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40mhz FM (HK) use in U.K

Old 06-10-2005, 11:34 AM
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Default 40mhz FM (HK) use in U.K

Hi all.
I am thinking of ordering a JR XS-3 from Hong Kong as the price is very good & they do it in a 40 mhz version . The ony think that has stopped me from ordering it is I found that the company selling the item list the frequencies that this runs on & they are a little different to the UK version of FM.

HK FM 40 mhz channels

40.610, 40.630, 40.650, 40.670, 40.690, 40.710, 40.730, 40.750



UK FM 40 mhz channels

50 66 40.665
51 67 40.675
52 68 40.685
53 69 40.695
N/A 70 40.705
54 71 40.715
55 72 40.725
56 73 40.735
N/A 74 40.745
N/A 75 40.755
57 76 40.765
58 77 40.775
59 78 40.785
N/A 79 40.795
N/A 80 40.805
81 81 40.815
82 82 40.825
83 83 40.835
N/A 84 40.845
N/A 85 40.855
84 86 40.865
85 87 40.875
86 88 40.885
N/A 89 40.895
N/A 90 40.905
87 91 40.915
88 92 40.925
89 93 40.935
N/A 94 40.945
N/A 95 40.955
90 96 40.965
91 97 40.975
92 98 40.985
N/A 99 40.995

All the Uk frequencies end with 5. Should this cause a problem with me not bieng able to race at my local club? I really like the idea of the XS3 for crystal-less operation & the price I can pick one of these up for is a bargain. Please can anyone offer any ideas on this subject before I go and buy it then regret it. Has anyone else from the UK bought a 40mhz FM set from Hong Kong and been OK to race with it?

Thanks. Rc_drifter.


Old 06-10-2005, 02:28 PM
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Default RE: 40mhz FM (HK) use in U.K

I would assume that you are not allowed to race with the HK frequencies in UK. But normally you can choose more than 20 different frequencies on the JR remote.
You can also get it in Europe where it costs 135 Euro or even better 149 Euro in the new and improved pro-version. Then you would be sure of having more than 20 legal frequencies and you wouldn't have to worry about warrantyproblems.
Furthermore there wouldn't be any extra customs or VAT to pay.
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Anychance of any links to any of those websites? I have been searching all night & cant find 1 retailer from denmark or germany who sell JR gear.
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Default RE: 40mhz FM (HK) use in U.K

JR is sold using the Graupner Brand in Germany and Denmark

Graupner XS-6 = JR XS-3
Graupner XS-6 Pro = JR XS-3 Pro.

I found the XS-6 Pro here http://www.fliegerlandshop.de for € 139,95
Unfortunately they did not want to answer my question about VAT fre shipping to Greenland, and I decided to wait for a Sensor....
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Default RE: 40mhz FM (HK) use in U.K

Ups - I forgot to mention the Graupner/JR namechange.

JRexA has shown the names absolutely right.

The shops in Denmark are very expensive, but I have used this shop before and they have very great service and are fast to email a reply if needed.

https://www.haertle.de/modellbau/sho...06_113_118_122



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Default RE: 40mhz FM (HK) use in U.K

Thanks for the help guys & the links. Its got me still scratching my head ??? I came across this web post on frequencies & it says about european countries using 41mhz

[link=http://www.rctek.com/radio/rc_model_car_radio_frequencies.html]Uk & european frequencies[/link]

I translated one of the descriptions from the http://www.fliegerlandshop.de/shop/ * from what i could read , the translation mentioned something about 41mhz aswell as mentioning 40mhz ????????

Could anyone clear this up for me?

Thanks.
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As far as I know the 41 mhz band is only used in France and primarily on R/C-aeroplanes. It's just an extra feature that most of us can't use. But there should be enough frequencies available on the 40 mhz band to avoid problems with interference.
Old 06-12-2005, 01:33 PM
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RC Drifter: The 41Mhz version is for Export only, not legal in Germany, the frequensies I have checked in Germany and Denmark corresponds quite well with your list of frequensies from the UK.
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The XS-6 can be had in a 40 mhz or a 41 mhz version, where the 41 is only for export, but the XS-6 Pro covers both the 40 and the 41 band. Most places you just aren't allowed to use the 41 frequencies.
Likewise it is propably not all the 40 mhz frequencies that are allowed in all countries, but as said earlier, there are more than enough legal frequencies to choose from. And from my own experience I can say that it's very nice to always be sure of being able to drive no matter which frequencies the other drivers have.

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