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Daniel Ellis

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what IEM frequencies to get for world tour?
« on: August 24, 2011, 08:02:42 pm »

The band I'm with wants to purchase some IEM systems to be used all over the place.. USA, Europe, South America, Africa, Japan and so on..

Are there any frequencies that won't work or won't be legal in other countries that I should know about?

Sorry if this is a dumb question I don't know much about wireless outside of the US.
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Tim McCulloch

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Re: what IEM frequencies to get for world tour?
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2011, 09:41:13 am »

The band I'm with wants to purchase some IEM systems to be used all over the place.. USA, Europe, South America, Africa, Japan and so on..

Are there any frequencies that won't work or won't be legal in other countries that I should know about?

Sorry if this is a dumb question I don't know much about wireless outside of the US.

This has come up many time in the "old forums" (link on the forums index page) and has come up at least once since the new forums went on line.  Search.

The simple answer is that you will not find a single product that will work *legally* everywhere.  Even if the unit would accommodate other assignments, in many countries (UK and Germany among others) you MUST have a license to use wireless.

I suggest you purchase systems that are legal for where you live or where you work most of the time.  Since you're a band, I'd then suggest you have the LOCAL PROMOTER hire in appropriate, licensed IEM packages in other countries you visit.
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Re: what IEM frequencies to get for world tour?
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2011, 02:52:45 pm »

The band I'm with wants to purchase some IEM systems to be used all over the place.. USA, Europe, South America, Africa, Japan and so on..

Are there any frequencies that won't work or won't be legal in other countries that I should know about?

Sorry if this is a dumb question I don't know much about wireless outside of the US.

This will be difficult to achieve.
Not just frequencies but the allowable transmit power varies by country. All the newer units from Sennheiser and Shure let you adjust this.

You can licence your USA approved units online for the UK at jfmg.com. There are online tools there to help you avoid intereference with broadcast transmitters and other licencees.
It is around 9 pounds per frequency per use. It adds up fast.

Japan has very restricted spectrum available for iem. You'll notice that manufactures have a seperate frequency block for the Japanese market.

And it just gets more complicated as you throw in more countries.

If you rent locally the vendor will have a licence already that covers there rental inventory. They will also have a good handle on what works in their area and what if any paperwork is needed from your end.

Cheers,
John
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Re: what IEM frequencies to get for world tour?
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2011, 04:01:29 pm »

If you rent locally the vendor will have a licence already that covers there rental inventory. They will also have a good handle on what works in their area and what if any paperwork is needed from your end.

Cheers,
John

thank you..  That's what I was starting to think.   Way easier to just rent locally.
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