Just ran acoss this message thread. I know I'm responding many years after the fact. Maybe this will be useful to someone. I have lived in Hong Kong for 5 years and never seen a Lectrosonics unit anywhere. The local news teams and crews all use a mic with a hard wired XLR cable running across the ground, typically in a very bright color in the hope passersby don't trip over it. On occasion you see another manufactures cube on a news mic, but less common. They seem to use wireless only where hard or impossible to run a cable. I've asked local sound guys about it. Apparently a harsh RF enviroment combined with a low level permitted wattage is the cause. I think its more the latter than the former. May in part be the way its always been done here and change is hard. But just amazes me every time I see mic cables running across sidewalks! I did once see a sound guy with a bag without cables... I was amazed and talked with him about it. Turned out they were from mainland China, and he brought all that gear with him. There might be a source for Lectrosonics in Hong Kong, but I have never seen any.