Lectrosonics/Zaxcom Frequency Reblocking Chart

What do you need to do to make sure your wireless equipment works in the face of the oncoming 600 MHz onslaught? We've put together a handy chart to reblocking your equipment from Lectrosonics or Zaxcom. Info on wireless trade-in and rebate programs is available here.

The prices below include the labor and parts required to change the frequency, as well as $25 shipping and handling per unit to and from Lectrosonics or Zaxcom from the Gotham shop in NYC or Atlanta. Any parts beyond the frequency change will incur an additional fee.

After September 2018, all boards issued will need to be recertified by the FCC under the new rules. Discontinued products will not be getting recertified boards, so, to be safe, we strongly recommend getting your equipment reblocked before then.

We don't know when the firmware updates will be available yet, but we'll keep you updated. They'll have to be done before the end of September of 2018 to remain in FCC compliance.

Discontinued products (indicated with an *) have limited boards and parts for frequency changing available


Transmitters
Unit Frequency Change Cost Changes by Block or Band Firmware update
Wideband A1 B1 C1
HHa $420 No affected frequencies. Only 588-608 MHz will be available. Will require firmware upgrade by user and new FCC sticker. Nearly all frequencies will be illegal for use in the US. Reblock to A1 or B1. User
HMa $400 No affected frequencies. Only 588-608 MHz will be available. Will require firmware upgrade by user and new FCC sticker. Nearly all frequencies will be illegal for use in the US. Reblock to A1 or B1. User
LMb $650 No affected frequencies. Only 588-608 MHz will be available. Will require firmware upgrade by user and new FCC sticker. Nearly all frequencies will be illegal for use in the US. Reblock to A1 or B1. At factory
LT $450 No affected frequencies. Only 588-608 MHz will be available. Will require firmware upgrade by user and new FCC sticker. Nearly all frequencies will be illegal for use in the US. Reblock to A1 or B1. User
SMDWB $475 No affected frequencies. Only 588-608 MHz will be available. Will require firmware upgrade by user and new FCC sticker. Nearly all frequencies will be illegal for use in the US. Reblock to A1 or B1. User (SD card)
SMWB $475 No affected frequencies. Only 588-608 MHz will be available. Will require firmware upgrade by user and new FCC sticker. Nearly all frequencies will be illegal for use in the US. Reblock to A1 or B1. User (SD card)
SSM $600 No affected frequencies. Only 588-608 MHz will be available. Will require firmware upgrade by user and new FCC sticker. Nearly all frequencies will be illegal for use in the US. Reblock to A1 or B1. User
Unit Frequency Change Cost Changes by Block or Band Firmware update
Blocks Blocks 470, 19-22 Block 23 Blocks 24-26
HH* $420 No affected frequencies. Only 588-608 MHz will be available. Will require firmware upgrade at factory and new FCC sticker. Nearly all frequencies will be illegal for use in the US. Reblock to 470 or 19-23 At factory
HM* $400 No affected frequencies. Only 588-608 MHz will be available. Will require firmware upgrade at factory and new FCC sticker. Nearly all frequencies will be illegal for use in the US. Reblock to 470 or 19-23 At factory
IFBT4 $625 No affected frequencies. Only 588-608 MHz will be available. Will require firmware upgrade at factory and new FCC sticker. Nearly all frequencies will be illegal for use in the US. Reblock to 470 or 19-23 At factory
