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    Field Service Engineering Manager at Lectrosonics, Inc.

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  1. Dean Slotness

    Lectrosonic UCR110 + UM110 Frequency Question

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    Lectrosonics LT vs SMQV

    The transmitter is capable of both dweedle tone and IR... See details on page 14 of the manual: http://www.lectrosonics.com/US/phocadownload/LTman.pdf
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    UCR411a select buttons beep

    We have heard this occasionally when signals from the display (or button presses) find there way into the oscillator and "modulate" the first conversion oscillator. If your display cable is routed near the oscillator cover (1st photograph) try routing as shown in the second photograph shown here. Follow the tutorial shown on our website (up to step 7) to get access to the display cable: http://www.lectrosonics.com/US/Service-Bulletins/sb1005-lcd-display-module-pn-48353-replacement-instructions-for-ucr-series.html
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    Lectrosonics Sra weak reception

    2 authorized warranty repair centers in the UK: United Kingdom Service & Support Raycom Ltd Langton House 19 Village St Harvington WR11 8NQ United Kingdom Main Tel: +44 (0) 1789 777 040 Email And Audio Related Technology Ltd. 5 Phoenix Business Centre Higham Road Chesham, Buckinghamshire HP5 2AJ United Kingdom Phone +44 (0) 494 794 286 Fax +44 (0) 494 794 269 www.audiorelated.com simon.griffet@audiorelated.com
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    Lectro SRc front end

    Hi Nick, Larry asked me to jump in here. The front end bandwidth varies slightly with the frequency in use; however 15 MHz would be an accurate number. In regards to frequency selection: One channel doesn't have to be higher. It is just that there are certain relationships between the channels which are problematic. The firmware will alert if you happen to hit on one. The formula for failure on an SRB (and SRC) is 4.2 <= (ch2 - ch1) <= 4.8. Notice that any time ch1 is higher, this relationship becomes impossible, but there are many, many combinations with ch1 lower that work, too. On the SRB and SRC, if channel 1 is set exactly 4.5MHz lower than channel 2 then both the 1st conversion oscillators are set to the same frequency and an audible beat frequency can be heard. On the SR and SRA if channel 1 is set exactly 4.5MHz higher than channel 2 then both 1st conversion oscillators are set to the same frequency. If you set the receiver to the "bad" combination you will see the message "FREQ WARNING" on the display. Best regards, Dean Slotness
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    Lectro LR "group" tuning new feature...

    See page 15 from the manual for information on tuning groups. http://www.lectrosonics.com/US/phocadownload/LRman.pdf
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    Transmitter options for use with Lectrosonics SRA?

    See the differences between the SRA and SRB here: http://www.lectrosonics.com/Support/component/com_fsf/Itemid,717/catid,2/view,faq/ FAQ # 129
  8. Dean Slotness

    Wireless Distortion Issue - UCR211 & OST 801

    Sounds like you are describing compandor noise. Try turning the transmitter gain up and the receiver output down, this will improve the signal to noise ratio and the compandor sound should be reduced. See details regarding signal to noise here: http://www.lectrosonics.com/Support/Wireless/tn1016-transmitter-audio-gain-vs-signal-to-noise-ratio.html
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    UCR 190 loose XLR

    UCR211, 411, 411a XLR insert tightening tutorial.pdf Glad I could be of some assistance. I added a couple more steps to the tutorial to (hopefully) help with the odd stubborn unit... Best, Dean
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    UCR 190 loose XLR

    UCR211, 411, 411a XLR insert tightening tutorial.pdf Usually when we see loose XLR connectors on the UCR211, etc. the fault is a loose hex screw. The issue could also be the XLR insert itself. See the short photo tutorial on correcting this issue. Best regards, Dean Slotness Note: Slight edit to the tutorial to show the XLR adjustment required to get the proper battery door tension. BTW, a loose XLR insert or thimble should be corrected as soon as possible to prevent the XLR from being pulled out of the receiver. If the XLR is forcibly pulled from the receiver the wiring from the circuit board to the connector is likely to break...
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    UCR 190 loose XLR

    ucr190__overview_photo.pdf To tighten the XLR insert in the UCR190 the housing will need to be removed. This will get you access to the set screw. On the UCR211, 411 etc. see FAQ #091 from our website: http://www.lectrosonics.com/Support/component/com_fsf/Itemid,714/view,faqs/?option=com_fsf&Itemid=714&view=faq&catid=-2&search=%23091 Be glad to send any information required to get you fixed up. Best regards, Dean Slotness
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    UCR411a EU Compatibility Modes

    Yes, Mode 7 is compatible with the 2020 and 2040 type transmitters.
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    Whats wrong with my Lectro 195?

    Either the receiver is no longer receiving or the transmitter is no longer transmitting. It could be something as simple as a rx or tx crystal, but that would be difficult to say without the failed unit in front of me on a test bench. Joe Burtinsky at Lectrosonics Canada still works on these units, give him a call, I'm sure he can get your 195 system back to operational. Best regards, Dean Slotness Lectrosonics, Inc.
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    Lectrosonics HM

    You can install the EU or NA venue firmware into the VRM as needed. See the following link for details on the VRWB version 5.5 for NA: http://www.lectrosonics.com/category/44-firmware See here for the details and download on the VR/E01 version 5.5 for EU: http://www.lectrosonics.com/europe/category/44-firmware The VRT and VRS modules are not type specific and will work in the VRM regardless if it has EU or NA firmware.
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    Lectrosonics HM

    Pilot tone will function fine between same block EU and NA products. The block 606 and block 24 units would require pilot tone bypass to operate. You are correct about the operation of NA and EU gear; however there more to it than that. The audio levels are used in the criteria for audio processing. In short, the audio quality would be compromised if using NA and EU gear together. As the UCR411A has all compatibility modes available, this should not be a concern.