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  • Audio-technica transmitter with other brand receiver? In UK?

    Hi all. First post. Newbie.

    I'm in the US but I'm traveling to the UK for a show. I have a new Audio-Tecnica ATW-R3100bC that I use with a headworn mic. I would rather not travel with the receiver because it's a brick. But the venue does not have any headworn mic's and my mic only has an AT connector. 

    I haven't been able to speak directly to their AV guy, but I got a message that I should bring my mic and the transmitter and use their receiver. I don't know what brand their receiver is. But it's just radio signals, right? I should be able to find a compatible frequency, yes? And what about it being in the UK? Do they have different radio standards? 

    Sorry to be so ignorant, but you gotta start somewhere!

    Thanks,

    Eva


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    Yes, different countries use different frequencies. Half of your equipment probably won't work with half of their equipment unless it was all bought in the same county. And even then, you don't want to risk transmitting on unauthorized frequencies.

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    • evamoon
      evamoon commented
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      Thanks. So do you recommend renting something in the UK? I love my mic - It's a Countryman e6i headworn. But only if it actually works.


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    Your best bet is to rent a system over there.  They use completely different frequencies than in the USA.  And in Europe they seem to take the rules very seriously. 

    Don Boomer

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    • agedhorse
      agedhorse commented
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      dboomer wrote:

      Your best bet is to rent a system over there.  They use completely different frequencies than in the USA.  And in Europe they seem to take the rules very seriously. 


      Agreed, as well as some brands encode specific information within the transmitted signals that are not universally received. I am thinking specifically about squelch control signals, data telemetry signals, etc.

      For example, the Audio Technica 2000 and 3000 series are not compatible even using identical frequencies.



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