Question for John Willett

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colin rowe
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John.
I am going to the USA next month and have been looking at prices for The SKP100, SK100 and EK100. Even after paying all duties I can still save a small fortune over UK prices. Could you tell me if units purchased in the USA frequences can be changed to use here? on 863.000 - 865.00 licence free? It seems I might be answering my own question here. I have just downloaded The US Evolution user manual, and copied and pasted the information below.

The systems can be supplied in five frequency ranges within the UHF band.
Please note:Frequency usage is different for each country.Your Sennheiser
agent will have all the necessary details on the available legal frequencies for your area.

Range A:518 – 550 MHz,,
Range B:630 – 662 MHz,,
Range C:740 – 772 MHz,,
Range D:790 – 822 MHz,,
Range E:838 – 870 MHz.

It seems the bottom one , range E fits the bill. Please could you confirm or or not.
Thanks very much.
Colin

[This message has been edited by colin rowe (edited 22 January 2004).]

Colin Rowe

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For general use in the UK, version E is the one required.

Either Ch.70 de-regulated or Ch.69 licensed (less than £1.50 a week) for use all over the country.

However, this is not available in the USA as it is illegal to use over there and USA versions (they only stock A, B and C there) are illegal in the UK (except on a special fixed-site licence).

If you are buying a mains version don’t forget you will need to purchase a UK power supply when you get back.

Whatever else you get, I would not normally ever buying radio equipment abroad as you risk it being illegal when you bring it back (as the poor American found when he bought his unit in the UK and had it impounded by USA Customs).

Also, don’t forget you may have to pay import duty on goods purchased in the USA.

I would advise you to look here before buying in the USA, as from about Easter the systems will get better and the pocket units will shrink by about 30%.

John

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Oh – and you cannot convert one version to another.

It would involve changing the complete insides and with labour charges would be cheaper to buy a new unit.

John

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OK – now at work and the above was written very quickly from home.

What I think you will need is the ew 100-ENG G2. This is the complete system (see picture below) with plug-on transmitter, pocket transmitter, pocket receiver, new camera mount, tie microphone, mini-jack output lead and XLR output lead all in a single kit.

[img]http://www.sennheiser.com/sennheiser/icm_eng.nsf/root/products_mikrophones_g2_100_21418/$file/ew100-ENG_G2_pro2_a.jpg[/img]

This is the new G2 version and will hopefully be in the shops by Easter.

But the UK legal versions are NOT available in the USA (and an American version is illegal in the UK).

I hope this helps.

John

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colin rowe
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Thanks very much John. It is what I feared. The new kit looks very exiting. I will wait for its release. Once again, many thanks for your, as always, informed information.
Colin

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Thanks Colin - and I found out today that it could be available earlier than I expected.

John