In a 2017 FCC auction, the 600 MHz wireless frequency was sold to a private entity, and the FCC is requiring that all wireless technology utilizing the frequency to be discontinued. This includes instrument wireless microphones, in-ear monitoring systems and wireless for video.
The 600 mHz frequency is being reallocated to future cellular telephone data networks, and the carrier is conducting testing in Kansas now and will begin deployment throughout the state by the end of 2018. Wireless systems in this frequency range are likely to begin encountering interference as this deployment begins. Manufacturers including Shure, Sennheiser, and Audio-Technica are currently offering rebates for customers affected by this change.
We at McClelland Sound are ready to guide you through this transition. Contact us to see if your wireless system is affected and how to best meet your wireless needs in the future.