LMa* Not available No affected frequencies. Only 588-608 MHz will be available. Will require firmware upgrade at factory and new FCC sticker. Nearly all frequencies will be illegal for use in the US. Sell overseas or trade-in to Lectro. At factory
MM400c* Not available No affected frequencies. Only 588-608 MHz will be available. Will require firmware upgrade at factory and new FCC sticker. Nearly all frequencies will be illegal for use in the US. Sell overseas or trade-in to Lectro. At factory
SMa* Not available No affected frequencies. Only 588-608 MHz will be available. Will require firmware upgrade at factory and new FCC sticker. Nearly all frequencies will be illegal for use in the US. Sell overseas or trade-in to Lectro. At factory
SMDa* Not available No affected frequencies. Only 588-608 MHz will be available. Will require firmware upgrade at factory and new FCC sticker. Nearly all frequencies will be illegal for use in the US. Sell overseas or trade-in to Lectro. At factory
SMQa* $400 No affected frequencies. Only 588-608 MHz will be available. Will require firmware upgrade at factory and new FCC sticker. Nearly all frequencies will be illegal for use in the US. Reblock to 470 or 19-23 At factory
SMQV $450 No affected frequencies. Only 588-608 MHz will be available. Will require firmware upgrade at factory and new FCC sticker. Nearly all frequencies will be illegal for use in the US. Reblock to 470 or 19-23 At factory
SMV $450 No affected frequencies. Only 588-608 MHz will be available. Will require firmware upgrade at factory and new FCC sticker. Nearly all frequencies will be illegal for use in the US. Reblock to 470 or 19-23 At factory
UH400a* $500 No affected frequencies. Only 588-608 MHz will be available. Will require firmware upgrade at factory and new FCC sticker. Nearly all frequencies will be illegal for use in the US. Reblock to 470 or 19-23 At factory
UH400TM* $500 No affected frequencies. Only 588-608 MHz will be available. Will require firmware upgrade at factory and new FCC sticker. Nearly all frequencies will be illegal for use in the US. Reblock to 470 or 19-23 At factory
UM400 Not available No affected frequencies. Only 588-608 MHz will be available. Will require firmware upgrade at factory and new FCC sticker. Nearly all frequencies will be illegal for use in the US. Sell overseas or trade-in to Lectro. At factory
UM400a* $625 No affected frequencies. Only 588-608 MHz will be available. Will require firmware upgrade at factory and new FCC sticker. Nearly all frequencies will be illegal for use in the US. Reblock to 470 or 19-23 At factory
UT* $420 No affected frequencies. Only 588-608 MHz will be available. Will require firmware upgrade at factory and new FCC sticker. Nearly all frequencies will be illegal for use in the US. Reblock to 470 or 19-23 At factory
WM $450 No affected frequencies. Only 588-608 MHz will be available. Will require firmware upgrade at factory and new FCC sticker. Nearly all frequencies will be illegal for use in the US. Reblock to 470 or 19-23 At factory
Unit Frequency Change Cost Changes by Block or Band Firmware update
Other freq ranges
D4T Not applicable No affected frequencies. --
DB Not applicable 653-663 will have duplex gap restrictions. All other frequencies over 616 MHz will be illegal for use in the US and require firmware upgrade by user and new FCC sticker. User
DBa Not applicable 653-663 will have duplex gap restrictions. All other frequencies over 616 MHz will be illegal for use in the US and require firmware upgrade by user and new FCC sticker. User
M4T Not applicable No affected frequencies. --

