone there for advice.
  2. Stolen equipment - San Francisco

    Please send a list of the Lectrosonics gear with serial numbers to service.repair@lectrosonics.com so they can get it into the "Lost/Stolen" database.
  3. Lectrosonics is pleased to introduce SRc and SRc5P Digital Hybrid Wireless® dual-channel diversity "slot" receivers with Smart Tuning and SuperSlot™ compatibility, designed for top performance in tough RF environments, making them ideally suited for field production and other applications challenged by rough conditions. More here: http://www.lectrosonics.com/US/lectrosonics-introduces-the-src-and-src5p-receiver.html
  4. Lectrosonic UCR110 + UM110 Frequency Question

    These (and any block 33 units) stop at 861.900 MHz, so your F,F setting results in that frequency for the carrier.
  5. SRCs screen "bleeding"

    Hi guys, sorry this is happening. We have been sorting the LCDs to remove any bad ones for several months already, but up until now were unaware that the problem could be latent and not show up for some period of time. Of course we will be happy to replace those LCDs under warranty - please contact our Parts & Repair department at 800-821-1121 or service.repair@lectrosonics to arrange.
  6. Congrats to Roger Stevenson, Keith Rogers, Scott Weber, & Kyle O’Neal for the Emmy win for "Westworld - The Bicameral Mind" (winner for Outstanding Sound Mixing, 1 hour comedy or drama series). Great job, guys! And congrats to all the nominees - all these shows had great sound: House of Cards, Better Call Saul, Mr. Robot, and Stranger Things!
  7. Indy film aftermath- my sound experience

    Thanks for coming back in to tell us how it went!
  8. Experience in Russia

    All I can add is that our Russian dealers typically do buy mostly block 26 equipment, and a few things in higher blocks (27, 29) that are legal there but not in the US.
  9. Trade Shows and Expos

    Plasa isn't likely to have much concentration of field equipment. However, IBC is like the NAB of Europe. All major manufacturers of field equipment will have equipment on display there, mostly in Hall 8.
  10. Ssm with mcr42

    It should work quite well - there are quite a few SSMs out there being used with Sennheiser 3000 and 5000 Series transmitters. It will not, however, send battery level info.
  11. Frequency Coordination

    A comprehensive program like IAS generally makes coordination quick and painless. It does cost $500, however. IMO it pays for itself in time and by the elimination of frustration, though. The program includes most makes & model ranges of the wireless you own or will encounter. I use this software almost daily to either do my own coordinations or assist others with theirs. A less expensive app for this purpose is Freq. Finder, and I know a lot of people use it as well. While not as comprehensive as AES, FF works on a mobile device and is easy to use.
  12. Lectro Power Solution

    Robert - yes, the SRAES3 can output either analog or digital. There is a switch on the side to make the choice of what comes out of the TA3 connectors.
  13. A new player in the installed wireless game.

    Looks like a really well thought-out system for point-to-point wireless audio.
  14. When lavs attack

    LOL that is.... something.
  15. IMO 2 frames out would be the max - that is already 1/12 second or 83 ms (at 24 fps), and would be noticed by some people as "not quite right", as Joel points out above.
  16. Need 3 wirless mics

    Of the bands you list from their manual, the only ones that are legal for operation in the US (assuming those units have FCC type approval) are: 518-542 572-596 620-670
  17. Lectro SMQV and dweedle tones

    Glad to hear it, Alen!
  18. Lectro SRc field reports?

    Jeremiah, for an accurate estimate of turnaround time, please contact sales.repair@lectrosonics.com and let them know how many units you have, and the serial numbers.
  19. Just in time for the NAB show! http://www.lectrosonics.com/US/Wireless-IFB/category/218-iem-in-ear-monitor.html -Karl
  20. NAB party- lost bag of equipment. * FOUND *

    Kathy Baca just received this note from the Satay staff: Hi Kathy, You're such a sweetheart! I was just going to email you this but you beat me to it! Yes! My staff found the bag this morning sitting outside our patio-- tucked away under a stack of chairs (OMG!)
  21. NAB party- lost bag of equipment. * FOUND *

    FWIW what I remember from that night is that I set up their Bose L1 Compact speaker array in about the center of the room along the wall facing the street, and used one of our SR receivers with a rechargeable battery to feed the speaker (from an HH transmitter). We borrowed an extension cable from the staff. The staff at Satay then offered the use of their microphone and cable, and I think it was a black & green bag that the guy was holding. This was while we were setting up. We let them know that we didn't need it as we were covered with our own equipment. I think they took it away at that point and I wonder if they misplaced it? There was a lot going on. I don't remember their bag with the microphone & cable being near the Bose speaker at the end of the night when I grabbed our receiver and XLR adapter cable during pack up.
  22. Lectro Nano

    We've started on the micro-DAT version - should have it ready by NAB 2019.
  23. Question about body mic pack mounting

    Hi Henchman, One thing to keep in mind with pack mounting on bodies is that you'll want to keep the antennas away from skin, so that most of the RF is not absorbed. There are various tricks to doing this, including using a neoprene sleeve as already mentioned above, covering the antenna with a straw or aquarium air tubing, or using a thin foam pad. Also be mindful of limbs covering the packs (i.e. don't put them in someone's underarm) and be careful of metallic fabrics covering them. Most packs should be protected from sweat either by (again) using the neoprene sleeves or by covering them with an unlubricated condom or plastic bag if they will get damp from condensation or sweat. The antennas should generally be oriented vertically for best reception. "Antenna down" is the preferred method in musicals/theater, while "antenna up" is what most of the film and TV community does.
  24. Question about RF Scans

    audiofp, your plan looks solid to me. I would suggest keeping your com and cam feeds at the top of the Senn. G band (as close to 608 as possible), and then keep your B1 units in the low part of block 21 as much as possible, or possible the low part of 22. That should give you adequate separation.
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