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Offline cedarridgewx

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USA vs Europe
« on: January 16, 2019, 10:29:49 PM »
Hi,
Does anyone know if the Vantage Pro 2 Plus Wireless versions are the same units that can be used in both US as well as in Europe?
I am looking at buying one here in the US, but may need to take it to Europe over a few years. Would that be an issue?
Thanks,
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Offline vreihen

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Re: USA vs Europe
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2019, 06:23:40 AM »
It is illegal to operate 915Mhz equipment in Europe, which is why there are separate stations for Europe (that use 868Mhz IIRC).  Will the police come knocking at your door?  Probably not, but I'd be more concerned with an errant HARM missile blowing up my home thinking it was locked onto a hostile missile launcher or something.

Why not just buy a wired VP2, and not have to worry about any of this?????
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Re: USA vs Europe
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2019, 02:42:45 PM »
One option that isn't cost free. Buy the US kit, then if you move to Europe, sell your ISS (keep all the sensors) and buy an EU version. The console can be switched from US to EU frequencies frequencies but to the ISS can't.
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Re: USA vs Europe
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2019, 07:50:48 AM »
It is illegal to operate 915Mhz equipment in Europe, which is why there are separate stations for Europe (that use 868Mhz IIRC).  Will the police come knocking at your door?  Probably not, but I'd be more concerned with an errant HARM missile blowing up my home thinking it was locked onto a hostile missile launcher or something.

Why not just buy a wired VP2, and not have to worry about any of this?????
"errant HARM missle blowing up my home"
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