 

Receivers
(You are not required to modify receivers, but, of course, you may need to change the frequency range to match your reblocked transmitter)
Unit Frequency Change Cost Changes by Block or Band Firmware update
Wideband A1 B1 C1
LR $575 No affected frequencies. Only 588-608 MHz will be available. If matching transmitter gets firmware upgrade, will need firmware upgrade by user and new FCC sticker. Nearly all frequencies will be illegal for use in the US. Reblock to A1 or B1. User
SRc $825 No affected frequencies. Only 588-608 MHz will be available. If matching transmitter gets firmware upgrade, will need firmware upgrade by user or at Gotham using SRUSB endplate.and new FCC sticker. Nearly all frequencies will be illegal for use in the US. Reblock to A1 or B1. User or at Gotham (requires USB endplate)
VRT2 $425 No affected frequencies. Only 588-608 MHz will be available. If matching transmitter gets firmware upgrade, will need firmware upgrade by user and new FCC sticker. Nearly all frequencies will be illegal for use in the US. Reblock to A1 or B1. User (w/ Venue 2)
Unit Frequency Change Cost Changes by Block or Band Firmware update
Blocks Blocks 470, 19-23 Block 23 Blocks 24-26
IFBR1a (UHF ONLY) $350 No affected frequencies. Only 588-608 MHz will be available. If matching transmitter gets firmware upgrade, will need firmware upgrade at factory and new FCC sticker. Nearly all frequencies will be illegal for use in the US. Reblock to 470 or 19-23 At factory
SR* $1050 (includes conversion to SRb) No affected frequencies. Only 588-608 MHz will be available. If matching transmitter gets firmware upgrade, will need firmware upgrade at factory and new FCC sticker. Nearly all frequencies will be illegal for use in the US. Reblock to 470 or 19-23. Unit will be converted to SRb. At factory
SRa* $1050 (includes conversion to SRb) No affected frequencies. Only 588-608 MHz will be available. If matching transmitter gets firmware upgrade, will need firmware upgrade at factory and new FCC sticker. Nearly all frequencies will be illegal for use in the US. Reblock to 470 or 19-23. Unit will be converted to SRb. At factory
SRb (with SuperSlot) $645 No affected frequencies. Only 588-608 MHz will be available. If matching transmitter gets firmware upgrade, will need firmware upgrade at factory and new FCC sticker. Nearly all frequencies will be illegal for use in the US. Reblock to 470 or 19-23 At factory
SRb (without SuperSlot) $645 No affected frequencies. Only 588-608 MHz will be available. If matching transmitter gets firmware upgrade, will need firmware upgrade at factory and new FCC sticker. Nearly all frequencies will be illegal for use in the US. Reblock to 470 or 19-23 At factory
R400a $650 No affected frequencies. Only 588-608 MHz will be available. If matching transmitter gets firmware upgrade, will need firmware upgrade at factory and new FCC sticker. Nearly all frequencies will be illegal for use in the US. Reblock to 470 or 19-23 At factory
UCR100 $375 No affected frequencies. Only 588-608 MHz will be available. If matching transmitter gets firmware upgrade, will need firmware upgrade at factory and new FCC sticker. Nearly all frequencies will be illegal for use in the US. Reblock to 470 or 19-23 At factory
UCR401* $420 No affected frequencies. Only 588-608 MHz will be available. If matching transmitter gets firmware upgrade, will need firmware upgrade at factory and new FCC sticker. Nearly all frequencies will be illegal for use in the US. Reblock to 470 or 19-23 At factory
UCR411a $850 No affected frequencies. Only 588-608 MHz will be available. If matching transmitter gets firmware upgrade, will need firmware upgrade at factory and new FCC sticker. Nearly all frequencies will be illegal for use in the US. Reblock to 470 or 19-23 At factory
VRS/E01 $335 No affected frequencies. Only 588-608 MHz will be available. If matching transmitter gets firmware upgrade, will need firmware upgrade by user and new FCC sticker. Nearly all frequencies will be illegal for use in the US. Reblock to 470 or 19-23 User (w/ Venue)
VRT $400 No affected frequencies. Only 588-608 MHz will be available. If matching transmitter gets firmware upgrade, will need firmware upgrade by user and new FCC sticker. Nearly all frequencies will be illegal for use in the US. Reblock to 470 or 19-23 User (w/ Venue)
Unit Frequency Change Cost Changes by Block or Band Firmware update
Full UHF L (470-691 MHz) M (537-786 MHz) H (640-786 MHz)
Octopack $575 653-663 will have duplex gap restrictions. All other frequencies over 616 MHz will be illegal for use in the US, but can be ignored. Reblock to L Reblock to L --
VRM $900 653-663 will have duplex gap restrictions. All other frequencies over 616 MHz will be illegal for use in the US, but can be ignored. Reblock to L Reblock to L --
VRFIELD* $900 653-663 will have duplex gap restrictions. All other frequencies over 616 MHz will be illegal for use in the US, but can be ignored. Reblock to L Reblock to L --
Other freq ranges
D4R Not applicable No affected frequencies. --
DR Not applicable 653-663 will have duplex gap restrictions. All other frequencies over 616 MHz will be illegal for use in the US, but can be ignored. --
M4R Not applicable No affected frequencies. --
DRM Not applicable 653-663 will have duplex gap restrictions. All other frequencies over 616 MHz will be illegal for use in the US, but can be ignored. --

Discontinued products (indicated with an *) have limited boards and parts for frequency changing available

