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Two way radio for tech crew

Postby Marty Frolick » Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:34 pm

Hi, folks.
I am looking for a two-way system for my stage manager, sound techs, and lighting techs, to communicate with during rehearsal and show times. My budget is $1,800 (Canadian currency).
I would like advice on brands, options, and any foreseeable issues with frequency interference -- we are running about 13 Sennheiser wireless headsets on frequencies ranging from 530 MHz to 610 MHz. Any ideas, advice would be much appreciated.
I am currently looking at Eartec UL4S Ultimate 4-person headset system. it operates on RF 1728 GHz and specifies frequency of 1920 to 1930 Hz.
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Re: Two way radio for tech crew

Postby resistorman » Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:20 am

Once you start getting up into that frequency range, you do have more problems getting through walls, so that could be a consideration if the crew is backstage. Think about WiFi penetration through buildings.
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Re: Two way radio for tech crew

Postby Marty Frolick » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:13 pm

Thanks! I mistyped those last frequencies - those should be 1920 to 1930 MHz (not Hz) but I'm guessing you caught that anyway!
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Re: Two way radio for tech crew

Postby Sam Spoons » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:00 pm

I assume you are aware of licensing/frequency allocation requirements in you country/region, but for the benefit of anybody finding this thread later, you need to be aware of.........
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