Zaxcom
Transmitters and Transceivers
Unit Frequency Change Cost Changes by Block or Band Firmware update
Wideband #.5 #.6
ZMT3 $200 No affected frequencies. 653-663 will have duplex gap restrictions. All other frequencies over 616 MHz will be illegal for use in the US. Will require firmware upgrade by user and new FCC sticker. Reblocking to 3.5 recommended. User
ZMT3-HM $200 No affected frequencies. 653-663 will have duplex gap restrictions. All other frequencies over 616 MHz will be illegal for use in the US. Will require firmware upgrade by user and new FCC sticker. Reblocking to 3.5 recommended. User
ZMT3-HH $200 No affected frequencies. 653-663 will have duplex gap restrictions. All other frequencies over 616 MHz will be illegal for use in the US. Will require firmware upgrade by user and new FCC sticker. Reblocking to 3.5 recommended. User
TRXLA3 $200 No affected frequencies. 653-663 will have duplex gap restrictions. All other frequencies over 616 MHz will be illegal for use in the US. Will require firmware upgrade by user and new FCC sticker. Reblocking to 3.5 recommended. User
TRXFB $200 No affected frequencies. 653-663 will have duplex gap restrictions. All other frequencies over 616 MHz will be illegal for use in the US. Will require firmware upgrade by user and new FCC sticker. Reblocking to 3.5 recommended. User

TRXLA2*

$550 No affected frequencies. 653-663 will have duplex gap restrictions. All other frequencies over 616 MHz will be illegal for use in the US. Reblocking to 2.5 recommended.  
TRXLAS $200 No affected frequencies. 653-663 will have duplex gap restrictions. All other frequencies over 616 MHz will be illegal for use in the US. Will require firmware upgrade by user and new FCC sticker. Reblocking to 3.5 recommended. User
TRXLT2* $550 No affected frequencies. 653-663 will have duplex gap restrictions. All other frequencies over 616 MHz will be illegal for use in the US. Reblocking to 2.5 recommended.  
TRX743 $200 No affected frequencies. 653-663 will have duplex gap restrictions. All other frequencies over 616 MHz will be illegal for use in the US. Will require firmware upgrade by user and new FCC sticker. Reblocking to 3.5 recommended. User
Blocks Blocks 20-23 Blocks 24-26
MMAXX Not available No affected frequencies. Nearly all frequencies will be illegal for use in the US. Sell overseas.
QRX100 $550 No affected frequencies. Nearly all frequencies will be illegal for use in the US. Reblock to 20-23.
TRX700* Not available No affected frequencies. Nearly all frequencies will be illegal for use in the US. Sell overseas.
TRX900* Not available No affected frequencies. Nearly all frequencies will be illegal for use in the US. Sell overseas.
TRX900AA* Not available No affected frequencies. Nearly all frequencies will be illegal for use in the US. Sell overseas.
TRX900CL* Not available No affected frequencies. Nearly all frequencies will be illegal for use in the US. Sell overseas.
TRX990* Not available No affected frequencies. Nearly all frequencies will be illegal for use in the US. Sell overseas.
TRX992* Not available No affected frequencies. Nearly all frequencies will be illegal for use in the US. Sell overseas.
TRX942* Not available No affected frequencies. Nearly all frequencies will be illegal for use in the US. Sell overseas.
Other freq ranges
IFB200 Not applicable
Receivers
(You are not required to modifty receivers, but, of course, you may need to change the frequency range to match your reblocked transmitter)
Blocks Blocks 20-23 Blocks 24-26

QRX100

$550 No affected frequencies. 653-663 will have duplex gap restrictions. All other frequencies over 616 MHz will be illegal for use in the US. Reblock to 20-23 recommended.
QRX235 $550 No affected frequencies. 653-663 will have duplex gap restrictions. All other frequencies over 616 MHz will be illegal for use in the US. Reblock to 20-23 recommended.
RX900M Not available No affected frequencies. 653-663 will have duplex gap restrictions. All other frequencies over 616 MHz will be illegal for use in the US. Sell overseas.
RX900S Not available No affected frequencies. 653-663 will have duplex gap restrictions. All other frequencies over 616 MHz will be illegal for use in the US. Sell overseas.
Other freq ranges
ERX3TCD Not applicable
RX200 Not applicable
QRX212 Not applicable
SRX220 Not applicable